Buhari promises to Strengthen Electoral System for 2023 Presidential Candidate

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his intention not to contest the 2023 presidential elections but determined to help strengthen the electoral process both in Nigeria and across Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that several ECOWAS members will be going to the polls in 2020. Buhari made his[...]

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Lagos State Budget is 11% of the National Budget, Here’s Why

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday presented a budget of N1.168 trillion to the Lagos State House of Assembly for approval for the 2020 fiscal year. The proposal represent 11.3 per cent of the proposed 2020 budget of the entire country which is put at 10.22 trillion. The proposed budget is to be funded[...]

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Buhari Consults Economic Advisory Council on way Forward

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja met behind closed doors with members of the recently constituted Economic Advisory Council (EAC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the EAC, which was constituted on Sept. 16, replaced the Economic Management Team (EMT), headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The functions of EAC, chaired by[...]

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Sahara Reporters explain the Economic Progression of Nigeria since Buhari

A slow economic recovery is continuing, inflation is falling, and external buffers are declining in the face of increased portfolio outflows in Nigeria, preliminary findings by the International Monetary Fund staff team show. The IMF stated this in a press release made available to SaharaReporters on Tuesday night. According to the end-of-mission statement, one of[...]

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Buhari announces release of N600 billion for Capital Projects this Independence

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to release N600 billion for Capital Expenditure in the next three months. The President gave the directive in his nationwide broadcast to mark the Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary on Tuesday in Abuja. He stated that the directive was informed by his administration’s[...]

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Buhari talks SDGs, saying He is very Interested Goal One!

President Muhammadu Buhari says reducing extreme poverty and hunger is one of the cardinal objectives of his administration. The president stated this in a keynote address at the Nigeria high level side event on ‘SDG Integration – Bridging the Policy Planning – Budgeting Gap for the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.’ In a statement[...]

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Buhari’s Social Investment Programs are endorses at the latest World Economic Forums

The Schwab Foundation, a sister organisation of the World Economic Forum (WEF), has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari’s National Social Investment Programmes(N-SIPs). Justice Bibiye, Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office (NSIO), in a statement on Monday, in Abuja, said the foundation conferred the prestigious Public Social Intrapreneur award on Mrs Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to President[...]

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Buhari makes big move to stabilize Civil Service up to Issuing a Sack

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Mrs. Folashade Yemi-Esan as the Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with immediate effect. Dr. Mrs. Yemi-Esan, who is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources takes over from Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, who has been directed to proceed on an indefinite leave[...]

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Buhari abandons Osinbajo and onboards experienced Economic Advisers

GRADUALLY, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration appears to be abandoning the initial political mode of its first term and settling more into the core governance model of initiatives and greater inclusion. In his first term, the President ignored calls by well-meaning Nigerians to tackle the economic downturn head-on by assembling a cream of economic advisors[...]

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Buhari and Gates talk Nigeria and steps to beat Inequality

Bill Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), says the Nigerian government needs to improve quality of spending and gain credibility with citizens in order to generate more revenue domestically to fund the nation’s development and tackle inequality. Gates, who said he believes Nigeria can tackle inequality, added that the country[...]

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Why it is next to Impossible for Buhari to deliver on Reduced Bureaucracy

The need to reward party loyalty and pander to political considerations are unarguably the main reasons why it has been impossible for President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on the promise of a lean bureaucracy. According to the Executive Director of Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), Frank Tietie, who made the assertion in[...]

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Xenophobic Attacks: Buhari holds emergency meeting to tackle crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed doors with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Jeoffrey Onyeama at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Alhaji Bashir Ahmed, posted the pictures of the meeting on his twitter[...]

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Buhari presents full ministerial list and remains minister of Petroleum

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday swore in the 43 appointed ministers at the Federal Executive Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari who announced the portfolio of each minister shortly after they were sworn in, urged them to direct all memos to his Chief of Staff Abba Kyari. The president retained the portfolio of Minister of[...]

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Buhari justifies forex and Food Importation Restrictions

President Muhammadu Buhari says the directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation was to improve agricultural production and attain full food security. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman in a statement, said Buhari stated this when he hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to Eid-el-Kabir lunch at[...]

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Buhari talks Islam and Violent Extremism in heartfelt Eid Message!

President Muhammadu Buhari says the greatest challenge to Islam is violent extremism. The president, who said this in his Eid-El-Kabir message, regretted that activities of religious extremists were negatively affecting the image of Islam. He challenged Muslims to distance themselves from those preaching violence in the society, emphasisng on the importance of putting the virtues[...]

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Senate completes confirmation of Ministerial Nominees!

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed 43 nominees as ministers of the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari had on July 23 released the list of 43 nominees to senate for screening and confirmation as ministers. Following the submission, the senate had on July 24 began the screening of the nominees to[...]

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Buhari refuses to become a Political Godfather after his Tenure!

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has no plan whatsoever to groom a successor for the 2023 presidential election. The president stated this while reacting to one of the requests made by the members of progressives in academics, who visited him at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday. The spokesperson of the group, Dr Bolariwa Bolajim[...]

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South Western Rulers in Nigeria have been summoned by Buhari in a bid to Empower them to circumvent Security Flaws!

President Muhammadu Buhari met with southwest traditional rulers yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja amid ongoing moves to contain insecurity in the country. The royal fathers were led by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. Also in attendance was Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu. The Ooni told reporters after the meeting: “We met[...]

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Full list of Ministerial Nominees!

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally forwarded the list of ministerial nominees to Senate for confirmation. There are 43 nominees by the President. On the list announced by Senate President Ahmed Lawan is former ministers Babatunde Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi and Ogbonnaya Onu. Also on the list are former Governors Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, George Akume of[...]

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