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Buhari names Oma Djebah, Seriki, others as ambassadors nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday nominated 41 non-career ambassadors-designate.   The nominations was contained in a letter Buhari addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, requesting the confirmation of the nominees. The president also nominated one career ambassador-designate representing the Federal Capital Territory...

Obaseki and His Tendency to Destroy All Things Bright and Beautiful

  By Hassan Ainofenokhai Godfatherism is a doctrine of the Catholic Church where a child is blessed with a godfather and that child becomes a godson.  The idea is for a godfather to provide guidance and be role model to the...

Public Works Programme : FG names Tinubu’s daughter, NURTW boss, monarchs, others as recruitment committee

    The Federal Government’s Special Public Works Programme took off in Lagos State on Tuesday with the appointments of politicians, monarchs and the daughter of APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Lagos State Chairman of the National Union...

COVID-19: Agba tasks State Governments on more policy options for quick economic recovery

  In line with Federal Government’s desire to address challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, a number of State Governments across the country have reviewed their 2020 budgets to align with present realities. Many States have also begun to adopt...

Buhari lauds NNPC over AKK project, says it’s for Nigeria’s economic prosperity

  Hopeful that the 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project will lift Nigeria economically, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday lauded the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other stakeholders for the project. He noted that the NNPC and other stakeholders braved the odds...

President Buhari Appoints Prof Adesoji Adesugba as MD, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority 

  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Adesoji Adesugba as the new Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority(NEPZA), a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment. The President's approval was given in a letter...

The Politics Of Ajimobi’s Death by Reuben  Abati 

        Except something else occurs that grabs the headlines and dominates Nigerian social media, the big news of the past week would probably be the death of Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the political drama that it has generated. Senator Ajimobi...

Ondo Gov Akeredolu says he tested positive for coronavirus

  Ondo State governor Rotimi Akeredolu says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.   “Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive result for Covid-19. I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms,” he said Tuesday.   “I am currently self-isolating and supervised...

Buhari, Osinbajo, NASS leadership stave off electricity tariff hike by Discos

    President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly have halted the planned electricity tariff hike by the distribution companies for  Wednesday, July 1. Both Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) met separately with the leadership of the National Assembly on...

Black Iraqis expose long history of racism, slavery

    The death of George Floyd during his arrest in the US city of Minneapolis last month has shed light on the plight of another community: Black Iraqis. Although they have lived in Iraq for more than 1,000 years, the black...

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NNPC Chief Operating Officer Ewubare Submits Resignation in Shock Move, Leaves Corporation in Limbo

  Roland Ewubare, chief operating officer of joint ventures and business development at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has...
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Fatal cosmetic surgery: Surgeon, Dr Anu Adepoju, faces trial 

  For carrying out a failed cosmetic surgery, a plastic surgeon, Dr Anu Adepoju of MedContour, is to face prosecution in court.   She is being prosecuted...

Post-Covid-19 initiatives for creative industry will be implemented, says Information Minister 

  Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has given avowed commitment for a diligent implementation of the post-Covid-19 Initiatives Committee recommendations for the Creative...

Nigeria Sovereign lnvestment Authority’s total assets hits N649.8bn 

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) says it records total assets growth from N617.7 billion in 2018 to N649.84 billion at the close of...

Remdesivir first coronavirus drug to receive EU approval 

The first drug to treat severe cases of Covid-19 in the European Union has been given the green light, with the European Commission approving...