“I Will Move Nigeria Forward Quickly” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday told Nigerians in the Diaspora that his administration is currently working hard to correct the nation’s past mistakes.
He said he was determined to move the country forward as rapidly as possible. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke in Washington DC while granting audience to a group of Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in various professions in the United States. Continue reading

President Buhari Lauds Lawmakers For Passing 2016 budget

At a press briefing in Abuja Sen. Ita Enang, the special adviser to the president in the Senate, described the process of passing a bill into a law as expeditious and laudable. He further praised all the lawmakers for working hard to ensure the passage of the carefully-crafted budget. He said:

“I followed the entire process and I have seen the industry that has been exhibited by the senators. I want to say that we appreciate particularly the fact that in the course of consideration, the committee chairmen, the committee members and the chairmen of appropriation committees were in constant touch.” Continue reading

Easter: FG Declares Friday & Monday Public Holidays

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday, 25th and Monday, 28th March, 2016 as Public Holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter Celebrations.

 The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement by the Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido on Tuesday. He further urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace and unity across the Nation.

“God Is Angry With Buhari” – Fayose

Against the background of the violence that apparently characterized the rerun elections in Rivers State, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has lashed out at president Mohammadu Buhari, saying that God is angry with him.According to the governor, the president superintended over elections that were remarkably bloody. Continue reading

Buhari Unbundles NNPC Into 7 Independent Operational Units

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the immediate unbundling of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, into seven independent operational units. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, who announced the unbundling of the national oil company in Abuja, said five of the seven operational units will be strictly business-focussed in line with global best practices of national oil companies. Continue reading

“I’d Rather Invest In Agriculture Than Give N5k To Unemployed Nigerians” – Buhari

He allegedly made the statement while speaking during a meeting in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Buhari who indicated that he had a different opinion on the N5000 stipend his party promised to give to unemployed Nigerians, said:

“This largesse of N5,000 for the unemployed, I have got a slightly different priority. I would rather do the infrastructure for the school that request them and empower agriculture, mining so that every able bodied person can go and get work instead of giving N5,000 to those who don’t work.”

Buhari Vows To Punish Persons Who Padded 2016 Budget

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that all those found wanting in the 2016 budget padding scam will not go unpunished.The President said this while reacting to questions at a meeting with members of the Nigerian Community in Saudi Arabia at the Nigerian House in Riyadh on Tuesday evening. Continue reading

Buhari Appoints Blind Man As Special Assistant

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a visually impaired man, Dr. Samuel Ankeli, as his Senior Special Assistant. He saddled Ankeli with the responsibility of dealing with persons living with disability on his behalf.

Shehu said Ankeli headed the Directorate of Persons with Disability at the Buhari/Osinbajo All Progressives Congress presidential campaign headquarters, the first of any such department in a political party in Nigeria.He worked with the Benue State government before quitting and focusing on his activist role in the promotion of the wellbeing of the blind and people with all kinds of disability. Ankeli is married with children.

Scrap Almajiri Schools System – Ganduje

The Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has asked the Federal Government to do away with the almajiri education system introduced during the previous administration under President Goodluck Jonathan.He criticised the almajiri school policy executed by the former President Goodluck Jonathan administration, saying it was a wrong policy which was not well articulated. Continue reading

Buhari Orders Mass Sackings At Budget Office

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the complete purge of the Budget Office because of the discrepancies and padding of the 2016 budget, The PUNCH has learnt.Our correspondent gathered on Wednesday that the President handed down the directive following the embarrassment that the budget discrepancies had attracted to his government. Continue reading

Senate President Reportedly Seeks Favour From Buhari, Tinubu Over CCT Trial

According to a report by Punch Newspaper, following the Supreme Court judgment on his trial at the CCT, the Senate President had began moves to seek favours from the President and Tinubu. Though the moves by Saraki are said to have been indirect, he is rumoured to be desperate to reach a favourable agreement with the top political figures before the hearing of his 13 counts charge of false asset declaration resume on March 10, 2016. Continue reading

I Didn’t Know Why I Came To Rule Now – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that with the quantum of problems his administration inherited, he sometimes wondered why he had to seek power at this time. Buhari said he wondered why oil, which used to sell for over $140 per barrel, would reduce to $30 per barrel during his time as the President.Buhari spoke in London while addressing members of the Nigerian community in the United Kingdom. Read it below: Continue reading

Nigerians Won’t Suffer Under Buhari – Osinbajo

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said the masses in the country will not suffer under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. He said this on Wednesday at Ota, in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, during a brief reception held for him by the state government in continuation of the 40th anniversary of the state and the inauguration of 40 projects. Continue reading