Showing posts with label Abuja. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Abuja. Show all posts

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Senator Makarfi reveals agreement reached with Senator Sheriff

Ahmed Makarfi

In order to clear the air concerning the Governing Dickson’s led reconciliation committee meeting held to proffer a lasting solution to the lingering tussle between Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the latter has come out to say that the agreement him and Sheriff entered into was that both parties agreed to not to engage in any public or media war.

According to Prince Dayo Adeyeye while speaking on behalf of Markafi stated that the faction only agreed before the Governor Dickson’s reconciliation committee to “stop further media attacks on officers, elders and other stakeholders of the PDP across the internal political divide.”

He added: “For the record, the agreement was not a political solution but rather an understanding reached urging representatives of ‘the key actors’ from both groups not to dissipate energy amongst themselves but to focus on how to unite as a formidable force capable of re-gaining power from the failed All Progressive Congress (APC)-led government in the 2019.

“The agreement also implores both parties to desist from making public derogatory remarks against each other that could cause inflammatory reactions capable of dragging the party to the mud.”

He further stated that the national caretaker committee and all the structures of the party were working with the reconciliation committee to reach a permanent political solution.

The four point media hostilities cessation agreement demands that “all actors of the parties should desist from making derogatory, inflammatory and divisive statements against party officials, stakeholders and members.”

It also said: “all key actors in the on-going peace process should henceforth desist from making public statements attacking each other and statements insinuating negative acts capable of dragging the party to the mud.”

Thursday, 1 December 2016

More troubles for Nnamdi Kanu, as Justice Binta Nyako denies him bail

Nnamdi Kanu

Today’s ruling by the an Abuja High Court comes as a surprise to many who had hoped earlier that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) would be granted bail after local and international human rights groups condemned the manner in which the Buhari led government is handling the matter.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday (today) prevented leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, bail.

According to Justice Binta Nyako the offenses Kanu and others were standing trial for were not by any stretch of the imagination bailable.

She said the charge of treasonable felony they are confronting draws in a lifelong incarceration.

She thus denied all the suspects bail on the grounds that their case was touchy to national security.

Additionally, the trial judge while responding to a contention of Kanu's team of legal experts with respect to a late explanation made by President Muhammadu Buhari, where he guaranteed Kanu was liable of the offense he is standing trial for said, the president has the right to speak freely; he can express his assessment on any matter.

Review that Kanu, close by Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, were re-summoned by the Federal Government on 11 count charge verging on psychological oppression, treasonable lawful offense and production of defamatory matter.

Justice Nyako as of late assumed control over the trial of Kanu taking after the withdrawal of the previous trial judge, Justice John Tsoho over claim of predisposition leveled against him by the safeguard group of the ace Biafra agitator.

Taking after his re-arraignment before justice Nyako of a similar court, the imprisoned IPOB pioneer via his legal team, had recorded an application for bail November 8.

Against the background of the application, the new trial judge had settled today, for thought of the application.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Donald Trump should be wary of Buhari and Obasanjo's offer to work with him

Obasanjo and Buhari

Wonders shall never end! Imagine former President Obasanjo whose eight-year reign in power made political assassination almost a daily affair that brought about the so called ‘CARRY GO’ slogan in the Nigerian political arena assuring to Donal Trump of a “fairer world” especially for Nigeria.

The hands of the purported fellowship being extended by Muhammadu Buhari and Obasanjo can be likened to the deceitful goodwill message King Herod sent when Jesus Christ was born. But God through His divine intervention saved him when the three wise men were instructed not to go back to Herod.

In a three paragraph letter, the former President said,“I felicitate with you, your family and everybody in your camp and your campaign for winning the presidential elections to become the 45th president of the United States of America.

“Let me assure you that most of us in Africa who believe in equitability in the global affairs will work with you for a fairer world and more so, those of us in Nigeria.

“While congratulating you once again, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.”

Friday, 14 October 2016

Confusion as the Nigerian Army deny any knowledge of the release of 21 Chibok School Girls

Army denies knowledge of release of Chibok girls

Though the general public from within and outside Nigeria received the news of the purported released of the 21 kidnapped Chibok school girls.

However, people are beginning to have a mixed feeling about the authenticity of the kidnap and release of these girls, as the Nigeria’s military has come out to deny any knowledge of the released of the twenty one Chibok school girls by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday.

Although the Defence Headquarters while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stated on Thursday that it is carrying out “serious operations to rescue them and other Nigerians in Boko Haram captivity.”

The DHQ said: “Military is unaware of the release of some Chibok Girls but serious operations are on to rescue them and other Nigerians in Boko Haram’s captivity – DHQ.”

On the other hand, the Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in his press release affirmed the recent release of the said girls who were among the over 200 kidnapped in April 2014, as they are were in the hands of the DSS.

Garba said this in a statement released Thursday, “It is confirmed that 21 of the missing Chibok Girls have been released and are in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. The Director-General of the DSS, Malam Lawal Daura has just briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter.”

Shehu further said: “The release of the girls, in a limited number, is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and Boko Haram, brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government. The negotiations will continue.”

Sunday, 18 September 2016

When will President Buhari accept full responsibility for his failures and misdeeds?

Obama and Buhari

With news going round that the president has given a marching order for those who wrote the speech he read strongly signifies that he is not a reading president and that from his campaign to to date, none of his speeches were written by him.

That is to say that even the so called media aids surrounding him including his Information Minister don’t know their left to their right, they are only good at accusing every ‘Tom-Dick and Harry’ for all their failures.

The question being asked by Nigerians is ‘when will President Buhari accept responsibility for all his misdeed? When budget padding saga came up, he out rightly denied it and shifted blames to other people, when he plagiarised the speeches of other world leaders which he read to the world, he also denied it.

Could this be a pointer that his certificate is really questionable?

Read below full details of the order given by Buhari as he pushes the blame of his intellectual crime to members of his kitchen cabinet:

“The Presidency has issued the statement below admitting that the speech read by President Muhammadu Buhari contained insertions plagiarised from a 2008 speech by U.S. President, Barack Obama.”

“A statement by a presidency spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said an investigation had been launched into the matter and that officials so far identified to have committed the blunder would be punished.”

“President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that prompt and appropriate disciplinary action be taken against those responsible for a wrongful insertion in his speech delivered on September 8, 2016 at the launch of the “Change Begins with Me’’ campaign.”

“It was observed that the similarities between a paragraph in President Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech and what President Buhari read in paragraph nine of the sixteen-paragraph address while inaugurating the Campaign on Thursday, September 8, 2016 are too close to be passed as coincidence.”

“There was a mistake by an overzealous staff and we regret that this has happened.”

“Already, a Deputy Director in the Presidency has accepted responsibility for the insertion of the contentious paragraph.”

“This serious oversight will be investigated thoroughly and appropriate sanction meted.”

“The Presidency wishes to state in the clearest possible terms that it regrets this unfortunate incident and will ensure that this does not happen again.”

“President Buhari urges Nigerians to look beyond this incident and focus on the message of change which the country needs in order to restore our cherished value systems.”

Garba Shehu
SSA to the President
(Media & Publicity)

September 16, 2016

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

More hardship to be inflicted on Nigerians in this period of recession, as the political witch-hunt of the Buhari's government take a new twist

Buhari and Jonathan

The current political witch-hunt might have taken a new twist as the Buhari led federal government is now resorting to inflict more pains in this period of economic recession on innocent Nigerians who were employed by the immediate past government led by ex-president Jonathan.

To this end, there are signs that more than 4,904 government employees, who were enrolled by the Federal Civil Service Commission under the administration of previous President Goodluck Jonathan, may lose their occupations as Federal Character Commission has questioned the activity that introduced in.

It was assembled that moves by the Federal Civil Service Commission to sack the affected workders had started genuine challenge in the civil service.

No less than 247 of the workers affected are said to have requested of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission over an arrangement by the FCSC to sack them.

The Temporary Executive Chairman of the Federal Character Commission, Dr. Shettima Abba, had questioned the Chairman of the FCSC, Mrs. Joan Ayo, for claimed infringement of the standard of federal character in the engagement of the workers in a letter dated May 3, 2016.

According to him the enlistment, which occurred somewhere around 2013 and 2015, was described by an outrageous misuse of the Federal Character standard.

