Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    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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    Ozekhome: We’re worried over delay in naming judges for Atiku’s appeal

Ozekhome: We’re worried over delay in naming judges for Atiku’s appeal

Mike Ozekhome, counsel of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, has expressed his concern over the delay by the supreme court to constitute the presidential election appeal panel.Ozekhome said Atiku's legal team is worried about the delay because election petitions are time-bound.“We are very worried about it because election petitions are time-bound and [...]

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    Buhari: I will protect Nigerians home and abroad

Buhari: I will protect Nigerians home and abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians living within and outside the country that they will always be protected by his administration.According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Buhari spoke on Thursday to a gathering of students and professionals in Sochi, Russia.The president promised to stretch the government’s reach and capacity [...]

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    NJC recommends four judges for supreme court

NJC recommends four judges for supreme court

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended four judges to President Muhammadu Buhari for elevation the supreme court.Soji Oye, NJC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.He listed the supreme court nominees as Adamu Jauro, Emmanuel Agim, C. Oseji and Helen Ogunwumiju.Oye said council also recommended the appointments of Tsoho John as substantive chief judge of the federal high [...]

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    Leah Sharibu’s father hasn’t heard a word from Buhari, says cleric  

Leah Sharibu’s father hasn’t heard a word from Buhari, says cleric 

Gideon Para-Mallam, a Jos-based cleric, says President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to reach out to Nathan Sharibu, Leah’s father. Leah, a student of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, was kidnapped by a faction of Boko Haram in February 2018, and has been in captivity because of her faith. The cleric, in a statement issued on his birthday, said the [...]

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    Hope FG won’t end up taxing the air we breathe

Hope FG won’t end up taxing the air we breathe

BY ALAO ABIODUNIn the past couple of weeks, those in the corridor of powers have been making outrageous decisions or perhaps insensitive plans that seem not to augur well for the average Nigerian. Nigerians have been discouraged over highly insensitive plans from the government, such as VAT increment, land border closure, ban on rice importation, National ID card renewal fees, toll [...]

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    Nigeria’s first family and the war within

Nigeria’s first family and the war within

BY GIDADO YUSHAU SHUAIBIf a President cannot address a family problem before it goes public, how can he address the herculean task of governance and nation-building? This has been my concern since the rumour mongers went to town with marriage speculation in the Presidency.Frankly speaking, the media handlers of President Muhammadu Buhari could have handled the rumour of his purported wedding [...]

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    CCB: Why we can’t disclose assets of Buhari, ex-presidents

CCB: Why we can’t disclose assets of Buhari, ex-presidents

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) says it cannot disclose the assets of President Muhammadu Buhari and those of past public office holders because it has not got their consent to do so.The bureau said this in a written address filed in response to a motion by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).Recently, SERAP was granted leave by the court [...]

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    Buhari slashes estacode on trips for ministers

Buhari slashes estacode on trips for ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a directive for ministers, director-generals and other top government officials to submit travel plans for clearance. Willie Bassey, director of information to Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), announced this in a statement on Wednesday.Bassey also said that henceforth, "travel days will no longer attract payment of Estacode Allowances as duration of official trips [...]

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    Buhari asks senate to approve N10bn for Kogi

Buhari asks senate to approve N10bn for Kogi

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to approve the sum of N10.069 billion for Kogi state.The sum is a refund for projects executed on behalf of the federal government by the Kogi state government.The president's request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.In the letter, [...]

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    PDP: Regulating online media is attempt to gag Nigerians

PDP: Regulating online media is attempt to gag Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the planned regulation of online media is an attempt by the government to gag Nigerians.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, announced that online news platforms will soon be regulated when he inaugurated a seven-man committee set up to implement reforms in the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) last Thursday.Mohammed said the reforms that will be implemented by the [...]

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