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Ifeanyi Ubah To The Rescue; To Release 13 million Litres Of Fuel Tonight


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 »

Fuel Subsidy: Nigeria May Go Bankrupt In Months – IIPELP


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 »

Only 6 Of 275 Females Rescued From Sambisa Forest Are Pregnant – NEMA


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 »

LCCI Urges Incoming Buhari Administration To Deregulate Oil And Gas Sector


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 »

NLC Faction Threatens Nationwide Strike Over ‘Chronic’ Fuel Scarcity


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 May Shut Down Services As Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder


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 »

Fuel Scarcity Affecting Service Quality, Airtel Cries


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 »

Fayose Lifts Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew On Ado-Ekiti

Ayo Fayose-victory

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 »

FG Will Resolve Challenges In Health Sector – Minister


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 »

Danjuma Tasks Buhari On Probing Jonathan

GEJ-TY Danjuma

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 »

Blame Oil Marketers For Fuel Scarcity, Not FG – Okonjo-Iweala


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 »

When I Handover On May 29, I’ll Be Leaving At Least N3.7bn In Katsina Treasury — Shema

Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State

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 »

Emir Of Bauchi Decries Increase In Immoral Activities

Emir of Bauchi-Rilwanu Adamu

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 »

NDLEA Puts Kashamu Under House Arrest Pending Court Appearance Monday

Buruji Kashamu

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 »

Jonathan’s Administration Incurred Only $21.8bn of The $63.7bn National Debt

Finance Minister & Coordinating Minister of the economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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 »

Robbery Suspect Arrested On Wedding Day


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 »

Govt Officials Beat Four Priests To Stupor In Enugu


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 »

Health Minister Inaugurates Emergency Response Team For Buhari Inauguration


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 »

Troops Evade Landmines To Kill Boko Haram Fighters, Rescue 20 Women And Children From Sambisa


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 »