A Painful Comedy

By Muhammed Abdullahi Sometime last week, Nigerian governors were again paid another tranche of the Paris Club refund by the Federal government. Since many of the governors hinted that they already had plans for the money, it was taking for granted that the welfare of workers, many of whom have not been paid for months, would form a central part of such plans. But we were wrong. Many of the governors, upon receiving the much awaited money, decided that the unpaid workers can always wait. Some of them allocated paltry…

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BREAKING: Buhari Meets APC Governors, Party Chairman In London (PHOTOS)

In his first public appearance over two months after leaving Nigeria for medical vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari today met with some All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors led by Imo State Governor and Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Gov. Rochas Okorocha. Other members of the delegation that met with the President include Party chairman, John Oyegun, Governors of Kaduna, Kogi and Nassarawa States and Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi respectively. Governor Okorocha revealed that they met the President for over an hour over lunch and stated he was in full…

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Chronicles of Osinbajo’s Visit to N-Power office

By Segun Tomori The barricade of the entrance of Niger Delta Holding Company (NDHC) building, housing the N-Power office as early as 7 am that Friday morning, 14th July 2017, gave an inkling of what was in the offing. Stern-looking security operatives had taken over the building, thoroughly frisking staff before letting them in through the back gate. Those without a valid means of identification were politely turned back. On entering the building, one could notice the red-tape security cordon of the lobby that leads to the lift from the…

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5 Health Reasons You Need To Visit The Doctor Urgently

In this clime, most people overlook symptoms at the early stage until complications arise. It is common to ignore symptoms that do not seem very serious. Many people find excuses to self-diagnose and avoid going to the doctor. But even when a symptom does not bother or is not sore, it can be the beginning or a sign that something is not going well with your body. So it is important to look at everything different that occurs in the body. So if you answer “yes” to just one of…

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This Structure Isn’t Working For The ‘Weaker Animals’

By Muhammed Abdullahi Thanks to Mrs. Aisha Buhari who, through her fable of the sick lion, the hyena and the jackals, has now followed in the typical Orwellian tradition of using animal characters to pass a message. That coded language deplored by the First Lady would serve me well today as I seek to deliver my intervention in the ongoing debate of restructuring Nigeria. No doubt, Nigeria has for a long time been structured into a ‘classed society’ of the haves and the have-nots, the rich and the poor, the…

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Nigeria Not Politically Mature For State Police – IGP

Amidst the growing clamour for restructuring that will lead to devolution of powers,Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-general of police, has asked those agitating for state police to consider the “political maturity” of Nigeria. Speaking at a meeting with governors in Abuja on Thursday, Idris said federal police system is the best for the country. He appealed to the government to improve funding for the force and also appealed to the governors to support the passage of the Nigeria police trust fund bill before the national assembly. “I sincerely believe that the federal…

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Ag. President Osinbajo Seeks NASS Approval For N135bn Virement

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday asked the National Assembly to approve a virement of N135.6billion for 14 Federal Ministries and the Office of the Secretary of Government of the Federation (OSGF). Osinbajo, in a letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and dated July 18, 2017, said the virement was aimed at improving the wellbeing of Nigerians. The letter reads: “You will recall that the 2017 Appropriation Bill was signed into law on June 12, 201 “However, prior to the signing, discussions and consultations were held…

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For The Fifth Time, Inflation Drops Further To 16% -NBS

The Nigerian economy continued its upward swing as Inflation dropped to 16.10 per cent in June, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said yesterday measuring it by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). It came down from 16.25 per cent in May, making it the fifth consecutive time inflation rate dropped since January. The NBS made this known in its CPI June 2017 report released in Abuja. On a month-on-month basis, the bureau stated the Headline index increased by 1.58 per cent in June 2017, 0.30 per cent points lower than…

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FG Making Efforts To Bring Down Aviation Fuel – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said the aviation industry would play a significant role in the economic development of Nigeria and hence, the Federal government was making conscious efforts to bring down the cost of aviation in the country. Osinbajo, according to a statement by his media aide, Mr. Laolu Akande, last night, made the remark while receiving a delegation of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) led by its President, Olumuyiwa Aliu, in the State House, Abuja. According to him, when the cost of the fuel is reduced, the…

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Declare Emergency In Education Sector, Malala Urges Osinbajo

Child rights activist, Malala Yousafzai has asked the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to declare a State of Emergency in the education sector. Malala spoke yesterday when Osinbajo received the Pakistani rights activist for girl-child education and Nobel Peace Prize winner at the Presidential Villa. The 20-year-old Malala, who was accompanied by her father Yousafzai and other members of the Malala Foundation, arrived at the presidential villa at about 5.30 p.m. The young female activist survived gunshots on her head by the Taliban for campaigning for girl-child education in Pakistan. She…

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