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John Kerry lauds Saudi role in mideast stability

US-SYRIA-CONFLICT-CONGRESSSeeking to bridge multiple policy rifts with Saudi Arabia, US Secretary of State John Kerry is praising the kingdom’s role as “the senior player” in Middle East security.

Power generation drops by 400MW, As TCN begins Maintenance Schedule On SPDC’s Gas Plant

tcnElectricity generation in the country will drop by 400 megawatts for six days, beginning from Monday (today), the Transmission Company of Nigeria has said.

FG releases fresh N160bn for capital projects

Africa-Ngozi-Okonjo-Iweala-2The Federal Government on Sunday said it had released N160bn to its Ministries, Department and Agencies for the implementation of fourth quarter capital projects captured in the 2013 budget.

New Power firm owners promise new dawn for electricity consumers

PHCN-handoverElectricity consumers nationwide may be in for a swell time, if the promise made by the new owners of the power firms is anything to go by.

How Hon. Victor Ochei Delta Speaker Escaped Assassination

ochei1The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, yesterday, at Obomkpa in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, emerged unhurt after an assassination attempt. 

Nigeria Not Among World’s Top 20 Music Markets; D’banj Disagrees

Despite the musical triumphs of her several top artistes, Nigeria has failed to make it into the world’s top 20 biggest music markets for 2012, the latest ranking by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, IFPI, claims.

FG Pleads With ASUU To Call Off Strike

asuu-strike-meetingThe Federal Government, through Vice President Namadi Sambo, yet again appealed to the Academy Staff Union of Universities ASUU to end its four-month old strike in the interest of the students and the country.

Breaking: Taraba speaker Haruna Tsokwa dies

 Mr. Haruna Tsokwa
Mr. Haruna Tsokwa

The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Mr. Haruna Tsokwa, is dead. He was said to have passed on in the early hours of Monday at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.

Abuja, Jerusalem, Mecca, Good Governance And Prayers By Prince Charles Dickson

goodluck-jonathan-badluck-nigeria-2…As we left for Jeddah, “close your eyes let us pray”, the pastor said. And the driver closed his eyes…he was driving with his eyes closed… 

FG to review Lagos trade fair complex concession

2013-BUDGET-PROPOSAL-TO-NATIONAL-ASSEMBLY-IN-ABUJAThe Federal Government has said it has concluded plans to review the concession of the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex.

Budget 2014: Five ministries seek more allocation to empower women

Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaFive ministries – Communication Technology, Agriculture, Water Resources, Health and Works – will receive extra budgetary allocations in 2014 for initiatives that impact on females and harness their potential in national development.

Power: Eko Disco gets N39.7bn to upgrade infrastructure

powerplantThe new owner of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, West Power & Gas Limited, has unveiled plans to invest $250m (N39.7bn) to transform the facility and improve its distribution network.

CBN: The Poverty In Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s Legacy

imagesAs Nigeria starts screening for a new CBN governor to replace Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (SLS) at the expiration of his tenure come June 2014, the names of people in consideration for his post, which includes coterie-elite bank managers like him and other old goons, causes one to shudder in fear for the fate of Nigerian masses, completely at the mercy of the prehensile oligarchs.

New PDP Welcomes APC Interest, But Says Door To Reconciliation With PDP Still Open

new-pdp-atikuThe New Peoples Democratic Party (New PDP) has reacted to speculations concerning the growing closeness between its leaders and those of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and suggestions of a merger, saying that while nothing is impossible in politics, it is still hopeful of reconciliation with the other faction of the party. 

N255m car scandal: Local Airlines suspends payment of charges

Stella-OduahDomestic airlines have announced that they will no longer remit charges to aviation agencies until the sector is rid of corruption.

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