11 Govs Storm PDP Confab ’Morrow – As Rivers Delegates Back Secondus For Chairman

Less than 24 hours to the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Chairman of the organising committee for the event, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa saysd everything has been put in place to ensure a successful outing. Speaking to a cross section of journalists at the Wadata Plaza, National Secretariat of the PDP in…

Kachikwu Blames Fuel Scarcity On Supply Shortfall – As PENGASSAN Issues FG 7-Day Ultimatum – To Address Anti-Labour Practice

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu says the major cause of the fuel scarcity currently being witnessed across the country is shortfall in supply of petroleum products. Kachikwu, who stated this in a news briefing yesterday in Abuja, however, said that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was making efforts to ensure…

Ikwerres Endorse Wike For 2nd Term

Leaders, traditional rulers, women groups and chiefs of Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality have endorsed the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike for a second term. The groups, in an address read on their behalf by the President-General of Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide, Prof Simeon Achinewhu, stated that the endorsement of Wike was premised on his…

FG, States, Councils Share N532.7bn In Oct – Hit By N25bn Revenue Downturn

The Federal, States and Local Governments in October shared N532.7 billion which shows a decline of N25.3 billion when compared to what they shared in September. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, said this yesterday in Abuja while briefing journalists on the outcome of the monthly Federal Account Allocation Committee, FAAC. Mr. Isa-Dutse…

SSANU, NASUU Strike Hits Rivers Varsities

Academic and other social activities have suffered setback at the two state-owned universities in Rivers State, University ad the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education following the nationwide industrial action embarked upon by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASUU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU). The Tide correspondent, who visited the Rivers…

IBB, Atiku In Secret Talks Over PDP

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has arrived in Minna the Niger State capital, to meet with former military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. Atiku was welcomed at the Minna International Airport by Niger State Deputy Governor, Ahmed Ketso and the state PDP Chairman, Barrister Tanko Beji, among other dignitaries. His visit comes barely…

Expectations From PDP Confab ’Morrow

Tomorrow, delegates drawn from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory will converge at the Eagle Square, Abuja, to elect a national chairman and other members that will constitute the new executive committee of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking to newsmen at the Wadata Plaza, National Secretariat of the…

FAAC Disbursement: Labour Tasks Bayelsa On Nov Salary

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Bayelsa last Wednesday urged the Bayelsa Government to seek alternative source of funds to pay November salaries, pending reconciliation of figures by Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) for November. Bayelsa State chapter Chairman of TUC, Mr Tari Dounana made the suggestion against the backdrop of a statement by Mr…

Nigerian Content Dev: SNEPCo Links Nigerian, Chinese Suppliers

More than 20 Nigerian and 60 Chinese suppliers met in a strategic sourcing development forum in Shanghai mid-November in the latest effort by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), to boost the capacity of indigenous vendors in the oil and gas industry. Coming shortly after the 4th edition of the Global Nigerian Forum in Aberdeen,…