Another London-Paris Club loan refund (about N500billion) is on the way for states— with fresh hurdles for governors. The Presidency has made it mandatory for all the states to account for the first tranche of the loan refunds – in line with the agreement it reached with the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF). States implicated in the mismanagement of

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Until recently, they were best of friends but the raging factional crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has torn Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose and Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson apart. Fayose is angry with Dickson for his role as the chairman of the party’s Reconciliation Committee which has submitted a report to National

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THE Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday shunned the directive by the Senate that it should suspend the proposed vehicle duty ultimatum due to begin on April 12. The service has announced it was granting a 60 per cent rebate on the Duty Paid Value (DPV) on vehicles. Addressing reporters at the Customs Headquarters, Abuja yesterday, its

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is expected back in Nigeria today – 49 days after he left for the United Kingdom on vacation. He also had some medical tests. Yesterday, the President received the Head of the Anglican Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at the Abuja House in London, where he observed his vacation. In a tweet he

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The protracted Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership crisis boiled over yesterday as Caretaker Committee Chairman Ahmed Makarfi vowed to flush out court-backed party chair Ali Modu Sheriff. But Sheriff insists that he means well for the PDP. He has accepted the recommendations of the Governor Seriake Dickson-led Reconciliation

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Nigerians got yesterday some cheery news – the recession that has kept everyone panting will end before the year runs out. The yet to be passed 2017 Budget has been structured to achieve the goal, Budget and Planning Minister Udoma Udo Udoma told State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. He

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