How 3 bandit groups behind abduction of over 130 Kaduna schoolchildren shared ransom money’ 

At least three groups of terrorists operating out of Zamfara State were engaged in the recent kidnapping of over 130 students in Kuriga, Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna State, according to two intelligence sources and a security specialist. Last Sunday, two weeks after their abduction, the students were released. The school authority had previously estimated … Read more

Kaduna’s debt: Crisis brews as APC suspends women leader for defending El-Rufai

The controversy surrounding Kaduna’s debt burden has taken a new turn, with the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, suspending its female leader, Maryam Mai-Rusau. The APC women’s leader was suspended for defending Kaduna’s former governor, Nasir El-Rufai, over the state’s massive debt. Governor Uba Sani criticized on Friday the high financial burden … Read more

US: New $20 minimum wage for fast food workers will begin Monday

Most fast food workers in California, United States, will be paid at least $20 per hour starting Monday, when a new law is set to go into effect, providing more financial security to a historically low-paying profession while threatening to raise prices in a state already known for its high cost of living. Democrats in … Read more

Naira climbs 21.8% against dollar, highest performance in 5 years

The Nigerian naira rose dramatically against the US dollar in March 2024, signaling a major shift in Nigeria’s exchange rate strategy. Official figures show that the Naira concluded the month at N1309/$1 on the final trading day, up from N1595.11/$1 at the end of February 2024. This 21.8% increase reflects the achievement of many FX … Read more

‘Civil servants to receive salaries before political appointees’ 

Civil servants and pensioners are in for a good time in Abia State, where Governor Alex Otti has instructed that their wages be paid before political office holders. This comes despite the governor lamenting that past administrations in the state owed retirees for so long before his administration cleared the backlog of unpaid pensions. Governor … Read more

Shehu Sani reacts to Kaduna’s debts, says I’m vindicated

Former Kaduna Central Senator Shehu Sani says he is now vindicated in his severe condemnation of the loans taken by the immediate prior administration in the state. News24 Nigeria reports that Sani, as a member of the Senate from 2015 to 2019, opposed the decision of then Governor Nasir El-Rufai to take several loans, leading … Read more

Airfares drop as foreign carriers launches low-priced tickets

Foreign airlines operating in Nigeria have begun to unblock their low-cost tickets on Nigerian routes as the Central Bank of Nigeria clears the about $7 billion backlog, which includes more than $700 million in unremitted ticket revenue. About two weeks ago, the CBN reported the completion of payment of $7 billion in legacy debt, which … Read more

El-Rufai’s son criticizes Governor Sani over Kaduna’s debts

A son of former Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has blasted his father’s successor, Uba Sani, for complaining about the loans he inherited from Mr El-Rufai. Governor Sani stated that his administration was struggling to pay workers’ salaries due to the repayment of the state’s massive debts. The governor stated that the administration inherited $587 … Read more

How El-Rufa’i left $587m, N85bn debts for us – Kaduna gov

Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani has stated that his administration inherited a massive debt burden of $587 million, N85 billion, and 115 contractual liabilities from the previous administration of Nasir El-Rufai. Sani remarked that due to the surge in the currency rate, the state is now repaying nearly three times what the previous administration borrowed. … Read more

Former Kwara deputy gov, Peter Kishira, passes away

Governor AbdulRazaq of Kwara has expressed sadness at the death of Elder Peter Kishira, the state’s former Deputy Governor. Rafiu Ajakaye, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, released this statement on Saturday in Ilorin. News24 Nigeria reports that Kisira died in the early hours of Saturday at the age of 74. The statement said that the … Read more