Ex-minister under probe over alleged $1b illicit deals

Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Mrs. Amina Mohammed   • Amina Mohammed linked to 1.4m illegal Nigerian woods in China • New allegations challenge environment record of top UN official • I signed permits legally, Buhari’s former aide insists The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) yesterday released a report showing how over 1.4 […]

Mixed reactions trail Buhari’s N8.61 trillion budget for 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2018 Budget proposal at the National Assembly joint sitting in Abuja …yesterday. Mixed reactions yesterday trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s N8.61 trillion fiscal spending plan for 2018 submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday. Oil workers under the auspices of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) urged […]

UN says 2017 among three hottest on record

UN says year 2017 is among the three hottest years on record in a new sign of man-made climate change that is aggravating “extraordinary weather” such as hurricanes, droughts and floods. The UN report released on Monday, is meant to guide almost 200 nations meeting from Monday to Nov. 17 in Bonn, Germany, to try […]

Bayelsa denies taking fresh N40bn loan

The Bayelsa Government on Monday denied media reports that it was taking a fresh loan. Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the state Commissioner for Information, denied the reports in a statement on Monday in Yenegoa. Iworiso-Markson said that the state government only approached the State House of Assembly for the restructuring of repayment of the N40 billion […]

Senate to probe alleged $1.35b power sector fraud

Senator Dino Melaye (APC – Kogi West) PHOTO: TWITTER/NIGERIAN SENATE • Warns IGP against disregarding invitations • Reps investigate non-remittance of NSITF funds The Senate is set to commence an investigation into an alleged $1.35 billion fraud in the power sector. The upper chamber yesterday asked Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) to present a […]

Dasuki declines to testify in Metuh’s case

Former national security adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki PHOTO: NAN • Says he needs to consult his records • Court dismisses Jonathan’s application Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki, yesterday declined to testify at the trial of former National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Oliseh Metuh. Dasuki, who has been […]