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Jonathan: Confab Resolutions Can End Southern Kaduna, Other Ethno-Religious Crises

Sylvester Idowu in Warri THISDAY NEWSPAPERS Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that implementation of the resolutions contained in 2014 National Conference report could prevent ethnic and religious tensions in the country such as the recent Southern Kaduna ethno-religious crisis that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of persons in the area. Jonathan made the remark during a presentation to the House Sub-Committee on Africa of the U.S. Congress, when he met with the committee on the challenges faced by Christians in Nigeria and the Niger Delta Issue. This is just as the Nigeria Police Force stated yesterday that it has arrested 17 suspects involved in the recent killings in Kafanchan in Kaduna State. The former president, who was invited by the congressional sub-committee and...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013

A Niger Deltan laments

ON MARCH 13, 2020 2:57 AM Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/03/a-niger-deltan-laments/ By Donu Kogbara LAST week, I mentioned the numerous challenges faced by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, an intervention agency that has never served its constituents adequately and is famed for mismanaging the vast sums of money it has at its disposal. Abiye Amakiri, a lawyer from Rivers State and former aide to Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, when he was our Governor, chanced upon my comments and sent me the following message: Dear Madam, When I read your NDDC piece, I could see your trademark straight talk in the entirety of the article. Though brief, the article exuded your usual unedited and unalloyed candour, which I experienced at close quarters during your...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020

Nigeria ‘Cited Most Dangerous Place for Christians in the World’, Says US Congress

Impunity of those responsible for killings seems widespread… By Yemi Adebowale published by THISDAY NEWSPAPERS The United States House of Representatives says Nigeria has been cited as the most dangerous place for Christians in the world and that impunity for those responsible for the killing of Christians in the country “seems to be widespread.” The Chairman of its Sub-committee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights and International Organisation, Christopher Smith, stated this in a letter inviting former President Goodluck Jonathan to make a presentation to the Sub-Committee on the challenges faced by Christians in Nigeria and the Niger Delta issue. Although, the event held on the 1st and 2nd February, the actual content of the letter is only just revealed with its labelling of...
Posted On 02 Feb 2020

Ibe Kachukwu: FG plans gas filling plants in all LGAs

Published 1 year ago on April 13, 2019 By Valentine Chinyem The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, said on Thursday that the Federal Government was working assiduously to ensure installation of gas filling plants in each of the 774 Local Government Areas in the country. Kachikwu disclosed this in his keynote address at the commissioning of the Nigerian Army Welfare Limited Guaranty Gas plant at Mambilla Barracks, Abuja. He said: “We are working with the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) companies producing cylinders, with very strong presidentially backed incentives to enable them to produce LPG cylinders in this country. “About four of them are getting facilities from the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) from the more than 200 million...
Posted On 13 Apr 2019

Remove Fuel Subsidy, IMF Advises Nigeria Government

Published 1 year ago on April 13, 2019 By Valentine Chinyem Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the Nigeria government to remove fuel subsidy and channel the money to the provision of social amenities for the country. Speaking during a press conference at the ongoing joint annual spring meetings with the World Bank in Washington DC, Lagarde stated that with the low revenue the country is generating, removing fuel subsidy is the best option, as it would enable it save enough funds to provide the necessary social needs of the people. She said, “I will give you the general principle. For various reasons and as a general principle, we believe that removing fossil fuel subsidies is the right way to go. If you look at our numbers from 2015,...
Posted On 13 Apr 2019