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PDP asked Oshiomhole to lead by example: Explain how you spend N500m security vote

The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has challenged the state governor, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, to explain to the people of the state what he does with the N500 million he collects as security votes monthly before asking council chairmen and councillors to suspend their security votes to enable them pay salaries…

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Naira crisis: Official, parallel markets’ forex rates widen

• ‘How govt can halt slide of Naira’• Monetary, fiscal issues aid continuing inflation THE Naira will remain unstable until Nigeria begins to pay greater attention to local production, a professor of Financial Economics at the University of Uyo, Leo Ukpong, has said. Ukpong, who spoke at a forum held at the Emerald Energy Institute…

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Boko Haram : Shettima Insists on Amnesty as Church Escapes Bombing in Jos

Alhaji Kashim Shettima • Soldiers kill TCN staff, injure others mistaken for insurgents in Borno Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri and Seriki Adinoyi in Jos    
 Determined to seek practical ways of ending the Boko Haram insurgency, the Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, yesterday reiterated his call for the granting of pardon through a programme…

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A Country that depend only on Crude Oil- Nigeria Spent N813bn on Sugar, Wheat, Others in 2013

•   Importation of rice, toothpicks, furniture gulps N100bn in first quarter The federal government spent a total of $4 billion (N813 billion) in 2013 on items which are currently being produced or could be competitively produced in the country. The amount spent on six items including rice, sugar, wheat, fish, furniture, milk and textiles in…

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Most Parts of North-east Remain Susceptible to Boko Haram Attacks, Says Lawmaker

Boko Haram insurgents The representative of Hawul and Askira-Uba in the House of Representatives, Hon. Jubrin Satumari, has raised the alarm that many towns and villages in the North-east are susceptible to attacks by Boko Haram insurgents as the military presence was highly concentrated in major towns with little protection for distant and remote communities…

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ISIS-Boko Haram terrorist attacks: Cameroon depots 450 Nigerians

As a proactive measure to guard against a likely attack by the Boko Haram sect, the Cameroonian immigration authorities have deported about 450 Nigerians living illegally in the country. Those affected were picked up from Kousseri, a border town between Cameroon and Chad where they had initially been sent packing by the authorities in that…

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Against all odds: FG made Kaduna the latest container depot port

The Federal Government has declared Kaduna Inland Container Depot a port of origin and final destination to extend shipping services to hinterlands and landlocked areas to decongest the ports. Notice of the declaration is contained in a statement signed by Mr Ignatius Nweke, the Deputy Director, Public Relations of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, made available…

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“Radio Biafria – the sensitive emotions of the Biafran people …a no-go area for Okorocha and his APC surrogates”

The newly elected National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Victor Oye, recently bared his mind on a variety of issues including the place Radio Biafra. APGA is a small party based on its national strength. Why did you choose to hop on board? I disagree with you on the statement that APGA is a…

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Sabotage:Pipeline explosion kills 12 in Bayelsa explosion occurred during a Joint Investigation Visit

Apipeline explosion, yesterday, claimed lives of 12 people along the Tebidaba-Azuzuama trunk line belonging to Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Azuzuama Community of Southern Ijaw LocalGovernment Area of Bayelsa State. The deadly explosion occurred during a Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) for the official clamping of a spillage site along the route of the Agip pipeline.…