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Buhari urges South Africans to be tolerant of migrants

Buhari urges South Africans to be tolerant of migrants

  L-R: Presidents Buhari, Ramaphosa * President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa, called for more tolerance, vigilance and heightened security in countries to ensure safety of citizens, noting that competition heralded by globalization, especially with ease in migration, will only get more intense for businesses. Responding to questions during a press conference at the Union Building, alongside his host, ... Read More »

Buhari Asks South African Govt To Reciprocate Nigeria’s Ease Of Doing Business Policy

Buhari Asks South African Govt To Reciprocate Nigeria’s Ease Of Doing Business Policy

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa, called on the South African government to open up its economy for more Nigerian businesses, while guaranteeing their safety, stressing the need for reciprocity in promoting trade and investments between both countries. Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the 9th Bi-National Commission at the seat of government, Union Building, President Buhari said ... Read More »

Oyetola, Fayemi, Soyinka, Ooni, others, honour Gen Akinrinade as he clocks 80

Oyetola, Fayemi, Soyinka, Ooni, others, honour Gen Akinrinade as he clocks 80

  L-R: Gov Oyetola, Gen Akinrinade* A galaxy of eminent personalities on Thursday gathered at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, in honour of  Lt. General Alani Ipoola Akinrinade (rtd.), CFR, GCON, as he marked his 80th birthday anniversary. The roll call included Osun Governor, Gboyega Oyetola;  Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; ... Read More »

NEDC Board Visits Taraba, Promises To Help Develop Infrastructure

NEDC Board Visits Taraba, Promises To Help Develop Infrastructure

Chairman and members of the North East Development Commission, NEDC, Retired General Paul Tarfa, on Thursday paid Gov Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State a courtesy call in Government House Jalingo. The managing director of the commission, Mohammed Goni Alkali, was a member of the delegation. Speaking during the visit, General Paul Tarfa, said his team was in Taraba to ... Read More »

2020 Budget: Gov Abiodun pledges to prioritize capital projects

2020 Budget: Gov Abiodun pledges to prioritize capital projects

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun plans to prioritize capital projects that would be implemented under the state’s 2020 budget. The prioritized capital projects will have positive impact on the lives of the people. The State is also poised to achieve zero-based estimate in its budget preparation. Speaking through his Consultant on Budget and Planning, Mr Olaolu Olabimtan, in Abeokuta ... Read More »

Breaking: Gunmen Abduct Students, Teachers In Kaduna Girls School

Gunmen in the early hours of Thursday abducted six female students and two staff of Engravers College, a boarding secondary school near Kaduna. The attack on the school located at Kakau Daji village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State reportedly took place about 3:10am. Police spokesman in the state, DSP Yakubu Sabo, who confirmed the incident in a ... Read More »

States IGR leap to N1.16 trillion as 10 million join tax database – Fowler

The Chairman, Joint Tax Board,  JTB and Executive Chairman,  Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Tunde Fowler has said that the  states have recorded a leap in their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from N800 billion in  in 2016 to  N1.16 trillion in 2018  some  46.11 per cent  under four years. Also Nigeria’s tax database has increased from 10 million to 20 ... Read More »

For the record: Text of speech delivered at Press Conference by Minister of Information &Culture on FG’s delegation to London on P&ID issue

For the record: Text of speech delivered at Press Conference by Minister of Information &Culture on FG’s delegation to London on P&ID issue

  BEING THE TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, ON THE FG DELEGATION’S RECENT TRIP TO LONDON AND THE LONDON COMMERCIAL COURT RULING ON THE P&ID ISSUE….IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 2019 Good afternoon gentlemen. As you are aware, a high-powered Federal Government delegation was in London the whole of ... Read More »

Stop writing open-letters to government, Akinrinade tells Obasanjo

Stop writing open-letters to government, Akinrinade tells Obasanjo

  Obasanjo* Retired General and former Chief of Defence Staff, Alani Akinrinade has advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo, to adjust his style as a leader and statesman. Gen Akinrinade said since Obasanjo has unfettered access to those in power, letter-writing may not be a good option. He said the former president should consult with those in power and offer constructive ... Read More »

Nigerian, two others make the list for the 2019 APO Group African Women in Media Award

Nigerian, two others make the list for the 2019 APO Group African Women in Media Award

  The winner will be bestowed with a USD 2,500 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to a prestigious International Women’s Forum, and online courses from one of the most respected international universities   APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, have shortlisted three journalists to win the inaugural APO Group ... Read More »

Buhari arrives South Africa for State Visit, Bi-National Commission

Buhari arrives South Africa for State Visit, Bi-National Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday arrived in Pretoria, South Africa for a state visit and 9th meeting of Bi-National Commission, which will for the first time witness participation of the two Heads of State after an elevation. The President’s plane arrived in the South African Air force Base, Waterkloof, at 9.10pm, and he was received by Minister of International Relations and ... Read More »

Buhari congratulates Kano, Plateau governors on election tribunal victories

Buhari congratulates Kano, Plateau governors on election tribunal victories

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State and Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on the affirmation of their victories in the March 2019 gubernatorial polls by the respective State Governorship Election Petition Tribunals. President Buhari, who travelled with the two victorious All Progressives Congress (APC) party governors to South Africa on a State Visit, ... Read More »

More eulogies for the late NSCIA Deputy President as Buhari, UMA, MPAC, NASFAT react

More eulogies for the late NSCIA Deputy President as Buhari, UMA, MPAC, NASFAT react

    PRESIDENT BUHARI MOURNS NSCIA DEPUTY PRESIDENT-GENERAL, BABALOLA President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on the passing of its Deputy President-General, Alhaji Sakariyahu Babalola. The President also extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Alhaji Babalola and all Muslim Ummah who are mourning the loss of the accomplished businessman, whose ... Read More »

Court may compel CCB to publish asset declarations of presidents, govs’

There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing details of asset declarations of presidents and state governors may soon have some answers, as the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to disclose details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive presidents and state ... Read More »