40bn barrels not likely soon as investors remain sceptical over PIGB

A report by the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, obtained by Vanguard showed that Nigeria’s oil reserves remain low at 37 billion barrels, despite efforts made by the government and others to achieve 40 billion barrel by 2020. In an interview with journalists in Lagos, a Ministry of Petroleum Resources official, who preferred not to…

Buhari asked Dangote to construct Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road—el-Rufai

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, to construct the Kaduna-Birnin-Niger State Road as part of the conditions by the Federal Government for granting of tax holiday to the businessman. Governor el-Rufai, who disclosed this during a town hall meeting in Birnin Gwari,…

Abuja-Kaduna Railway Monthly Revenue Increases By 400% – NRC

The monthly revenue generated from the Abuja-Kaduna train service has increased by over 400%, the Nigerian Railway Corporation announced on Tuesday. President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the Abuja-Kaduna commercial train operations on July 26, 2016, after the modernisation phase of the project commenced with the signing of the contract for the construction of Abuja (Idu) to…

Buhari welcomes sacked PDP leader standing trial for receiving N500m from Diezani to APC

President Muhammadu Buhari has received a former national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Babayo Gamawa, accused of N500million fraud. Mr Gamawa was sacked earlier by the PDP for “anti-party activities” but soon defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and was received by Mr Buhari. Mr Gamawa, a one-time Speaker, Bauchi State House…

Minimum wage: Buhari, govs may clash as FG sets up advisory panel

Indications emerged in Abuja on Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari might clash with governors if he presented a bill to the National Assembly, proposing N30,000 as the national minimum wage without considering the states’ ability to pay, this paper has learnt. Buhari had while inaugurating a Technical Advisory Committee on National Minimum Wage in Abuja…

EXCLUSIVE: $2 billion arms Deal: Did Bala Lau’s faction of JIBWIS benefited from the largesse? …..Why EFCC failed to prosecute them

By DESERT HERALD DESERT HERALD has obtained incontrovertible evidence that the faction of the Jama’atul Izalatul Bidi’a Wa’ikamatus Sunnah, JIBWIS, under Malam Abdullahi Bala Lau and Kabiru Haruna Gombe has indeed benefited from the $2 billion arms money which resulted to the arrest and even incarceration of several others like the former National Security Adviser,…

“Boko Haram killing us, Gen.’s eating money” – Soldiers wept,slam Buhari, Buratai

Some soldiers fighting Boko Haram have lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai.One of the anonymous soldiers, in a video recording he captured, stated that scores of his colleagues were killed by the terrorists recently. In the footage, which emerged online on Monday and believed to have been…

ZAMFARA 2019: Hope raises for PDP’s Matawalle as Fed High Court nullifies APC’s controversial primaries in Rivers

The political imbroglio rocking the APC in Rivers State is almost similar to that of Zamfara State as top political gladiators in the two states engages in intra party rivalry, bitter politics which may ultimately consumed whatever chances the party has in the next election particularly for the governorship. That of Zamfara State is even…

I will challenge INEC if they endorsed any APC Candidate- Says Bello Matawalle

BY UMAR FAROUQ IFEANYICHUKWU NWANNAH The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara state, Hon. Dr Bello Mohammed purpularly known as Bello Matawalle has vowed that he would appeal should the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allow the APC to contest any election in Zamfara state comes the 2019 general elections in…