EFCC boss, Magu meets with NCA over PEPs

  Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on Thursday, 22 November, 2018 met with the National Crime Agency, NCA, in the United Kingdom to discuss the efforts of the Commission in the recovering of all ill-gotten assets domiciled in foreign jurisdiction by Nigerian’s Politically Exposed Persons, PEPs. Outside the recovery of assets, the EFCC Boss in the course of the high power meeting with officials of the NCA will also present the Commission’s position on ways to fast-track the extradition of all PEPs who…

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Tenure extension: APC governors dump Oyegun for Buhari

Buhari departs for London‎ Monday for official visit

Tenure extension: APC governors dump Oyegun for Buhari By Newsdesk with agency report The 24 governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), have  unanimously agreed with President Muhammadu Buhari that party’s constitution should be respected in electing a new National Working Committee, NWC, members for the party. This was disclosed by the Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari after Buhari met with some of the governors. President Buhari had at the party’s National Executive Committee’s meeting last week declared as illegal, a proposal for the extension of the tenure of…

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Winnie Mandela’s death huge loss to Africa- Buhari

Winnie Mandela’s death huge loss to Africa- Buhari

Winnie Mandela’s death huge loss to Africa- Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has described the passing on of South-Africa’s anti-apartheid icon, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as a huge loss to Africa. The President, in a condolence message in Abuja on Monday, noted that the deceased was a woman of uncommon determination, steadfastness and perseverance. President Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu. According to the President, the late Winnnie held aloft the torch of the struggle against institutionalised discrimination…

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Buhari greets Christians, commits to security, progress

Buhari departs for London‎ Monday for official visit

Buhari greets Christians, commits to security, progress By Newsdesk with agency report President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a felicitation message to Christians on Easter celebrations and with the assurance of his commitment to security, peace, unity and development. In pursuit of security, he assured the nation of his commitment to rescue all girls abducted by Boko Haram, including the remaining Chibok schoolgirls. “I am very optimistic that all others, including the Chibok girls who are still in captivity will be safely released unconditionally to their families,’’ Buhari said in the…

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Travellers, commuters groan over movement restriction as Buhari visits Lagos

Travellers, commuters groan over movement restriction as Buhari visits Lagos

Travellers, commuters groan over movement restriction as Buhari visits Lagos By Newsdesk with agency report Some travelers and commuters were on Thursday, forced to walk long distances to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos to catch their flights, following  restriction of movement around the airport vicinity by security operatives. The movement restriction around the airport is due to the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos. The President is expected to inaugurate the newly constructed Ikeja Bus Terminus among other engagements. As early as 5 a.m, commercial buses and other unauthorised…

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Buhari arrives Lagos for two days official visit

Buhari arrives Lagos for two days official visit

Buhari arrives Lagos for two days official visit By Newsdesk with agency report President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Lagos to begin a two-day official visit to the mega commercial city of Nigeria. Buhari was received at the Murtala Mohammed Airport by the Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and information minister Lai Mohammed. While the airport ceremonies were going one, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was at the ground breaking ceremony of Lekki Deep Seaport representing President Buhari. The $1.5b Lekki Deep Seaport is one of the many heavy industrial projects…

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Benue governor meets Buhari on 175,000 displaced persons

Benue governor meets Buhari on 175,000 displaced persons

Benue governor meets Buhari on 175,000 displaced persons By Newsdesk with agency report Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the plight of more 175,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs ) in the eight camps created on the state ravaged by herders’ menace.. The governor said that the IDPs “ have expressed their desire to go back home’’ . The governor stated that Buhari was “very passionate’’ about the plight of the IDPs and had assured him that federal government would swing into action to ensure…

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Lagos declares Thursday work-free for Buhari’s visit

Winnie Mandela’s death huge loss to Africa- Buhari

Lagos declares Thursday work-free for Buhari’s visit By Newsdesk with agency report Lagos State Government has declared Thursday a work free day ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s two-day visit to the state. The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, said the declaration was to enable residents to come out en masse to welcome Buhari during the visit. Bamigbetan urged residents to adhere to the security guidance earlier announced to make the visit peaceful and orderly. Earlier, the Commissioner of Police in the state,  Imohimi Edgal, said there…

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Tinubu shuns APC caucus meeting in Abuja

Tinubu shuns APC caucus meeting in Abuja

Tinubu shuns APC caucus meeting in Abuja By Newsdesk with agency report The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was absent as President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday led other top government officials, to a meeting of the party’s national caucus. The meeting was held at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Other top government officials who attended the meeting included Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and state governors.…

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Buhari’s official photographer tells story of his life, how he suffered, used to lack ‘garri to drink’ –

Buhari’s official photographer tells story of his life, how he suffered in life, used to lack ‘garri to drink’

Buhari’s official photographer tells story of his life, how he suffered, used to lack ‘garri to drink’ By Sunday Popoola,Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari’s official photographer,Bayo Omoboriowo, has told the world the touching story of his life. Omoboriowo,the celebrity photographer in his instagram post, recalled a time in his life when he didn’t have food to eat; when he made do with only N2000 as allowance for a whole month as student. “In case you don’t know, I have suffered very well in my life o.“I cried at a time in…

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Senate, presidency at war over Peace Corps Bill

