CUPP condemns invasion of Justice Odili’s Abuja residence

October 31, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the Friday invasion of the Abuja residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, by armed security agents. The CUPP, which expressed shock over the development, further condemned, what it described as ungodly and illegal invasion. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said Read More

VAT: Osun gets 14.7b in 2020

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government received N14,725,950,020.87 as Value Added Tax (VAT) from the federal government in the year 2020, it was gathered. The VAT, according to the audited financial accounts of the state for the 2020 fiscal year presented by the state Auditor General, Folorunsho Adesina, Tuesday, was part of N31,298,936,478.49 total amount received as statutory allocation for the year. The statutory allocation Read More

Ranching: PDP condemns Umahi for secretly collecting N6bn

August 26, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter Thursday lambasted governor David Umahi for secretly collecting the sum of 6 billion naira for ranching programme in the state. Special Assistant to President Buhari, Gabar Shehu had on Wednesday night in program on channels television revealed that Ebonyi among three other state in the federation accessed 24 billion naira for ranching. Read More

NDDC: Contractors urge Akpabio, Akwa to pay balance of money owe them

August 12, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A coalition of Niger Delta contractors have beckoned on the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio and the Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Effiong Akwa, to pay the balance of money owed contractors.  As contained in a statement by its chairman and secretary, Engr Kelvin Douglas and  Preye Briggs, Thursday, the coalition said their members Read More

Zamfara APC crisis: Yari accuses Gov Matawalle of trying to take over party

August 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The former Governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has accused the state Governor, Bello Matawalle, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) of fueling the crisis in the party by demanding a-70 per cent takeover of the party structure at all levels. Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Yari accused the Governor Matawalle-led group of going against the subsisting Read More

Women welcome Armed Forces of Nigeria’s gender policy

August 3, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

BENJAMIN SAMSON in this piece examines the quest by the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to implement the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) on Women Peace and Security through its gender policy. Nigeria is signatory to several commitments on women, peace, and security, as well as gender responsive and gender balanced security sector. More specifically, the UN Security Council Resolution Read More

PGF boss calls for review of APC manifesto to strengthen national unity

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman, has called for the review of manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to strengthen political initiatives for national unity.  The PGF boss made the call amidst the challenge of national unity facing Nigeria. According to him, the big question is whether the Read More

FCMB records N43bn gross earnings in Q1

July 7, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

FCMB group Plc has released its scorecard for the first quarter financial period ended March 31, 2021, reporting gross earnings of N43 billiion. The company result submitted at the Nigerian Exchange showed a drop of 12 per cent in earnings compared with N49 billion reported in the comparative period of 2020. Profit before tax also went down by 22.2 per Read More

New $1.3 billion fertilizer plant ready in months – Buhari

March 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said a new basic chemicals platform worth $1.3b that will produce ammonia and fertilizers in Nigeria will be ready for commissioning in the coming months.Speaking at an audience with Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN), the president said the new plant would be built in partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco.   ‘‘His Read More