BREAKING: CBN extends deadline for bank number registration

The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the deadline for Bank Verification Number (BVN) registration, which is ongoing across the country, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting. The bank had earlier fixed Tuesday, June 30, as deadline for the exercise, warning that defaulters may not be able to access to their accounts from July… Read More BREAKING: CBN extends deadline for bank number registration

Okonjo-Iweala spent $2.1bn without approval, says FG

The National Economic Council, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday accused a former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of spending $2.1bn from the Excess Crude Account without authorisation. “We looked at the numbers for the Excess Crude Account. The last time the former… Read More Okonjo-Iweala spent $2.1bn without approval, says FG

Oil barons didn’t sponsor us, Saraki, Dogara reply Akande

The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, on Monday described as baseless a claim by the former All Progressives Congress Interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, that their elections on June 9 were sponsored by oil barons. Saraki and Dogara stated this in separate statements… Read More Oil barons didn’t sponsor us, Saraki, Dogara reply Akande

Only Mr President’s letter, not party’s can be read in NASS – Na’Allah

Abuja –  The Deputy Leader of the Senate, Sen. Bala Ibn-Na’Allah says only a letter from the President of the country can be read on the floor of the Senate or the House of Representatives. Na’Allah told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday that it was the reason the purported letter written by the leadership of the… Read More Only Mr President’s letter, not party’s can be read in NASS – Na’Allah

Read Buhari’s speech to govs: Find money to pay your workers

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, AT THE OCCASION OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL, HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, ABUJA, ON MONDAY 29TH JUNE 2015. Protocol I am delighted to be here with you at this occasion on the inauguration of the National Economic Council (NEC) for… Read More Read Buhari’s speech to govs: Find money to pay your workers

FG probes N3.8trn missing oil funds

ABUJA— A panel of four governors was, yesterday, constituted to probe the affairs of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, following revelations that the corporation withheld N3.8 trillion of the N8.1 trillion generated from oil receipts. The committee comprising governors of Gombe, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Kaduna states is also to unravel circumstances of the… Read More FG probes N3.8trn missing oil funds

Buhari has not ordered arrest of brother-in-law

Reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Department of State Sevice, DSS, to arrest his wife’s younger brother, Musa Yola, over suspicion of fraud, are untrue. PREMIUM TIMES contacted presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, and he categorically denied the reports. “It is definitely not true, there is no iota of truth on this report there… Read More Buhari has not ordered arrest of brother-in-law

Buhari to governors: Pay workers’ salaries

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday charged state governors to seek efficient ways to settle unpaid workers’ salaries in their states. Many of the state governments have been hit by cash crunch and are owing huge workers’ salaries, among other indebtedness. Inaugurating the National Economic Council (NEC) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential… Read More Buhari to governors: Pay workers’ salaries

Why Buhari won’t appoint ministers ‘in the next two months’

President Muhammadu Buhari may not appoint ministers “in the next two months”, The Nation learnt at the weekend. Three factors may account for the delay. They are: •the President’s plan to clear the “rot” inherited from the Goodluck Jonathan administration; •the crisis in the National Assembly over the choice of principal officers; and •the need… Read More Why Buhari won’t appoint ministers ‘in the next two months’

President’s protection: CSO revokes ADC’s order to DSS officials

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief Security Officer, Abdulrahman Mani, has revoked the order by the Aide-De-Camp to the President, Lt.-Col. Lawal Abubakar, removing operatives of the Department of State Services from giving Buhari close body protection. Mani, in a memo countermanding the ADC’s order, said the DSS operatives should disregard the directive by Abubakar. He said… Read More President’s protection: CSO revokes ADC’s order to DSS officials

REVEALED: Buhari, Saraki not on speaking terms

The crisis between President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki is taking its toll on executive-legislature relations as both men are not on speaking terms, TheCable understands. Buhari, who preferred Ahmad Lawan as senate president, is still livid with Saraki for cutting a deal with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and outsmarting the All… Read More REVEALED: Buhari, Saraki not on speaking terms

Saraki’s rebellion seen as northern conspiracy against Yoruba, says Bisi Akande

Bisi Akande, pioneer chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the rebellion in the senate is being viewed in the south-west as a northern conspiracy against the Yoruba. He also alleged that individuals who feel threatened by the resolve of President Muhammadu Buhari to fight corruption influenced the emergence of Bukola Saraki as senate… Read More Saraki’s rebellion seen as northern conspiracy against Yoruba, says Bisi Akande

Presidency Orders VC, Registrar Of The Fed University Of Otuoke To Refund Overpaid Salaries

The Presidency, through the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, has instructed the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko, to refund overpayment of salaries running into millions of naira. The Registrar of the university, David Suowari, was also directed to refund the sum of N130, 692.71 per month in excess… Read More Presidency Orders VC, Registrar Of The Fed University Of Otuoke To Refund Overpaid Salaries

Joda C’ttee to Buhari, Sack Jonathan’s Last Minutes Appointees, Review Contracts Of Last 18 Months

The Ahmed Joda transition committee has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately terminate all dubious appointments made by former President Goodluck Jonathan in the last nine months, and review all contracts awarded by the administration in the last 18 months. The committee said this is to help the new government sidestep ineptitude and waste, and… Read More Joda C’ttee to Buhari, Sack Jonathan’s Last Minutes Appointees, Review Contracts Of Last 18 Months

President Buhari Orders Arrest Of Wife’s Younger Brother Over Alleged Extortion- Report

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s security agents to arrest his brother-in-law for allegedly extorting money from an unnamed businessman, a close confidante of the Nigerian leader told SaharaReporters. He said the suspect, named Musa Yola, was the immediate younger brother of Mr. Buhari’s wife. Sources disclosed that the suspect, also addressed as “Alhaji Yola,”… Read More President Buhari Orders Arrest Of Wife’s Younger Brother Over Alleged Extortion- Report

Hoodlums Beat Journalist To A Pulp For Reporting Their Illicit Activities In Badagry

The Executive publisher of Prime Magazine, a Badagry based publication, Yomi Olomofe was on Thursday June 25th beaten to a pulp by hoodlums suspected to be smugglers for allegedly reporting their illicit activities in Badagry, Lagos state  Narrating his ordeal to Vanguard, Mr Olomofe said “I was with another colleague of mine on a visit… Read More Hoodlums Beat Journalist To A Pulp For Reporting Their Illicit Activities In Badagry

Cleaning PDP’s Mess Requires Painstaking Planning – Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to PDP’s statement that the last 30 days under President Muhammadu Buhari for Nigeria has been a period of all motion and no movement. In a new statement made available to journalists today, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said cleaning the mess left behind… Read More Cleaning PDP’s Mess Requires Painstaking Planning – Presidency