Copy of Oyegun sabotaged democracy in Ondo State – Tinubu. How Buhari led Nigeria into recession. Gently down the stream; Banks lose 28% Profit. Boko Haram attempts takeover of Army barracks in Borno. Nigerian leaders bad because they had bad teachers – Bankole. Hurrah – Nigeria (UI) finally made top 1000 varsities list!

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Oyegun sabotaged democracy in Ondo State – Tinubu.
How Buhari led Nigeria into recession.
Gently down the stream; Banks lose 28% Profit.
Boko Haram attempts takeover of Army barracks in Borno.
Nigerian leaders bad because they had bad teachers – Bankole.
Hurrah – Nigeria (UI) finally made top 1000 varsities list!

And over a hundred other news items.

 

Buhari - Nigeria's President

How Buhari plunged Nigeria into recession

ONE funny aspect of this “blame game” thing, is that you only see what has gone wrong in terms of “the other person” – the person you are pointing accusing fingers at. You hardly realise that as you point one finger at the other person, three of your other fingers are also accusing you, but they are usually hidden from your sight. In the Bible, Our Lord Jesus Christ warned us not to judge others, but to first of all remove the log in our eyes before complaining about the speck in the eyes of our neighbours (or opponents).

We are in an economic recession. Two questions are pertinent: (a) how did we get there? And (b) how do we get out of it?

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Federal Government, in tackling question number one, blames “others”, but it does not see the roles it played in bringing the nation into this pass. This is what I am here to address; that we do not allow them to confuse us with their unrelenting propaganda, the vessel that brought them to power and which they are depending upon to run the affairs of a nation in a deep economic distress. Fortunately, the propaganda has lost its allure in the face of massive suffering, poverty, hunger, mass joblessness and soaring crime rates. Nobody wants to hear any more excuses, and this applies even to the apologists of the regime.

President Buhari
APC Federal Government spokespersons – Garba Shehu, Femi Adesina, Lai Mohammed, name them – have been blaming the nation’s woes on “16 years of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, rot”. They said they did not expect the “depth” of the rot they met. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo files in, and blames PDP Federal Government’s failure to save for the rainy day, forgetting that the APC sponsored its governors to oppose Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s proposal for us to save when we had an unrivalled oil boom. They also opposed President Goodluck Jonathan’s plans to deregulate the downstream sector of the economy to free up funds to attack our infrastructural deficit. Jonathan, not being “a Pharaoh” (as he put it) weakly buckled to acts which the opposition deliberately deployed to ensure his downfall.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had shrugged off criticisms and led Nigeria to exit the slavish debt trap of the Paris Club by engaging Okonjo-Iweala to lead the negotiations in which we paid $12 billion to escape from a $30 billion debt burden. Through acts of impunity, Obasanjo created the Excess Crude Account, ECA, and saved billions, which enabled Nigeria to survive the 2008 worldwide economic meltdown.

President Umaru Yar’Adua played a statesman’s trump card through the Amnesty deal, which ended the militancy in the Niger Delta, thus creating a new impetus for us to enjoy more oil boom till the tail end of 2014. When Jonathan assumed office, he embarked on massive infrastructure upgrades nationwide, and this manifested in our airports, roads, rail, investment in power, education (especially tertiary) and of course, democratic reforms that made it possible for a powerful opposition to arise and sweep him from office.

Of course, there was massive corruption during the PDP years, but tell me in which regime since our independence when there was no corruption, even this current Buhari regime? The only difference is that the “enemies” are being targeted, while “friends and acolytes” are being shielded.

Of course, Nigeria’s economy grew in leaps and bounds under the PDP, but it was mostly oil-fed. We became the largest economy in Africa by Gross Domestic Product,GDP, but the proceeds went mostly to a few privileged and connected individuals. A little seeped into the middle class, but the mass of the people wallowed in poverty. This was probably why the 2015 election was called “a revolution of the poor”, but where has that revolution taken us?

So, yes, the recession was caused by our failure to save for a rainy day, but it was a collective failure of the nation. Jonathan cannot escape the blame because as President, he should have stamped his foot down and done what was best for the country, rather than dance to the tune of every Tom and Harry just for him to be elected for a second term.

