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President Buhari Assents To Banks And Other Financial Institution Act 2020
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President Buhari Assents To Banks And Other Financial Institution Act 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, November 12, 2020 assented to the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2020. It repeals the extant Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 1991 as amended. This monumental piece of legislation is expected to enhance the soundness and resilience of the financial system for sustainable growth and development of the Nigerian economy. The BOFI Act 2020 updates the enabling law in response to developments and significant evolution in the financial sector over the last two decades. It will increase the appetite of banks and other financial institutions to channel much needed credit to the real sector to support economic recovery and promote sustainable growth. In this respect, it introduces a credit tribunal to improve loan recovery a...
President Buhari Congratulates US President-Elect,  Joe Biden
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President Buhari Congratulates US President-Elect, Joe Biden

Congratulations to US President-Elect Joe Biden on his election at a time of uncertainty and fear in world affairs. His election is a reminder that democracy is the best form of government because it offers the people the opportunity to change their government by peaceful means. In a democracy, the most powerful group are not the politicians, but voters who can decide the fate of the politicians at the polling booth. The main fascination of democracy is the freedom of choice and the supremacy of the will of the people. President-Elect Biden’s remarkable track record gives us hope that he will add value to the presidency and world affairs. We look forward to greater cooperation between Nigeria and the United States, especially at economic, diplomatic, political and security leve...
Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Presents Report On Lagos Destruction
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Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Presents Report On Lagos Destruction

Governor @jidesanwoolu today, presented the report of the recent coordinated arson in Lagos State to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In the report were the images of public and private assets destroyed in the violence sparked by the hijack of #EndSARS protest.
President Buhari Tells Youths To End Street Protests, Dialogue With Government
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President Buhari Tells Youths To End Street Protests, Dialogue With Government

PRESIDENT BUHARI TO NIGERIAN YOUTHS: END STREET PROTESTS, DIALOGUE WITH GOVERNMENT ON POLICE REFORMS President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Abuja appealed to Nigerian youths to end street protests and participate in meaningful discussions with government aimed at comprehensive reforms to end all forms of police brutality against Nigerians. The President spoke in his message to the maiden National Youth Day celebration, observed on November 1, coinciding with the African Youth Day celebration. Against the backdrop of the recent protests against police brutality in the country, leading to the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), President Buhari, who was represented by the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, told the gathering that the pleas of Nigerian youths have been...
Salihu Yakasai Blasts Buhari Government Over Insecurity After His Reinstatement
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Salihu Yakasai Blasts Buhari Government Over Insecurity After His Reinstatement

Ganduje's aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai who was recently re-called after been suspended by the Kano State Governor, has hit out at President Buhari again. In a veiled reference to President Buhari, Yakasai reacted to the Zamfara killings which took place on Thursday. Calling the Government a failure for failing to safeguard lives and properties. The rate at which lives are lost with no end in sight is heartbreakingly devastating. The primary and number(one) responsibility of any government is safeguarding lives and properties, without this, consider yourself a failure.
President Buhari’s Speech At The Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem
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President Buhari’s Speech At The Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem

​I am indeed happy to welcome everyone here to the formal launch of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem and Appeal Fund. ​Today, we are gathered here to first remember and commend the sacrifices of our fallen heroes and veterans of the First and Second World Wars, the Nigerian Civil War and Peace Support Operations around the world. ​We also seize this opportunity to pay tributes to those men and women currently engaged in Internal Security Operations, particularly the ongoing fight against insurgency, terrorism and armed banditry in some parts of the country. ​Despite the global Coronavirus Pandemic, these gallant officers and soldiers have remained steadfast in the difficult task of restoring peace and security in our nation. ​We honour the memory of our gallant ...
President Buhari reappoints INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, for another 5-year term
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President Buhari reappoints INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, for another 5-year term

President Buhari has reappointed the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Professor Yakubu Mahmood, for another five-year term.   Mahmood was appointed to office by President Buhari in November 2015, succeeding Amina Zakari, who served as acting chairman.   According to a statement released by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina, President Buhari has forwarded Mahmood's name to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation. ''President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office. In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the F...
The Truth About Lekki Toll Gate Will Be Exposed When Buhari Leaves Office – FFK
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The Truth About Lekki Toll Gate Will Be Exposed When Buhari Leaves Office – FFK

