BY GODWIN OBI With prayers, fireworks and loud cheers, Nigerians stepped into the New Year, saying farewell to an economically volatile 2022. After two previous New Year crossovers under the cloud of COVID-19 restrictions, Nigerians trooped out en masse to places of worship where they spent the first moments of
BY GODDY OBINWA She said CCECC-CRCCIG Consortium won the bid for the project while Messrs. MOTA-ENGIL (NIGERIA &AFRICA), CCCC & CRBC CONSORTIUM, are the reserved bidder for the project. The Special Adviser also said a total of 52 bidders initially indicated interest in the project out of which 32 were
BY OUR REPORTER National President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) Alhaji Yerima Shettima has declared that it would be unfair for another Northerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari as the nation’s next leader. In an interview with our correspondent, Tunde Thamos, he also spoke on other national issues. What’s your
BY GODDY OBINWA An Igbo group, Anya-Ndi-Igbo, has advised the Federal Government and the five South-East governors on how to tackle insecurity challenges in the region, adding that there must be co-operation between the two for the challenges to be tackled successfully. The group stated this in a press statement
BY ADOLPHUS DURU A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has stopped the Department of the State Security (DSS), and Inspector -General of Police, from arresting and detaining Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele over alleged allegations of terrorism and sundry offences against him.
BY GODDY OBINWA Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said he was not perturbed by plots of five aggrieved governors of the party, popularly known as G-5, to endorse presidential candidates of other political parties. He said power comes from God and he was
BY GODDY OBI President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, revealed that $400m has been spent by his administration to “transform” the Ajaokuta Steel Complex in Kogi State. He said the investment made in the steel company will add $1.6bn annual income to the Nigerian economy and create over 500,000 estimated jobs.
BY EFE MODESTUS Consumers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol have raised the alarm over a new trend adopted by fuel retailers to cheat consumers. The motorists in separate interview alleged that most filling stations have tampered with their meters in a bid to exploit and rip-off consumers.
BY ADOLPHUS DURU Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has confirmed the death of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof. George Obiozor. The Igbo leader’s exit had been widely speculated since Monday, December 26, but was later dispelled by officials of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation. But after about
•Asks CBN to extend deadline on new notes withdrawal to June BY GODDY OBINWA The Senate was thrown into turmoil, yesterday, following President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to get the National Assembly to legitimise or restructure the N22.7 trillion obtained by the Federal Government as ‘Ways and Means’ from the Central