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Lagos launches new buses with free service on five routes   …As residents hail Ambode, laud Bus Reform Initiative

 The Lagos State Government on Wednesday launched the new buses under the Bus Reform Initiative (BRI) with free service on five routes, assuring that the development would redefine public transportation and make the State globally competitive.  Specifically, the free service was launched across five routes including Berger to Tafawa Balewa …

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Bandits block Kaduna-Abuja highway again; UBEC Chairman, daughter confirmed kidnapped; hundreds of motorists unaccounted for

 Katere (Kaduna), April 29, 2019 Kidnappers on Monday afternoon blocked the Kaduna-Abuja Express way forcing several motorists to abandon their vehicles and head for nearby bushes to avoid being abducted. The development has left many motorists and passengers unaccounted for just as their belongings were carted away by the kidnappers. …

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Education, wise response to Boko Haram terrorism, says President Buhari in Borno; Jets out to UK  

  President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, praised the efforts of outgoing administration of Governor Kashim Ibrahim Shettima in promoting education as counter strategy to Boko Haram ideology and insurgency. President Buhari, according to Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), gave the commendation at a ceremony to …

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Buhari says Ambode has performed satisfactorily; Returns to Abuja after working visit to Lagos; For Maiduguri Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after his Wednesday’s working visit to inaugurate some developmental projects executed by the Lagos State Government. Buhari and his entourage arrived the airport at exactly 3 p.m and left the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, at exactly 3:20 p.m. aboard …

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President Buhari, UN Sec-Gen to Co-Chair Special Session on Lake Chad; ADB President, Adesina, in State House

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has accepted the invitation to Co-Chair a Special Session to raise $50 billion to fund the inter-basin water transfer from Central Africa to revive the Lake Chad. Welcoming the acceptance of Guterres, sent through the President of the African Development Bank, ADB, Nigeria’s Dr. …

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Buhari woos Qatar on investment, recharge of Lake Chad;  Expresses sadness over deaths of Christian youths, security agents in Gombe  

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, April 23, 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja called on Qatar to invest in Nigeria’s sectors including petroleum, power, aviation, agriculture and railways so as to uplift the quality of life of Nigerians. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, …

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  Tension in Gombe over killing of Boys’ Brigade members during Easter Parade; Deputy Gov., CAN leadership appeal for calm (See pictures of some of the wounded youths)  

No fewer than eleven persons including a Police personnel and a Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer were confirmed dead after a car rammed into a procession of Christian youths (mostly Boys Brigade members) who were on an Easter rally Sunday night in Gombe town. Our Correspondent gathered early Monday morning …

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No apologies over Dumburum air strikes – Gov. Yari; Zamfara Emirs make U-turn, apologise to NAF over killings allegations

By Abubakar Ahmed April 20, 2019 Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, says the government will not apologize over the alleged killing of villagers in the state during bombardment of suspected bandits camps in Dumburum village in Zurmi local government area of the state. The governor, who made the statement when …

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President Buhari quotes Bible at Easter, says: ‘Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning;’ Signs N30,000 minimum wage law

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to intensify prayers for peace and security to return to all parts of Nigeria, reassuring that his administration will do all it takes to empower the armed forces to successfully confront the nation’s security challenges. In a personally endorsed message to Nigerians at Easter, …

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Buhari gives Ministers April 24 deadline to handover `Status Reports;’ Assures Bill Gates that he’ll not fail Nigerians

In a move that confirmed speculations of an imminent cabinet shake-up, President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for comprehensive “status reports on policies, programmes and projects” from cabinet members on their respective ministries, departments and agencies as his first term tenure winds down. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant …

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House of Reps Speakership: Okafor confronts Gbajabiamila; 150 women groups support Onyejeocha; Lagos APC pleads for Gbajabiamila

Hon. Chike John Okafor, re-elected member of the House of Representatives representing Ehime Mbano/Ihitte Uboma/Obowo Federal Constituency of Imo state, Nigeria has listed reasons why he is best suited for the position of Speaker of the incoming House of Representatives. His party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, is backing Hon. …

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NASS: Buhari hosts APC Reps-elect as Oshiomhole vows party won’t repeat 2015 mistake; Okafor says ‘I will be running to win’  

By Ismaila chafe Abuja, April 16, 2019 National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiohmole, has vowed that the party will not repeat the mistakes of 2015 in 2019 as regards to the election of officials for the ninth National Assembly. Oshiomhole stated this at a dinner organised in …

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Notre-Dame fire: Trump offers condolences, assistance to Macron; Buhari condoles with France, Christendom

Washington, April 16, 2019 (Reuters/NAN) President Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron over the Notre-Dame fire that devastated the Parisian landmark and offered U.S. assistance in rehabilitating the Cathedral, the White House said. In Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari also condoled with President Macron, citizens of …

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 SERAP writes Buhari, 36 governors; Seeks disclosure of spending on ‘security votes’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information requests to President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 state governors in Nigeria requesting them to use their “good offices and leadership positions to urgently provide information on specific details of spending of appropriated public funds as security votes between …

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 CEN SAD Summit: President Buhari returns to Abuja; Hails late Justice Nasir  

N’Djamena (Chad), April 13, 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from N’Djamena, Chad, where he participated in the one-day Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD). Those at the Hassan Djamous International Airport N’Djamena airport to bid …

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President Buhari seeks regional cooperation to check illegal flow of small arms into Nigeria 

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday arrived in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital seeking wider cooperation among countries of Sahel and Saharan regions to counter the infiltration of small arms to Nigeria, flowing into the hands of militia forces, bandits and insurgents who are becoming a threat to human rights and internal security. …

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President Buhari attends CEN-SAD meeting in Chad; Receives outgoing Equatorial Guinea Ambassador  

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Saturday for N’Djamena, capital of Chad Republic to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD. A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), which …

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