Economic hardship: ‘Fuel subsidy removal achieved nothing but untold hardship’ – NANS tells Tinubu

NANS tells Tinubu

…Says Nigerians are suffering The National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS), has lamented that the President Tinubu administration has done nothing to alleviate the nation’s petroleum problem, but instead made it worse. The student body stated that rather than increasing fuel availability, the subsidy removal has caused scarcity and immense sufferings for Nigerians. Recall tgat there had been earlier reports on the hike in petrol pump price in Ogun, Lagos States, including Abuja and other parts of the country. It was gathered that while major marketers sold petrol below N650,…

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Tinubu renames National Theatre Lagos after Wole Soyinka

x650 Soyinka

President Bola Tinubu, yesterday, renamed National Theatre, Lagos, as ‘Wole Soyinka Centre for Culture and the Creative Arts’, ahead of his 90th birthday on July 13. In a statement issued yesterday, Tinubu said, “I am pleased to join admirers around the world in celebrating the 90th birthday of Nigeria’s iconic son and the world-renowned Professor Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde, famously known as Wole Soyinka”. “Tomorrow, (today) the 13th July, will be the climax of the series of local and international activities held in his honour. To underscore the global relevance of…

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Tinubu fires Buhari’s in-law, MD of Nigeria’s Security Printing company, 4 others

Tinubu fires NSPMC MD

President Bola Tinubu yesterday ordered the immediate removal of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc, (NSPM), better known as The MINT, Ahmed Halilu, along with four other high-ranking executives of the company. Ahmed Halilu, who is a brother to former First Lady A’isha Buhari, was appointed by former President Muhammadu Buhari in September 2022. The other dismissed officials include Ado Danjuma, Executive Director of Corporate Services; Chris Orewa, Executive Director of Operations at the Lagos Factory; Tunji Kazeem, Executive Director of Security Documents, and Victoria…

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“Mass protest looms if food prices keep rising” ⁠- Ex-Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Ex Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Former Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has warned that widespread protests will occur if the legislative, Executive, and judicial branches do not collaborate to lower food prices and electricity tariffs. Lawan made this statement during a debate on a Motion introduced by Senator Sunday Karimi, (Kogi-West). Karimi’s Motion addressed the issue of ‘food insecurity’. Lawan emphasised that Nigerians should not be underestimated amid the increasing economic challenges. According to report , he said, “If we don’t take urgent actions on increased food prices and electricity tariffs, we will not like the…

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2027: “Nobody is too big to be voted out”, el-Rufa’i’s son sends cryptic warning to Tinubu

El Rufa'i’s son to Tinubu

…Says “IMF, World Bank won’t save him Bashir el-Rufa’i, a son to the immediate past governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufa’i has claimed that no institution, locally or internationally, can stop the incumbent government from “being voted out of office” making an allusion to President Bola Tinubu. Bashir, who mentioned this in a series of tweets yesterday, maintained that even if the President had the backing of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, the people of the country would vote against him after the expiration of his…

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Food scarcity: “Nigerians losing their patience” –  Senate warns Tinubu

Senate warns

The 10th Senate yesterday, urged the Federal Government to address the impending food crisis in the country and promptly inform Nigerians about the measures taken. The resolution of the Red Chamber followed a Motion, titled: “Urgent Need to Address Food Insecurity and Market Exploitation of Consumables in Nigeria”, sponsored by Senator Sunday Karimi (representing Kogi-West) and co-sponsored by Senator Ali Ndume, (representing Borno-South) and Chief Whip of the Senate. The Senate noted that over the past few months, prices of goods and household consumables have seen a significant rise in…

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Tinubu re-elected as ECOWAS Chairman

Tinubu ECOWAS

President Bola Tinubu has been re-elected as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS). He was re-elected at the 65th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of States and Government at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Tinubu, who accepted his re-election, appointed the President of Senegal to join in the mediation with Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad. Meanwhile, the President called on Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS to work towards the establishment and sustenance of a regional standby force for the security and economic…

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24m Nigerians to benefit from FG’s human capital development programme

President Tinubu's palliatives

The Presidency has announced that 24 million Nigerians are set to benefit from the Federal Government’s Human Capital Development (HCD) initiative, which aims to improve education, healthcare, and skills training across the nation. Recall that in 2018, the National Economic Council (NEC) launched the National Human Capital Development Programme to tackle poverty and promote sustainable economic growth, emphasising the importance of HCD. This initiative aims to expedite targeted investments in people, fostering equitable economic growth across Nigeria. At the strategy validation stakeholders engagement workshop, held in Abuja yesterday, the Deputy…

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Hardship: “Nigeria needs solutions, not comparisons” – Peter Obi tackles Tinubu

Obi Tinubu

Former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP), Peter Obi, has criticised President Bola Tinubu’s recent comment downplaying Nigeria’s struggles by comparing them to other countries. Recall that while receiving a delegation from the National Assembly who came to felicitate with him on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir, President Tinubu had on Monday said Nigeria is not the only nation in the world grappling with poverty. The President who spoke in Lagos said, “Yes, there is poverty; there is suffering in the land. We are not the only people facing such,…

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“Be mindful of Kano politics, it’ll destroy your Presidency” — Buba Galadima tells Tinubu

Buba Galadima

…Says anybody supporting State Police, Regional Govt. is an enemy of Nigeria’ A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Buba Galadima, has urged President Bola Tinubu to be mindful of Kano State politics. Galadima, who stated this in an interview on a television programme on Monday, said, “The Federal Government and President Bola Tinubu need to be cautious with Kano politics. It will destroy his presidency.” The NNPP chieftain berated federal support for one group over another in Kano’s politics, saying that chieftaincy titles should not be influenced…

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