We are in recession because we, as a nation, thought we were an “oil-rich” country. If you compare our best production capacities vis-à-vis our humongous population, and those of other Organisation of Oil Producing Countries, OPEC, and none-OPEC countries (such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Norway, Venezuela, USA Angola and others), it is obvious we are actually an “oil-poor” country and should not have depended on our oil alone for national survival. That mistake is a collective blame rooted in the mentality of the ruling class that took charge of Nigeria after the civil war. It goes beyond the PDP years; it is still evident in this Buhari administration.

Yes, we are in recession because of the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta. But who caused it? Before Buhari came in, we had massive oil theft. But when he assumed office and came at governance as if on a vengeance mission, the militancy resumed.

Buhari did not realise the harm he was inflicting on the psyche of the nation when he propounded his “97%/5%” formula, which went against the Federal Character principle in the constitution. He used it to divide the country along political party, religious, regional, ethnic and sectional lines, favouring his kinsmen and supporters while neglecting those who did not support him.

Not only that, he mobilised the agencies of state security to go after his perceived opponents in a one-sided anti-corruption war which only emphasised the return of allegedly looted funds. He did not make it a holistic affair. Some individuals who felt the system was blindly and vengefully after them returned to militancy and plunged the economy deeper into recession. Security threats expanded, from Boko Haram alone in 2015 to new fronts (the Niger Delta Avengers, armed Fulani herdsmen, Indigenous People’s of Biafra/MASSOB protests, and the Shiites uprising in Kaduna).

If Buhari had, on assuming office, called Nigerians together, told them to forget about the bruising transitional politicking and work together to rescue the nation from the imminent economic doom, there would be no other security challenge except Boko Haram. If he had dealt with the armed herdsmen to protect the people, formed an inclusive government based on constitutional provisions and brought in the best hands without looking at their political affiliations, religious backgrounds and ethno-regional roots, we would be fighting the economic problems as a united front.

Buhari’s anti-corruption war is a well-received policy. Nobody can openly say anything to the contrary. Corruption is a major factor in Nigeria’s backwardness. But the anti-corruption war should have been an institutional one devoid of politics. It should not have been merely aimed at recovering stolen funds, and even that should have been extended to all who stole, not just PDP people and the president’s political opponents alone.

Buhari de-marketed Nigeria and Nigerians in several world capitals by calling us crooks. Every Nigerian is a crook and not to be trusted, except of course, President Buhari, the man of integrity. The Treasury Single Account, TSA, policy, formulated by the Jonathan but left unimplemented to avoid harming the financial system, was put into effect by Buhari without consultation. Banks shrivelled and started retrenching massively.

His statist policies and lack of direction for the economy created fear and uncertainties among the private sector players and investors. After waiting for a clearer picture in vain, many (like the foreign and local airlines) closed shop and left Nigeria.

Unless Buhari starts seeing himself as the father of the nation rather than a sectional mujahid (“holy” warrior), he would never get it right. He must listen to the wise words of the Senators who are telling him to rejig himself and his government away from the blunders of the past sixteen months.
If he does so, our journey out of the recession will be short.

The Vanguard

Former Lagos State Governor and leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, political party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called for the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun.

Tinubu in a statement issued noted that the party’s national chairman is among those who have stuck with the ruling party only for what they can gain and not sacrifice.

Tinubu further stated that Oyegun had betrayed the basic rules and mission statement of the party by offering himself up as a tool for destruction of APC’s plans.

He said in the statement: “Oyegun’s transgressions are a warning. He is but the mercenary of forces that seek to return the nation to the old ways. If they get away with this infraction, no telling what or whom they will undermine tomorrow. Much is at stake.”

Read the full statement which according to his spokesperson, Sunday Dare, as confirmed by Premium Times, was authored by Tinubu himself.

OYEGUN’S ONDO FRAUD: THE VIOLATION OF DEMOCRACY IN THE APC

The APC, a party born of the quest for democratic good governance, is under critical threat by those who managed to be in the party but never of it. From the party’s inception, the principles of democratic fairness and justice were to guide APC internal deliberations. Party founders realized that only by intramural fair dealing could the party remain faithful to the progressive ideals that we presented to the Nigerian electorate as our governing creed. If the party could not justly govern itself, it would find it difficult to establish and maintain just government throughout the nation.

