Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Osinbajo takes charge as Buhari, over 20 ministers miss FEC meeting

Osinbajo takes charge as Buhari, over 20 ministers miss FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari and over 20 ministers are not at the federal executive council (FEC) meeting currently holding at the council chamber of the presidential villa in Abuja.This is the second time that the president will be absent from the meeting since he returned from a medical vacation in the UK.The first being on April 12.The meeting did not hold at [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    Boko Haram war not won until Chibok girls are found, says Buhari

Boko Haram war not won until Chibok girls are found, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the war against Boko Haram cannot be declared won until the abducted Chibok girls have been rescued.The president made the comments on Saturday during the grand finale of the 53rd anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Makurdi, Benue state.He was represented by the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali."We must realise that the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘And people are shot at when they ask for Biafra’ — reaction to Buhari’s praise of Turkey’s referendum

‘And people are shot at when they ask for Biafra’ — reaction to Buhari’s praise of Turkey’s referendum

Some Nigerians have reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s congratulation of the government of Turkey on the successful conclusion of the country's referendum.On Monday, Turkey concluded a referendum, which was held to determine whether its president should have sweeping or executive powers.The country operates a parliamentary democracy in which presidents are often nominal heads.In a statement posted on Facebook by Femi [...]

4 comments Read Full Article
    APC: We are determined to restore Nigeria on the path of growth

APC: We are determined to restore Nigeria on the path of growth

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is determined to restore Nigeria’s economy on the path of growth.The party said this in a goodwill message to Christians as they celebrate Easter.In the statement issued by Bolaji Abdullahi, its spokesman, the APC urged Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari as he works to fulfil the promises he made to [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Okoh for BPE, Tukur for FCC… Buhari appoints 23 heads of federal agencies

Okoh for BPE, Tukur for FCC… Buhari appoints 23 heads of federal agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of chief executives for 23 federal government agencies.Bolaji Adebiyi, the director of press in the office of the secretary to the government of the federation disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.He said the chief executives are Julie Okah-Donli, director-general, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Mary [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    We are in touch with Chibok girls’ captors, says Buhari

We are in touch with Chibok girls’ captors, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government is in touch with the captors of the Chibok girls to secure their release.The president urged Nigerians not to lose hope that the girls would return, assuring them that he would do his best to reunite abducted girls with their parents.In a message on the third anniversary of the abduction of the girls, Buhari [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari absent as Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Buhari absent as Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is not present at the ongoing federal executive council meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.In his place, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is presiding over the weekly meeting.The FEC meeting commenced at about 11am after Osinbajo called for the national anthem.It remains unknown if Buhari will, at some point, join the meeting which is already in progress.The President [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Onnoghen: There’s no judicial gang up against anti-corruption war

Onnoghen: There’s no judicial gang up against anti-corruption war

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, says there's no judicial gang up to scuttle the federal government's war against corruption.Within a week, the federal government lost cases against Mike Ozekhome, a senior advocate of Nigeria, Godsday Orubebe, former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, former first lady, Patience Jonathan, and Adeniyi Ademola, his wife Olubowale and Joe Agi.Speaking on Tuesday after [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Gowon: Buhari’s telephone call to me gave Nigerians hope that he was well

Gowon: Buhari’s telephone call to me gave Nigerians hope that he was well

Yakubu Gowon, former head of state, says the telephone call made to him from London by President Muhammadu Buhari gave Nigerians hope that he was alive and well.President Buhari had on March 6 called to commiserate with Gowon over the death of his younger sister, Kande Martha Audu.The President was in London receiving treatment when made the telephone call.The call, Gowon [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Presidential form for N10m… and 16 other highlights of amended electoral act

Presidential form for N10m… and 16 other highlights of amended electoral act

On March 30, the eighth senate passed the Electoral Act No 6 2010 (Amendment) Bill 2017 after years of unsuccessful attempts by its predecessors.The passage of the bill took meticulous effort and heated debates.  The upper legislative chamber had even put off consideration of the bill several times owing to divergent views expressed by its members.The bill is aimed at [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Presidency: Corruption fighting back vehemently — but we won’t relent

Presidency: Corruption fighting back vehemently — but we won’t relent

The Presidency on Sunday vowed not to relent in its fight against corruption despite the "vehement" opposition to its efforts.Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said President Muhammadu Buhari won the 2015 presidential election partly because of his pledge to tackle corruption.He said that the President will not let down Nigerians in this regard.Shehu made [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    NDDC board: Buhari replaces nominees rejected  by senate

NDDC board: Buhari replaces nominees rejected by senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of three nominees to the senate for confirmation as part of the board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).On October 11, the senate had rejected three nominees, noting that their nominations contravened the NDDC Act.But in a letter addressed to the senate and read by Bukola Saraki, senate president, Buhari said that the new [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Falana charges Buhari to terminate the ‘rein of impunity’ in n’assembly

Falana charges Buhari to terminate the ‘rein of impunity’ in n’assembly

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called on the executive arm of government to terminate the "rein of impunity" in the national assembly.Falana said this in a statement on Wednesday, while reacting to the controversies that have trailed the senate of late.He said the upper legislative chamber’s refusal to consider the appointment of 27 resident electoral commissioners (RECs) because of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UNVEILED: Ex-CPC chairman, UNN alumnus — Buhari’s new ministerial pick

UNVEILED: Ex-CPC chairman, UNN alumnus — Buhari’s new ministerial pick

President Muhammadu Buhari late Tuesday sent the names of Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan to the senate for confirmation as ministers.Senate President Bukola Saraki read the president’s letter seeking the confirmation of the nominees on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.Ocheni, who is from Kogi state, is a professor of public sector accounting and dean faculty of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari’s encumbered presidency and the crisis of hope

Buhari’s encumbered presidency and the crisis of hope

BY MUSA HASSAN-TOMThe current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was ushered in amidst unbridled hope and expectation of a new dawn in Nigeria, given his persona and the preceding milieu. The circumstances of his success to lead the country in this democratic dispensation after three previous unsuccessful attempts created optimism that as a former head of state and serial [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Tinubu: Critics failed in their bid to create enmity between Buhari, Osinbajo

Tinubu: Critics failed in their bid to create enmity between Buhari, Osinbajo

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, said critics failed in their bid to drive a wedge between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Speaking at a colloquium held to mark his 65th birthday, the former governor said the president and his deputy exemplified teamwork and the true meaning of unity of purpose.He said Osinbajo [...]

0 comment Read Full Article

Exchange Rates

April 26, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK313.50401.75341.08
LAGOS390500420
KANO387495417
PH390500420
ABUJA390500420
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement