World Bank Wants N1.8tr Annual Petrol Subsidy Removed

The World Bank has said based on its estimates, at least N150 billion is spent monthly on petroleum subsidies, and about N1.8 trillion annually. Mr Shubham Chaudhuri, Country Director for Nigeria, Africa Region, said this could be channelled to financing primary health care, education, security and other developmental issues. He advised Nigeria to remove subsidies from petroleum and electricity saying it will free up funds … Continue reading World Bank Wants N1.8tr Annual Petrol Subsidy Removed

I Vowed To Smoke You Out, Asari Dokubo Mocks Nnamdi Kanu

Mujahid Asari Dokubo, former militant commander and head of the Biafra Customary Government (BCG), has broken his silence on the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Kanu, who was standing treason trial, had jumped bail after a Federal High Court in Abuja released him on health grounds. He had fled to the UK from where he incited his followers … Continue reading I Vowed To Smoke You Out, Asari Dokubo Mocks Nnamdi Kanu

IPMAN commends NASS for the inclusion of PEF in PIB

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has commended the National Assembly for the inclusion of the Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF) in the newly passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of IPMAN, Yakubu Suleiman, gave the commendation on Sunday in a statement in Abuja. Suleiman said the legislative arm of government had demonstrated that it was sensitive to the yearnings … Continue reading IPMAN commends NASS for the inclusion of PEF in PIB

Zamfara governor sacks all special advisers

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, on Saturday announced the sacking of all his special advisers with immediate effect. The governor’s decision was contained in a statement by the acting Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Kabiru Balarabe. “It is hereby notified for general information that His Excellency, the Executive Governor, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle, MON, (Barden Hausa, Shatiman Sokoto) has relieved all Special Advisers … Continue reading Zamfara governor sacks all special advisers

Ag. DCG Katherine Ekekezie Officially Transfers Staff of Office to ACG Modupe Aremu

It was an atmosphere of joy and jubilation filled with emotions as the acting DCG Katherine Ekekezie handed the staff of the office to the new ACG. Modupe Aremu as the Zonal Coordinator Zone “A”. The acting Deputy Comptroller General, Katherine Ekekezie has attributed her success to God and capable lieutenants while serving as the Zonal Coordinator Zone A. She stated this at the official … Continue reading Ag. DCG Katherine Ekekezie Officially Transfers Staff of Office to ACG Modupe Aremu

Records show pressure by Trump, allies on Arizona officials not to certify election results

Maricopa supervisors have aggressively defended their county’s vote count and say fraud or irregularities did not affect the outcome. Newly released records show the top Republicans in Arizona’s largest county dodged calls from Donald Trump and his allies in the aftermath of the 2020 election, as the then-president sought to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in key battleground states. The records — including … Continue reading Records show pressure by Trump, allies on Arizona officials not to certify election results

Shake-Up as army appoints new GOCs, DDI, commanders, others

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major-General Farouk Yahaya has approved the appointment of new Principal Staff Officers (PSOs), General Officers Commanding (GOCs), Commandants of military training institutions and a new Director, Defence Information, among other appointments. The appointments, which is with immediate effect according to the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, is aimed at rejigging the service for efficiency in command and … Continue reading Shake-Up as army appoints new GOCs, DDI, commanders, others

Igboho: South-West govs in an emergency meeting

The six governors in the South-West geopolitical zone convened an emergency meeting on Friday evening over current national issues, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. A top source, who preferred anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, told Saturday PUNCH that the governors met virtually and discussed sundry issues. The source could not confirm whether the governors discussed the raid by operatives of the Department of State … Continue reading Igboho: South-West govs in an emergency meeting

Cardinal, 9 Others, To Be Tried In the Vatican Over Alleged Fraud

An influential Cardinal and nine others will be tried within the Vatican’s legal system over alleged financial wrongdoing, the Holy See announced Saturday. Italian Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who was one of the most influential figures in the Vatican and a close ally of Pope Francis, will appear before the tribunal of the Holy See from July 27, according to a Vatican statement. The 73-year-old was … Continue reading Cardinal, 9 Others, To Be Tried In the Vatican Over Alleged Fraud

How we killed 10 girls for fortification rituals, attacked Imo prison, police stations – ESN commander

A commander of the Eastern Security Network, the paramilitary arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Emeoyiri Benjamin, has stated his roles in some bloody attacks allegedly carried out by the group in Imo State. The 28-year-old suspect dubbed Onye Army also explained how he and his gang members fortified themselves with charms prepared with heads of 10 young girls abducted in the state. Benjamin … Continue reading How we killed 10 girls for fortification rituals, attacked Imo prison, police stations – ESN commander