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says the truth behind the Lekki tollgate gunshot will only be exposed after President Buhari leaves office. FFK stated this on his Twitter handle while reacting to the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, discovering a secret camera at the Lekki tollgate. Read his tweets below ''Why would a Minister remove a camera from the crime scene of the biggest mass murder in our history? If the camera was planted by Govt. they will show us what they want us to see. If the camera was not planted &provides evidence of genocide it will be doctored or destroyed." "The deep state is at work here but we cannot be fooled. It is only after PMB leaves office that the truth about what happened at the Lekki Toll gate will be exposed.Afte...
‘It’s not fit for consumption’- Ministry of Agriculture warns against consumption of wheat looted at Jos warehouse
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‘It’s not fit for consumption’- Ministry of Agriculture warns against consumption of wheat looted at Jos warehouse

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has warned against the consumption of wheat seedlings carted away by looters who attacked the National Agricultural Seed Council warehouse over the weekend.   In a tweet posted on his Twitter handle on Monday afternoon, October 26, Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, said the wheat seeds are not fit for consumption as they have been treated with Agrochemicals.   ''The Ministry of Agriculture appeals to the general public not to consume the looted wheat seed from the National Agricultural Seed Council’s warehouse in Jos. The wheat seed is not fit for human consumption as it has been treated with Agrochemicals, it’s for planting. Kindly RT!''his tweet read
The Address President Buhari Could Gave Given – Chimamanda Adichie Rewrites Buhari’s EndSARS Speech
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The Address President Buhari Could Gave Given – Chimamanda Adichie Rewrites Buhari’s EndSARS Speech

NOTE to television broadcasters: please include subtitles to enable all Nigerians hear and understand Fellow Nigerians, This is a difficult time for our nation, but together we will prevail. On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, in the Lekki area of Lagos, innocent Nigerians exercising their democratic right to protest were attacked by soldiers of the Nigerian Army. Some died. Many were injured. This terrible incidence has no place in our country. The role of the Nigerian Army is to protect the lives of Nigerian citizens. I condole with the families of those who were killed and with all those who were injured. I have ordered an immediate investigation and have directed that a report be presented to me in the next five days. As commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, the ultima...
51 Civillians, 11 Policemen, 7 Soldiers Died In Unrest – President Buhari
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51 Civillians, 11 Policemen, 7 Soldiers Died In Unrest – President Buhari

The president announced the death toll during a virtual meeting with former leaders and security chiefs on Friday. Buhari was quoted as saying 51 civilians, 11 police officers, and seven soldiers had been killed in the unrest. Friday's virtual meeting, President Buhari, 77, said his administration was committed to meeting the demands of the protesters. But he said his government would not fold its arms and allow criminals who had hijacked the protests to continue to perpetrate "hooliganism". The president told the meeting that 51 civilians, 11 police officers and seven soldiers had been killed in the unrest, his spokesperson said. It was not immediately clear whether these figures included the protesters allegedly killed by security forces in Lagos on Tuesday. The president...
President Buhari Suspends Endsars Protests Nationwide
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President Buhari Suspends Endsars Protests Nationwide

24. I therefore call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage government in finding solutions. Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding. 25. And I call on all Nigerians to go about their normal businesses, and enjoin security agencies to protect lives and properties of all law abiding citizens without doing harm to those they are meant to protect. Let me pay tribute to officers of the Nigeria Police Force who have tragically lost their lives in the line of duty. 27. This government respects and will continue to respect all the democratic rights and civil liberties of the people, but it will not allow anybody or groups to disrupt the peace of our nation.
‘I have spoken with President Buhari who is committed to end the #EndSARS impasse’ – Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo
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‘I have spoken with President Buhari who is committed to end the #EndSARS impasse’ – Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has also reacted to the Lekki tollgate shooting that occurred on Tuesday, October 20.   Reacting via his Twitter handle, Akufo-Addo says he has spoken with President Buhari and that the president is committed to ending the ENDSARS impasse.   His tweets read ''I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria. I have spoken with President Buhari, who is committed to this end, and has begun the processes that will lead to reform. Violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the solution. To the families who have lost their loved ones, I express my sincere condolences, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery.''  
Buhari reiterates his commitment to enhancing welfare of police officers, commissions building of NPF pension
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Buhari reiterates his commitment to enhancing welfare of police officers, commissions building of NPF pension

