Daily Archives: December 11, 2017

Convention: At peace meeting, George insists on public apology from Wike

The embittered chairmanship aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has insisted that the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike tender a public apology to the people of the South West over an outburst during the recently concluded convention of the party. George restated the decision when ...

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Nigeria’s exports to Indonesia grows by 300 per cent

The Indonesian Envoy to Nigeria, Amb. Harry Purwanto, on Monday announced that Nigeria’s exports of crude oil and agricultural products to Indonesia had between January and August last year increased by 300 per cent. Purwanto, however, told newsmen ub Lagos that Indonesian exports to Nigeria within the period only increased ...

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Prince William, Kate to visit Sweden, Norway in January

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are to visit Sweden and Norway early next year, Kensington Palace, the office of the prince said on Monday. William and Kate,expecting their third child in April, were to visit Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, on Jan. 30-31, a ...

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APC youth want EFCC to probe PDP over convention funding

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has called on the EFCC to investigate the source of funds used at the just concluded PDP national convention at the Eagles Square, Abuja. Below is a statement signed by Collins Edwin, the National Secretary of APC youths Rennaissance obtained by PoliticsNGR; “APC Youths ...

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FG releases N1.2trn for 2017 capital expenditure

The Federal Government on Monday said it released N1.2 trillion to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government for implementation of capital projects contained in the 2017 budget. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, gave the figure during a meeting with a delegation of investors from France in Abuja. ...

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Prosecutors give Zuma deadline to argue graft case

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday it had extended the deadline for President Jacob Zuma to submit arguments on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption to the end of January 2018. The 783 charges against Zuma relate to a 30 billion rand (2.20 billion dollars) ...

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We’ll decentralize power to state PDP executives, says Secondus

The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Uche Secondus, has promised to decentralise power of the party’s national leaders to state executive committees. Secondus stated this on Monday in Abuja at the handover of the party leadership by Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee to the new national ...

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Ambode proposes N1.04t as 2018 budget for Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has presented a budget proposal of N1.046trillion to the House of Assembly. Addressing members at plenary on Monday, the governor also pledged that his administration will make every effort to complete all ongoing projects as well as initiate new ones to consolidate on the development recorded ...

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Why South-West could not win the chairmanship position ~Makarfi

The Chairman of the now dissolved Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi has spoken on the possible reason for the loss of the south-west in the party’s national convention. Five candidates from the region had withdrawn from the chairmanship race and adopted Tunde Adeniran as their ...

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Russia warns, says U.S., Japan, S. Korea drills creating instability in Korean Peninsula

Moscow on Monday warned military exercises by Japan, the U. S. and South Korea aimed at countering North Korea would only raise hysteria and create more instability in the region. Russian Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Gen. Valery Gerasimov, issued his warning in Tokyo as the ...

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