Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    NDDC: Who is afraid of Nunieh?

NDDC: Who is afraid of Nunieh?

BY DAVID ONMEJEThere is a new campaign in town, and it is hinged on bringing down a high-profile target at all costs. The strategy is that if the target is not brought down, there would indeed be trouble, and the consequences might be severe.I have watched closely as the events are unfolding, and I dare say that this campaign, if [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Why is Buhari still keeping the failed service chiefs?

Why is Buhari still keeping the failed service chiefs?

In December 2018, Boko Haram insurgents pulled a blitzkrieg on military formations in Baga, Borno state, sacking the headquarters of the multinational joint task force and taking over the place (briefly). The group steadied its onslaughts on military formations, killing many soldiers, weeks after.At least, 18 soldiers were killed in an ambush on Maiduguri road on December 26, 2018, in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    CAN asks FG to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist organisation

CAN asks FG to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist organisation

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the federal government to declare the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) a terrorist organisation.This is coming days after Boko Haram insurgents killed Lawan Andimi, CAN chairman in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.In a communique in Abuja, on Thursday, Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, condemned the killing of Andimi and [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari asks UK to go after Nigerian fugitives

Buhari asks UK to go after Nigerian fugitives

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the United Kingdom to investigate "Nigerian fugitives" who "escaped to the UK" amid corruption allegations.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as making the request during a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday.The two leaders met on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 holding in London.There have been reports that [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘It’s the people’s victory’ — Buhari hails supreme court judgement on Imo

‘It’s the people’s victory’ — Buhari hails supreme court judgement on Imo

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the judgement of the supreme court declaring Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election, as the duly elected governor of Imo state.On Tuesday, the supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo, and asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Uzodinma a certificate of return.Reacting [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    IN DETAIL: Nigeria budgeted N73.3bn for presidential air fleet in 10 years

IN DETAIL: Nigeria budgeted N73.3bn for presidential air fleet in 10 years

Seventy-three billion, three hundred million naira. That is how much Nigeria has budgeted for the presidential air fleet from 2011 to 2020.According to budget documents analysed by TheCable, the allocation for the ‘presidential air fleet’ as captured under the office of the national security adviser (ONSA) comprises a recurrent and capital expenditure of N35.9 billion and 37.4 billion respectively.Besides the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Falana: Use of presidential jet for private event by Buhari’s family illegal

Falana: Use of presidential jet for private event by Buhari’s family illegal

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop members of his family from using aircraft in the presidential fleet.Falana said the use of aircraft in the presidential fleet by members of the first family for private events is not backed by law.Hanan Buhari, the president's daughter, had flown in a presidential jet to Bauchi on Thursday for [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari overrules power minister over REA MD’s suspension

Buhari overrules power minister over REA MD’s suspension

President Muhammadu Buhari has reversed the suspension of Damilola Ogunbiyi as the managing director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA). In December, Sale Mamman, minister of power, ordered the indefinite suspension of Ogunbiyi.He also ordered an investigation into alleged infractions by the agency under her.Before her suspension, Ogunbiyi, first female MD of the REA, had tendered her resignation to take up [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Femi Adesina: Buhari won’t declare assets publicly

Femi Adesina: Buhari won’t declare assets publicly

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president will not declare his assets publicly.Speaking at a programme on Channels Television on Monday, Adesina said no law mandates the president to do so in his second term.He said declaring assets publicly is voluntary.The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) had asked Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and all state governors [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari won’t handpick his successor, says Femi Adesina

Buhari won’t handpick his successor, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says his principal will not handpick his successor in 2023.Speaking at a programme on Channels Television on Monday, Adesina said Buhari is interested in who succeeds him, but will not manipulate the process to favour anyone.The presidential spokesperson was reacting to a statement by Tunde Bakare, serving overseer [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    APC chieftain lauds FG for establishing 2 tertiary institutions in Daura

APC chieftain lauds FG for establishing 2 tertiary institutions in Daura

Usman Ado, the All Progressives Congress (APC) zonal vice chairman in Daura, Katsina state, has commended the federal government for creating two higher institutions in the town.The federal government had approved the creation of a university of transportation and a federal polytechnic in Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari.In an interview with NAN on Monday, Ado said the decision [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    I haven’t been served suspension letter, says Obono-Obla

I haven’t been served suspension letter, says Obono-Obla

Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), says he has not been served a suspension letter.The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) had declared Obono-Obla wanted after he refused to honour an invitation to answer to allegations of forgery and financial impropriety.In a letter addressed to him through [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Death robbed us of a great scientist’ — Buhari mourns CEO of Atomic Energy Commission

‘Death robbed us of a great scientist’ — Buhari mourns CEO of Atomic Energy Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the gas explosion which led to the death of Simon Mallam, chairman, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, and five others.The incident occurred at Sabon Tasha in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state on Saturday afternoon.In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as condoling with the families of the victims.The [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Lawyer tackles DSS over arrest of man ‘who created’ video on Buhari’s fake wedding

Lawyer tackles DSS over arrest of man ‘who created’ video on Buhari’s fake wedding

Tope Akinyode, a human rights lawyer, says the arrest of the suspect "who created and shared" fake videos depicting a wedding ceremony between President Muhammadu Buhari and Sadiya Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs and social development, is an abuse of public office.The Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested Kabiru Mohammed, a Kano state indigene, for allegedly creating the video [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari: Nigerians can’t continue seeking medical treatment abroad

Buhari: Nigerians can’t continue seeking medical treatment abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria can no longer afford to see its citizens travel abroad for medical treatment because of the state of the hospitals in the country.According to PUNCH, the president said this while inaugurating projects at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, on Friday.Buhari, who was represented by Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    ‘We’ll respect rule of law… I’ll stand down in 2023’ — Buhari promises in New Year message

‘We’ll respect rule of law… I’ll stand down in 2023’ — Buhari promises in New Year message

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment not to run for office in 2023.In his New Year's message to Nigerians on Wednesday, Buhari promised to stand down at the end of his tenure in 2023.The president’s comment comes amid speculations of a third-term agenda. Femi Falana, senior lawyer, had alleged the third-term plan was initiated in September.But Buhari has once again [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

January 20, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS355444389
KANO354445370
PH355447412
ABUJA356454413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement