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Senate Opposes Sale Of National Assets

Senate Opposes Sale Of National Assets

The Senate this morning votes against the controversial sale of national assets when it rejected an item on the report of a committee on the issue. A post on the Senate Twitter handle quotes Ali Ndume, the Senate leader of saying “The Senate oppose the sale of National Assets to shore up Foreign Reserves.” Since the issue was thrown open by cabinet members and supported by some prominent people in the private sector and Bukola


Alleged Boko Haram Fuel Supplier Arrested

A truck containing 25 kegs of premium motor spirit PMS and other goods suspected to belong to Boko Haram, the Islamic sect, was arrested by the Quick Reinforcement Force QRF of 251 battalion this morning in the outskirt of Maiduguri. Colonel Sani Usman Kukasahe, acting director public relations, stated that Muhammadu Adamu, the driver of the vehicle claimed he had no idea what he was carrying inside the truck, while Tijjani Gambo the owner of

War on terror on Course

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, insists that despite renewed Boko Haram attacks, the government is building on the operational gains against the insurgents Like a fly constituting an irritant to an elephant and causing it considerable discomfort, Boko Haram has continued to annoy the federal government with renewed attacks on internally displaced persons, IDPs, camps and other soft targets across the northeast. They have carried out fresh attacks on Chibok market and Dolari

Governors and Financial Partners Agree to Improve Immunisation Programme in Nigeria

  Four governors from the northern part of Nigeria today signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU with some partners to ensure the health of Nigerian children in the region by providing life-saving vaccines. In a ceremony at the Kaduna State Government House, the governors of Yobe, Sokoto, Borno and Kaduna States entered an agreement with Aliko Dangote, chairman of Dangote Foundation; Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; as well as James Entwistle,


Assets: What Buhari Did Not Tell Nigerians

To many Nigerians, the recent assets declaration by President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo leaves many unanswered questions  In the last couple of days, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been in a somewhat happy mood. This has to do with the asset declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo to the Code of Conduct Bureau which was unveiled by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media and publicity to  Buhari on September 4.

Bomb Found At Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Apapa

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the People’s Democractic Party in Lagos State has said that a bomb was found behind the Marian Grotto at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Apapa, on Wednesday afternoon. Agbaje who is a member of the church, alleged that the bomb, which was found by the security personnel of the church, was to be detonated during the station of the cross service that holds every Wednesday during the Lenten period. He

NNS Okpabana ship

Strengthening the Nigerian Navy

With the arrival of the US NNS Okpabana ship, it is believed that the Nigerian Navy would be in a better position to tackle maritime threats within the Gulf of Guinea  The arrival of the NNS Okpabana to the Nigerian sea from the United States, US on January 2, has been applauded by both Nigerians and the US as a right step in the fight against piracy and other related maritime crimes in the Nigerian


FG Says Power Plants Perform below 30 per cent capacity

The federal government has announced that some power generating plants in the country are performing below 30 per cent of their installed capacities after about one year the sector was privatised. Chinedu Nebo, minister of power, explained that many power plants built to generate electricity were only able to utilise a fraction of their installed capacities due to shortfalls in the supply of gas. He added that none of the six power plants that were


Jonathan’s Report Card

President Goodluck Jonathan posts an impressive report card despite challenges as Nigeria marks 54th independence anniversary For the fourth consecutive year, Nigeria marked her independence anniversary inside the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, with a ceremonial change of guards which saw the 177 battalion of the Nigerian Army take over guard duties for the Villa and Federal Capital Territory for the next one year. The event was witnessed by government dignitaries, statesmen and members