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Buhari authorizes air attacks on kidnappers, bandits in Niger, Kaduna and Zamfara States forests

Buhari authorizes air attacks on kidnappers, bandits in Niger, Kaduna and Zamfara States forests

President Muhammadu Buhari has received assurances that with the harmattan dust gradually easing its hold on the skies, fighter aircraft would this week join the efforts to provide effective air attacks against bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers that have been attacking remote communities around Dogon Gona forest in Niger State. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & ... Read More »

Malami lists benefits of Nigeria-Macao Agreement on transfer of sentenced persons

Malami lists benefits of Nigeria-Macao Agreement on transfer of sentenced persons

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has stated that Nigeria stands to derive immense benefits as President Muhammadu Buhari signed the instrument of ratification of agreement for the transfer of sentenced persons between Nigeria and the Government of the Macao; Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. This is contained in a statement ... Read More »

Beheaded Adamawa Pastor: CAN got it mixed up – Femi Adesina

Beheaded Adamawa Pastor: CAN got it mixed up – Femi Adesina

It was very sad and doleful to hear of the eventual beheading of Rev Lawan Andimi, Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Michika Local Government, Adamawa State. He had been abducted by terrorists earlier this month. I felt the killing of Andimi very keenly, not for the fact that he was a clergyman, but “any man’s death diminishes me, ... Read More »

Boko Haram terrorists will pay heavy price for killing CAN chairman- Buhari

Boko Haram terrorists will pay heavy price for killing CAN chairman- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the terrorist killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa, describing it as cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative. The president stated this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday. He said his administration ... Read More »

Buhari re-appoints Shehu Garba as Special Assistant (SA), Disability Matters

Buhari re-appoints Shehu Garba as Special Assistant (SA), Disability Matters

PRESIDENT BUHARI RE-APPOINTS DR SAMUEL ANKELI, SHEHU GARBA AS AIDES ON DISABILITY MATTERS President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Dr Samuel Ankeli, as his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Disability Matters. The President also re-appointed Shehu Garba as Special Assistant (SA), Disability Matters. The appointments take effect from October 15, 2019. Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the ... Read More »

Influx of arms and  hard drugs, not just rice, led to border closure, Buhari tells Ghanaian president

Influx of arms and hard drugs, not just rice, led to border closure, Buhari tells Ghanaian president

The partial closure of Nigeria’s borders is not caused solely because food products, particularly rice, were being smuggled into Nigeria, but also because arms and ammunition, as well as hard drugs were being ferried into Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Holding a bilateral meeting Monday in London at the sidelines of UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 with President Nana Akufo-Addo ... Read More »

FG commissions Ibiaku Utit-Uruan erosion control project

FG commissions Ibiaku Utit-Uruan erosion control project

President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his promise that no part of the Country will suffer any neglect owing to its geographical location or political consideration by commissioning and handing over of Ibiaku Utit – Uruan Route erosion Control works at Uruan/Uyo Local Government Area in Akwa lbom State, Saturday ,18th January , 2020. Hon.Minister of Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, ... Read More »

Nigeria’s border closure not meant to punish our neighbours, says Buhari in London

Nigeria’s border closure not meant to punish our neighbours, says Buhari in London

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in London said that the partial closure of Nigeria’s borders is not meant to punish her neighbours, but to strengthen the country’s security and economy. At a meeting with a select group of the Nigerian Community in the United Kingdom, the President explained that the period of closure will be used for stock-taking on threats to ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua prostrates as Buhari meets Nigerians living in UK (photos)

Anthony Joshua prostrates as Buhari meets Nigerians living in UK (photos)

Nigerian born British World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua on Saturday proved that he has not forgotten his cultural heritage as he prostrated flatly on his chest before President Muhammadu Buhari in London. This happened in the full glare of people and cameras shortly after presenting his belts to the president during Buhari’s meeting with Nigerians living in United Kingdom. ... Read More »

Buhari and wife bless Muhammad Garba Shehu’s marriage

Buhari and wife bless Muhammad Garba Shehu’s marriage

President Muhammadu Buhari and the First Lady, Aisha Buhari have sent  congratulatory  messages to newlyweds, Muhammad Garba Shehu and Zuwaira Umar Faruk, urging them to learn to be patient with one another. “The secret of successful marriages is in patience and tolerance for your partner. I urge you to banish anger, mistrust and impatience from your home,” the President advised the ... Read More »

