Nigeria needs more secure borders – Minister

Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade (retd.) File copy       The Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade (retd.), has said the nation needs to secure its borders more than ever before. The minister said this in an interview with journalists at Ipoti-Ekiti in Ijero Local Government Area on Saturday […]

Jonathan moves to stop reckless spending by govs, ministers, others

Miffed by the extravagant lifestyle of key government officials during foreign trips, the Presidency has introduced new initiatives that would monitor the spending habits of all principal office holders while abroad. To this end, the Presidency will today hold a conference for governors, ministers, directors of ministries, council chairmen and other key government officials to […]

The truth about Oil Minister’s 20m Euro Mansion in Austra

Dear President Goodluck Jonathan and honorable minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison Madueke, I am personally very happy about the urgency which this millions of euro mansion allegation in Vienna, Austria has been refuted and taken. Consequently I would want to inform you all, and fellow Nigerians that I went into action immediately after recovering from the […]

How bombing of UN house affects literacy scheme, by minister

FG lobbies for ICC judge’s slot EDUCATION Minister, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, at the weekend disclosed to her colleagues at the E9 ministerial meeting in Paris, France that bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Abuja by the Boko Haram sect had slowed down efforts to revitalise Nigeria’s adult and youth literacy programme. Meanwhile, Nigeria has […]

Ex-minister Ihenacho opens up:Why Jonathan suspended me

  • Ihenacho • Photo: The Sun Publishing More Stories on This Section The immediate past Minister of Interior, Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho is a household name in the country especially in the maritime industry. He is one of those that could succeed in areas where others would not even dare. But in his short stay […]

Recurrent expenditure to reduce to 72 per cent next year – Okonjo-Iweala

The Coordinating Minister for the Economy,  Dr Ngozi  Okonjo-Iweala,  has said that recurrent expenditure in next year’s budget is to be reduced from 74 to 72 per cent. Okonjo- Iweala made the disclosure at a forum organised by ThisDay Newspapers at the ongoing annual meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in […]

Okonjo-Iweala honours Reps’ summon

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday made a 10-minute appearance at the public hearing of the House of Representatives on the illegal concession agreement between her ministry and Single Window Systems and Technology Limited (SWST). The minister was on Monday threatened with an arrest if she failed to appear before the ad-hoc committee by […]

I did not steer any contract to my brother — Okonjo-Iweala

  The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, has denied reports that she steered contracts worth $50m to her brother in 2004. An online news portal had published a Wikileaks report that ‘Okonjo-Iweala ferried $50m jobs to brother.’ Okonjo-Iweala has however, described the story as a “tales by moonlight” account. […]

Enter Prime Minister Ngozi Okonji-Iweala of Finance – By Prince Charles Dickson

The greatest lesson in life is to know that sometimes even fools are right—Winston Churchill For all my little education, my maths is very poor, my knowledge of economics relatively average, and my level of financial know-how is not more than those high-sounding words and those pages of the financial markets in newspapers and those […]

Corruption: Wikileaks fingers Okonjo-Iweala, Gov. Okorocha, el-Rufai, others

The latest US diplomatic cable released on Friday from the whistleblower, WikiLeaks, has made allegations of corruption against some powerful Nigerians. Some of those listed in the report are either occupying key positions in the present government or had served in the past as federal ministers and state governors. The list included the Minister of […]

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