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Osinbajo inaugurates 15 permsecs, gives 2 ministers portfolios

By Donald Ugwu The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday inaugurated 15 permanent secretaries and also assigned portfolios to the two ministers sworn-in  two weeks ago. The ceremony  preceded the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. Prof. Stephen Ochei was assigned the minister of State for Labour and employment while Mr Suleiman Hassan

Quit notice: October 1 threat imminent, victim of Abuja market attack warns

Says Southerners no longer safe *Bemoans govt silence, insensitivity to threat Babatunde Opalana  Consequent upon Tuesday’s clash between groups seems to be loyal to and against President Muhammadu Buhari at the popular Wuse Market in Abuja, one of the victims whose business entity was vandalized, Mr. Debi Ofoye warned the leadership

Boko Haran: Group demands probe of French involvement in Lake Chad Basin

Seeks abolition of economic interests  Ibrahim Uba Yusuf    An international civil rights organisation, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), Nigeria, has asked President Emmanuel Macron of France to order an immediate investigation into the alleged involvement of his country in the increasing wave of Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin.   The organisation premised its

Anti-graft war: ‘Vengeful agenda won’t go unchallenged’-Diezani (full statement)

 By Diezani Allison-Madueke Editor's note: After several media reports linking her to questionable properties and investments, Nigeria's former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, has broken her silence in this detailed response to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).     Her statement in full: I have up till now chosen to maintain my

Sultan wants devolution of economy, not restructuring of Nigeria

The Sultan of Sokoto,  Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday called on Nigerians to focus on devolution of economy rather than restructuring the country. Abubakar made the call at the Niger State Investment Submit in Minna. The summit which attracted economic experts, industrialists and manufacturers as well as some state governors across the

Economic security: Osinbajo, Obj , Abdusalami for Niger state investment summit

Babatunde Opalana  The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will today, Monday pay a one-day official visit to Niger State during which he will flag off Niger State Investment Summit holding in Minna, the Niger state capital. Osinbajo will be joined by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, immediate past military head of state, General Abdulsalami Alhaji

CAC Delists 44,000 Nigerian Firms from Database, Registers 1.5mn

About Forty-four thousand (44,000) companies have so far been delisted from the database of the Corporate Affairs Commission(CAC) while 1.5 million companies have been registered, the Economic Confidential has learnt on good authority. The Registrar General of the CAC, Barrister Bello Mahmud disclosed this in an interview with the Economic Confidential

Nigeria playing politics with ‘far from defeated’ Boko Haram-HURIWA

Blames corruption, propaganda  Jude Johnson  The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has accused Nigerian government of playing politics with the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists. The National Coordinator, HURIWA, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement on Saturday, lamented that the terrorists far from being defeated are actually on