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House of Reps Suspend CBN New Charges On Transaction

The House of Representatives on Thursday directed the Central Bank of Nigeria to suspend the new charges placed on Nigerians under its new cashless policy, with immediate effect. CBN had announced an increase in charges on withdrawals and deposits exceeding N500,000, however, in a plenary session, the Lower House ordered …

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PDP Cautions INEC, Yahaya Bello Over Kogi Guber

… Says Violence Cannot Save A Sinking Governor The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cautions the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to attempt to use its extrapolations on violence as cover and justification to manipulate the November 16 Governorship election in Kogi state. The party says it is poised to …

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Court Orders Closure Of P&ID Operations, Assets Forfeiture

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the closure of operations of Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) and P&ID Nigeria Limited (P&ID). Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order following the arraignment of the companies on Thursday by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He also held that P&ID …

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Buhari Departs For New York On Sunday…..To Attend UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74). President Buhari will depart Abuja for New York on Sunday to attend the conference which will be declared open on Tuesday, September 17. This was disclosed on …

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Former Minister, Aisha Alhassan Returns To PDP

Former  minister of women affairs, Aisha Alhassan says she has completed arrangements to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Alhassan was the governorship candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP) in the last election. She joined the UDP on the eve of the polls after she failed to secure …

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Lagosians Fight To Keep The Water Taps Away From Capitalism

Philip Jakpor reclines in his chair, his fingers drumming lightly on the wooden table inside his Lagos office. ”Lagos has an economy that is in billions of dollars annually, so Lagos has no basis to say there is no money to fund the water sector,” says Jakpor, 42, an activist …

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Advise Buhari To Obey Court Order On Electricity Contracts, SERAP Tells Malami

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abukabar Malami, to advise President Muhammadu Buhari to enforce the judgment by Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor, ordering the immediate release of details of payments to all defaulting and corrupt electricity contractors and companies since …

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Zimbabwe Bids Farewell To Mugabe With State Funeral

Zimbabwe gave former leader Robert Mugabe a state funeral on Saturday with African leaders paying tribute to a man lauded as a liberation hero but whose 37-year rule was defined by repression and economic turmoil. Mugabe, who died in Singapore aged 95, left Zimbabwe deeply divided over his legacy with …

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Former Minister Okonjo-Iweala’s Father Dies At 91

The father of Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is dead. He was aged 91. Obi (Prof) Chukwuka Okonjo, Obi of Ogwashi Uku, Aniocha South L.G.A, Delta State, died in the United States. The late monarch, who was a professor of mathematics, ascended the throne of his ancestors in …

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Buhari To Attend ECOWAS Summit On Counter -Terrorism In Burkina Faso

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Saturday to attend a one-day ECOWAS Heads of State and Government Extraordinary Summit on Counter-Terrorism, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Given the growing threat of terrorism in the sub-region, the West African leaders had called for the Summit to review different initiatives taken so far, …

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