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President Muhammadu Buhari

BREAKING: Buhari puts off FEC, to receive report on Babachir, NIA DG, today

The weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will not hold Wednesday,  according  to President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesperson, Femi Adesina. Mr. Adesina,  in a statement, said Mr. Buhari will rather  receive the report of the investigation committee into the allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the…

Saudi officials visit brutalised Nigerian pilgrims ... Photo Credit: NAHCON

Saudi govt. officials visit brutalised Nigerian pilgrims, apologise

The Saudi Arabian government has apologized to the government and people of Nigeria over the brutalization of two Nasarawa State Pilgrims by Customs officials at Prince Muhammad Bn Abdulaziz Airport in Madinah on Wednesday. Audu Muhammad and Ibrahim Godi were said to have been brutalized by two customs officers shortly…

Yemi Osinbajo at NEC meeting

Osinbajo assigns portfolios to new ministers

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assigned portfolios to the two ministers who were sworn in three weeks ago. Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan were sworn in in May, several weeks after they were confirmed by the Senate, due to President Muhammadu Buhari's absence. ‎Mr. Ocheni will fill the vacuum…

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NAHCON provides 1,490 Nigerian pilgrims with medical services

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has said that about 1490 Nigerian pilgrims currently in Saudi Arabia for Hajj have been provided with medical services. The head of the National Medical Team, Ibrahim Kana, in a telephone interview said 429 persons, representing about 28.8 per cent were treated for…

Dr. Ibrahim Kana, Head Of Nigeria's National Medical Team to Hajj 2017

INTERVIEW: What Nigerian pilgrims should do to stay healthy during Hajj- – NAHCON

Dr. Ibrahim Kana is the head Of Nigeria's National Medical Team to Hajj 2017. In this brief interview, he speaks about what Nigerian pilgrims should do to stay healthy and successfully carry out their Hajj rites. How is the preparation in terms of medical services going so far? I will…

FROM LEFT: Past Governor of Kaduna, Rahaman Yero; Past Governor of Kogi, Idris Wada; Past Governor of Anambra, Peter Obi; Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; Past Governor of Kano, Ibrahim Shekarau Past Governor of Cross River, Liyel Imoke

What PDP delegates will do at today’s national convention

Nigeria's major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is set to hold its non-elective convention at Eagles Square Abuja. One of the major items for approval by delegates from the nation's 36 states and Abuja is the extension of the tenure of office of the National Caretaker Committee headed…

Oluyinka Olutoye [Photo Credit: Happy Notes]

Osinbajo receives globally acclaimed Nigerian-born medical doctor who performed remarkable feat in U.S.

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday received a U.S.-based Nigerian doctor who led a team that performed a remarkable feat. Mr. Osinbajo received Oluyinka Olutoye, a Houston, U.S.-based Nigerian doctor who successfully led a medical team that operated on a foetus, winning U.S. and global acclaim for the feat.…

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo [Photo Credit: The Nation]

It’s Official: Osinbajo withdraws nomination of ICPC board members being investigated for corruption

The Presidency has withdrawn the nomination of Maimuna Aliyu and Sa’ad Alanamu from the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission, ICPC. The two nominees were named by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo despite being under investigation for corruption by anti-graft agencies. According to a report by ICIR,…

Edwin Clark briefing reporters

After meeting Osinbajo, Niger Delta leaders withdraw ultimatum to Nigerian govt

A group of leaders and elders from Nigeria's oil rich Niger Delta region has withdrawn the ultimatum they gave the Nigerian government to accede to their 16-point demand or face withdrawal from ongoing peace efforts. The withdrawal was announced by an elder statesman, Edwin Clark, shortly after he led the…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo speaking

Osinbajo meets Niger Delta leaders, highlights seven successes in oil region

As the meeting between the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and leaders from the Niger Delta region under Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, progressed at the presidential villa on Thursday night, the presidency highlighted seven successes of its engagements with the oil rich region.  Mr. Osinbajo was, as at press time,…

Hajj pilgrims

Hajj 2017: 6091 Pilgrims ferried to Saudi Arabia in four days – Official

As the airlift of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2017 Hajj progresses, at least 6091 persons have so far arrived in the Kingdom in 14 flights, an official has said. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON's head of media for the 2017 operations, Adamu Abdullahi, informed PREMIUM TIMES…

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo [Photo Credit: The Nation]

‎Osinbajo appoints new heads for ICPC, Wages Commission, others (FULL LIST)

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has appointed a new chairman for the anti-graft agency, ICPC. The new chairman is Bolaji Owasanoye, a professor. The new appointment was contained in a statement by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Mr. Osinbajo also appointed 12 others as…