In essence, the party was the embodiment of a democratic promise made between its members as well as a democratic vow made to the public. Evidently, some errant members believe promises and vows are mere words to be easily spoken and more easily broken. Chairman John Oyegun has breached these good pledges in a most overt and brazen display. In doing so, Oyegun has dealt a heavy blow to the very party he professes to lead. It is an awful parent who suffocates his own child for the sake of a few naira. The party was supposed to buttress APC members elected to government at all levels. Because of Oyegun’s conduct of our affairs, the party is rapidly becoming an albatross to those it was meant to help.

Oyegun’s comportment regarding the Ondo state primacy will become the textbook definition of political treachery and malfeasance of the basest order. In early September, the state primary was held. A purported winner was named. Having faith in the ways of the party, Tinubu publicly accepted what he assumed to be a verdict honestly derived. As a democrat, one must face the possibility of defeat and accept such as outcome with as much grace as one would embrace victory. One of the few bright spots during the conduct of the primaries was Jigawa Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar

He chaired the primary convention with decorum and impartiality. He was unaware that a tampered list has been slipped into the process.

Indeed within hours of the announcement, news began to filter in that gravely disturbed me. Credible allegations of fraud troubled the waters. The delegate list had been materially altered by someone in a strategic position to so do. The names of over 150 valid delegates were excised to make room for an equal number of impostors. This was not a clerical error. The alteration was wilfully executed that the primary would be directed toward a chosen end that bore nothing in common with the will of most state party members. A cunning few had tried to deceive the many into believing they were outnumbered.

A conspiracy to steal the Ondo primary had been uncovered. Fortunately, the grand deception afoot had been unable to cover its tracks fast enough. Truth began to cry for justice.

Several candidates filed petitions contesting the result. The party established an investigative board to review the evidence. In a two to one decision, the panel found the delegate roster had suffered tampering. The panel recommended that a new primary should be held using the valid delegate list. This recommendation was tabled before the National Working Committee (NWC).

After many hours of deliberations spanning several days, a final vote was held by the NWC. Before hand, NWC members agreed that the decision of the majority would become the stance of the party. Such is the way of democracy. The NWC voted six against five to cancel the fraudulent results and hold an honest primary. For a moment, it seemed the party would restore its integrity by giving democracy a chance. However, those who sought to scam an entire state would not let the vote of 11 people spoil their enterprise.

After the NWC vote, a noticeably agitated Chairman Oyegun proposed the NWC engage in prayer before concluding the meeting. Adhering to this chairman’s request, NWC members began to pray. Seeing that the others had taken his bait, Oyegun used the prayerful interlude to secretly excuse himself from the meeting. Contravening the NWC decision and in violation of all rules of fundamental decency, Oyegun decided to safeguard the fraud done in Ondo by perpetrating a greater fraud. Oyegun arrogated to himself the right to submit the name of Rotimi Akeredolu to INEC as the candidate of the party.

Truth has finally come to light. There exists a regressive element in the party that cares nothing for the progressive ideas upon which this party was founded. They joined the APC because it was the best ride available at the time. Now they want to guide the party into the ditch. They want to turn the party into a soulless entity incapable of doing good, just like they are. When such a person tastes power, they shed all good restraint. They come to abuse the trust given them as if they are the owners of that trust and not its mere custodians. These people did little to build the party but now will do much to wreck it.

Such a man is Oyegun and those who conspired with him to sabotage justice and democracy in Ondo. Our party was to stand for change. Oyegun and his fellows seem to be on a different wave length. They are the cohort of Unchange.

The APC wants to guide Nigeria into a better tomorrow. Oyegun and the cohort of unchange want to pull Nigeria back into the past where rigging and vote stealing were the old and new testaments of politics. They want the people to think that there is no alternative to their reactionary system of skewed politics and imperious government. Thus, they seek to turn the APC into a factory of the very political malpractices the people soundly rejected in the past election. To choke the APC in this manner is to kill the chance for progressive reform for the foreseeable future. Much more than the Ondo primary is at stake. Oyegun has revealed his team’s game plan: It is the destruction of progressive politics and governance on behalf of the people.

The Herald

BUHARI MAGIC – Banks lose 28% Profit

Afrinvest 2016 Banking Sector report has indicated that the Nigerian banking sector’s profit fell by 28.4 per cent in the 2015 financial year.

The report which was released in Lagos, showed that foreign exchange volatility and lower oil price led to a major decline in the fortune of the sector.

