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President Buhari appoints media aide Lauretta Onochie and three others as INEC Commissioners

President Buhari has sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate asking for the lawmakers to confirm the appointment of one of his media aides, Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission representing Delta State. Others are Prof. Mohammed Sani Katsina), Prof. Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti), and Seidu Ahmed (Jigawa). Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, […]

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President Buhari wishes US President Donald Trump and wife quick recovery after they tested positive for COVID-19

President Buhari has prayed for a quick recovery for United States President Donald Trump and his wife, Melanie after they tested positive for COVID-19, in a goodwill message released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. The goodwill message titled, ‘President Buhari wishes US President, Trump, family quick recovery’, reads “President […]

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President Trump and Melania test positive for Coronavirus

President Donald Trump has announced that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for Coronavirus. The announcement came after Hope Hicks, one of the president’s closest senior advisers tested positive for the virus on Thursday October 1. This made her the highest-profile member of the administration who is in frequent contact with Trump and other top […]

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Nigeria is becoming a failed and divided state under President Buhari – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has once again attacked the Buhari-led government, saying that Nigeria is slowly becoming a failed and divided state under this administration. Obasanjo stated this while delivering a speech titled, ‘Moving Nigeria Away from Tipping Over’ at a consultative dialogue attended by various socio-cultural groups including Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum, Northern Elders […]

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Nigerian elites should judge us fairly – President Buhari

President Buhari has asked Nigerian elites to judge his administration fairly in governance. Speaking on Tuesday September 8 at the closing of the first-year ministerial performance review retreat held in Abuja, President Buhari recounted some of the challenges his administration faced upon getting elected in 2015. The Nigerian leader stated that his administration has done more […]

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President Buhari approves November 1st as National Youth Day in Nigeria

President Buhari has approved the declaration of November 1st of every year as the National Youth Day in Nigeria. The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, September 2. According to the minister, the President made this known during the Federal Executive Council meeting which held this morning. His tweet […]

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See the names of 11 politicians from South East that Igbo group says are qualified to be president of Nigeria in 2023

An Igbo group, Igbo for President Solidarity Group, headed by a Yoruba man, Dr. Olukayode Oshiariyo, has suggested 11 politicians from the South-Eastern states that are “qualified to be presented as presidential candidates in 2023 general elections”. Announcing the names of the Igbo politicians on Friday August 28, in Abuja after the group’s meeting, the […]

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Any broadcast that insults President, Governors and Senators will be sanctioned – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has announced that it will henceforth sanction broadcast stations over messages that “insult” Nigerian leaders and elders. In the letter dated August 3 and signed by Chibuike Ogwumike, the zonal director of the NBC Lagos office, broadcast stations were warned against such messages from guests during their programmes. Ogwumike who […]

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I’ll send Obasanjo back to prison if I become President- ex-gov, Ayo Fayose, says

Immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, says if he becomes President of Nigeria, he would send former President Olusegun Obasanjo back to prison. Speaking in an interview with PlusTV, Fayose who has never hidden his dislike for the former President, said if he becomes President, he will ensure Obasanjo accounts for all the […]

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Insecurity: Nigerians know we have done our best – President Buhari

President Buhari says Nigerians know that his administration has done its best in fighting insecurity. A statement from the Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the President said this when he spoke to state house correspondents after observing the Eid El-Kabir prayers with his family members and close aides at the presidential […]

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President Buhari sends names of 42 Ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for confirmation

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate requesting the screening and confirmation of 41 non-career and one career ambassadorial nominees for appointment. One of the nominees Suleiman Sani from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, was nominated as a career ambassador while the remaining 41 were nominated as non-career ambassadors. The President’s […]

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Giadom gets President Buhari’s backing as APC Acting National Chairman

Factional Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Victor Giadom has gotten President Buhari’s backing to preside over the party’s virtual National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. President Buhari who spoke through his spokesperson Garba Shehu on Wednesday, June 24, said he will attend the NEC meeting because “the law is on the side of Victor […]

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You have failed us- Northern elders tell President Buhari while lamenting the high rate of insecurity in the North

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has issued a statement criticizing Buhari for failing to tackle insecurity in Northern Nigeria. In a statement released on Sunday, Ango Abdullahi, convener of the forum, said the issue of insecurity in the north is getting worse by the day. He added that the constant attacks by bandits and Boko […]

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President Buhari’s full speech on 2020 Democracy Day celebration

President Muhammadu Buhari on June 12 addressed Nigerians to commemorate the 2020 Democracy celebration. The Nigerian leader listed some of his achievements and the effort of his administration to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the nationwide address. Here is the full speech below; Fellow Nigerians, The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 years […]

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President Buhari to address the nation tomorrow June 12

To commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day, President Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 7am. A statement from Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, asked Television and radio stations, as well as other electronic media outlets, to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian […]

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Buhari nominates Dongban-Mensem as Appeal Court President

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem to the Senate for confirmation as the President of the Court of Appeal. A statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, said “President Muhammadu Buhari, in-line with his constitutional responsibility has sent the nomination of Her Lordship, […]

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Lockdown won’t go longer than necessary – President Buhari assures Nigerians

President Buhari has assured Nigerians that the current lockdown put in place to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus, will not go longer than necessary as it would be ”reviewed from time to time to ease the increasing hardships on the people”. The President gave the assurance in his Eid-el-Fitri message to Muslims. A […]

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President Buhari receives post lockdown report from COVID-19 task force team (photos)

President Buhari today Sunday, May 17, received a situation report from members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. The President in March, imposed a lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The lockdown was eased on May 4 and replaced with a ban on interstate travels and a curfew […]

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Tanzanian President Magufuli orders probe on COVID-19 kits after animals and fruits test positive for Coronavirus

Tanzanian president, John Magufuli on Sunday ordered a probe on the country’s coronavirus testing kits after samples taken from a goat and pawpaw tested positive. Speaking at an event in Chato in the northwest of Tanzania, Magufuli said the COVID-19 testing kits which had been imported from abroad had “technical errors”. The president said he […]

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President Buhari directs SGF, Head of Service to scrap, merge some agencies

President Buhari has directed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Head of Service, Folashade Mejabi Yemi-Esan, to begin the restructuring and rationalization of federal government parastatals, commissions and agencies. This directive comes after he approved the adoption of the Steve Oransaye Committee report. The Oransaye committee was constituted during […]