President Buhari has reiterated his administration's full commitment to improving livelihood of serving officers.   The President gave the assurance on Tuesday, October 20, in Abuja during the virtual commissioning of the new Head Office Building of Nigerian Police Fund Pensions Ltd.   While applauding Nigerian Police Fund Pensions Ltd for instituting a Retirees Resettlement Support Scheme, which will provide financial support for retired police officers, Buhari said the government was also focused on ensuring that police officers, who served the nation meritoriously, were resettled into retirement, with some financial support. “To the Nigeria Police Fund Pensions Limited, I wish to applaud your Company for instituting a Retirees Resettlement Support Scheme through...
President Buhari meets with National Assembly leaders over lingering #EndSARS protests
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President Buhari meets with National Assembly leaders over lingering #EndSARS protests

President Buhari yesterday October 18, met with President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the ongoing #EndSARS protests in all parts of the country.   The meeting took place at the State House, Abuja.   Bashir Ahmad the President’s personal assistant on new media disclosed this via his official Twitter handle. ''President Buhari currently meeting with Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, on the ongoing #EndPoliceBrutality protests.''   Further details about the meeting weren't released.  
Governor Sanwo-Olu presents demands of Lagos #EndSARS protesters to President Buhari and IGP
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Governor Sanwo-Olu presents demands of Lagos #EndSARS protesters to President Buhari and IGP

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has presented the demands of Lagos #EndSARS protesters to President Buhari at the Presidential villa.   Sharing photos from the meeting on Instagram, the Lagos state Governor said President Buhari restated his commitment to embark on a total reform of the entire Police Force with immediate effect.   Sanwo-Olu also revealed that the President has approved constitution of a panel made up of Civil Society leaders to look at all the cases of abuse and intimidation by the police, with a view to finding a lasting solution to it.   He wrote;    I met with His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari after my meeting with the IGP, to present the demands of the Lagos #SARSMUSTEND protesters. The President restated his commit...
You Are A Dumbkid — Lauretta Onochie Slams Wizkid For Tackling President Buhari
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You Are A Dumbkid — Lauretta Onochie Slams Wizkid For Tackling President Buhari

Lauretta Onochie, social media aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has described the outburst of pop singer Wizkid on Sunday at the president as “crass ignorance, insensitivity and childishness”. Wizkid had in the heat of the outrage on Twitter against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) told Buhari to concentrate on ending indiscriminate killings by SARS. “Donald Trump is not your business! Old man! Police/Sarz still killing Nigerian youth on a daily! Do something! Nothing concern u for America! Face your country !!” he had written. Responding on Tuesday, Mrs Onochie said the 30-year-old would learn some manners when he grows older. “It’s not disrespectful to call anyone old. It’s the way and manner Ayo Balogun addressed the President that leaves a sour taste in the mouth,” she s...
Man Names His Newborn Son ‘Buhari’ In Jos In Honour Of The President
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Man Names His Newborn Son ‘Buhari’ In Jos In Honour Of The President

One Abdul from Jos, Plateau State on Sunday, October 4, named his newborn son Buhari because of the love he has for President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Abdul, he made a promise to name his son after President Buhari when a Katsina man officially changed his son's name from Buhari to Suleiman to show his disappointment with the president's performance in office.  
Edo 2020: President Buhari Commends Electoral Process
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Edo 2020: President Buhari Commends Electoral Process

PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMENDS ELECTION PROCESS IN EDO STATE, REITERATES COMMITMENT TO FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the election process in Edo State which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The President congratulated the winner and urged him to show grace and humility in victory. In his reaction to the outcome of the election as announced by INEC, President Buhari said: "My commitment to free and fair elections is firm, because without free and fair elections, the foundation of our political and moral authority will be weak." The President added: "I have consistently advocated for free and fair elections in the country because it is the bedrock of true demo...
Nigeria has always been divided. It didn’t start under Buhari- Femi Adesina
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Nigeria has always been divided. It didn’t start under Buhari- Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, has disagreed with Nigerians who believe that the country is more divided than it was before the Buhari-led administration came into power in 2015.   Recall that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, and many others have come out to say that Nigeria is now more divided than it has ever been.   However speaking on Channels TV this evening, Adesina said even after the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914, the country has always remained divided and that the division currently seen across the country did not start with President Buhari. In his words ''Nigeria had always been divided right from amalgamation in 1914. Nigeria i...
Buhari must retraces his steps or else there will be no Nigeria left by 2023 – Femi Fani Kayode
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Buhari must retraces his steps or else there will be no Nigeria left by 2023 – Femi Fani Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, says unless President Buhari "retraces his steps in presiding over the affairs of the nation, there will be no Nigeria left by 2023."   Femi Fani Kayode stated this in a post shared on his Facebook page this evening. His post comes days after former President Olusegun Obasanjo opined that Nigeria is slowly becoming a failed and divided state under the Buhari-led administration.   Read FFK's post below In 2015 I said Buhari WOULD divide Nigeria, you didn't believe me. In 2017 I said Buhari HAD divided Nigeria, you didn't believe me. In 2019 I said Buhari had pushed Nigeria to the BRINK of disintegration, you didn't believe me. Today I say unless Buhari retraces his steps and we build bridges between ourselves th...
What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians — Buhari
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What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed what happened when he visited United States President, Donald Trump at the White House in April 2018. According to Buhari, Trump called him into his office at the White House and during a private moment, asked him: “Why are you killing Christians?” President Buhari said he had to explain to Trump that the killings of Christians in Nigeria “has got nothing to do with ethnicity or religion,” but was a clash between cattle-herders and farmers, which had increased due to “climate change and population growth” as well as the “leadership failure” of previous governments. Buhari speaking on Tuesday, September 8 in Abuja at the First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat of his second term, said he told Trump that the clashes between cattl...
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan
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Photos from the wedding of President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan

President Buhari and his wife, Aisha, on Friday, September 4, gave their daughter, Hanan's hand in marriage to her fiance, Turad Sha'aban.   The wedding took place in the Presidential Villa in Abuja and was attended by various dignitaries.   Guests at the wedding included Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and wife, Dolapo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, Ekiti state governor Kayode Fayemi and wife Bisi, Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote, first ladies of various states and many others.   See more photos below.  
Ojota Protest: I Will Not Join You To Protest, Nigerians Trust President Buhari –  Lauretta Onochie
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Ojota Protest: I Will Not Join You To Protest, Nigerians Trust President Buhari – Lauretta Onochie

The recent increase in the price of fuel to N151.56 per litre by the federal government has been generating reactions among Nigerians who have planned to stage a protest tomorrow at the Ojota to drive home their demands. One inquisitive Nigerian who want to know if aide to president Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie will join them in protest tomorrow just as she did when the APC and some Nigerians protested fuel price increase during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, got this reaction from her: “No I will not be Joining you and for good reasons too. Not sure you can understand but I'll try If the subsidy was removed in 2012, the savings would have gone into private pockets Looted Today, Nigerians have a President they trust. The recovered subsidy, woul...
President Buhari approves November 1st as National Youth Day in Nigeria
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President Buhari approves November 1st as National Youth Day in Nigeria

President Buhari has approved the declaration of November 1st of every year as the National Youth Day in Nigeria.   The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, September 2.   According to the minister, the President made this known during the Federal Executive Council meeting which held this morning.   His tweet reads ''Today, President Buhari in Council approved November 1st every year as the National Youth Day to celebrate, draw attention to and find solutions to the issues that affect the Youth. Mr. President as again demonstrated his commitment to supporting youth-focused policies. Thank You.”
President Buhari Calls For Immediate Release Of Malian President, Keita
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President Buhari Calls For Immediate Release Of Malian President, Keita

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the immediate release of Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and a return to constitutional order in the West African nation. A statement by the State House said Buhari made the call on Thursday during a virtual meeting of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). “President Keita and other detainees should be released unconditionally and with immediate effect,” the Nigerian leader said. He assured that Nigeria is in support of “the efforts of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, for wider regional and continental consultations, especially on the possibility of detaching ECOWAS and AU troops with the UN Mission in Mali, to protect State Institutions and also act as the first layer of defence in the country to help...
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President Buhari Meets Adams Oshiomole In Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari met with sacked National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. MCI learnt that Oshiomhole, who wore his trademark brown safari suit, arrived the Villa at about 2:50pm. We recall that the National Executive Committee of the APC had on June 25 dissolved the Oshomhole-led National Working Committee of the party.
President Buhari Finalises Nigeria’s Membership In African Trade Insurance
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President Buhari Finalises Nigeria’s Membership In African Trade Insurance