“The resilience of the Nigerian banking sector was put to the test as elevated risk concerns triggered a spike in NPL ratio and slowed the pace of credit expansion dramatically. Gross loans and advances dipped by 1.9 per cent in 2015 across our coverage universe compared to the 26.6 per cent growth in 2014 as lower oil prices, FX volatility and liquidity concerns dampened risk appetite amidst a hazy economic road map.

“Thus, growth in industry gross earnings moderated to 10.3 per cent in 2015 (compared to 14.6 per cent in 2014). At the same time, liquidity in the banking system (especially among Tier-2 banks) was pressured by the TSA implementation, which sterilised approximately N1.2tn from the banking system.”

It stated that “as a result, sector profitability was depressed in 2015 with profit before tax tumbling by 28.4 per cent year-on-year as industry NPL ratio spiked to 4.9 per cent from three per cent in 2014.

“Furthermore, return on equity moderated to 9.1 per cent from 15.5 per cent in 2014. Capital adequacy ratio was strained on account of revised computation guidelines and increase in general loan loss provisioning, settling at 16.5 per cent in 2015 (relative to 19.7 per cent in 2014). Total deposits dipped by 1.8 per cent to N20.7tn, while total assets (+3.3 per cent ) and liabilities (+1.1 per cent) increased.”

Commenting on the report, the Group Managing Director, Afrinvest, Mr. Ike Chioke, said: “Our assessment of performance indicators in the Nigerian banking space indicated that performance softened in 2015 as events in the socio-political, economic and regulatory environment heightened risk consciousness, slowed the pace of credit expansion, deteriorated asset quality and weakened earnings capacity across all tiers in the sector.”

26 killed as army clashes with Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria

Twenty-six people were killed when soldiers clashed with members of militant group Boko Haram in north-eastern
Nigeria, an army spokesman said Sunday, dpa reported.
The insurgents attacked an army base in the village of Logomani, in Borno State, with rockets and hand grenades, according to spokesman Colonel Sani Usman.
Among the dead were 22 Boko Haram members and four soldiers, the spokesman said.
The army regained control over their barracks after about an hour of combat, Usman added.
Boko Haram poses a steady threat to communities in the north-east of Nigeria and has also launched offensives in neighbouring Chad, Niger and Cameroon. Since 2009, at least 14,000 people have died at the hands of the fundamentalists in Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger. According to the United Nations, an estimated 2.7 million people in the region have fled their homes due to Boko Haram.
Saudi Press Agency

Bad teachers produced Nigeria’s bad leaders, says Ex-Speaker, Bankole

Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole has said that Nigeria is suffering from bad leadership because of bad teachers.

The former Speaker also said the future of the country is bleak, adding that the current bad leaders in the country were produced by bad teachers years back. Bankole stated this at the second distinguished guest lecture of the Year 2016 Registry Day of the Federal College of Education, FCE, Abeokuta. Lecturing on: “Teachers’ Quality, Competitiveness and Employability: Defining the roles for College Administrators and Academics,” Bankole said Nigerians have the potential to change the country and further influence global development in a big way. The former Speaker observed “The future is not looking good. There is a major problem. The government cannot pay salary and pension. If Nigeria is bad today. If we have leadership problem , it is because of the bad teachers. Nigeria needs to be rebranded”, he said. Bankole while lamenting on the challenges facing the education, said, “at present, to gain admission into universities and Polytechnics, students must achieve pass marks at or above the cut-off points of 160-180. “On the same scale of measurement, the cut-off point for admission to a College of Education is 130. This means that the system is pre-disposed to select poorer academic performers to train as teachers for our children. “If we are selecting poorer academic performers to train and teach our students, how can we expect our students to be high achievers,if all through their formative academic years, they are separated from the brightest minds and not forced to push themselves past the standards and achievements of individuals who are unable to gain admission into university?,” Bankole queried. While submitting that the result has been having that “In Nigeria at present our school standards are being set by poorer performing students. This is a major problem! Why are we letting this happen? “This is no joking matter. Our Colleges of Education should have the highest cut-off points, attract the smartest students, because they matter too much for the future of this country,”he said.
The Vanguard

UI makes top 1,000 varsities globally

The oldest university in the country, University of Ibadan, has finally been ranked among the best 1,000 universities in the world.

The latest ranking which was carried out by the top rated organisation, Times Higher Education, THE, showed that the University of Ibadan is the only Nigerian university that made it to the top 1,000 globally-ranked universities.

The latest ranking was based on teaching, research, citations of scholarly publications, industry income and international outlook.

