Kwara communities lament influx of displaced persons

The Kwara State South Advancement Agenda (KSAA) has lamented the influx of internally displaced persons in the state.The Chairman of the body, Mr. Opeyemi Olabanji spoke yesterday at a press briefing in Ilorin, the state capital.He said about three per cent of the entire Nigerian land mass is currently utilised as either national parks or […]

Doctors want National Assembly to pass bill establishing NCDC

NMA urges FG to quickly commission virology centres In a bid to stop the high mortality and morbidity of Lassa fever and other infectious epidemic diseases in the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the National Assembly to pass the bill establishing the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as a matter […]

Oil, gas sector’s indebtedness to Nigerian banks hits N3.58t

• Power, energy sector loans reach N453.9bn Nigeria’s oil and gas sector indebtedness to banks reached N3.58 trillion as at the fourth quarter of 2017.This is, however, higher than the N3.55 trillion, which the sector recorded during the third quarter of the same year.Besides, the country’s electricity sector loans from banks decreased from N459 billion […]

Federal Government re-appoints consortium of banks on $2.5 billion Eurobond

The Federal Government yesterday announced the appointment of a consortium of banks including Citi Group, Standard Chartered, Stanbic IBTC, Whitten-Case and African Practice to handle the $2.5 billion Eurobond. Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun gave the indication while also briefing newsmen on the $2.5 billion external borrowing for refinancing after the weekly Federal Executive Council […]

I have no political candidate, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday declared that he was not planning to  impose any candidate on Nigeria  in 2019, saying, he remained an elder statesman with passion for greater Nigeria. Obasanjo  spoke during a courtesy visit by a youth group from Delta State, led  by a governorship aspirant, Frank Ufuoma Esanubi, at the Olusegun Obasanjo […]

Nigerian Army to begin Operation Cat Race to tackle Herdsmen Killings

The Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that it will conduct a special exercise tagged: “Ayem Akpatuma’’ – “Cat Race” to tackle recurring herdsmen/farmers clashes and criminal activities in Benue, Taraba, and four other states. The other states are: Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger and Kaduna states. The exercise, according to Maj.-Gen. David Ahmadu, the Chief of Training and […]

“We have enough facilities”: Governor Ganduje asks Herdsmen to Relocate to Kano

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has asked that herdsmen around the country relocate to his state, Punch reports. Ganduje, speaking at a free vaccination exercise of 1 million cattle organised by his administration, said his state has enough land for grazing to accommodate herdsmen all around the country. Ganduje, at the exercise titled “Towards Conservation of Livestock Resource and […]

Peter Obi, Ben Murray-Bruce, Fela Durotoye charge Nigerians in Diaspora to Invest in the Country

Nigerians in diaspora have been tasked on the need to change their negative mindset about their country and join hands and resources to help build the Nigeria of everyone’s dream. Former Governor of Anambra Peter Obi, Senators Ben Murray-Bruce and Shaaba Lafiaji, and motivational speaker Fela Durotoye, made the call at the Nigerian-American Business Forum in Florida. Others who spoke […]

South Africa: Zuma to face party top guns

Zero refining capacity costs airlines 500 million litres fuel shortage yearly 2 hours ago Drama, confusion as Babangida ‘disowns’ quit advice to Buhari 2 hours ago Ohakim threatens to protest naked against non-payment of Imo judges 2 hours ago Abdulrasheed Maina The six most powerful officials in South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) are […]

Maina sues Magu, EFCC over alleged defamation of character

The embattled former chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Pension Reform, Abdulrasheed Maina, has sued the Chairman of the Economic and. Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu and the EFCC over allegation of defamation of character. In the suit dated January 15, 2018 by his counsel, Mr. James Onyilo, before a High Court of Justice, […]