Father Christmas: FG Overpays Ex-Nigeria Airways Staff, 79 Yet To Get Payment

Lagos – Investigation by Daily Independent has revealed that some of the ex-Nigeria Airways workers whose payment of 50 percent pension and other severance packages commenced in October were credited twice. Also, no fewer than 79 of the supposed beneficiaries of the N45 billion severance packages were yet to be paid any amount of money by officials of…

The Current Situation in Nigeria

A USIP Fact Sheet President Buhari’s 2015 election saw the country’s first peaceful transfer of power to an opposition candidate. Elections raised hopes that some of Nigeria’s most pressing problems—including weak governance, corruption, the Boko Haram insurgency, and persistent intercommunal conflicts—could soon be under control. Despite President Buhari’s vision for reform, the country’s security challenges…

IGP plotting to set me up – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), is planning to implicate him. Speaking while presiding over plenary on Wednesday, Saraki said Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara governor, called him him Tuesday night to give him the information. The senate president said from what he learnt, the IGP ordered that some suspected cultists arrested…

N24 Billion EFCC Office: Magu Scored Self High on Prudency

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has defended the agency’s “modest” spending of N24 billion on its new office, despite public criticisms of the huge cost in a depressed economy and huge public debt profile. Magu claimed that the spendings are modest and public spending on such building should…

Nigeria’s President Draws Criticism for Seeking Medical Care Abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, who visited the White House last month, traveled to Britain this week to seek medical care for an undisclosed illness.CreditChip Somodevilla/Getty Images By Emmanuel Akinwotu May 8, 2018 ABUJA, Nigeria — President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, who has urged politicians not to go abroad to seek medical care, has traveled to…

International Consortium Signs Interim Phase Agreement with Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) for Rail Concession

Following its award of preferred bidder status by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 2017, an International Consortium last Friday in Washington D.C, signed an agreement to proceed with the Interim Phase of the Nigerian narrow-gauge railway concession. Initiated by General Electric (www.GE.com), the world’s premier digital industrial company, the Consortium is comprised of…

Nigerian Army rescues 1000 Boko Haram captives

Troops of 22 Brigade deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE on Monday rescued over 1000 hostages from the Boko Haram Terrorists enclave. The operation which was conducted in conjunction with allies of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), rescued the hostages from Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. Troops…

Challenge summit: Nigerian students come tops in international competition

Afolabi Williams, team leader, Olubusiyi Famobiwo, Menashi Mordi and Osagumwenro Naaman Ugbo, members of Team Neon from Whitesands School, Lagos, have emerged as the 2018 Power Pitch Winner of the Smoke-Free World category of the Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation challenge summit held at the Kennedy Space Centre, Visitor Complex, Florida, USA. The four junior […]…

Know your Presidential Candidate for 2019 Elections

1.Kingsley Moghalu -55 years old -Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at Tufts University -Attended UNN and LSE (Ph.D) -President of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation -Former United Nations official -Former CBN deputy governor. 2. Fela Durotoye -46 years old -Public speaker and business strategist -BSc. Computer Science and Economics,…

IGP on Working Visit to Kaduna, Shun National Assembly Invitation

While the Senate of Federal Republic was waiting for briefing by the IGP Idris in its Red Chamber, Idris chose to visit Kaduna on a working tour and send DIG Operations  Habila to represent him at the Senate. Governor Nasir Ahmad El Rufai yesterday afternoon, received the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris at the Sir…

Melaye Arraigned, Released on Bail by Court, Rearrested by Police

Many erupted in laughter at a high court in Abuja on Thursday when Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, displayed a bottle of coke, tissue paper, toothbrush and toothpaste to journalists after he was arraigned. The federal government arraigned Melaye on a two-count charge. The senator was accused of deliberately giving false information to the…

The Renegade Fulani and Nigeria Homeland Security:

We all grew up to seeing the Fulani Herdsmen in our communities; armed with sticks, Knives in Scabbards and Long machetes hanging from their shoulders. The picture should have scared another group of kids but we all rarely get into altercation with the cow herders as they always stayed out of the city and mind…

Senator Dino Melaye Recall Fails, Verification Materials Hijacked

The attempt to recall the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, has failed after the verified signatories to the petition for his recall fell short of requirements. For the verification exercise to succeed, 50 percent plus one of the signatories to the petition had to be verified. However, based on the results announced…

Ambode: Lagos can host FIFA Tournament — cheepowersblog

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday evening said that the State has the capacity to host international football Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday evening said that the State has the capacity to host international football tournaments and use sports as a tool to showcase its rich tourism, hospitality and entertainment culture. Governor Ambode, who spoke when he…