ABUJA–Following mounting opposition to the planned removal of fuel subsidy, the Federal Government declared yesterday that the plan is not yet a done deal as talks with various stakeholders were ongoing, even as it stated that no date has been fixed for take-off of the removal of the subsidy. The government has also set up a [...]
Archive for October 26th, 2011
President Goodluck Jonathan has urged tertiary institutions in the country to improve on the nation’s human capital development. He said the quality of the human resources of any nation determined its level and pace of development. Jonathan, who was represented by the Minister of Youth Development, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, during the 27th convocation of the [...]
World Bank cautions FG on oil subsidy removal •Slams Nigeria over low MDGs record •FG raises advisory panel
THE World Bank has admonished the Federal Government to handle the issue of oil subsidy removal with caution. The bank, on Tuesday, said if the issue was not handled properly, it might cause a series of crises that would hamper the country’s economy. Speaking during an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja, the newly appointed [...]
ABUJA — Trial of the former Governor of Lagos State and leader of the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will commence before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja today. The ex-governor, who was previously docked at the tribunal on September 21 on allegation that he operated 10 foreign [...]
NIGERIA has challenged the international community to decisively confront the problems of illicit, small and light weapons. The country said that it spent more than $10 billion in the last two decades to stem the tide of recurrent conflicts caused by the circulation of such weapons in West Africa.