Posts by Fatima Yahaya

ECOWAS to set up solidarity fund to rebuild North East

Mr. Edward Singhatey, the Vice President, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission says that plans are on-going to establish a solidarity Fund for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the North-East. Singhatey made this known on Tuesday in Abuja

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FG appeals CCT acquittal of Saraki

The Federal Government has appealed a court ruling that acquitted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, of charges of corruption and false declaration of assets. The Court of Conduct Tribunal last week cleared the Senate President of 13-count charge of corruption

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MUSLIMS FAITHFUL PRAYI

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Monday said the appearance of the first astronomical lunar crescent for June 2017 will be recorded in Nigeria on June 25, 2017, between 6: 29p.m and 8:40 p.m., the Nations newspaper

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Tell Buhari to restructure Nigeria, Nwabueze urges Osinbajo

Revered lawyer and elder statesman, Prof . Ben Nwabueze (SAN ), has advised acting President Yemi Osinbajo to appeal to his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, to embrace fiscal federalism and regionalism. Nwabueze said this during the public presentation of his

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Shut up or I expose your wife, Amaechi threatens Wike

The Minister of Transportation , Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday verbally attacked his successor , Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State , and threatened to expose the governor ’s wife “ if he (Wike) does not shut up his mouth. ”

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Paris refund: Firm returns governor’s N500m to EFCC

A mortgage firm has returned to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the N500 million said to be part of the Paris Club refund kept with it by a governor. The EFCC is probing the London-Paris Club refund following

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30 youths invaded my palace, abducted me, wife, burnt vehicles – Delta monarch

THE traditional ruler of Egbudu-Aka, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State, Obi Paul Nzemeka Obi-Okolie, rescued by the Police, about a fortnight ago, has related how assailants presumably from a rival clique in the monarchy, allegedly sponsored by his

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300 workers quit Kano Internal Revenue Services’ job over N35, 000 salary

Barely three months after their employment , not less than 300 of the 765 graduates engaged as revenue collectors , with the Kano Internal Revenue Services were believed to have dumped their job , due mainly to a paltry salary

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Budget: FG to release N350bn for capital projects

The Federal Government is set to release the first tranche of capital release of N350bn to its Ministries , Departments and Agencies for implementation of the 2017 budget . The Minister of Finance , Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed this on

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Alleged N400m fraud: Metuh writes DSS to allow Dasuki to testify as witness

Erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who is facing trial over allegation that he received N400million prior to the 2015 general election, on Monday, insisted on calling the detained former National Security Adviser,

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Alleged N1.1bn scam: Dariye begs court to adjourn trial

Former Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye, on Monday begged an FCT High Court in Gudu to adjourn his trial over alleged N1.1 billion scam on medical grounds. Dariye, who is facing a 21-count charge of money laundering and diversion of state

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FEC approves N464m for purchase of 67 vehicles for FRSC

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved 464 million naira for the purchase of 67 vehicles for the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). The purchase of the vehicles is with a view to strengthen the commission’s capacity

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FG donates N35m sports equipment to Katsina primary schools

The National Lottery Commission in conjunction with National Lottery Trust Fund on Tuesday donated sports equipment worth N35 million 60 primary schools in Katsina State. The sporting facilities purchased by the government are football, volleyball, lawn tennis, basketball, athletics, badminton,

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CBN not planning to amend Forex Act’

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said it was not planning to amend the Foreign Exchange Act or recommend jail term for anyone that holds the dollar for more than 30 days. Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr. Isaac

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Economy sinks deeper into recession

Goods and services produced in Nigeria between July and September 2016 have dropped lower as the nation grapples with economic slow down. Companies and other economic agents in the country are producing far below their capacities as Nigeria’s economic slump

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Govt alone can’t bring about needed development — Ekweremadu

DEPUTY Senate, President Ike Ekweremadu, has stressed the need for well- meaning Nigerians to support in the provision of social amenities, saying government alone could not engender development. According to him, it has become imperative for individuals to assist government

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Pirated product as poisonous as adulterated drug – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that “a pirated product is as poisonous as an adulterated drug” and urged stakeholders to take necessary steps to stem piracy. The minister said this on Sunday night in

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APC is disintegrating, Buhari must save it now – Former Party Chairman

A former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State, Hakeem Baba- Ahmed, said President Muhammadu Buhari must intervene to fix the crisis in the party and save it from disintegration. Mr. Baba-Ahmed made the appeal in an

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Amaechi to Igbo: Stop lamenting, conquer with what you have

ELDER statesman and first republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi is unhappy with Igbo for constantly bemoaning their situation in Nigeria, telling them to stop lamenting their loss of political power in the country because they could still conquer

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State of the nation: Everyone benefited from corruption – Bolaji Akinyemi

A FORMER Minister of External Affairs, Prof Bolaji Akinyemi has said that the current hardship in Nigeria was birthed by the wrong application of resources by Nigerians, noting that everyone benefited from the circle of systemic corruption in the country.

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