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Baru and Kachikwu

FOR THE RECORDS: Kachikwu’s letter to Buhari on NNPC chief Baru

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has reported the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to take urgent actions on matters ranging from alleged illegal practices to insubordination. Mr. Kachikwu said he found it pertinent to call the attention of…

nlng

NIMASA to appeal NLNG tax holiday judgement

The director general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, has expressed the agency’s dissatisfaction with the judgment of the Federal High Court by Justice M. B. Idris, delivered Tuesday in the case between NIMASA and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, (NLNG). “The agency’s Legal team are…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

National Assembly moves to add environment matters to concurrent legislative list

The increasing spate of environmental and natural disasters across the world is proof that climate change is not a hoax, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said. Delivering remarks at the opening of a national stakeholders summit on the legislative framework for environmental law and policy in…

Cameroon soldiers. [Photo credit: Army.mil]

Cameroon security forces kill 17 protesters – Amnesty International

At least 17 people were killed by security forces in English speaking part of Cameroon on Sunday following protests there, Amnesty International reports. The protesters are demanding independence from the Central African country. Cameroonian authorities had blocked the internet in that part of the country for three months earlier in…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen [Photo: Guardian Nigeria]

NJC raises panels to probe two Chief judges, 13 other judges

The National Judicial Council, under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has set up 15 panels to probe two state chief justices and 13 other judges accused of misconduct, the council announced in a statement Monday. The decision was taken at the 83rd meeting of the…

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello. [Photo credit: Daily Post]

Niger governor’s lawyer reacts to Premium Times’s report on principal’s secret offshore assets

Ajibola Oluyede, a lawyer to the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has reacted to an exclusive PREMIUM TIMES on the secret foreign assets of his principal. At least two offshore companies were traced to the governor, one of which was used to acquire a property on Harvey Lodge London. The…

Ballot boxes

SHOCKING: Only 3.4% voters turn out for Lagos bye-election

Less than four per cent of registered voters turned out for a bye-election in Lagos State on Saturday. At the end of the election, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Noheem Adams, defeated eight opponents to emerge winner of the Eti-Osa Constituency I bye-election in Lagos State. The…

President Muhammadu Buhari talking

What Buhari told Nigerians at Independence (FULL TEXT)

President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians on Sunday morning on the celebration of the country’s 57th Independence Anniversary. The president spoke on diverse issues like power, corruption and security. Read the president’s full speech below. October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we…

atiku-abubakar

Atiku, Okowa, Wike salute Nigerians on independence, preach unity

Former Nigerian Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to use the Independence Day celebration scheduled for Saturday as a time of sober reflection and also to thank God for the strides made so far as a nation. Mr. Abubakar, who said this via a statement issued by his media team,…

Ali Modu Sheriff

Don’t discriminate against Sheriff’s loyalists, PDP governor tells party members

The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has advised members of his party, PDP, not to discriminate against supporters of a former national chairman of the party, Ali Sheriff. Mr. Sheriff dragged the position of leader of the party with Ahmed Makarfi before the Supreme Court ruled in the latter’s…

Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode [Photo: Today.ng]

Lagos govt reacts to criticisms over Awolowo statue

The Lagos State Government on Friday described the recently unveiled statue of the late premier of the old Western Region, Obafemi Awolowo, as a "piece of artwork expressing the artist’s impression of the late Sage and not a photograph." In a statement issued by Adebimpe Akinsola, Special Adviser to the…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

FOR THE RECORD: How I will defeat Buhari in 2019 — Fayose

Below is the full text of Fayose's declaration speech for the presidency of Nigeria. WE CAN DO IT, WE WILL DO IT Full text of the address delivered by His Excellency, Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, on the occasion of his official declaration to contest the 2019…

Niger Delta Militants

Groups seek establishment of Coast Guards to tackle piracy in Bayelsa creeks

Two civil society groups have advocated a new approach to boosting maritime security in Bayelsa waterways. Worried by the incessant killings of security personnel and civilians on the state's waterways, the groups, , Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) and the Environmental Right Action (ERA), demanded the establishment of coast guards to…

