Category Archives: Local News

Lai Mohammed says Buhari has fulfilled promises on insecurity, economy, corruption

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that President Mohammadu Buhari has fulfilled its campaign promises to address insecurity, fix the economy and fight corruption. The minister said the Mohammadu Buhari-led administration is on the right track and there is no alternative to what it is doing. The minister stated this at […]

Ekwermadu suffering injustice in Buhari’s hand because he is an Igbo man – MASSOB

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The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, on Tuesday alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is having issues with the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu because he (Ekweremadu) is from the Igbo speaking part of the country. The group said Buhari was chasing the Deputy Senate President and the highest Igbo […]

I rejected N50m bribe to support Obasanjo’s third term bid – Na’Allah

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The Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate, Bala Na’Allah, on Tuesday, took a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo for describing  members of the National Assembly as corrupt. “I am not corrupt and I have integrity,” he stated. The senator said it was Obasanjo who allegedly bribed lawmakers in the legislature to back his third […]

Stop using projects as excuse for non-payment of salaries, pension – Workers tell Ikpeazu

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Abia, yesterday urged the state government to settle workers’ salary arrears. A communiqué issued by the State Chairman, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe and the acting Secretary, Comrade John Onaga, after the state executive council meeting, in Umuahia, warned Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to stop using projects embarked upon by his administration […]

Stop taking Nigerians for granted – NCP warns APC

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The National Conscience Party on Tuesday warned the All Progressives Congress against taking Nigerians for granted. The party accused the ruling party of deliberately refusing to take a stand on the various crises rocking the National Assembly. The National Vice-Chairman of the NCP, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Lawal, who made this statement in Calabar, Cross River State, […]

BREAKING: Buhari appoints Mbam new RMAFC chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Elias Nwalem Mbam, an engineer as chairman for the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission. The President also approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs) Marilyn Amobi as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company. A statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the Director of […]

We’ll use force if dialogue fails, Army warns militants

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said the Nigerian Army will not hesitate to use force should the dialogue between the Federal Government and militants fails. Buratai also appealed to Niger Delta militants to embrace democratic means in their demands and desist from engaging in violence. The Army chief made this […]

Corrupt APC leaders, members will be prosecuted – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, indicted for corruption will face the music. Buhari, in an interview he granted a magazine, The Interview, disagreed with accusations that his anti-corruption war was partial, vowing to prosecute any of his supporters who has cases of corruption. His words: “Do you just […]

EFCC arrests former Deputy Speaker over N5.6bn fraud

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A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Chibudom Nwuche, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for an alleged N5.6bn contract scam. Nwuche, who was a member of the house of reps between 1999 and 2003, was detained after responding to an EFCC invitation on Monday. The suspect, who […]

It’s time to release Nnamdi Kanu – Ohanaeze tells Buhari

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The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has demanded the immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, saying it was long over due. It could be re-called that Kanu, a major pro-Biafra activist has been in detention after he was arraigned in court by the Federal Government. President of the OYC, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, who made the demand […]