He brought up that the South-South got 33.6% of those employed as against the 26.2% allocated to candidates from the North-East, North-West and North-Central geopolitical zones.

Abba expressed, “The Federal Character Commission has viewed and observed with concern the recruitment exercises undertaken by the Federal Civil Service between 2013 and 2015, which glaringly is lopsided and grossly abused the principle of Federal Character to which all institution have subscribed.

“The recruitment which recorded the engagement of about 4,904 workers, threw away all common sense and wisdom of national cohesion and integration by favouring some states to the detriment of others.

“We are worried that if this trend is allowed to continue, then some sections of the country may not only feel alienated but may feel insecure by the action of people in authority.

“It is inconceivable and a gross injustice for a geopolitical zone to be allocated 33.6 per cent of the total candidates recruited as against 26.2 per cent for three zones combined, North-East, North-West and North-Central.

“We further request without prejudice that all processes must involve the Federal Character Commission for advice and strict adherence to the principle of federal character as contained in our circular on guidelines and procedure for recruitment.”

Responding, be that as it may, representative for the FCSC, Dr. Abel Oruche,‎ said just those employed through the back door would be expelled.

He expressed, “I’m not aware that anybody was interrogated by the ICPC or whether the chairman was invited. Nobody interrogated the chairman of the FCSC, any commissioner or any official.‎

“The press statement we sent was not reactive, but to explain to people what we have done and what we are doing to avoid rumour or insinuations.

“It is an ongoing audit to make sure that all those people, who were employed irregularly without existing vacancies, are removed. We didn’t issue the statement because somebody called us,” in a statement he made to the Punch.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Ahmed Salkida finally arrested by security forces

Ahmed Salkida

At last, Ahmad Salkida, a Nigerian writer announced wanted by the military over Boko Haram's most recent video, has been captured, Nigerian media covered Monday.

It was reported by Sahara Reporters, a Nigerian news site, on Monday evening that Mr. Salkida was captured by the State Security Service at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Mr. Salkida went on board an Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai utilizing a crisis travel declaration and communicated reasons for alarm about his conceivable capture upon entry in the nation, Sahara Reporters cited a female traveler who sat adjacent to him as saying.

"Mr. Salkida further told the traveler that he didn't know the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader or Chibok school girls. In any case, he confessed to getting two video cuts from Boko Haram before they were discharged to the general population," the site reported.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

More Nigerians regret voting President Buhari into power

Chibok girls - briggsview

Residents and indigenes from Chibok community group living in Abuja along with members of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls (BB)G), crusaders on they are seriously regretting supporting and voting President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential race.

They communicated their second thoughts on in Abuja at a rally over the failure of the administration to take measures to protect the more than 200 school young ladies kidnapped by Boko Haram, in their school in Chibok, Borno State, in 2014.

Boko Haram had a week ago discharged a video of the young ladies who are still alive and said they were willing to exchange the young ladies in return for their folks in confinement in different jails.

According to one of the young ladies, Maida Yakubu, who additionally talked in the video requested that their families ask the Nigerian government to consent to the interest of Boko Haram with the aim that they would be freed.

Talking amid the protest on last Monday, the Chairman of the Chibok Community, Hosea Tsambido said individuals and groups from the Community and BBOG voted greatly for Mr. Buhari as against his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, who they voted for in 2011.

Mr. Tsambido while speaking said “They tell us that our girls seen in the latest video was merely an arrangement.” “No one has spoken to the family of any of the Chibok girls since the last video was released, by the terrorists. We regret our votes. We regret it.”

Talking further, the leader of the group said, "We were guaranteed that the president would visit Sambisa, when he becomes president. We were additionally informed that inside two weeks our young girls and women would be saved.

“But over one year now, there is no tangible statement about our girls. The presidency has stated instead that it is confused.”

The BBOG team said it was setting out on a new 14-day crusade to re-invigorate the clatter for the salvage of the young ladies. 

Monday, 22 August 2016

DRAMA: As Oby Ezekwesili and CP Chucks Obasi turns protest to a shouting match at the Presidential Villa

Chibok girls rally

A range of security operatives from the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC as well as the Department of State Services DSS today striped the Bring Back Our Girls BBOG advocacy movement from gain access to the presidential villa.

