Month: December 2017

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, has vowed that Nigerians will not go into 2018 with the scarcity of petroleum products. Baru, who disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday, reiterated NNPC’s position to ensure the pump price of fuel was maintained at the current […]

President Muhammadu Buhari in one fell swoop on Friday appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals, redeeming a part of the pledge he made 31 October at the National Executive Committee meeting of his All Progressives Congress. More appointments are on the way, said Mr. Boss Mustapha, secretary to […]

A major shake-up in the military has seen the redeployment of the Director of Defence Information, Defence Headquarters, Maj-Gen. John Enenche, and 398 other senior army officers. A statement from the Director of Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, said the postings and redeployments of the affected officers represented the 2017 Fourth Quarter Postings. […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for “pragmatic cooperation” in his New Year wishes to US President Donald Trump, the Kremlin said on Saturday. In a statement of the Russian president’s New Year wishes to world leaders, the Kremlin said Putin told Trump that “a constructive Russian-American dialogue is especially needed to strengthen strategic stability in […]

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has directed the military to help fight the spread of cholera, which killed 41 people in the nation’s capital and made more than 1,500 others sick since late September. The outbreak began on Sept. 28 but appeared to die down by Oct. 20, with fewer than five patients reported weekly until […]

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