Alleged $2.1bn withdrawal: You lied, Okonjo-Iweala tells Oshiomhole


Immediate past Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy & Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday described as “false and malicious,” the allegation by Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, that she spent $2.1 billion from the Excess Crude Account, ECA, without authorization.

President Buhari Appoints Zakari Acting INEC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs Amina Bala Zakari as the Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the conclusion of the term of Office of Prof. Attahiru Jega.

Buhari Promises Reforms And New Policies In Oil And Gas Sector

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has promised that his administration will undertake appropriate reforms and implement fresh policies to boost national income from oil and gas production. Speaking at separate meetings with delegations from Exxon-Mobil and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG), President Buhari listed the removal of bureaucratic

APC Reels Out Buhari’s Achievements In One Month

The ruling party in Nigeria has dismissed claims by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was on motion but not making any movement, reeling out the administration’s achievements made within one month in office. At a press conference hosted by the All Progressives

Jega Ends Tenure As INEC Chairman, Hands Over To Wali

Professor Attahiru Jega’s tenure as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come to an end. The former INEC boss, who took over from Professor Maurice Iwu, assumed office on June 8, 2010 during the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

FG probes N3.8trn missing oil funds


A panel of four governors was, yesterday, constituted to probe the affairs of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, following revelations that the corporation withheld N3.8 trillion of the N8.1 trillion generated from oil receipts.

NEC Sets Up Committee To Investigate NNPC Accounts

The National Economic Council (NEC) has set up a committee to investigate a shortfall of N3.5 trillion in remitting by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) into the Federation Account since 2012.

Buhari To Inaugurate National Economic Council

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has concluded plans to inaugurate the National Economic Council (NEC), with the ceremony expected to hold on Monday in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa. The NEC serves as an advisory body to the President on economic matters and is made of the 36 State Governors

Buhari Condemns Latest Boko Haram Attacks, Restates Commitment To End Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest terrorist attacks on Borno and Yobe communities by the Boko Haram bandits. In a strongly worded statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the President said he was deeply touched by the “mindless incidents of violence”

Buhari Is Busy Cleaning PDP’s Augean Stable – Presidency

The Presidency, in reaction to the PDP’s criticism of Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari’s first 30 days in office, says the administration has been kept busy cleaning PDP’s “Augean Stable”. The opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, on Sunday through its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, referred to President Buhari’s first 30 days

Buhari Has Political Will To Surpass Past Governments – Oshiomhole

The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has a contrary view to the perspective of the PDP on the 30 days of President Muhamamdu Buhari in office. Governor Oshiomhole believes the President has the political will to do better than past governments because of what he perceives as the President’s

PDP Says Buhari Needs Prayers

It’s a month since the inauguration of President Muhamamdu Buhari but the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is asking Nigerians to join in praying for the government for it to succeed. The PDP, in statement on Sunday by its Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, says it becomes necessary to pray for the

3 Dead, 16 Injured In Maiduguri Suicide Bomb Attack

Three people have been confirmed dead and 16 others injured after two suicide bombers attacked a hospital in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. The two women tried to get into a hospital but were stopped by security guards at the gate and blew themselves up, witnesses

Boko Haram Prisoners’ Relocation Rumour Sparks Protest In Anambra

Markets across Anambra State have been shut down as traders in their hundreds pour into the streets and highways to protest rumours of the relocation of Boko Haram prisoners to Ekwulobia Prison in Aguata Local Government Area. The traders said their lives and existence were being threatened if the rumour

North-east Development: Dogara Seeks Aid From Canada, Bill Gates

The Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria has sought aid from the Canadian government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help address the devastation in the north-east caused by insurgency. The Speaker, Honorable Yakubu dogara, made the appeal at a meeting with a delegation from the

Buhari Dissolves Board Of NNPC

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has dissolved the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with immediate effect. The dissolution of was contained in a letter to the board on Friday signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr Danladi Kifasi.

War in House of Reps over leadership posts


Bad blood flowing from the unresolved leadership tussle in the House of Representatives literally flowed in the chambers of the House, yesterday, as members charged on one another for supremacy. The post War in House of Reps over leadership posts appeared first on Vanguard News.

House Plenary Session Degenerates Into Fist-cuff

Plenary at the House of Representatives has been disrupted by some members over the nomination of principal officers. Attempts were made to take away the mace but the sergeant arms and the security of the National Assembly kept custody of the Chamber’s symbol of authority.

Senate Announces Leaders Amidst Controversy

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has defied the party’s position as regards the leadership of the Senate by announcing four candidates for the Senate leadership position. Senator Bukola Saraki announced Senator Ali Ndume as Senate Leader , Senator Bala Ibn Nalla as Deputy Senate Leader.