Thursday, January 23, 2020

Nigerian govt orders 78% hike in electricity tariffs

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Saturday announced the immediate review of electricity tariffs in the country from January 1. The order was issued to the 11 electricity distribution companies...

Review: Sambo Dasuki’s long road to ‘freedom’

Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser, regained his freedom on Christmas eve, after four years of detention by officials of the State Security Services (SSS). Mr Dasuki, a retired Nigerian...

Controversial NBET MD, Marilyn Amobi, suspended

The embattled Managing Director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC, Marilyn Amobi, has been suspended with immediate effect. The Christmas eve suspension order was issued by the Minister of Power,...
Reps urge Nigerian govt to assist ailing industries

Nigerian lawmakers call for national census by 2020

The House of Representatives on Wednesday tasked the federal government to conduct a national census before the end of 2020. It said the result from the last one conducted in 2006...

Buhari’s aide, minister disagree over exit plans for N-Power beneficiaries

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, has denied the claim by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, that...

Nigeria needs to tackle Mother-to-Child Transmission to meet 2030 target

Today, Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World AIDS Day amidst a significant improvement in the country’s response to HIV in recent years. The impact of the...
Why Senate under Saraki rejected Buhari's $30bn loan request

Why Senate under Saraki rejected Buhari’s $30bn loan request

A former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, said the eight Senate rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s loan request to save Nigeria from sinking into the dark gully of a perpetual debt trap. Mr Sani...
Reps urge Nigerian govt to assist ailing industries

Reps to investigate election violence in Bayelsa, Kogi

The House of Representatives has asked a committee to investigate cases of violence recorded in the recent governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. The lawmakers made the resolution, on Tuesday,...
U.S. indicts Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema, for fraud

U.S. indicts Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema, for fraud

Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, the chairman, CEO, and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for moving more than $20 million...

Eight factors that triggered PDP, Seriake Dickson’s fall in Bayelsa

On Monday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, David Lyon, was declared the winner of the Bayelsa State 2019 governorship election held two days earlier. The declaration...

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