BREAKING: Senate okays two RECs, rejects one

Leke Baiyewu The Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Ambassador Rufus Akeju (Lagos) and Dr. Mahmuda Isah (Kebbi) as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The lawmakers however rejected the nomination of Ahmad Bello Mahmud based on the recommendation by the Senate Committee on INEC in

Sudan needs protection from US, Al-Bashir tells Putin

Khartoum needs protection from Washington’s aggressive actions as the situation in Sudan is the result of U.S. policy, President Omar Al-Bashir told his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Thursday. “In the end, it turned out that our country split into two parts, which resulted in a worsening of the situation,

US plotting to discredit World Cup, says Russian senator  

A top Russian senator said on Thursday he had credible evidence of the United States plotting to “discredit” the 2018 World Cup his country is staging for the first time. The claim came as Russia prepares to host the June 14-July 15 global showpiece in the heat of a diplomatic

Zimbabwe grants Mugabe immunity

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. According to the source, Mugabe was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation. Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for close

Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal – sources

Mugabe of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. According to the source, Mugabe was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his

VAT records 1.73% increase in third quarter – NBS

National Bureau of Statistics ( NBS )

The National Bureau of Statistics ( NBS ) said revenue generated from Value Added Tax ( VAT ), increased by 1.73 per cent in the third quarter of 2017. The NBS announced the figure in a sectoral distribution of value

Zimbabwe’s next leader prepares to take power

Zimbabwe’s incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday to take power after the shock resignation of Robert Mugabe brought 37 years of authoritarian rule to an end. Mnangagwa, who has close ties to the army and the security establishment, returned to the country on Wednesday to take the reins and

Publishing industry vital to quality education in Africa – WIPO

Samson Folarin, Yaounde, Cameroon The Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Francis Gurry, has said a healthy and viable publishing industry is vital to achieving quality education in Africa. Gurry spoke on Wednesday at the ongoing WIPO High-Level Regional Conference in Yaounde, Cameroon. The two-day event, themed, ‘The Publishing

Army officer arrested for Indian journalist’s murder

Indian police have arrested a senior army officer for the murder of a journalist shot dead while investigating allegations of financial fraud against him. Reporter Sudip Dutta Bhaumik was allegedly killed by a junior officer when he went to a paramilitary base in the northeastern state of Tripura on Tuesday

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa prepares to take power

Zimbabwe’s incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday to take power after the shock resignation of Robert Mugabe brought 37 years of authoritarian rule to an end. Mnangagwa, who has close ties to the army and the security establishment, returned to the country on Wednesday to take the reins and

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa prepares to take power

Zimbabwe’s incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday to take power after the shock resignation of Robert Mugabe brought 37 years of authoritarian rule to an end. Mnangagwa, who has close ties to the army and the security establishment, returned to the country on Wednesday to take the reins and

New regulation threatens N466b power sector loans

The nation’s banks could lose over N466 billion exposures to the power sector due to new policy by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

30 applicants lose job offers after testing positive to drugs

The hope of about 30 graduates to gain jobs at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Kano, has been dashed after they failed a mandatory drug test.

No automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019, says Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will not give an automatic ticket to President Mohammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 general elections as declared by the governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.

No automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019, says Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will not give an automatic ticket to President Mohammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 general elections as declared by the governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.

Why 2018 budget may not be passed before January, by Senate

The Senate yesterday said that it may not be able to pass the 2018 budget before January 2018 due to the attitude of some government agencies towards providing critical insights to the appropriation document.

Why 2018 budget may not be passed before January, by Senate

The Senate yesterday said that it may not be able to pass the 2018 budget before January 2018 due to the attitude of some government agencies towards providing critical insights to the appropriation document.

Federal Government loses N3tr to illegal gold, lead mining, others

The Federal Government yesterday declared it lost about N3.23trillion ($9billion) in revenue that should have accrued from gold exports, putting the blame on activities of illegal miners.

Federal Government loses N3tr to illegal gold, lead mining, others

The Federal Government yesterday declared it lost about N3.23trillion ($9billion) in revenue that should have accrued from gold exports, putting the blame on activities of illegal miners.

World Bank report raises concern on states’ rising debt stock

A new World Bank report on Nigeria has raised concerns on fiscal pressures of state governments arising from revenue shortfalls.