Falana advises Osinbajo not to sign 2017 budget

A human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo not to sign the 2017 budget because it was illegally increased by the National Assembly. He also said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not competent to sign the appropriation bill into law because he is on vacation. Falana spoke in […]

Coup scare: Army clamps down on suspected soldiers

OLALEYE ALUKO The Nigerian Army may have begun an internal search for soldiers and officers suspected to be engaging in political meetings, a top military source has told SUNDAY PUNCH. The source said that some arrests may have been made, but that the information was being kept as top secret so as not to add […]

Only 5 rich Nigerians can end nation’s poverty, says Oxfam

Only 5 rich Nigerians can end nation’s poverty, says Oxfam — 17th May 2017 The Inequality report released by Oxfam International on Wednesday, revealed that the combine wealth of five richest Nigerians, put at $29.9 billion, could end extreme poverty in the country. The report, entitled ‘’Inequality in Nigeria, Exploring the Drivers” exposed the large […]

2019: Why Buhari should seek re-election –Rep, Bala

2019: Why Buhari should seek re-election –Rep, Bala — 16th May 2017 From  Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Ahead of the 2019 general election, a member of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Bala has said he would advise President Muhammadu Buhari to seek reelection. The lawmaker,  who represents Ikara/ Kubua federal constituency of Kaduna State on the […]

NASS undermines anti-graft war –Sagay

— 16th May 2017 Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), yesterday accused the National Assembly of undermining the anti-corruption war. He was reacting to Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara’s claims on anti-graft war. Sagay said the lawmakers did not support efforts to […]

Uproar, as Buhari tags VP ‘co-ordinator’ in letter to NAS

ABUJA — There was uproar in the polity yesterday over wording of the letter President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the Senate on his medical vacation, in which the President said that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo “will co-ordinate the activities of the government.” President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, however, intervened on the Senate floor to […]

Arguments on Osinbajo’s current status needless distraction – FG

By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA-Federal Government has described the uproar generated by President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter to the National Assembly, making Vice President Yemi Osinbajo the “coordinator” of activities of the federal government in his absence as a needless distraction. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (ist from right); Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred […]

Release of Chibok schoolgirls is heart-warming – U.S.

New York – The release of 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls by their Boko Haram captors, after three years, is heart-warming, the U.S. government said. Mr Nathan Holt, the Deputy Director, Office of West African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, made the remarks in Washington, D.C. via teleconference on: […]

Buhari’s agenda tallies with ours – U.S.

New York – The U.S. said on Tuesday that the agenda being pursued by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration were in line with its expectations. Buhari and Trump The Deputy Director, Office of West African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Mr Nathan Holt, made the remarks on Tuesday from Washington, […]

External reserve drops by $50m as .as Naira rises to N383/$

By Babajide Komolafe The nation’s external reserve on Monday dropped by $50 million, the first time in six weeks. Since March 28th, the external reserve has been on the upward trend rising from $30.3 billion to $30.983 billion Friday last week. Data posted by the CBN on its website show that the rising trend was […]

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