President Muhammadu has withheld assent to two bills forwarded to the Presidency by the National Assembly, a development made known on Tuesday during the Senate plenary. The bills are those for the Chartered Institute of Treasury Management and Establishment of Federal University, Wukari. On the Chartered Institute of Treasury Management, Buhari...
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed governors and state chief judges to release prisoners who are unnecessarily detained as part of reforms in judiciary.The president said in Abuja on Monday that he gave the directive to the states last month and explained that over-crowding prisons and some other noticeable problems...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured the Judicial community that the recent investigations involving some judicial staff was not aimed at intimidating the Judiciary as wrongly portrayed in some sections of the media. The President, who stated this while declaring open the 2017 All Nigerian Judges conference held at the...
Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has insisted that the country has successfully exited recession.Osinbajo seemed to be reacting to recent submission by the labour union, under the aegis of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, at its National Executive Council, NEC, that Nigeria was still in recession.Prof....
Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has alleged that wife of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, Patience called ex-Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Mohammed Bello Adoke a “useless man.”The former First Lady was accused of lambasting Adoke for not disqualifying then APC candidate and eventual winner...
The Federal Government is proposing to spend a total of N158m for the maintenance and fuelling of generators at the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (FMPWH), the Punch reports.According to the budget proposal for the ministry in the 2018 Appropriation Bill which is currently before the National...
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Buhari Administration has recorded laudable achievements, despite a terrible economic downturn and an empty purse foisted on it by those who monumentally mismanaged the economy.In his remarks at the launch of a book chronicling the Administration’s achievements in...
President Buhari has warned Nigerians to desist from stealing public funds as public officers that are caught stealing public funds would be sent to jail. Speaking at the launch of a  book in Abuja earlier today, President Buhari said“We are all aware now that if you steal public funds and you are...
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to take only half of his salary was what made him (the Vice-President) to do same.He said he also failed in his attempt to convince Buhari to donate the half salary he rejected to him (Osinbajo).Osinbajo said...
President Muhammadu Buhari plans to spend N1.001 billion on travels in 2018, details of the proposed 2018 budget released by the Budget Office of the Federation show.The amount breaks down to N751.3 million for international travels, and N250.02 million for local travels.The budget shows that another N907 million would...
 Refreshment to gulp N136m • N132m voted for cooking gas, others • Fashola restates FG’s commitment to improved power supply as sector operates under N400b deficitIf the 2018 budgetary estimates submitted to the National Assembly on November 7 by President Muhammadu Buhari is passed, the crocodiles, birds and other wildlife in...
The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the hiring of a consultant to conduct a study that will aid the implementation of the present administration’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of a...
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigeria Police to immediately return Anambra’s Governor Willie Obiano security aides.The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in a statement on Wednesday, November 15 said Buhari made this order during his visit to Awka, Anambra State.Obiano, while welcoming...
1) Grace Mugabe (Zimbambwe First lady): President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace Mugabe has been undermining her spouse on a mystery issue with Zimbabwean Reserve Bank senator Gideon Gono who is additionally a top friend of the president for as long as fifteen years.The 50-year old Grace who is 41 years more youthful than Mugabe filled...
President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution in Zimbabwe.The President also urged all political and military stakeholders in the country to avoid any action that may plunge Zimbabwe into unnecessary conflict and impact negatively on the region.“Every attempt must be made to resolve...
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hinted that he has been trying to fend off mounting pressure as he tries to expand and reshuffle his cabinet.Speaking at a banquet in his honour in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, the president said at a point he was forced to put aside his phones to...
The Senate has approved the $5.5 billion loan request presented by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.The approval comes after a consideration of the report of the committee on local and foreign debts, which was laid by Senator Shehu Sani on Tuesday.The President had requested the issuance of $2.5 billion to...
President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Tuesday, commence a 2-day working visit to Ebonyi and Anambra States.In a statement on Monday, the president hinted that one of the aims of the visit is to reassure the south-east that his government does not discriminate against any part of Nigeria.“Let me reiterate...
President Muhammadu Buhari, it was gathered has shortlisted 8 persons for fresh ministerial appointment due to be announced any moment from now, fresh report according to Daily Post suggestsThe Nigerian President has not effected a major reshuffle since he unveiled his ‘Change Team’ exactly two years ago.The development, according...
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Abakaliki, the capital city of Ebonyi State for his 2-day working visit to Ebonyi and Anambra states. He arrived in the state capital via a helicopter at the Nkwoagu Military Cantonment, Abakaliki. He was received on arrival by several governors of the South East states...
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Federal government says 176,160 graduates have so far been deployed under the N-Power programme. This was made known in excerpts of a book entitled: ‘Making Steady, Sustainable Progress for Nigeria’s Peace and Prosperity: A Mid-Term Report Card on the Buhari Administration’.The book said out of the 25, 840 selected applicants...
More facts have emerged on the ongoing court-martial of a brigadier-general in what insiders now call an “interesting drama”.Lym Hassan, who is the coordinator of peace keeping at the ministry of defence, was secretly recorded allegedly threatening to “eliminate” President Muhammadu Buhari over a defence contract.He was arraigned before...
Culled From Nigerian Tribune The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) appears set for the 2019 general election, even when the timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is more than 400 days away.Investigations by Sunday Tribune indicated that the party, working through some top security chiefs, has put...
The organized Labour in Kogi State has suspended its seven week-old strike following government’s promise to pay workers one month salary out of the 22 months arrears being owed them.The decision to call off the strike was announced on Friday in Lokoja during an agreement signing ceremony between the...
