Nigeria is broke, says Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed declared on Wednesday that the country is in dire straits and lacks enough funds to meet its financial obligations. The Minister stated this in Abuja while explaining the decision of the

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Full text of Labour’s statement during anti-fuel price hike protest

1. The Federal Government through the Minister of state and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Wednesday last week withdrew PETROL or premium motor spirit (PMS) subsidy, raising the price from N86 to

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Niger Delta Avengers and bombing of oil pipe lines: FG’s high-level delegation meet in Delta region

By Hector Spiff   In an effort to find a lasting solution to the current activities of the Niger Delta Avengers, the ‎Federal Government, through the office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of

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Missing Chibok schoolgirl found alive in Sambisa forest

One of the missing girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state was yesterday found alive by a local vigilante outfit in Sambisa forest close to Nigeria’s border with Cameroon. Members of the Civilian

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FG invokes no work, no pay as NLC begins strike

As the Comrade Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, begins strike to protest the increase in petrol pump price from N86:50 to N145 a litre, the federal government has warned civil servants against taking part in the

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Darkness looms as nationwide electricity supply drops to 1,400mw

The total amount of power available to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, to distribute to home and offices across Nigeria has dropped to 1,400 megawatts, MW, as at 12midnight, Tuesday 17th, May, 2016, sparking fears of the country being

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Fuel price hike: Ignore court judgment and protest, Balarabe Musa tells Nigerians

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has reiterated its call on Nigerians masses and civil to ignore the Labour unions and protest against the increment of pump price of petrol despite judgment of the Industrial Court stopping planned strike

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Did Jonathan Leave an Empty Treasury? Let’s Check the Figures

By Femi Hassan   On Friday May 6, 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the appropriation bill into law. The signing into law of the bill for many signifies a kick start of economic activities in the country. The question on

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Stop destroying national assets, Dickson warns Niger Delta youths

Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson said on Tuesday in Yenagoa that resurgence of violence in the Niger Delta region would compound the developmental and environmental challenges facing the area. He, therefore, cautioned youth groups in the Niger Delta

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Opinion: Why Weird Trump Can Win, By SKC Ogbonnia

Many assume Donald J. Trump can not win the US presidential election this November because he is widely viewed as weird for someone aspiring to lead the free world. But often lost in the debate is that America is not

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We’re helpless over diversion of LG funds by governors – Chairmen lament

Chairmen of the local government areas in the country, under the umbrella of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON have lamented what they termed reckless diversion of council funds by state governors, regretting that they are handicapped by

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Biafra: If President Buhari Remains General Buhari

By Ezennaya, Publicity Secretary of Abia APGA   Shortly after the declaration of General Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the March 28th 2015 Presidential election in Nigeria, it was carried in the news that the Daura General has dumped

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Fuel hike: Court halts planned strike as Catholic Church begs labour to have rethink

The National Industrial Court, NIC, has asked the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, to suspend its planned strike, pending the hearing and determination of a suit brought before it by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN.

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Sponsor of Grazing Bill defends proposed legislation, says public outcry unnecessary

The lawmaker, who sponsored the contentious National Grazing Routes and Reserves Bill, Hon. Sunday Karimi has come out to state that many Nigerians who are strongly opposing the proposed legislation have not even read and digested the content. This was

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Obasanjo regrets not privatizing NNPC

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed his regrets for failing to privatise the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, during the eight years he was in office as president. This was as he advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government

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Opinion: TB Joshua named in Ghana armed robbery suspect

By Tawia Acheampong   A shocking new twist has emerged in the tale of the armed robber who was re-arrested in Ghana on Monday 16th May 2016 after controversially absconding under police guard. According to a Facebook post by popular

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UTME: JAMB, stakeholders meet on June 2 to fix cut-off points

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has concluded all processes to kick-start the 2016 admission exercise.   The organisation will on June 2 hold its policy meeting and fix cut-off points for all courses.   The decision was sequel to the successful completion of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination

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Editorial: As the inevitability of deregulation hikes petrol price to N145

Last Wednesday, a new price regime for Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, was announced by the Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu. The regime jacked up the price of the product from N86.50 to the

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IYC predicts more hostilities in Niger Delta as Ateke calls Avengers desperate criminals

Ijaw youths under the umbrella of Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, IYC, have warned that there would be more hostilities in the Niger Delta region if President Muhammadu Buhari failed to probe the “unfair allocation of oil blocs in the country”.

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Niger-Delta violence plot to bring down Buhari’s government – Odili’s ex-Chief Security Adviser

Says sophisticated weapons on the increase   A prominent Ijaw leader and former Chief Security Adviser to ex-governor Peter Odili of Rivers State, Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe, had raised the alarm over the proliferation of sophisticated weapons and equipment, including air missiles

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Indeed, We Are All Biafrans By Godwin Onyeacholem

The coincidence cannot be more striking. Chido Onumah, journalist, blogger and human rights activist will be launching his book, We Are All Biafrans, in the same month and just two weeks after the much elderly Ladipo Adamolekun, renowned professor and

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Protest March Against Release of Tai LGA Result of Legislative Re-Run Election Uncovered

By Nwaorgu Faustinus   The Media Committee of Senator Magnus Abe Campaign Organization has uncovered another plot of the Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to discredit Tai Local Government Area result by organizing a protest march.

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How Nigeria can improve intelligence gathering – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that security agencies in the country can improve the collection of intelligence by relying on local authorities at the ward, local government and state level. He stated this while fielding questions at a press conference

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Jonathan not brain behind Niger Delta Avengers – Ijaw youths

Days after the Israel Akpodoro-led National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, NCNDE-A, accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of founding the militant Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, IYC, has stated that there is no truth in the

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Battle for 2019 general elections has started — PDP Chair, Sheriff

A former governor of Borno state and National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has noted that the battle for 2019 general elections had started in earnest. Sheriff, who disclosed this while calling on the

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Deregulation: Why we should support the president

By Umana Okon Umana   Many boisterous and healthy debates have broken out on social media platforms and, indeed, other fora on the recently adjusted price of petrol. But quite unexpectedly, some of the arguments are grounded in myths. Here

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DSS and their extra-judicial killings in Nigeria

By Citizen (Dr.) Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha   The Department of State Security (DSS) is supposed to be a security agency that assists government (both at Federal and State level) to burst crimes and criminal elements in our society. The agency

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Availability of petrol can only be guaranteed by new price regime – FG

The Nigerian government on Friday declared that the introduction of a new price regime for Premium Motor Spirit, better known as petrol, has become inevitable in order to halt the crippling fuel scarcity in the country and ensure availability of

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UN ranks Nigeria’s South-East as safest place to live

At a time when the World Health Organisation, WHO, ranked Onitsha, the commercial nerve-center of Anambra state, as the most polluted city in the world, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP has named Nigeria’s South-East as the most human security

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Fuel price hike: Nigerians should prepare for war, says TMG

The Transition Monitoring Group, a coalition of over 400 civic organisations working to promote democracy and good governance in Nigeria, stoutly rejects the N145 pump price of petrol imposed by Federal Government. To say the least, this imposition portrays the

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