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KANO GOV SIGNS 2016 BUDGET INTO LAW 1 By Our Reporter on January 14, 2016 National Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has signed into law, the state 2016 Appropriation Bill into law, pledging the immediate implementation of the budget. Tagged : “A Peoples Budget for Self Reliance”, the budget is in the tune […]

My Re-election Has Saved Nigeria From Drifting Into One-Party State – Governor Dickson

Governor-elect of Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson, on Thursday said his win at the polls is an indication that there is  hope for democracy in Nigeria. Governor Dickson made the remark at the presentation of the certificate of return to him and his Deputy Governor-elect, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd), at the State Headquarters of the Independent National […]

Naira at lowest level in 43 years, now N305/dollar

*As stock market losses peak at N1.2 trillion *Market capitalization down by 12.36 per cent By Emeka Anaeto, Economy Editor & Babajide Komolafe LAGOS—The financial sector appears to have entered a heightened pressure, yesterday, as both the foreign exchange and stock market sustained major negative trends. The Naira depreciated further to a 43-year low at […]

CHAN 2016: Super Eagles, others aim high

Lagos – Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles and 15 other countries’ teams will clash as the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) is scheduled to begin on Jan. 16 in Rwanda. The tournament which will run from Jan. 16 to Feb. 7 is organised by the African Football Confederation (CAF), exclusively for African players who ply trade […]

Ohaneze to Buhari: Release Nnamdi Kanu to us we will make him realise the futility in his pro- Biafra stance

By Vincent Ujumadu Awka – THE OHANEZE Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to release the detained director of Radio Biafra and leader of Independent People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu to Igbo leaders, assuring that they would make him realize the futility of continuing his pro- Biafra […]

50 years after Jan 1966: Justice, order, rule of law

By By Awa Kalu I was taken aback when in the course of a discussion with a colleague concerning the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, I was reminded that January 15th this year, will mark the golden jubilee anniversary (50 years!) of the first coup d’etat in Nigeria which took place on January 15th, 1966. It cannot be denied that […]

Aisha’s governorship will boost investment, devt in Taraba

Tarabans in Diaspora have condemned the Appeal Court’s ruling which returned Darius Ishaku of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as duly elected governor of the state. The group in a statement by it’s coordinator, Clement Bitrus, said it received the Dec.31 ruling with shock. The governorship tribunal ruling had earlier nullified the election of Darius Ishaku […]

Senate will only accept budget submitted by Buhari – Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Thursday, announced that the Senate will only accept the version of the 2016 Appropriation Bill that was presented by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 Joint Session of the National Assembly. Saraki made this statement after the Senate ad hoc committee setup to investigate the claims […]

Court orders arrest of Tompolo over N13bn fraud

A Nigerian court on Thursday ordered the arrest of former Niger Delta militant leader Government Ekpemupolo on theft and money laundering charges totalling more than $175 million. “A warrant of arrest has been issued forthwith to compel his attendance in court,” judge Ibrahim Buba, sitting at the Federal High Court in Lagos, said in response to […]

President Mugabe not dead – Presidency

The Zimbabwe government on Thursday denied reports that veteran President Robert Mugabe, 91, had collapsed and died in Singapore after rumours spread rapidly about his alleged ill health. Under the headline “President well, fine”, the state-run Herald newspaper said stories about Mugabe’s health emerged each year when he took his annual leave outside the country. “You […]

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