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National Assembly Members to Buy N50m Abuja Flats



Nigerian lawmakers are currently pushing for an accommodation provision that will ease the financial burden in securing houses for themselves. Members of the National Assembly are currently subscribing to a mortgage facility that will make each lawmaker cough out N2.5m every month, SUNDAY PUNCH has reliably learnt. It was gathered ...

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Calabar agog as Acting President Osinbajo visits


Calabar, the Cross River State Capital was agog on Thursday as residents comprising women, men and children thronged the streets to give acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN a fitting welcome. Our correspondent who was on the entourage of the Acting President reports that from the Margret Ekpo International Airport through ...

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Economic Recession Looms in South Africa


South Africa has been hit with high unemployment rate as the analysts have insisted that the country might soon enter recession. South Africa’s economy may be headed towards technical recession as growth rate has shrunk and unemployment has hit levels not seen in 14 years. According to a report by ...

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Goodluck Jonathan to Run for Presidency in 2019? Read Fresh Report


Strong rumours have it that Bayelsa political juggernaut, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan might be jeering up for a rematch with President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election. Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are reportedly mounting pressure on ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to shelve his alleged ambition to ...

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South Africa’s Zuma survives renewed calls to resign


South African ruling party African National Congress (ANC) president and State President Jacob Zuma (C), South African parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete (L) and ANC Treasury General Zweli Mkhize (R), look on during ANC’s ordinary National Executive Committee meeting on May 27, 2017 in Pretoria. / AFP PHOTO / Phill Magakoe ...

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Stolen, diverted public funds must be accounted for – FG


Acting President Yemi said public resources that were looted in the past few years in the country would be accounted for by those involved. Osinbajo stated this on Monday in a nationwide broadcast to mark the second anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. He said that accounting for the funds ...

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Disharmony at G7 as Trump plays his own tune


U.S. President Donald Trump talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi (2-L) at the G7 Summit expanded session, on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. JONATHAN ERNST / POOL / AFP G7 nations risked unprecedented deadlock on Saturday as US President Donald Trump resisted ...

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G7 to acknowledge climate deadlock with US


Front row, L-R: Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Guinea’s President Alpha Conde, US President Donald Trump, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi pose for a family photo with other participants of the ...

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Ekiti 2018: I will contest to complete my tenure – Fayose


Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has declared that he would contest the 2018 gubernatorial election ‎so that he could serve his term which was truncated through an orchestrated illegal impeachment in 2006. It would be recalled that the Supreme Court in 2014 nullified the impeachment saga that ousted Fayose ...

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N125b budget for National Assembly is not too much – Saraki


Senate President Bukola Saraki has insisted that the N125billion set aside for the National Assembly is totally insignificant when compared to the entire Budget for the year. Saraki, in an interview with Channels TV, said the lawmakers had taken the most difficult decision by opening the budget of the National ...

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Anti-Corruption War is a ‘5mins Sensationalism’ – Saraki Faults Buhari’s Fight Against Corruption


The President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Monday, tagged President Muhamadu Buhari’s current anti-corruption war as ‘five minutes sensationalism’. Saraki, Dogara, Patience Jonathan, Ngige, Ekweremadu, others at Dino Melaye’s book launch While speaking at the ‎launch of a book written by Senator, Dino Melaye titled; “Antidotes for Corruption: ...

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PDP Southeast to Oyegun: Deliver South-South to APC if you’re strong


National Chairman, All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun (5th left); National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi (3rd right); Country Director, International Republican Institute (IRI), Mr Sentell Barnes (2nd right); Chairman, Lagos State Publicity Secretary Mr Joe Igbokwe ( 4th, left), and other participants during a Communication Workshop for party’s State Publicity ...

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Mugabe not asleep but resting his eyes, says spokesman


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, is not asleep when he closes his eyes for long periods in public events but is resting his eyes from bright lights, his spokesman said Thursday. Mugabe has regularly had his eyes closed at recent appearances, including when he appeared on a discussion panel at ...

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