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Buhari and Tinubu switch to campaign mood


The captivating picture of President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu alongside two governors on Tuesday in the luxurious bowels of the presidential jet on the way to Abidjan sent a message to discerning Nigerians. The president’s message was clearly outlined in a meeting with the Nigerian community in Abidjan that night. Noting the presence of the two governors, the president said: “I came ... Read More »

Senate Writes Army, SGF over Reinstatement of Retired Officer


Rays of hope that 38 officers retired by the Nigerian Army in June last may regain their jobs has emerged as the Senate has written to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, urging the immediate reinstatement of one of them, Col. Chidi Ukoha (rtd.), and cautioned the Army authorities ... Read More »

Ekweremadu Urges FG, States to Invest in Vocational Training Programmes


Irked by the increasing rate of unemployment in the country, the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu at the weekend in Enugu asked the federal and state governments to invest in vocational training and skill acquisition programmes in order to meaningfully engage the youths. Speaking at the inauguration of a vocational training institute, Learn and Work European Vocational School in Enugu, Senator Ekweremadu said the unemployment ... Read More »

2019 : Why I’m Supporting Buhari For Second Term – Governor Ortom


Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, has explained why he is supporting President Muhammadu Buhari for second term in 2019. Ortom said he was backing Buhari for another term due to the president’s integrity, discipline and courage to fight corruption. The governor said these qualities stand him out as the right man for the job till 2023. Speaking in Makurdi, the state capital, Ortom faulted ... Read More »

Obiano Presents N166.9bn Budget For 2018 To Anambra House Of Assembly


Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Thursday, presented before the members of the state House of Assembly a draft budget of N166.9 billion for tge 2018 fiscal year. Obiano said the 2018 budget entitled “Budget for Value-for-Money, Economic Diversification and Job Creation” would create jobs and also boost the state’s economy. He said Job Creation was number three in his 2018 fiscal year with a ... Read More »

Ministry Of Interior Denies Reinstating Maina


The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, has declared that the Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdurasheed Maina, was not reinstated. He called on anyone with document showing that Maina was reinstated and assigned office to come forward and present it. Magaji said this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee investigating the recall and ... Read More »

Appeal Court Finally Rules In Suit Challenging Tambuwal’s Emergence


The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on Thursday, dismissed the appeal case filed by Sen. Umaru Dahiru, challenging the emergence of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as governor of Sokoto State. The Court had earlier in the month reserved judgment in the suit filed on account of, “non-compliance with laws in the conduct of the primary election” that produced Tambuwal in 2014 as the governorship candidate of ... Read More »

Togo’s Political Instability May Affect Nigeria, Others -Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari and his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara, on Wednesday expressed concern that political instability in Togo, if not averted, could have regional consequences. According to a statement on Thursday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, both leaders expressed the view during a bilateral meeting in Abidjan on the margins of the 5th AU-EU Summit. “We ... Read More »

Reps Hold Public Hearing On CCTV Bill

The House of Representatives on Wednesday commenced the public hearing on a Bill to empower Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps to control Close Circuit Televisions in the country. The Bill seeks to amend the NSCDC Act 2003 to provide guidance for the enforcement of security measures through the requirement for installation and management of CCTV. It is to ensure the security of lives and ... Read More »

Why I Am With Governors In Abidjan – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday admitted, albeit jokingly, that he decided to be in company of some state governors in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire for electoral purposes. Buhari said this while interacting with the Nigerian community in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. He is in the country for the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit. He is being accompanied by a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, ... Read More »

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