Kemi Adeosun, Minister for Finance [Photo credit: The BusinessPost]

Federal, state, local govts. share N637.7 billion for August

Nigeria's revenue earnings rose significantly in August as the gross statutory revenue available for distribution by the three tiers of government stood at about N637.7 billion. The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, said at the end of the Federation Account Allocation Committee meeting in Abuja on Thursday that about…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. [Photo credit: Pointblank News]

Fayose reacts to arrest of top Ekiti officials by EFCC

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has reacted to the arrest of two of his top officials by the anti-graft agency, EFCC. PREMIUM TIMES reported the arrest of the Ekiti commissioner of finance, Toyin Ojo, and the accountant general, Yemisi Owolabi, by the EFCC on Thursday. “They were picked up…

Yemi Osinbajo at NEC meeting

What Osinbajo, governors discussed at NEC meeting

At a National Economic Council meeting dominated by presentations and discussions on how Nigeria can significantly improve and drive its non-oil exports, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo directed the composition of a National Committee on Export Promotion to review several ideas and suggestions tabled at Thursday’s meeting at the presidential villa,…

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor
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EFCC arrests Fayose’s finance commissioner, accountant general

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has arrested two top officials of Ekiti State. The Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance and the Accountant General were arrested on Thursday and are currently in the custody of the EFCC, a top official confirmed. “They were picked up today following their refusal to honour previous…

CBN

EDITORIAL: The Central Bank and Mismanagement of the Nigerian Economy

On Tuesday, last week, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, republished the communiqué of the 114th meeting of its Monetary Policy Committee, which held on July 24 and 25 2017. Whereas the meeting’s communiqué was released in the evening of July 25, 2017, the CBN only recently released the personal…

Former Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, [Photo credit: PressTV]

Former Thailand Prime Minister sentenced to prison

Thailand's former Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Ms. Shinawatra was found guilty of negligence by the Supreme Court in a rice subsidy case. The former prime minister who was ousted from office in 2014 was sentenced in absentia as she has fled the…

EFCC operative

EFCC challenges pardon granted by APC governor to state officials who allegedly stole millions

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on September 25 filed an appeal at the Sokoto Division of the Court of Appeal, challenging the ruling of the Sokoto State High Court in respect of pardon granted by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, to five persons who were charged…

Police on patrol [Photo: Beegeagle's Blog]

No arrest yet in murder of police officers, kidnap of minister’s brother – Police

The Police in Edo said they had yet to make arrest over Sunday’s kidnapping of Managing Director of the Ogba Zoological Gardens, Benin, and Andy Ehanire. Mr. Ehanire is the younger brother to the Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire. Three police officers guiding the zoo were killed during…

Senator Dino Melaye [Photo: dinomelaye.com]

Recall: Why I refused to accept INEC’s service – Dino Melaye

A senator, Dino Melaye, on Monday gave reasons why he has refused to accept the service of petition from the electoral commission, INEC, for his recall. Mr. Melaye stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Monday. The senator, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District, is facing a recall by…

Sokoto state on map

Restructuring: Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara support devolution of powers

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, on Monday agreed to support devolution of powers in the country, saying the federal government should transfer some aspects of health, transport, fire service among others to the states while it focuses on defence, foreign affairs, security and currency.…

Crude oil extraction [Photo credit: Bloomberg]

State-owned NPDC now Nigeria’s fifth largest oil producer – Official

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Monday named its upstream oil exploration and production subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, as the fifth largest oil producer in Nigeria. The NPDC Managing Director, Yusuf Matashi, said in Benin that the company which currently produces 180,000 barrels per day, bpd,…

Shinzo Abe

Japan PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election, to dissolve parliament Thursday

The Japanese Prime Minster, Shinzo Abe, has called for snap elections, a year before elections were expected. Mr. Abe, at a press conference on Monday, also announced he will dissolve parliament on Thursday. "I will dissolve the House of Representatives on the 28th,” he said. His decision comes amid rebounding…