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OGUN COMMITTED TO GROWTH OF AGRO-BASED INDUSTRIES – SSG

Ogun State Government on Thursday said it would pursue vigorously the growth of agro-based industries in its bid to increase revenue base and reduce youth unemployment. Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), said this at the 2017 Poultry Show organised by the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) in Abeokuta. Adeoluwa said that government...

BOTH PDP, APC ARE ‘WOBBLING’ — OBASANJO

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says both the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are wobbling and need to be rejuvenated for Nigeria’s democracy to be strong. Mr. Obasanjo made the observation when he received one of the PDP national chairmanship aspirants, Raymond Dokpesi, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, on Saturday...

PRESIDENCY RELEASES FULL LIST OF BUHARI’S APPOINTEES

The Presidency has updated the list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments to further debunk Business Day’s article. The updated list was released by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday. The updated list, containing 157 appointees read: Name Portfolio Region Notes Confirmed Appointment by the current Administration: Tukur Buratai...

BLOODY CLASH IN PORT HARCOURT: WIKE VS AMAECHI CONVOYS

A bloody clash was on Saturday recorded in Port Harcourt, Rivers State between the security convoys of Governor Nyesom Wike and that of the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi. Security officials of Governor Wike allegedly attacked  the convoy of the Transportation Minister. Amaechi’s escort details were, however, unlucky during the 3 p.m. attack, as one of them,...

RICE PRODUCTION: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TARGETS 7M TONNES IN 2018

Nigeria is inching closer to achieving self-sufficiency in rice production as the present administration targets seven million tonnes production of the commodity in 2018, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said. Mohammed disclosed this at a media briefing on Wednesday in Abuja, adding that rice demand in the country as at 2015 stood at...

BUHARI HINTS ON CONTESTING 2019 POLL

President Muhammadu Buhari used the occasion of his trip to Abidjan, capital of Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, to reveal his intention to seek re-election in 2019. His declaration of interest is coming on the heels of a statement by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, that the party would follow...

I’M UNDER PRESSURE TO CONTEST IN 2019: JONATHAN

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says people have been asking him to contest the 2019 election. In an interview with Dele Momodu, Ovation magazine publisher, the immediate past president said he is moved to tears seeing people shouting “GEJ, we want you back”. Jonathan, who ruled out the possibility of returning to office, said reflections on his...

BISHOP GEOFFREY ENYINNAYA OKORAFOR ADVISES BUHARI AGAINST RUNNING FOR SECOND TERM

The Anglican Bishop of Diocese of Egbu, Owerri North, Imo State, Rt Rev  Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okorafor, yesterday advised President Muhammadu Buhari to read the handwriting on the wall, ignore political sycophants and leave office on May 29, 2019. This is coming after analysing the economic, political and social condition of the country, for which the...

FG APPROVES PRIVATISATION OF AFAM POWER PLANT

The National Council on Privatisation (NCP), chaired by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the commencement of the privatisation of Afam Power plants 1-5 to inject additional power into the national grid and improve electricity nationwide. The Council during its recently held meeting also approved the pursuit of an out-of-court settlement involving the privatisation...

INEC RELEASES DATES FOR EKITI, OSUN 2018 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the dates for Ekiti and Osun 2018 Governorship elections. The Osun State Governorship election will hold September 22, 2018, while the Ekiti State Governorship election will hold on July 14, 2018. Commencement date of Campaigns for Ekiti Governorship election is April 15, 2018, and that of Osun State June...

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