Naira depreciates thrice in 6 hours

Remove subsidies, raise taxes – IMF CURRENCY traders in Lagos became apprehensive yesterday as the naira depreciated thrice in six hours at the parallel market. The traders were meeting in clusters, painstakingly trying to unravel the rationale behind the sudden depreciation, after it had appreciated for about four weeks. It exchanged at N467 to the…

Large anti-Maduro protests fill the streets in Venezuela

Anti-government protesters filled the streets of Venezuela’s capital and other major cities in a show of force against Presidential Nicolas Maduro, whose allies enraged the opposition by blocking a recall referendum against the socialist leader.

FG approves rebuilding of health facilities in N/East

MINISTER of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, said government has approved a task force to rebuild within six months infrastructural facilities ravaged by insurgency in North- Eastern states. Adewole gave this assurance when he visited the Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Usman Mamman Durkwa, at the weekend. According to the minister, the task force would…

US airstrikes target top Al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan

The U.S. military conducted a series of airstrikes in Afghanistan on Sunday that likely killed at least two senior Al Qaeda leaders, marking what the Pentagon called the most significant strike against the militant group’s leadership in several years.

Dankwambo set to establish 5 new tertiary institutions

GOMBE State government has inaugurated five committees for the establishment of five new institutions of higher learning in the state, as part of drive to increase residents’ access to education. Inaugurating the committees, Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Charles Iliya, said the new tertiary institutions would increase access to…

Senate begins probe of Customs

SENATE yesterday began a comprehensive probe of the activities of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, with a view to blocking all sources of revenue leakages. The probe launched by the Senate Committee on Customs and Excise which began in Abuja on Wednesday, is to look at ways to increase revenue generation capacity of the service….

City of Kings : • In Ibadan every male child is potential Oba

How Ibadan evolved unique, rancour-free ascension to Olubadan throne By FEMI ADEOTI & OLUSEYE OJO The ascension to the throne of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oyo State, is generally admired. It is well-structured and adjudged almost the best in the South West. It does not have ruling houses but two ruling lines of “Egbe Agba” (Civil)…

Stop toying with lives of citizens, cleric tells FG

The Federal Government has been charged to urgently carry out a critical reappraisal and review of all its economic policies, and stop playing with the lives of the citizens. Presiding Bishop of Rhema Christian Church and Towers, Taiwo Akinola, on the silver jubilee anniversary and convention of the church at in Sango Otta, Ogun State,…

Kalu: Why court should stop AGF, EFCC

In pursuant to Order 34 Rule 1 (a) & 3 of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2009, Section 6 (6) (A) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and the inherent powers of the honourable court, we yesterday, had cause to apply to the Federal High Court, Abuja…

Nigerian football crisis : Report on NFF ready

Waiting for Dalung By George Aluo The Ibrahim Galadima led ministerial committee on Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it is ready with a comprehensive report that is capable of ending the crisis rocking Nigerian football if implemented. It would be recalled that the Galadima committee was put together by Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung in the…

Adeosun hosts IMF Director, says  FG committed to infrastructure devt

By Uche Usim The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun on Wednesday, told the visiting Director, African Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mr. Abebe Aemro Selassie, that the Federal Government was leaving no stone unturned in its bid to make infrastructure development a priority. Taking the visiting IMF chief through some of the…

Have we reached peak Twitter trolling?

The numbers look grim.  Data analyzing how the social media site Twitter is used for abusive online behavior, or trolling — in internet parlance — does not paint a pretty picture.  The company may have lost potential buyers because of its very real problem with trollsBloomberg reported the reason Walt Disney decided against offering a…

Nigeria To Begin Production Of Vaccines

Nigeria is to begin the production of vaccines in order to prevent the death of more than one million children across the country. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu disclosed this  recently when he  received the Nigerian Immunization Financing Task Force Team  in the ministry. In the statement signed by the Deputy…

Nigerian Emerges UK’s Most Powerful Black Person

  A Nigerian, Tom Ilube, has emerged the United Kingdom’s most powerful black man. Ilube, who’s also a British citizen, was unveiled as the most powerful black man in the country by Powerlist, a publication which selects 100 of the most powerful people of African and African Caribbean heritage. (adsbygoogle=window.adsbygoogle||[]).push({}); Powerlist explained that competitors were…

2019: A strong case for Nigerian president of Igbo extraction

Well,  it’s has always been my position that no geo-political zone has an exclusive right to the presidency of Nigeria. Also, it’s neither the birthright of any ethnic group nor a chow (the Nigerian presidency) to pacify any group or tribe as long as the playing field is leveled for all and supported by credible…

UK deploys hundreds of troops and aircraft to eastern Europe

UK joins biggest post-cold war buildup of Nato forces as Russian military engages in series of high-profile manoeuvres The UK is deploying hundreds of troops, as well as aircraft and armour to eastern Europe as part of the biggest build-up of Nato forces in the region since the cold war. The deployment is taking place…