THE Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday presented his ministryâ€™s scorecard at a forum organised by the Presidency and concluded that the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan through its Agriculture Transformation Agenda, has ended four decadesâ€™ corruption in the agricultural sector.
He also revealed that over N776 billion was estimated to have been lost to corruption in the sector during the period.
Speaking on the third day of the forum organised by the office of
DEPUTY governor of Borno State, Zanna Mustapha, in Yola, Adamawa State, on Monday, said going by the rate at which Boko Haram was capturing territories in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the three north-eastern states might soon be history.
â€œIf the Federal Government will not add extra effort, in the next two to three months, the three north-eastern states will no longer be in existence,â€ he said.
â€œThe Federal Government has tried its best, but the best is not enough, because rather than going after
DESPITE the recent decision of all organs of the party to adopt President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole candidate of the party for 2015 presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, threw the race open for all interested aspirants.
The decision was announced by the national publicity secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement issued in Abuja. Metuh said all the aspirants who had paid should come to the national secretariat in Abuja for collection of the
AS defection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) continues to generate mixed reactions, both the Presidency and the leadership of the party have reportedly started shopping for replacement.
The Nigerian Tribune gathered from the Presidency and the party that all the stakeholders had agreed to return the seat of the Speaker to the South-West, where it originally belonged to
THE National Security Adviser, Mr Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, has warned politicians against actions that will overheat the nationâ€™s polity ahead the 2015 general election.
Dasuki, who was represented by the Director, Policy and Strategies, Ambassador Layiwola Laseinde, spoke at a two-day workshop on security consciousness and awareness for journalists, held in Abuja, on Monday.
He urged politicians to desist from comments and unpatriotic acts that were capable of creating crisis in
MUSLIMS brotherhood, the Shiite group, was said to be undergoing a yearly event called Ashura, when a suicide bomber went into their midst during procession and detonated an IED, killing scores of people, including himself, while injuring dozens of the brotherhood.
According to a resident of Potiskum, Mohammed Dahiru, when the bomber detonated the explosive, the brotherhood saw two other suspected members of the Boko Haram, who accompanied the suicide bomber to ensure he carried out the operation,
Military deploys sophisticated ammunition
FOLLOWING the recent attacks on Mubi town by the Boko Haram insurgents, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ASEMA) have recorded 10,496 internally displaced persons in five camps situated in Yola south and Fufore, while more people are still moving into the state capital.
It was also gathered that five women were safely delivered in the two of the IDP camps.
Leading a special team to the state, the
Presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC),Major General Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed Malam Nasir el-Rufaâ€™i as the standard-bearer of the APC in the Kaduna State guber race for 2015, saying the former minister of the FCT had the qualities to make Kaduna great.
Speaking at el-Rufaâ€™iâ€™s public declaration for the Kaduna governorship, held at the Kaduna Trade Fair on Monday, Buhari also called on Nigerians to get their permanent voter card, which he said is their
Unknown terrorists numbering 50, armed with lmprovised Explosive Devise and A-K 47 rifles, on Sunday night, between 10.00p.m. and 11.00p.m. attacked Koton-karfe Minimum Prisons in Kogi State and set the 144 inmates free, leaving one dead.
However, 12 out of the 144 inmates have voluntarily returned.
The terrorists, suspected to be members of the Boko-Haram sect, arrived in four Hilux and a siren blaring vehicles, which made them to avoid security check and operated for more than two hours without
As Nigeria continues to grapple with infrastructure deficit, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has disclosed that a whooping N2.310 trillion ($14 billion) is required to fund infrastructure in the country.
The minister, speaking at a training programme on Public Private Partnership (PPP) on Monday in Abuja, commended the organiser for the timely and very important forum, expressing that â€œwe need to refine and improve our use of PPPs for execution
The Consul-General of the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China in Nigeria, Mr Liu Kan, has said that the trade volume between Nigeria and China in the last seven months hit a record N1.7tr ($10.3bn).