Hajj pilgrims

JUST IN: Hajj 2017: First batch of Nigerians leave for Saudi Arabia

The inaugural flight for Hajj 2017 carrying pilgrims from the Federal Capital Territory has left for Madinah, aboard a Saudi Arabian airliner, Flynas.    The flight took off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport at about 3:15 p.m.    The official flag off ceremony was carried out by the Acting President,…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto govt reacts as kingmaker is quizzed over N700 million suspicious transaction

The Sokoto State government has denied wrongdoing after federal anti-graft agents questioned a member of the Sokoto traditional council, the Sultanate, over a suspicious N700 million transferred to his account by the state government. Kabiru Tafida, the Sarkin Fada of Sokoto, who also acts as the chief of staff to…

Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, also the spiritual leader of Nigeria's Muslim, sits on his throne during his coronation ceremony in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria, March 3, 2007. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA) - RTR1N1ZM

Sokoto kingmaker quizzed as Sultan Abubakar Sa’ad is named in N700million suspicious transaction

Crack detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday and Wednesday interrogated Kabir Tafida, the Sarkin Fada of Sokoto, who also acts as the chief of staff to Sultan Abubakar Sa'ad. Mr. Tafida was questioned over a suspicious transfer of N700 million into his account from the Sokoto…

FROM LEFT: National Security Adviser, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Mongunu; Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita; Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari; and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Federal Executive Council Meeting in Abuja on Wednesday (24/5/17).02749/24/5/2017/Callistus Ewelike/EO/BJO/NAN

What Osinbajo told newly sworn in ministers

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has told the two newly sworn in ministers on Wednesday that they will have no time to celebrate their joining the federal cabinet as they need to commence work immediately. The two ministers, Stephen Ocheni from Kogi State and Suleiman Hassan from Gombe State, are…

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the FEC of 5th July 2017

Osinbajo swears in two new ministers

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has sworn in two new ministers into the federal cabinet. Stephen Ocheni from Kogi State and Suleiman Hassan from Gombe State were screened and confirmed by the Senate in May and have been waiting to be brought into the federal cabinet. They were sworn in…

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo [Photo Credit: The Nation]

It’s Official: Osinbajo to swear in new ministers Wednesday

The presidency has confirmed that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will swear in two new ministers on Wednesday. Stephen Ocheni from Kogi State and Suleiman Hassan from Gombe State were cleared by the Senate on May 3 and have been waiting to be brought into the federal cabinet. PREMIUM TIMES earlier…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo; Chief of Staff Abba Kyari; Head of Civil Service; Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita during the Federal Executive Council Meeting held at the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja. 26th April 2017. Photo by: Novo Isioro

UPDATED: Two new ministers to be sworn in “soon” – Presidency

The two ministers from Kogi and Gombe states who were confirmed by the Senate in May will be sworn in soon, a presidential spokesperson has stated. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported that the two ministers would be sworn in on Wednesday; but Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, said they would…

President Buhari with the APC leaders in the British capital

Six governors off to London to see Buhari

Six governors are set to travel to London to visit Nigeria’s ailing President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday. This was disclosed by three presidential spokespersons, Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu and Laolu Akande, at a media briefing in Abuja. The governors are to be led by Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara and…

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

Despite repeated suicide attacks, Boko Haram is decimated – Borno Governor

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima said the government is working on strategies to curb the recent resurgence of suicide bombings by Boko Haram terrorists in the state. Mr. Shettima stated this on Monday shortly after emerging from a meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Nigeria's Service Chiefs at…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

Muslim group criticises composition of APC restructuring committee

An Islamic non-governmental organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has criticised the composition of the recently constituted restructuring committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. In a statement Monday by its president, Ishaq Akintola, MURIC said it is was "greatly dissatisfied" with the membership of this committee. MURIC said…

Pictures from the scene in Kajuru LGA

54 of our members killed in recent Southern Kaduna violence – Fulani community

The Fulanis in Southern Kaduna have said 54 of their members from various hamlets were killed in the recent attacks in some communities in Kajuru Local Government Area. They also said 15 others are still unaccounted for. This was revealed by the Assistant National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (r) with the United Nations Deputy Secretary -General, Hajiya Amina Muhammed 

during the United Nations Delegation Meeting with the Acting President at the Presidential in Abuja on Wednesday (19/7/17). 
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UN charges Nigeria to increase investment in women, peace

The United Nations, UN, has called on the Nigerian Government to increase its investment in the development of women and the promotion of peace in the country. The call was made by the Deputy Secretary General of the UN, Amina Mohammed, at the Aso Rock Presidential villa on Wednesday after meeting with Acting…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Adamawa governor conducts minor cabinet reshuffle

Governor Mohammed Jibrilla of Adamawa State has appointed his Chief of Staff, Abdulrahman Jimeta, to supervise the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. This follows the deployment of the erstwhile Commissioner of Education, Keletapwa George, as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the State University, Mubi. Mr. George's appointment follows…