Education, General, Oil & Gas

President Buhari signs University of petroleum resources bill, pledges support for development of Niger Delta 

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‘How can you sleep without paying workers?’ – Buhari to governors

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja expressed concern on the growing complaints and agitations by workers in states over unpaid salaries and allowances, in spite of interventions by the Federal Government. “How can anyone go to bed and sleep soundly when workers have not been paid their salaries for months”, Buhari told a meeting of… Continue reading ‘How can you sleep without paying workers?’ – Buhari to governors

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PCNI moves to stop rape, HIV spread in IDPs

The Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PCNI) has taken a drastic measure to stop rape and spread of the Human Immune Virus (HIV) in Internally Displaced Persons’ Camp. Alhaji Tijanni Tumsah, Vice Chairman, PCNI in a monthly review meeting with stakeholders and development partners in the North-East, said the committee was relentless in its… Continue reading PCNI moves to stop rape, HIV spread in IDPs

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Saraki calls for International Conference on North East

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has called for international conference on North East and Boko Haram threat in Nigeria. He made the call during General Debate at the 137 Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly on Sunday at St. Petersburg, Russia. Saraki, who lamented the havoc caused by insecurity in the region, said while… Continue reading Saraki calls for International Conference on North East

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Saraki denies grooming Son for kwara, Says ‘we are in support of new minimum wage’

At the end of the 2nd legislative year of the 8th Senate President, Bukola Saraki spoke on the journey so far and controversies on devolution of power, ex-governor’s pension and salary, anti-corruption and constitutional review. He also spoke on the politics of his home state of Kwara. The senate just adjourned after its second legislative… Continue reading Saraki denies grooming Son for kwara, Says ‘we are in support of new minimum wage’

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​World Bank Controversy: 3 Southern Governors present in Washington when Buhari requested focus on Northeast – Borno Governor 

Five Governors including three of them representing the South-South, Southeast and Southwest and the late Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Professor Adefuye were present when President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with President of the World Bank in Washington back in July, 2015, during which the President made a special appeal for the World… Continue reading ​World Bank Controversy: 3 Southern Governors present in Washington when Buhari requested focus on Northeast – Borno Governor 

Economy, General, Politics

Restructuring: Nigeria will fare better if restructuring happens – Anyaoku 

Former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, says Nigeria will fare better if the ongoing call for restructuring of the country into regions is heeded. Anyaoku stated this in Benin on Friday when he visited Edo governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, at Government House. He said that Nigeria’s economy was more viable and rate of… Continue reading Restructuring: Nigeria will fare better if restructuring happens – Anyaoku 

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Mr. Uche Orji Re-appointed Managing Director Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority 

Presiden Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Mr Uche Orji as Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority said the presidency.  Mr Orji was first appointed in October 2012, for an initial term of 5 years. The new term will also be for 5 years. The President has also approved the nomination of Prof Isa Hayatou Chiroma… Continue reading Mr. Uche Orji Re-appointed Managing Director Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority