The newly sworn-in Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, on Saturday said that his government was ready to step on toes to change the status of the state for good
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Intense arguments, analysis, commendations and criticisms have trailed the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari, having left some African leaders, guests to observe his Jumat prayers midway into the programme held at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, where they had all gathered to celebrate his inauguration in Abuja, yesterday.
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As we continue to give independent review of what the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari is taking over from ex-president Goodluck Jonathan some issues in the private sector-driven economy that has defile solutions by successive governments at the centre appears worsening. They key amongst these is the funding gaps in the real sector and the associated issues are presented here.
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The country that Muhammadu Buhari takes control of today, in the estimation of some, has literally fallen under. It is a country where the primary ingredients of a functional state are in many cases in immeasurable deficit to the harrowing plight of the citizenry.
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The time of my appointment as Minister of Petroleum Resources 5 years ago was a time when the nation was in the throes of many years of continuous fuel scarcity and the abandonment of our fuel facilities. This was having such an adverse impact on the masses, especially in terms of livelihood and quality of life.
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By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor How Nigeriaâ€™s new president will play his politics is a sort of mystery to many people including his close aides. However, almost everyone agrees that the advent of the Buhari era in Nigeriaâ€™s democratic dispensation will bring a change to the way and manner former holders of the office of
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THE Igbo stirred up controversy by the way they voted in the last presidential and national assembly elections. This has put the people in a very precarious position in the new government of Muhammadu Buhari and has generated a question of what fiddle they could play in the scheme of things.
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â€Since the telephone call you made, you have changed the course of Nigeriaâ€™s political history and for that you have earned yourself a place in our history, for stabilising multi-party democratic system and you have earned the respect of not only Nigerians but world leadersâ€.
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FOR the first time in 16 years, May 29 would elicit more emotions than celebrations of a new government, rather another government, assuming office. May 29 is laced with trepidations about what the new government would do. The fears are mainly among those who have run the affairs of Nigeria since the 1999 season of civil administrations.
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By Kehinde Ajose Janine Ayorinde Temitope Dada whose stage name is Ms Jaie, is a rising RnB artiste. She relocated back to the country from London to pursue her career in music. She gained attention when she was signed on to the now defunct Storm Records ,releasing groovy songs like Kilon poppin, Korrect guy and
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IT may be too late in the day â€“ at the sunrise of the Buhari administration â€“ to interrogate the content of the change Nigerians have. Change is change, someone retorted, when another tried a conversation on what the change chants that seized the airwaves since last year meant. He may be right. Some argued that change took place on 13 April when President Muhammadu Buhari defeated Goodluck Jonathan in the election.
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No cell phones in the public places on the train. â€œ We do not want you to be disturbed on the train. No wi fi on the train as you are here to relax.â€ That was Rohan Vos, the only person to own a private luxury train in Africa, while welcoming our team on board the Rovos luxury train from Durban to Pretoria.
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NIGERIA will usher in President Muhammadu Buhari tomorrow. Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s inauguration should potentially, open up new vistas of development for our country. And if the new administration stays true to promises made during the campaign that preceded the elections, we should see some positive changes in the general situation in our country.
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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bayelsa state and former commissioner for Agriculture, and Environment, Chief Lionel Jonathan â€“Omo, has appealed to the incoming president elect, Muhammad Buhari to exercise caution in probing the outgoing administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has accused the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of mismanaging the nationâ€™s economy in the last four years and feeding Nigerians with half-truths.
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Former governor of old Bendel State, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, Wednesday, said that a cabal of sycophants in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, held President Goodluck Jonathan hostage for six years.
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The global anti-aging market is projected to be worth USD 191.7 billion by 2019. This shows that people are willing to pay anything to remain young - no wrinkles, greys, arthritis, rheumatism etc. It is no wonder then that scientists have been working to find a way of stopping or at least delaying the aging process.
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The duo of Osine Ikhianosime and Anesi Ikhianosime have rekindled hope in the future of nigeria as they entered their names in the catalogue of application developers when they built a mobile web browser that is already in use globally. Osine Ikhianosime 13, and Anesi Ikhianosime 15 who co-developed â€˜Crocodile Browser Liteâ€™ were born of same parents and both are Year nine and 11 students of Greensprings School, Anthony Campus, Lagos. While both brothers write code, Anesi designs the user interface.
As part of preparations for a hitch-free presidential inauguration, Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has ordered the diversion of traffic on all roads around Eagle Square on Friday, May 29, even as President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, held his final meeting with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa.
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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, restrained the Inspector General of Police, IG, and Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, from arresting the Senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial District, Prince Buruji Kashamu, for onward extradition to the United States of America over alleged drug-related offences.
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