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London Anti-corruption Summit: FG set to implement new rules against graft in Nigeria; as British PM Cameron unveils plans to stop flow of ‘dirty money’ into UK

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, at the Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Summit in London, disclosed by his government to commence the full implementation of the principles of the Open Contracting Data Standards (OCDS). The President said this was geared towards furthering Nigeria’s ongoing campaign against corruption. The OCDS enables disclosure of data and …

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British PM Cameron now lauds Buhari’s fight against corruption; describes FG’s efforts as ‘remarkable steps forward’

Briefing Members of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons, Wednesday, the British PM, David Cameron, remarked that both Nigeria and Afghanistan had taken “remarkable steps forward” on corruption, as he further acknowledged that the countries’ leaders were “battling hard” to tackle the problem. It would be recalled that the …

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London Anti-corruption Summit: I want return of Nigeria’s stolen money, not apology — Buhari tells Cameron

President Muhammadu Buhari has parried a diplomatic row with the United Kingdom despite remarks credited to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, Tuesday, calling Nigeria ‘ fantastically corrupt,’ as the Nigerian leader said, Wednesday, he does not care about an apology from Cameron, but instead a firm action by the …

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Presidents Buhari, Hollande, Biya, Issoufou, Déby, Talon to attend second Regional Security Summit in Abuja; Representatives of U.S, UK govts, EU, ECOWAS, others expected

In furtherance of ongoing efforts by his administration to enhance the security of lives, properties and investments in Nigeria and neighbouring countries, President Muhammadu Buhari will host the second Regional Security Summit in Abuja, Saturday, May 14, 2016. According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President …

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President Buhari to seek greater international cooperation against corrupt public officials at London Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday, May 10, 2016 travel to London to participate in the international Anti-Corruption Summit which will be held in the British capital on Thursday, May 12, 2016. As an internationally recognised leader in the global fight against corruption, President Buhari will play a prominent part in …

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At last, President Buhari signs 2016 budget into law; We’ll ensure adequate oversight – Senate President; All key revenue assumptions proposed by Executive retained- Budget Minister’s aide

After more than four months of impasse which had characterized the 2016 Appropriation Bill, President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, finally signed the document. The brief ceremony witnessed by Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and chairmen of …

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Trouble in Aba: ‘Bakassi Boys’ return; Vehicles carrying livestock into Abia to be searched – Governor

Governor of Abia state, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has said that the Abia State Vigilante Services (AVS), popularly known as Bakassi, are to commence, with immediate effect, a two week intensive training, for onward deployment to communities in the state, to assist in community policing. This development is part of the …

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President Buhari meets G-19 leaders of APC; Saraki, Dogara, Okorocha in attendance

President Muhammadu Buhari received the Group of 19 (G-19) All Progressives Congress, APC, party leaders in the Statehouse on Wednesday, May 2016. At the meeting were such personalities as Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, Minister …

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Nigeria will comply with ICJ ruling on Bakassi Peninsula – Buhari assures; as Biya ends State Visit

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria would abide by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on the disputed oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula. Buhari who spoke, Wednesday, at a joint interactive he held with President Paul Biya of Cameroon and the media in Abuja, assured his counterpart that there was …

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I’ve ordered security agencies to deal decisively with rampaging herdsmen – President Buhari tells Catholic Bishops

Against the background of reports of continued attacks on communities across the country by armed herdsmen, President Muhammadu Buhari late Monday in Abuja restated his administration’s resolve to deal decisively and expeditiously with the matter. According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), …

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How security lapses exposed Enugu to Fulani herdsmen attack – Gov. Ugwuanyi; Deputy Gov. receives fact finding Committee

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Friday reviewed last Monday’s invasion of Ukpabi Nimbo Community in Uzouwani Local Government Area of the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen, where scores of people were killed and property worth millions of naira destroyed. Ugwuanyi disclosed that “only the security agencies can answer …

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Mining: Fayemi canvasses regional economic cooperation, environmental safety

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has urged states and geo-political zones in the country to embrace economic cooperation among one another in exploring minerals deposits in their domains, as government refocuses on solid minerals in its economic diversification plan. He, however, cautioned that government would pay …

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FG plans mass sack of teachers without basic qualifications; NCE, B.Ed graduates only, to be considered for 500,000 teaching jobs

Federal Government has disclosed plans to terminate appointments of teachers who are without basic teaching qualifications in all segments of the educational system, from primary through to the tertiary levels. Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah at a parley with journalists on his 65th birthday decried the deterioration …

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President Buhari determined to roll back poverty; Orders distribution of 10,000 tons of grains – Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the release of 10,000 tons of grains from the national strategic grains reserves for national distribution to counter food price increases and the intolerably high exploitation of common people by the trader-class. He has also directed the minister of agriculture to ensure that all the …

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President Buhari receives Amb. Power, U.S Permanent Rep. to UN; says FG compiling comprehensive data on IDPs to quicken resettlement

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the United States, U.S, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, H.E. Ambassador Samantha Power. Issues that featured include the Boko Haram insurgency, the abducted Chibok girls, Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, the economy, governance and collaboration, especially in terms of information and intelligence sharing. Federal Government …

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