Category: News

President Buhari leads Nigerian delegation to New York

Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will lead the Nigerian delegation to the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.Onyeama made this known in Abuja on Tuesday when he briefed the newsmen on the…
NLC opposes release of fresh Paris Club refund to states

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,…
I’ve been praying Nigeria’s oil dries up totally – El-Rufai

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…
BREAKING: FG, ASUU Reach Agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reached an agreement with the federal government.The government bowed to some of the union’s demands with appealing proposals which the union seemed satisfied with during a negotiation meeting between it and the…
We shouldn’t spend resources debating division – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday said that the country should not spend her resources and energy debating disintegration.The President also said that the noises in some quarters about the division of the country was part of the rebirth going on, adding…
FG awards $5.8bn Mambilla power plant contract

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the contract for the engineering work of the Mambilla Hydro Electric Power Plant in Taraba State in the sum of $5.792bn.The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), disclosed this…
Senate President Bukola Saraki off to Mecca

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday (Monday) night flew out of Abuja to Saudi Arabia to join the two million Muslim faithful gathered in the holy land for this year’s hajj.In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and…
Sallah: FG declares Friday, Monday as public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, 1st and Monday 4th September, 2017 as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. This was confirmed by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the FG in a…
No cabal can cage Buhari, says Presidency

No cabal or Presidency official can hijack the powers of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidency declared yesterday.A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said President Buhari has been painstaking in carrying out his responsibilities…