Nigeria News

Culprits in N118bn ‘ghost’ workers scam’ll be prosecuted -FG
  The Federal Government on Wednesday said government workers that were involved in the N118bn ghost workers scam would be prosecuted. The Minster of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said in a statement that the issue had already been referred to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission for.....
My bone of contention with Obasanjo is my N500m – Orji Uzor Kalu
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• IWUAYANWU IN THE STORM: NUJ Threatens to Disrupt Champion N/P’s Award
Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, owner Champion Newspapers The Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) is set to battle with the management of Champion Newspapers for owing staff and members of the union salary arrears in excess of 24 months and making little or no efforts to pay the.....
Obi Presents End Of Tenure Report, Leaves N75bn In State Coffers
Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State on Saturday tendered his end of tenure report to the people of Anambra State, saying his administration has N75 billion in savings for the state. He said one year was an impeachment year and therefore not part of his accountability year. Obi made this revelation while.....
2nd Niger Bridge: My promise is today made a reality – Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the people of the South-East and South-South zones for their patience over delays in the construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge “My sincere promise during my campaign is today made a reality to the good people of the South-East and South-South,’’ Jonathan said before performing.....
APC says Jonathan is toying with Ndigbo
The opposition All Progressives Congress on Sunday accused President Goodluck Jonathan of toying with issues and projects that concerned the Igbo people of the South-East. The APC allegation came ahead of the inauguration of the second Niger Bridge on Monday (today). The party spoke through its spokesperson in the South-East.....
FG, States, LGs May Earn $5.8bn from Sale of 10 NIPP Plants
  Power plant           A total of about $5,814,002,617 is expected to be earned by the federal, states and local governments of the federation as proceeds from the sale of 10 National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs) thermal generation plants when the privatisation exercise is completed. The sum is a compilation of the.....
2015’ll determine Nigeria’s unity –Abdulsalami
A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said that the conduct of the 2015 general elections will determine the unity of the country. He said the determination of the North to reclaim power in 2015 and the desire of President Goodluck Jonathan to seek another term portend danger.....
Nigeria wasted over $600bn revenue in five decades -Ezekwesili
Former Vice President of the World Bank, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has said despite earning more than $600bn in revenues over the last five decades, government has been unable to improve the lot of ordinary Nigerians. She said this while delivering a paper entitled: ‘The uncomfortable truth of elusive economic development- Nigeria’s century of old failures.....
N17bn required for 2016 national census – NPC boss
The National Population Commission (NPC) will require N17 billion to successfully conduct the 2016 national census, its chairman Mr. Eze Duru-Iheoma, has said. Duru-Iheoma said this on Thursday in Abuja when he appeared before the House of Representatives committee on Population to defend the 2014 budget of the commission. He.....
Civil War: Ohanaeze demands N2.4trn reparation, state apology for Ndigbo
The pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, yesterday, demanded from the Federal Government N2.4 trillion as reparation and compensation to Ndigbo in the five South East states and Anioma in Delta State, who lost their loved ones and property during the civil war as well as those still suffering dislocation and seizure of.....
Dangote Endows Foundation with N200bn, Ranked 23rd Richest in the World
Business mogul and foremost philanthropist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, is set to endow the Dangote Foundation, a foundation he set up 20 years ago, with N200 billion ($1.25 billion). This is just as the industrialist, according to the latest Forbes magazine’s rich list, marked another milestone yesterday when he became the.....

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