Breaking: NNPC reveals when refinery rehabilitation in Portharcourt will be completed, speaks on job creation

May 7, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has kicked off construction work in the Port Harcourt Refinery rehabilitation project with a firm commitment not to fail Nigerians. A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr. Kennie Obateru, quoted the NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Refineries & Petrochemicals, Engr. Mustapha Yakubu, as saying that everything was Read More

Call for military intervention in Nigeria irresponsible – Oshiomhole

May 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has described as ‘irresponsible’ for anybody to call on military to overthrown a democratically elected government before because of challenges facing the country. The former Edo state governor said the world, including Nigeria have agreed that never again “unelected Angels will govern.” Speaking Friday in Abuja when Read More

Keystone Bank commends Nasarawa farmers, drums support for group

May 7, 2021 Editor 0

Management team of new generation bank, Keystone Bank, has commended the expansion project of farmers in Nasarawa state after a surprise visit to the farm on Wednesday, saying the team was impressed with the ongoing expansion at the farm. A team from Lagos and North Central led by Divisional Head, Abuja-Wuse Division, Mr. Akinsanmi Falaki, paid a visit to the Read More

Nigeria, neighbouring countries can deal with lingering insecurity, South Korea ready for collaboration – Envoy

May 7, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Young-Chae Kim, has said that Nigerians and their neighbours can deal decisively with lingering insecurity issues bedevilling their country. The Ambassador who spoke when in a briefing with Journalists to mark his 100 days in office said Nigeria like any other country has the primary duty of securing its territory. Ambassador Kim however expressed his Read More

Group kicks against plot to destabilise Buhari’s government

May 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria First movement says it will resist any attempt by vested interests to destabilise President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The pan-Nigerian organisation said it is aware of the plot by disgruntled elements hiding under the nomenclature of activism to perpetrate evil in the country through the sponsorship of acts of violence along ethnic and religious lines. Nigeria First which raised Read More

Insecurity: Between Ortom’s crocodile tears and the Presidency

May 6, 2021 Simon Wayo 0

Governor of Benue state, Mr. Samuel Ortom is a disingenuous thespian. He seeks to recreate the absurdist theatre of ancient Greek, but replicates it very poorly. But in his die-hard posture of dramatizing the bizarre, the Governor competes for fame, which sophistry has outclassed Sophocles, the great Greek playwright. Governor Ortom is recognized nationally and even globally, as the master Read More

NASS ‘ll ensure return of Nigerian students trapped in Volcanic Caribbean Island – Lawan

May 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has assured Nigerian students currently stranded in the Southern Caribbean nation hit by volcanic explotions that the National Assembly will intervene to ensure that they are safely brought back home. Lawan gave the assurance in response to a request for Intervention by the Consul General of the Island Nation of St. Vincent and the Read More

Nigerians’ quest for overseas studies

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

A new report published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), a global foreign-policy think tank, to the effect that a significant percentage of the £30 million contributed annually to the United Kingdom’s education sector by politicians in West Africa come from Nigeria is a cause for concern by the managers of Nigeria’s economy. The situation is not only Read More

You’re haunted by your shadows, PDP tells presidency, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the allegation by the  Presidency that some Nigerians were plotting a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership, as a resort to “blackmail in the face of failure”.PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Tuesday noted that “rather than live up to the responsibilities of office by taking charge and Read More

Why FG won’t hike electricity tariff – Minister

May 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, Friday,  disclosed that it is not planning to hike the electricity tariff. Rather, he said, Nigerians should expect an increased efficiency in the power sector. The clarification came amidst reports of possible major increase in the price of electricity by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)  that has dominated the public space. The minister Read More

Sports Ministry, AFN move to secure Olympic Relay qualifications for Nigeria

April 30, 2021 Editor 0

Following the refusal of the Polish Embassy in Nigeria to issue entry visa to Nigeria’s contingent to the World Relays starting on Saturday in Silesia, Poland, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have moved to ensure Nigeria qualifies for the five relay events at the Tokyo Olympics. This was disclosed by Read More

Issues on digital economy

April 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

In spite of all the attempts being made by the previous and present governments, including establishing a Ministry of Communication and ‘Digital Economy’, Nigeria may not be able to achieve keying into the world and benefits of digital economy because she lacks the basic requirement for the scheme. Central to the functioning of a digital economy anywhere in the world Read More

