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Buhari seeks Senate’s approval of $6.93b borrowing plan

Buhari seeks Senate’s approval of $6.93b borrowing plan

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday requested the Senate to urgently consider and approve Federal Government’s 2016-2018 External Borrowing Rolling Plan of $6.93 billion. The rolling plan, according to Buhari, is to enable the government commence the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the North-East, provide for the poor and tackle rail projects across the country. The President

Sen. Goje: IGP gets ultimatum to return National Assembly documents

The House of Representatives has given the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, 24 hours to return all documents relating to the 2017 Appropriation Bill taken away from Senator Danjuma Goje’s residence. The House gave the order in reaction to the allegation that the documents were carted away when police raided Goje’s residence. The legislative order

CBN auctions $185.86m in Retail SMIS

Following Tuesday’s assurances by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, that the CBN will continue to intervene in the foreign exchange market, the apex Bank on Wednesday auctioned $185.86 million at the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales. The Bank’s Acting Director in charge of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, while confirming the

BREAKING: I ‘ll continue to respect Oba Akiolu, says Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said he will not stop according Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, respect despite snubbing him at a social function on Tuesday. The foremost traditional ruler in Yorubaland said he was not perturbed by Akiolu’s action. He said he is committed to ensuring unity among traditional rulers

Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Al-Sudais Hosts Nigerian Lawmaker, Hon Danlami Muhammad Kurfi

Leading Imam of the grand mosque in the Islamic city of Mecca, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais reportedly hosted Hon Danlami Muhammad Kurfi in his private office, while the parliamentarian was observing lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia. Hon Kurfi is a member House of Representatives representing Dutsin-ma/Kurfi Federal constituency of Katsina State. While narrating his experience

Ex-minister Borishade is dead

Prof Babalola Borishade, 71, former Nigerian minister of education is dead. He  died in London on Wednesday after a brief illness. He was initially rushed to Reddington Hospital in Lagos, last week from where he was taken to London. The cause of death was lung and heart –related. Borishade was born in Usi- Ekiti on March

Buhari’s govt harassing my family, says Jonathan

…Ex-president criticises anti-graft war  …‘Mua’zu, Jega disappointed me’ former President Goodluck Jonathan believes that his family is being hounded by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. He said he lost the 2015 election because he was betrayed by the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Muazu and some Northern leaders in