Membership in African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) allows Nigeria to attract additional insurance capacity to help attract investments Nigeria becomes a full member country at an opportune time. It joins ahead of others that are fast-tracking membership given the trade and investment insurance challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and also recognizing the potential post-pandemic opportunities. Nigeria contributed US$14.1 million to ATI’s capital in 2019 with African Development Bank’s (AfDB) financial support and fully completed its membership process through the ratification of the ATI’s Treaty.Membership in ATI provides African countries with additional trade and investment insurance capacity, which helps cushion against the negative economic impacts of COVID-19.ATI expects ...
Anambra Monarchs Blocked From Meeting President Buhari
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Anambra Monarchs Blocked From Meeting President Buhari

Some traditional rulers from Anambra State, who arrived in Abuja to see President Muhammadu Buhari, were prevented from meeting the president on Friday. Although, no official reason was given for the action, reliable sources in the Presidency attributed it to unfavourable security reports. “One of the monarchs,” according to a source, “has since October 25, 2019, been taken to the court of Mr Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja by the President Buhari administration on charges of perjury, forgery and conspiracy.” The source, which gave the suit number as FHC/ABJ/CR/255/2019, hinted that the traditional ruler was “currently on suspension from office by the Anambra State government,” and was also facing civil suits, in addition to security reports against him ...
President Buhari Signs Amended Companies And Matters Allied Act
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President Buhari Signs Amended Companies And Matters Allied Act

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja assented to the Companies and Allied Matters Bill, 2020 recently passed by the National Assembly. The President’s action on this important piece of legislation, therefore, repealed and replaced the extant Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990, introducing after 30 years, several corporate legal innovations geared toward enhancing ease of doing business in the country. Such innovations include: a. Filing fee reductions and other reforms to make it easier and cheaper for small and medium-sized enterprises to register and reform their businesses in Nigeria; b. Allowing corporate promoters of companies to establish private companies with a single member or shareholder, and creating limited liability partnerships and limited partnersh...
Ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki, Denies Campaigning for President Buhari Against Jonathan in 2015
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Ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki, Denies Campaigning for President Buhari Against Jonathan in 2015

A former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has denied reports that he discreetly campaigned for President Buhari while serving as President Goodluck Jonathan’s NSA in 2015. Recently, there were reports that the embattled former NSA worked secretly to enthrone President Buhari in 2015 while he was still serving under the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Dasuki in his statement, said as the NSA between 2012 and 2015, he never campaigned for the APC or Buhari, in whatever shape or form before, during, or after the 2015 presidential election.   In his statement, the former NSA said he was only involved in the unsuccessful attempt at forging an alliance between the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for ...
Solomon Dalung Blasts President Buhari’s Government Over Killings In North
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Solomon Dalung Blasts President Buhari’s Government Over Killings In North

Former Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, Attacks President Buhari's Government Over Killings In North, Calls For Sack Of Service Chiefs Former Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has while lamenting the persistent killings in Nigeria's Northern region described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as the worst in the country's history. Dalung, in a trending video on his verified Facebook page, decried how innocent citizens were being killed across the Northern region despite huge security expenditure. He reminded President Buhari that more Nigerians residing in the North were being killed under his watch than at any time other time in history. Speaking in Hausa language, Dalung, who served as a minister under Buhari from 2015 to 2019, described the regime as a failure. ...
Statement By President Buhari On Nigeria’s Attainment Of Wild-polio-free Status
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Statement By President Buhari On Nigeria’s Attainment Of Wild-polio-free Status

