RTEAN sponsored thugs to attack NURTW members – MC Oluomo

Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos Council, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (aka MC Oluomo), has accused members of the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) of attacking his members in a bid to take over park (garage) at Obalende. He described their actions as uncalled for, urging the RTEAN leadership […]

Varsity Workers To Begin Nationwide Strike February 5

Nonacademic staff of universities have concluded plans to embark on a nationwide strike on February 5, 2021. The decision, according to the workers, followed a series of failed attempt to draw federal government’s attention to the latent and growing industrial tension in the university system. LEADERSHIP Weekend reports that the aggrieved workers under the Senior […]

Ex-AG, ex-Customs boss refund N8b into govt coffer

DETAILS have emerged on how two former senior public officers returned about N8billion to the coffers of the Federal Government to avoid being prosecuted. A former Accountant-General of the Federation (AG-F), Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla, and an ex-Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Inde Dikko, refunded N6.3 billion and N1.9 billion respectively. Otunla was the AG-F between 2011 […]

Biden Appoints Nigerian-born Adeyemo Deputy Treasury Secretary

The United States President-elect, Mr. Joe Biden, yesterday unveiled Nigerian-born, Mr. Adewale Adeyemo, as the Deputy Treasury Secretary. Adeyemo, appointed as the president of the Obama Foundation in 2019, will work with Janet Yellen, nominee for the position of Treasury Secretary, according to The Wall Street Journal. Adeyemo had served in the administration of former […]

Nobody can set Nigeria on fire, Amaechi slams Wike

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has lambasted Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for saying the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will set Nigeria on fire if he doesn’t implement the demands of the South-South people. South-South leaders including Wike had demanded the restructuring of the country in line with the principle of true […]

Petrol to sell at N170 as NNPC hikes ex-depot price

The pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise called petrol may settle at N168 – N170 per litre as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) increased the wholesale price of the product from N147 to N155. The increase is coming despite the dwindling price of crude oil at the international market and the somewhat […]

Buhari Meets Obasanjo, Jonathan, Gowon, Others Amid #EndSARS Protests

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently hosting a virtual meeting with some former Nigerian leaders including Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Ernest Shonekan and General Yakubu Gowon. Although details of the meeting, which was ongoing at the time of this report, were not disclosed, it is believed to relate to the #EndSARS protest for […]

Nigeria: Buhari Names Railway Stations After Jonathan, Awolowo, Osinbajo, Tinubu, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the naming of some railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe/Ajaokuta/ Aladja/Warri corridors after some Nigerian leaders. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this through a statement by his ministry’s Director of Press, Eric Ojiekwe. The statement noted that those honoured with the gesture have contributed to the progress and […]

Mali Peace Mission: President Buhari returns to Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening returned from Bamako, Mali, after many hours of consultations and closed-door meeting meant to mitigate the political crisis in that country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was attended by the host President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita; Presidents Machy Sall of Senegal, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana […]