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Buhari Missing In Action: APC governors say they are not yet worried

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have said that it was not compulsory for President Muhammadu Buhari to preside over the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting. Governor Nasir El- Rufai of Kaduna State made this known on Wednesday in Abuja, while addressing journalists on the outcome of the governors’ meeting with members of the APC ...

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World Bank commends Fashola’s “realistic” power sector recovery plan

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has been commended by the World Bank and some multilateral agencies in Washington  for his realistic power sector recovery plan. Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, made this known at a meeting of Nigeria’s delegation to World Bank and IMF in Washington, USA. Adeosun quoted the World Bank and IMF as ...

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Nigeria’s Okechukwu Effoduh to deliver keynote address at the University of Oxford

  Nigerian broadcaster, lawyer and human rights activist, Jake Okechukwu Effoduh has been selected to deliver the Keynote Address at the University of Oxford’s Human Welfare Conference. Scheduled to hold in May 2017 at the Green Templeton College of the University, the Human Welfare Conference is an annual meeting that explores new and comprehensive ways to tackle issues of human ...

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PEBEC photo

Ease of Doing Business: PEBEC says it completed 31 reforms in 60 days

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has released a report card on the 60-Day National Action Plan on Ease of Doing Business which was implemented from February 21, 2017 to April 21, 2017. The report, which highlights 31 completed reforms across the Council’s eight priority indicators, was unveiled on Monday, April 24, 2017, at PEBEC’s monthly meeting. A statement ...

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Emir Sanusi denies spending N6 billion in three years

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has denied claims that he has spent N6 billion of the Emirate’s fund since he assumed office in June 2014. Speaking on Monday at a press conference in Kano, the Senior Council Official in charge of finance of the Kano State Emirate Council, also known as Walin Kano, Bashir Wali, told news men ...

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Garba Shehu

Presidency to design template for whistle-blowing on illegal fire arms

The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Munguno (retd.) has been instructed by President Muhammadu Buhari to design a template that would be used to reward persons who give information to government on individuals who are in illegal possession of fire arms. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said on Sunday that it is a ...

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President Buhari suspends SGF Lawal and DG, NIA

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE). The President has also directed the suspension of the SGF from office pending the ...

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In an ideal world, Dogara and El-Rufai would know that they are both jokers

by Dare Lawal There’s no such thing as an unambitious politician. But among the lot, there are some whose unbridled ambitions ooze more than a skunk’s stench. It can’t be missed. Many will agree that three men who fall in that category are: Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State; Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and ...

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Buhari nominates five non-executive directors of CBN board

In accordance with Sections 6 (1) (d) and 10 (1) and (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2007, President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, forwarded the list of his nominees to the Senate for confirmation as Non-Executive Directors of the Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The letter to the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, contained the ...

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“I intentionally came back on a Friday so Osinbajo can keep acting” – President Buhari jokes

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his gratitude to Nigerians who called and also prayed for him while his medical vacation abroad lasted. ‘‘I am deeply grateful to all Nigerians, Muslims and Christians alike who have prayed and have continued to pray for my good health. ‘‘This is a testimony that in spite of the hardship being experienced, Nigerians support the ...

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Buhari expected back in Nigeria tomorrow

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017. A statement by the Presidency, signed by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said “The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups. The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest. “President ...

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Ag-Pres. Osinbajo pays surprise visit to Lagos Airport; inspects toilets and facilities

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inspected toilets and carousel during a surprise visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Thursday. Osinbajo was accompanied on the tour of the airport’s facilities by Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation. Ephraim Nwodo, general manager, mechanical, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), conducted Osinbajo round the airport. The facilities inspected by ...

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Osun Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead

Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Isiaka Adeleke, is dead. Adeleke’s death occurred on Sunday morning at a hospital in Osogbo following a heart attack. The 62-year old former governor was elected to the Senate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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If you believe this report, Tinubu is to blame for all the problems of PDP senators

Thisday newspaper has a story out in its Sunday edition, quoting unnamed members of the Senate caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who have reportedly accused a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, “of working in cahoots with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to destroy the senate by impugning  the integrity ...

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Nasir El-Rufai and Shehu Sani

Sani wants El-Rufai punished for memo which tries to position him as “competent alternative” to Buhari

Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) and Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna are not best friends. Their rivalry in has been one of the sub-themes of Kaduna politics in the last two years. Following the leak of a memo sent last September by El-Rufai to President Muhammadu Buhari, the senator has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to sanction the ...

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Bukola Saraki

Sahara Reporters is obsessed with me – Saraki says

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has accused online newspaper, Sahara Reporters and its publisher, Omoyele Sowore, of harbouring an obsessive to “fabricate lies and and create phantom information designed to libel him.” In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said it is from that prism that he viewed recent stories by Sowore accusing ...

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