Abacha loot: US tackles FG over alleged $100m largesse for Kebbi Gov

The United States Department of Justice has alleged that the Federal Government led by the President, Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is planning to hand over about $100m out of the money looted by former Head of State, late Gen Sani Abacha, to Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu.

  • Don’t borrow N2tr pension fund, NECA warns Government.

The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to meet outstanding financial commitments to the various international organizations and bodies to which Nigeria belongs.

  • Nigeria lost $750m to oil theft in 2019 – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the nation lost about 750 million dollars to oil theft in 2019.

  • Reps order 400 exotic cars, reject Nigerian brands

The House of Representatives has resolved to acquire Toyota Camry 2020 model for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles.

  • World Bank approves $250m facility for Ogun

THE World Bank has approved a $250million fund for developmental projects in Ogun State.

  • Planned Protest Against Service Chiefs Aimed At Embarrassing Buhari – Presidency

The Presidency has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of planning a protest for the removal of service chiefs over poor security on the country.

  • President Buhari Is Breaking The Law – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari is running afoul of the law in his decision not to terminate the current crop of security Service Chiefs.

  • Why Service chiefs won’t be sacked now, by Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday night said he is not ready to dispense the service chiefs, this means those waiting for the president to fire service chiefs will have to tarry a while. It was gathered that security reports before the President, indicate that “Nigeria is in a war situation”, and as a result, the President is weighing the options before him.

  • Monopoly democracy not good for Nigeria, says Ezekwesili

Ex-Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has said Nigeria cannot progress under a “monopoly democracy”.

  • North destroying itself, end to quota system coming – Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has said the northerners are on the verge of destroying themselves if they fail to address the myriad challenges facing them.

  • Women, others tackle ASUU for opposing sexual harassment bill

Various women groups and members of the National Association of Nigerian Students vehemently kicked against moves by the Academic Staff Union of Universities to shut down the anti-sexual harassment bill at a public hearing organized by the Senate on Monday.

  • UK seeks closer ties with Nigeria after Brexit

The United Kingdom has expressed its readiness to deepen and strengthen the relationship with traditional partners in the commonwealth after exiting from the European Union. The UK High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Catriona Liang, expressed the country’s desire when she paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje at the Government House, Kano.

  • Senate president raises alarm, says National Assembly under security threat

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has raised an alarm of an alleged plot to attack the National Assembly.

  • Ogun riders condemn Lagos govt over Okada ban

The National President of the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle and Tricycle Riders Association of Nigeria, Shamsudeen Apelogun, has described the ban of Okada by the Lagos State Government as insensitive.

  • Fayemi Promotes Over 4000 Teachers in Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has approved the promotion of 4,466 workers in the state’s teaching service, (TESCOM) who were due for promotion in 2018 and 2019.