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For today, Friday, October 27, 2017:


Buhari apologises as security operatives deny lawmakers access to Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday apologised to members of the National Assembly who were denied access to the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Trouble began when the principal officers of the National Assembly who were scheduled to attend a dinner at the Presidential Banquet Hall on the invitation of President Buhari were denied access to the venue by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) mounting the pilot gate leading to the villa.

Stop linking me with Maina’s reinstatement, says Jonathan

The immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan has described as “absurd” attempt by the current administration to link him with the scandalous return of Abdulrasheed Maina to the country and also his reinstatement into a senior position in the public service.

Police abort meeting of Niger Delta leaders

There was outrage at the police stopping of a meeting of the general assembly of Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday.



Wanted Maina’s governorship campaign posters flood Abuja, Kaduna

Wanted ex-Chairman of Presidential Task Force on Pensions reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, may have gone underground but his political campaign posters for the office of the governor of Borno State in 2019 have already flooded parts of Abuja, the federal capital territory and Kaduna metropolis.

2015 poll: Why I conceded defeat – Jonathan

Nigeria has to grow the credibility of its democracy to a stage where it would no longer wait for court judgment to conclude elections, former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said.

I didn’t take any vehicle from IGP — Aisha Buhari

Mrs. Buhari’s reaction came as Force headquarters in Abuja also dismissed allegations by the senator that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, purchased two Prado SUVs for the personal use of the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, based on her request and also described as falsehood, claims by Misau that the IGP doctored his retirement age.



Saraki, Dogara, others turn back from Villa, Buhari apologises

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were among principal officers of the two chambers of the National Assembly who turned back from the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday night.

I released cars for Aisha Buhari’s security, IG replies Misau

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said on Thursday that he released two cars for the security of the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, and not for her personal use as alleged by the lawmaker representing the Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Isa Misau.

INTERPOL, court issue fresh warrants for Maina’s arrest

The Presidency on Thursday said an Abuja Magistrate’s  Court as well as the international police popularly called the INTERPOL had issued fresh warrants for the arrest of the embattled former Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina.



Buhari Apologises to Lawmakers over Row at Aso Rock Gate

President Muhammadu Buhari has tendered an apology to members of the National Assembly over a row with security personnel earlier Thursday.

Malabu Oil Deal: Finally, FG Recovers $85m from UK

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, Thursday said Nigeria had recovered $85 million from the Malabu Restrained Funds in the United Kingdom.

FG Approves $1.1bn PPA for Qua Iboe Power Project

Nigeria’s power generation capacity is expected to rise by additional 540 megawatts (MW) in 2021 following the decision of the federal government to finally approve the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) negotiated by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) with new investors for the Qua Iboe Power Plant to be located in Akwa Ibom State.



Budget 2018 risks delay despite FEC approval

The Presidency has just Tuesday next week to be able to fulfil its promise of getting the 2018 budget to the National Assembly in October.

Blackstone-backed Black Rhino, Dangote Industries advance on $1.1bn plant

Black Rhino, a portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners and Dangote Industries, has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader (NBET) for the Qua Iboe Power Plant (QIPP), a 540 megawatts gas-fired power plant, which will be located in Akwa Ibom State.

Rising finance, construction costs hit high end Real Estate

Though Nigeria is said to have exited its 13-month economic recession following a 0.55 percent growth in GDP after five consecutive quarters of negative growth, the impact of that recession is still much pronounced in the various segments of the Real Estate market.

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