Senate Will Regret Threatening Buhari – Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has warned the Nigerian Senate that it will regret its decision to threaten the president, Muhammadu Buhari. The warning comes after the National Assembly rejected the Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, sent to it for confirmation by the president on Tuesday. Prof. Sagay……

Famine Is Not A Threat To Nigeria – Minister of Agriculture

The Federal Government has denied the reports by some United Nations (UN) agencies of imminent famine in Nigeria. There is no threat of starvation in the country, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Three UN agencies — Food and Agriculture Organisation, World…

Abuja Residents Grapple With Tripartite Societal Hazards

Isa Best Omoegbeji, Abah Adah and Rose Samuel reports that for residents of the Federal Capital Territory and its environs, it is struggle for survival as they battle with a tripartite societal menace of hunger, increased criminality and deadly stench from uncleared dump sites. Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja and its environs have come under heavy…

Failing to Conduct Background Checks

On July 25, 2015, Tamal Ali Chammout, a 56 year old driver with Uber Technologies Inc. was accused of sexually assaulting a passenger after dropping her off in her home. Interestingly, court records not only show that Tamal Ali Chammout is an ex-convict with several other criminal allegations, it was also discovered that he used…

New Zealand warned of Tsunami after 7.1-magnitude quake

Tsunami A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of New Zealand following a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake early Friday, report says. The emergency officials said in Wellington that the quake struck at 4:38 am (1638 GMT Thursday) at a depth of 19 km. The U.S. Geological survey said that it was centred off the north-eastern…

Mexico president blasts Trump’s policies as ‘huge threat’ after meeting

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto walk out after finishing a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero Mexico’s president rebuked Donald Trump as a threat to his country just hours after painting a positive picture of talks the two…

Universities Berate FG Over TSA, Says Policy Negates Autonomy

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday berated the federal government for compelling the nation’s universities  to key into the Treasury Single Account (TSA); declaring that “the policy negates the principle of autonomy as contained in the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement”. Coordinator of  the association,  (Benin zone),  Anthony I. Monye-Emina disclosed this at a media …

Risk of NPLs, a major threat to financial stability — CBN

By ODUNEWU SEGUN WITH banks Non-performing loans (NPLs) rising above 70 per cent year-on-year to N649.63 billion in May, 2016, the Central Bank of Nigeria has stated that the state of bad loans in the banking sector remained a major threat to the financial stability of the country. Speaking at the third National Credit Reporting…