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World Bank: Buhari Asked Us to Focus Intervention Programmes Only in Northern Nigeria

by admin - 13 October 2017

The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, has revealed that President Mohammadu Buhari had requested the global financial institution to concentrate its counterpart development efforts in northern Nigeria. President Buhari is widely accused of running an ethnic agenda and filling almost all national...

Politics

When South East Govs Proscribed IPOB

THE COMMUNIQUE In view of the prevailing security situation in the South East and its attendant consequences, the South East Governors hereby resolve as follows: 1. All activities of IPOB are hereby proscribed. IPOB and all other aggrieved groups are advised to articulate their position on all National issues and submit to the Committee of Governors, Ohaneze Ndigbo and National Assembly Members from...

Photo News

Corruption: Buhari, Act or Quit (Photos)

Buhari Act or Quit: Charley Boy, Deji Adeyanju and coalition of Public Interest Lawyers League (PILL)  begin daily sit-out-protest in Abuja over several officials of the Buhari administration accused of embezzling billions without any commensurate response from government. The group is also protesting against government’s plan  to borrow $5.5 billion loan from China. Facebook Comments ...

Power/Mineral Resources

‘Shell Paid $31bn into Federation Account, NDDC from 2002-2016’

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) remitted 29.8 billion dollars to the federation account and 1.2 billion dollars to Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2002 and 2016. Mr Igo Weli, General Manager, External Relations, made the disclosure on Monday in Port Harcourt while reacting to the shut-down of SPDC flow station and gas plant in Belema community by angry youths. The youths...

Cities/Abuja Districts

President of Ghana Receives FCT Honorary Citizenship

FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello (right) conferring honorary citizenship of Abuja on the President of Ghana, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo at the Presidential wing of Abuja International Airport…Tuesday. FCT MINISTER CONFERS GHANAIAN PRESIDENT WITH HONORARY CITIZENSHIP OF ABUJA FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, Tuesday conferred the President of the Republic of Ghana, Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,...

Diplomacy

Deportation of 250 Citizens Prompt Nigeria, EU Agreement on Repatriation

Nigeria and European Union (EU) are working to have an agreement that will facilitate the repatriation of Nigerians living illegally in EU countries. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja that the EU also sought to engage with the government in providing vocational training for those who had been repatriated. The EU for now,...

Environment/Health

Monkeypox Hits Bayelsa: 11 Cases Identified, 32 Cases Monitored

The Federal Government says it is addressing the outbreak of Monkeypox in Bayelsa. The government said this in a statement published on the website of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the centre, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Thursday in Abuja. According to the statement, government is also taking the required steps to manage the cases and to prevent...

Crime/Defence

Customs Say Another Arms Haul from Turkey

Hameed Ali, Customs boss The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Rtd. Col. Hameed Ali Thursday cried out over the rate at which dangerous weapons are being imported into the country in recent times. This was as the customs boss confirmed the seizure of another container load of pump action rifles at the Tin Can Island port. The latest discovery were 470 pump action rifles imported...

Editorial/Opinion

A Colony of Monkeys And A Congress of Baboons

By Femi Fani-Kayode On August 3rd 1857, in what can only be described as one of the most profound, moving, passionate and inspiring speeches in human history, Frederick Douglas, the former black slave and the great freedom fighter and philosopher said, inter alia, the following: “Let me give you a word of the philosophy of reform. The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all...