Fuel scarcity: NLC threatens to direct workers to stay at home

NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday in Lagos, threatened to direct workers to stay at home should the current fuel scarcity get prolonged. NLC, in a statement by the Joe Ajaero-led faction of Congress, lamented that with petroleum products’ prices as high as N350 per litre, claims and counter-claims between Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and marketers… Read More Fuel scarcity: NLC threatens to direct workers to stay at home

‘Only a balanced budget can bring development to Nigeria’ – Lawan

Ahmad Lawan has the highest-ranking status among Senators seeking to head the 8th Parliament of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic having been a member of the National Assembly since 1999. He spoke with NIYI BELLO on how the incoming Buhari Presidency can launch the country to greatness from the perspectives of a vibrant legislature that he hopes… Read More ‘Only a balanced budget can bring development to Nigeria’ – Lawan

FG, states shared N6.21trn from Excess Crude Account in four years

The federal and state governments shared a total of N 6. 21 trillion from the Excess Crude Account in the last four years. According to a report by the Federal Ministry of Finance, yesterday, the Federal Government’s share from the ECA during the period was N3.29 trillion while the 36 states received a total of… Read More FG, states shared N6.21trn from Excess Crude Account in four years

NDLEA, Kashamu trade words over planned arrest, arraignment

Authorities of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,NDLEA and embattled senator-elect, Prince Buruji Kashamu, have traded words over the latter’s plan to arrest and arraign the politician before the Federal High Court in Lagos, today. While the NDLEA  has  berated Kashamu for pointing accusing fingers at  former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Deputy National Chairman of… Read More NDLEA, Kashamu trade words over planned arrest, arraignment

Buhari can’t transform 8 yrs’ rot overnight – Obasanjo

ABEOKUTA— Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said Nigerians should not expect miracles from the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, saying, he will not be able to repair eight years bad governance overnight. He, however, warned the President-elect against cover up,urging him not to take Nigerians for granted when he assumes office as the president from May… Read More Buhari can’t transform 8 yrs’ rot overnight – Obasanjo

Fuel scarcity, workers’ strike, blackout: Jonathan handing over nation in crisis – APC

ABUJA— Against the background of the pervasive fuel crisis, strike calls, mounting government debts, power outages and other problems, the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, accused President Goodluck Jonathan of deliberately sabotaging the incoming APC-led government. President Jonathan, on his part, counted peace and stability as positive isues he would hand over even as he… Read More Fuel scarcity, workers’ strike, blackout: Jonathan handing over nation in crisis – APC

Crack the vested interest, Blair tells Buhari

Former British prime minister, Tony Blair, has urged the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari to spare no effort in “cracking the vested interest” in the country‎. Represented by Peter Mandelson, a British Labour politician, Blair, who was speaking in Abuja on Wednesday at the‎ All Progressives Congress’ (APC) two-day policy dialogue on the implementation of… Read More Crack the vested interest, Blair tells Buhari

Breaking: Muazu Resigns as PDP Chairman

ABUJA – THE embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu,Wednesday, resigned as chairman of the party following pressure from party leaders, stakeholders and supporters of the party. In a letter he wrote to the Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, Muazu, noted that due to the abysmal performance of the… Read More Breaking: Muazu Resigns as PDP Chairman

Court nullifies Benue Rep-elect’s certificate of return, orders prosecution

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to nullify the certificate of return issued to Christian Abah  for the Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal ‎Constituency seat in the House of Representatives‎ of the forthcoming 8th National Assembly. Justice Adeniyi Ademola, delivering judgment in the suit challenging Abah’s eligibility to stand for the election,… Read More Court nullifies Benue Rep-elect’s certificate of return, orders prosecution

Anxiety as Jonathan, ministers hold last FEC meeting

Anxiety on Tuesday gripped ministers and other top government officials in Abuja ahead of the last meeting of the Federal Executive Council under the Goodluck Jonathan administration scheduled to hold on Wednesday (today). The apprehension was triggered by a report (not by The PUNCH) credited to the Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki, that President Goodluck… Read More Anxiety as Jonathan, ministers hold last FEC meeting

Niger lawmakers get N17m each, stop gov’s removal

The impeachment plot against the Niger State Governor, Aliyu Babangida, may have been stalled as the members of the state House of Assembly pushing for the governor’s removal have been paid N17m each. Our correspondent gathered that the lawmakers after receiving the N17m each were also promised by the state government that their other demands… Read More Niger lawmakers get N17m each, stop gov’s removal

APC won’t use zoning to pick senate president – Akande

(PUNCH) Contrary to expectations, a former acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, has said that the party will not choose the next President of the Senate through zoning. Akande, who spoke with some journalists in Ikeja, on Tuesday, explained that zoning was strange to the APC. A member of the… Read More APC won’t use zoning to pick senate president – Akande

Suicide bomber kills nine, militants attack Adamawa communities

A suicide bomber has killed nine persons in Garkida in Adamawa State while Boko Haram terrorists have attacked the Madagali area in the state in a renewed offensive by the insurgents in the liberated areas. Details of the attack remained sketchy at the time of filing this report but our correspondent reports that troops have… Read More Suicide bomber kills nine, militants attack Adamawa communities