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    PHOTOS: Senegalese president brings Buhari, Obasanjo together

PHOTOS: Senegalese president brings Buhari, Obasanjo together

President Muhammadu Buhari and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo met at Diamniadio, a city in Senegal, for the inauguration of President Macky Sall.This is the first time that Buhari and Obasanjo would be seen together publicly since the Nigerian president won his reelection bid in February.Obasanjo had kicked against Buhari's second term, endorsing Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who [...]

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    Osinbajo: We’ll see significant improvement in two years

Osinbajo: We’ll see significant improvement in two years

Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo says Nigerians will see significant improvement in two years if the government sticks to its plans.Osinbajo spoke on Monday at the University of Lagos where he delivered the convocation lecture ahead of the institution's 50th anniversary.According to the number two citizen, the focus of the President Muhammadu  Buhari administration in the next four years will be to address [...]

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    Yakasai: APC might field Tinubu or Osinbajo in 2023

Yakasai: APC might field Tinubu or Osinbajo in 2023

Tanko Yakasai, elder statesman and political adviser in the second Republic, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might field Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo or Bola Tinubu, a national leader of APC, in 2023.Speaking with The Interview, Yakasai said the region played a key role in the emergence of Buhari in 2019.On the possibility of the APC fielding a presidential candidate from [...]

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    Buhari launches pension scheme for workers in informal sector

Buhari launches pension scheme for workers in informal sector

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the Micro Pension Plan (MPP) for workers in the informal sector.Buhari launched the scheme on Thursday in Abuja, where he personally registered Sagir Shawa, a tricycle (keke NAPEP) operator in Karu area of the federal capital territory (FCT).The MPP, an initiative of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), is aimed at providing pension services to self-employed [...]

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    Buhari: I’ve contested my last election… I’ll like to leave something behind

Buhari: I’ve contested my last election… I’ll like to leave something behind

President Muhammadu Buhari says the February 23 presidential poll is his fifth and last election and he wants "to leave something behind". Buhari spoke when he hosted the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and senators-elect to dinner in the presidential villa on Monday.The president, who did not state what he would leave behind, told the lawmakers he could not do it [...]

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    Rewane committee submits minimum wage report to Buhari

Rewane committee submits minimum wage report to Buhari

The presidential technical advisory committee led by Bismarck Rewane, the CEO of Financial Derivatives, has submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari.According to the president, the report was submitted on Monday, with ways in which the federal government can generate revenue to pay the new minimum wage."On Jan 9, 2019, I inaugurated the Presidential Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation [...]

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    AfCFTA: Kagame speaks on Buhari and the Nigeria problem

AfCFTA: Kagame speaks on Buhari and the Nigeria problem

Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, says Nigeria is sorting things out to get on the continental free trade area agreement, already signed by a majority of countries in Africa.Speaking at the Africa CEO forum on Monday, Kagame was asked if the "Nigeria problem" will not affect the conclusion and take off of the Africa free trade agreement.In March 2018, 44 countries [...]

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    Buhari on fake news: Digital space difficult to regulate

Buhari on fake news: Digital space difficult to regulate

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is difficult to regulate what comes out on digital platforms.Buhari spoke when the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by Chris Isiguzo, its president, paid him a visit at the presidential villa on Thursday.The president sought the cooperation of the journalists while urging them to do their bit by combatting fake news and reporting the [...]

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    CSOs ask Buhari to increase education budget

CSOs ask Buhari to increase education budget

Civil society organisations, education stakeholders and concerned citizens are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to give priority to education in his second term in office.The stakeholders, in a joint statement, also expressed concern over the number of out of school children in the country, laying emphasis on the girl-child.According to the statement, the groups collected over 2,500 signatories in a [...]

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    PDP to Buhari: Atiku will soon reclaim his stolen mandate

PDP to Buhari: Atiku will soon reclaim his stolen mandate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop "gloating" as Atiku Abubakar, its candidate in the presidential election, will soon reclaim his "stolen mandate" at the tribunal.The party was reacting to Buhari's statement that the PDP still had questions to answer on how it spent the huge resources that accrued to the country from oil sales [...]

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    ‘I still hold him in high esteem’ — Buhari hails Obasanjo at 82

‘I still hold him in high esteem’ — Buhari hails Obasanjo at 82

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will continue to hold ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in high regard irrespective of their differences.Buhari spoke in a felicitation message issued on his behalf by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, during Obasanjo’s 82nd birthday anniversary.According to the statement, Buhari said Obasanjo’s contributions to Nigeria overshadows the differences between both men.Obasanjo opposed the re-election bid of Buhari and has [...]

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    Shettima: Why Buhari polled over 800,000 votes in Borno

Shettima: Why Buhari polled over 800,000 votes in Borno

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, says the results of the February 23 presidential election from the state is not surprising.Critics had questioned how President Muhammadu Buhari garnered 836,496 votes in the insurgency-torn state.Atiku Abubakar, Buhari's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, polled only 71,788 votes.But speaking in a broadcast, Shetimma described the north-eastern state as a "Buhari territory".According to him, the state [...]

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    Obiano: I knew it was impossible to beat Buhari

Obiano: I knew it was impossible to beat Buhari

Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state, says he supported the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari because he foresaw his victory in the election.Obiano, who disclosed this in a statement issued by James Eze, his chief press secretary, said he knew that it was impossible to beat Buhari.Eze said the governor, made it clear to his close friends and allies that the [...]

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    Atiku did NOT make any demands from Buhari, says PDP

Atiku did NOT make any demands from Buhari, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate in the recently concluded poll, is not making any demands from President Muhammadu Buhari.Abubakar had rejected the outcome of the election, saying he would challenge it in court.Subsequently, the National Peace Committee chaired by Abdulsalami Abubakar, after meeting with Atiku, said he made his grievances known and they had [...]

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    Reshuffle cabinet, obey court orders… reactions to APC poll on expectations from Buhari

Reshuffle cabinet, obey court orders… reactions to APC poll on expectations from Buhari

Less than 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari was announced as president-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) set up a poll asking Nigerians what they want the government to improve on in the next four years.Buhari won his reelection after polling 15,191,847 to defeat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Presidential poll: Those doubting Kano results are ignorant, says Ganduje

Presidential poll: Those doubting Kano results are ignorant, says Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says those questioning the votes cast for President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano, are "unserious and ignorant" of the state’s politics.Ganduje spoke when he visited Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday.Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 1,464,768 votes in Kano ahead of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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