Foreign loans and sovereign immunity…

Jide Osuntokun   THERE has been a lot of brouhaha over some recent loans from China for projects in Nigeria and the inclusion of a clause in the loan agreement saying in case of default on payment, Nigeria will not be able to assert sovereign protection against whatever assets China may decide to seize in…

Foreign loans and sovereign immunity…

Jide Osuntokun   THERE has been a lot of brouhaha over some recent loans from China for projects in Nigeria and the inclusion of a clause in the loan agreement saying in case of default on payment, Nigeria will not be able to assert sovereign protection against whatever assets China may decide to seize in…

Of reign of gangsters and fraudsters…

Jide Oluwajuyitan   I WAS at a shopping mall with my daughter on July 29 when a young lady approached us. She said she was doing a marketing survey for Lever Brothers. As evidence she gave two Lever Brothers products to my daughter. She said she needed our names and telephone numbers for the survey….

Federal Government, governors: we must invest more in youths…

Frank Ikpefan, Abuja; Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt; Adamu Suleiman, Sokoto; Nwanosike Onu, Awka and Emma Elekwa, Onitsha   THE Federal Government and governors on Wednesday said there is the need to invest more in youths and make them central to policy-making and governance. There was a torrent of messages as the world marked the International…

Osinbajo demands apology, retraction of N10b TSA fraud claim…

By Robert Egbe Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday demanded an apology and immediate retraction of an article, titled: “Ex-APC spokesman asks Buhari to probe Osinbajo, AuGF over alleged N10b withdrawal from TSA.” The article, allegedly written by a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, appeared in last Sunday’s…

Boko Haram: Where are Nigeria’s allies?…

SIR: What is wrong with Nigeria’s strategy on the war against insurgency? Some say there is a collective betrayal by the political elites against Nigeria. Others have said there is brisk business going on; no-thanks to the war and beneficiaries do not want the war to end. Many of these beneficiaries have turned quislings passing…

Atiku launches online TV…

By Fanen Ihyongo, Kano Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has launched an online television station that will propagate his social and political activities. The launch took place at the Five Star Bristol Palace Hotel, Kano, where a video clip showed the former Vice-President speaking on his vision and aspiration. Atiku was represented at the event by…

10 things you probably didn’t know about Walter Carrington…

By Alao Abiodun Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, needs no introduction. The seasoned diplomat died at 90 on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020. Though he was a patriotic American, he was an African at heart. He loved Nigeria with passion. Many described him as a fearless diplomat because of the major roles he…

DSS releases Mailaifiya affter six-hour grill…

By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos. Former Deputy Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Obadiah Mailafia has regained freedom after six- hour grill by Department of State Security (DSS) Jos office. Mailafiya, on Wednesday, honoured the invitation of the Service after he alleged a northern governor is commander of Boko Haram sect. Mailafiya arrived the Jos, Plateau…

Buhari mourns Walter Carrington…

By Bolaji Ogundele Abuja President Muhmmadu Buhari has mourned former United States Ambassador, Walter Carrington. The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, described Carrington a “longtime friend of Nigeria and an astute and courageous diplomat.” In a tribute on Wednesday evening, Buhari praised the late…

APC to Obaseki, Wike: emulate Buhari on free, fair polls…

By Jide Orintunsin, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reaffirmed its commitment to the principle of free and fair electoral process. It said under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari, it has deepened democracy and improved the electioneering system. Apparently referring to President Buhari’s declaration during a meeting with governors from the Northeast that…

UPDATED: FEC approves N8.49bn for COVID-19 testing items…

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja   The Federal Executive Council FEC has approved the sum of N8.49 billion for the purchase of 12 assorted items for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The memo for the procurement was presented by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on behalf of…