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    Agbakoba: Let’s suspend campaign for restructuring — Buhari doesn’t believe in it

Agbakoba: Let’s suspend campaign for restructuring — Buhari doesn’t believe in it

Olisa Agbakoba, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says the advocacy for a political restructuring of Nigeria should be suspended because President Muhammadu Buhari does not believe in it.The lawyer, who is a leading advocate of restructuring, said it is tearing the country apart.He said this at a press conference in his Ikoyi, Lagos office, on Wednesday.The senior lawyer [...]

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    ‘Please release my son’  — Sowore’s mother begs Buhari (video)

‘Please release my son’ — Sowore’s mother begs Buhari (video)

The mother of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, says she has been unable to eat or sleep well since she learnt of the detention of her son by the Department of State Services (DSS).The DSS arrested Sowore on August 3 and he has been in custody since then despite being granted bail twice.The activist is standing trial on [...]

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    Shehu Sani: We once rejected Buhari’s $30bn loan request to save Nigeria from recolonisation

Shehu Sani: We once rejected Buhari’s $30bn loan request to save Nigeria from recolonisation

Shehu Sani, ex-chairman of the committee on local and foreign debts in the previous senate, has defended the lawmakers’ decision to reject a $29.96 billion loan request from President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Friday, Sani said the senate at the time rejected the request to save Nigeria from being ''recolonised by creditor banks''.The president first forwarded the request captured [...]

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    Like senate, house of reps approves VAT increase

Like senate, house of reps approves VAT increase

The house of representatives has approved the request by President Muhammadu Buhari to increase value added tax (VAT) from 5 percent to 7.5 percent.The lower legislative chamber approved the request during Thursday’s plenary session. Buhari sent the finance bill in October.The senate also passed the bill a week ago amid opposition from some lawmakers.The finance bill seeks to amend six tax [...]

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    Buhari writes senate over CAMA, seeks retention of AGF’s power to register companies

Buhari writes senate over CAMA, seeks retention of AGF’s power to register companies

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the senate over the Companies and Allied Matters (CAMA) Act recently passed by the national assembly.In his letter read at plenary on Thursday, Buhari requested that the minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation should retain power to approve the registration of companies limited by guarantee.Earlier in the year, both chambers of the [...]

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    Buhari asks senate to approve multi-billion dollar loan request rejected under Saraki

Buhari asks senate to approve multi-billion dollar loan request rejected under Saraki

President Muhammadu Buhari has again sent a request to the senate to approve the federal government’s 2016-2018 external borrowing plan.The president made the request via a letter addressed to Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Thursday.The president first sent the loan request originally estimated at $29.960 billion in 2016, but it was rejected by the senate under the leadership of Bukola [...]

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    Finally, Buhari sends NDDC 2019/2020 budgets to n’assembly

Finally, Buhari sends NDDC 2019/2020 budgets to n’assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sent the 2019/2020 budget for the Nigerian Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the national assembly for passage.The president presented the 2019 and 2020 appropriations bills of the agency to both the senate and house of representatives in separate letters read during Tuesday’s plenary session.The president’s letter did not give the estimates of the budget which [...]

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    APC member seeks constitution amendment to allow Buhari go for third term

APC member seeks constitution amendment to allow Buhari go for third term

Charles Enya, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state, has filed a suit, seeking the amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari get another term in office.According to Daily Trust, Enya, who served as organising secretary to Buhari during the 2019 general election, filed the suit (FHC/AI/CS/90/19) before a federal high court in Abakiliki, [...]

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    I try to obey the constitution, says Buhari

I try to obey the constitution, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he tries as much as he can to obey the constitution of the country.The president said this on Thursday when he received speakers of state assemblies at the presidential villa in Abuja.In a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said the constitution must be adhered to, or altered to reflect dynamics and realities of [...]

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    You were elected president because votes counted in 2015, CDD tells Buhari

You were elected president because votes counted in 2015, CDD tells Buhari

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue the nation's democracy from imminent collapse.Speaking on the recent elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the very foundation of Nigeria’s democracy is facing serious challenges.Hassan condemned the violence and disruptions in the two states, saying many voters were disenfranchised as a [...]

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    Buhari: Osinbajo’s aides were redeployed for efficient service delivery

Buhari: Osinbajo’s aides were redeployed for efficient service delivery

President Muhammadu Buhari says the ongoing reorganisation at the presidential villa is aimed at enhancing service delivery to Nigerians.According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents at the presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, shortly after his arrival from London on Friday night.Buhari said it [...]

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    ‘No one too powerful for Buhari to control’ — 3 things Garba Shehu said on sack of Osinbajo’s aides

‘No one too powerful for Buhari to control’ — 3 things Garba Shehu said on sack of Osinbajo’s aides

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari is too powerful for anyone to control.Shehu said this in reaction to comments that some individuals influenced the sacking of some aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.More than 30 persons working with Osinbajo were asked to go earlier in the week.Explaining the reason for the action, Shehu said it was in line with Buhari’s directive for “an [...]

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    Report: Buhari fires 35 aides in Osinbajo’s office

Report: Buhari fires 35 aides in Osinbajo’s office

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked 35 aides working in the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, according to Daily Nigerian.TheCable also confirmed the development from senior presidency sources.Buhari, who is in the UK, approved the sack of the aides on Tuesday."Osinbajo is hoping that President Buhari will rescind the decision," a senior presidency official told TheCable, maintaining that the sackings were done [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2015, Falana campaigned for a review of the PSC Act

FLASHBACK: In 2015, Falana campaigned for a review of the PSC Act

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari assented to an amendment bill that reviewed the deep offshore and inland basin production sharing contract (DOIBPSC).The amendment is expected to earn Nigeria an extra $1.4 billion in oil revenue per annum because of the new terms.Before now, the exploration companies did not pay any royalty on oil found 1000 metres in water depth. This [...]

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    Buhari signs ‘$1.4 billion’ PSC bill into law

Buhari signs ‘$1.4 billion’ PSC bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the bill seeking to amend the deep offshore and inland basin production sharing contract (DOIBPSC) act into law.The bill seeks to amend the act by reviewing the sharing formula to accrue more benefits to the federal government.Nigeria is projected to earn an additional income of $1.4 billion annually from international oil companies operating in the country [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari’s name can fetch good things for Nigeria

Garba Shehu: Buhari’s name can fetch good things for Nigeria

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says Nigerians should be happy that they have a leader like President Muhammadu Buhari who is respected globally.Speaking when he appeared on a Channels TV programme on Sunday, Shehu said the president’s name can “fetch a lot of good things” for the country.He was speaking in defence of the president’s frequent trips abroad, the latest being to [...]

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