Tinubu appoints new D-Gs/CEOs for Code of Conduct Tribunal, NDE others

Tinubu appoints

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given his approval for the appointment of Dr. Mainasara Umar Kogo as the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, (CCT). The President also approved the appointment of Baffa Ɗan-Agundi as the new Director-General of the National Productivity Centre, (NPC). A statement issued by Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity), Ajuri Ngelale yesterday, said Ɗan-Agundi is a former majority leader of the Kano State House of Assembly. He was also the Principal Registrar of the Kano State High Court of Justice. Tinubu also…

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Economic Hardship: Tinubu approves massive, free importation of major food items to overcome high prices

President Tinubu approves

President Bola Tinubu has approved the duty-free importation of major food items like rice, beans and wheat, to cushion the impact of the high food prices Nigerians have been grappling with since he assumed office last year. According to a statement by the President’s spokesperson, Bayo Onanuga, the measures will be “implemented over the next 180 days”. Onanuga, quoting Agriculture Minister, Abba Kyari, said President Tinubu approved a “150-Day Duty-Free Import Window for Food Commodities”, including “maize, husked brown rice, wheat and cowpeas”. Nigerians have battled with high food prices…

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“Come up with solutions to economic challenges” – Tinubu charges Ɗangote, Elumelu, others

Tinubu charges PECC

President Bola Tinubu has challenged members of Presidential Economic Coordination Council, (PECC), to come-up with innovative solutions to the country’s economic challenges to strengthen the economy. Speaking during the inaugural of the 31-member Council at the Council Chambers in Abuja, Tinubu, who chairs the Council, underscored the need for innovative solutions to the country’s economic challenges. He also inaugurated the ‘Economic Stabilisation Programme‘, aimed ensuring food security, improved power supply, enhanced social welfare and healthcare, increased energy production, and overall economic transformation, while  noting the importance of public-private-partnerships (PPP) in…

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Economic Relief: Tinubu rolls out N1tr fiscal stimulus for Rail, Agric, Social relief

Tinubu rolls out

President Bola Tinubu has rolled out plans to boost agricultural productivity and strengthen the economy by creating opportunities in the real sectors of agriculture, manufacturing and construction, in a bid to provide urgent economic relief for Nigerians. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, in an issued press statement, said President Bola Tinubu approved the immediate rollout of the National Construction and Household Support Programme to cover all geo-political zones in the country. The plan is aimed at boosting agricultural productivity, strengthen the economy by creating…

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Tinubu approves N155bn food package, N50,000 grant for  households

Tinubu approves

President Bola Tinubu has approved the National Construction and Household Support Programme, aimed at boosting agricultural productivity, strengthening the economy, and providing immediate economic relief for Nigerian households. According to a statement issued by the presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, the President disclosed this during the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday, in Abuja. Ngelale added that the programme, which was supported by the NEC, includes financial allocations and infrastructure projects across all geo-political zones in the country. He added that a key component of the programme is the approval…

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Insecurity: “We’re winning war against criminals” – Tinubu

Asiwaju on insecurity

President Bola Tinubu has said that the nation’s security forces are winning the war against insecurity in the North-West region. The President made this statement at the ‘North-West Peace and Security Summit’, organised by the North-West Governors’ Forum in Katsina, yesterday. Tinubu, who was represented by his vice, Kashim Shettima, assured Nigerians that the progress made so far is just the beginning as the Government is making more effort to provide a better secure environment for all citizens. “Our military forces, through various operations such as ‘Operation Haɗin Kai’ and…

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FG launches National Gold Purchase Programme to boost Naira’s value

Asiwaju on Gold 

The Federal Government yesterday announced the official launch of the National Gold Purchase programme, (NGPP), which aims to increase the country’s reserves and boost the value of the Naira. Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, revealed this information through his official X account, when he presented the gold bars to President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He explained that the bars were sourced from artisanal and small-scale gold miners and refined by an agency of the Ministry, the Solid Minerals Development Fund. The Minister also disclosed that…

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Tinubu joins Muslim faithful to mark Eid-el-Kabir in Lagos

Tinubu Eid

President Bola Tinubu yesterday, joined Muslim faithful to observe Eid-el-Kabir prayers at the Dodan Barracks in Ikoyi, Lagos. The Eid-el-Kabir festival is celebrated by Muslims worldwide on the 10th day of the month of Dhual-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar. Accompanied by top government functionaries, the President arrived at the Eid praying ground at 8:55 am yesterday. Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu; Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat; former Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola; businessman Aliko Dangote, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, and other…

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Eid-el-Kabir: ‘Nigerians’ sacrifices won’t be in vain’ – Tinubu

Tinubu on Eid

…Charges Muslims on occasion’s significance President Bola Tinubu has felicitated with the Muslims on celebrating the 2024 Eid-el-Kabir, saying it denotes sacrifice, faith and obedience to the will of the Almighty. This was contained in a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale. In his message to mark this year’s celebrations,  the President said he shares the joy of the moment with the Muslim Ummah on this auspicious occasion, an event that denotes sacrifice, faith, and obedience to the will of the Almighty. He also…

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Minimum Wage: “We’ll pay what we can, not what Labour demands” – Tinubu

Asiwaju on mininum wage

President Bola Tinubu says the Federal Government will not create problems for itself by trying to pay unrealistic and unsustainable minimum wage. Speaking on Wednesday night at the State House, Abuja, during a meeting with some governors and members of the National Assembly, Tinubu said the Federal Government will pay a minimum wage it can afford. Recall that PresidentTinubu, in a nationwide broadcast on the occasion of the nation’s 25th Democracy Day anniversary earlier on Wednesday, had disclosed that the Federal Government has negotiated with Organised Labour “in good faith…

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