In a bid to awaken the President Buhari led federal government’s urgent attention to the plight of the girls, to help them gain back their freedom as was promised by him during his electioneering campaign, the group had set aside a 14-day line-up of activities to force President Buhari as Nigerians are running out of patience with his government.

The BBOGs protest is collaboratively led by Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu, while the police detachment is led by CSP Chuks Obasi.

Drama evolved when Both Ezekwesili and CSP Obasi got involved in a shouting match as the officer insisted that the protesters would not cross the human barricade put together by the security operatives.

“Who is the officer in charge of this command should stop it. The problem is that we still have our members on the highway. For many years, we have been advocating, we have never engaged in anarchy”, says Oby.

She had warned the CSP to stop pointing his fingers at her while addressing her.

“Well, I have my. Mandate and my mandate is to ensure that a protest match does not assume a violent dimension”, Obasi said.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

POLICE RECRUITMENT: Shortlisted candidates to begin aptitude test August 22

Nigerian police recruitment

At last, the Police Service Commission says it will conduct aptitude test for shortlisted candidates for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force on August 22 across the country.

The head Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani made this known in a statement issued today (Sunday) in Abuja.

According to Ani coordinators for the exercise were already in their states of deployment to ensure the success of the process.

He said that the Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mike Okiro, had advised successful applicants who had yet to receive invitation via e-mail should check their names at the state Police Command headquarters in their respective states.

He said that the list containing the names of the invited applicants had been pasted in all the state Command Headquarters.

The spokesman said the Commission would ensure that nobody who was successful and qualified for this level of the exercise was left out.

The commission shortlisted 110, 469 out of the 338,250 for the aptitude tests from the 991,438 applications received.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Obasanjo's presence in PDP meeting baffles Nigerians

OBJ tears PDP card

They said wonders shall never end as Nigerians surprisingly sighted former President Obasanjo at the Shehu Yar’adua Centre, Abuja, where the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party national convention committee was billed to hold and wondered what he was doing there, after he publicly tore his PDP membership card prior to the last general election and pitched his tent with the APC that produced President Buhari.

Though report has it that the former President was at the centre to attend a programme on Agriculture while the PDP leaders were also at the same premises to attend their party’s event.

Interestingly, as the popular adage says, ‘old solder never dies’ leaders of the PDP rushed to pay homage to the former President when he was sighted at the venue.

According to sources, one of the administrators of the building had alerted the PDP leaders of the Obasanjo’s presence in the building.

Thus, immediately the leadership of the party got the information regarding Obasanjo’s presence, they all rushed out to exchange pleasantries with him.

National Chairman in charge of the National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi; the Secretary of the committee, Sen. Ben Obi and a former Deputy President of the Senate, Ibrahim Mantu, were among the party leaders that rushed out to pay homage to the leader of the party.

After the greetings the former President proceeded to attend the programme he had come for.

Leaders of the party had been visiting its aggrieved members with the aim of reconciling them with the now factionalised party but they had yet to visit the former President.

Members of the Board of Trustees of the party visited former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja two days ago.

They had earlier visited the home of a former Minister of Finance, Adamu Ciroma.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Buhari subsidises Islamic Pilgrimage at the expense of key sectors of the economy

Godwin Emefiele

The Federal Government under President Buhari keeps telling Nigerians that they should fasten their seat-belt due to dwindling oil revenue which is the mainstay of the nation’s economy. Workers’ salaries are not being paid as at when due, pensioners are dying daily from starvation, poor funding of basic infrastructures to mention but a few.

Yet in the midst scarce foreign exchange, the President has given a matching order to the CBN to subsidise Islamic Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia at a concessionary exchange rate of N197 to $1 USD, through the various commercial banks in the country. Yet students studying overseas and those travelling abroad along with some importers of essential goods and services cannot be subsidised, rather, they source for these hard currencies at a very high rate.

The directive was contained in a circular on Thursday marked TED/FEMFPC/GEN/01/005.

The CBN said that, “Each pilgrim is entitled to purchase a minimum of $750.00 and maximum of US$1,000.00 as PTA.

“The Federal Government has approved that intending pilgrims are to be sold the PTA at a concessionary exchange rate of N197.00 to the US dollar.

“No commission shall be charged by the banks for the sale of the PTA to the intending pilgrims.