Liu, who disclosed this in Lagos, said that Nigeria was currently Chinaâ€™s third largest trading partner in Africa.
He said: â€œThe momentum and zest for trading between China and Nigeria is unstoppable, and is by the day, waxing stronger.
â€œAt present, Nigeria is the third largest trading partner of China
President of the Manufacturersâ€™ Association of Nigeria (MAN), Dr Frank Jacobs, at the Ministry of Power headquarters, on Monday, described the ministry as a strategic partner in the development and growth of the manufacturing sector in Nigeria.
He acknowledged the positive role of the power sector for the performance of manufacturing which has recently shown in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution and capacity utilisation.
He commended President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s administration for
Hope that the Osun State Election petition tribunal would deliver its judgment on the competence of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate during the August 9, governorship poll in the state, Senator Iyiola Omisore, was dashed on Monday, as the sickness of one of the three-member panel stalled the ruling.
It will be recalled that Justice Elizabeth Ekpejime, the chairman of the panel, had fixed Monday, November 3, for ruling on the motion filed by counsel for the All Progressives
There was uproar on Monday, at Koko in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, when soldiers deployed to keep surveillance in the community clashed with masquerades, arresting four in the process.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that troubled began Sunday afternoon, when a masquerade accosted a soldier, who was in mufti.
The soldier, in anger, was said to have responded with a fight.
It was, however, gathered that the masquerades had notified relevant security agencies before embarking on their
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr Macjohn Nwaobiala, has expressed worry over refusal of states of the country to adopt the Child Rights Act.
Nwaobiala said this while fielding questions from newsmen, at the official opening session of the 60th National Council on Education, holding in Abeokuta.
He lamented the Federal Governmentâ€™s concern about the increasing number of children hawking wares on the streets during school hours, adding that the affected states had been
TECHNOLOGICAL advancement has been attributed to the improved standard of television broadcasting globally.
Making this assertion was the Director-General, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr Emeka Mba, while delivering a paper titled: â€œDigitisation: The Journey So Far,â€ at the 55th anniversary celebration of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Ibadan.
Mba noted that digitisation is the new system of operation in todayâ€™s television broadcasting, adding that there is the need for
DEPUTY governor of Osun State, Mrs Titi Laoye Tomori, has described basic education as a critical stage in the overall educational development of Nigeria.
She made this statement in Osogbo, during a courtesy visit by Dr Tunde Adekola, a representative of the World Bank.
She disclosed that the Osun Elementary School Feeding and Health Programme (Oâ€™MEALS) were designed to prepare pupils in elementary schools for mental and physical alertness. This, according to her, would enable them to compete favourably
Vice Chancellor, Igbinedion University, Professor Eghosa Osaghae, has blamed religious and political leaders for the increase of corruption in Nigeria.
Professor Osaghae while speaking at a public presentation of a book titled: â€œCorruption in Nigeria is an Eliteâ€, at the NUJ Press Centre, Iyaganku, said that religious leaders contributed to corruption in Nigeria as they gave title to bad leaders.
He said it was unfortunate that the advocate of corruption in Nigeria were the elites, who in the
FOLLOWING counter-moves from the camp of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, to oust his deputy, who remains loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), leaders of the party have decided to adopt a two-point strategy to oust the defected Speaker.
Besides, it was learnt that the party had asked the Deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha, to take charge of the PDP troop in the House, pending the Monday meeting, where the party would further assess its arsenal in the lower chamber.
â€¢Tension over plot to return ex-LG bossesâ€¢PDPâ€™s Igbo dep gov agenda laughable â€”APC chieftain
THE reported insistent of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos to field former Accountant-General of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, as its candidate for 2015 governorship election is tipping the party at the precipice, Nigerian Tribune learnt on Sunday night.
At about 5.43 p.m. on Sunday, top-notchers of the party across the three senatorial districts were locked in a crucial