Sell all forfeited assets, Buhari orders EFCC, ICPC

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said, on Thursday, that he has instructed all the relevant agencies involved in the recovery of looted assets, such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), to sell all forfeited assets and the money put in the Treasury Single Account (TSA). This came just as the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) said that the Committee has recovered looted assets of about N1 trillion and that the money was used for the national budget and…

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I remain unwaveringly loyal to Buhari, says Osinbajo

Amid reports of cracks in the Presidency, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has pledged his “unwavering loyalty” to President Muhammadu Buhari. In a magazine titled ‘This is Nigeria’, which was circulated at the 1st October 2019 Independence Day Dinner Tuesday night at the State House, Abuja, Osinbajo congratulated Buhari, his wife and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Osinbajo’s message, in page 15 of the Brands International special edition of the magazine, which is the official magazine for the President’s Next-Level agenda, 9th Assembly and One…

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Nigeria @59: Buhari directs release of N600bn for Capital Projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to release the sum of six-hundred-billion naira for Capital Expenditure in the next three months. The President, who gave the directive on Tuesday, in his nationwide broadcast to mark the Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary in Abuja, said the directive was informed by his administration’s desire to significantly increase investments in the nation’s critical infrastructure. The President noted that, while the Federal Government had so far released one-point-seven trillion naira for execution of various capital projects in the…

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2020 Budget: Buhari submits Medium Term Expenditure Framework to Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday submitted the 2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) to the Senate. The President forwarded the MTEF and FSP in a letter addressed to the Senate President. President Buhari, in the letter, which was read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the Upper Chamber during plenary, commended the effort of the lawmakers towards ensuring a cordial working relationship between the Legislature and Executive arms of government. The Senate President earlier last week had indicated the Upper Chamber’s…

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$9.6bn verdict: P&ID is a scam aimed at defrauding Nigeria, Buhari tells United Nations

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday said the Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) contract with the Nigerian government was a “scam” aimed at cheating the country of “billions of dollars.” Buhari spoke at the General Assembly of the United Nations, making this the first time the Nigerian leader will speak about the issue publicly. “We are giving notice to international criminal groups by the vigorous prosecution of the P&ID scam attempting to cheat Nigeria of billions of dollars,” Buhari said. Media reports quoted government officials as saying the contract was signed…

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Electrification: Federal Government to execute Power Projects in 37 Universities – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal government has launched an electrification projects in thirty-seven federal universities across the country. He said this at the maiden convocation ceremony of the Federal University, Otuoke, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. President Buhari, who was represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC Ramon Yusuf Suleiman, said the Energizing Education Programme would benefit one-hundred-and-twenty-nine thousand students and power two-thousand-eight hundred-and-fifty street lights when completed. He explained that the Federal Government has commissioned two of these projects, one…

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Buhari is working to ensure better livelihoods for Nigerians – SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has assured Nigerians of President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to ensure better livelihoods for all the citizenry of the country. Mustapha gave the assurance on Monday, in Abuja, at a news conference organised by his office to highlight some of the key activities to mark the country`s 59th Independence Day Anniversary. Represented by Mr. Gabriel Aduda, Permanent Secretary, Economy, and Political Affairs Office, SGF office, Mustapha said the struggle for Nigeria’s independence from its inception was not an easy…

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Kadaria to Buhari: Don’t let DSS deceive you into undermining the Constitution

Popular journalist, Kadaria Ahmed, has criticised the actions of President Muhammadu Buhari over charges of felony and terrorism against human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore. Kadaria, who tagged Buhari in a tweet on Saturday, said, “This is ridiculous. Damages you @MBuhari and our democracy. “Don’t let your security service deceive you into taking decisions that undermine the constitution which confers legitimacy on you. “The right to protest is critical to democracy which you should strive to deepen. #FreeSowore.” Meanwhile, Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has sternly rebuked the Buhari administration for filing…

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FG charges Sowore for ‘insulting Buhari’

The Federal Government on Friday filed seven counts of treasonable felony and money laundering against the Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, who is publisher of SaharaReporters and a presidential candidate in the February 2019 presidential election. In the suit dated September 19 and filed at the federal high court in Abuja, the government accused Sowore of granting an interview which purpose caused insult on the person of the president of the country. Olawale Bakare is also listed with Sowore as a defendant. Sowore, presidential candidate of the African…

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Border closure yielding positive results – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Abuja, said that the decision to close Nigeria’s land borders for a limited time due to massive smuggling activities has started yielding positive results. The president stated this when he received a delegation from the Nigerian Association for Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) at the State House, Abuja, on Friday. The delegation also comprised of the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FEWACCI) and representatives of the Organised Private Sector (OPS). Buhari said that the closure was necessitated by…

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Jonathan, Buhari lack education on how to lead the country, says Gumi

… As Nigeria approaches World Bank for fresh $2.5bn loan Ahmad Gumi, Islamic cleric, says former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari both lack education on how to lead Nigeria. Gumi spoke when Isah El-Buba, general overseer of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministry International, (EDOMI), paid him a visit in Kaduna on Thursday. Gumi said politicians have succeeded in dividing the country along ethnic and religious lines for selfish reasons, and that they will pay for their mischief if they do not desist from stoking tension. “People are poor today,…

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Finally, Buhari sends Head of Service, Oyo-Ita on indefinite suspension

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on an indefinite suspension. Oyo-Ita is being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N3 billion contract scam. The President also named Folashade Yemi-Esan as the acting head of service “with immediate effect.” Willie Bassey, Director of Information at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, announced this in a statement on Wednesday. According to the statement by bassey, this is to ensure stability in the federal…

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Buhari has rendered Osinbajo’s office useless, impotent – Afenifere

… As Emir Sanusi hails new economic team, says ‘members are fantastic, first-class economists’ Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, says from the look of things, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s office has been rendered useless, impotent and irrelevant. It, however, said it would be too early to speculate if Osinbajo’s “ordeal” was caused by any misdemeanor on his part or if it was based on permutations ahead of the 2023 general elections. The spokesman for Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday. He said, “We are…

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Buhari charges PSC to put Nigeria Police Force in order

• Dissolves Obono-Obla’s Public Property Recovery Panel President Muhammadu Buhari has charged members of the Police Service Commission to redouble their efforts in ensuring that the Nigeria Police Force delivers on its responsibilities. Speaking Tuesday in Abuja while receiving the 2018 Annual Report of the Commission, President Buhari said, “the Commission has the most challenging responsibility of carrying out oversight responsibilities of the Police Force. “The people that comprise this commission are mostly personally known to me and some of them have been through the mill as it were, therefore…

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Why I handed over Nigeria’s treasury to women – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said his decision to place women in strategic positions of his government, like the financial sector, was to ensure effective management of limited resources available and promote a stronger sense of inclusiveness. President Buhari stated this when he received a delegation of National, Zonal, State and FCT Women leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by the party Women Leader, Hajiya Salamatu Umaru Baiwa at the State House, Abuja. He explained that he preferred women to oversee the economic and financial hub of the country, Ministry…

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