I belong to all parties – Akpabio tells PDP…confirms rumours of talks with APC

Senator Godswill Akpabio has confirmed rumours that have been swirling around for some time that he has been negotiating to join another political party, possibly the All Progressives Congress (APC). Senator Akpabio told Ikot Ekpene senatorial district PDP members on Monday at a rally where they endorsed him and Gov Udom Emmanuel that his interest…

Southern Leaders’ Flight Denied Landing Permit, Nwodo Warns Nigeria Sliding into Dictatorship

The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, frontline Igbo socio-cultural group, Chief John Nwodo, Monday warned that some recent actions of the federal government showed that the country was sliding into dictatorship. Nwodo spoke at a news conference in Abuja, where he said that a chartered flight that was to take some Southern leaders to Makurdi for…

Fashola: NERC Free to Cancel Discos’ Licences, Force Re-capitalisation

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, yesterday affirmed that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has enough regulatory options to use against any of the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) that fail to meet up with the federal government’s recent order to improve on their services or exit the market. Fashola…

China ready to invest additional $3 billion in Nigerian oil operations

The Management of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has expressed readiness to invest additional $3billion in its existing stakes in offshore oil and gas operations in the Nigerian jurisdiction. Leading a team of CNOOC top executives to the corporate headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Yuan Guangyu, Chief Executive Officer of the…

Take Your Rightful Place In Nigeria Investment Opportunities – Saraki Told US Investors

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the Government of the United States (U.S.) to take its rightful place in trade and investment relationship with the country. Saraki made the call while addressing the United States Chamber of Commerce on ‘Doing Business and Opportunities in Nigeria’ as part of a parliamentary…

BREAKING: INEC Fayemi wins and declared winner as APC, PDP woo voters with cash

Idowu Olayinka, the Chief Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, said Mr Fayemi polled 197,459 votes to emerge the winner. The All Progressives Congress candidate in the Ekiti State governorship election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has won the poll held on Saturday. From the results of the 16 local government areas…

INEC to release timetable for bye-elections in Kastina, Bauchi, Cross River

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will release timetable and schedule of activities to fill the existing vacancies in the Bauchi South and Katsina North Senatorial Districts by next week. The Commission disclosed this in a statement issued by its National Commissioner, Malam Mohammad Haruna, on Friday in Abuja. Haruna said that the…