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I Planned To Make Vehicles Run On Gas – Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday said his intention during his regime was to develop the nation’s natural gas for vehicles to use and reduce dependence on imported petrol. Obasanjo said he gave out licences to companies in a bid to achieve this, adding that by now, 50 per cent of the vehicles in the country should have been running on gas. The former President ... Read More »

Letter To China: DSS May Invite Ekiti Chief Of Staff, Others For Questioning


The Department of State Services may invite the Chief of Staff to Ekiti State governor, Mr Dipo Anisulowo, a lawyer; Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Segun Adewumi; the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Gboyega Aribisogan; the Chairman of the House Committee on Health, Dr. Samuel Omotosho; and the Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere ... Read More »

No Major Link Between Boko Haram, IS, Says U.S.


United States (U.S.) officials yesterday said “there is no evidence that Boko Haram has received significant operational support or financing from Islamic State (IS). An official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in Washington, said more than a year after the group’s pledge of allegiance, it has no link with IS, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. He added that after Boko Haram killed more ... Read More »

Buhari Asks Senate To Approve 47 Ambassadors


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sent to the Senate 47 names of Nigerians to be screened and confirmed as career diplomats. The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, who read the letter containing their names on the floor at plenary in Abuja, explained that their Curricula Vitae were attached to the document. Buhari, in the letter personally signed by him and dated June 6, 2016, ... Read More »

Avengers Threaten Secession As Militants Bomb NPDC Facilities

niger delta Avengers

The attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta continued Thursday evening with the bombing of a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. Sources told one of our correspondents that the incident happened at 7:40pm around the Shalomi Creek in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State. Multiple security sources in the ... Read More »

Work Resumes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Next Week –Fashola


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), says contractors will resume work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway next week. Fashola, who spoke at the inaugural Buharimeter Town Hall meeting in Abuja on Thursday, said contractors had abandoned several projects because the last administration owed them money. The former governor of Lagos State said even though the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had yet to ... Read More »

N99bn Debt Threatens Integrated Power Projects

The operational efficiency of the 10 power plants built under the National Integrated Power Projects scheme is being threatened by a debt of N99bn owed the managers of the facilities. According to the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, the NIPP managers, the total worth of electricity supplied to power distribution companies by the power plants, which has not been paid for is N99bn. The Managing ... Read More »

FG To Stand Down Military In Niger Delta

Military in Niger Delta

Faced with the possibility of Niger Delta militants carrying out their threat to bomb strategic public institutions and locations across the country, acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday met with service chiefs, Niger Delta governors, some ministers and agreed to scale down military presence in the region. It was, however, resolved that the military would remain largely on the waterways to provide security against social miscreants ... Read More »

2 Ex-Ministers In EFCC Net Over $115m Diezani Cash


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday grilled two former ministers, Mohammed Wakil, a former Minister of Power and Abdu Bulama, a former Minister of Science and Technology, over the $115 million public fund allegedly deployed for the 2015 general election by former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Both were according to online portal, Premium Times PDP campaign coordinators for Borno and Yobe states respectively ... Read More »

CCT Frowns At Delay By Saraki’s Lawyers


The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has frowned at what it described as the delay tactics being employed by lawyers to Senate President Bukola Saraki in his on-going trial for false asset declaration. Saraki’s legal team consisting of about 100 lawyers, including about 10 Senior Advocates, has spent 11 days on the cross-examination the first defence witness, Michael Wetkas, and was yet to conclude. The ... Read More »

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