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Buhari Cripples RMAFC Over New Revenue Formula

Nineteen months after the Federal Government announced the reappointment of Mr. Elias Mbam as Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, the name of the nominee is yet to be sent to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, investigation has shown. Although the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation had in July 2016 issued a statement announcing the reappointment of Mbam to head RMAFC, investigation showed that the nominee was yet to resume office because he had…

Who Presidential Documentary Epp?

On Christmas Day, I stumbled on an interview given by the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. Although it was a fairly lengthy interaction with the presenters of Sunrise Daily on Channels Television that morning, two things that the presidential spokesperson said amplify the fault with the President’s communication. Confronted with a front page report quoting the National Bureau of Statistics as estimating that eight million Nigerians had become unemployed between January…

Igbo And The Magical Year 2023

By some general and unexplainable consensus, the Igbo have begun to campaign for the presidency of Nigeria to be vouchsafed to them in 2023. In furtherance of this great scheme, many of their leading political lights suggest that support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term could help the cause. Those whose natural politics predispose them to oppose the president, perhaps on account of his seeming animosity to the Southeast, are already being pressured to drop their reservations against him. Both the Igbo…

Buhari Approves Committee On Minimum Wage

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved nominations into the committee that would review the minimum wage. Speaking with State House correspondents shortly after a meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, Ngige said the tripartite panel will constitute representatives of the Federal and state governments, as well as the private sector. The minister however did not disclose the membership of the yet-to-be inaugurated committee.…

NASS Summons Sirika Over Airport Concession

The National Assembly has directed the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika and other stakeholders in the industry to appear before it over the concession of four major airports in the country. Sirika is expected to appear before a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate on Wednesday to answer questions on the Federal Government’s plan to concession the Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt Airports. This was disclosed by Mr Olayinka Abioye, General Secretary, National Union of Air…