President Buhari signs 2021 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N13,588,027,886,175 into law.The president’s action followed the earlier passing of the bill by the National Assembly on Dec. 21 during an emergency session convened for the purpose of passing the budget.The signing of the budget is also in line with the president’s[...]

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I never called for a coup —Bishop Kukah

As reactions and counter-reactions continue to trail his Christmas message, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has denied calling for a coup.Bishop Kukah at a media conference with selected journalists held at St Bakhita Secretariat in Sokoto on Monday night urged Nigerians to get the accurate statement rather than relying on different lies[...]

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COVID-19: Buhari cancels Christmas homage

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, said he would not host dignitaries to the usual Christmas homage this year.The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, announced this in a statement titled “President Buhari cancels Christmas homage.”The usual practice is that the sitting Vice President and Minister[...]

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Buhari presides over 29th virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the 29th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.Physically present at the meeting which is expected to be the last council meeting in 2020 were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha and the National[...]

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Buhari says Kankara abduction meant to embarrass his administration

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that the abduction of 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, was targeted at embarrassing his administration.Buhari made the statement when he met with the rescued Kankara students and representatives of their parents at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Katsina.The president, who spoke in[...]

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Insecurity: APC Governors express confidence in Buhari

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC have felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 78th birthday, expressing confidence in his ability to stem the tide of insecurity and steer the ship of state out of troubled waters.Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku[...]

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Students abduction: Masari briefs Buhari in Daura

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, on Monday, visited the President, Maj-Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in his country home in Daura.Masari was said to have briefed the President who is also in the state on the ongoing efforts to secure the release of the abducted students of Government Science School in the Kankara area of the[...]

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Students abduction despite Buhari’s presence in Katsina baffling —PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has slammed the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) over the abduction of yet-to-be ascertained number of students from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.The opposition party said it was perplexing that gunmen attacked the school and abducted the students on Friday, the same day the President arrived in Katsina[...]

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Buhari condemns attack on Katsina school

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday condemned the bandits’ attack at the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, where students were reportedly abducted.He has also directed men of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police Force to go after the attackers to ensure that no student gets missing or harmed.Buhari’s[...]

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Insecurity: Buhari committed to parliamentary processes, says presidency

The Presidency on Friday says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is committed to ‘parliamentary processes’.This is coming a day after Buhari shunned an invitation to appear before the House of Representatives on the worsening security situation in the country.Buhari’s refusal to attend the sitting on Thursday despite earlier revelation by one of his[...]

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Insecurity: NASS lacks constitutional powers to summon president ― Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Wednesday, said the National Assembly lacked the constitutional powers to summon President Muhammadu Buhari over worsening security situation in the country.The AGF, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Abuja, said the right of the[...]

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Buhari warns against violent protests, commends army for restoring law, order

President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday in Abuja warned that any act of hooliganism hiding behind lawful and peaceful protests will be dealt with decisively to ensure peace and stability in the country.Virtually declaring open the Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference 2020, President Buhari commended the Nigerian Armed Forces for their efforts at swiftly restoring law[...]

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Despite killings, statewide records show Buhari did better in Borno ― Zulum

Notwithstanding recent killings of farmers and other attacks, statewide records on the 27 local government areas since 2011, indicate clearly that President Muhammadu Buhari has still performed better in handling Borno’s security challenges, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has declared.Zulum stated this on Sunday, while addressing northern elders from the Arewa Consultative Forum in Maiduguri, who[...]

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Farmers killing: Governors to meet Buhari soon, says NGF

The 36 state governors are to meet with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as soon as possible, to address security challenges across the country, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum has said.The forum disclosed this in a communiqué signed by its Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, after its 22nd teleconference meeting in[...]

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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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