NNPC disowns alleged $3.5bn Subsidy Fund; Baru briefs Senate committee on operations of $1.05bn Inter-Agency National Fuel Support Fund

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Thursday in Abuja denied the existence of an alleged $3.5bn subsidy slush fund for underhand payments of differentials in the pump price of petrol by the corporation. In a presentation to the Senator Ahmad Lawal-led Senate Ad Hoc Committee saddled with the task of investigating the existence of the…

Crimes against journalists: Media practitioners are co-actors of devt., deserve society’s protection – Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has called for more protection from all segments of society for media practitioners, describing them as co-actors of development. Obaseki made the call on the occasion of the commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, marked on November 2, each year by the…

Group criticises Atiku over ‘extravagant trip’ to Dubai with Obi, Bruce, others

The New Agenda for Positive Change, a civil society organization has taken a swipe at the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for reportedly holding a strategy session with members of his team in Dubai, UAE. The Dubai meeting had in attendance, Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi; the Senate President,…

Eight killed, women kidnapped, houses burnt in Boko Haram attack on IDP camp – UN

The United Nations office in Nigeria on Thursday issued a statement condemning an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri during which at least eight persons were killed and some women abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen. The incident which occurred Wednesday night is one of the deadliest attacks on civilians, and…

PDP accuses Buhari of fleecing Nigerians, says Atiku’ll reduce price of petrol

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has worked out a pricing template that will immediately crash the pump price of fuel in the country, since the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, in its insensitivity, has failed to do the needful in the last three years. The PDP…

Biafra: Senator Abaribe, Fani-Kayode, Others Aided Kanu’s Escape, Lawyer Tells Court

…Seeks their prosecution A Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to hold Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, PDP Chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode and others responsible for the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from the country.  The court was also told to order their arrest and prosecution after proper investigation…

NHIS Scandal: Buhari Executive Secretary Usman Yusuf to proceed on ‘administrative leave’

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, to proceed on administrative leave effective from November 5. The directive was conveyed in a letter signed by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday. The letter was signed…

Shiites killing: Frank demands urgent International Judicial Commission

Immidiate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has written an open letter to the Secretary/General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, demanding an urgent International Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the recent killings of protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) over detention of their…

Shiites: Buhari, Buratai must be tried for genocide – Frank

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has called on all the international Human rights organisations to note the record of brutal killings, especially that of Shiites people under the current administration, saying President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, must face trial after…