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    Buhari to security agencies: Ballot materials must not be hijacked in Kogi, Bayelsa

Buhari to security agencies: Ballot materials must not be hijacked in Kogi, Bayelsa

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for peaceful elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.In a statement on Thursday, the president asked law enforcement agents to ensure that citizens are allowed to exercise their voting rights without intimidation.He also said any attempt to steal ballots must be stopped with all legal means."All must carry out their functions with fairness and transparency; without [...]

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    CAN: There’s no crisis between Buhari and Osinbajo

CAN: There’s no crisis between Buhari and Osinbajo

Adebayo Oladeji, spokesman for Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says there is no crisis between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.But Oladeji added that CAN is not happy about reports on Osinbajo.On Wednesday, 35 aides attached to the office of the vice-president were sacked, fuelling the speculation of a rift between the president and [...]

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    Buhari’s ‘coup’ against oil companies

Buhari’s ‘coup’ against oil companies

I don’t know about you, but I would say one of the most iconic images of the Buhari administration so far is the one released to the media on Monday, November 4. President Muhammadu Buhari — with a Hausa cap sitting comfortably on his head, a green pen in his right hand and a grin on his face — is [...]

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    ‘Suffered a major blow under Obasanjo’ — five things we never knew about Mamman Daura

‘Suffered a major blow under Obasanjo’ — five things we never knew about Mamman Daura

Mamman Daura, President Muhmmadu Buhari's nephew, crossed into the octogenarian league on Saturday and one of his children penned a tribute for him. In the piece about Daura whom she described as an "extraordinarily man", Fatima  shared a lot of information which many do not know about her father.Here are five highlights from the piece:HAS JUST ONE SON LIKE BUHARIDaura and Buhari [...]

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    Presidency explains why Osinbajo’s aides were asked to go

Presidency explains why Osinbajo’s aides were asked to go

The presidency has broken its silence on why some aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were asked to go.The appointments of more than 30 aides of the nation's number two citizen were terminated on Wednesday.Some top aides of Osinbajo had refused to comment on the development, with Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, dismissing a list of the affected aides published [...]

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    Corruption has been driven under the table, says Lai

Corruption has been driven under the table, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says it is fair to say corruption has "been driven under the table."Speaking at a town hall meeting in Abuja on Thursday, the minister said although the war against corruption has been fought before, this is the first time that it is being backed by a strong political will.He said President Muhammadu Buhari who is [...]

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    ‘Buhari hasn’t undermined Osinbajo’s office’

‘Buhari hasn’t undermined Osinbajo’s office’

Babajide Omoworare, aide of the president on national assembly matters (senate), says President Muhammadu Buhari did not undermine the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo by not hanging over to him when he left for the UK.The president is currently on a private visit to the UK.There have been wild reactions to Buhari's signing of the amended deep offshore and inland [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Buhari can sign laws anywhere — we have passed Mungo Park era

Oshiomhole: Buhari can sign laws anywhere — we have passed Mungo Park era

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over Nigeria from wherever he is, maintaining that Nigeria has passed the "Mungo Park era".The president is currently on a private visit to the UK.Oshiomhole was speaking on the signing amended deep offshore and inland basin production sharing contract (DOIBPSC) act by the president.Buhari signed the [...]

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    Interim committee now void with new NDDC board, says Lawan

Interim committee now void with new NDDC board, says Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the current management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is void with the confirmation of the appointment of members of the agency's board.An interim committee set up by Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta Affairs, currently manages the commission. The minister said the committee will run the NDDC for six months and oversee the [...]

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    Buhari appoints Alade, ex-CBN deputy gov, as finance adviser

Buhari appoints Alade, ex-CBN deputy gov, as finance adviser

President Muhammadu has appointed Sarah Omotunde Alade, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as his special adviser on finance and economy.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.Shehu said her office would be "domiciled in the ministry of finance, budget and national planning"."President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the [...]

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    Senate confirms Tsoho as federal high court chief judge

Senate confirms Tsoho as federal high court chief judge

The senate has confirmed the appointment of John Tsoho as the chief judge of the federal high court and that of Benedict Kanyip as the president of the National Industrial Court (NIC).Both judges were nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari.The president asked the senate to confirm their appointment following the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).The judges were confirmed after [...]

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    EXPLAINER: What’s the big deal about this ‘$1.4bn PSC law’ just signed by Buhari?

EXPLAINER: What’s the big deal about this ‘$1.4bn PSC law’ just signed by Buhari?

There has been so much noise about the amendment of PSCs in the deep offshore and inland basin production sharing contract (DOIBPSC) law which President Muhammadu Buhari signed on Monday. What’s PSC, for goodness sake?In the late 1980s and early 1990s, oil prices were very low and Nigeria was struggling to meet its cash-call obligations to the joint ventures (JVs) with [...]

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    Buhari has resolved to curb medical tourism, says minister

Buhari has resolved to curb medical tourism, says minister

Olororunnimbe Mamora, minister of state for health, says President Muhammadu Buhari has resolved to curb medical tourism.NAN reports that Mamora spoke on Monday in Abuja when a team from CPL Medical Group Limited, a local engineering company engaged in the rehabilitation of teaching hospitals in the country, paid him a visit.In 2017, Buhari spent about three months in London on [...]

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    Okorocha: APC might be no more by the time Buhari’s tenure is over

Okorocha: APC might be no more by the time Buhari’s tenure is over

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), may cease to exist at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.He said unless steps were taken to reposition the leadership of the party, it would lose power in 2023.The former governor of Imo state said the internal crisis within the APC has made it lose focus.He [...]

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    Galadima: There’d have been nationwide jubilation if supreme court sacked Buhari

Galadima: There’d have been nationwide jubilation if supreme court sacked Buhari

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, says there would have been jubilation across the country if the supreme court upturned Buhari's victory in the election.The apex court had dismissed an appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Buhari's main challenger in the election.Atiku had filed a petition against Buhari at the [...]

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    Three governors, four ministers to accompany Buhari on Saudi Arabia trip

Three governors, four ministers to accompany Buhari on Saudi Arabia trip

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Monday, depart Abuja for Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to attend the third edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII).According to a statement released by Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman, on Sunday, the event is organised by Saudi’s Public Investment Fund (PIF).Shehu said the event themed, 'What’s Next for Global Business?' will hold [...]

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