Economy National Politics

It’s ‘Totally Out Of Place’ To Boycott Budget Presentation, Says SGF

A file photo of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.   The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has condemned the call on members of the National Assembly to boycott the presentation of the 2019 Appropriation Bill. He said this on Tuesday in Abuja while briefing reporters […]

National Politics

Obasanjo, Mahama, Others Discuss Credible Elections In Africa

A file photo of former President Olusegun Obasanjo speaking at an event in 2018.   Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and some other former presidents in Africa have met to discuss how to ensure free and credible electoral process in the continent. The ex-presidents include a former President of Ghana, Mr John Mahama; former President of […]

Economy National

Yuletide: FG opens Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Sagamu road to traffic

Ahead of the Yuletide and to ensure smooth travelling experience for motorists, the Federal Government on Tuesday opened the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to traffic. The government also inspected the progress of repair works on the Ikorodu/Sagamu road. Opening the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, said the highway was “special […]

National

Why FG Made It ‘A Cardinal Principle’ To Tackle Insecurity – Lai Mohammed

A file photo of Mr Lai Mohammed addressing a press conference in Abuja on December 10, 2018.   The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has explained why the Federal Government is making security its fundamental principle. He gave the explanation on Tuesday when he received the Secretary-General of the D-8, Mr Dato’ Ku […]

Politics

APC wins bye-election in Lagos

APC Sowande polled 1,442 votes to defeat his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opponent Azeez Sunkanmi Taiwo, who got 286 votes. While monitoring the election in some polling units, LASIEC Commissioner in charge of the area, Olusegun Ayedun, expressed dissatisfaction at the low voter turnout for the election. Ayedun said the voters’ apathy was disappointing despite […]

Economy National

Baru directs NNPC retail to secure 30% marktet share

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has charged the Corporation Downstream company, NNPC Retail, to increase its current 14 per cent market share to 30 per cent by 2020. Speaking yesterday  in Abuja during the first Triennial Delegates Conference of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association […]

Sports

Quotes That Detail Mourinho’s Fall From Grace At United

  On Tueday, Jose Mourinho’s increasingly tempestuous reign at Manchester United came to an end when the club sacked him after just two-and-a-half years in charge. The 55-year-old’s unhappiness at the club manifested itself even before the season started. Here AFP Sport picks out five quotes that chart the decline in relations between Mourinho, the […]