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I can vouch for Buhari, he won’t mismanage public funds – Tinubu tells NLC

Former Lagos governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has declared that when it comes to managing the nation’s finances, he can vouch for President Muhammadu Buhari, who he described as honest and straightforward.

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​​Stop Media Persecution of Amaechi – SNYA Tells Rivers State Government

By Nwaorgu Faustinus   The Southern Nigerian Youth Alliance (SNYA) has called on foreign media to always balance their news before publications. In a press release jointly signed by Kelvin Adegbenga (the Coordinator) and George Nwachukwu (the Publicity Secretary )

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Sylva, APC should ask God for forgiveness – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State on Thursday reacted to the accusation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) linking governor Henry Seriake Dickson with the sponsorship of the new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), describing it

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Militants seek Republic of Niger Delta, to display currency, flag, passport

Give two weeks ultimatum   Emergent militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers yesterday expressed its resolve to launch Niger Delta’s currency, passport, ruling council, territory and flag in October 2016, disclosing that its membership stretches across states in the Niger

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Lai Mohammed inaugurates committee on outcome of National Summit on Culture, Tourism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has inaugurated the Implementation Committee on the outcome of the recent National Summit on Culture and Tourism with a pledge to demonstrate the needed political will to put culture and tourism

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Buhari backs limiting corrupt persons’ movement abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the initiative of restricting corrupt people from traveling, investing and doing business overseas, adding that his administration was taking steps to ensure greater transparency in the ownership and control of all companies involved in property

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INEC Dragged To International Democracies & UN System Over Rerun Polls In Nigeria (Part One)

Ref: Intersociety/SBCHROs/NG/002/05/016/Int./Democracies/UN 1. The United Nations Secretary General C/O The UN Special Representative in Nigeria The UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria 2. The Apostolic Nuncio (Pope’s Ambassador to Nigeria) Vatican Apostolic Nunciature in Nigeria

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New fuel price: Fayose accuses FG of being insensitive to Nigerians’ plight

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has condemned yesterday’s increase in petrol price from N86.50 to N145, describing the removal of subsidy on the product by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as ‘insensitive.’ Stressing that over 70 per cent increment

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TMG demands return of Nigeria’s looted funds, carpets David Cameron, western nations

UK’s Premier’s Comment On Corruption in Nigeria: Western Nations Must Do Their Part To Halt Graft The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of over 400 civic organizations in Nigeria notes with a sense of irony the comment by British

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Agric minister, Audu Ogbe expresses wish for oil price never to rise again

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has expressed his wish for the price of oil in the global market never to rise again, stressing that oil boom led to the neglect of the agriculture sector, which

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Full text of President Buhari’s speech at Commonwealth Conference in London on Wednesday

1. I am delighted to be invited to this event to exchange views with you my fellow invited guests representing Governments, the Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations. I thank you Your Excellency, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, for asking

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Prof. Hanke blasts Nigeria, “The currency is junk and the government is incompetent and corrupt”

I categorically disagree with Prof. Hanke –  Naira maybe ebbing but not a junk currency   By Emeka Chiakwelu   The Power of life and death is in the tongue – Proverb 18:21   Words, images and remarks are powerful.

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Fantastically corrupt: I won’t demand apology from Cameron, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday reacted to the labeling of Nigeria as a “fantastically corrupt” nation by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, saying he would not demand for an apology from the United Kingdom head of government as he

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British PM caught on camera describing Nigeria as ‘fantastically corrupt’ nation

The British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron was on Tuesday caught on camera telling Queen Elizabeth that leaders of some “fantastically corrupt” countries, including Nigeria and Afghanistan, were due to attend his anti-corruption summit. He spoke at a time when

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