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    Buhari signs revised N10.8trn 2020 budget into law

Buhari signs revised N10.8trn 2020 budget into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the revised 2020 budget into law. According to Tolu Ogunlesi, his special assistant on digital/new media, the president signed the revised budget into law around 11:04am on Friday. Nigeria had to revise its budget estimates and assumptions after a drop in crude oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic affected global supply chains. "Assumptions underlying the 2020 appropriation act [...]

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    Zainab Ahmed: Buhari will sign revised 2020 budget Friday

Zainab Ahmed: Buhari will sign revised 2020 budget Friday

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the revised budget of N10.8 trillion on Friday. The national assembly passed the revised budget in June. The federal government made adjustments to the budget following the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the economy. Speaking at a meeting with Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, [...]

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    Ensure N78bn refunded to Rivers is accounted for, group tells Buhari

Ensure N78bn refunded to Rivers is accounted for, group tells Buhari

A group known as the Network for the Defence of Democratic and Good Governance (NDDGG) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the N78 billion refunded to Rivers state by the federal government is accounted for. Buhari had approved the refund of the money spent on repairing federal roads in the state. Last week, Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, thanked Buhari [...]

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    Buhari: COVID-19 will triple number of poor people

Buhari: COVID-19 will triple number of poor people

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is expected that the number of poor people in the country will triple as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement on Wednesday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said Buhari disclosed this in a recorded video message to a virtual high-level United Nations meeting focused on trends, options, and strategies in poverty eradication across the [...]

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    Debo Adesina on Buhari’s 41-man list of non-career ambassadors

Debo Adesina on Buhari’s 41-man list of non-career ambassadors

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Debo Adesina, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, as a non-career ambassador. The journalist's name is among the 41 nominees that the president transmitted to the senate for confirmation. Adesina is currently on a three-month pre-retirement leave at The Guardian. Buhari's request was contained in a letter dated June 17 and read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor [...]

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    FG to agencies: Reject any letter from officials seeking to influence recruitments

FG to agencies: Reject any letter from officials seeking to influence recruitments

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned political appointees and other government officials against using their positions to bestow undue advantage on anyone seeking government jobs and other favours. In a statement on Wednesday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, quoted the president as saying the action is "antithetical to the character of the administration". Mohammed said the president's repeated warning followed persistent [...]

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    INEC truly independent under Buhari, says Malami

INEC truly independent under Buhari, says Malami

Abubakar Malami, attorney general of the federation, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has done enough to support the development of electoral process in Nigeria. Malami, who spoke as a panelist at a citizens’ town hall on electoral reforms organised by YIAGA Africa, said Buhari is committed to electoral reforms. Describing the electoral process as a system that is evolving positively, [...]

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    Rapprochement? Wike thanks Buhari for N78bn refund, invites him for state visit

Rapprochement? Wike thanks Buhari for N78bn refund, invites him for state visit

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has invited President Muhammadu Buhari for a state visit. This is coming after the federal government approved the disbursement N78.9 billion as reimbursement for the amount spent on executing some federal road projects in the state, including Port Harcourt-Owerri road. The approval for the refund was granted at the virtual federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over [...]

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    PHOTOS: Yahaya Bello refuses to wear face mask after meeting with Buhari

PHOTOS: Yahaya Bello refuses to wear face mask after meeting with Buhari

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, refused to wear a face mask after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock on Friday. Wearing of face mask is one of the measures put in place by health authorities to prevent the spread of coronavirus. While the other All Progressives Congress (APC) governors who were with him had their masks on during a media [...]

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    Dissolved APC NWC members dare Buhari, mull legal action

Dissolved APC NWC members dare Buhari, mull legal action

Members of the dissolved national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) say they are consulting with stakeholders and a team of lawyers on the next line of action. The NWC was dissolved at a national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party that was held at the presidential villa on Thursday. A caretaker committee chaired by Mai Mala Buni, [...]

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    Despite Buhari’s endorsement, APC scribe says Giadom’s NEC meeting is illegal

Despite Buhari’s endorsement, APC scribe says Giadom’s NEC meeting is illegal

Waziri Bulama, national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says a meeting of the national executive committee (NEC) called by Victor Giadom, deputy national secretary, is "illegal". In a letter dated June 23, Giadom notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of an APC NEC meeting fixed for Thursday. President Muhammadu Buhari subsequently endorsed Giadom and promised to attend the meeting [...]

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    ‘To God be the glory’ — Gaidom reacts to Buhari’s endorsement

‘To God be the glory’ — Gaidom reacts to Buhari’s endorsement

Victor Giadom, deputy national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed delight over his endorsement as acting national chairman of the party. Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, had announced that the president had acknowledged Giadom as acting head of the ruling party and would attend the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party scheduled for Aso Rock. “The [...]

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    Demolition: Nigeria won’t engage in street fight with Ghana, says Garba Shehu

Demolition: Nigeria won’t engage in street fight with Ghana, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the federal government will not engage in a street fight over the demolition of a building at the Nigerian high commission in Ghana. Last week, armed men invaded the high commission and demolished some buildings under construction. Although President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana called President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise over the incident, the house of representatives and [...]

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    Giadom picks Aso Rock for APC NEC meeting – but ‘Ajimobi NWC’ kicks

Giadom picks Aso Rock for APC NEC meeting – but ‘Ajimobi NWC’ kicks

Victor Giadom, deputy national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has fixed the presidential villa as the venue of the party's national executive council (NEC) meeting.  In a letter dated June 23 and seen by TheCable, Gaidom informed Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that a meeting of the party's national executive committee (NEC) would take [...]

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    Edwin Clark-led group sues Buhari for N50bn over ‘marginalisation’ in appointments

Edwin Clark-led group sues Buhari for N50bn over ‘marginalisation’ in appointments

Sixteen socio-cultural leaders from southern Nigeria have instituted a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly marginalising the people of the southern region from appointments in his administration. In the suit filed before a federal high court in Abuja, the plaintiffs led by Edwin Clark are asking the court to award the sum of N50 billion against the president and other [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari meets governors as APC boils

PHOTOS: Buhari meets governors as APC boils

President Muhammadu Buhari met with some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday. Among those who attended the meeting which held at Aso Rock are Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi), Simon Lalong (Plateau), and Mohammed  Abubakar (Jigawa). Below are pictures of the meeting which held amid the leadership crisis rocking the ruling party. Photo credit:  Sunday Aghaeze [...]

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