Kachikwu – Baru: In search of a truce

Will the conflict over the award of contracts at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) end anytime soon? Stakeholders wish so, writes Emeka Ugwuanyi On Tuesday, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru met at the 23rdRead More

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Award of $25 billion contracts: Baru violated NNPC Act, says Falana

Activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has said that the defence of the Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Baru, that he has powers to award contracts to the exclusion of the Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is illegal and violates the NNPCRead More

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Ex-First Lady ‘used mum’s account to launder N2.1b’

Former First Lady Patience Jonathan used her mother’s company to launder about N2.114b, according to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives. Besides, Magel Resort Limited, which was incorporated by Mrs., Jonathan’s late mother, allegedly secured over N200m IT contract from the National Information Technology Development Agency. Many people, including an hotelier in Abuja, alsoRead More

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Troops kill 15 Boko Haram fighters, capture equipment- Army

Nigerian Army troops of 192 Task Force Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Tuesday successfully repelled Boko Haram Terrorists attack at their outpost in Yamteke axis of Gwoza Local Government, Borno State. Sanni Usman, spoke…

Sickle cell and the valley of the shadow of death

Tola Dehinde This column has helped many people, but it has also helped me a lot in knowing better ways of taking care of myself so, I don’t  fall sick.  This is because I do the things that I recommend and they have helped and are still working for me.  However, from time to time, […]

Lack of funding frustrating research on cancer –Hussaini

Bukola Adebayo Professor of pharmacology at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Isa Hussaini, has said that poor funding on the part of government is frustrating research efforts on cancer and other diseases in Nigeria. Hussaini, who is known for his work on the use of local herbs in cancer therapy, said many of the […]

Govs Seek Devolution Of Powers To States

By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah In view of the clamour for restructuring, governors are seeking for the devolution of powers to state. Zamfara State governor and chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum ( NGF), Abdulaziz Yari disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the meeting of the forum on Wednesday night. Recall that the National Assembly voted […]

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