World Bank MD meets
with President Buhari over economic crisis
with the Nigerian president today, Wednesday on how it could help Nigeria
overcome her current economic crisis caused mainly by a drastic fall in crude
University Of.Ibadan Students Defy Closure, Cook Food Outside School Gate
of the University of Ibadan (UI) have defied the school management by
camping outside the school gate and cooking food at the institution’s
from the school took to social media yesterday where they posted
several hilarious pictures of the cooking session. Some students even
invited their Vice Chancellor, to partake in the meal.
the management urged those who have parents and relations outside Oyo
State to stay overnight. As at Wednesday evening, some students said
they were still on campus and decided to organize communal cooking…
Corrected budget ready Friday
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker
Yakubu Dogara, have raised a joint committee that would finally resolve
grey areas in the N6.06 trillion 2016 Appropriation Bill.
The committee comprises members from the Senate and House of
Representatives was set up less than 24 hours after Saraki and Dogara
met with President Muhammadu Buhari, his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and
Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma.
Other officials present at the Tuesday night meeting were Saraki’s
deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Yusuf Lasun; Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio; House Leader,
Femi Gbajabiamila; and other leaders of the National Assembly.
Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, his Senior Special Assistant on
National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang and the Senior Special
Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives),
Samaila Kawu, also attended the meeting.
The joint committee, Daily Sun learnt, have only “24 hours
to fine-tune the grey areas in the Appropriation Bill that would be
forwarded to the president for assent next week.
“Already, we have given the president our word that the grey areas
would be addressed. We have set to work. In fact, our mandate is to work
round the clock and produce a clean copy by today,” said a source close
to the committee.
It was gathered that the two chambers of the National Assembly
decided to set up a small committee to quickly review the contents of
the budget, make necessary amendments in line with the decisions reached
at the various reconciliation meetings with the executive.
Ex-education minister, Iyabo Anisulowo, kidnapped
Former Education Minister and senator in the Fifth Senate, Iyabo Anisulowo was kidnapped today.
She was allegedly kidnapped, along Imasai Road, close to Ilaro, when she was returning from her farm.
Senator Anisulowo, an All Progressives Congress chieftain, is a
former minister of State for Education during late General Sani Abacha’s
She celebrated her 60th birthday last month.
Although the kidnappers were yet to make contact with her family,
Zonal Police/Public Relations Officer, Wale Lawal confirmed the
abduction to Daily Sun.
He assured that the zone was on top of the situation and according to
him, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Lagos
and Ogun, Bala Hassan has already deployed five teams, including
Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Anti-Crime Patrol
teams and Squadron Commander for MOPOL 16.
NLC, TUC propose N56,000 as new
Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly
proposed N56,000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government as against
the current minimum wage which is presently N18,000.
Ayuba Wabba, said this, while addressing press men, today in Abuja. He said the
new minimum wage was proposed to the Federal government yesterday on April
“I can say now authoritatively that as of yesterday (Tuesday) we made a formal
proposal to the Federal Government of N56,000 to be the new minimum wage. The
demand has been submitted officially to government and we hope that the
tripartite system to look at the review will actually be set up to look at it.
Our argument is that, yes, it is true that the economy is not doing well, but
the law stated that wages for workers must be review after every five years.
So, the issue must be looked into by the Federal Government and workers should
not be seen as sleeping on their rights,” he said.
OccupyNass: Nigerians continue to
demand Saraki’s resignation
OccupyNass protesters have continued their protest today April 27th. The
protest which was started yesterday is demanding for the resignation of Senate
President Bukola Saraki who has standing trial for alleged false declaration of
Immigration job scam: Judge withdraws from Abba
over Abba Moro’s case, Justice Anwuri Chikere of a Federal High Court in Abuja has
today, Wednesday withdrawn from the trial of a former Interior Minister, Abba
Moro and his co-accused.
Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned Moro along with a former Permanent
Secretary in the Interior Ministry, Mrs. Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia; a former
director in the ministry, Felix .O Alayebami, and a firm, Drexel Tech Nigeria
Kaduna refinery to begin
production of 2m litres of petrol today
begin 2 million liters of petroleum products today April 27th. The management
of the company said the refinery will get its supply of crude from Escravos,
Delta state and then begin refining immediately.
Arms deal scandal is $15bn and
not $2.1bn’ – EFCC
EFCC says contrary to reports, the arms deal scandal is $15 billion not
$2.1billion. According to reports from Daily Trust the EFCC official who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the $2.1 billion
that has been linked to former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, is just
one transaction out of the $15 billion arms deal fraud.
said, “The actual amount involved in the arms deal is $15 billion. The $2.1
billion was just one transaction out of it. Majority of the companies involved
in the arms deal are owned by serving military officers. They registered these
companies using the names of their cronies. Despite the fact that they returned
some money, we are still going to prosecute them,”
EFCC seize Diezani Alison-Madueke’s
wrist watch worth £600,000, diamond jewelry and houses
Nation newspapers report that EFCC confiscated houses and a very expensive
wrist watch worth £600, 000 as well as other gold and diamond jewelry from the
former minister who is being prosecuted at the Westminster Magistrate’s Court
in London for money laundering and bribery allegations, along with her
accomplice Jide Omokore
source revealed that, “We have seized many houses belonging to Diezani and
Omokore on Banana Island and other places. Also, a wristwatch of about
£1.4million was seized from Omokore’s wife. From the former minister, we have
retrieved a choice wrist watch worth £600,000 and jewelry in gold and diamond.
We will soon show Nigerians all these items for them to appreciate what we have
done and to learn some lessons.”
has prize tags attached to them.
Presidential Primaries: Trump Wins In five states, Clinton 4
Donald Trump has won presidential primaries in all five US states that voted, Tuesday,
while Hillary Clinton clinched four out of five state.
For the Democrats, Mrs Clinton was denied a clean sweep by
Bernie Sanders who one in one state.