Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    2016 national census to cost N273bn

2016 national census to cost N273bn

The 2016 national population and housing census will cost N273 billion, Duru Iheoma, chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), has said.He briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday on the activities of the commission, requesting that N10 billion be made available immediately.Buhari, in his remarks after the briefing, charged government agencies to harmonise the collection and usage of biometric data in the country, instead [...]

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    Sagay named head of corruption advisory body

Sagay named head of corruption advisory body

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a presidential advisory committee against corruption headed by Itse Sagay, a prominent professor of law and civil rights activist.According to Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, the committee's brief is to advise the government on the prosecution of the war against corruption and the implementation of required reforms in [...]

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    Buhari probes diversion of ‘$600m’ rail funds

Buhari probes diversion of ‘$600m’ rail funds

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for an explanation from the ministry of finance on the foreign loans obtained for rail projects but diverted to other purposes.Speaking at the end of a presentation on the ministry of transport by the permanent secretary, Mohammed Bashar at the presidential villa, Abuja, Buhari expressed disappointment at discovering that foreign loans obtained in line with signed [...]

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    Buhari initiates process for cleanup of Ogoniland

Buhari initiates process for cleanup of Ogoniland

"The actions approved by President Buhari, based on recommendations to him by the executive director of UNEP, the UNEP special representative for Ogoniland, permanent secretaries of the federal ministries of environment and petroleum resources, and other stakeholders, include the amendment of the official gazette establishing the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) to reflect a new governance framework comprising a governing [...]

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    Buhari orders civil servants to answer audit queries ‘within 24 hours’

Buhari orders civil servants to answer audit queries ‘within 24 hours’

President Muhammadu Buhari has taken the war against corruption to the civil service. He has directed the auditor-general of the federation to ensure that all outstanding audit queries are conclusively resolved within 30 days.Buhari has also ordered that henceforth, all audit queries must be answered within 24 hours.The orders followed the president's displeasure on hearing that audit queries remained unanswered for long [...]

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    Lai torn between Buhari and Tinubu, says PDP

Lai torn between Buhari and Tinubu, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised Lai Mohammed, spokesman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), for his reaction to the issues raised by the party in its statement on Sunday.According to the opposition party, Mohammed has elementary knowledge of his new role as spokesman of the ruling party, and is torn between two masters: President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola [...]

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    APC: PDP ‘too blind’ to notice Buhari’s hard work

APC: PDP ‘too blind’ to notice Buhari’s hard work

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is "too blind with hatred" to notice President Muhammadu Buhari's hard work with solving the country's numerous problems.It also said PDP could not provide any worthwhile opposition to the APC-led federal government if its spokesman continues to issue "convoluted and fustian statements" just so that he can be in the [...]

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    Buhari: US law aided and abetted Boko Haram

Buhari: US law aided and abetted Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said the United States' (US) Leahy Law "aided and abetted" the campaign of bloodletting of Boko Haram.According to Wikipedia, the Leahy Law is "a human rights law that prohibits the US Department of State and Department of Defence from providing military assistance to foreign military units that violate human rights with impunity".Speaking at the United [...]

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    Visit us in your first 100 days in office, Chibok begs Buhari

Visit us in your first 100 days in office, Chibok begs Buhari

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    Buhari inaugurates national economic council

Buhari inaugurates national economic council

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the National Economic Council (NEC) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.Speaking at the event, which held at the council chambers of the presidential villa in Abuja, Buhari challenged the council, comprising the 36 state governors and the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to look into outstanding salaries and wages across the country.He also [...]

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    Buhari travels to South Africa for AU summit

Buhari travels to South Africa for AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for South Africa on Saturday to attend the 25th African Union Summit in Johannesburg, Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity, has said.  According to him, Buhari is scheduled to undertake his first continental assignment since taking office by chairing  a meeting of the  Peace and Security Committee of the African Union during the [...]

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    Buhari: New AGF will verify Amnesty’s report

Buhari: New AGF will verify Amnesty’s report

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again given assurance that his government will closely study the report released recently by Amnesty International, in which top ranking officers of the Nigerian military were accused of gross human rights abuses.Specifically, he said the first assignment one of the first assignments of the incoming attorney-general of the federation would be to look into the report and [...]

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