• 2016 Budget: Assessment Of Capacity Of Senate, Reps To Track Implementation

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    To get in line with what obtains in sophisticated governments elsewhere, the National Assembly since the year 2000, has struggled to follow yearly budgets up through “oversight” and through their budget office, but the efforts though patriotic and in kilter with what every parliament is obliged to do, has been substantially ineffectual so far. TORDUE…

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    Vandals Blowing Up Pipelines Are Wicked, Evil – IPMAN

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    President of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Chief Obasi Lawson yesterday described militants in the Niger Delta blowing up crude oil pipelines as wicked and evil. The IPMAN president who spoke at a press briefing in Abuja, warned the Niger Delta terrorists to come to the dialogue table or risk military action to…

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    Northern Tribes On The Verge Of Extinction

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    In this report, TORDUE SALEM writes on some of the tribes that are notable but on the verge of extinction, and observed that special attention by scholars and government alike should be channelled to resuscitate the Abakwa The Abakwa tribe is on the fringes of three local governments in Benue State, namely Buruku, Katsina Ala…

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    IBB Remains A Force In Nigerian Politics – Saraki

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    Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki yesterday described former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, as one of the issues that continue to define the Nigerian polity, even at the age of 75 and 23 years after he left office. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki…

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    Saraki Congratulates NGE President, Funke Egbemode

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    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday, congratulated Mrs. Funke Egbemode on her official confirmation as the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), during the guild’s 12th annual conference in Port Harcourt last week. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, noted that Egbemode, who…

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    Saraki’s Wife Launches 10 Breastfeeding Centres

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    Mrs Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President and President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), an NGO dedicated to reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in Nigeria, has launched 10 breastfeeding initiative steps for both mothers and healthcare givers as part of the activities lined up to mark the World  Breastfeeding Week. A statement…

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    FG To Begin Paddock Devt For Cattle Next Month

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    The minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said his ministry will begin the paddock development (growing of special grasses for cattle) in August. Ogbeh, who made the disclosure at an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, said that the ministry has started bringing the special seeds of grass (fodder seeds)…

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