Buhari storms Yenagoa in August as Bayelsa finalises work on airport project President Muhammadu Buhari, will storm Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State capital to commission the brand new airport, single-handed built by the state government, as one of the legacy projects it says would change the economic fortunes of the state and bring about prosperity for the people. The multi-billion naira international airport, said...... read more
BREAKING: Buhari picks ex-CBN deputy Gov as FERMA Chairman Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Tunde Lemo, as the new Chairman of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency. The president also appointed a new managing director and six members of the board of FERMA. Senate president Bukola Saraki,...... read more
New minimum wage due in August -TUC The President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Mr. Bobboi Kaigama, announced on Wednesday that a new amount agreed on by the Federal Government and labour to serve as Nigeria’s new minimum wage would be announced next month. Bobboi, who made the disclosure in an interview with the labour correspondent in...... read more
LPPC elevates Amucheazi, 30 other Lawyers to SAN The Legal Practitioners‘ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has elevated 31 legal practitioners to Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN). Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Mrs Hadizatu Mustapha, who stated this added, “The Legal Practitioner` Privileges Committee at its 133rd plenary held July 12 has elevated thirty-one legal practitioners to the inner bar....... read more
Government-owned Radio Nigeria Staff carry placards, protest poor welfare Workers on Monday shut down the Kaduna station of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) over alleged poor welfare and working condition. The workers gathered within the office premises with placards chanting solidarity songs and calling on government to come to their aid. Some of the inscriptions on the placards...... read more
Macron’s visit a good omen, reflective of Nigeria’s cultural potentials — Obi There is a lot to celebrate over visit of French President Emmanuel, Macron to Nigeria, particularly the need for the country to take its cultural identity and potentials more seriously, former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has said. Obi, foremost motivational speaker currently preoccupied with how the Nigerian government...... read more
At last! CJN swears in Justice Kafarati as FHC Chief Judge The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen has sworn in Justice Adamu Abdul Kafarati as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal HIGH Court. At the well-attended function at the Supreme Court complex, Justice Onnoghen charged Justice Kafarati  to always be guided by the Constitution, remain courageous and firm....... read more
Don’t confirm Smith as new PSC boss, CSOs tell Senate Newly appointed Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith, a former Inspector General of Police (IG), may not have his new posting approve if the Senate listens to the petition of a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) currently kicking against the appointment. Network for Police Reform in Nigeria...... read more
Boboye, FRSC Corp Marshal gets fresh four-year tenure as Buhari appoints, renews stay for eight heads at FG agencies President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of new heads for two federal agencies and tenure renewal of six others. In a statement made available to whirlwindnews.com in Abuja, Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle said the president approved the appointments on Tuesday...... read more
Nigeria's gas goes to Morocco, as Buhari signs agreement with King Mohammed The Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco on Monday in Rabat, Morocco, signed three agreements, which includes a regional gas pipeline that will see Nigeria providing gas to countries in West Africa sub-region that extend to Morocco and Europe.  The signing of the agreements, witnessed by President Muhammadu...... read more
Fayose alleges massive sales of unclaimed voter's cards, orders promotion of over 45,000 Ekiti Workers Governor of Ekiti State has again raised the alarm that over 200,000 Permanent Voters Cards yet to be collected by electorate s in the state are being allegedly sold to people not from Ekiti and reloaded to rig the forthcoming July 14 poll. This was just as the governor issued a...... read more
FREEDOM AT LAST! Appeal court sets former NIMASA DG free of fraud Former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, who was charged with an alleged fraud of N2.6bn has been freed by Court of Appealin Lagos. A three-man panel led by Justice Yargatta Nimpar upheld the no-case submission filed by Akpobolokemi on the criminal charges. The court...... read more
FRSC opens portal for fresh recruitment exercise The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced the commencement of its nationwide recruitment exercise and has opened its portal to receive applications. The FRSC says “qualified candidates” can apply for employment into the following positions; officer cadre, marshal inspectorate (MI) cadre, and road marshal assistant cadre. A press release from...... read more
BREAKING: Okiro out, as Buhari appoints Smith new PSC boss *Again, leaves out S'East Characteristic of many of his appointments, President, Muhammadu Buhari, again shunned the South East, in his appointments after naming former Inspector-General of Police (IG), Musiliu Smith, as Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). Smith is to replace the current occupier of the position, Mike Okiro, also a former IG, who...... read more
BREAKING: Oil price may hit $100 in 2018 - experts *Rallies at $80 *OPEC The price of crude oil surged past $80 a barrel on Thursday, hitting a three and a half year peak. Oil prices may hit the $100 mark before the end of the year if the present trend of an upward swing continues, speculators have said, a development, which may change the...... read more
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