News - President Muhammadu Buhari

FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

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The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 1, as public holiday to commemorate the 2017 Workers’ Day celebration. The Minister of  Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) announced this in a statement on Friday by the Director, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido. The minister urged workers...

Makarfi Urges Buhari To Hand Over To Osinbajo

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Politics 

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over power to Vice President Yemi Osibanjo pending his full recovery from his undisclosed illness. The chairman of the caretaker committee of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, made the call on Thursday, April 27, in an interview with the...

Buhari Did Not Suspend Lawal, Oke Because Of Their Faith – MURIC

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Politics 

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has fired back at the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, over its claim that the recent suspension of the embattled Secretary to the Federal Government, SGF, David Babachir Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) was because of their faith. The umbrella...

We Are Not Worried Over Buhari’s Health Yet – APC Governors

2 days ago /
Politics 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors forum yesterday maintained that there was nothing awkward on the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting. Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai who spoke on behalf of the twenty-four-member governors’ forum noted: “We are not worried about the development. It...

Buhari To Work From Home Today

2 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has notified his cabinet members that he will be working from home today. This was disclosed after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, which the President did not attend. The Information Minister,  Lai Mohammed said, “The President sent a word that he wanted to rest today...

Presidential Panel Commences Investigation Without Fear, Favour

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Presidential Committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe allegations against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Ayo Oke has commenced its work in earnest. The three-man panel which is expected to submit its report...

Presidency Begins Search For New SGF

5 days ago /
Nation 

Barely five days after the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, the Presidency is shopping for his replacement. According to report, two ministers, two senators, and four others are top on the list of those being considered. There were indications that the presidency may have...

Aviation Minister Names Airport Concession As Next Big Thing

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Nation 

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has identified the concession of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport and three others, as the next big project, after the successful rehabilitation work on the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Senator Sirika disclosed this to reporters during the induction...

 

NCC, FIRS Get Joint Revenue Quality Assurance Committee For Telecoms

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Nation 

In order to improve the level of efficiency in tax management and revenue generation through deployment of technology, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) recently set up a Revenue Quality Assurance Committee for the telecommunications sector. This was the highpoint of the discussions between Executive...

Osinbajo Panel Summons Emefiele, NIA, NNPC, NAPIMS, PINE Contractors

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Nation 

The presidential investigative panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the suspension of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir Lawal, and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, has invited governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.   He will answer...

President Buhari Shocked, Saddened By Death Of Football Fans

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the tragic event that took the lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, on Thursday night. In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, the President commiserated with the...

Nigeria To Host World Tourism Conference

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Nation 

Nigeria has won the right to host the United Nation World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference in 2018. This is an indication of the confidence of the global community has in Nigeria. Nigeria, on Wednesday, won the right to host the conference at the 61st meeting of African Ministers in charge of Tourism...

IMF endorses Nigeria’s Economic Recovery Plan

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Business and Economy  

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) wednesday endorsed the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020, launched recently by the federal government applauding it as “how fiscal policy should be thought in developing countries.” The Fund’s Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, Mr. Vitor Gaspar, conveyed its position on the plan while responding to a...

President Buhari Appoints New Management For NEXIM Bank

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Abubakar Abba Bello as the new Managing Director of the Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM). The appointment was contained in a statement signed on Thursday by the Director of Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi. The President also...

Buhari Makes New Appointments For FAAN, NCAA, NAMA, Rural Electrification Agency

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Engr. Saleh Dunoma as the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The President also confirmed the appointments of Captain Mukhtar Usman as the Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Captain Fola C. Akinkotu as the Managing...

Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War A Mere Noise – Lamido

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Nation 

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has described the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war as a ‘noise.’ Lamido, a former minister of Foreign Affairs, while speaking with the BBC Hausa Service yesterday, claimed that President Buhari could not be passed as a saint because he was “equally corrupt when...

Updated: Buhari Suspends SGF, NIA DG

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr David Babachir Lawal. President Buhari has also ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the SGF in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the...

President Buhari Suspends NIA, SGF Chief

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the director-general of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador  Ayo Oke and the Secretary to the Federal Government, Engineer Babachir David Lawal. Both men have been mired in some controversies. The President has ordered full scale investigations into their cases. Ayo Oke was linked recently with the shocking discovery of...

President Buhari Commends Re-opening Of Abuja Airport

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commended the re-opening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, 24 hours ahead of the deadline. In a statement issued by his spokesman, the President lauded the efforts of the contractor, security agencies, Kaduna State Government, as well as the Ministries of Transport, Power, Works and...

President Buhari Appoints Chief Executives For 23 Agencies

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Chief Executives for 23 Federal Government agencies. Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, the Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation stated this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He said the Chief Executives are: Mrs Julie Okah-Donli,...


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