Developing
To mark this year’s World Humanitarian Day, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, hosted a press conference online during which she restated Nigeria’s commitment to ensuring a coordinated approach...
Stakeholders and Nigerians in general have been expecting the inauguration of the National Transport Commission (NTC) projected to transform the transportation industry, just as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have done to the telecommunications...
Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma has become notorious for raising alarms over the state of the country, whenever he attends important public functions. In Ibadan, last week, General Danjuma did not disappoint those who expected his earth-shaking pronouncements on the state of...
President Muhammadu Buhari’s unhidden nepotism reared its ugly head yet again this week. He replaced the executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, with Muhammad Nami on the day the former’s first tenure expired. The following day, Tuesday,...
Just when we thought all hope of finding honest Nigerians was lost, Mrs Josephine Ugwu emerged to clear all doubts. A former cleaner at the airports, Ugwu was the first of two employees of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria...

Probing NDDC

Following persistent outcries over alleged non-performance of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a forensic audit of the operations of the commission. The audit is expected to cover the operations of the...
Thanks to the tanker fires of last Wednesday, we now know that Onitsha, despite its huge population, lacks a functioning fire service station.  This means that the trillions of naira worth of goods in Onitsha markets are at the wind’s mercy....
Air Peace has been lifting Nigerians from South Africa back to their home country. At least 500 have returned, as the benevolent airline continues its philanthropic activity and the federal government also starts ferrying angry citizens back from the “rainbow...
*The New Nigerian editorial published 45 years ago It is commonplace to say that Nigeria is at the moment very lucky because of oil revenues. In a very real sense we have much more money...
Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise called Shi’ites, and his wife have been in detention since December 2015 after a confrontation between the Islamic group and Nigerian soldiers in Kaduna State, which led to the...

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