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Buhari returns to Abuja after 2-day working visit to South East; Directs reinstatement of Obiano’s security aides; His visit will bring unity – Okorocha; How I appoint my aides – Buhari

By Peter Okolie, Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after a two-day official visit to Ebonyi and Anambra in the South East geo-political zone. The President’s visit was the first since the inception of the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government. Buhari, who commenced the visit on Nov. …

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We’ll fulfill promises on infrastructure for South East, President Buhari assures Ndigbo

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abakiliki, capital of Ebonyi State, assured Ndigbo that his administration will ensure the timely execution of roads, power and other projects in the South-East. Addressing Ebonyi State Leaders of Thought and Traditional Rulers at a meeting in Government House, the President, according to …

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Original Ikoyi whistleblowers emerge, petition AGF …Say EFCC, others shortchanged them …. May go to Court to stop payment

The last has not been heard of the controversies surrounding the payment of the 5% commission to the whistleblower who gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tips that led to the recovery of $43.4 million, N23.3 million and 27,800 Euros that was stashed in an apartment at the …

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Security, stability of Nigeria depends largely on provision of functional education – President Buhari declares at Special Retreat of Federal Executive Council on Challenges facing Educational Sector

  REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, AT THE PRESIDENTIAL SUMMIT ON EDUCATION, NOVEMBER 13, 2017 AT OLD BANQUET HALL, STATE HOUSE, ABUJA PROTOCOLS: I am delighted to welcome you all to this important ministerial summit which I consider crucial to our quest to improving the lot of our …

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11 PDP governors hold crucial meeting with chairmanship aspirants ahead of Dec 9 convention in Enugu; We’ve agreed to sign peace accord by Tuesday – Dokpesi

By Felix Nwadioha, Emmanuel Oloniruha The 11 Governors of Peoples Democratic (PDP), Sunday,  held a crucial closed door meeting in Enugu with the eight national chairmanship aspirants of the party ahead of the Dec. 9 national convention of the party. The governors are Ishaku Darius, Taraba; Dankwambo Ibrahim, Gombe; and …

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Wike, Amaechi’s security men clash; Wike’s men pulled guns on Amaechi, vandalized his car – Amaechi; Amaechi’s men attacked Wike’s convoy – Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Wike and Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi have given conflicting accounts of a clash between security personnel attached to them on Saturday, with each claiming that the other was the aggressor. The full statements from their respective media aides on the …

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President Buhari promises to address concerns of insecurity, injustice raised by religious leaders

   President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja assured religious leaders, and all Nigerians, that his administration will address rising concerns over corruption, insecurity and injustices in various parts of the country. President Buhari, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), gave …

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Buhari inaugurates Armed Forces Council

    By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Armed Forces Council and ratified the National Defence Policy 2017 (Revised); Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service Officers 2017. Buhari also ratified the Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service Soldiers/Rating/Airmen (Revised) among others. Speaking to State House correspondents, the …

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President Buhari presides over FEC; Directs Minister of Health to investigate spread of ‘unknown disease’ in Jigawa State

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Heath, Prof. Isaac Adewole to investigate reports of an ‘unknown disease’ that has led to the death of several children in Jigawa State. The President also directed the Minister to deploy all the necessary machinery to combat the outbreak of the disease …

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FG earmarks N500bn to consolidate on Social Intervention Programme in 2018 (See full Budget Speech by President Buhari)

By Ismaila Chafe The Federal Government has set aside N600 billion to consolidate on its Social Intervention Programmes. The President Muhammadu Buhari said this when he presented the 2018 budget proposal to the joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday. According to him, his administration remains committed …

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Tambuwal hails Dogara, NASS on passage of North East Development Commission Bill

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has commended Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara for sponsoring the North East Development Commission Bill. Speaking at a two-day Legislative Summit for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Development organised by the House of Representatives’ Adhoc Tactical  Committee on Economic Recession  in …

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Obasanjo lauds Ugwuanyi’s commitment to South East Development

The former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed delight with the commitment being displayed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State towards the socio-economic development of the South East region, saying that the governor has “surprised me”.   Speaking when he led a delegation of Brenthurst Foundation to …

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Rev. Reinhard Bonnke’s Farewell Crusade begins Wednesday; I’ll be there – Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Christian leaders from across Africa are coming together for the ‘Farewell Crusade and Passing The Burning Torch Conference’ of celebrated global Evangelist, Rev. Reinhard Bonnke. The mega event is holding in Lagos, Nigeria from Wednesday, November 8 to Sunday, November 12, 2017. General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of …

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Aliko Dangote Foundation joins global leaders to fight malnutrition; Pledges US$100 million for Nigeria

The recently concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017, held in Milan, Italy, convened governments, international agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and businesses to accelerate the global response to malnutrition, an underlying cause of nearly half of all global child deaths. A major highlight of the Summit was the pledge by the …

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Lagos targets 2 million passengers on water daily …Commissions three executive boats, four jet skis …We‘ll explore tourism, economic potential of waterways, says Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday commissioned three newly executive boats acquired by the State Government, with a pledge to fully explore the tourism and economic potentials of the waterways in the State for the overall benefit of the people. Speaking at the unveiling of the boats held …

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Former VP Ekwueme in stable condition, says aide; Ensure best medicare for him, APC Chief charges Federal, South East governments; Gov. Ugwuanyi has visited him in hospital – Ogbuagu Anikwe

By Emmanuel Acha A former Nigeria Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, who is currently on admission in Memfis Hospital for Neurosurgery, Enugu is reported to be in stable condition. An aide of the former vice president, who spoke to newsmen on condition of anonymity, said that his boss was responding …

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President Buhari swears in new SGF, Boss Mustapha, launches 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem; Presides over FEC

SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMADU BUHARI ON THE OCCASION OF THE LAUNCH OF THE 2018 ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE DAY EMBLEM AND APPEAL FUND ON WEDNESDAY, 1st NOVEMBER 2017 Protocols I heartily welcome you all to the formal launching of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration 2018 Emblem and Appeal Fund. …

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