NDDC, EFCC, NSITF Corruption Cases: Buhari frowns at planned mass protest by Labour

The Presidency has frowned at the reported plan by the Trade Union Congress, TUC, to embark on a nationwide protest over the alleged President Buhari’s “inaction over the high-level of corruption uncovered at some Federal Government’s commissions. It would recalled that both the Executive and Legislative arms are currently investigating alleged cases of misconduct at the Niger Delta Development Agency, NDDC, the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC. Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity in a statement…

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APC Governors rate Buhari high on security, economy

The governors of the APC-controlled States have stated that they are “proud of the leadership and achievements” of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The APC Governors said the president has done well in the handling of security issues. They noted that Buhari also recorded success in pulling the country out of the 2016 economic recession as well as the ongoing management of the COVID-19 pandemic. The APC Governors made this known at Tuesday’s Virtual interaction with President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the Governor of Kebbi State and Chairman…

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Nigeria in free fall motion, nothing shows there’s a govt in charge, says Secondus, …Asks Buhari to step aside

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over alleged corruption in federal agencies. Secondus, who, during a press conference on Friday, accused Buhari of abandoning his promise to fight corruption during electioneering campaigns in 2015 and 2019, said Nigeria is in “a free fall,”as corruption and insecurity have been left unchecked, adding that there is nothing to show that there is a government in charge of Nigeria. The PDP chairman said Nigerians have become helpless and accepted to live…

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Senate gives Buhari September ‘deadline’ to present 2021 budget

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has asked the Executive arm of Government to work on the estimates for the 2021 budget to ensure its timely presentation to the National Assembly by the end of September this year. Lawan stated this in his remarks after referring President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2021 – 2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper request to the Senate Committees on Finance; and National Planning for further legislative work. The Senate President while charging both Committees to engage the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National…

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Insecurity: PDP may chase us away from power in 2023 – Masari warns

Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari has warned stakeholders and members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state to make up from their slumber to avert being chased away from government in the coming elections because of insecurity. He also urged them to intensify their support in the ongoing war against banditry, robbery and cattle rustling in the state. The governor made the call while speaking with the chairmen and stakeholders of APC from the state 361 wards and 34 Local government chairmen during an interactive meeting. He…

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Buhari names railway complex after Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the naming of Itakpe-Warri Railway Complex in Agbor, Delta State after former President Goodluck Jonathan. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, announced this while inspecting the Warri-Itakpe rail line on Saturday. He also expressed satisfaction at the quality of work at the various stations, saying the Warri-Itakpe standard gauge rail line is set and ready for inauguration. “It is the duty of the Ministry to convince the Presidency that we are ready for Commissioning, I won’t Commission. It is the president that will Commission but we…

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WTO: APC Governors’ Forum commends Buhari for nominating Okonjo-Iweala

By Godwin Amunde The candidacy of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General has received a boost from elected governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the auspices of the Progressive Governor’s Forum (PGF). President Muhammadu Buhari earlier in June, 2020 announced the nomination of Nigeria’s two term former Minister of Finance. The forum in a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja and signed by its Chairman and Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku-Bagudu, called on member countries of WTO to support Nigeria’s candidate for the top…

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