Senate, presidency at war over Peace Corps Bill

Senate, presidency at war over Peace Corps Bill By Newsdesk with agency report The Nigerian Senate is at war with presidency following President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to withhold assent to the bill establishing Peace Corps of Nigeria. This followed the adoption of a Point of Order raised by Sen. Dino Melaye during plenary. Relying on the Senate rules, Melaye urged the Senate to revisit the bill with a view to veto the president if he failed to rescind his rejection of the bill. President Buhari had cited duplication of duty and…

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Private companies coming back to Nigeria – Buhari

Private companies coming back to Nigeria – Buhari

Private companies coming back to Nigeria – Buhari By Newsdesk with agency report With Nigeria coming out of crippling economic recession,President Muhammadu Buhari has  disclosed that foreign private companies were coming back to Nigeria. The companies, he said, were making massive investments within the existing legal and regulatory frameworks. Buhari expressed delight over the ‘significant’ growth in the non-oil sector which was creating thousands of jobs across the country. President Buhari made the disclosure at a meeting in Abuja with a Qatari business delegation led by the former Emir, Sheikh…

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APC denies endorsing Buhari for second term

APC denies endorsing Buhari for second term

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for second term. The party said on Wednesday that its National Executive Committee, NEC, did at its meeting in Abuja, was to pass a vote of confidence on Buhari and the John Odigie – Oyegun- led National Working Committee, NWC. The APC said the vote of confidence was not the same as endorsing the President for a second term. Speaking with Punch, on the matter, the party’s Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, explained that the issue of endorsing the President…

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Buhari vows to make Nigeria most safest, attractive investment destinations

FG confirms 110 Dapchi schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack

Buhari vows to make Nigeria most safest, attractive investment destinations By Nuhu Mohammed, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to make Nigeria one of the easiest, safest and attractive places to do business in the world Buhari made the pledge on Saturday at the opening of the 39th Kaduna International Trade Fair. The President, who was represented by the Minister of Trade and Investment,  Okechukwu Enelamah, said the administration “is prioritising the industrial sector by focusing on rebuilding infrastructure. “One of the important initiatives of our government is the Industrial…

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Oyegun meets Buhari over Tinubu’s allegation of sabotaging APC’s reconciliation efforts

Oyegun meets Buhari over Tinubu’s allegation of saboteur

Oyegun meets Buhari over Tinubu’s allegation of sabotaging APC’s reconciliation efforts By Newsdesk with agency report Barely 24 hours after being accused of sabotaging reconciliation efforts in the party, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC),  John Odigie-Oyegun, on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari. Odigie-Oyegun, who met behind closed door with the president in the State House after the Friday prayers, declined comment on the outcome of the meeting. It was gathered that the duo deliberated on the “protest letter’’ submitted to the President by National leader of the…

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Buhari orders 24-hour monitor for Dapchi schoolgirls

Buhari orders 24-hour monitor for Dapchi schoolgirls

Buhari orders 24-hour monitor for Dapchi schoolgirls By Newsdesk with agency report President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered more troops and surveillance aircraft to the entire North East territory  on a 24-hour basis, to recover the schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State. Buhari said this on Friday as he also gave assurance to  the families of the students abducted on Monday by Boko Haram insurgents, almost four years after a similar abduction of 275 schoolgirls from Chibok Girls Secondary School, in Borno State. According to him,…

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Buhari to address the nation on second term ambition

APC drags Buhari to court over tenure elongation

Buhari to address the nation on second term ambition By Musa Mohammed, Abuja The Chairman of the All Progressive Congress,(APC)  Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, said President Muhammadu Buhari would soon address the nation on whether he would seek re-election in 2019. Okorocha stated  disclosed when he briefed State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting between the President and the APC governors held on Thursday night at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said the president would also address the caucus of the APC on the matter. “We discussed so…

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Your government has failed Nigerians – Cardinal Okogie tells Buhari

Your government has failed Nigerians – Cardinal Okogie tells Buhari

Your government has failed Nigerians – Cardinal Okogie tells Buhari By Bimbo Ogunnaike A former Lagos Archbishop of the Catholic Church , Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi-Okogie, said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in meeting promises that made Nigerians to vote as they did in 2015. Okogie, a former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN), also called on Buhari to take note of the criticisms by former President Olusegun Obasanjo; former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida; the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria and others, saying that they…

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With Buhari as president, Nigeria in safe hands- Lai Mohammed

FEC approves N20.8bn for Ikorodu- Shagamu road

With Buhari as president, Nigeria in safe hands- Lai Mohammed By Sunday Popoola, Abuja The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that there is no cause for alarm with President Muhammadu Buhari piloting the affairs of Nigeria, the country is in very safe and competent hands. Mohammed  stated this during a mini town hall meeting with the staff of the Nigerian Embassy in Madrid, Spain, and a cross section of Nigerians living in the European country on Saturday. According to the minister, contrary to the fake news…

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NCWS advise FG on total restructuring of Nigeria

NCWS advise FG on total restructuring of Nigeria

NCWS advise FG on total restructuring of Nigeria By Newsdesk The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has advised the Federal Government to take a holistic approach in its programme  restructuring the country. The President of the council, Gloria Shoda, said in a statement that Nigerian women support the proposed restructuring of the country by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. However, she said the restructuring should `wear a human face’ with gender sensitivity. She noted that the issue of restructuring was not new in the country, adding that it has been…

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