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 Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA), a department in … Continue reading Father Christmas: FG Overpays Ex-Nigeria Airways Staff, 79 Yet To Get Payment

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 are surging as the factors that fuel violent conflicts remain … Continue reading The Current Situation in Nigeria

Buhari Presidency plotting to plunge the 2019 elections into a needless controversy – PDP /PPCO

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday declined signing the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 into law, saying that it was capable of derailing preparations for 2019 polls. It was the fourth time he would reject the bill as previous rejections were based on observed errors. The President said he did not want to impose on the country the electoral uncertainty his assent might cause. He said that changing … Continue reading Buhari Presidency plotting to plunge the 2019 elections into a needless controversy – PDP /PPCO

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 in Illorin should be taken to Abuja where their statements … Continue reading IGP plotting to set me up – Saraki

RE: The 8th Senate, Not IGP Idris Is The Real Enemy Of Democracy By Bala Ibrahim

I am never a fan of Nigerian politician, I have never believed in the processes and operations of the Nigerian National Assembly and I am mortified at the numbers of cases against the present members of this eight Senate of the federal Republic, yet we need to face issues when our national institution of democratic governance are being ridiculed in the public domain. Most Nigerians … Continue reading RE: The 8th Senate, Not IGP Idris Is The Real Enemy Of Democracy By Bala Ibrahim

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 really have cost N100 billion. The acting chairman of the … Continue reading N24 Billion EFCC Office: Magu Scored Self High on Prudency

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 Britain on his fifth official trip to see a doctor … Continue reading Nigeria’s President Draws Criticism for Seeking Medical Care Abroad

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 SinoHydro, a leading infrastructure construction services corporation, Transnet, a leader … Continue reading International Consortium Signs Interim Phase Agreement with Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) for Rail Concession

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 of 22 Brigade deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE on Monday … Continue reading Nigerian Army rescues 1000 Boko Haram captives

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 […] Afolabi Williams, team leader, Olubusiyi Famobiwo, Menashi Mordi and Osagumwenro … Continue reading Challenge summit: Nigerian students come tops in international competition

APC Asks Aggrieved Members to File Appeal After Marred Congresses

In a bid to address the grievances that trailed last Saturday’s ward congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in several states of the federation, the party has appealed to those with complaints to direct them to the appeal panel. The party has also directed that its primary for the Ekiti State […] http://www.informationng.com/?p=601227 Continue reading APC Asks Aggrieved Members to File Appeal After Marred Congresses

‘Declare public holidays for Nigerians to collect their PVCs’ – Tinubu Tells Buhari

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central Senatorial District urged the Federal Government to declare public holidays for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), ahead of the December 2018 deadline. Oluremi, in a statement, said that the PVCs were the tools to participating in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. She also urged residents in the state to ensure that they collect their PVCs. The call sequel … Continue reading ‘Declare public holidays for Nigerians to collect their PVCs’ – Tinubu Tells Buhari

Okowa believes Enforcement of Antigrazing Laws could put an End to Killings in Nigeria

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Sunday called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to encourage cattle ranching so as to stop incessant killings between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria. Okowa, who spoke at the St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state during the third session of the 12th Synod of the Diocese of Warri, Anglican Communion, noted … Continue reading Okowa believes Enforcement of Antigrazing Laws could put an End to Killings in Nigeria

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, and MBA/MSc. Business Strategy from Obafemi Awolowo University -Look up … Continue reading Know your Presidential Candidate for 2019 Elections

Nigeria News Highlights 4th May 2018

Meddlesome Fayose frustrated, jittery – APC – http://bit.ly/2w8VPLt Stakeholders to NWC: Imo APC dying under Okorocha – http://bit.ly/2JQTruZ Rivers APC to National Assembly: Drop Buhari’s impeachment threat – http://bit.ly/2JO8W6N Codeine: NDLEA intensifies surveillance on Nigeria-Cameroon border – http://bit.ly/2JNVnUZ PCN vows to rid pharmacies in Nasarawa state of codeine syrup – http://bit.ly/2w8QAvp CBN signs currency swap agreement with China – http://bit.ly/2JRW5Ro 2018 African Banker Awards nominees … Continue reading Nigeria News Highlights 4th May 2018

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 Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna. The IG was at the Government … Continue reading IGP on Working Visit to Kaduna, Shun National Assembly Invitation

President Buhari gets Brief on Boko Haram Controls of Some Territories in Nigeria Through Newspaper

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly said he only heard about Boko Haram control of territories in Nigeria from News Papers. While he acknowledged the fact that insecurity is still a big problem for his administration, he underscored the efforts of the Army in restricting Boko Haram to Sambisa Forest. This was the first time the Nigerian President will concede to the fact that insurgents are still controlling some … Continue reading President Buhari gets Brief on Boko Haram Controls of Some Territories in Nigeria Through Newspaper

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 police to frame Edward David, chief of staff of Yahaya … Continue reading Melaye Arraigned, Released on Bail by Court, Rearrested by Police

Buhari Blames Lack of Education for the Herders and Farmers Clashes in Nigeria

President Buhari have confessed that he would have gotten caught up in the herdsmen/farmers clashes if he hadn’t  enlisted in the military. Buhari also restated his resolve to seek reelection in 2019; given the fact that he is certain of victory. President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that had he not gone to school, he night have been one of those involved in the clashes between … Continue reading Buhari Blames Lack of Education for the Herders and Farmers Clashes in Nigeria

US Confirmed the Receipt of Payment for Fighter Planes from Nigeria Government.

The United States Government officials have confirmed the receipt from Nigeria payment for the Tucano planes. It said the 12 Super Tucano fighter jets and other weapons it agreed to sell to the Nigerian to combat Boko Haram insurgents and other extremist groups would be delivered in 2020. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report at the weekend said a senior U.S. Department of State … Continue reading US Confirmed the Receipt of Payment for Fighter Planes from Nigeria Government.

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 their businesses. Years later, when as a graduate of Economics … Continue reading The Renegade Fulani and Nigeria Homeland Security:

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 by Professor Ukertor Gabriel Moti, the Declaration Officer for the … Continue reading Senator Dino Melaye Recall Fails, Verification Materials Hijacked

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 received the President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association … Continue reading Ambode: Lagos can host FIFA Tournament — cheepowersblog