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President Buhari meets Niger Delta Stakeholders, Leaders, Says: Only peace can bring progress and development to the region

President Muhamadu Buhari, on Tuesday at the State House in Abuja held a high-level meeting with leaders and other stakeholders to seek ways to end the militancy and the sabotage of oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta region. The President, who did not read from a prepared speech, pitched a …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation reports partnerships with AfDB, ECOWAS, Coca-Cola, Ministry of Information; Minister restates Nigeria’s commitment to ease of doing business

At a large annual gathering of African entrepreneurs, held over the weekend in Lagos, Nigeria, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) hosted almost 1,000 women and men from 54 African countries, for the 2nd TEF Entrepreneurship Forum. In his keynote address, Foundation Chairman, Tony O. Elumelu announced partnerships with regional institutions …

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Umahi releases woman held in prison for stealing N400 cocoa yam; Says Abakaliki Prisons not fit for humans; Offers to build new Prison

A woman held at the Abakaliki Prisons for allegedly stealing cocoa yam worth N400 has been released on the orders of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State. Umahi ordered her freedom after being briefed on Friday by the National Human Rights Commission on the outcome of its investigation into the …

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Transparency, efficiency mandatory, if oil and gas production must improve, says Buhari at public presentation of ‘7 Big Wins;’ Receives former Head of State, Gen. Gowon

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja stressed the need for a new culture of transparency and efficiency in the nation’s oil and gas industry to improve oil and gas production in the country. The President stated this at the public presentation of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources’ 7 BIG …

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‘Take quick look at the conditions of the IDPs,’ President Buhari charges as he presides over Inauguration of Gen. TY Danjuma Presidential Committee on North East Initiative

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, October 26, 2016, presided over the Inauguration of Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNEI) chaired by Gen. TY Danjuma in State House. Senior government functionaries, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were present at the event. REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL …

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Arms Probe: Dasuki did not steal $2.2bn – Jonathan ….. Says aircraft, warship, arms bought by his administration

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has said that it was impossible for his former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, to have stolen $2.2 billion as being accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Responding to questions after his lecture on Youth Entrepreneurship at the famous Oxford Union …

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Govs. Ambode, Ajimobi, Aregbesola, Mrs Okorocha, Mrs Ambode, others at National Women Conference in Lagos; Harp on role of family in national building

AMBODE, AJIMOBI, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, his counterparts in Oyo and Osun States, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Monday said that if the nation must make meaningful progress, the family, which is the mirror by which any society is measured, must be strengthened. The trio, …

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President Buhari receives 21 Chibok girls; Says ‘They have seen the worst the world has to offer, it is now time for them to experience the best the world can do for them.’

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Wednesday,October 19, received the 21 released Chibok girls and their parents in State House. Pictures capture the historic meeting. REMARKS BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AT THE RECEPTION FOR THE RECENTLY RELEASED 21 CHIBOK SCHOOL GIRLS AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA. OCTOBER 19, …

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We’re ready to provide counterpart funding for infrastructure development – President Buhari tells China

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said the Federal Government is ready to provide counterpart funding for all agreements reached with the People’s Republic of China to fast- track ongoing efforts in closing infrastructure gaps. Speaking with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Zhou Pingjian, at the presentation of Letters …

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Justice Ademola withdraws from Dasuki’s case … Cites corrupt allegation, disobedience to court orders

A Federal High Court Judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola has formally disengaged from presiding over the trial of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki on illegal possession of arms and money-laundering charges. Mr. Ademola was among Judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) over corruption allegations. After his …

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Chibok girls: President Buhari commends Red Cross; Receives Mr. Maurer, President of the ICRC

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the role played by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the release of the 21 abducted Chibok schoolgirls, urging it to sustain humanitarian interest in Nigeria. Meeting with Mr. Peter Maurer, ICRC President, at State House, Abuja, Monday, President Buhari, according to …

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Kanu: 52 groups threaten to merge with IPOB; Insist that ‘Buhari is pushing us out of Nigeria;’ . Issue 15-day ultimatum; Call for restructuring of Nigeria into six regions

The agitation for Biafra restoration weekend, received a boost as 52 Civil Society Organisations (CSO), ethnic nationalities and trade associations have threatened to align with the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), “if Nnamdi Kanu is not released unconditionally as ruled by the courts.” The groups which gave the threat after …

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