Presidency, APC insensitive to Nigeria’s security challenges – PDP

April 29, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has the silence by the Presidency in the face of terrorists’ occupation, mass killings, kidnappings, acts of banditry and escalated insecurity enveloping all parts of the nation further confirms President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) are insensitive. The party in statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Wednesday lamented that “the decision Read More

Nigeria, UAE soon to close differences – NCAA assures

April 29, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Director-General, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Musa Nuhu, has assured Nigerians that the federal government was sorting out concerns with Emirates Airlines, as it had engaged the United Arab Emirates and would soon close the differences between the two countries. Speaking on behalf of the aviation industry at the COVID-19 Presidential Steering Committee meeting, Nuhu said, the Presidential Steering Read More

Banditry: Edo senator escapes death

April 28, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP Edo Central), was on Monday, attacked twice by suspected bandits along Okenne-Lokoja and Lokoja-Abaji roads. Ordia who heads the Senate committee on Local and Foreign Debts, lamented to  newsmen on Wednesday on  how  escaped death by whiskers, when the daredevil suspected bandits opened fire on his convoy, while returning to Abuja from his hometown in Edo Read More

APC chieftain, Jaji reveals how to end kidnapping, banditry in 3 months

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and immediate past chairman, House committee on internal security, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, has called on National Assembly to budget a special fund for the security agencies to acquire sophisticated weapons. Jaji said if the executive and the legislature could agree on such special fund for the security agencies to acquire Read More

PDP, other hired contractors can’t blackmail Pantami to resign – Forum

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Professionals’ Forum (PPF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians at large to ignore the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other “hired contractors” calling for the sack of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Ibrahim Isa Ali Pantami. The forum said the opposition party and Read More

My relationship with Buhari cordial, frank, honest – Tinubu

April 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has dispelled insinuation of crisis between him and President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that his relationship with the President “cordial, frank and honest.” Tinubu, however, asked Nigerians to support for the President’s efforts at addressing the increasing security challenges facing the country. Asiwaju made the appeal shortly Read More

Air force ‘blunder’: Group demands Amao’s sack

April 27, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Citizens Action for Peace and Justice (CAPJ), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, and reappoint a competent person that will deliver in the war against terror without mindless excuses and blunders. The group was reacting to report that an air force fighter jet mistakenly fired at Read More

UFC to fight in Africa in 2022 in honour of Kanaru Usman

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As Nigerian born African champion, Kanaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal to retain world MMA title as the world welterweight champion in the early hours of Sunday 25th April 2021 (WAT), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to stage the 2022 champions fight in Africa in honour of the current champion.  Following Kamaru Usman’s electrifying title defense, at the weekend, the Read More

Imo: Ibezim receives Certificate of Return, assures Okigwe of impactful representation

April 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

After a long legal tussle, the Senator-elect representing Imo North senatorial, Chukwuma Frank Ibezim has received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), assuring the people of Okigwe of impactful representation that will bridge the void in development of the area. Speaking to journalists at a pre-inauguration dinner held in his honour weekend in Abuja, Ibezim Read More

Group demands Fashola’s resignation over deplorable Abuja-Keffi road

April 25, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A group of concerned road users, under the umbrella of The Road Users Development Network of Nigeria, have berated the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for deplorable conditions of the Abuja-Keffi Expressway. The group said the Minister abandoning such an important federal road is not only a betrayal of public confidence,  but an offence to humanity, saying the Minister Read More

Banditry: Uba Sani wants service chiefs to redouble efforts

April 24, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

Senator Uba Sanii (APC, Kaduna Central) has tasked the service chiefs to redouble the fight against banditry with all seriousness in order to ensure a defeat of all bandits and other criminal elements. This, according to the lawmaker, is one sure means of saving the country from the painful daily bloodletting. Senator Sani said the National Assembly also restated the  Read More

At last, Rita Edochie breaks silence day after death of Ada Jesus

April 22, 2021 Editor 0

,Veteran movie star Rita Edochie has now taken to her social media page to react to the sad demise of popular Comedienne Ada Jesus. Edochie spoke amidst the backlash she received from Nigerians. Many Nigerians started to point accusing fingers at Edochie after Ada Jesus finally gave up the ghost. In a series of online post, the actress has now Read More