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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Nigeria’s gas export to US drops to zero

Nigeria’s earnings from the petroleum industry continue to be hard-hit as the United States (U.S.) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import from Africa’s most populous country fell from 20.3 million cubic feet in June 2007 to zero as of February this year. And the quest to boost revenue in the search for oil in the Chad basin is being hobbled by ... Read More »

Oshiomhole raises Edo’s workers’ minimum wage to N25,0000 

Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo on Sunday announced the increment of the National Minimum Wage from N18,000 to N25, 000 with immediate effect, for employees in the State Public Service.He also promised prompt payment of outstanding arrears of salary to the staff of Local Government Councils in the state. Oshiomhole who made the announcement at the grand finale of activities ... Read More »

Edo faults dep gov’s assassination claim 

The Edo State Government has faulted the reported assassination attempt on the Deputy Governor of Edo State and a gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr Pius Odubu. In a statement issued on Sunday by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Kassim Afegbua, the government condemned the incident at Auchi, but noted that the conclusion of the Odubu ... Read More »

Don’t blame herdsmen for farmland killings – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, on Sunday rose stoutly in defence of his kinsmen over widespread allegations that Fulani herdsmen have been responsible for the serial massacre of people in farming communities in different parts of the country.In a statement issued on his behalf by the secretariat of JNI, the ... Read More »

Your economic policies opaque, archaic, Ezekwesili tells Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s current economic policies are similar to those he promulgated during the military regime he led in the 1980s, a former Minister of Education and social critic, Oby Ezekwesili, has said.Ezekwesili said President Buhari’s “archaic” and “opaque” economic principles are not only encouraging massive corruption and abuse of power, but also hurting the poor they were intended to ... Read More »

Oshiomhole’s deputy escapes assassination 

The Edo State Deputy Governor, Dr. Pius Odubu, narrowly escaped assassination on Saturday, when dare-devil gunmen allegedly opened fire on him and his entourage in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state. During the encounter, a policeman, an operative of the Department of State Security and three other persons were injured and were taken to an undisclosed hospital. ... Read More »

Leave or risk mutiny, opposition leader warns Zuma

Fiery South African opposition politician Julius Malema on Saturday told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on him because of the corruption allegations against him. “I am whispering to you, Zuma, wherever you are, those soldiers are going to turn their guns against you,” said Malema to roars from the crowd. “Be ... Read More »