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“We were all anxious about Buhari’s health” – Ghana President Akufo-Addo says

Akufo Addo Buhari

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo visited Nigeria for the second time in two months on Tuesday. The last time he visited, he was hosted by then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Received by President Muhammadu Buhari,  Akufo-Addo told journalists that West African leaders were worried and anxious when the Nigerian president was ...

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Presidency confirms that Buhari will travel to the United States next week


President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to the United States of America next week, where he is scheduled to address the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. His trip was confirmed by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and ...

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Buhari gets the most important point about Nigeria’s exit from recession


While playing host on Tuesday to the president of Niger Republic, Alhaji Mahamadou Issoufou, in Daura, Katsina state, President Muhammadu Buhari directly responded to news that the Nigerian economy has officially come out of recession.  “I am looking forward to ensuring that the ordinary Nigerian feels the impact,’’ Buhari told ...

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One missing governor, praises for VP, NTA wins it: 6 takeaways from Buhari-Governors meeting


President Muhammadu Buhari is back. From broadcasts to signing treaties to hosting ambassadors and leaders of political parties, the president has been putting negative speculations about his current state of health to rest. The message from the villa is that Buhari is fit and ready to carry on as president. ...

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Osinbajo appoints 14 INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners


The Federal Government has approved the appointment of 12 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In addition, the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, retained two RECs in the list. A statement signed by Bolaji Adebiyi, the Director Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government ...

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Osinbajo hosts northern traditional rulers

AG PRESIDENT OSINBAJO BREAKING OF RAMADAN FAST 1. L-R; Acting President Yemi Osinbajo chats with His Eminence Sultan of Sokoto, Sultan Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar IIIduring breaking of Ramadan Fast at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE/STATE HOUSE. JUNE 19 2017

In continuation of his consultations with leaders across various spheres in the country, Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will meet on Tuesday with Northern traditional rulers. The consultative meeting with the monarch was initially scheduled for Monday. Although it didn’t happen, Osinbajo in Monday, held an Iftar (breaking of ...

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Emir Sanusi visits Osinbajo at the State House

Osinbajo and Emir Sanusi

In a meeting held behind closed doors, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with the Emir of Kano, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting took place at the Vice-President’s mini conference room and lasted for about two hours. The Emir declined to comment on ...

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“This is not time to retreat behind ethnic lines”; Osinbajo tells Northern and Southeast leaders

Osinbajo-South East

As vocal regional groups continue to beat the drums of war and division, Nigeria’s Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has adopted a tack of dialogue and consultations. Osinbajo kicked off a series of engagements this week with leaders of thought from the Northern and Southeastern states of Nigeria. He first ...

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Teingo Inko-Tariah: In need of constitutional amendment for automatic removal of Presidents


by Teingo Inko-Tariah President Muhammadu Buhari proceeded on a 10-day medical vacation on January 19, 2017 which ended up as a 49-day vacation following an extension by a letter dated February 5, 2017. This is not the first time Nigeria is having a President with serious medical challenges. The story ...

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“He has the power to assent to it”: Osinbajo receives 2017 Appropriation Bill


Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has formally received the 2017 Appropriation Bill recently passed by the National Assembly last week. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Mr. Ita Enang, presented the document in a meeting held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa. Briefing journalists after ...

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U.S. and U.K. express confidence in Osinbajo


The United States of America and the United Kingdom have given Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, a vote of confidence to continue with the current agenda of fighting insecurity and corruption, and revival of the economy of Nigeria. According to the Punch, the U.S. and U.K have expressed no doubt in the ability and commitment of Osinbajo to ...

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Ex-VP Namadi Sambo visits Osinbajo at the State House


Former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, paid courtesy visit to Acting Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting, which lasted for an hour, was held behind closed door. Mr. Sambo said afterwards that he had come “to pay a visit Mr. Vice President and Mr. Acting President. It is ...

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“Agip to build 150,000 barrels per day refinery” – Kachukwu

Ibe Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has said that the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) has accepted to build a 150,000 barrels per day refinery in either Port Harcourt or Brass. Kachikwu made this known to State House Correspondents on Tuesday, after a meeting with acting President, ...

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And off he goes: Buhari travels to London for treatment

Buhari Osinbajo Saraki DOgara

The Presidency on Sunday released a statement announcing that President Muhammadu Buhari would be travelling once again to the United Kingdom for medical attention. The statement was signed by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina. Below is the statement: President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Osinbajo vetoes three bills passed by National Assembly


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


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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