I congratulate all Nigerians as our country attains this historic status of being free from the Wild Polio Virus. So many partners, local and international, have contributed tirelessly to this feat — we are deeply grateful to each and every one of you. This achievement reflects the resilient spirit of Nigerians, in particular the strength and capacity of our health workers, who drew resources and support from multiple sectors to deal a final blow to the Wild Polio Virus. This achievement is not only one of the great successes of this generation of Nigerians but also one of the obvious dividends of this administration, which is consistent with our progressive investment in the health of our people since 2015. This landmark achievement is also a promise kept to all Nigerians. As...
Buhari cannot manage his immediate family, let alone his party and Nigeria – Fayose
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Buhari cannot manage his immediate family, let alone his party and Nigeria – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has lashed out at President Buhari over the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress. Fayose in his tweets shared on Saturday night, said Nigeria is currently being managed by “strange bird fellows” who took it by conspiracy and deception. He stated that what is happening to the APC in Edo State is a pointer to the “helpless situation the country is currently in.” The former Governor added that President Buhari who should be the leader of APC “cannot even run the affairs of his immediate family, let alone managing his party and the nation.” He tweeted; Gold is only sold to those who know the worth. Sadly, Nigeria is currently being managed by strange bird fellows, who took it by conspiracy and deception. People who can’t ...
President Buhari in a Closed Door Meeting with Service Chiefs
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President Buhari in a Closed Door Meeting with Service Chiefs

President Buhari is currently in a meeting with Service Chiefs at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Service Chiefs, led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, arrived the presidential villa at 08:50am and proceeded straight to the Council Chambers. The President joined the meeting at 09:00 GMT and the meeting immediately went into a closed session. The Service Chiefs are expected to brief State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting. Nigeria has witnessed increased banditry attacks in recent days and the security meeting is expected to find lasting solutions to the problem.
President Buhari Appoints 12 New Permanent Secretaries
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President Buhari Appoints 12 New Permanent Secretaries

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 12 new Permanent Secretaries into the Federal Civil Service. In a statement on Tuesday signed by the Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, in Abuja, the new appointees were part of the 41 Federal Directors shortlisted to fill the 16 vacant federal permanent secretary positions. Yemi-Esan added that the swearing-in and deployment of the new permanent secretaries will be announced in very soon. The newly appointees and their states are Akinlade Oluwatoyin - Kogi; Alkali Bashir Nura - Kano; Anyanwutaku Adaora lfeoma - Anambra; Ardo Babayo Kumo - Gombe; Belgore Shuaib Mohammad Lomido - Kwara; and Ekpa Anthonia Akpabio - Cross River. Others are Hussaini Babangida - Jigawa; Mahmuda Mamm...
MC Tagwaye Pens Down Love Post to Buhari aide’s Daughter after their Wedding
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MC Tagwaye Pens Down Love Post to Buhari aide’s Daughter after their Wedding

Obinna ‘MC Tagwaye’ Simon, the Anambra-born comedian known for mimicking President Buhari has tied the nuptial knots with his sweetheart Hauwa Uwais, daughter of the special adviser to Presidential Muhammadu Buhari on social investments, Maryam Uwais. The comedian took to Twitter to pen down a love post to his wife as he shared photos from their wedding which was held over the weekend. MC Tagwaye wrote; “If am doing it again….. it has to be you my Kulu no one else."   He wrote in another post; "The best honey moon in 2020, for a whole country to keep entertaining myself and Her Excellency on social media for two days now none stop, that’s lovely. Thank you Nigerians."
President Buhari, Oby Ezekwesili, Dele Momodu, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Toke Makinwa, Others Mourn Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo
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President Buhari, Oby Ezekwesili, Dele Momodu, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Toke Makinwa, Others Mourn Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo

President Buhari has joined other Nigerians to mourn Mrs. Ibidun Ituah-Ighodalo, wife of Pastor Itua Ighodalo of Trinity House, who passed away today June 14. In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said he shares the pain and sorrow of the family over the sudden death and prays God’s comfort for the entire family, friends, and members of Trinity House. He recalled that Pastor Ighodalo is one person who faithfully prays for the country, and the government, noting that he sent him a personal letter of condolence when his former Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, passed away in April. “Please accept my condolence. May God give you the fortitude to bear the loss, and strengthen you at this trying time,” President Buhari s...
I will make my next move after meeting with President Buhari – Obaseki
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I will make my next move after meeting with President Buhari – Obaseki

Following his disqualification from the APC Primaries thereby putting an end to his second term bid under that platform, many have perceived his next move will be to defect to the opposition PDP in the State. Governor Obaseki who had previously insisted he wouldn't walk away from the party, is said to be seriously considering alternatives to the actualisation of his ambition. He, however, has called for calm from his supporters and stated he will declare his next move after an audience with the President. I appreciate the sustained show of solidarity, support and goodwill from Edo people and Nigerians in the face of injustice by the @OfficialAPCNg screening committee. I will be making my next move known after I complete consultations with my supporters and meet with @MBuharCC G...
Shooting In Aso Rock: PDP Raises Alarm, Demands President Buhari’s Response
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Shooting In Aso Rock: PDP Raises Alarm, Demands President Buhari’s Response