In the latest 2016/2017 ranking which featured 980 universities worldwide, the University of Ibadan was ranked 601.

Despite being the only university in Nigeria that entered the list of top universities in the world, University of Ibadan came behind South African universities with University of Cape Town ranked 148 followed by Stellenbosch University (401), University of KwaZulu Natal (501).

University of Ghana, Legon (601) is the only university from Ghana in the latest ranking and it is ranked ahead of Nigeria’s premier university.

Only 22 universities across Africa made it to the world class universities with South Africa and Egyptian universities dominating.

Reacting to the latest ranking, vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof Idowu Olayinka, said the university is blessed with world class scholars who are dedicated to their calling and must be engaged by Nigeria to solve her problems.

While stating that the latest ranking is a welcome development, he urged the Federal Government to allocate special privileged funding to the university for research infrastructure to rise further in future ranking.

From the National Mirror.

UI was ranked 801 in the world going by the actual table on the Times Higher Education Website.

 

Here are the Breaking news headlines in brief

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  • Do not Sign ECOW­AS/EU Economic Partnership Agreement – MAN to Buhari

  • 26 Killed As Army Clashes With Boko Haram In North East Nigeria  

  • BUHARI MAGIC – Banks lose 28% Profit

  • Traders petition govt over eviction threat by developers, landlords

  • How Civil Defence officials brutalised trader, shaved his hair, beard

  • AGF Seeks Further Evidence to Prosecute Saraki, Ekweremadu

  • FX Scarcity Heightens Concern over Banks’ Eurobond Obligations

  • Adeosun: Spending on Capital Projects, Our Strategy to Get Out of Recession

  • MEND, Clark Condemn Bombing of Shell’s Bonny Pipeline

  • Edo PDP Alleges Conspiracy by INEC, APC, Police to Rig Election

  • FG Has Invested N66Bn in Modern Storage Facilities – Audu Ogbeh  

  • Pioneer Status Incentives: Are we really serious about increasing revenues?

  • Tambuwal Lays Foundation for School in Sole LG in Nigeria Without One

  • Nigeria’s Maritime Industry on the Brink of a New Dawn

  • Recession: Not so, Mr Vice President  

  • NIBSS boosts undergraduates’ skills, unveils competition  

  • UBA calls for entries in essay contest

  • Recession: Govt will Take You and Cross the Red Sea, Says Osinbajo

  • Ondo APC Crisis: Tinubu Demands Oyegun’s Dismissal

  • Former TUC President Predicts Rancour-free Poll, Victory for APC  

  • Budget Scandal: Abdulmumin Wants Senate to Take over National Assembly  

  • Anxiety mounts as FRSC deadline on speed limiters draws near

  • BBOG Set to Mark 900th Days of Chibok Girls Captivity

  • Ambode Receives Best Performing Nigerian Governor Award in New York  

  • Food security: GM crops to the rescue  

  • PTAD Refers 800 ‘Fraudulent’ Pension Accounts to ICPC for Probe  

  • Fashola: FG Spending on Infrastructure to Get Nigeria out of Recession

  • Oyegun is but the mercenary of forces that seek to return the nation to the old ways – Tinubu

  • Jimoh Ibrahim calls for National Commission for recession

  • Budget padding: Jibrin releases evidence against Dogara, others

  • Niger Delta Summit: MEND Criticizes Avengers, Pan-Niger Delta Group  

  • Task force begins removal of illegal structures, shanties in Victoria Island, Ikoyi  

  • Ondo guber primary: Oyegun must resign – Tinubu  

  • Change begins with leadership  

  • Oyebode: Genuine School Sports Vital to Development

  • NNPC remits $49m to Federation Account after 14 months  

  • BIAFRA: Kanu, others ask NJC to probe Justice Tsoho

  • Biafra: Buhari under fire over referendum  

  • NPFL title: Imama leads Rangers to promise land  

  • Economists oppose sale of national asset

  • Trans Niger Pipeline with Nigeria’s Bonny Light crude shut down

  • African Development Bank aims to lend Nigeria $4.1b for power and farming

  • ‘Dangote refinery will create 300,000 jobs’

