NNPC is not bankrupt- Petroleum Minister insists.

The Minister of Petroleum Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke has joined the minister of Information in refuting claims that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation NNPC is insolvent. Speaking to journalists Wednesday evening in Abuja, Mrs. Allison Madueke said the NNPC is in a sound financial situation. Unconfirmed reports have it that President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday waded […]

Senate Wades into NNPC Conflicting Financial State

Despite the assurances from the federal government refuting the alleged financial constraints stifling the operational activities of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Senate has resolved to pry into the bickering raised by the report of the Minister of State for Finance, Remi Babalola on Tuesday, aiming to coming out with facts. To that […]


As Imona-Russel was led away in handcuffs to start serving his automatic life sentence — with no parole for 25 years — Ashareh screamed: “I hope you rot in jail and get exactly what you deserve.” The jury never heard that at the time of Yasmin’s murder, Imona-Russel was on bail on charges for raping […]

Vatican toughens rules on sexual abuse of children

The Vatican on Thursday made sweeping revisions to its laws on sexual abuse of children by priests in its latest attempt to tackle a scandal that has shaken the Catholic Church around the world. In an unexpected move, the Vatican also codified the “attempted ordination of a woman” to the priesthood as one of the […]


The Minister of Information and Communications, Prof Dora Akunyili has been invited to appear before the United Nations Security Council on Nigeria’s contingents to troubled zones around the world. Akunyili in a statement signed by her Special Assistant Orji Ogbonnaya Orji yesterday will participate in an Open Debate in the United Nations Security Council on […]


HISTORY will soon earmark a space for Hilary Clinton and Turai Yar’Adua, as First Ladies who found their ways into the Senate. That is if the plans currently being hatched in favour of the Nigerian former first lady sees the light of the day. National Daily, reliably gathered that plans are in top gear to […]


THE Federal Government, yesterday, distanced itself from claims of insolvency over the status of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, credited to the Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Remi Babalola, saying that the minister might have misfiredin the present circumstance. The government’s decision on the matter, as discussed and adopted at the Federal Executive […]


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