News - President Muhammadu Buhari

Maina Was Not Dismissed From Civil Service – Lawyer

5 hours ago /
Nation 

A lawyer for the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, Mr Muhammad Sani Katu, on Thursday stated that his client was not dismissed from the civil service. He made this known while responding to an inquiry, as the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee set up...

Nigeria Now Investor Friendly, Dogara Tells Italian Business Community

7 hours ago /
Nation 

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has urged Italian business community to take advantage of the ongoing reforms by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to invest in Nigeria. Dogara spoke when he met with leaders of Nigerian community in Italy and some Italian business owners in Rome, at a meeting organised...

Buhari Sends Military After Bandits In Zamfara

9 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State. President Buhari gave the order on Wednesday in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local...

Buhari Inaugurates Committee To Audit Recovered Loot

9 hours ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, November 22, inaugurated an audit committee. The committee is expected to audit assets and loots recovered by government agencies and to submit their report in four weeks from now. Members of the committee are Mr Olufemi Lijadu, Mrs Gloria Chinyere Bibigha, and Mr Mohammed Nami. The committee...

DSS-EFCC Standoff: Nobody Is Above The Law, Says Magu

10 hours ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has reacted to the face-off between operatives of the EFCC and those of the State Security Services (SSS) and National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Magu in his reaction on Wednesday, in Abuja, says there is no going back on the plan to...

2019 Elections: The Buhari I Know Will Want A Normal Process – Tinubu

10 hours ago /
Nation 

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not support any form of imposition of candidates within the party. Tinubu said this on Wednesday during an interview with reporters in Akure, the Ondo State capital. He was reacting to the controversies that have accompanied...

Stop DSS, NIA From Obstructing Justice, SERAP Tells Buhari

10 hours ago /
Nation 

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the standoff between the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the State Security Service (SSS), and National Intelligence Agency, (NIA) on Tuesday. The group described the clash as counter-productive to the fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. SERAP...

Federal Govt Presents Revised MTEF/FSP To Senate

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has presented a revised 2018 to 2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) to the Senate for consideration. The government specifically adjusted the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate from 4.5 percent to 3.5 percent. Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, made...

Senate Probes Alleged EFCC, DSS, NIA Feud

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday announced that it would probe alleged feud between Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Department of State Services and National Intelligence Agency over operational issues. The face-off was said to have stemmed from EFCC’s attempted arrest of former directors-general of DSS, Ita Ekpenyong, and NIA, Ayodele Oke. The Senate...

Fulani Youths Protest Anti-Grazing Law In Benue, Taraba

2 days ago /
Nation 

A group of Fulani youths called Jonde Jam Fulani Youth Association of Nigeria (JAFUYAN) have kicked against the anti-open grazing law passed by Benue and Taraba State governments. The group also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call the governors of the two states,  Samuel Ortom and Darius Ishaku to order. The...

Buhari Congratulates Obiano, Commends Anambra People, INEC, Others For Peaceful Polls

2 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the people of Anambra state, the governorship candidates, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), election observers as well as security agencies and other stakeholders, on the peaceful conduct of the November 18 governorship election in the state. According to the president, the processes leading to the...

Buhari Mouns Ekwueme Describes Him As A Committed Democrat

2 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled Nigerians and the government and people of Anambra state, on the passing away of elder statesman and former vice president, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme On Sunday, November 19, 2017.  President Buhari in a statement on Monday commiserated with the entire Oko Kingdom, the Aguata council of...

Buhari Speaks On 2016 Raid Of Judges’ Homes

2 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to last year's raid on the homes of some senior judges by security operatives saying the action taken by the executive was not aimed at intimidating the judiciary as portrayed in some sections of the media.  Speaking on Monday while declaring open the 2017 judges' conference...

Nigeria’s Economy Grows By 1.4% In Third Quarter

3 days ago /
Business and Economy  

Nigeria’s economy continued its recovery from recession, rising 1.4 percent in the third quarter of this year on increased oil production, official data showed Monday. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said it was the second quarter of consecutive growth since the country emerged from recession. “This growth is 3.74 percentage points...

BREAKING: President Buhari Mourns Alex Ekwueme

3 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday mourned the death of elder statesman and former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON). The President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, condoled with Nigerians, as well as the government and people of Anambra State, on...

Obaze Rejects Obiano’s Victory In Anambra Governorship Poll

3 days ago /
Politics 

The incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, who is also the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance coasted home with a landslide victory in Saturday’s Anambra governorship election. Obiano, who won in all the 21 local government areas of the state, floored his arch rivals, Tony Nwoye of the...

Buhari Congratulates Jonathan At 60

3 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 60th birthday. Buhari in a statement by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Sunday, November 19 celebrated the history of Jonathan who rose from being a deputy governor to becoming Nigeria’s president for six years. ‘’President Buhari...

APGA’s Obiano Secures Second Term By Overwhelming Victory

3 days ago /
Politics 

Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and incumbent Governor of Anambra State,  Willie Obiano has succeeded in his re-election bid after securing a landslide victory over 36 others gunning for his position. The Chief Returning Officer for Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra, Professor Zanna Akpagu, declared the governor winner of...

Buhari To Open Aviation Forum In Abuja

3 days ago /
Nation 

The African Continent is receiving more global endorsement as President Muhammadu Buhari open the world aviation forum in Abuja on Monday. The event, the third in the series, is holding for the first time outside the headquarters of the international civil aviation organisation in Montreal Canada. In this report our correspondent takes a...

Pensioners Wives Protest, Demand Action

5 days ago /
Nation 

Wives of pensioners from the federal civil service are protesting the non- payment of arrears of pensions and gratuities to their husbands. The protesters who gathered at the unity fountain in Abuja, carrying different placards with inscriptions called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and probe the nation’s pension management board,...


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