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Lease on cattle market, revenues from quarries to be reviewed – Abia govt


The Abia State Government has said that the lease on the popular Lokpanta Cattle Market in Umunnochi LGA of the state will be reviewed by the new administration. This is even as the state government has disclosed that revenues accruing…

Governors back Tinubu on fuel subsidy removal


State governors on Wednesday expressed strong support for President Bola Tinubu’s decision to end fuel subsidy payments in the country. According to a statement on Wednesday by Abiodun Oladunjoye, the Director of Information to the…


Fintiri appoints chief of staff, SSG


Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has appointed Awwal Tukur as the new Secretary to the State Government, SSG. Fintiri, also on Wednesday, announced the appointment of Edgar Amos as his Chief of Staff. The information is contained…

Ikwerre LGA chairman bans motorcycles


The chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area, Rivers State, Samuel Nwanosike, has banned motorcycles from operating at night in the local government area. The chairman’s directive was contained in a statement by his press secretary, Chris…


Tinubu seeks European Union’s support to fight poverty, insecurity


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday called on the European Union to assist Nigeria and Africa in strengthening security and economic development to alleviate poverty in the continent. In a statement by the Director of Information to…


BREAKING: Tinubu, 36 states governors meet in Aso Rock


President Bola Tinubu is currently hosting members of the Nigerian Governors Forum at the Presidential Villa. The meeting also involves new personalities elected as governors in their various states, as well as the returning ones. The…

9th House: Gbajabiamila delivers final speech as Speaker


Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, is currently delivering his final speech as the Speaker of the House. Mr Gbajabiamila is delivering the speech at the ongoing valedictory session of the 9th House. Former…

Order DSS to allow Nnamdi Kanu access his doctor for ear surgery – Lawyer Ejimakor


Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday, urged President Bola Tinubu to order the Department of State Services, DSS, to allow the Biafra agitator access to…


Enugu APC crisis: Court upholds Ugo Agballah as chairman


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has affirmed Barr Ugochukwu Agballah as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Enugu State. The suit No: FHc/Abj/cv/57/2021 was filed by Group Capt. Orji Joseph Iloabanafor (rtd),…


NITDA clears air on alleged President Tinubu’s N50,000 grant scheme


The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has dismissed a viral grant scheme being circulated on social media as ‘President Bola Tinubu’s N50,000 Cash Grant’ to Nigerians. This was contained in a statement on Wednesday…

Nigeria’s economic growth too slow to tackle poverty – World Bank


The World Bank has said that Nigeria’s economic growth is too slow to address the challenge of extreme poverty in the country. The Washington-based bank gave the warning on Tuesday in its Global Development Prospect report for June 2023.…

FG spent N4.8trn as running cost on ‘unproductive’ refineries – Reps panel


The Federal Government spent over N4.8 trillion as operating cost for three refineries despite all them operating below 11 percent, an investigation by an ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives has disclosed. The committee,…


Senate Presidency: Akpabio faces tougher times as Senators-elect reportedly withdraw support


There are indications that some Senators-elect who were hitherto expressing support for Senator Godswill Akpabio for the Senate Presidency are reportedly making a retreat. The development, DAILY POST learnt, is connected with his…

NBS reviews Nigeria’s tax-to-GDP ratio to 10.86 per cent


Nigeria has announced an upward review of the country’s tax-to-Gross Domestic Product, GDP, ratio to 10.86 per cent. The upgrade represents 4.86 per cent points increase from 6.0 per cent earlier reported by the National Bureau of…

Subsidy removal: IPMAN moves for alternative energy source


The Independent Petroleum Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has endorsed the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as an alternative energy source to cushion the effect of subsidy removal. IPMAN National President, Elder Chinedu…

INEC releases final candidates’ list for Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi guber poll


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the final list of candidates for Nov. 11 governorship election in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi. Those listed for Bayelsa poll included Gov. Diri Duoye, PDP, Chief Sylva Timipre,…

Nasarawa United chairman, Danladi gets new appointment


Nasarawa United chairman, Isaac Danladi has been appointed permanent secretary in the state. The seasoned football administrator was appointed for his meritorious service to the state and an enduring commitment to the overall development…

Gov Mohammed approves recruitment of 1,684 workers


Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has approved the recruitment of 1,684 secondary school teachers, extension workers and staff of the state-owned Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare. This was disclosed to…


Nigeria Air: House of Reps urges Tinubu to stop further action


The House of Representatives has urged President Bola Tinubu to constitute a high level Presidential committee to undertake a holistic review of the processes of the Nigeria Air project. Rep. Nnolim Nnaji, the Chairman of the committee on…

Tinubu should direct Adamu to fast-track APC midterm convention – Lukman


The National Vice Chairman, North-west of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Salihu Lukman has called on President Bola Tinubu to direct the national Chairman of the party, Senator Abdulahi Adamu and the Secretary, Senator Iyiola…

Why I sponsored bill to alter federal constitution – Bassey


The Senator representing the Cross River State southern district, Gershom Bassey has given reasons he sponsored a bill to amend the federal constitution which has now passed third reading. He gave the explanation on Tuesday when he…


Unaccounted N2trn assets: Reps demand external audit of NNPCL


The House of Representatives has demanded an external audit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to uncover its unaccounted N2 trillion assets. The House’s Ad Hoc Committee on the company’s assets and liabilities disclosed…


Udensi, Edozie Njoku jubliate as court removes Ezeokenwa as APGA National Chairman


A Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court sitting in Bwari, Abuja, has sacked Barr Sly Ezeokenwa Jr. as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. In his judgement delivered on Tuesday, Justice Mohammed Madugu…

NLC rejects ruling of National Industrial Court against workers


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has rejected the ruling of the National Industrial Court, NIC, favouring the Federal Government against the interest of the masses and workers in the country. Mr Joe Ajaero, NLC President said this in a…

Edo govt increases minimum wage to N40,000


The Edo State Government has increased the minimum wage for workers in the state from N30,000 to N40,000. This was confirmed in a statement released on Tuesday by Governor Godwin Obaseki. Obaseki also announced the reduction of working…

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Wednesday morning


Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The House of Representatives has called for a forensic audit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to determine its assets and liabilities, as well as its…

Queue vanishes in Akwa Ibom as fuel sells at N550


Long queues of motorists have suddenly disappeared in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, following the hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, popularly known as fuel. The price goes between N520 to N550 per litre. A visit by DAILY POST…

Tuesday, Jun 6


Naira remains stable, exchanges at N464.67 to dollar


Naira remained stable on Tuesday, exchanging at N464.67 to the dollar at the Investors and Exporters’ window. The local currency did not change from its value on Monday, while the open indicative rate closed at N464.96 to the dollar on…

Alleged N1.35bn fraud: Appeal Court reserves ruling in Sule Lamido’s case


The Appeal Court on Tuesday reserved ruling in the appeal filed by the former governor of Jigawa , Sule Lamido, challenging the decision of the Federal High Court dismissing his no-case submission. Lamido, his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha,…

IFC support BUA to create jobs


Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, June 5, 2023 —IFC today made its largest-ever investment in northern Nigeria, providing a financing package alongside African and European partners to BUA Cement Plc to help the company part-finance and develop two…