Home / NEWS / Politics (page 2)

Politics

Nigeria’s 2019 budget still under threat as oil price hovers at $52.72

THE execution of Nigeria’s 2019 budget will likely encounter a serious threat as the price of Bonny Light, the nation’s premium oil grade, yesterday, hovered at $52.72 per barrel in the international market. The price, which had dropped to as low as $48 last week, before hovering at the current level, showed $7.28 below the $60.00 per barrel benchmark price ...

Read More »

#DRCPolls: internet shutdown to avoid ‘chaos’ after vote

The DR Congo government said Tuesday it had cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections. The opposition accused authorities of cutting the internet on Monday to thwart activism, while leading Western powers called on the troubled central African nation’s government to quickly restore web access. The long-delayed ...

Read More »

Shehu Shagari, former Nigerian president dies at 93

The First Executive Nigerian president, Shehu Shagari, who was in power between 1979 and 1983, died Friday evening aged 93. According to a Press Statement signed by President Buhari on Friday “On behalf of my family, the government and the people of Nigeria, it is with immense sadness that I received the news of the passing away of the First ...

Read More »

Osun State Governor, Oyetola Presents 152.7bn Budget For 2019

Gboyega Oyetola, 5th Executive Governor, State of Osun has presented his administration’s first appropriation Bill to the Osun State House of Assembly. Exactly a month after his inauguration on 27th December, 2018 The Governor on Thursday presented the state’s budget for 2019 fiscal year to the tune of N152, 756, 088, 830.00 The budget , which was tilted the “Budget ...

Read More »

PDP expresses displeasure over Zamfara, Yobe killings, urges PMB to review his parade

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday flayed President Muhammadu Buhari over Monday’s killings of innocent Nigerians in Zamfara state by marauders. The party also lamented the invasion of Kukareta in Damaturu, Yobe state, by insurgents, who sacked the area in an attack that led to the killing of a police officer attached to the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam. The PDP ...

Read More »

Nigeria will collapse if Buhari rules for another 4 years— Peter Obi

Vice Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Peter Obi, said, weekend, that Nigeria’s economy will keep “bleeding” if President Muhammadu Buhari remains in power for another four years. Speaking in Lagos on Saturday, Obi made reference to the 2019 budget President Buhari presented to the National Assembly on Wednesday. According to him, Nigeria will not survive if the ...

Read More »

Reps Advocate for Increase in Health Budget

House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Health, Mohammed Usman has reiterated that budget for health must be increased in order to face squarely the challenges inherent in the health sector, especially as it relates to family planning. Usman stated this in Abuja reecently at Every Woman, Every Child seminar which was organised by Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) and ...

Read More »

Saraki wants Buhari to assent to PIB, other bills

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill(PIGB) and other bills critical to national development. Saraki said this in his opening remarks at the 2019 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari, the speech was however not delivered at the ceremony, but was made available to newsmen. He ...

Read More »

Breaking: ANTI-DAPO ABIODUN PROTEST RESUMES IN #ABUJA!

The groups operating under the coalition name of Masses Against Electoral Fraud that took their protests to the INEC headquarters and the APC national secretariat in Abuja yesterday have resumed their protests this Friday morning. As early as 9am Friday, the protesters gathered at the Three Arms Zone in the FCT chanting solidarity songs and calling for the disqualification of ...

Read More »

#Breaking: ALLEGED PERJURY: PROTESTERS URGE INEC TO DISQUALIFY DAPO ABIODUN/APC

Opposition to the APC governorship candidate for Ogun State, Mr Dapo Abiodun, seems to be growing as protesters numbering over 100, under the name “MASSES AGAINST ELECTORAL FRAUD”, besieged INEC Thursday December 20th urging the commission to disqualify Dapo Abiodun and his Party APC from contesting the upcoming governorship election in the state citing several allegations bordering on “perjury, forgery, ...

Read More »