State of the Nation

Motorists decry persistent fuel queues in Abuja

Some motorists in Abuja have decried the persistent fuel queues in the FCT in spite of the assurance by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, that fuel scarcity will end in the…





Unpaid salaries: ASUU, SSANU, others blast Dickson

Worried over their unpaid three months salaries and the lack of concern shown towards their plight, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Niger Delta University…



Buhari Back Tracks, Begins Payment of Subsidy

The Federal Government on Saturday recommenced the payment of subsidy on petrol as it subsidised the commodity by N5.84 for every litre of premium motor spirit consumed in Nigeria. Subsidy on petrol was stopped in…


Fayose Wants Buhari Restrained From Foreign Trips

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop his needless foreign trips, describing the president’s trip to the United States of America on Wednesday for the 4th Nuclear Security…



NNPC Opens Bids For Co-location Of Refineries

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has opened bids for the co-location of refineries. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Garba Deen Muhammad, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, on Thursday…


Power generation crumbles to 0MW for several hours

Nigeria’s power generation collapsed completely on Thursday at exactly 12.58pm to zero megawatt and this persisted for about three hours. Data from the country’s System Operator showed that around 1pm on Thursday, no power generation…



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President Buhari Presents 10-Month Scorecard

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday took stock of his performance for the past 10 months at the helm and concluded that he has effectively charted the course to tackle the myriad of problems bedevilling the nation….


Nigeria Senate: One Week, One Trouble

The eighth Senate is fast gaining notoriety for always being in the news for the wrong reasons. Since the inauguration of the Senate where the red chamber was rocked by leadership tussle, the Saraki- led…







Buhari Shops for IGP Solomon Arase’s Replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently seeking a replacement for the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase who was appointed by the previous administration. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase would attain the mandatory retirement…





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37% of Nigerians malnourished – Minister

About 37 per cent of Nigerians are suffering from malnutrition, the Minister of state for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed has said. She disclosed this on Thursday, at a one-day stakeholders dialogue on the…


Oil workers shuts down NNPC offices nationwide

Oil workers protesting Tuesday’s unbundling of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, by the federal government have shut down the offices of the corporation nationwide. On Tuesday, the government split the corporation into seven independent…


Saraki Asks Zuma To Ease Travel Restrictions

Senator Saraki pointed out that there was disparity in the opportunities investors from both countries enjoy, stressing that Nigerian wanted greater reciprocity. The Nigerian Senate President also emphasised the need for greater African integration through…





Remita deserves praise not legislative terrorism

In its report on ‘Abuse and Mismanagement of TSA,’ the senate has recommended that the Remita payment platform be discontinued and persons responsible for its implementation prosecuted for allegedly committing fraud.   The senate conclusion…


#OtvOPINIONS: Nigeria- Beyond Protectionism and Import Substitution, By Seun Kolade

An export-oriented economy is more ambitious and sustainable in the long term. It is, yes, more challenging, as it requires especially high levels of specialised human capital to drive innovation and change, as well as a high level of physical capital, especially in terms of energy and transportation/communication infrastructures. Yet it is the way of the future, for nations aiming to achieve and maintain competitive advantage.




#‎BabaSitAtHome‬ – The Need For President Buhari to stay at Home

Last week and over the weekend, Twitter was awashed with tweets from Nigerians at home and abroad in response to different thought provoking trends. Among them were ‪#‎BenBruceAt60‬, ‪#‎BuyNaijaToGrowTheNaira‬, ‪#‎LVGout‬ etc. However, ‪#‎WakaWakaBuhari‬ and ‪#‎NeedfulWaka‬ commanded the highest number of tweets. Nigerians took…