Why Jonathan visited Obasanjo

Why Jonathan visited Obasanjo

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan on Friday met in a remote village in Ogun State to hold talks aides say centred on mending their strained relationship. The two leaders met for several hours in Ibogun-Olaogun, the ancestral hometown of Mr. Obasanjo, taking a stroll together through the community before being treated to a […]

Stop illegal collection of fees for N-Power, welfare programmes, Nigerian govt warns states, others

Stop illegal collection of fees for N-Power, welfare programmes, Nigerian govt warns states, others

The collection of fees and charges by some state governments and local officials for the federal government’s social investment programmes is illegal and should be stopped forthwith, the presidency has said. PREMIUM TIMES reported how some state governments charged applicants various fees, particularly for the N-Power programme. About 200,000 jobless Nigerians across the country have […]

EXCLUSIVE: Why I was removed as Senate Leader, Ndume opens up

EXCLUSIVE: Why I was removed as Senate Leader, Ndume opens up

Borno Senator, Ali Ndume, who was removed as Senate Majority Leader on Tuesday, has revealed why he was ousted. The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, announced Mr. Ndume’s removal shortly before the upper legislative chamber adjourned on Tuesday. Mr. Saraki read a letter from the All Progressives Congress caucus asking for leadership change. Mr. […]

Despite N325.5m in 2016, FG budgeted another N100.8m for kitchen equipment

Nigeria’s Presidency is planning to buy new “kitchen and catering equipment” for N100.8 million in 2017, a proposal sent to the National Assembly says.

Despite N325.5m in 2016, FG budgeted another N100.8m for kitchen equipment

Nigeria’s Presidency is planning to buy new “kitchen and catering equipment” for N100.8 million in 2017, a proposal sent to the National Assembly says. The huge amount, coming as Nigerians groan under the weight of economic recession, will add to hundreds of million of naira spent on the recurring item over the years. Between 2015 […]

Buhari joins Jonathan, Yar’Adua to violate Nigerian law on public procurement

Buhari joins Jonathan, Yar’Adua to violate Nigerian law on public procurement

Despite promises during the campaigns in the build up to the 2015 election, President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to inaugurate the National Council on Public Procurement, NCPP, as required by Nigerian law. The Public Procurement Act 2007 was signed into law by late President Umaru Yar’Adua on June 4, 2007. The Act provides for the establishment […]

PDP commends Nigerian soldiers, Buhari for reclaiming Sambisa forest from Boko Haram

PDP commends Nigerian soldiers, Buhari for reclaiming Sambisa forest from Boko Haram

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday commended Nigerian soldiers for the uncommon bravery they displayed at dislodging Boko Haram from Sambisa Forest in north-east Nigeria. “We salute the men and women of our beloved armed forces. Their courage, determination and sacrifice made this achievement possible,” the PDP said in a statement signed by its […]

Why Buhari is silent on Southern Kaduna killings – Spokesperson

Why Buhari is silent on Southern Kaduna killings – Spokesperson

President Muhammadu Buhari is silent on the ongoing violence in southern part of Kaduna State because the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, is handling it, presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, has said. Mr. Adesina stated this Monday morning on Channels Television during its Sunrise Daily programme. At least six persons were killed in Goska village, Jema’a local […]

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