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Nigerians, visitors to wear Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem before entering gov’t buildings – Buhari; donates N10m to legionnaires

President Mohammadu Buhari has announced the donation of N10 million to the cause of recognizing the feats achieved by the Nigerian Armed Forces veterans. This is also as the president added further that Nigerians and visitors to the country will in future be compelled to wear the remembrance emblem as …

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My cabinet, ’round pegs in round holes’ — Buhari; as Amaechi named minister of (Transport), Lai Mohammed (Culture & Information), Ngige (Labour & Employment), Fashola, (Power, Works & Housing)

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, described the appointment of his 36-member new cabinet as a milestone. The president said this while inaugurating his 36-member cabinet at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Buhari further defended the lengthy delay in making ministerial appointments, saying he needed to put “round pegs in round holes”, …

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New Ministers assume office; Buhari appoints 18 new Permanent Secretaries, re-assigns others

As President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates the Federal Executive Council, FEC, Wednesday, he has approved the appointment of 18 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The appointment is coming after the retirement of some Permanent Secretaries and redeployment of others Tuesday. A statement on Tuesday by the Special Adviser …

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Aggrieved Reps brawl over House committees’ composition; as Gbajabiamila group accuses Dogara of sabotage

Some aggrieved members of the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tuesday, engaged in a free-for-all-fight on the floor of the House to register their grievances over composition of House Committees inaugurated by Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Monday. Accusing Dogara of declaring an outright war …

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My job is not really difficult, simply because the constitution is very clear — Yakubu, INEC boss

The newly-appointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Monday, promised to be guided by the Electoral Act and the Constitution in the discharge of his function. Yakubu, who spoke shortly after his inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari, said “I am not sure that my job  …

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Behold Nigeria’s first female Governor!; I’ll appeal the judgement – Gov. Ishaku

The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-hassan has been declared the duly elected Governor of Taraba State by the Governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja. Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar Saturday declared Al-Hassan winner of the April 11, 2015 general election after annulling the election of …

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Traffic gridlock & robberies: Ambode reads riot act to okada operators, others; issues 90-day ultimatum to tank farm owners

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Friday, read the riot act to commercial motorcycle operators popularly called Okada riders, commercial buses and street hawkers, saying that the state government will no longer tolerate their nefarious activities on the streets and highways which have caused untold hardship for the people of …

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President Buhari approves expansion of Nigeria’s maritime boundaries

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday approved the continuation of efforts by the National Boundary Commission to significantly expand the nation’s maritime boundaries. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President gave the approval after he was briefed by the commission’s Director-General, Dr. …

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Murray-Bruce, Melaye, Goje, Tinubu, Uzodinma named chairmen as senate constitutes committees

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Wednesday, announced the various committees and their heads to oversee relevant issues arising on the floor of the house. This is as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) predictably dominated the headship of the committees. The list as read by Saraki during Plenary has Senator …

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Crude oil: NNPC scraps offshore processing arrangement; adopts direct sale, purchase option

In a major steer designed to enshrine transparency and eliminate the activities of middlemen in the crude oil exchange for product matrix, the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Tuesday, announced the replacement of the Offshore Processing Arrangement (OPA) option in preference for the more efficient Direct Sale-Direct …

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Ministerial nominees: PDP senators stage Walk-Out as Senate confirms Amaechi, 17 others; We’re now united — APC

Senators elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Thursday, staged a walk-out on the floor of the legislative house as the Senate moved to confirm the 18 ministerial nominees it had already screened, including the controversial former Rivers State governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. The PDP senator …

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Our policies may hurt some businesses in the short term, but they are in the interest of national economy — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said in New Delhi, India, that despite the fall in oil prices, his administration remains fully committed to maintaining macro-economic stability and improving investor confidence in Nigeria. President Buhari disclosed this, Wednesday, at an interactive session with Chief Executives of Indian companies with interests in Nigeria. …

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