Ifeanyi Ubah, an ally of President Goodluck Jonathan and founder of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) is set to assuage the pains of Nigerians as fuel scarcity bites harder. Ubah’s Capital Oil and Gas released a statement on Sunday saying it was releasing 13 million litres of petroleum products ... Read More »
The Lagos State Government has cancelled the restriction of movement during the May edition of the m...
The Taraba State Government House has been plunged into darkness after the Yola Electricity Distribu...
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has ordered the diversion of traffic on all ro...
Fuel has always been an integral component of our lives in Nigeria. The unfaltering challenges with ...
The Federal Government and international donor agencies have been called upon to help rebuild commun...
The International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP) says Nigeria is toeing the path of bankruptcy if it continues to subsidise importation of petroleum products under the Petroleum Support Fund (PSF) scheme. IIPELP, a think-tank that provides institutional and structural support to the energy sector in Africa, warned ... Read More »
The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Muhammed Sidi, has said that only six of the 275 females rescued from the Sambisa Forest in Borno are pregnant. Speaking at an interactive forum organised by a non-governmental organisation, 1 Nigeria Initiative, in Abuja on Sunday, Sidi said the ... Read More »
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Sunday called on the incoming administration at the federal level to deregulate the oil and gas downstream sector. This is contained in a statement issued and signed in Lagos by the President of the chamber, Mr Remi Bello, on the current ... Read More »
The Comrade Joe Ajaero faction of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the chronic fuel scarcity being experienced across the country as war against the citizens and a conscious attempt to subject millions of Nigerians to economic suicide. Subsequently, the faction has threatened to direct its members to embark on ... Read More »
MTN Nigeria says it may shut down its services due to scarcity of fuel to power its operations. According to the company, it needs a “significant quantity of diesel in the very near future to prevent a shutdown of services across Nigeria,” it wrote on microblogging site Twitter. “If diesel ... Read More »
Telecommunications operator, Airtel today said the fuel scarcity in the country is impacting negatively on its commitment to delivering best quality of service and seamless telephony experience to all Nigerians. The telco said this in a statement on Sunday. “While we are currently doing everything within our means as well ... Read More »
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti on Sunday lifted the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on Ado-Ekiti on May 22, following a civil unrest. The governor stated this in his broadcast to the people of the state in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. He described the crisis between the Hausa community and commercial drivers ... Read More »
The Federal Government says it is making proactive efforts to resolve challenges in the health sector. The Minister of Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, announced this when he inaugurated Berith Specialist Hospital in Suleja. Represented by the Director of Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. David Atura, the minister said ... Read More »
A former Minister of Defence, General Theophilous Danjuma has tasked the President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari to probe President Goodluck Jonathan and his administration’s alleged gross mismanagement of resources. Speaking in Takum, Taraba State during the official commissioning of two set of bridges he constructed along Takum-Katsina highway, yesterday, Danjuma said ... Read More »
Controlling Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Saturday absolved the federal government of any blames in the current fuel crisis in the country. Speaking during an interactive session with finance correspondents in Abuja on Saturday, Okonjo-Iweala said most of the marketers were blackmailing the ... Read More »
Gov. Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State has said he will be leaving at least N3.7 billion in the state’s treasury by May 29. Mr. Shema disclosed this on Saturday at the inauguration of 151 housing units named “Katsina Estate”, constructed by his administration at the Kafe District of the Federal ... Read More »
Calls For Withdrawal Of Okonjo-Iweala’s Doctorate Degree Ill-Conceived, Politically Motivated – NANS
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the call for the withdrawal of the Doctorate Degree conferred on the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, by Yale University in the United States. A statement from NANS President, Tijani Usman, in Abuja on Saturday urged Yale University authorities to ignore ... Read More »
The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu, has expressed concern over the increase in immoral activities in Bauchi. In a message to the people of the state, delivered through various Imams of Friday Congregational Prayers, the Royal Father said reports reaching him indicated that some people, mostly youth, had taken ... Read More »
After hours of laying siege on his Lekki Phase 1 Lagos home, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Saturday said it has placed Senator-elect for Ogun East, Prince Buruji Kashamu, under house arrest. He will be arraigned in court on Monday. The NDLEA also announced that it had ... Read More »
Coordinating Minister for the Economy (CME) and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Saturday put the nation’s total debt stock at $63.7 billion. This include multilateral as well as domestic loans by successive federal and state governments since 1960. According to her, $21.8 billion was incurred under the outgoing ... Read More »
Oyo State Police Command has arrested a suspected member of a robbery gang at a marriage registry in Ibadan, the state capital. The suspect, Olumide Asiyanbi, is allegedly a member of a six-man-robbery gang who had terrorised residents of Challenge area of Ibadan, the state capital, Police said. According to ... Read More »
At least six persons, including four Anglican priests, were on Friday beaten to stupor by some members a task-force working with the Enugu State Housing Corporation, reports have said. The victims were Reverends Collins Odoabuchi, Mbaka Peter, Eugene, and Maxwell Onyia. Other members of the church affected were Ekpecha Okechukwu ... Read More »
The Minister of Health, Khaliru Alhassan, on Friday inaugurated an emergency team to handle medical response during the weeklong inauguration activities to usher in the administration of General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on May 29. The team will deploy 14 ambulances to serve areas such as the National Mosque, National Christian ... Read More »
The Defence Headquarters on Saturday said scores of Boko Haram terrorists had died and 20 women and children had been rescued during a military operation in Sambisa forest in Borno, on Friday. This is contained in a statement by the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen Chris Olukolade. “Despite continuous encounter ... Read More »