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Buhari Seeks Senate’s Nod For Fresh $5.5 Billion Loan


• ‘Looted funds will be used to finance 2017 budget’ • Senate okays N152b for FIRS, NPA gets N270.5b • Embargoes expenditure for automotive agency • Reps probe oil firm over N6tr revenue loss President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Assembly to approve two external loans worth $5.5 billion. But the terms and conditions for such facilities are not made known.According to Buhari in ... Read More »

Buhari, Security Chiefs Meet As Operation Crocodile Smile II Begins In Bayelsa On Friday

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• MASSOB, BIM berate army over invasion of office in Ebonyi • IPOB, community condemn raids, demand compensationPresident Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with heads of the nation’s security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) ‎was represented by a Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG). However, none of the security chiefs obliged to speak with State House Correspondents ‎at the end of ... Read More »

NNPC Appointments: Agbakoba Sues FG For Discriminating Against South-East


Prominent Igbo lawyer, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has sued the Federal Government for allegedly discriminating against the South-East geopolitical zone in its July 5, 2016 appointment into the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. Agbakoba, in the suit filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, said the Federal Government, on July 5, 2016, appointed nine persons into the NNPC Board but none of ... Read More »

No Law Mandates Me To Discuss Contracts With You, Baru Replies Kachikwu


The Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, on Monday officially responded to the recent allegations of insubordination and corruption levelled against him by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu. According to the NNPC, the response was following a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari to Baru and his team, mandating them to react to the issues raised in the petition that ... Read More »

I Have No Plan To Contest 2019 Election – Osinbajo


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said he had no plan to contest the 2019 presidential election. According to  Reuters, Osinbajo said this when he was asked at the Financial Times Africa Summit in London if he had considered running. “None of that is on the cards,” the Vice-President reportedly said. It will be recalled that Osinbajo had earlier disowned a group known as Osinbajo Volunteers, which is campaigning for ... Read More »

NNPC Replies Kachikwu, Says Minister’s Claims Were ‘Unfortunate’


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has denied all allegations of impropriety levelled against it and its group managing director Maikanti Baru by Nigeria’s minister of state for petroleum resources Ibe Kachikwu. Kachikwu in an August 30 letter to President Muhammadu Buhari accused Baru of humiliating the Board. Dated a day after the NNPC announced a massive shakeup, which affected 55 management staff, the minister said ... Read More »

Gowon Urges Unity, As North Takes Position On Restructuring


Former Head of State and founder of the interfaith association “Nigeria Prays”, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has appealed to well- meaning Nigerians to convince those “calling for the breakup of the country to desist.” The elder statesman who reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that Nigeria remains one entity said that there are more people in support of the unity of the country than those who are ... Read More »

INEC Releases Timetable For Ekiti, Osun Elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday released the timetable and schedule of activities for both the Ekiti and Osun states’governorship elections. While July 14, 2018 was selected as the election day for Ekiti State, INEC fixed Osun’s election for September 22. However, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Solomon Soyebi, who unveiled the details at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, ... Read More »

Buhari: CBN Is Not ‘Illegally’ Printing Money To Support FG – Osinbajo


The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has dismissed insinuations in certain quarters that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was printing money to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. He noted that the claim that the apex bank was printing money to support the Buhari’s government is completely “absurd.” Reacting to a question at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue in Abuja, Osinbajo, however, ... Read More »

Osinbajo Speaks On Biafra Agitation, Herdsmen Attacks, Recovered Loot


Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President, has spoken about the Biafra agitation, recovered loot and attacks by herdsmen across the country. According to him, most of the clamour about marginalisation are “not factual”. Osinbajo pointed out that whereas the South-east have been complaining about the composition of the military service chiefs, the zone enjoyed such dominance during the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Osinbajo ... Read More »

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