Category Archive: Politics and Government

We require N300m to pay students’ bursary –Kwara

The Kwara State Government has said that it would need about N300 million to pay the bursary and scholarship to no fewer than 60,000 of its indigenes studying at various institutions of higher… Continue reading

2015: We are yet to find Fashola’s successor – ACN

The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Lagos State chapter has dismissed media speculation that Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the National Leader of the Party, Bola Tinubu, has been anointed to take… Continue reading

2015: Buhari, Aregbesola, el-Rufai, others meet in Zaria

DETERMINED to capture political power come 2015, former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd); the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola; Malam Nasir El-Rufai; former Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Prof.… Continue reading

Reconstruction of N167bn Lagos-Ibadan expressway starts •Jonathan promises completion in 4 years

THE reconstruction and expansion works on the 127.6-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan expressway will cost the Federal Government N167 billion and is expected to be completed in 48 months. While kicking off the project on Friday… Continue reading

We Won’t Leave PDP – Tambuwal, Amaechi

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday dispelled growing rumours that he was on the verge of leaving the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for an opposition party. Tambuwal… Continue reading

10 communities to get potable water in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State government has presented a bank draft of N200 million to Cardinal Resources, a water company, for the provision of potable water to 10 communities in the state. Speaking at the… Continue reading

Ahmed Inaugurates Executives Kwara Artisan Congress

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfattah Ahmed has expressed the readiness of his government to accord priority to the welfare, training and re training of artisans in the state for them to compete favourably… Continue reading

Jonathan launches new tourism identity

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has launched “Fascinating Nigeria,” a new tourism identity intended to lure international tourists and boost the economy of the country. Performing the ceremony at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential… Continue reading

NLNG Accuses NIMASA Of Scuttling Out of Court Settlement

The Nigerian Liquefied and Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited has accused the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) of frustrating its move to amicably resolve the protracted dispute between them. NLNG and NIMASA… Continue reading

7 persons injured as PDP, ACN members clash in Osun

Less than a year to the conduct of governorship election in Osun State, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), were on Wednesday, locked in… Continue reading

Abia urges Imo to rescind quit order on transport firm

ABIA State has pleaded with its Imo State counterpart to consider rescinding its order for the cessation of the operations of Abia Line Network Transport Company at its current base along Wetheral Road… Continue reading

Egypt: Nigeria demands return to democracy

ABUJA – The Federal Government yesterday demanded the immediate restoration of democracy in Egypt following the overthrow of the country’s president by the military on Wednesday. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Olugbenga… Continue reading

Lagos Assembly proposes 3-yr jail term for Omo-onile, Ajagungbale

HARD time awaits those called Omo-onile and Ajagungbale,  as the Lagos State House of  Assembly has proposed three-year jail term for any person or group of persons, who engage in forcible entry and… Continue reading

Parents, students worried over ASUU strike

Following the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU), some parents and students on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to meet the demands of the university teachers. Some… Continue reading

Educational Revolution: Gov. Obi Doles Out Over N.733 Billion To Mission Schools

Satisfied that his partnership with the Church for the rebuilding of infrastructure in Anambra State is yielding positive result, Governor Peter Obi yesterday presented cheques of .733 Billion  naira to the Church to… Continue reading

2015 And Shema’s Options Of Challenges

Prior to the seeming desire for a second term by President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema of Katsina state had been touted as one of the possible presidential hopefuls from the north.… Continue reading

House of reps Condemn Warri Killings

A member of the House of Representatives has condemned the killings and destruction recently unleashed on some communities within the Warri Federal Constituency. Speaking in Abuja, Representative Daniel Reyenieju said the violent incident… Continue reading

Nigeria: ‘Igbo Should Not Aspire for Presidency in 2015’

Chairman of the Abia State chapter of the Ohana-Eze- Ndigbo, Prof Joshua Ogbonnaya has reacted to the call by the Orji Uzoh Kalu led Igbo group; Njiko ndi Igbo that Igbos should be… Continue reading

Ahmed: Why LGAs Autonomy is Not Feasible

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Thursday said autonomy for local government areas would continue to elude Nigeria, until the 774 local government areas in the country were able to harness their own… Continue reading

DPO dismissed over subsidy protest gets bail

THE dismissed Divisional Police Officer (DPO) attached to Pen Cinema, Agege Police Station, Mr. Segun Fabunmi, accused of killing a protester during the fuel subsidy removal protest in Lagos in January 2012, was… Continue reading