President Jonathan Orders Three New Presidential Jets

The Federal Executive Council, (FEC), has approved the purchase of three new presidential jets. President Goodluck Jonathan won FEC’s approval to buy two Falcon 7X aircraft from France Dassault Aviation and one Gulfstream G550 from the U.S plane maker for the presidential fleet at a cost of 150 million dollars. �Information Minister, Dora Akunyili told […]


Her sack was political, … I don’t want to make comments now – Dangote By: Luka Binniyat The embattled former Director General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Prof.Ndidi Okereke- Onyiuke Wednesday denied that billions of Niara is missing at the NSE under her watch. Onyiuke, who appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on […]


And so, at long last, the new leadership of INEC has gotten its wish to have a hefty sum of N87.7 billion approved for it to conduct a new voter’s registration exercise. This is in line with popular views on this issue. By all means, this sum is not a chicken change (in the oft […]


                                                                       President Goodluck Jonathan has announced a minor cabinet change, moving erstwhile Minister of State, Finance, Remi Babalola to Special Duties while the former Minister for Special Duties, Caleb Olubolade, takes over as the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory. New ministers have also been appointed; they include Kenneth Gbagi as the Minister […]

South African journalists fight ‘repressive media laws’

South African journalists have launched a campaign against proposed legislation which they say would curtail press freedom and threaten democracy. In a declaration published in papers on Sunday and Monday, more than 30 prominent editors called on the government to abandon the planned laws. The proposals would allow the government to classify material that is […]

National Mosque fires Imam, others

The Chief Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Ustaz Musa Mohammed, has been removed along with the entire management of the mosque in what officials said was an exercise aimed at reforming the place and bringing in more competent people. The removals, which would take effect next month, were conveyed to the affected people last week […]


President Goodluck Jona-than is seeking the approval of the National Assembly to take $4.427 billion external loan to finance “critical infrastructure” in the country. And in a renewed effort to address the epileptic power supply in the country, President Jonathan has approved the construction of a new national supergrid to complement the aging 330/132kv transmission […]


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