Tinubu Appoints Ambassador Akawor As RMAFC Federal Commissioner

– Amb. Desmond Akawor By Adeola Idris  The appointment of Ambassador Desmond Akawor as a Federal Commissioner of the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has been approved by President Bola Tinubu. The appointment is pending the confirmation of the Nigerian Senate. The new RMAFC Federal Commissioner, according to a release issued on yesterday by presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, who represents Rivers State, is… []

I Deserve To Be Listed In Guinness World Records – Tinubu

– President Bola Ahmed Tinubu By Adeola Idris  At the 10th German-Nigerian Business Forum in Berlin, Germany, President Bola Tinubu bluntly declared that he deserves to be listed in the Guinness World Records for the reforms he has made since assuming office on May 29, 2023. Tinubu stated that during his time as governor of Lagos State between 1999 and 2007, he moved the state… []

Obasanjo Condemns Appeal Court’s Nullification Of Millions Votes

– Former President Olusegun Obasanjo  By Adeola Idris  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed his concern over the abnormality of a few individuals, referred to as judges, having the power to overturn the decisions made by millions of voters during elections. Obasanjo strongly criticized the authority granted to a select group of judges, deeming it as “completely unacceptable.” His comments were prompted by recent judgments… []

Minister Explains Why President Tinubu Released 4,068 Inmates From Prisons

– President Bola Ahmed Tinubu By Bunmi Onakan  The President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government has released a total of 4068 inmates in all the custodial centres across the country in an effort to decongest the custodial centres in the country. Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made this known while flagging off payment of fines and compensations for inmates held on accounts of their inability… []

FG Seizes N45b Looted Funds From Terrorists Sponsors

– Attorney General of The Federation, Lateef Fagbemi By Bunmi Onakan  A whooping N45 billion that was illegally looted from the national treasury has been seized by the Federal Government. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi go, made the disclosure on Thursday, in his opening address at the 40th Technical Commission/Plenary Meeting of the Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering… []

DSS, NOA Renew Partnership To Combat Crime, Ensure Public Safety

– File photo of DSS operatives By Adeola Idris  The Directorate of State Services and the National Orientation Agency have renewed their partnership on crime control, public safety, drug abuse, and other social issues that militate against the peace and progress of the country. During a courtesy call on the State Director of DSS in Ibadan on Thursday, the Oyo State Director of NOA, Dr…. []

Obi Reacts To FG’s Claim Of Inherited Bankrupt Nation

– Peter Obi By Adeola Idris  Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi has reacted to claims by the Federal Government that it inherited a bankrupt nation. In a statement released on Thursday, Nov. 16, Obi said that the Federal Government’s claims were “without foundation” and that the government had failed to disclose the full extent of the country’s financial… []

Kogi Decides 2023: INEC Commences Investigation On Alleged Pre-Filled Result Sheets

– INEC Chair, Prof Mamoud Yakubu By Bunmi Onakan  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday said it is currently investigating the report of pre-filled result sheets in the governorship poll in Kogi State. INEC disclosed this in a tweet via its official X account. “Our attention has been drawn to a report that filled result sheets were discovered in some polling units in… []

Tinubu Leaves Nigeria for Saudi Arabia To Attend Arab-Africa Summit

– President Bola Ahmed Tinubu By Adeola Idris  The gathering, according to Mr Al-Jubeir, will move the Nigeria-Saudi relationship to greater heights. President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to leave Abuja to attend the Saudi-Africa and Arab-Africa summits in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, according to NTA News. The outlet, however, did not disclose further details about the president’s trip. Meanwhile, last month, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State… []

Guber Polls: INEC Has No Candidate In Any State

– INEC Chair, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu By Bunmi Onakan  The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu has stated that the electoral body is not a political party and has no candidate in the November 11 governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states. Yakubu made the comment during a visit to some INEC offices to assess preparations ahead of the polls,… []

We Must Succeed By All Means”- Tinubu Declares As President Seeks National Assembly’s Nod To Borrow $7.8bn, €100m External Loans

– President Bola Ahmed Tinubu By Adeola Idris and Bunmi Onakan  President Bola Tinubu has declared that his administration would certainly succeed in its effort to turn the country around and deliver on the expectations of Nigerians, who voted him into office. Tinubu spoke yesterday at the opening of a three-day retreat organised for ministers, presidential aides, permanent secretaries, and top government officials at State… []

Tinubu Delegates Some Governors To Reach Out To Me – Atiku Reveals

– Tinubu, Atiku By Adeola Idris  Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar has given condition under which he would drop the “fight” against President Bola Tinubu. The former Vice President who came second in the election, had challenged the victory of the President Bola Tinubu in court, but lost as the Presidential Tribunal, struck out his petition…. []

Nigeria At 63: President Tinubu Independence Day Broadcast (Full Speech)

– President Bola Ahmed Tinubu By Adeola Idris  ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT BOLA AHMED TINUBU, GCFR, PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 63RD INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY Dear Compatriots, It is my unique honour to address you on this day, the 63rd anniversary of our nation’s independence, both as the President of our dear country and, simply, as a fellow Nigerian…. []

Independence: Tinubu Adds Additional N25,000 For Workers Minimum Wage

– President Bola Ahmed Tinubu By Adeola Idris  President Bola Tinubu has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government is committed to alleviating their suffering caused by fuel subsidy removal by ensuring that for the next six months, the average low-grade worker shall receive an additional N25,000 per month. In a national broadcast to commemorate the Nigeria’s independence Sunday, the president said: “We have embarked on… []

FG, States, LGs Share N1.1tn August Revenue

– A file photo of FAAC By Bunmi Onakan  The Federation Account Allocation Committee says it shared N1.1tn among the three tiers of government for August 2023. FAAC disclosed this in a communiqué issued at the end of its latest meeting, according to a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Bawa Mowa, on Friday. The… []