President Muhammadu Buhari, through the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has vowed to comply with the order of a Federal High Court, which directed him to recover monies being paid to former Governors that are currently serving as Senators and Ministers. The AGF said this in a statement made available to Journalists by his Media Aide, Dr. Umar Gwandu. Recall, that Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo made the order while delivering judgment in a suit filed by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, on Wednesday. The suit was filed by SERAP, who had approached the court for an order of mandamus, to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation to file an action to challenge States’ pension laws for former Governors, and recover...
President Muhammadu Buhari, has, subject to Senate confirmation, approved the composition of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) made up of the following persons:
S/N Position Name State
1 Chairman Dr. Pius Odubu Edo
2 Managing Director Bernard O. Okumagba Delta
3 Executive Director Projects Engr. Otobong Ndem Akwa Ibom
4 Executive Director Finance & Admin. Maxwell Okoh Bayelsa
5 Delta Rep Prophet Jones Erue Delta
6 Edo Rep Chief Victor Ekhatar Edo
7 Rivers Rep Dr. Joy Yimebe Nunieh Rivers
8 Abia Rep Nwogu Nwogu Abia
9 Bayelsa Rep Theodore A. Allison Bayelsa
10 Akwa Ibom Rep Victor Antai Akwa Ibom
11 Cross River Rep Maurice Effiwatt Cross River
12 Ondo Rep Olugbenga Elema Ondo
13 Imo Rep Hon. Uchegbu Chidiebere Kyrian Im...
Foreign direct investment in Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer, plunged
by 43 per cent to $2bn, according to a United Nations report.
reported on Thursday that investors were put off by a dispute between
the government and South African telecom giant MTN over repatriated
profits. Banks HSBC and UBS both closed representative offices there in
That left Ghana, which is in the midst of an oil and gas
boom and saw inflows of $3bn, as West Africa’s leading destination for
foreign investment. Italy’s Eni Group was behind Ghana’s largest
greenfield investment project.
It said the development of new mining and oil
projects, a new US development-finance institution and the ratification
of an agreement to create a continent-wide free-trade area could further
August 15, 2019
Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, and his party, PDP, said they had proved that President Muhammadu Buhari did not possess minimum academic qualification of a secondary school certifcate to contest for the Office of President of Nigeria.
INEC had declared Buhari and his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the February 23 presidential election having won majority of the lawful votes cast at the polls.
But Atiku and PDP had continued to insist that they and not Buhari won the presidential election of February 23.
Atiku and PDP in their petition filed at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on March 18 alleged electoral Irregularities perpetuated by the Independent Nationa...
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
President of Nigeria His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said that he was saddened by the persistent chaotic situation around the Lagos Apapa ports.
President Buhari had two months ago gave the order that the Apapa gridlock which has become a nightmare should be immediately cleared. President Buhari Also on May 22 this year, the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, issued an order directing a special task force to, within two weeks, clear the traffic gridlock that had made Apapa ports and its environs difficult to access.
The directive according to a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande was after a meeting the vice-president earlier had with relevant stakeholders on April 25, this year. However, about four weeks after the directive was issued...
The name of the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, who was being tipped for a Ministerial Appointment, was conspicuously missing in the 43 names nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Unlike during his first term when he appointed only 36 ministers — one per state — he has decided to also appoint one per geo-political zone, bringing the total to 43, TheCable understands.
The list was sent to the senate on Monday evening via executive communication and is expected to be read on the floor of the senate on Tuesday.
The senate, which will be proceeding on a two-month recess on Thursday, is expected to screen the nominees.
Contrary to speculations, only about 12 ministers will be re-appointed from the former cabinet.
Meanwhile, the senate pre...
Inside Stuff With MARTINS OLOJA
This is not a time for sycophancy and political correctness. Nor is it a time to hide some truth in a grave. It is a time to shout it to the nation and the ruling party big men that our president is procrastinating again! So, this is not healthy for Nigeria, a country that a whole continent and indeed the Black race have been waiting for, as a source of pride, inspiration and confidence. This is also a time to repeat a classic in which Winston Churchill in the late 1936 warned in the House of Commons, ‘The era of procrastination, of half measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences’.
Oh yes, this is a time to lament the procrastination, half measures, soothing...
President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday afternoon, received Adamawa State Governor, Jubril Bindow, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, also arrived the President’s office at noon.
It is not clear if the duo were holding separate meetings or a joint parley.
Bashir Ahmad, Buhari’s personal assistant on new media confirmed the presence of the APC chieftains at the villa.
Bindow and Sylva were still in the President’s office at the time of filing this report.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday commission the Kaduna Inland Dry Port in Kakuri, Kaduna.
A statement signed by the Director, Special Duties of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Ignatius Nweke, said the port which is among the seven dry ports being promoted by the Council was built by Kaduna Inland Dry Port Limited and has the capacity to handle 29,000 tonnes of cargoes yearly at the first phase of operation and likely to double when fully completed.
“The Kaduna Dry Port, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria would receive cargo from Apapa Port in Lagos, through the railway or by road and also export goods through the same channel,” Nweke said.
According to him, the establishment of inland container depots in the hinterland was informed by the need to reduce...
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a Governing Council for the Maritime Academy of Oron, Akwa Ibom State. The 4-man Council is headed by Demola Seriki as Chairman. Other members of the Governing Council include Taiwo Tayo Ibitola(SAN), Hon Garba Jiji and Alh Sale Kudiawa.
The Maritime Academy of Nigeria has been without a Governing Council since the inception of the present administration. With this appointment, the Interim Management Council of the Academy headed by Aare Adebayo Sarumi is expected to wind up.
Mr Seriki who hails from Lagos State belongs to the ruling All Progress Congress. He was appointed Minister of State Defence in 2009 before defecting to the APC. He holds a master of science degree from Herbert Lehman College of the City University of New York in the ...