Buhari warns airport officials, others, against stopping ex-Ministers from travelling President Muhammadu Buhari says officials of past administrations including ministers are entitled to their full rights and privileges under the constitution, and must not be subjected to any undue harassment and intimidation at the airports or at other points of entry and exit.“We have not banned anyone from travelling,” Mr. Buhari...... read more
Bear with us as we tackle the rot – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday evening appealed to Nigerians to bear with his administration as he and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo begin the earnest work of reconstructing the country.He says the appeal is necessary because of the collateral damage that had been done to the system before the new team comes on board.Buhari...... read more
NBA tells Buhari to come up with strategies to tackle corruption The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to utilise his first 100 days in office to come up with strategies on how to frontally confront the problems of infrastructural deficiency, unemployment, insecurity, pervasive corruption, revenue leakages and persistent scarcity of Petroleum products.This call was made by the...... read more
Okezie Ikpeazu sworn in as Abia governor The People's Democratic Party's candidate at the just concluded governorship election, Okezie Ikpeazu has been sworn in as the governor of Abia State.The historic event was held at the International Conference Centre, Umuahia, with the Chief Judge, Justice Theresa Uzokwe administering the oath of office.The event started with a passing out...... read more
Buhari Returns Tomorrow in the Company of Shagari President-elect Muhammadu Buhari will be returning to Nigeria on Thursday morning after a six-day trip to the United Kingdom in the company of former President Shehu Shagari. Buhari, who during his trip to the UK, met with British Prime Minister David Cameron, will arrive on board a British Airways flight that...... read more
Gov Oshiomhole's Mom Explains Why He Married A Foreigner Hajia Aishetu Oshiomole revealed this in an interview with Vanguard. She said she gave him that advise in order to avoid crisis in his family. She said:“I supported him to marry a foreigner so that the relationship between my son and his children will remain cordial. Our Nigerian women will go and...... read more
Shiroro power plant suffers system collapse The already bad state of electricity supply across the country was made worse on Sunday following of a system collapse at the Shiroro Hydro-electric Power Plant in Niger State. The Shiroro plant has a power generating capacity of 600 megawatts and began operation in 1990. Our correspondent gathered that the system collapse at...... read more
Abia Government awards more contracts Gov T.A.Orji thanks Abians for their supportAbia State Government has reiterated its determination to realize the auto market in Aba. This is part of the resolution reached by the State Executive Council at its meeting in Umuahia.Briefing newsmen at the end of the EXCO meeting, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy,...... read more
Aisha Buhari is my sister, I will support her – Patience Jonathan Outgoing First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has pledged to support the wife of the President-elect, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, in any of her projects that would better the country. Mrs. Jonathan gave the assurance at the inauguration of the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association Skills Acquisition Centre, in Abuja yesterday. The...... read more
Buhari: Transition Panel’s job not to indict Jonathan Without an input from the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan administration, the Ahmed Joda-led transition committee set up by President-elect Muhammadu Buhari yesterday submitted its interim report. Buhari lamented the lack of cooperation from the government which he said “misunderstood” the committee. The Federal Government Transition Committee, led by Vice President Namadi...... read more
Abia Tribunal grants APGA guber candidate Alex Otti Permission to inspect election materials The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, has been granted the permission to inspect the materials used in the 2015 governorship poll by the Election Petitions Tribunal which began sitting in Umuahia on Wednesday. The ex-Diamond Bank boss, who last Friday filed his...... read more
Nigeria owes $60 billion, says Osinbajo The Vice President-elect, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday said Nigeria’s local and foreign debts now stand at $60 billion. He stated this in Abuja while declaring open the two-day Policy Dialogue on the implementation of the Agenda for Change organised by the Policy, Research and Strategy Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign...... read more
Nigeria military says 579 troops facing court martial Nigeria's military said Wednesday that 579 officers and soldiers were facing two separate trials over indiscipline, after 66 troops were sentenced to death last year for mutiny. "We have about 473 officers and soldiers being tried at the Army Headquarters Garrison and 106 in 81 Division," said army spokesman Sani Usman....... read more
President Jonathan calls on global community, Nigerians to support Buhari President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Wednesday in Abuja called on the global community and Nigerians to support the incoming government of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari. Receiving members of the African Ambassadors Group, who were on a farewell and solidarity visit to the State House, the President said the incoming government will need...... read more
Reps suspend PIB report over contentious clause Division among members of the House of Representatives over the provison of Clause 209 of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) has led to the suspension of the consideration  of the report of the Ad-hoc Committee on PIB. The lawmakers were at variance over how much should accrue to the country from exploratory...... read more
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