“The Central Bank of Nigeria shall sale the PTA to the designated banks in Lagos and Abuja and the accounts of the respective banks shall be debited as soon as the funds are disbursed”.

For the meantime, the Naira plunged to N400 to $1 yesterday at the parallel market.

After closing at around N378 against the dollar for most part of last week, the naira dropped to 380 on Friday before falling to 382 on Monday.

The currency closed at 315.06 (official) to the United States dollar at the inter-bank market on Thursday.

From the foregoing, Nigerians and the world at large can see that this government is indeed confused and lack sense of direction. Also, one wonders what economic benefit these pilgrims will yield to the country.

At the end of the day, most of these Pilgrims will go through the back door to sell USD at the black market rate, thereby making a mockery of the anti-corruption war President Buhari claimed to the fighting and inflict more hardship on the masses.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

President Buhari's government shifts blame game to the UK


The Buhari’s administration continues the blame game as it now points fingers beyond the shores of Nigeria. The recent one is made against the London Telegraph of supporting Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria.

According to a press release by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, criticised the 30th August and 12 April publication of the newspaper on the Boko Haram insurgency and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

The excerpts of the statement reads: “The London Telegraph’s article ‘Children Face Death by Starvation in Northern Nigeria’ (30th July) repeats a claim from an earlier piece ‘Nigeria Using UK Aid to Persecute President’s Political Foes’ (12th April) – that Nigeria is diverting UK aid monies away from defeating the Islamist terror group Boko Haram towards those the newspaper identifies as political opponents of the Administration. This is as incorrect as it is unhelpful.

“These claims in both articles are attributed to an unnamed ‘source’ in the United States, and ‘Western officials’. Yet when the first article was published it drew the condemnation of the US Embassy in Abuja as having drawn conclusions directly opposite to the position of the US government.”

Contrary to the assertions by the report, the report pointed out that the UK government did not give development aid to the Nigerian administration for use in military operations against Boko Haram.

The Presidency, the statement said, is in no position to divert aid monies meant for emergency relief for refugees or IDP camps to any other purpose as they are dispensed directly by DFID, USAID, the United Nations, the International Red Cross, Doctors without Borders and many other organizations.

Furthermore, it said: “The humanitarian situation in these camps is real. The Administration remains deeply concerned about the medical, health and nutrition challenges and we are doing everything with the limited resources we have at our disposal to improve the situation.

“However, the blame for the plight of refugees lies with Boko Haram. They are its cause, not the Nigerian Government.

“In the light of ongoing efforts, we regret the recent attack on the UN humanitarian convoy in the North-eastern region and are encouraged by the world body’s determination to continue rendering assistance to the displaced victims.

“That the attack was repelled by Nigerian troops escorting the convoy shows precisely how the Government and humanitarian agencies are working together.” It added

The Presidency also debunked the statements which accuses the Buhari’s Administration of targeting Christians and the opposition were without substance.

Rather, the presidency claimed that ever since the current administration assumed office, President Buhari always treated all Nigerians, irrespective of their religious affiliation or tribe equally. This is despite the fact that all Nigerians from all walks of life have been accusing Buhari for his lop-sidedness in making various appointment to favour a certain section of the country without considering the aftermath effect of his actions.

It further stated: “To suggest his government as deepening Muslim-Christian division is not only untrue, but plays into the hands of Boko Haram who wish to divide Nigerians along religious lines. Fighting this group is key priority of President Buhari’s Administration.

“Indeed the international community has widely acknowledged his determination to defeat terrorism in Nigeria and the entire Lake Chad Basin.

“There is nothing to gain by attempting to mould public opinion against these facts. Therefore we invite The Telegraph to visit Nigeria: to witness first hand not only the challenges we face, but the Administration’s determination to confront them,” It stated.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Buhari's plot against Saraki revealed during Obasanjo's visit

Obasanjo and Buhari

It is a popular saying that he who goes to equity must come with equity. Virtually every Nigerian knows how corruption was promoted during the era of former President Obasanjo, in his desperate move to cling unto power for a second term and the carry-go slogan that followed it, and worst of it all, his selfish third term ambition that made money to be share daily in Ghana-must-go bag.

