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MMM, Sambisa and The Boy Died, by Reuben Abati

“Happy New Year, my brother” “What do you mean happy new year, more than two weeks into the New Year. Have I not been in touch with you since January 1?” “But for you the New Year has just started. Your January 1 was not on January 1” “Looks like ...

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Nigeria’s inflation rate hits 18.55 % in December – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says Consumer Price Index (CPI), increased by 18.55 per cent (year-in-year) in December, 2016 from 18.48 per cent recorded in November. The CPI, which measures inflation, is 0.07 per cent points higher from the points recorded in November. A report released by the NBS ...

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Buhari Commissions Naval Ships In Lagos

L-R: President Muhammadu Buhari (2nd left); Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd left); Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibot-Ete Ibas (left); Special Boat Services Commander, Commodore Rick Michaels (3rd right) and Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Abayomi Olonishakin (right) during the commissioning of the newly acquired indigenous Built ...

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Again Shekau’s name reappears as Nigerian Army releases third list of suspected Boko Haram members

The Nigerian Army has released  the name of Shekau in a list of the third batch of 55 persons, declared wanted for their supposed connection with Boko Haram. The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, unveiled the list at the Military Command and Control Centre of Operation Lafiya Dole in the ...

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I Nearly Absconded From Office – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he nearly absconded from office, when he saw there was no money to work for the Nigerian people after winning the 2015 elections. The President made this confession on Thursday while addressing the Course 38 participants of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic ...

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Nigeria can borrow a maximum of $22.08 bln in 2017

The maximum amount that Nigeria can borrow in 2017 from both local and foreign sources is $22.08 billion without it violating its debt threshold, the Debt Management Office said in a report, Nigeria had a borrowing space of 5.89 percent of its GDP of $374.95 billion which will take its ...

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FG to launch Information Portal for Nigerians at home and abroad – Minister

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, presenting a souvenir to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed when she paid a courtesy visit to the minister’s office in Abuja on Tuesday. The Federal Government will soon launch an Information Portal ...

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European Union To Expand Cooperation With Nigeria

The European Union has announced plans to expand its partnership with Nigeria beyond the traditional field of aids and donations to mutually beneficial cooperation. The head of the European Union delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS Ambassador, Michel Arrion, told the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, that the EU ...

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Chibok Girls Freedom is Worthy of Celebration- TUC

 The news of the release of 21 Chibok Girls who were abducted by the Boko Haram Sect at Government Secondary School, Chibok on April 14, 2014 is worthy of celebration; and we expect everybody irrespective of party affiliations, religion and tribe to put politics aside and  commend the Federal Government, ...

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Uphold tradition of excellence, Ambode tells new Perm Secs

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday swore-in two new Permanent Secretaries into the State Public Service, with a charge on the appointees to add positive values and uphold the tradition of excellence which the State is known for. Governor Ambode, who performed the swearing-in ceremony at the Executive ...

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