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NLC Opposes Release Of Fresh Paris Club Refund To States


•Wants power sector investment probed The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to release the third and final tranche of the Paris Club refund to state governors until they make a concrete commitment to use the money to settle outstanding salaries, allowances and pension of workers and retirees in the country. The congress is also demanding an immediate and comprehensive audit ... Read More »

DSS Uncovers Terrorists’ Plan To Bomb Abuja, Kano, Kaduna Bauchi, Others


Arrests ISWA kingpin who masterminded attack on AIG •Eight others in custody But for providence, terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA) would have rained bombs on Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Niger, Bauchi, Yobe and Borno States, during the last Eid el Kabir. The Department of State Services (DSS) got wind of the plan and swiftly moved in to nip it in the bud. The ... Read More »

I Pray Nigeria Oil Dries Up, Says El-Rufai


• Kaduna Gov at Ibadan lecture says ‘free money’  hinders Nigeria’s ability to think, innovate • Seeks state policing Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State believes the oil wealth accruing to the country constitutes a major obstacle to Nigeria’s ability to think and innovate its way out of underdevelopment. He wishes the oil wells and the ‘free money’ there from dry up so that the government ... Read More »

Crack In APC Over Member’s Comment On Atiku, Minister


 Amosun: Only illness can stop Buhari from seeking second term • Osinbajo disowns ‘run for president’ campaigners There appears to be a crack in the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over a member’s comments on former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Women Affairs Minister Hajia Aisha Alhasan. The Nation learnt yesterday that the National Vice Chairman (North West), Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, ... Read More »

$7b Forex Window: CBN Automates Import Process


Thrilled by the inflow of over $7 billion into the economy in nearly five months via the Investors’ & Exporters’  Forex Window (I&E), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has instructed banks and other authorized dealers  to implement electronic Certificate of Capital Importation (eCCI) for foreign investors. The Certificate of Capital Importation is given to foreign investors to confirm the level of investment they have brought ... Read More »

We’ll Not Tele-Guide Court On Nnamdi Kanu – Lai Mohammed


ABUJA – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says Federal government has no plan to tele-guide the court on whether or not to re-arrest the leader of Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu for flouting his bail conditions. This is even as the minister warned against the politicisation of the country’s recent emergence
from recession. The Minister, stated this when he received ... Read More »

Buhari, Beacon Of Hope For Africa – Alaafin


The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, has assured Nigerians not to be unnecessarily apprehensive about the present administration, saying the era of oligarchy and corruption-ridden governance has gone for good. Oba Adeyemi stated this on Saturday while fielding questions from journalists shortly after hosting the Timi of Ede, Oba Muniru Adesola Lawal Laminisa1, and his entourage who were in Oyo town to ... Read More »

Anambra Poll: Race Heats Up As Candidates Emerge


 Two months before the governorship election in Anambra State, TONY OKAFOR looks at the chances of success of the parties and their candidates No fewer than 15 political parties will field candidates in the Anambra State governorship election scheduled for November 18. The political parties had as at September 2 rounded off their primaries, during which they picked their candidates for the poll, as stipulated ... Read More »

2019: Buhari’s Minister In Villa, Insists On Backing Atiku


The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, on Thursday, said that there was no going back on her decision to support former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election. Alhassan, who stated this in an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, said,  “Let the will of God be done.” The minister, who was sighted at the villa at ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills Eight Farmers In Borno, Members Paraded In Court


Eight farmers lost their lives in Borno State on Thursday when Boko Haram terrorists attacked several communities near the capital, Maiduguri. According to the AFP, an international news agency, the killings were perpetrated by members of the deadly Islamic sect moving in large convoys of pickup trucks and motorcycles. The group also destroyed several homes and carted away food and livestock during the attack believed ... Read More »

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