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President Buhari receives President Jacob Zuma of South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari received South African President, Mr. Jacob Zuma, at Nigeria’s seat of power, the State House in Abuja. The visiting South African President addressed the National Assembly in company of President Buhari, the two addressed the media and made major pronouncements. President Buhari later hosted his South African …

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True patriotism’ll encourage more foreign investment in Nigeria – Buhari; Urges OPEC members to cooperate on oil price stability; Nigeria, Qatar sign agreements

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Doha charged Nigerians to rekindle the spirit of patriotism and selfless service to encourage more foreign investment in the country. Speaking at a town hall meeting with members of the Nigerian community in Doha, the President assured them that the Federal Government would continue …

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Saraki reiterates commitment to OpenNass; Says Anti-Social Media Bill is ‘Dead on Arrival’; CSOs’ll be part of 2017 budget hearing

The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Friday, delivered the keynote address at the StateCraft Masterclass series at Social Media Week, Lagos (#SMWLagos). Speaking at the event, the Senate President emphasised the growing influence of social media users in Nigeria’s political environment, and encouraged the audience to continue contributing to …

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Support Nigeria’s efforts to resettle IDPs, President Buhari urges OIC; Welcomes IDB’s financing offer

President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Mecca that the Federal Government will welcome support from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for its ongoing efforts to rehabilitate parts of the country affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. According to statements by Garba Shehu, SSA to the President on Media & …

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We’ll urgently develop agriculture and other sectors to overcome harsh effects of lower oil prices – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said late Tuesday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that his administration was fully committed to increasing the productivity of Nigeria’s agriculture and solid minerals sectors to save the nation from the harsh effects of lower crude oil prices. Speaking at a meeting with leading members of the Council …

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Oil price stability high on agenda as President Buhari visits Saudi Arabia, Quatar

President Muhammadu Buhari will begin a week-long official visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Monday, February 22, 2016. The President, who will be accompanied by a high-powered Federal Government delegation, including the Minister of State (Petroleum) and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, …

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President Buhari welcomes Kogi State Governor to State House; Goes to Egypt for Africa Business Forum

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, hosted recently inaugurated Kogi State Governor, Mr. Yahaya Bello in the State House, Abuja. Governor Bello, who has become the youngest Governor in the country, was elected on the platform of the President’s party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and came on board following the demise …

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PDP will replace Buhari in 2019 – Ali Modu-Sheriff vows; Performs first major public assignment as party Chairman at Gov. Ikpeazu’s Thanksgiving

Newly-appointed national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Wednesday vowed to lead the party to regain control of the federal government in 2019. Mr. Sheriff said nothing would stop his party, which lost power in 2015, from ousting the current All Progressives Congress’ administration. Mr. Sheriff …

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No resurgence of Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria — FG; says recent incidents not an indication

The Federal Government has said the recent spate of attacks by Boko Haram is not an indication of any resurgence by Boko Haram, insisting that the terrorist group remains largely decimated, dispersed and disoriented. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai …

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Buhari sacks NAFDAC, PPPRA, NCWD, NAPTIP, BPE, NEXIM directors-general, others

Barely a few hours after disengaging heads of Information parastatals and agencies in the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, President Muhamadu Buhari, Monday afternoon, announced a comprehensive sack of 26 directors general and managing directors of agencies and departments of government. A statement signed by Mr. Babachir David Lawal, …

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Nwajiuba, Soremekun, Yadudu become Vice Chancellors

The Federal Government has approved the appointment of new vice chancellors for the National Open University of Nigeria and twelve Federal Universities. They are: Federal University,Oye Ekiti, Prof.Kayode Soremekun; Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Prof Fatima Batoul Mukhta; Professor Auwal Yadudu for Federal University Birnin Kebbi and Professor Haruna Abdul …

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