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Why Ethnicity Shouldn’t Determine Next President – Okorocha

Former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, has said vision, and not ethnicity, should determine the next President of Nigeria. He spoke against the background of Northern leaders insisting that the presidency remains in the North while some are saying power should shift to the South in 2023. Speaking with... Continue Reading →

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Empower FG To Spend Money In Dormant Bank Accounts, Hamalai Tells NASS

A former Director-General at the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, Prof. Ladi Hamalai, has urged the National Assembly to enact laws that would empower the Federal Government to utilize monies in dormant bank accounts NNN reports. Hamalai, currently serving at the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, said this while speaking... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Governors React To Aisha Buhari’s Criticism

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) says state governors are not the sole target of a comment by First Lady Aisha Buhari that things are ‘getting out of hand’ in the country without the governments doing much about it. Mrs. Buhari, who has criticized various government organs in the past, took a swipe at the governors,... Continue Reading →

Fashola Blames Bad Roads On Abuses By Road Users

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has identified abuses by road users, insurgency, among others, as some of the causes of bad roads in the country The Nigerian News Reports. He stated this on Thursday at the 29th Meeting of the National Council on Works in Calabar.  The meeting, with the theme, ‘Infrastructure... Continue Reading →

“No border reopening until…” – FG States Clear Conditions For Border Re-Opening

The Federal Government admitted on Wednesday that its temporary policy to close land borders was responsible for the current rising inflation in the country Punch NG reports. But it still defended the closure, insisting that it would remain in place until the country’s neighbors learned to respect trade protocols. The FG said it had to... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Senate Orders Ban On Importation Of Foreign Textile Materials.

The Senate on Tuesday appealed to the Federal Government to ban the importation of textiles for a period of five years to allow for the production of local textiles. This followed the debate on a motion sponsored by Senator Kabir Barkiya (APC-Katsina Central) during the plenary session on “Urgent need to revamp the nation’s comatose... Continue Reading →

Most Draconian Piece Of Legislation – Ozekhome Speaks On Hate Speech Bill

An Abuja-based Senior lawyer, Dr. Mike Ozhekome has said that the hate speech bill which scaled through first reading on Tuesday in the Senate was the most piece of draconian legislation Daily Post reports. Reacting to the development in Abuja immediately the bill which was sponsored by Senator Sabi Abdullahi representing Niger North Senatorial district... Continue Reading →

Abuja Residents Are Reacting To The Ban Of “Keke Napep” Tricycle In The FCT

Abuja residents were melted with an unpleasant surprise today as the federal government decided to ban the most popular means of transportation in the city, the tricycle popularly known as the "keke napep" Daily Post reports. The federal government has not given any particular reason for this action, however, the residents have been feeling the... Continue Reading →

FG Under-Utilised N100bn Allocation To Federal Constituency Projects – ICPC Boss Laments.

Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has expressed dismay that the N100 billion annual allocation to constituency projects is yet to achieve Federal Government’s objective NNN reports. Owasanoye made the remark on Thursday in Abuja during a special town hall meeting on the fight against corruption organized... Continue Reading →

Total Oil Set To Sell $750 Million Stake in Major Nigerian Oil Block

Total is seeking to sell its 12.5 per cent stake in a major deepwater oilfield off the coast of Nigeria REUTERS reports. The plan is reportedly an effort to adjust the energy company’s Africa portfolio amid a broad expansion. Reuters reports that the stake in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 118, which is located some 120... Continue Reading →

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