Buhari Tips IMF Director, Kingsley Obiora, As CBN Deputy Governor

Buhari Tips IMF Director, Kingsley Obiora, As CBN Deputy Governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Dr Kingsley Isitua Obiora as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This was disclosed in a statement made available by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday. According to the statement, the nominee’s name has already been forwarded to Senate President, Ahmed Lawan for ... Read More »

Buhari leads Governors, NSA, others to London for UK- Africa Investment Summit

Buhari leads Governors, NSA, others to London for UK- Africa Investment Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Friday for London to participate in the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit holding on Monday, January 20, 2020. Hosted by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, the event is “to create new partnerships that will deliver more investments and jobs” to the benefit of people and businesses in African countries and the United Kingdom. He ... Read More »

Former DSS boss,A.A.Gadzama bags new appointment

Former DSS boss,A.A.Gadzama bags new appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the former Director General of the Department for State Services, Afakriya Aduwa Gadzama, as the Chairman of the National Institute for Security Studies, NISS. The appointment, which takes effect from December 16, 2019 for an initial four years, is contained in statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. Afakriya Aduwa ... Read More »

Buhari Approves Inter-Ministerial Committees For Mambilla Hydro Electric Power Project

Buhari Approves Inter-Ministerial Committees For Mambilla Hydro Electric Power Project

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of two committees for the Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project in Taraba State. They are the Inter – Ministerial Steering Committee (IMSC) and Project Delivery Committee (PDC). Minister of Power, Engineer Sale Mamman, will chair the Inter – Ministerial Steering Committee, while the Director in-charge of Renewable Energy in the Federal Ministry of Power ... Read More »

96,090 Varsity staff out of 137,016 already enrolled in IPPIS –FG

96,090 Varsity staff out of 137,016 already enrolled in IPPIS –FG

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said out of the 137,016 academic and non-academic staff members of the universities, 96,090 have been enrolled in the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The Minister who spoke on Thursday when President Muhammadu Buhari received leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) led by Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi ... Read More »

‘The Future Belongs To IT’, Says Buhari As He Meets ICT Professionals

‘The Future Belongs To IT’, Says Buhari As He Meets ICT Professionals

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to use technology for enhanced public service delivery. Receiving the leadership of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPCN) and Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) led by its president, Prof. Charles Uwadia, President Buhari said ‘‘technology in public service delivery is no longer a luxury, but a pressing necessity.’’ ... Read More »

Buhari meets with INEC, Police, DSS over 28 proposed rerun, by-elections in January

Buhari meets with INEC, Police, DSS over 28 proposed rerun, by-elections in January

  President Buhari with L-R: AVM Muazu, Prof. Okey Ibeanu, Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu, INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, Chief of Staff Abba Kyari, Prof. Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine, IG of Police Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, DSS DG Yusuf Magaji Bichi, Prince Solomon Adedeji and Engr Abubakar Nahuche * President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday restated his resolve for a free, fair and credible electoral process. ... Read More »

Why Buhari, Osinbajo should end secrecy over their asset declarations-Falana

Why Buhari, Osinbajo should end secrecy over their asset declarations-Falana

SERAP’s FoI: Why Buhari, Osinbajo should end secrecy over their asset declarations By Femi Falana, SAN I have read the Freedom of Information (FoI) requests by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) giving President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, 36 state governors and their deputies 7 days to publicly declare any updates on their asset declarations submitted to the Code ... Read More »

No Development Without Stability, Buhari Tells Visiting Guinea-Bissau President-Elect

No Development Without Stability, Buhari Tells Visiting Guinea-Bissau President-Elect

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday reiterated his desire for stability, peace, progress and prosperity in the entire West African sub-region. Responding to Umaro Muhktar Sissoco Embalo, the President-elect of Guinea Bissau, who came to Nigeria on a “thank you visit” and to express his “good wishes” following his emergence as winner in the keenly contested, just-concluded elections in his country, ... Read More »

Gas explosion: Buhari mourns death of Atomic Energy Chairman, four others

Gas explosion: Buhari mourns death of Atomic Energy Chairman, four others

  President Buhari* President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the gas explosion which led to the death of the Chairman, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Professor Simon Mallam, his son and three others at Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna on Saturday. Prof Mallam* Reacting to the incident, President Buhari in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant ... Read More »