Buhari rules out Diaspora voting in 2019

•Wants improved allocation to education By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari has ruled out the possibility of Diaspora Nigerians voting during the 2019 general election. He also assured Nigerians that allocations to the educational sector will be improved as revenue increases. According to a state made available to newsmen by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the…

Buhari approves N371.5bn for FCT, signs appropriation bill into law

By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2018 Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Appropriation bill and four others into law. According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang, who briefed State House Correspondents yesterday, the sum of N371, 532,518,887 (Three hundred and seventy one billion,…

Reps summon NIMASA, NCDMB bosses over loss of N30.3bn

By Christiana Ekpa The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petition has summoned the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside and the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote over the award of over N30.32 billion contracts to a Dubai based company…

Oil prices rise as S/Arabia signals OPEC output cut

Oil prices flipped positive on Monday after weeks of losses had plunged the U.S.-traded resource into a bear market and brought international benchmark perilously close to such a distinction. The price recovery came as OPEC and its allies signaled, a tepid willingness to again cut production amid hefty global supply. Saudi Arabian representatives said Sunday…

Nigerian farmers now independent, politicians can no longer manipulate them -Ogbeh

From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh has said that under the President Muhammad Buhari’s agricultural revolution, politicians no longer have power to manipulate farmers as they are now dependent on themselves. Ogbeh dropped the hint yesterday during a Town Hall meeting on agriculture organised by the Federal Government. The…

The language of our politicians

Tuesday Column By VICTORIA NGOZI IKEANO [email protected] 08033077519 There are two characteristics that typify and stamp out the average Nigerian politician. The first is their penchant for jumping ship from the left to the right and vice versa. In other words an average, Nigerian politician could be with a progressive party today and leave literally…