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FG has not withdrawn 2016 budget proposal — Lai Mohammed; Document still open to some changes — Adeosun

The Federal Government, Wednesday, denied reports making the rounds that it had formally withdrawn the recently-presented 2016 budget proposal. The document was presented before a joint session of the National Assembly in December by President Muhammadu Buhari. Briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) …

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IMF to Nigeria: You don’t need our loan, only fiscal discipline; lauds Buhari’s efforts at repositioning economy

Visiting Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has commended the efforts so far initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari-administration in the areas of economic restructuring, positing that the country does not need the organization’s financial assistance by way of loan. Speaking with State House Correspondents, Tuesday, …

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Outcome of 2015 elections, proof of God’s love for Nigeria – Ambode … As Adeboye urges Nigerians to move closer to God

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday said the outcome of the 2015 elections was an eloquent testimony of God’s love for Nigeria. Governor Ambode said despite the predictions of anarchy and possible unrest, God showed His mighty hand upon Nigeria and for the very first time, the nation …

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Court of Appeal sacks Ikpeazu, orders swearing-in of Otti as Abia governor; Voids ‘Mama Taraba’s tribunal victory over Gov. Ishaku

A Court of Appeal in Umuahia, Abia Sstate, has nullified the earlier ruling of the state Election Petitions Tribunal and ordered the immediate swearing-in of the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr Alex Otti, as governor of the state. The Abia State Elections Petitions trfibunal in Umuahia, …

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Pregnant woman; father and three children killed as death toll in Borno bomb blasts rises to 52

The death toll in Maiduguri, Borno State’s multiple suicide bombings Monday hit 52 with 124 people injured and being treated at the State Specialist Hospital, Umaru Shehu Ultra-Modern Hospital and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Maiduguri. While conducting Borno State’s Governor, Kashim Shettima, round the Emergency ward of …

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Christmas: Buhari, Atiku, Umahi, Tambuwal, Shettima, Ambode, Fayemi, Ugwuanyi, Aregbesola counsel, felicitate with Christians

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians, especially Christians, to rededicate themselves to the virtues of peace, love, honesty, justice, equity, piety, humility and service to others which Jesus Christ taught. In a Christmas message, the President said that “there can be no doubt that a greater manifestation of these …

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Buhari, Saraki, Atiku, Ambode, Wike, Tambuwal congratulate Muslims on Eid-el-Maulud celebrations; as PDP, Aregbesola call for prayers

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Muslims in the country to emulate the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad as they celebrate the Eid-el-Maulud festival. President Buhari said this in his message of felicitation with Muslims as they mark the birthday of the Prophet. In a statement by the Special Adviser …

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Budget: FG raises capital expenditure by 20%; forecasts N3.9trn revenue earnings in 2016, to spend $31bn on economy

Federal Government has announced plans to raise capital expenditure by 20% next year through borrowing amid falling oil prices. In his first budget since his election victory in March, Muhammadu Buhari told a joint National Assembly sitting in Abuja, Tuesday, during the presentation of the 2016 budget, that he would …

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Buhari will not scrap Amnesty Programme; as project is crucial to his administration — Boroh

NEDU MARK, Yenagoa Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier Gen Paul Boroh (rtd), has dispelled speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari would stop funding the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme inherited from the last administration for repented ex-agitators in 2015, describing such reports as ‘false’, even as he gave government’s assurance to continue …

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Boko Haram planning major abductions across Nigeria for ransom – FG warns; Issues security alert

  The Federal Government has warned that Boko Haram terrorists are planning another sensational abduction of pupils/students or foreigners in a desperate effort to raise funds, through ransom, for food, medical and arms supply. In a statement issued, Friday, in Abuja, through his Special Assistant, Segun Adeyemi, the Minister of …

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Arms scandal: Court grants bail to Dokpesi for N200m; as trial of Dasuki, 4 others adjourned till Tuesday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday, formally arraigned former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki ( rtd.), and four others before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja on a 19-count charge bordering on money laundering and criminal breach of …

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Pro-Biafra agitation: Ndigbo are better off in Nigeria – Peter Obi; Asks Buhari govt to urgently address grievances of agitators

Former Governor of Anambra State, Sir Peter Obi has posited that it is better for Ndigbo to remain in Nigeria than have a separate state of Biafra, stressing, however, that the grievances of the pro-Biafra agitators is ‘valid and must be urgently addressed by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.’ Sir Obi, who …

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