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FG targets N1.3trn savings from refineries’ rehabilitation

THE Federal Government is hoping to save about N1.3trillion being the amount the nation is currently expending yearly on the import of petroleum products and associated subsidies as it is now set to fully rehabilitate the nation’s three refineries within two years. A Presidency source revealed on Sunday in Abuja that plans were underway to […]

Photo #15 – Jonathan With UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon in Abuja

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Ministers: Jonathan rejects defeated govs, others

  Attempts by some defeated governors and governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party to become ministers may have hit a brick wall. Top among them are Imo State Governor Ikedi Ohakim, his Nasarawa State counterpart, Akwe Doma, and the governorship candidate in Lagos State, Dr. Ade Dosunmu. Their names were said to have been […]

Amaechi emerges chairman of governors‘ forum

  Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has emerged as the new chairman of the Nigerian Governors‘ Forum. Amaechi was a late entrant into the race to succeed the outgoing NGF Chairman, Kwara State Governor Bukola Saraki. The election was held at the Kwara State Government House in Ilorin. The Rivers State governor beat Peter […]

Okorocha reassures on ‘rescue’ agenda

The governor-elect of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo Chief Rochas Okorocha, Monday reassured people of the state of his commitment toward achieving the Rescue Mission Agenda (RMA) which was his campaign manifesto. Okorocha told newsmen at a news conference in Owerri that his four-year administration would fight to eradicate poverty and unemployment […]

FG releases N12bn for 51 polytechnics

Federal Government  has approved an intervention fund of over N12 billion for the procurement of critical laboratory equipment and training of trainers in 51 polytechnics. Similarly, government has also committed $150 million International Development Association, IDA, credit from the World Bank, for science and technology education post basic (Step-B) project, where the polytechnic sector remains […]

Emir tongue lashes Vice President over lateness to palace

Vice President Namadi Sambo experienced a full dose of royal furry, Monday, in Kano, when the emir, Ado Bayero frowns at his lateness to the palace against a set time of appointment. Ado Bayero who was visibly angered by the ‘un-African behaviour’ exhibited by the Vice President and his entourage expressed total disappointment over his […]

FG to ensure power supply stabilises within 2 yrs – Maku (Like a broken record)

The Minister of Information and Communications, Mr Labaran Maku, says the Federal Government is working to ensure that power supply stabilises across the country within two years.  Maku said this in Abuja,Sunday while speaking at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) People’s Forum which has the theme “Making accountability the watchword.’’ He said government had […]

Nigeria ‘ll be great again – Jonathan (No promises, just do it)

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed strong optimism that Nigeria will become great again and reclaim its rightful position among comity of nations. Dr. Jonathan stated this during a victory thanksgiving service held in his honour by the Ogbia Brotherhood and the Ogbia Ministers Forum in Ogbia Town, Bayelsa State. President Jonathan while thanking Nigerians for […]

Post-election violence: CPC effects bail of 600 suspects in Kaduna

Six weeks after their arrest and detention over alleged involvement in the violence that engulfed parts of Kaduna  following the release of the last presidential election results, the  Congress for progressive Change, CPC,  in Kaduna state,  yesterday,  said it has so far secured the bail of over 600 suspects. The CPC said it is still […]

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