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

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’

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

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

How Subsidy Thieves, Corrupt Businessmen, Enthroned Saraki, Dogara- Bisi Akande

The former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Bisi Akande, has fingered fuel subsidy thieves, and corrupt businessmen as being behind the current crisis in the APC which culminated in the emergence of Bukola Saraki as senate president and Yakubu Dogara as speaker of the House of Representatives, contrary to the wishes of… Read More How Subsidy Thieves, Corrupt Businessmen, Enthroned Saraki, Dogara- Bisi Akande

Senate: Ndume, Na’Allah, Alimikhena emerge as principal officers

Three out of the four principal officers of the Senate assumed office on Thursday after the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read their nomination letters from their respective zonal caucuses in the red chamber. Saraki at the resumed sitting of the federal lawmakers, read out the letters addressed to him by the APC senate caucuses from… Read More Senate: Ndume, Na’Allah, Alimikhena emerge as principal officers

Reps exchange blows, PDP blames Buhari

FEDERAL lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Thursday engaged in a free-for-all over the sharing of principal offices by the majority All Progressives Congress. Reacting to the development, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party slammed President Muhammadu Buhari, saying “the disgraceful act” in the House was a direct consequence of President Buhari’s lack of democratic… Read More Reps exchange blows, PDP blames Buhari

DSS officials barred from ‘close protection’ of Buhari

Authorities of the Presidential Villa, Abuja have formally removed officials of the Department of State Services from spots where they can perform “close protection roles” for President Muhammadu Buhari. The decision to restrict the officials’ access to the President was the peak of the inter-agency rivalry that has been rocking security agencies in the seat… Read More DSS officials barred from ‘close protection’ of Buhari

APC writes Saraki, Dogara on N’Assembly leadership crisis

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Tuesday wrote the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. The chairman, in separate letters to Saraki and Dogara, presented the party’s position on the principal officers of the Senate and the House. In the letter… Read More APC writes Saraki, Dogara on N’Assembly leadership crisis

Buhari vows To Recover Billions Of Dollars Stolen By President Jonathan And His Ministers In The Next Three Months

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja assured State Governors that the days of impunity, lack of accountability, and fiscal recklessness in the management of national resources are over in Nigeria. Governors at the meeting with Buhari today State House Speaking at a meeting with the Governors in the Presidential Villa, President Buhari also vowed that… Read More Buhari vows To Recover Billions Of Dollars Stolen By President Jonathan And His Ministers In The Next Three Months