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FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari,and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (middle) and other party leaders, pose for snapshot after a meeting with APC governors.

Governors ask Buhari for full payment of Paris Club refund

Governors from the 36 states have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the balance of 50 per cent Paris/London loan refund for them ahead 2018 budget. The chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, and governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, stated this Tuesday shortly after leading some governors to…

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Aisha Buhari visits State House Clinic

The wife of the President, Aisha Bihari, on Monday paid an unscheduled visit to the State House Clinic in Abuja. Mrs. Buhari had last week attacked the management of hospital for their inability to provide basic drugs and equipment despite billions of naira proposed for the hospital in successive budgets.…

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Kogi civil servants going on strike are ‘political’ workers – Gov.Bello

The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has said that only “political” civil servants are on strike in his state. Civil servants in the state went on strike on September 22, saying workers were owed between two months and 21 months salaries. Speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja shortly…

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UPDATED: Buhari hosts young supporters in Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari has hosted three of his young supporters in his office at the presidential villa, Abuja. Nicole Benson, from Lagos, Maya Jamal from Abuja and Aisha Gebbi from Bauchi have all professed their support for the president in different ways. Ms. Benson, a 12-year-old pupil of Greensprings School…

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State House hospital received N1.2 billion in 3 years, Nigerian govt says

The State House Clinic received N1.2 billion (N1, 195,257, 021) between 2015 and 2017, as expenditure, the presidency said on Sunday. The amount consists of N970 million (N969, 681, 821.53) for capital projects and N226 million (N225, 575, 200.60) for recurrent expenditure, Attah Esa, a deputy director Information said in…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo [Photo Credit: Pulseng]

Osinbajo celebrates Pastors Adeboye, Olukoya as UNILAG’s ‘firsts’

The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Enoch Adeboye, is the first Nigerian to acquire a Ph.d Degree in Applied Mathematics from a Nigerian University, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Osinbajo said this at the 2017 distinguished alumni awards and celebration of University of Lagos…

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South East has more presence than the north in my cabinet — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the South-eastern part of Nigeria has stronger voice in his cabinet compared to the North. Mr. Buhari said this on Friday at a meeting with leaders from the South-eastern region who visited him at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr. Buhari, who was speaking against allegations of…

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Buhari meets South-east leaders over IPOB, marginalisation, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has held a closed door meeting with leaders from the South-eastern part of Nigeria. The meeting held inside the new Banquet hall of the State House in Abuja shortly after Islamic Friday prayers. The leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, who spoke with State House correspondents after…

From left: Governors Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo; Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi; Nyesom Nwike of Rivers; Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo; Rochas Okorocha of Imo; Aminu Tambwal of Sokoto; Abdullahi Ganduji of Kano; Rauf Aregbesola of Osun; Simon Lalung of Plateau and Yahaya Bello of Kogi State during their meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (20/6/17)
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Nigerian governors meet, discuss constitutional amendment 

The governors of Nigeria’s 36 states on Wednesday met and discussed the ongoing process of amending the 1999 constitution.   The governors, who met under the aegis of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, also briefed reporters on the outcome of the meeting.   The NGF chairman and Governor of Zamfara State,…

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Monkeypox: No confirmed case in Nigeria yet, Minister explains

The Nigerian government has said that it is yet to confirm if the ailment spreading across some states is monkeypox. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, who briefed journalists after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, said the Centre for Disease Control has taken samples for laboratory analysis…

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Nigerian govt talks tough, vows to implement ‘no work, no pay’ in industrial disputes

The Federal Government of Nigeria has decided to implement the “No Work No Pay Rule” with regards to industrial disputes. The decision, according to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige was taken at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, which held Wednesday inside the council chamber,…

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My husband’s ill health caused instability in Nigeria – Aisha Buhari

The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, said on Monday that her husband’s ill health caused instability in Nigeria. She expressed the view at the stakeholders meeting on Reproductive, Maternal, New Born, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH and N) in Abuja. The event was also used to inaugurate the…

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Buhari, Tambuwal discuss oil exploration in Sokoto, other matters

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Monday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on progress made with regards to oil exploration initiatives in the Sokoto Basin. Mr. Tambuwal, who spoke with State House correspondents after the meeting, said his briefing followed a recent meeting he had with the GMD of NNPC,…

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Aisha Buhari attacks management of Aso Rock Clinic

The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has followed the footsteps of her daughter, Zahra, by criticising the management of Aso Rock Clinic. Zahra Buhari had last week taken to her Instagram page to criticise the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Jalal Arabi, for his inability to provide even…

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NNPC Scandal: NNPC boss Baru meets Osinbajo

As the meeting between the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibeh Kachikwu, and President Muhammadu Buhari was on at the president’s office Friday, the Group Managing Director the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, who is accused of corruption, also met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, PREMIUM TIMES has…

Kachikwu and Buhari [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

NNPC Scandal: Kachikwu, Buhari meeting ends

The meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the minister of state for petroleum, Ibeh Kachikwu, has ended. The meeting started past 11 a.m. Friday. The two men were expected to discuss the minister's memo to the president accusing the head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, of corruption.…

Ibe Kachikwu [Photo Credit: THISDAYLIVE]

Kachikwu in closed-door meeting with President Buhari

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, is currently in a closed-door meting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the president’s office, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja. PREMIUM TIMES had on Thursday exclusively reported that the meeting would hold on Friday. Mr. Kachikwu arrived the president’s office at about 11:33 a.m.…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo [Photo Credit: Pulseng]

Govt needs Nigerians’ support to win corruption war – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has called on Nigerians to increase their support to the government’s fight against corruption in the country. Mr. Osinbajo stated this on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with reporters and members of civil society organisations, under the aegis of Situation Room. Mr. Osinbajo said although…

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Nigeria needs $16 billion to construct, modernise rail lines – Minister

The Nigerian government needs about $16 billion to construct and modernise major rail lines, an official said. This was revealed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday while speaking with State House correspondents after emerging from a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Amaechi said he was summoned…

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PDP Chairmanship: Controversy trails IBB’s alleged endorsement of Gbenga Daniel

Controversy has trailed the alleged endorsement made by former President Ibrahim Babangida of the candidature of former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel, for the office of National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. An unsigned press statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday alleged that the former president…

Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

UPDATED: Buhari’s meeting with Kachikwu set for Friday

The meeting between the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, and President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled for Friday and not today (Thursday) as earlier reported. A presidency source had earlier told PREMIUM TIMES of the meeting; however a review of the president’s official schedule shows the meeting is set…

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Nigerian Govt to investigate export of low quality yam to U.S.

The Nigerian government says it is investigating how yam said to be of low quality was exported from Nigeria to the United States of America, USA. This was part of the decisions taken at the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, which held inside the Council Chamber of…

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Why we won’t demand Diezani’s extradition from UK – Nigerian govt

The Nigerian government has said it would not ask the British government to send a former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, back to Nigeria to avoid jeopardizing ongoing investigations by authorities in the United Kingdom.  The government’s position was made known by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on…

State House clinic [Photo credit: nigeriamedinterns.com]

Govt to commercialise Nigeria’s State House Clinic

The management of the State House Medical Centre, SHMC, which currently offers largely free medical services to patients at Aso Rock, Nigeria's seat of government, has said the hospital will be commercialised to offer qualitative and efficient services. This was revealed Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi.…

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IPOB: Presidency replies Ohanaeze

The presidency on Monday reacted to the criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day speech by the Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The Ohanaeze had criticised the speech saying Mr. Buhari refused to take responsibility for the various challenges facing the country. “The issue is that the Buhari administration has…