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is alarmed by the reported shooting and security breaches within the precincts of the Presidential villa following a reported degenerated squabble among family members and officials of the Buhari Presidency. The PDP is deeply worried that the protracted spat between the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, and aides of President Muhammadu Buhari has now degenerated into violent combats, raids and free use of firearms within the Presidential villa. The party described as distressing, the report that a members of Mr. President's family were at scene of the assault against one of President Buhari’s aides, during which the First Lady’s security details were alleged to have resorted to the use of firearms. Our party is disturbed by such ugly situation in the B...
President Buhari Approves ₦123 Bilion For Ibadan-Kano Rail
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President Buhari Approves ₦123 Bilion For Ibadan-Kano Rail

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of $318m (about 123bn) as counterpart funding to the Chinese Government for the Ibadan-Kano standard gauge project. The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi who disclosed this said work on the Ibadan-Kano segment of the Lagos-Kano line may commence by the end of August. It would be handled by the China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC). Amaechi who spoke in a Democracy Day interview monitored on Channels Television on Friday night commended the Chinese Government which he said had been very helpful in funding the railway modernization projects of the Federal Government. He however added that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had approved the opening of an account where some of the profits bein...
Criminals killing people in Borno, Katsina are taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions – Buhari
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Criminals killing people in Borno, Katsina are taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions – Buhari

President Buhari has said that criminals responsible for the killings and destruction of properties in Katsina state and Borno state are taking advantage of the restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the states. The President said in the nationwide speech he gave this morning to celebrate this year's Democracy Day. He, however, gave an assurance that the security agencies have swung into action with a view to bringing the assailants to justice. “I regret recent sporadic incidents with the tragic loss of lives in Katsina and Borno States as a result of criminals taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions. Security Agencies will pursue the perpetrators and bring them to swift justice. I must implore state and local governments to revamp their intelligence as...
Full Speech Of President Buhari’s Democracy Day Address On June 12, 2020
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Full Speech Of President Buhari’s Democracy Day Address On June 12, 2020

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMADU BUHARI PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPURLIC OF NIGERIA DURING THE (2020 DEMOCRACY DAY) STATE HOUSE, ABUJA) 12TH JUNE, 2020 Fellow Nigerians, The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 year of uninterrupted civil administration in our dear country. This day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our journey as a nation, our achievements and struggles. 2. It is a day to honour our founding fathers who toiled to establish our republic and every Nigerian who has worked tirelessly to sustain it. 3 We are celebrating this year's Democracy Day despite the COVID nineteen pandemic which afflicts our nation and the whole world. 4 It is indeed a very difficult time for everyone especially those who have lost loved ones to the virus and those who...
Senate Confirms Dongban-Mensem as Appeal Court President
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Senate Confirms Dongban-Mensem as Appeal Court President

Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem has been confirmed as the President of the Court of Appeal by the Nigerian senate. Her confirmation is coming days after some Nigerians accused President Buhari of delaying her confirmation for ethnoreligious reasons, despite the recommendation of the National Judicial Council. President Buhari however defended himself by saying that security agencies were yet to conclude their background checks on her. Before being confirmed on Thursday June 11, Gabriel Suswam (PDP, Benue) who was a member of the committee that screened Ms Dongban-Mensem said “she is very experienced and qualified for the job and there is is no argument as to her qualifications." James Jiya John Kolo was also confirmed as a commissioner of the Federal Character Commission to repr...
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Governor El-Rufai meets President Buhari at the State House

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, hosted the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. The meeting took place at the State House in Abuja. The agenda of the meeting is still unknown but was confirmed by Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmaad, via his Twitter handle. Ahmaad wrote: “President @MBuhari receives the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir @elrufai this evening at the State House, Abuja.” The meeting comes hours after Buhari presided over the fourth weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. The meeting had the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha; National Security Adviser (NSA), General Mohammed Babagana Monguno (Rtd.); and the Ch...