Imoke Swears in LG Chairmen, Emphasises on Transparent Leadership
                  Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State, has charged the newly sworn-in local government chairmen to leave a legacy of transparent leadership in government, even as they work timelessly and unrelentingly to ensure the progress of their individual constituencies and... Read more
South Sudan Rebels Seize Oil Wells as African Mediators Urge Dialogue
  Rebels in South Sudan have seized some oil wells and captured half of the capital of the main oil-producing region, the government and army said on Thursday as African leaders held talks to avert civil war. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met South... Read more
GOtv Berths in Cross River, Promises Excellent Service Delivery
    From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar  A new Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network, GOtv which uses latest generation Digital Video Broadcasting Standard (DVB-T2), has berthed in Calabar, Cross River. GOtv was lunched on Tuesday in Calabar with a promise to provide affordable but excellent service, particularly to those who... Read more
‘No Ban on Fish Import, But We’ll Resist Dumping’ Says Adesina
  Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has dismissed as false, speculations that a ban on fish importation in the country was in place following orders from his ministry. Adesina, in a press release made available to, Washington DC, by his Special Assistant on... Read more
Rivers’ Politics: Princewill Dumps Amaechi , Reaffirms Support for PDP As APC Claims Mass Decampment in Opobo/Nkoro
  Defunct Action Congress (AC) Governorship candidate in the 2007 general election, Prince Tonye Princewill is a member of the PDP, a prominent player in the politics of Rivers State has broken his silence on the politics of the state and other matters. He spoke on his support for the... Read more
From Jonathan to Obasanjo With Love: Re: Before It Is Too Late
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has replied the controversial letter which his predecessor, Olusegun Obasanjo wrote him and made public recently. Below, is President Jonathan’s reply:     December 20th 2013 His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR Agbe L’Oba House, Quarry Road, Ibara, Abeokuta.       RE: BEFORE IT... Read more
Nigeria Proposes $29 billion Budget for 2014
  Nigeria’s finance minister presented lawmakers Thursday with a proposed budget of 4.642 trillion naira ($29 billion) for 2014, saying it was lower than last year because of rampant oil theft and lower customs duties. Minister Ngozi Ikonjo-Iweala said the proposal includes capital expenditure of just 1.1 trillion naira... Read more
Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor Contradicts Self on Claims of “Missing” Funds
    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, turned around Wednesday on his earlier revelation that the sum of $49.8 billion realised from the sales of crude oil between January 2012 and July 2013 were not remitted to the Federation Account by the Nigerian National... Read more
Obasanjo Asks Jonathan not to Contest Next Election, Nigerians React
    * Obasanjo compares situation with brutal Abacha-rule   * Former leader says Jonathan promised not to seek 2nd term   * Presidency says claims are reckless and baseless   Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has been told it would be “morally flawed” for him to run for re-election... Read more
Nigeria Senate Wants NNPC Oil Sales Probed
Nigeria’s Senate launched an investigation on Wednesday into a letter written by the central bank (CBN) which said that the state-oil firm NNPC failed to pay $50 billion of revenue from oil sales into government accounts. NNPC earned $65.3 billion from crude oil sales between January 2012 and July... Read more