Day: November 17, 2017

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average price paid by consumers for premium motor spirit (petrol) increased by 0.1 percent year-on-year and 1.0 percent month-on-month in October. According to NBS, the price of petrol increased to N146 in October from N144.5 in September 2017. The report reviewed states with the highest average price […]

The Senate Panel investigating the reinstatement and promotion of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina is proposing to submit the report of the committee in December this year. The chairman of the ad-hoc committee, Senator Emmanuel Paulker said this after the committee held a closed-door session in his […]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday insisted that only locally-made solutions can fix Nigeria’s unique problems. Buhari restated this while receiving participants of the Senior Executive Course 39 (2017) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said he was pleased that the participants focused on how Nigeria […]

-JAMES ABRAHAM The need for Governor Simon Lalong  to development the various tourism sites in Plateau State to enable them serve as major revenue earner has again become a topical issue among residents in the state. Correspondent JAMES ABRAHAM reports that the concern by residents stems from  the Governor’s frequent  trips  abroad allegedly  in search […]

A Federal High Court judge in Abuja who granted an order for bank accounts not linked to Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs) to be frozen has reversed his decision. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba explained that he later learned that his October 17 order created an “awkward and unfortunate result.” The reversal means that those who have not […]

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that Nigeria and other oil producing countries in Africa may be overburdened with the high cost of debt servicing. It said such costs are expected to absorb over 60 per cent of governments’ revenues this year in Nigeria, Angola and Gabon. Public debt, the IMF said, rose above 50  per […]

Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has said Soldiers chased a truck laden with weapons into a house said to belong to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu’s father   in Umuahia, Abia State, on September 14,. Gen. Buratai said owners of the truck detonated the explosives on the day […]

N1.3 billion will be spent on numerous trips, both foreign and local by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in 2018. the figure is part of the 2018 Appropriation Bill presented to the joint session of the national assembly. According to the details, the two Nigerian leaders will spend N968.4 m on their foreign […]

On this day in 1993, a Nigerian army General, who was Secretary for Defense in Nigeria and Vice-Chairman of the Interim National Government, General Sani Abacha, overthrew the 82-day Interim National Government of Chief Ernest Shonekan in a military coup, promising to return Nigeria to democratic rule, according to him, to save Nigeria from imminent disintegration. It happened […]

-JAMES ABRAHAM The   Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State on Thursday held its primaries across the seventeen Local Government Areas of the state. Correspondent JAMES ABRAHAM reports that the party primaries were for the selection of Chairmanship candidates who will stand as party flag bearers during the forthcoming Local Government poll slated to hold in […]

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