A fight has broken out at the ongoing public hearing organised by the House of Representatives on the Petroleum Industry Bill as members of the host communities engage in physical combat. The fight broke out when the Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas was called to the podium to make a presentation. Some […]

A former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has urged the government to up the ante in dealing with the menace of crime and insecurity in the country. Reacting to the recent killings in Borno State and across the country, Duke said the nation’s security system needs a total overhaul especially in the areas […]

South-South leaders on Tuesday demanded an unreserved apology from the presidency for abruptly canceling a stakeholders meeting scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt. According to a statement from the Rivers State Government, the presidency had fixed a meeting for Tuesday with the Governors and other leaders of the region to discuss burning national issues, including […]

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has asked his successor, Hope Uzodinma, to wake up to the demands of governance in the state. Okorocha’s call was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo. The ex-governor was reacting to an allegation of fraud – to the tune of N106billion […]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday asked all indigenes of Kaduna to cooperate with the government and security agencies to secure “peace and harmony in the state.” The President made the plea during his speech at the fifth edition of the KADINVEST, the state’s annual economic and investment forum. Buhari’s call for peace comes amid recent […]

General Manager of Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA) Engineer INNOCENT IKPAMEZIE has dismissed Speculations making rounds that there have been corrupt financial practices in the organisation under his leadership. This is coming on the heels as the organisation was accused of not buying into the treasury single account rather telling developers to pay cash to […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has given an assurance that his administration will use the remaining years in office to improve access to quality education, health care and enhance productivity. These sum up the nine priority areas listed by President Buhari on Tuesday when he received the Letters of Credence from Ambassadors/High Commissioners of eight countries at […]

The Presidency has refuted claims that a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari has hatched plans to arrest opposition members ahead of the Edo Governorship poll.  The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had alleged that a video of Oshiomhole […]

The Federal Government says it is considering its options over the poor treatment of Nigerian traders in Ghana. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this on Monday in Abuja when he received officials of the League of Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria. Onyeama told the group that they have summoned the Ghanaian High Commissioner […]

The Rivers State House of Assembly on Monday approved Governor Nyesom Wike’s N18bn loan request meant for developmental projects in the state. The approval was granted after the Speaker of the house, Ikunyi Ibani, read the governor’s request during plenary. Wike, in the letter, said the loan would be serviced through internally generated revenue and […]

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