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Nigeria shines globally as Prof. Bande is elected President of the United Nations General Assembly; UN Secretary General pledges support

By Harrison Arubu New York, June 4, 2019 Prof Tijjani Mohammed Bande, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has been elected President of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA. He was elected through acclamation at an event witnessed by world diplomats and government officials from Nigeria, being the sole …

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Presidency denies approval of State/LG Police; President Buhari directs working out modalities for implementation of report of Panel on reform of anti-robbery squad

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday received a report on the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and requested that the report be studied and a white paper produced within three months. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), who was reacting to media reports that the …

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UN General Assembly Presidency Election: President Buhari sends delegation to New York

Ahead of election for the Presidency of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) scheduled to hold in New York, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari, Sunday, sent a high powered Federal Government delegation to support Nigeria’s candidate, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad- Bande. Prof. Bande, who is the Permanent Representative of …

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Lagos State’s debt hits N1.043trn in 2018- Investigation … Highly indebted States: Lagos, Rivers, Osun, Kaduna, Imo .… Less indebted States: Yobe, Jigawa, Kwara, Ondo, Ebonyi

Lagos State in South West Nigeria, is number one among the Highly Indebted States in Nigeria in both external and domestic debts with N1.043 trillion as at 2018, in a latest report by the Economic Confidential. The external debt stock of Lagos amounts to N513.514 billion while the local debt …

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Pipeline vandals hurt host communities more than government, President Buhari tells South South Monarchs; Assures Northern Governors on security

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja said the destruction of oil facilities by vandals was hurting the host communities, the majority of the people and the environment more than the government. Receiving South-South Monarchs Forum (SSMF) led by King Edmund Daukoru, Mingi XII, Amanyanabo of Nembe Kingdom, at State House, …

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Jonathan calls for confidence building measures to sustain democracy  Wike says Nigeria’s problems self-inflicted

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has declared  that if democracy must endure, the democratic process must be developed in a way that people will have confidence in the electoral process. This is as Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said that the problems of Nigeria are self-inflicted as they flow from …

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Buhari signs N8.92trn 2019 Appropriation Bill into law with reservations; NTA airs interview with him

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, May 27, 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari, who on Monday signed the 2019 appropriation bill of N8.92 trillion into law, said adjustment of the budget by the National Assembly may affect its smooth implementation. Speaking at the event which took place at the president’s mini-conference room, Presidential …

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Buhari inaugurates projects in Ogun

By Olawale Jokotoye Abeokuta, May 25, 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Abeokuta inaugurated some projects executed by the outgoing governor of Ogun, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun. The projects are the Ogun Judicial Complex, along Kobape Road, the 10,000 – seater capacity Amphi-Theatre at Oke-Ilewo, the Campala/Adire mall at Itoku …

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Nigeria’s diversity, source of strength – President Buhari tells Isreali envoy; Hails India’s Modi on election victory; Confirms appointment of Adamu as Police IG 

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria’s diversity will remain a source of strength for the development of the country. He spoke on Thursday in Abuja, while receiving Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Mr Shimon Ben-Shosan. President Buhari, also Thursday, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of …

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