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Buhari to visit Kenya this weekend for TICAD
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Buhari to visit Kenya this weekend for TICAD

President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya from August 27-28, 2016, a statement from the presidency has said. The summit, co-organised by the Government of Japan, the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, the United Nations […]

APC governors, Osinbajo, Soludo in Kaduna for PGLS (Photos)
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APC governors, Osinbajo, Soludo in Kaduna for PGLS (Photos)

The fourth edition of the Progressive Governance Lecture Series (PGLS) took place in Kaduna state on Thursday with former governor of the central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Chukwuma Soludo, delivering the keynote. The theme of this edition was “Building the Economy of States; Challenge of Building Inclusively Sustainable Growth.” Nigeria’s […]

CBN readmits UBA into forex market
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CBN readmits UBA into forex market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has re-admitted the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc into the Foreign Exchange Market effective from Thursday. This is contained in a statement signed by the Director, Banking Supervision, Mrs Tokunbo Martins in Abuja on Wednesday. According to it, UBA had returned all outstanding […]

“No student died in our university”
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“No student died in our university”

Authorities of the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, on Wednesday said that none of its students died in a recent vehicle accident contrary to reports of six deaths. In a statement signed and issued to reporters in Sokoto by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru ‎said “Actually, there was such an […]

“CBN budget slashed by 50 per cent”
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“CBN budget slashed by 50 per cent”

The Federal Government slashed the budget of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by half, a top CBN official has said. The CBN Director of the Financial System Stability (FSS 2020), Mr Mohammed Suleiman, said that the budget cut has affected the capacity of the apex bank to fund some […]

Mohammed Haruna: Obasanjo, Buhari and the rest of us
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Mohammed Haruna: Obasanjo, Buhari and the rest of us

by Mohammed Haruna Last week former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, was widely reported to have claimed himself and two or three other “eminent” Nigerians brought General Muhammadu Buhari into power to salvage Nigeria from what looked like an impending doom under Buhari’s predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. He made the claim […]

Fayose shoots and misses again
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Fayose shoots and misses again

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday condemned the sealing of the residence of former Kano governor Rabiu Kwankwaso by armed policemen to prevent a mass wedding programme. Fayose said the police action should be blamed on President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as proof of the APC government’s intolerance to […]

Report: CBN bars nine banks from all forex transactions
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Report: CBN bars nine banks from all forex transactions

Thisday newspaper is reporting that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has barred nine banks from all foreign exchange transactions for failing to remit the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) dollar funds to the federal government’s Treasury Single Account domiciled in the CBN as directed by the presidency last year. […]

What Buhari told Kerry on Tuesday
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What Buhari told Kerry on Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the anti-corruption crusade in the country will be deepened and institutionalized to last beyond the life of the current administration. Receiving American Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry, at an audience in State House, Abuja, Tuesday, the President said: “We will insist on the […]

Buhari sends early birthday greetings to Sultan of Sokoto
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Buhari sends early birthday greetings to Sultan of Sokoto

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent an early birthday greeting to the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, who turns 60 tomorrow, Wednesday August 24th, 2016. “As the head of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), the President affirms that the […]

Owner of Buhari the dog remanded in prison
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Owner of Buhari the dog remanded in prison

An Ota magistrate court in Ogun state on Monday remanded a man who named his dog “Buhari” at the Ibara prison, pending when his family is able to meet the terms of his bail after the police charged him for conduct likely to cause breach of peace. The man, Joachim […]