Denies approving the multi-billion contracts Only signed financing arrangements Jude Johnson The Vice President has denied ever approving any of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) controversial contracts worth up to $26 billion, while in the Acting President capacity. This is coming against the backdrop of revelation by the Group Managing Director
By Majeed Dahiru In addressing issues surrounding the renewed separatist agitation in the South-East, the president not only failed to reassure Nigerians from that part of the country of his commitment to a just and fair Nigeria where nobody will be marginalised on account of ethnicity, religion, state of origin and
Contrary to image clean image it tries to project for itself, the incumbent federal administration in Nigeria is very much tainted by corruption, a frontline rights group said on Monday. According to the Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), “Corruption has given birth to quadruplet or
By Michael Bush Shortly before the 2015 presidential elections, I got so disenchanted with then President Goodluck Jonathan, a fellow PDP south-southerner, that, for the first time, I toyed with the idea of voting against my party or not at all. Schemed in by God for purposes of protecting and furthering
Describe him as a gallant soldier Jude Johnson The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of the former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and a war-time ECOMOG Commander in Liberia, Lt. General Victor Malu (rtd). Buhari, in a condolence message on Monday issued by his Special Adviser on Media and
By Aliyu U. Tilde Populist governments throughout history are the most intolerant, brutal and repressive. Remember the communist regimes before in Eastern Europe, Russia, China and even Venezuela today. They are constructed on a raison d'être of self a self-acclaimed virtue in defense of the masses. This false premise gives them
By Joan Ejembi A pro-transparency and non-governmental organization-Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has demanded the suspension from office and the immediate investigation of the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Maikanti Baru. The Rights group hinged its call on the emerging monumental allegations of misapplication of
A military exercise in Nigeria’s restive southern Niger Delta oil production hub is unnecessary and the government should focus on economic development, an organisation representing the region’s largest ethnic group said on Wednesday. The Nigerian army on Monday said it would carry out a training exercise from Oct. 7 to Oct.