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You’re depleting the goodwill you had in 2015, Catholic bishops warn Buhari

You’re depleting the goodwill you had in 2015, Catholic bishops warn Buhari

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have alerted President Muhammadu Buhari to the depletion of the “enormous amount of goodwill” with which he was welcomed to office in 2015. This was part of a message the bishops delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari when they paid him a visit at the State House, Abuja, on

Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala-Usman.

NPA Declares N299.56bn Revenue for 2017

By Alex Ekemenah The Management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has declared a humongous the sum of N299.56bn as revenue generated for 2017 fiscal year. The 2017 revenues exceeded the 2016 figure of N162.20bn by 84.65 percent and are the highest generated by the Authority in the past five years. In 2013, the NPA generated


EFCC recovered over half a trillion naira in 2017, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the commission recovered a total of N473 billion, $98 million, €7 million, and £294,000 between January and December 2017. Magu made this known on Monday while briefing members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Financial Crimes, in defence of the commission’s

Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, former Nigerian military President

Babangida asks Nigerians to vote for new leaders in 2019

By Alex Ekemenah Minna, Nigeria – These are not good times for President Muhammadu Buhari, as he has been having sleepless nights as more eminent Nigerians ask him to perish the idea of seeking re-election in 2019 Last month, former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote a public letter to President Buhari asking him not to tempt

Mr. Ben Daminabo, Head, Subsidiaries Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and representative of AMCON MD/CEO, Mr. Ahmed Kuru (left) presenting the award for the Best Dealership Network Car Sales to Mr. Abubakar Abubakar who represented Kaura Motors at the event

Nigerians Should Patronise Peugeot Cars – Kuru

By Alex Ekemenah As a way of sustaining the success PAN Nigeria Limited recorded in 2017, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Kuru has called on PAN to maintain the tempo of the achievement in 2018; just as he implored Nigerians both individuals and corporate to patronise


UNICEF Seeks $3.6bn Emergency Assistance for 48m Children in Nigeria, Others

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has appealed for $3.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 48 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 51 countries in 2018. The UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes, Dr. Manuel Fontaine, in a statement issued yesterday by the Agency Communications Specialist, Ms.

Prof Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman

Political parties too many, may cause problems in 2019 –INEC

THE Independent National Electoral Commission says the growing number of political parties may pose challenges for the commission in the 2019 general elections. The Chief Technical Adviser to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Bolade Eyinla, said this in Abuja on Monday at a retreat organised by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru. While


Maritime Workers Threaten Shutdown at Nation’s Seaports

By Gloria Ehiaghe The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has vowed to shut down the nation’s seaports over Federal Government’s failure to fix dilapidated access roads. The union issued a seven-day ultimatum for the removal of abandoned trucks on the Oshodi-Apapa Road, which leads to the Apapa and Tin-Can Ports. It demanded that roads


Restructuring: APC Deceiving Nigerians Again, says ADP

The Action Democratic Party has dismissed the report of the All Progressives Congress Committee on true federalism as another attempt to hoodwink Nigerians. The National Chairman of the ADP, Mr. Yabagi Sani, said this in an interview in Abuja on Sunday. He alleged that the Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led APC panel was simply pursuing a new


Obasanjo Not Part of NIM, says Agbakoba

A political group, the National Intervention Movement, has denied any link with former President Olusegun Obasanjo. A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), one of the arrowheads of the NIM, said the group was different from the Coalition for Nigeria, another group being spearheaded by Obasanjo. The NIM has the Convener