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Polio eradication: There will be no complacency from my administration – Buhari assures WHO

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the World Health Organization, WHO, of his administration’s resolve to commit resources towards totally eradicating cases of poliomyelitis in the country by the year 2017. Receiving a team from the United Nations agency at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Monday, to mark the one year of …

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Finally, Amaechi gets senate’s nod; as Saraki moves ministerial nominees’ screening to Tuesday

After three postponements, the former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, eventually took his turn to be screened at the floor of the Nigerian Senate, Thursday, along with four other ministerial nominees. This is as the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, adjourned till Tuesday, October 27, for further screening of ministerial …

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APC: FG will not micro-manage anti-corruption agencies, flays accusation by PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the Buhari Administration will not micro-manage the anti-corruption agencies, even as the party faulted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for accusing it of unleashing the agencies against the opposition. In a statement issued in Lagos, Monday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji …

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Akpabio’s interrogation politically-motivated – PDP; They need help — Presidency

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the invitation and interrogation of Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as politically motivated, targeted to weaken the party before the 2019 elections. The party reiterated its accusation against the Presidency, saying President Muhamnadu Buhari, …

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December deadline on Boko Haram: I will not resign even if I don’t defeat them – Buhari; Nigerian law does not allow for so-called sharia punishments

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the resolve of his administration to negotiate with the Boko Haram insurgent group in order to secure the release of the kidnapped Chibok school girls. President Buhari speaking to Aljazeera television network, aired Friday, also reiterated his commitment to defeating the insurgent group by December, …

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Why there is now a spate of Boko Haram suicide bombings — Chief of Defence Staff, Olonisakin explains

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin has traced the recent bombing of soft targets by the Boko Haram terrorists to the persistent increased attacks on them by the troops in the North-East. Olonisakin made this assertion in Abuja, Thursday, at the 2015 Nigerian Navy Research and Development …

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NASS to re-transmit constitution amendment bill for presidential assent – Dogara; as Reps approve independent candidates for future elections

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed that the fourth constitution amendment bill would be re-transmitted to the president for assent. A statement issued by the Speaker’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, said the Speaker revealed this when he received report of …

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Nigerian Armed Forces well positioned to end Boko Haram insurgency by December – Buhari reiterates

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, in Abuja, reiterated his position that Boko Haram’s ability to attack, seize, ravage and hold any Nigerian territory will have been completely obliterated, by the end of this year. Speaking at an audience with the Commander of United States Africa Command, Gen David Rodriguez, President Buhari …

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Ministerial nominees’ screening: Senate Okays Fayemi, Danbazzau, Lai Mohammed, Onu, 6 others; Fashola, Kachikwu take turn, Wednesday

The Senate, Tuesday, cleared 10 ministerial nominees out of the 21 in the first batch of nominees forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari, on September 30, and which it had unveiled, last Tuesday. Those cleared, Tuesday include; Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, …

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Economy: New state governors are unlucky, but there is hope – Yari, NGF chairman

  First term governors who assumed office in their respective states across the country are particularly unlucky in view of the present harsh economic realities starring the nation in the face, chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Alhaji Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari, declared in Enugu, at the weekend. Governor Yari …

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Kashamu’s election nullified, Umeh loses appeal; as Election Tribunals announce rulings

The embattled Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District in Ogun State, Mr Buruji Kashamu, has had his election victory nullified by the National and State Assemblies Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Though, the Tribunal did not grant the seat to the petitioner, Prince Dapo Abiodun …

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Why improving national security remains our topmost priority – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said, Thursday, in Abuja that significant improvements in national security remains the topmost priority of his administration since other socio-economic initiatives cannot be successfully implemented without adequate security in the country. A statement by Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina, reports that …

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Buhari applauds U.K’s support over recovery, repatriation of Nigeria’s stolen funds

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja applauded the renewed support from Britain and Switzerland for the recovery and repatriation of public funds stolen from Nigeria. At separate audiences with the new British and Swiss Ambassadors, who were at the Presidential Villa to present their letters of credence, President Buhari noted …

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Economic diversification policies will inform my 2016 budget proposal — Buhari tells French investors in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that his proposed 2016 National Budget will include fresh policies and measures geared towards boosting the rapid diversification of the Nigerian economy away from its current over-dependence on the oil and gas sector. Speaking at an audience with the President of the Movement of the …

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N64bn on Independence celebrations: Don’t trade lies just to earn cheap popularity — Jonathan cautions government functionaries

Reacting to claims that his administration spent outrageous sums of money for three Independence Anniversary celebrations, former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan has advised government functionaries to desist from trading in and peddling of lies to gain cheap popularity in certain quarters. This is also as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) …

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