Buhari presides over 26th virtual FEC

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 26th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.Physically present at the Council Chamber are Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, and the National Security[...]

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Borno killings: Fire service chiefs now, Senate tells Buhari

The Senate, on Tuesday, asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to sack service chiefs as a result of their failure to secure Nigerians.The Senate decision, which is the third it would pass this year, followed a motion by Senator Kashim Shettima on the recent killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State by[...]

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Borno massacre: Reps invite Buhari to explain country’s security situation

Finally, the House of Representatives has taken a resolution to invite President Muhammadu Buhari for explanation on the escalating security situation in the country.This is coming on the heels of the killing of over 43 rice farmers in Zarbamari village, Borno State over the weekend.Recall that the House was earlier divided on the invitation and[...]

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Buhari describes as insane Boko Haram killing of farmers in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.The president made the condemnation in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday.President Buhari said the government[...]

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There can’t be development in an insecure environment —Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, underscored the need for adequate security in African countries.He said no growth or development could be achieved an insecure environment.According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving a special envoy of the Algerian President, who[...]

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Recession: PDP advises FG to allow free market economy

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to permit a free market economy that will allow Nigerians to actively participate in the economic space to boost productive sectors.Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday said this would bring Nigeria’s economy back from the recession.Ologbondiyan urged[...]

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Buhari congratulates Jonathan at 63

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan, on his 63rd birthday.His congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari greets former President Goodluck Jonathan on 63rd birthday’.The statement read, “Onn behalf of the Federal Government and[...]

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Buhari: Umahi’s defection bold move driven purely by principle

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the defection of Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi to the All Progressives Congress (APC), urging Nigerians to pay less emphasis on identity politics to enhance democratic culture.A statement by Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, quoted Buhari as describing Umahi’s defection as “a bold move driven[...]

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Senate hails Buhari for signing BOFIA bill to law

The Senate has commended the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for signing the Banking and Other Financial Institutions Act Bill 2020, earlier passed by the National Assembly, into law.Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ajibola Basiru, in a statement on Saturday, said that the President’s assent to the legislation would rejuvenate[...]

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Buhari approves registration of new APC members

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the registration of new members for the All Progressives Congress, APC. This is as the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the ruling party and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has denied the allegation from some members of the party that he was scheming for extension of[...]

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Buhari engages European Council on Okonjo-Iweala, debt relief

The Presidency on Friday quoted the President of the European Council, Mr Charles Michel, as reiterating Europe’s support for the bid of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to become the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a[...]

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Palliatives: Buhari lauds Borno gov’s leadership style

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has applauded the leadership style of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.The President described Zulum’s humanitarian response including the provision and distribution of palliatives for internally displaced persons in the state as “exemplary, unique and selfless”.The Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Shehuri, made this known on Wednesday while[...]

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#EndSARS: Show you understand youths’ plight, Obasanjo tells Buhari

FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday said the #EndSARS protests across the country were a product of extensive agitations by youths that must be attended to by government.Obasanjo explained that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, could make Nigerian youths know that he understood their plight and would make life better for them.According to a[...]

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774,000 jobs: Buhari okays Nov 1 date

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the request of the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, to reschedule the commencement date of the Special Public Works Programme from October 1 to November 1, 2020.The programme is engaging 1000 persons from each of the 774 Local Government Areas in the country for menial[...]

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Akeredolu meets Buhari, asks deputy governor to resign

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday visited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.Akeredolu, who secured his second term by winning the last Saturday’s governorship election in the state, seized the opportunity of the visit to present his certificate of return to the President.He was accompanied by the state[...]

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WTO DG Job: Put a smile on my face, Okonjo-Iweala begs Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday promised to contact world leaders for their support for the victory of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is contesting for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.President Buhari, who made the promise when he met behind closed doors with Dr Okonjo-Iweala at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, assured her[...]

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2021 Budget: FG’s proposed N4trn borrowing worrisome — Uwaleke

Professor of Finance and Capital Market at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Uche Uwaleke, Thursday, described as worrisome, Nigeria’s decision to borrow additional N4 trillion to partly finance the deficit in the 2021 budget.Commenting on the budget proposals, which was presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, Uwaleke, however, commended the timely submission[...]

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Buhari signs air service agreements with USA, others

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has signed bilateral air service agreements with United States of America, India, Morocco, Rwanda.This was announced by the Minister for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Tuesday.Copies of the agreements uploaded by the minister showed that Buhari signed the instruments of ratification on September 30.“I am glad to announce that[...]

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