As Nigeria Turns 60, Today…

Today, Nigeria clocks 60 years of political independence. It is a major milestone considering the fact that many countries that gained independence from the colonial masters along with Nigeria have since disintegrated. It is not out of place, therefore, if Nigerians across the country as well as those in the Diaspora roll out the drums…

Wike Hosts Nigeria At 60 Grand Finale, Today

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, will today, host the grand finale of the nation’s Diamond Jubilee Anniversary celebration in Port Harcourt, the state capital. A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Wenike Danagogo, yesterday, indicated that the event will feature parade and release of pigeons. The ceremony, which will…

Queen Of England Hails Nigeria At 60

Her Majesty, The Queen of England, has sent a message of felicitation to President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, October 1, 2020. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, in a statement he issued in Abuja, yesterday, said the message was conveyed by the…

Delta police declare Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi wanted for stripping hotel workers naked

By Nosa Akenzua Delta State Police Command, Asaba on Wednesday declared the State Governorship Aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi wanted for his alleged refusal to honour its invitation over his hotel workers that were allegedly stripped naked for theft. A statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP…

“Our mission is to provide broadband penetration and other telecom services across Africa especially in remote areas” – Wole Abu

Wole Abu is the Chief Executive Officer of Pan African Towers Limited, an indigenous infrastructure company in the African telecoms market. In this interview, Abu celebrates Nigeria at 60 as he discloses the circumstances that gave birth to his company two years ago and the impetus behind its fast-pervading footprints in Nigeria and Ghana as…

Amidst Insurgency, Borno State Grows IGR by 25.3%

Borno State grew its Internally Generated Revenue by 25.3% from N6.52 billion in 2018 to N8.17 billion in 2019. Ali Manga Bulama, the Executive Chairman of Borno State Internal Revenue Service, disclosed this in Maiduguri, when an excellence in IGR Award 2019/2020 was presented to him by Alford Conferences Limited, the convener of the annual…

FEC Okays N13.08trn Budget Estimate For 2021

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), yesterday, approved the sum of N13.08trillion as budget estimate for 2021. Yesterday’s meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, at the end of the meeting, told journalists that that FEC had approved the budget estimates for 2023. According to…

Governance Has Never Been This Bad, CAN Cries Out

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has criticised the Federal Government for what it called mis-governance that had led to insecurity, dilapidated infrastructure, high cost of living and continuous drop in quality of life of Nigerians. CAN said Nigeria has never experienced bad governance as it has recorded in past 10 years, to the point…

PIB Passes First Reading In Senate

The Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB 2020 (SB.510) was read for the first time on the floor of the Ninth Senate, yesterday. With the Bill scaling first reading on the floor of the Upper Chamber, it is a clear indication that the Senate has begun the process of legislative procedure for the passage of the controversial…

Transforming Nigeria Through Movies, Music, Arts

Oil since its discovery in commercial quantity in Nigeria has dominated the nation’s economy, oil exports have contributed 98 percent of the Federal Government’s revenue. This over dependence has made the Nigeria’s economy unstable, non-static and has displayed a large over dependence on oil incomes. It is on this premise that studies have been carried…

FG Suspends Electricity Tariff Hike

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has ordered the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to suspend the September 1 tariff increase for 14 days. The commission’s suspension order of the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) 2020 signed by NERC’s Chairman, Prof James Momoh, was released on its website, yesterday. NERC suspension followed a joint communique issued…

Buhari Makes U-Turn, To Give National Broadcast, Today

President Muhammadu Buhari has rescinded his earlier decision to address Nigerians on the nation’s 60th Independence, today, from the Eagle Square Abuja venue of the anniversary parade. Buhari will now make the traditional nationwide broadcast at 7am before proceeding to the venue of the anniversary parade that is scheduled to commence by 10am. The Special…