AfricanChampions Club: Dangote joins Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Mbeki to plot Africa’s development How Africa would attain its desired goal in real growth and development, has come to the fore once again, with Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, joining some African leaders and top entrepreneurs across the continent to clear the path for a strong, virile and workable roadmap. Part of the resolve of the...... read more
BREAKING - NNPC N640bn Contracts: Osinbajo takes responsibilities for approval Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has taken responsibility for granting authorisation to the NNPC for two oil contracts worth N640 billion. A statement by presidential spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said Mr. Osinbajo approved the contracts in his capacity as acting president in July. “In response to media inquiries on NNPC joint venture financing,...... read more
Baru to Kachikwu: Your allegations are baseless, we followed due process The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr. Maikanti Baru has finally responded to allegations of lack of adherence to due process in the award of NNPC contracts levelled against him by Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr. Ibe Kachikwu. Baru’s response was sequel to...... read more
Falana to Buhari: Resign as Petroleum Minister, clean-up 'stinking' NNPC Lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to relinquish his position as the minister of petroleum resources. On his assumption of office, Buhari took up the portfolio while he appointed Ibe Kachikwu as the sector’s minister of state. Reacting to Kachikwu’s letter to Buhari in which he accused Maikanti Baru,...... read more
Despite heavy corruption allegations, NNPC Boss fellowships with Buhari at Aso Villa Embattled Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, on Friday joined President Muhammadu Buhari to observe the Juma’at service at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Baru arrived the Villa shortly after the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, met with the President. The NNPC boss...... read more
NNPC Saga: Quit now as Petroleum Minister, Shehu Sani tells Buhari as Kachikwu meets President Senator Shehu Sani has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to relinquish the Petroleum minister portfolio and appoint someone else to manage the nation’s oil industry. Senator Sani representing Kaduna Central in the upper chamber of the National Assembly said via his twitter handle that President Buhari should disengage from being a petroleum...... read more
Kachikwu: My leaked letter to Buhari 'painful' Minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu has described as distressing how the letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari was leaked. In the letter, which was circulated on social media on Tuesday, Kachikwu notified the president of the alleged insubordination of Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian...... read more
Countdown: News Express 5th Anniversary Lecture holds today In a matter of hours, an array of Nigerian dignitaries in government, business, academia and the professions, will gather at Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, to brainstorm on critical issues that have been engaging the Nigerian polity in recent times. The assemblage is for the News Express 5th Anniversary Lecture...... read more
Eko Atlantic gets first occupant, as ABC Orjiako acquires Afren Tower The first building to be completed in Nigeria’s cutting-edge city of the future, Eko Atlantic, has been acquired by oil magnate and Chairman of Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, Dr. ABC Orjiako. The 15-storey building, designated Alpha 1 or Afren Tower, was designed by James Cubitt architects and built by the...... read more
FG insists on concession of Lagos, Abuja airports *Aviation workers panic, resist move Labour unions in Nigeria’s aviation industry have resolved to resist the recent decision of the Federal Government to concession to private firms the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The unions also alleged that it had come to their notice that the government plans to...... read more
CAN rejects Sukuk code, insists it's a plan to islamize Nigeria The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared the issuance of the Sukuk by the Debt Management Office (DMO) as an attempt to sell Nigeria to Islamic nations. In a statement on Wednesday, the association said the introduction of “Islamic financing into a secular state is in violation of section 10 of...... read more
Dangote releases hotlines, begs public to help monitor truck drivers A rash of far-reaching measures, has been taken by the Management of Dangote Industries Limited (Dangote Group), as it has initiated a mechanism for public participation in the monitoring of its truck drivers nationwide. The conglomerate, in a passionate appeal to members of the public to assist in monitoring and reporting...... read more
AIT Office in flames at Abuja, transmission shut down Media Giant, African Independent Television (AIT) has temporarily shut down operations in Abuja following fire that engulfed their office on Monday morning shortly after a popular programme, Kakaki. Detail coming...... read more
Lagos begins to flush out Danfo in Ojuelebga, Ikeja The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force will Monday begin full clampdown on danfo buses engaging in illegal activities at Ojuelegba and Ikeja under bridges. Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi said the agency was embarking on the operation after the expiration of a 48-hour quit...... read more
NAHCO stinks: Massive looting puts company on nosedive The fortunes of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc, is said to be nosediving, no thanks to the activities of its Board of Directors which is hell bent on milking the life out of the hitherto buoyant publicly-quoted company. Presently, its revenue earning capacity is on a downward trend due to...... read more
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