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President Buhari lauds Pope Francis for contribution to global peace; Swears in Justice Onnoghen as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the contribution of Pope Francis and the Holy See to global peace, describing it as “active and relentless.” Speaking while receiving Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio (Ambassador of the Holy See) in a farewell visit at State House, Abuja, Thursday, the President said the effort …

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President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council meeting; Congratulates U.S. President–Elect Donald Trump

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday, November 9, 2016, presided over a Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting in the State House, Abuja. The President also congratulated the President-Elect of the United States, Mr. Donald Trump and American citizens on the outcome of their presidential election. The statement, by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser …

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Multi-party democracy best for Nigeria – President Buhari; Directs security agencies to ensure hitch free polls in Ondo, Rivers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declared that multi-party system remains the best option in Nigeria’s democracy considering the diverse population of the country. Speaking at the commissioning of Edo State University, Iyamho, in Etsako West local government area of Edo State, President Buhari urged Nigerians to appreciate the strength in …

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President Buhari visits Edo State to commission projects; Calls on new Oba of Benin; Says ‘Oshiomhole has more to do for the nation’

AGENE AKHERE, Benin President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Benin commended outgoing Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State for a job-well done, assuring him that the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) will find an important national assignment for him when he leaves office. Speaking at the Palace of the new …

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President Buhari, Govs. Tambuwal, Okorocha, Bishop Kukah grace Mini Durbar for Sultan’s 10th Anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday, November 5 attended a Mini Durbar in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III in Sokoto. Dignitaries from far and near also graced the historic occasion, among them, the host Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Governor Rochas Okoro of Imo …

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President Buhari receives Senate President, Dr. Saraki; CAN (19 Northern States and Abuja); Outgoing Ambassador of Republic of Benin

President Muhammadu Buhari received in audience, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki at the State House, Abuja on Saturday, November 4, 2016. Others who came calling were the Executive Committee Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)- 19 Northern States and Abuja and H.E. Dr Mouftaou Laleye, the outgoing …

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We’re committed to ending extreme poverty, President Buhari assures as he receives report from NIPSS Senior Executive Course 38 participants

Remarks by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, on the occasion of the Presidential parley with the Senior Executive Course No. 38 (2016) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at the State House, Abuja. One year ago, during the Presidential Parley with …

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President Buhari meets Niger Delta Stakeholders, Leaders, Says: Only peace can bring progress and development to the region

President Muhamadu Buhari, on Tuesday at the State House in Abuja held a high-level meeting with leaders and other stakeholders to seek ways to end the militancy and the sabotage of oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta region. The President, who did not read from a prepared speech, pitched a …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation reports partnerships with AfDB, ECOWAS, Coca-Cola, Ministry of Information; Minister restates Nigeria’s commitment to ease of doing business

At a large annual gathering of African entrepreneurs, held over the weekend in Lagos, Nigeria, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) hosted almost 1,000 women and men from 54 African countries, for the 2nd TEF Entrepreneurship Forum. In his keynote address, Foundation Chairman, Tony O. Elumelu announced partnerships with regional institutions …

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Umahi releases woman held in prison for stealing N400 cocoa yam; Says Abakaliki Prisons not fit for humans; Offers to build new Prison

A woman held at the Abakaliki Prisons for allegedly stealing cocoa yam worth N400 has been released on the orders of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State. Umahi ordered her freedom after being briefed on Friday by the National Human Rights Commission on the outcome of its investigation into the …

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Transparency, efficiency mandatory, if oil and gas production must improve, says Buhari at public presentation of ‘7 Big Wins;’ Receives former Head of State, Gen. Gowon

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja stressed the need for a new culture of transparency and efficiency in the nation’s oil and gas industry to improve oil and gas production in the country. The President stated this at the public presentation of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources’ 7 BIG …

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‘Take quick look at the conditions of the IDPs,’ President Buhari charges as he presides over Inauguration of Gen. TY Danjuma Presidential Committee on North East Initiative

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, October 26, 2016, presided over the Inauguration of Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNEI) chaired by Gen. TY Danjuma in State House. Senior government functionaries, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were present at the event. REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL …

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Arms Probe: Dasuki did not steal $2.2bn – Jonathan ….. Says aircraft, warship, arms bought by his administration

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has said that it was impossible for his former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, to have stolen $2.2 billion as being accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Responding to questions after his lecture on Youth Entrepreneurship at the famous Oxford Union …

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