President Muhammadu Buhari recently presented the country's 2018 budget at the National Assembly. It was Nigeria's biggest budget in terms of size. Yet, it was "meagre" when compared with the budget of other major countries in Africa.Nigeria- $23 billion South Africa - $116 billion Angola - $124 billion Algeria - $53 billion Egypt...
As the debate on whether or not President Muhammadu Buhari should seek re-election in 2019 continues, indications have emerged that some northern political heavyweights are plotting to stop him by all legitimate means.  Although the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by Chief John Odigie Oyegun and the governors elected...
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Moji Christianah Adeyeye, wife of Senator Olusola Adeyeye (Osun Central) as the new Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.Mrs. Adeyeye, founder of Drugs for AIDS and HIV Patients, a nonprofit organization committed to prevention, education, care...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja assured religious leaders, and all Nigerians, that his administration will address rising concerns of corruption, insecurity and injustices in various parts of the country.He gave the assurance when he received a Christian delegation led by the President of Christian Association of Nigeria...
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that his ministry spent N700 million to develop an Integrated Automation and Interactive (GIS) Web Portal to improve ‘Ease-of-Doing-Business’ in the mining sector.The former governor of Ekiti State made this known on Thursday, at the launch of the web...
A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi, has said that the winner of the 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, did not die of natural causes, The Nation reports.Abiola whose election was annulled by the Ibrahim Babangida-led military administration in July 1993 was arrested by the...
Perturbed by what could best  be described as increasing abuse of social media platforms, an act, capable of disrupting national unity and peace, the  Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC is set to embark on massive arrests of antagonists to halt the ugly trend.Commandant General, NSCDC, Abdullahi Muhammadu...
After over 80 days since President Muhammadu Buhari returned from the medical vacation in United Kingdom , he is yet to return fully at the Aso rock office.The presidency had initially issued a statement explaining that Mr. Buhari was staying away from the office due to ongoing repair works...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday banned fresh recruitment by all Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, except by presidential approval.He said this was to manage a rising personnel expenditure that was expected to increase to 12 per cent in 2018.He disclosed that overhead cost would also rise by N26bn...
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday said the agency recovered $43 million from Diezani Alison-Maduke, former minister of petroleum.Speaking at the ongoing 7th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption holding in Vienna, Austria, Magu...
Former Oil minister, Diezani Madueke who is currently undergoing successful treatment for cancer in the United Kingdom has stated that Nigeria has a well recorded history of vilifying its oil ministers.President Muhammad Buhari as an oil minister (1976-1978) under then head of state, General Olusegun Obasanjo was accused of N2.8...
President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign has been bedevilled by scandals and rumours of scandals in recent times.The list has just been lengthened by a contract scandal in the ministry of defence which has landed a brigadier-general in military court, according to an exclusive from The Cable.At the centre of...
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, announced via his Twitter Page, that the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will be visiting the state on Thursday.A Tweet from the Governor’s Twitter page reads: “The Liberian President, Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf set to arrive our dear Imo State for a two day working...
Assumptions, projections • Benchmark crude oil price-US$45 per barrel • Oil production estimate – 2.3 million barrels per day • Exchange rate – N305/US$ for 2018 • Real GDP growth of 3.5 per cent • Inflation Rate of 12.4 per centExpenditure Estimates The proposed aggregate expenditure of N 8.612 trillion (16 per cent above 2017...
The Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed a bill prescribing death penalty for anyone found guilty of engaging in cultism.The original bill, said to have been promulgated during the first term of Governor Ayodele Fayose, was amended from the previous seven-year imprisonment for convicted cultist to death penalty.The...
No fewer than 2,000 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)  have signified their intention to become Ministers and members of boards of parastatals in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. Nigerian NewsDirect has learnt.President Buhari had announced his intention to appoint more Ministers and also re-constitute the boards of...
Hajiya Turai Umaru Musa Yar’adua has revealed how her husband, former President Umaru Musa Yar’adua once told her that his relatives would quarrel with her after his death as they would think he had left so much money.The former first lady who spoke at a memorial lecture in honour...
President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked his adviser on prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla, as Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public PropertyAttorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, in a statement on Sunday, said tha recent actions of Obono-Obla ran contrary...
The pervasive corruption and impunity among the ranks of President Muhammadu Buhari’s lieutenants have continued unabated as his directive to reinstate a female auditor with the Niger Delta Power Holding Limited (NDPHC), Mrs Maryam Danna Mohammed has remained unimplemented.One year after the Presidential directive, Mrs Mohammed, who was illegally...
Indications have emerged showing that the ‘full list’ of all the appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari since he assumed office on May 29, 2015 as released by the Presidency is inaccurate, Daily Post Report.The 159-member list contains several errors and omissions as no fewer than 29 names of...
The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday said that Nigeria will be destroyed easily if the country is separated into tiny countries.The Vice President made this known in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi state during the wedding of his security chief which took...
The Federal Government has removed Chief Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property.The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, in a statement on Sunday, said that recent actions of Obono-Obla who is equally an...
The federal government has told the Federal High Court in Lagos that the record of spending of N388.304 billion London Paris Club Loan refunds by 35 “is protected by professional privilege, and therefore confidential.”The federal government through the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, was responding to the...
The presidency has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari never made a promise to Nigerians in 2015 that he would not seek medical treatment abroad if elected.His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday disclosed this while appearing as a guest on Focus Nigeria, a programme on Africa...
Ogun, the home state of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, leads the remaining 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in appointments of Chief Executive Officers of federal agencies so far made by the Federal Government.This fact was contained in a graph made available to journalists on Saturday by the Presidency to...