Should FG privatise or rehabilitate refineries?

Professor Akpan Ekpo (Director General, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management) On the issue of the refineries, the government should commercialise rather than privatise. This means that the government would still own substantial...

Police deny knowledge of Anambra sex scandal

Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra State Police Command on Saturday said it had no knowledge of the sex scandal involving the 2015 winner of the Miss Anambra competition, Chidimma Okeke. Chidimma’s alleged lesbian video had gone...

Police deny knowledge of Anambra sex scandal

Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra State Police Command on Saturday said it had no knowledge of the sex scandal involving the 2015 winner of the Miss Anambra competition, Chidimma Okeke. Chidimma’s alleged lesbian video had gone...

100 million Nigerians living in poverty, Dangote laments

Felu Akinpelu Dada The President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said that more than 100 million out of the country’s estimated population of 187 million are wallowing in poverty. He told participants at the Executive Course...

Kogi deputy speaker knocks Buhari for recession

Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja The Deputy Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly, Aliyu Akuh, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently fix the economy to reduce increasing hunger across the country. The Deputy Speaker, a stalwart...

CNPP asks Buhari not to sign amended CCB/CCT Act

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties has condemned the amendment to the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Code of Conduct Tribunal Act by the National Assembly and urged President Muhammadu Buhari...

Clinton fends off FBI email fallout as polls narrow

Hillary Clinton battled to contain renewed FBI focus on her emails Sunday as Donald Trump blitzed western states in the tightening race for the White House. Nine days before the vote, the 69-year-old former secretary...

Reps demand details of Buhari’s $26.96bn loan ahead of debate

There were indications on Sunday that Buhari’s $26.96bn loan request might not get a smooth passage in the House of Representatives. Findings by The PUNCH showed that lawmakers were already querying the rationale for the...

Plane catches fire with 170 on-board

No fewer than 170 persons escaped death on Friday after an American Airlines plane – Boeing 767 went up in flames following a failed attempted take-off at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. According to CNN, the...

Suicide bombers kill 5 Maiduguri

No fewer than five persons were killed early today as two suicide bombers struck in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state and  the heart of a seven-year-old insurgency by Islamist Boko Haram militants. Wire reports quoted...

Jimoh Ibrahim: Mimiko begs Buhari

Ismaila Chafe/Abuja Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state on Friday called for presidential intervention in the ongoing political tension in the state, following INEC’s announcement of Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP gubernatorial candidate. Mimiko, who made the call...

Budget: FG spends N3.6tn

Nigeria has so far spent N3.577 trillion out of the full year’s budget of N6,060 trillion for the 2016 fiscal year. This translates to a 79% performance of the prorated budget for the three quarters...

Naira strengthens against dollar

By Fabian Ekeruche The Naira on Friday appreciated against the dollar at the official interbank market, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. The Nigerian currency gained 50k to exchange at N304.50, from N305 posted on...

US election: Financial markets not fully buying a Clinton win

As the US presidential election moves into the home stretch, financial markets are not fully invested in polls that show a win for Hillary Clinton. Even though polls show the Democratic candidate with a strong...