President Muhammadu Buhari has again knocked governors, accusing them of stealing local government funds and stifling development of rural communities. The criticism came barely 24 hours after the Minister for State Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba had blamed the state executives for the high rate of poverty in the
BY GODDY OBINWA Vice presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has said he holds nothing against the alleged ill health of the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu. He said it was the same view held by Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi.
BY GODDY OBINWA Ohanaeze Ndigbo has insisted it is backing the Peter Obi presidency as a way of ensuring equity, fairness and justice to the people of the South East. This is even as the apex Igbo socio-cultural group decried the renewed killings in several parts of the South East,
BY GODDY OBINWA The Federal Government said state governors were responsible for the rising rate of poverty in the country. The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, made this assertion at a press briefing in the State House in Abuja on Wednesday, shortly after this
BY GODDY OBINWA Despite the economic headwinds, the Federal Government, FG, received N2.01 trillion in indirect taxes in the third quarter of 2022, Q3’22, up 16.6 per cent from the N1.72 trillion collected in the corresponding period of 2021, according to the data of the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS. Indirect
BY GODWIN OBI In a recent development, the West African Ceramic Limited a leading manufacturer of tiles in Nigeria under the brand name ‘Royal’ in Ajaokuta, Kogi state has successfully moved goods (tiles) that is worth Twenty-Two trailers to Onitsha River Port, Anambra state. According to Mr. Hassan Ilugbami the
BY GODWIN OBI The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority Mohammed Bello Koko has again given firm assurances of the Authority’s commitment to collaborate with Stakeholders and the Nation’s Security apparatus especially the military High Command towards the protection of lives and property within Port facilities across the Nation.
…As World Bank counsels FG, States to suspend N6trn subsidy, inject into Agriculture BY EFE MODESTUS As food prices remain unabated across the country President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, launched $575 million Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project, RAAMP, to provide roads for farmers and boost rural economy Buhari who was
BY GODDY OBINWA Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Federal University Lokoja chapter on Tuesday called for the immediate sack of Ministers of Education and his Labour counterpart, Alh Adamu and Chris Ngige, respectively, saying the duo were the major problems of the union The lecturers who