Buhari sends $29.6bn loan request to NASS

Says oil revenue can’t fund our needs By Ikechukwu Okaforadi, Musa Adamu and Christiana Ekpa President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday forwarded to both chambers of the National Assembly a loan request for approval to enable the federal government obtain a foreign…

$9.6bn P&ID debt judgment: UK court okays FG’s plea

By Etuka Sunday The Nigerian Government has moved closer to overturning the US$9.6 billion judgement debt awarded against it in favour of Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) by a United Kingdom court in what is widely believed to be…

Buhari assures investors of political stability

By Lawrence Olaoye President Muhammad Buhari has said that investments cannot thrive in an atmosphere of social and political instability, so, the Federal Government would do all within its powers to safeguard the interest of investors. According to a statement…

9 year-old girl commits suicide in Benue

From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi A 9-year-old girl, Abah Maria Baba yesterday committed suicide at Ankpa quarters area of Makurdi, the Benue State capital. The Benue State Police Command Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Sewuese Anene, who confirmed the incident…

South African returnees won’t be abandoned, FG promises

By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja The federal government has assured South African returnees that it will not abandon them to their plight, saying that all efforts are on to continue the rehabilitation and empowerment programmes. Giving the reassurance in her office…

Bauchi Govt. sacks 20 LG heads of administration

From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi Bauchi State Government has terminated the appointment of all Heads of Administrations across the 20 Local government areas of the state. The State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dr Ladan Salihu stated this while briefing newsmen…

Nigeria, Japan establish council to deepen trade relations

By Miriam Humbe The Nigerian and Japanese governments have set up the Japan-Nigeria Business Facilitation Council (JNBFC) to further strengthen trade and investment between both countries. The creation of the JNBCF was the outcome of agreements between President Muhammadu Buhari…

Gas explosion: 2 dead, 23 injured in Ajegunle – LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed the death of two people in a gas explosion in the state on Thursday. It said 23 others were seriously injured in the explosion that occurred at Adule Street, off Ojo…

MGS: Tribute to a media icon at 60

Phew, Mallam Garba Shehu is sixty. The man whom I have chosen to refer to as MGS, his acronym, has since become a household name in the media industry in the last forty years or so. MGS, who is obviously…

2008 crisis: JNI urges unity, justice among Plateau Muslims

  From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos The Secretary General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam ( JNI), Dr Kalid Aliyu, has called on Muslim Ummah in Plateau State to unite as one cohesive whole and ensure justice to achieving a common goal…