Subsidy claims gulped N11trn in 6 years, says Senate

*Approves more N129bn for 67 marketers *NASS holds valedictory session June 6 By Ikechukwu Okaforadi, Musa Adamu, Christiana Ekpa and Umar Puma The Senate yesterday fumed that Nigeria has expended N11 trillion to oil marketers as subsidy in the last…

Senate rejects moves to downgrade Enugu Airport

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi and Musa Adamu Senate yesterday urged the Federal Government not to downgrade the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, as earlier threatened by the immediate past Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika. It also urged the government to…

Second term: Public analyst urges Buhari to tackle insecurity

By Usman Shuaibu A public analyst residing in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Mohammed Guwa Lamorde, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to redouble his efforts in tackling the security challenges facing the country ranging from…

Oil prices flat on minor crude draw

Amid the ongoing fears of an escalating trade war between China and the United States, the Energy Information Administration countered the price decline potential of the China factor by reporting a crude oil inventory draw of 0.3 million barrels for…

Yobe gov. declares emergency in education, health

From Uche Uche, Damaturu. The newly sworn-in governor of Yobe State, Alh. Mai Mala Buni, has presented his administration’s agenda for further development of the state. Noteworthy in the agenda, is his declaration of the state of emergency on primary…

Gov. Bello laments high rate of corruption in Niger

From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna. The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has said that he will consolidate on his past achievements in the last four years of governance. He, however lamented over the deep corruption going on in the…

On Oshiomhole’s ‘faux pas’ at Buhari’s second term inauguration

A video showing an outstanding breach of protocol on the line up of dignitaries to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari at the Eagle Square venue of his swearing-in alongside his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo, last Wednesday has gone viral. Those familiar with…

NGOs providing support to Boko Haram, army alerts

The Nigerian Army has again accused some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in the North-east of breaching security and sabotaging ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the zone. Army Spokesperson Sagir Musa on Thursday said the military established this after the arrest of…

Ortom pledges enormous devt to Benue people

  From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has pledged that the gains of his second term would be enormous, noting that he had learnt a lot of lessons from the mistakes made during his first term. Ortom…

Ex-minister backs call for Oshiomhole’s resignation

By Umar Muhammad Puma Immediate former Minister of Communication and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Adebayo Shittu has thrown his weight behind the call for the resignation of the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Deputy National…