Jonathan expected to Assent to 2015 budget President Goodluck is expected to assent to the 2015 budget recently passed by the National Assembly soon as the Coordinating Minister for the Economy (CME) and  Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala declared on Tuesday that what the parliament passed ‘is not dramatically’ different from what was sent to it by the...... read more
Chime boasts:I can't be impeached Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime boasted, Monday, night that the state House of Assembly cannot impeach him. Chime, who addressed newsmen at Government House, Enugu, said the Eugene Odo- led faction of the State House of Assembly and 13 others who, he described as clowns, allegedly demanded money from him, adding...... read more
NDPHC prepares for NIPP Phase 11 The Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC), owners of the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP), is reorganising  for the implementation of NIPP Phase 11. The project will centre on generation from hydro plants as against the Phase 1 that operates on thermal plants. The choice of hydro power is part...... read more
Anyaoku-led Presidential Committee Bids Jonathan Farewell The Presidential Advisory Council on International Relations chaired by a former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku,Tuesday held it’s valedictory meeting to bid President Goodluck Jonathan farewell. The​ council’s last meeting was held over breakfast at the president’s residence. Speaking with journalists after the session, Mr. Anyaoku said that was the...... read more
PDP National Working Committee opens can of worms The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has said the hate campaign against Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, by the Jonathan team, played a huge part in the party’s woeful outing during the last general elections.  It also accused close associates of President Goodluck Jonathan who handled his campaign of...... read more
Ministerial List: APC govs submit names Submission of names for ministerial slots in the incoming government has begun in earnest, Vanguard learnt on Monday.The process, it was learnt, followed a directive by the president-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari to the governors on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC to forward the names of candidates.Three names from each states...... read more
More than 200 young women rescued from Boko Haram are pregnant At least 214 young women and girls recently rescued from Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria are pregnant, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said Monday. Nigeria's army freed almost 7,000 women from various Boko Haram camps last week. "Already, many of them are undergoing screening for various diseases, infections...... read more
Inmate escapes in Benin An inmate of the Benin Prisons was said to have escaped from the custody of a warder of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) on Monday in Benin City. Officials of the NPS are now in search of the prisoner, who escaped while carrying out some menial work. It was said that...... read more
Hundreds of rescued women and children arrive refugee camp Hundreds of traumatized Nigerian women and children rescued from Boko Haram Islamists have been released into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola, an army spokesman said.The 275 women and children, some of whom had bandaged heads and arms, arrived in the camp ran...... read more
Farmers Task FG on Single Digit loans All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), has called on both the Federal and State Governments to facilitate single digit interest loans designed to encourage the output of farmers as well as unlock their full potentials.This was contained in a communique issued by AFAN National Working Committee (NWC) at the end of...... read more
NEMA resumes activities in displaced persons' camps The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said on Sunday that it has resumed weekly supply of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons camps in Borno, following the successful conduct of the 2015 general polls.The NEMA North East Coordinator, Mohammed Kanar, stated this at the end of a stakeholders meeting in Maiduguri.Mr. Kanar explained...... read more
Xenophobia: South Africa condemns Nigeria's recall of High Commissioner,jabs Jonathan The South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation, has described the recall of Nigeria’s High Commissioner as an “unfortunate and regrettable” diplomatic step. In a statement, Clayson Monyela, spokesperson for DIRCO, said the South African government was shocked that the Nigerian government would resort “to such an extraordinary diplomatic step...... read more
Police to tighten up security around media houses The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Solomon E. Arase has today released a press statement following the recent explosions on media outlets. In his statement, he reiterated police's commitment towards ensuring the safety of lives and properties.  He further enjoined Nigerians to report any suspicious movement or persons to the Police...... read more
PDP reacts to Buhari’s ban on AIT The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement has described as unacceptable the Monday’s directive by the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to bar a television house, the AIT, from covering his activities, saying the suppression of the media under any guise portends danger for the nation’s democracy. Although the ban has been reversed...... read more
APC reverses ban on AIT The All Progressives Congress, APC, has reversed the controversial decision taken by President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to bar the Africa Independent Television, AIT, from covering his activities. The party in a statement released on Tuesday by  it's National Publicity Secretary,  Alhaji Lai Mohammed,  has said that all accredited media organizations in the country, including...... read more
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