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Buhari nominates five non-executive directors of CBN board

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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Buhari expected back in Nigeria tomorrow

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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Osinbajo vetoes three bills passed by National Assembly

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Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has vetoed three bills passed by the National Assembly and transmitted to the President for assent. The bills are Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill 2016; National Lottery Bill 2016; and Agricultural Guaranteed Credit Scheme Bill 2016. Senate President Bukola Saraki disclosed the development at the Senate ...

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Ag-Pres. Osinbajo signs seven bills into law

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed seven bills passed by the national assembly into law. According to the senior special assistant to the President on national assembly matters, Ita Enang, the acts are mainly amendments to the principal laws and were amended in order to make them conform with current ...

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Buhari hosts @bukolasaraki, @SpeakerDogara and Ahmed Lawan in London (Photos)

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday evening played host to senate president Bukola Saraki, House Speaker Yakubu Dogara and majority leader of Senate, Ahmed Lawan, in London where he is currently recuperating. Buhari has been away from the country for almost three weeks, with some spreading rumours that he was dead. ...

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Photo of the Day: Bayelsans show VP Osinbajo much love

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After Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s nice reception in Port Harcourt, hosted by Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, members of his cabinet and other Rivers stakeholders, he flew to Bayelsa, where an even bigger reception was awaiting him. Osinbajo, who is engaging with Niger Deltans and listening to their causes ...

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Ag-Pres. Osinbajo holds emergency meeting with security chiefs, heads of anti-corruption agencies

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, presided over a meeting of heads of security and anti-corruption agencies and some cabinet ministers. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami attended the ...

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NLC, TUC march to Aso Rock in anger but their leaders return with smiles after meeting Osinbajo

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​Organised Labour comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday embarked on a protest March to the Aso Rock presidential villa demanding “good governance.” NLC president Ayuba Wabba, who addressed the workers before commencing on the march said that the demand for an increase in minimum ...

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Ag-President Osinbajo meets with Emir of Kano

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Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi met on Tuesday in a closed door meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa. The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad disclosed this on Twitter.

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Report: Ag-President Osinbajo finally forwards Onnoghen for confirmation as CJN 

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has finally forwarded Walter Onnoghen to the Senate for confirmation as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN. The move was made just in the nick of time, as Onnoghen has barely two days left to the expiration of his tenure as the Acting CJN. President ...

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Osinbajo commends Police for how they handled #IstandwithNigeria protests

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The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday commended the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the entire police force for handling Monday’s anti-government protests in major cities across the country “with professionalism and respect for human rights.” Protesters took to the street in major Nigerian cities on Monday to condemn ...

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Just In: Buhari extends vacation due to doctors’ recommendation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing it of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors. According to his spokesman, Femi Adesina, “the President had planned to return to ...

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Presidency releases new photos of Buhari… this time with Aisha

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More photos were released on Sunday showing President Muhammadu Buhari as he continues his vacation in the United Kingdom. This latest photograph shows the president and his wife, Aisha Buhari. The presidency had earlier shared a photo of Buhari hosting Ogun governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and former senator Daisy Danjuma. The ...

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Buhari hosts Amosun, Danjuma in London – but the conspiracy mill continues to grind

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​President Muhammadu Buhari played host to Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, at his London base on Friday. Amosun visited Buhari in the company of Daisy Danjuma, a former senator, and one other individual. The visit came after the rumour mill was rife with reports that the president had died. ...

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Buhari reacts to accidental bombing of civilians by Army

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A statement by the presidency on Tuesday said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has received with deep sadness and regret, the accidental bombing of a civilian community in Rann, Borno State, by the Nigerian Air Force, engaged in the final phase of mopping up insurgents in the North-east.” The military earlier confirmed ...

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Pres. Buhari reacts to terror attack in University of Maiduguri

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Press statement: President Muhammadu Buhari strongly condemns the terrorist attack Monday morning at a mosque in the University of Maiduguri. The President expresses sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the University Community, families of the victims and the government and people of Borno State. President Buhari believes that this appalling attack ...

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Buhari appoints Dr. Shuaib, who led Nigeria’s Ebola response, as head of NPHCDA

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President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday approved the appointment of Dr. Faisal Shuaib as the Executive Secretary of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA).    Dr. Shuaib, a medical doctor and public health specialist, is currently a Senior Program Officer (Africa) for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) at Seattle, USA. ...

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“The tears never dry”: Buhari speaks on 1000 days of captivity of Chibok girls

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated a pledge he’s made several times already that his government would do all it takes to reunite the remaining Chibok girls kidnapped in 2014 and still in captivity with their parents. His latest comment comes as the world commemorates the 1000th day since the kidnap ...

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