CJN Cautions New Judges against Abuse

By Tobi Soniyi and Adebiyi Adedapo The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Dahiru Musdapher Monday in Abuja urged  newly appointed judges and Khadis to abide by the ethics and integrity of the bench just as he warned them against issuing  ex-parte orders. Speaking at the 2012 induction course for new judges and Khadis organised […]

June 12: Tiunbu Honours Abiola, Calls for a New Nigeria

By Sunday Okobi Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Monday paid tribute to the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, saying that he died trying to regain the mandate given to him by the Nigerian people. Also, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) chieftain urged Nigerians to use this opportunity […]

2015: Musa Calls for Strong Opposition against PDP

By John Shiklam Chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) and former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, Monday called on the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to extend their ongoing alliance talks to other parties in order to have a formidable grounds to […]

Jonathan Seeks More Efforts to Crash Cement Price

By Crusoe Osagie and Shola Oyeyipo Nigeria moved closer to achieving self-sufficiency in cement production Monday with the inauguration of an expanded production line at Dangote Cement, Obajana, Kogi State that has raised its production capacity by 5.25 million tonnes a year. The inauguration of the third production line at the cement factory by President […]

New Tariff: PHCN to Generate N22.5bn Monthly

By Ejiofor Alike – Thisdaylive news The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) will generate average revenue of N22.5 billion monthly from the new electricity tariff that took effect from June 1, 2012. The Minister of Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji, said Monday that this figure was the irreducible amount the ailing power utility company requires […]

PDP: Tukur’s Aide Flays Oyinlola

By Chuks Okocha – Thisdaylive The power tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party that has pitted the national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, against the national secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, seems to be in no hurry to go away. The tussle has worsened with Tukur’s chief of staff, Alhaji Habu Aliyu Fari, challenging Oyinlola’s authority to […]

Honouring M.K.O. Abiola – Substance over Form

I have watched with keen interest the raging debate over the May 29 announcement by President Goodluck Jonathan renaming the University of Lagos, Akoka (UNILAG), as Moshood Abiola University. The decision by the president was made to honour the hero of our present democracy, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, who won the June 12, 1993 presidential […]

Value of Nigeria’s Agric Sector Projected to Hit $256bn

By Crusoe Osagie The Federal Government has revealed that the value of the nation’s agricultural sector has been projected to hit about N256 billion by the year 2030. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, who gave the growth figure for the sector at a Food Security Summit in Lagos, said if steps […]

Bulls Resurface After 9 Days

Trading Session at NSE Trading at the stock market opened on a positive note yesterday as the  benchmark  the  Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)  All-share Index rose for the first time after nine days of persistent decline. The bulls returned pushing the   NSE All-share  Index by 1.34 per cent from 20,902.95 to close at 21,183.34, while […]

PIB: FG to Establish Special Funds for Oil-producing Communities

By Chika Amanze-Nwachuku     Succour will soon come the way of oil-producing communities in Nigeria, as the newly drafted Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), provides for the establishment of Petroleum Host Communities Fund (PHCF) to be utilised for the development of the economic and social infrastructure of the communities. The latest draft PIB, if passed into law, […]