  • Recession: Udoma Seeks Nass Support For Economic Recovery

  • Senate orders cows found loitering in City Centre to be slaughtered

  • Nscdc Reopens Shut Agip Oil Well In Bayelsa

  • Explosion And Fire Rock Shell Facility In Ogoniland

  • Nigeria: Economy Loses N6.33 Trillion to Naira Devaluation

  • Nigeria: Enugu School Principals to Undergo Competency Tests

  • Kanu trial: Prosecution suffers setback over bias claims  

  • Seeing pupils without shoes is heartbreaking – Mrs Ambode

  • Woman arrested for domestic violence on her house help

  • Man arraigned for killing his daughters  

  • Nigeria: Sale Of Assets As Dangerous Policy Myopia? By Chukwuma Charles Soludo

  • Edo: Inec takes delivery of election materials

  • Deadly Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria

  • Shekau is Mad, Cannot be Trusted – Army Declares

  • Jibrin pens Soul Searching Letter to Yakubu Dogara

  • Prosecute Dame Patience Jonathan and Stop the Media Trial – Lawyers Tell EFCC

  • Police confirms killing of traditional ruler in Benue  

  • Budget Padding: Ethics Committee concludes hearing on Jibrin  

  • How to capture public interest in budget – Tambuwal  

  • @HQNigerianArmy Weekend of Attack, Ambush, Repels and IED

  • Stop Complaining and Remain Resolute – Yemi Osinbajo

  • How Chukwuma Soludo doled out $7 Bn as CBN Chief – Femi Falana  

  • Shettima says insurgents are merchants of fear

  • Nigerian naira hits record low on black market  

  • Edo Governorship Election: Inec takes delivery of sensitive materials from CBN  

  • Over 2000 Nigerians complain about Ethiopian, Emirates Airlines others in 6 months

  • How Diezani Alison-Madueke Bought Le Meridien Hotel Port Harcourt From Ex-MILAD Anthony Ukpo

  • AfDB approves $1bn loan for Nigeria

  • Collapsed bridge hurt economic activity in Jigawa communities

  • We need N30bn to reconstruct Bama – Borno State Government

  • How Buhari, others relegated Osinbajo to ‘a very flat tyre’ because of Tinubu – Fani-Kayode

  • 5 reasons Surulere is the best place to live in Lagos

  • Police rescue kidnapped corps member

  • Nigeria: Bayelsa’s Abandoned Tower Hotel  

  • Deaths reported in Lagos cholera outbreak

  • Udo Udoma seeks NASS support for economic recovery drive

  • Biafra: Judge hands-off Kanu, others trial over alleged bias

  • Violence against children on increase in Nigeria – UNICEF

  • Police rescue kidnapped corps member in Rivers  

  • Insurgents are merchants of fear, says Shettima  

  • Bola Ahmed Tinubu and those who want him dead  

  • African Development Bank says aims to provide $4.1b to Nigeria in 2016/2017

  • Bola Tinubu and those who want him dead  

  • 40-year-old deaf and dumb man defiles six-month-old baby in Yobe  

  • Corruption trial of Kingsley Kuku’s aides adjourned  

  • Ambode seeks stronger tie with judiciary

  • Edo Guber Poll: IGP Orders Redeployment Of 25,000 Policemen  

  • Operation Lafiya Dole Encounter Improvised Explosive Device At Miyanti, Maiduguri

  • Tinubu has lost much political ground, but will bounce back – Fani-Kayode

  • Enugu School Principals To Undergo Competence Tests

  • Nigeria Calls For Establishment Of Africa Skills Development Fund  

  • Jonathan disagrees with Buhari over railway claim, says ‘I’m proud of my achievements’

  • Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up Oil Pipeline Again

  • Recession: Lawmaker suggests consumption of locally-made products as way out

  • ‘Buhari’s govt should stop saying it would not probe Goodluck Jonathan while maligning Patience’  

  • Nigeria to launch mass housing scheme; targets 400,000 homes

  • From An Unknown Model To Winner Of Project Fame West Africa

  • BOLA AHMED TINUBU AND THOSE WHO WANT HIM DEAD – Femi Fani Kayode   

  • Borno requires 30 billion Naira to reconstruct Bama – Commissioner  

  • Nigeria in talks with African Development Bank for $1b loan

  • Dalung Urges State Governments To Invest In Sports   

  • FG Flags 0ff Second Graduates/Youths Empowerment Scheme   

  • Parents bury 18-year-old daughter alive for three days to cure pains

  • Shell Nigeria refuses to confirm oil militants’ attack