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SCORES OF PASSENGERS TRAVELLING FOR NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION KIDNAPPED IN CROSS RIVER

SCORES OF PASSENGERS TRAVELLING FOR NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS KIDNAPPED IN CROSS RIVER An unspecified number of passengers travelling for the New Year’s celebrations have reportedly been kidnapped in Cross River State, South-South Nigeria. The incident occurred around 3 pm on Sunday at Nde 3 Corners in the Ikom local government area of the state. On December 23, 2023, scores of …

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WHY I REMOVED FUEL SUBSIDY – TINUBU

WHY I REMOVED FUEL SUBSIDY – TINUBU President Bola Tinubu has said the reason he ended the longstanding fuel subsidy and broke the hold on Nigeria’s foreign exchange system was to avert fiscal catastrophe in the country. President Tinubu said this on Monday in his New Year’s day message to Nigerians. While acknowledging the temporary discomfort, Tinubu stated that these …

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ARGENTINA’S PRESIDENT FLIES COMMERCIAL TO SAVE COST OF GOVERNMENT

ARGENTINA’S PRESIDENT FLIES COMMERCIAL TO CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDINGS Following his promise to cut the cost of governance, Argentina’s President, Javier Milei, has begun flying commercial airlines as part of his move to dig the nation out of its worst economic crisis. He was welcomed by fellow passengers who boarded the commercial flight earlier today in a viral video. Mr Milei, …

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STOP BEATING APAPA, NEITHER WITH HANDS NOR WITH KOBOKO – SHEHU SANI

STOP BEATING APAPA, NEITHER WITH HANDS NOR WITH KOBOKO – SHEHU SANI Former Nigerian Senator, playwright and human rights activist, Senator Shehu Sani has taken to social media to beg Nigerians to stop beating Lamidi Apapa, factional Chairman of the Labour Party (LP). The former Senator, via X, formerly known as Twitter, claims they are allowed to criticise Lamidi Apapa, …

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EFCC UNCOVERS N84.7B FRAUD FROM 13% DERIVATION MEANT FOR NINE OIL-PRODUCING STATES

EFCC UNCOVERS N84.7B FRAUD FROM 13% DERIVATION MEANT FOR NINE OIL-PRODUCING STATES The Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) and nine governors of oil-producing states are heading for a collision over N84.7 billion siphoned from the statutory 13 per cent derivation meant for the nine oil-producing states. Another bone of contention was the request for the release of N52 billion recovered …

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2024: DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ENTER DIFFERENTLY

2024: DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ENTER DIFFERENTLY As Nigeria joins the global chorus bidding farewell to 2023 and welcoming the New Year 2024, the anticipation and concerns surrounding the upcoming year should not overshadow the celebration. Let’s take a moment to acknowledge the fact that the Pacific nation of Kiribati will be the first to herald the New Year, with Kiritimati Island …

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COMPANIES THAT EXITED NIGERIA IN 2023 AMID ECONOMIC CHALLENGES

COMPANIES THAT EXITED NIGERIA IN 2023 AMID ECONOMIC CHALLENGES Throughout 2023, Nigeria’s business environment grappled with unprecedented challenges, chiefly influenced by the complexities of an election year. Uncertainties surrounding election outcomes and policy directions led investors to adopt a cautious stance, influencing significant long-term investment decisions. The year kicked off with artificial cash scarcity and a botched currency note redesign, …

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RCCG PASTOR, THREE OTHERS KILLED AS BANDITS ATTACK ABUJA, NIGER COMMUNITIES

RCCG PASTOR, THREE OTHERS KILLED AS BANDITS ATTACK ABUJA, NIGER COMMUNITIES A Pastor identified with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and three other persons have been reportedly killed and 39 others abducted after bandits stormed Kuduru town, Bwari area council, Abuja, Garam community, and Azu community in neighbouring Niger State. Reports revealed that the attacks were carried out …

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MTN REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO REHABILITATION OF ENUGU-ONITSHA EXPRESSWAY

MTN REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO REHABILITATION OF ENUGU-ONITSHA EXPRESSWAY MTN Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment to the completion of the reconstruction of Enugu- Onitsha expressway under the federal government’s Road Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme (RITC). The Enugu-Onitsha Expressway is a vital link connecting major economic hubs in the southeastern region of Nigeria. Through the Public-Private Partnership signed with the Federal Government …

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I’M DETERMINED TO RESTORE PEACE TO SOUTH EAST – TINUBU

I’M DETERMINED TO RESTORE PEACE IN SOUTH EAST – TINUBU President Ahmed Bola Tinubu said the South East has weathered too many storms in terms of insecurity, assuring of his determination to utilize all available resources to ensure lasting peace in the South East sub-region President Tinubu stated this while unveiling the Peace In the South East Project (PISE-P), a …

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