FG To Spend N8.6 Trillion On 2019 Budget

The federal government is proposing a smaller budget size of N8. 6 trillion for 2019 fiscal year compared to 2018 budget figure of N9.1 trillion. It also envisaged a total revenue projection of N7.9 trillion, reductions in both borrowing and deficit financing going by provisions contained in 2019- 2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework/ Fiscal Strategy

Saraki Concedes, Pays Omo-agege’s Entitlements

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has evaded the trouble of being subjected to trial for contempt as he conceded to the request for the payment of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s withheld entitlements. The information that Saraki has authorised the payment of Omo-Agege’s entitlements was made public on Thursday by his (Omo-Agege’s) lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN). Izinyon

Osun Election: PDP Frustrated As Election Tribunal Disbanded

Members of the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday stormed the premises of election petition tribunal sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, to protest the sudden disbandment of the panel. Armed with placards carrying different inscriptions, Barrister Niyi Owolade, a PDP chieftain, who addressed newsmen on behalf of the people

Court Restrains APC From Fielding Candidates In Delta

A court has temporarily barred Nigeria’s governing party, APC, from presenting candidates for the 2019 elections in Delta State. The Federal High Court in Asaba, the Delta State capital, restrained the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC from submitting the list of the party’s candidates in Delta State to the Independent National Electoral Commission

Stop Borrowing, Senate, NSIA, Others Warn Buhari

The Senate and Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, yesterday warned the Federal Government against returning the country into a debt trap. Though the Senate eventually approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for $2.78 billion Eurobond, it reiterated the concerns of the Bretton Woods institutions over rising public debt in Nigeria. The World Bank and the International

$2 Billion Katsina Refinery To Be Completed By 2021

The private sector-driven Niger Republic facilitated approved petroleum refinery in Mashi in Kastina State would cost $2 billion (N724,720,000,000.00). The planned refinery would have the capacity to produce 150, 000 barrels per day when fully completed in 2021. Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, and the Nigerien Minister of Energy, Foumakaye

EFCC Releases Pictures of Properties Owned By Fayose While He Is Still In Custody (See Photos)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released photos showing properties allegedly owned by the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose. Spokesman for the Commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, sent copies of the pictures to newsmen. According to him, the properties were uncovered while the anti-graft agency was investigating the allegations of corruption against

Obanikoro To Witness Against Fayose In N1.3bn EFCC Probe

Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has reportedly agreed to stand as state witness against former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, as he’s being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Fayose is alleged to have collected the N1.3 billion through Obanikoro who was minister at the time and was a

Mama Taraba Ransacks APC Secretariat, Reclaims Computers, Furniture She Donated

Former women affairs minister Aisha Alhassan, who recently resigned her appointment and dumped the APC, has retrieved computers and furniture she donated to the party’s state secretariat in Jalingo. According to Aaron Artimas, APC publicity secretary in the state, Mrs Alhassan also removed rugs, air-conditioning sets and tables she had bought for the political party

I Will Give Poor People N5000 Monthly — Fayemi

Dr Kayode Fayemi, the newly sworn-in governor of Ekiti State, has said the state is indebted to the tune of N170 billion which he said were loans taken by former Governor Ayodele Fayose administration to undertake some projects. While he assured that “this challenge would not impede his government from delivering dividends of democracy to

“Buhari Is A Useless Man” – Sowore

Sowore further took a stab at one of his biggest opponents at next year’s polls, President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that history has been kind to the people that destroyed Nigeria. He said Nigeria has no future if any of 75-year-old Buhari or 72-year-old Atiku is allowed to emerge victorious in the 2019 presidential election. He

180 Lawmakers Endorse Peter Obi

A former member of the House of Representatives and spokesman of the caucus State, Ogbuefi Ozomgbachi, made the ex-lawmakers’ position known when he briefed newsmen in Abuja, on Tuesday. He also lauded the former Vice President’s foresight in choosing Obi as his running mate. 39 Parties To Endorse Atiku As Consensus Candidate The 180-member caucus

39 Parties To Endorse Atiku As Consensus Candidate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continued its bid to upstage the All Progressives Congress (APC) from power as it rallies its 39 allies in the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) to a meeting that would begin the process of selecting a consensus presidential candidate that would challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.

