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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I congratulated Buhari openly; some PDP governors visit him at night – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that he congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal confirmed his election because it was better to offer public congratulations than visit him at night. Wike, according to a report by PUNCH, said that unlike some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, who visit President Buhari at night, he made his declaration public because it came from his heart. The Rivers governor made the statement while speaking at the funeral service of Madam Blessing Awuse, mother of one of PDP…

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Buhari, Atiku know fate today

The Presidential Election Tribunal is to deliver judgment today in a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari. Sa’adatu Musa, spokesperson of the court of appeal, disclosed this in a notice yesterday. “Please be informed notice has been given for judgment to be delivered tomorrow September 11, 2019. 9. 00 am,” Musa said. In his petition, Atiku, the PDP presidential candidate in the February election, had claimed he defeated Buhari by 1,615,302 votes. Atiku based his claim on information…

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Supreme Court dismisses perjury suit against Buhari

The Supreme Court, on Monday, dismissed the suit seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23, 2019 presidential election over an alleged act of perjury. The appellants, Kalu Kalu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy El-Kuris had prayed the Apex Court to nullify the candidacy of President Buhari in the presidential election over allegations of perjury. The move to ventilate their grievances was occasioned by the dismissal of their suit at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, on grounds that it was statute barred and as such cannot be…

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Why we closed Nigeria-Benin border – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the partial closure of Nigeria’s border with the Benin Republic, was due to the massive smuggling activities, especially of rice, taking place on that corridor. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the restriction at Seme followed the joint border security exercise ordered by the government and aimed at securing Nigeria’s land and maritime borders. The exercise, code-named, ‘Ex-Swift Response’, was being jointly conducted by the customs, immigration, police and military personnel and coordinated by the Office of the National Security Adviser. The Nigerian leader…

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Battle of Knowledge: Adesina, Omokri bicker over Buhari’s G-7/Japan invitation

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has engaged the former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri in a battle of knowledge. Reno was against Buhari’s visit to Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, arguing that the reason why Buhari was not invited to the G-7 summit was because of his misrule and poor leadership skills, noting that he went to Japan to distract attention from G-7 snub. He equally…

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Buhari orders EFCC, NIA to probe Jonathan’s $9bn 2010 gas botched contract

… Constitutes NDDC board President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, and the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to conduct a thorough investigation into the recent $9.6 billion UK court’s judgment against Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday. Mohammed said the decision was based on the fact that the Federal Government suspected foul play in the contract which was negotiated and signed in 2010. He said, “We…

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No law requires me to tender my certificates – Buhari tells Tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja insisted that there was no law to his knowledge that requires a candidate seeking election into the office of President of Nigeria to present any certificate qualifying him to contest the election. Buhari made this submission at the resumed hearing of the petition of candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, and his party, PDP, challenging his emergence as winner of the polls. The five man tribunal headed by Justice Mohammed Garba had at the…

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Only the most partisan will dispute progress made by my administration, says Buhari

• Implores ministers designate to help in lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said his administration’s plan is to “lay the foundation” for 100 million Nigerians to be lifted out of poverty. Speaking at a retreat for ministers-designate in Abuja, Buhari said the target would be achieved at the end of his eight-year term in 2023. “Our Administration’s eight years will have laid the grounds for lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years, this outcome will fundamentally shift Nigeria’s trajectory and…

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Buhari’ll commit contempt of court if he inaugurates ministers-designate on Monday – FCT indigenes

The Federal High Court Abuja will, on Monday, deliver its ruling in a suit, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from his cabinet list. The applicant, Mr. Musa Baba-Panya, who was also the counsel in the case, had, on Thursday, approached the court with an ex parte motion, asking the court to stop the President from going ahead with the inauguration. In suit number: number: FHC/ABJ/CS/878/19, Baba-Panya, who is also an indigene of Karu in the Federal…

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Buhari approves bill renaming Nigerian Prisons Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to two bills including the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019, which gives a life line to condemned criminals not executed 10 years after exhausting all legal procedures for appeal. Section 12 (2) (c) of the Act provides that “where an inmate sentenced to death has exhausted all legal procedures for appeal and a period of 10 years has elapsed without execution of the sentence, the Chief Judge may commute the sentence of death to life imprisonment.” The other bill assented to by the President is…

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Don’t give a cent to anybody to import food into the country, Buhari orders CBN

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to stop providing funding for food imports, his spokesman said in a statement yesterday. He gave the order in his hometown of Daura in Katsina State when governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), paid him a visit to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir. According to Buhari, Nigeria currently has enough food for its citizens following several reforms in the agriculture sector by his administration, adding that there was no need to continue to import the…

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Guinean President, Alpha Conde, joins Buhari to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir in Daura

President of Guinea, Prof. Alpha Conde was on Saturday accorded a warm welcome by President Muhammadu Buhari and members of Daura community in Katsina State. According to a statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, President Conde is in Daura for Eid El-Kabir celebrations. He said the visiting President would attend the Eid prayers with President Buhari on Sunday and be treated to the traditional Durbar display at the palace of the Emir of Daura, Dr. Faruk Umar Faruk.…

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Buhari directs Defence Headquarters to investigate killing of Police officers by soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Defence Headquarters to commence immediate investigation of incident involving the troops of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba, which resulted to the death of three Police officers and a civilian. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this when he briefed State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting of the National Security Council, presided by President Buhari at the State House, Abuja. Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, had earlier issued a statement that the Police Operatives, reportedly came under…

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There will be crisis if Ngige is returned as minister of labour, NLC tells Buhari

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said there will be an industrial crisis if President Muhammadu Buhari re-appoints Chris Ngige as Minister of Labour and Productivity. Peter Ozo-Eson, NLC secretary, in an interview with Punch, called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to give Ngige a new portfolio in the next cabinet. Ngige is one of the 43 ministerial nominees undergoing screening by the senate. The former minister of labour had clashed with the NLC leaders over the delayed inauguration of the National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) board. The…

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