Also, could it be the fear of being prosecuted by Buhari that quickly made him to identify with him and gave him all support at the dying minute? perhaps, to keep memory of such dying minute support alive, may be responsible for his continuous visit to the Presidential Villa.

Lately, Obasanjo visited President Buhari at the Villa, which according to anonymous sources was centred on plans on how the President could wipe out 'corrupt elements' in the National Assembly.

According Obasanjo, as reported by SaharaReporters, with the likes of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the National Assembly, Buhari’s anti-graft war cannot achieved the desired result.

According to a presidential source, Obasanjo told Buhari to spend more than what Saraki is spending if he really wants to kick him out of the National Assembly.

The President, while responding to Obasanjo, repeated his determination to ensure all corrupt National Assembly members face prosecution.

However, he lamented the level of compromise in the judiciary, and gave some examples to that effect.

Furthermore, it was revealed by sources in the Presidency that, what is making the president uncomfortable may not be corruption as claimed, but Saraki’s ambition of eyeing the number one seat. Thus, he has vowed to bring him down at all cost.

Therefore, the questions concerned Nigerians keep asking is, Obasanjo who is popularly called the father of corruption now a saint, or is it a pot calling kettle black?

Tuesday, 26 July 2016


Abuja pastor digs up charm from salon

Pandemonium in Lugbe, Abuja, as a pastor dig up charms from the salon of one Mrs. Arikpo Michael Happiness, who happens to be his church member. According to sources, the woman resorted to inviting her spiritual father, pastor, Prophet Abubakar Emmanuel Ajodo, General Overseer of In His Presence Prayer Mission, Abuja to pray for her business, as she had always lacked customers unlike others in the same area of business with who always smile home.

Friday, 15 July 2016


House of representative

As a result of the sex scandal faced by some members of the House of Representatives, the House is making frantic effort to have an audience with the U.S. Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle after an investigative public hearing fixed for Thursday was ignored by the envoy.

Prior to the decision to meet the U.S. Ambassador, the Lower House had insisted that the Ambassador must attend the hearing now billed to hold on 20 July.

However, Mr. Entwistle gave diplomatic immunity as his reason not to honour the invitation to appear for the public hearing.

The investigation into the sex scandal arose due to a petition made by the Ambassador to the Hon. Speaker Yakubu Dogara, where Mohammed Garba Gololo (Bauchi), Samuel Ikon (Akwa Ibom), and Mark Gbillah (Benue) of an attempted rape and soliciting s*x from commercial sex workers, while in the U.S. for an official tour in April.

It is in a bid to get to the root of the matter that the Lower House said they will be willing to go to the U.S. Ambassador.

Monday, 4 July 2016



Finally, President Buhari replaces Kachikwu as he approves the composition of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in line with Section 1(2) of the Act establishing the Corporation.

Kachikwu chairs the newly constituted board, along with the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru and the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance as members. Others are Mallam Abba Kyari; Dr Thomas M.A John; Dr. Pius O. Akinyelure; Dr Tajudeen Umar; Mallam Muhammed Lawal, and Mallm Yusuf Lawal.

The Special Adviser to the President Buhari on media and publicity admonished the new board members to ensure they successfully deliver the mandate of the Corporation, and serve the country by upholding the trust bestowed on them by the public in managing the nation’s asset.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Pipeline bombing: Buhari beg militants in the name of God.

Being consistently disturbed by the activities of the Niger Delta Militants, President Buhari have decided to beg the boys in the name of God after all his military might have failed him to forgive the country and soft pedal on their bombing of oil and gas installations in the oil rich Niger Delta region. He further agreed that there could possibly be different factions of the Niger Delta Militants with sophisticated weapons. Though some of his Northern brothers and political affiliates boasts at different times that they have all it takes to bring these boys to their knees and can also do without the oil money that comes from the region, but contrary to their claims, the President has said that the nation’s economy has crashed as a result of the continuous bombing of pipelines.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Naira falls in free float against the American dollar

At last, the naira leaped against the American dollar today (Monday) after the federal government allowed the forces of demand and supply to determine its value. According to sources “Trading started at 9:00 am (0800 GMT) this morning with all the 24 commercial banks participating. The offer is 249 to 265 naira to the dollar,”