FG’s plan for Bakassi –Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has assured the people of Bakassi and government of Cross River that the Federal Government remains committed to addressing the plight of the displaced in Bakassi, in line with the Buhari presidency’s policy on serving the interest of all Nigerians regardless of their affiliations. Prof. Osinbajo stated this while responding…

You got it wrong, Afenifere tells AGF over position on restructuring

The position of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), on why the call for restructuring will not work at present has been faulted by the Afenifere. The AGF had described the demand for restructuring as ‘a tall order’ that cannot be achieved through emotional outbursts and demonstration, adding…

Okorocha sacks cabinet, but retains son-in-law as chief of staff

Imo State’s Governor Rochas Okorocha has dissolved his executive cabinet and the 27 local government transition committee chairmen in the state. He allegedly left his Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, who is his son in-law to continue in his position. The sack was disclosed by Okorocha’s principal secretary, Mr Paschal Obi, on Tuesday. According to…

Obey court orders on Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, Sagay tells FG

By Joseph Edgar… The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has asked the Federal Government to obey court orders regarding the detention of embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.); and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Sagay said this during an interview with…

NSE LIVE! Equities rally N73bn gain in opening trades

Nigerian equities continued on the uptrend on Tuesday as the stock market reopened after the Democracy Day Holiday on Monday. For the fifth consecutive trading session, most transactions at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) were closed at a premium, pushing up the average year-to-date return to 8.94 per cent. Aggregate market value of all quoted…

ANNIVERSARY NOTES: The Nigerian Project – Wither our nation?

I will break away from the general skepticism most people usually have on the Nigerian project. To the average analyst or watcher of the Nigerian system, our nation is a wobbly contraption that must and should be dismantled. They believe very strongly that the ‘arrangement’ is not working and cannot work because, amongst others, its…

Osinbajo signs 2 Bills to ease access to credit by MSMEs

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has signed into law two bills from the National Assembly to facilitate access to more affordable credit for Nigerians. The bills which have now become ‘Acts’ are the Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act, 2017 (otherwise known as Collateral Registry Act) and the Credit Reporting Act, 2017. ‘The Collateral Registry…

FAYOSE TO BUHARI: Resign now for the love of Nigeria

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if he truly loves the country. He said the President’s ill-heath is not allowing him to effectively discharge his constitutional duties, making it necessary for him to resign. Fayose stated this on Tuesday when he addressed newsmen in Lagos, adding that since…

Murray advances to second round in Paris

Unlike fellow world number one Kerber Angelique, Andy Murray did not crash out in the opening round of the French Open after defeating Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-0 on Tuesday. Kerber, who became the first women’s top seed to lose in the opening of the French Open, was defeated by world no. 40,…

Trump’s communications director throws in the towel

There seems to be more trouble for the Donald Trump administration after his communications director Michael Dubke stepped down from his post. Dubke’s resignation is coming as Trump considers a major staff overhaul following brewing allegations of his collusion with Russia over the last election staged in the United States. Read also: Case of women…

Mahrez ready to ‘move on’ from Leicester this summer

Reigning CAF African Player of the Year, Riyad Mahrez, has announced his readiness to leave the former English champions, Leicester City, this summer. The 26-year-old Algeria international joined the Premier League side from French club Le Havre for a reported £400,000 in 2014, and helped the Foxes win the top-flight title in 2016. Mahrez, who…

PHOTOSCENE: Osinbajo inaugurates NIPCAC

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday inaugurated the Nigerian Industrial Policy And Competitiveness Advisory Council (NIPCAC)at the State House, Abuja. Read also: PHOTOSCENE: Osinbajo presides over NEC meeting Those in attendance included President of Aliko Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Dr. Frank Udemba Jacobs, Group Chairman…

Whistle-blower who misled police to raid Ekweremadu’s house lands in prison

50-year-old Ahmed Echodo has been remanded in Keffi Prison, Nasarawa State, by an Upper Area Court, in Gudu, Abuja, for allegedly giving false information that led the police to raid Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu’s Guest House in Maitama, Abuja. Following a tip off by Echodo, the police had conducted a search on the property…

Amokachi to play for Nigeria again

Former Nigeria international Daniel Amokachi has expressed his excitement over the opportunity to play again in national colours in the Star Sixes tournament which commences in July. The former Everton and Club Brugge forward will be joining other Nigeria legends like Austin Jay-Jay Okocha in the six-a-side tournament designed for former internationals and scheduled to…

The Igbos are under siege in their country

By Mike Ozekhome… I am shocked that the Igbos are not speaking up at the apparent siege laid on their land by uniformed person of different categories. They range from Army, Navy, Police, Civil Defence, Customs, FRSC, etc. My journey had taken me by road from Isele-Mkpitime, where I had gone to pay tribute to…