Oyedepo, Gumi And Kukah Have Done The Right Thing – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has added to the cacophony of voices on the recent reconciliation between ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar. According to MURIC in its press release of early Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, there is nothing out of place in what took place

Osinbajo Is A Failure –Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria

The Publicity Secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Emmah Gospel Isong, has blasted Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, for not protecting the interest of Christians. Emma Isong, who was addressing newsmen in Calabar, Cross River State capital on Monday, said he was not pleased with the attitude of the Vice President. We Will

British High Commission Speaks On Ban Of 50 Politicians By Buhari

The British High Commission to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright has backed the travel ban placed on 50 high profile Nigerians by the President Muhammdu Buhari administration. Recall that thirteen former governors and seven ex-ministers have been barred from travelling out of the country, under Executive Order 6 (EO6) issued by President Muhammadu Buhari. The restriction followed the

EFCC! Come Out, I Am Here For You – Fayose

Fayose Storms EFCC Office, Abuja With Spare Cloths, Beddings And Spare Slippers. EFCC last night laid ambush at Former Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose’s Abuja Residence.This is unprecedented for a sitting Governor to be invited by EFCC while in office and to report a day after he handed over. There is no charges against Fayose

2019: Buhari, Atiku To Speak At Restructuring Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar are expected to speak on restructuring at the “Handshake across Niger” summit ahead of 2019 general election. Buhari is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while Abubakar is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential election. Also expected to speak at

Buhari Disburses N1.5bn To Poor Households In Bauchi State

Some 20,344 poor households in Bauchi state have reportedly received disbursements of N1.5bn under the federal government’s conditional cash transfer scheme. The Nation reports that the coordinator of the scheme in the state, Jibrin Yusuf, on Monday, October 15, said the funds were disbursed in Bauchi from 2016 to date. Enduring Another 4 years With

Saraki Named DG, Atiku’s Presidential Campaign

Senate President Bukola Saraki has been named the director-general of campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku , which had been subject of media speculation for days, was confirmed to THISDAY this morning by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, who said zonal coordinators had also been named after

Adebayo Shittu Sues NYSC, Says ”I Wasn’t Invited’

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, who was screened out of the APC governorship primaries in Oyo state last month for not having the mandatory NYSC certificate, has sued the National Youth Service Commission, NYSC, claiming he was never invited for service after he graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU in 1978. Adebayo Shittu who filed the suit

Petrol Subsidy To Exceed $3.85bn Estimate – Financial Derivatives Company (FDC)

A bi-monthly update report on the state of Nigeria’s economy prepared by Lagos-based economic research and analyses firm, Financial Derivatives Company (FDC), has disclosed that with the rising prices of crude oil at the international market, petrol subsidy will exceed $3.85 billion initial estimate by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.

Petrol Subsidy To Exceed $3.85bn Estimate – Financial Derivatives Company (FDC)

A bi-monthly update report on the state of Nigeria’s economy prepared by Lagos-based economic research and analyses firm, Financial Derivatives Company (FDC), has disclosed that with the rising prices of crude oil at the international market, petrol subsidy will exceed $3.85 billion initial estimate by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.

2019: WHO WEARS THE CROWN? BY: AGADA IKECHUKWU

it was an American legislator John Milson, who said “ Every cloud has a silver lining”. But some clouds can be dark that it will require an uncommon magnifier to sight the lining. No election can be said to be totally rosy, there must be hurdles and obstacles to be crossed. With the shodding vaporization

Adams Oshiomhole Destroying APC To Atiku Abubakar’s Advantage – Patrick Eholor

Chief Patrick Eholor, the Deputy Director-General, Atikulated Agenda 2019, has said that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is on a suicide mission to destroy the party before the 2019 general elections. Eholor, in a statement signed by Mazi ThankGod Ofoelue the group’s National Secretary, maintained that instead of helping President Muhammadu Buhari