Foreign and indigenous players in the nation’s oil industry are upbeat that the recent election of General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) as Nigeria’s new head of state effective May 29 will translate to a more boisterous activities in the oil sector.
AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka
Two family members in Nnaku, a section of Nnokwa in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State have been reported dead during a quarrel over a landed property belonging to one of them.
UGO ALARIBE, Aba
Candidates of various political parties vying for state Assembly seats in Aba zone of Abia state have shunned a debate organized to help them sell their programmes to the electorate.
KELVIN EGERUE (DEPUTY EDITOR BUSINESS)
Authorities of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have warned against what they described as dollarization of Nigeria’s economy saying that the naira remains the official currency for transaction of businesses in the country.
JONAS EZIEKE, Abuja
THE office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Wednesday, confirmed the full restoration of the security details of the number four citizen, Aminu Tambuwal.
Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has urged people of the state to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in this month’s Presidential election.
He also appealed to them to cast their votes for the candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) during the polls.
Obiano made the appeal during the just concluded crusade of The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries held at new Oba Airport in Idemili Council of the state.
The event was entitled, ‘God’s time to take over.’
According to a release made available to Daily Champion, the governor also charged the people to pray for free and fair general elections.
He said, “I will use this opportunity to remind you that you need to put our nation, all the leaders, including myself and wife in your daily prayers. I want you to pray that this coming election will be free and fair, and there will be no shedding of blood.”
Continuing he said, “With the permission of the overseer and with due respect to the church hierarchies that are present, I plead with you in the general elections to vote for the President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan”
THE recent position of the Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson to sell off the near-moribund Nigeria Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) is not being taken lightly the federal agency as it now in fire-brigade efforts to retain relevance.
The first move according to indications is the recent signing of a deal with the Nigerian Post Office (NIPOST), One Network and First Bank of Nigeria to launch projects aimed at promoting financial inclusion in the country.