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2019 Elections: INEC says only 21 recommendations by foreign missions can be implemented internally

INEC, Nigeria’s Electoral Commission, has said out of 69 recommendations made by foreign missions on improving future electoral processes, only 21 can be implemented. The commission’s chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, said this on Monday, during the post 2019 general elections review with the media, according to Daily Trust newspaper. Mr Mahmood…

R-L: Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Executive Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Company Nigeria Ltd. (CCECC), Mr. Bill Bian; Business Director, CCECC, Mr. Kevin Liu during the Governor’s inspection of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

INTERVIEW: How I’ll tackle insecurity, traffic gridlock in Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

The new governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in this interview with State House reporters, outlines his plans for the South-west state in the coming months especially in the areas of security and traffic gridlocks. Mr Sanwo-Olu recently took over from Akinwunmi Ambode, who lost his bid for a second…

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LG Funds: Amidst complaint by governors, court refuses to stop NFIU directive

A Federal High Court, Uyo, has declined to grant a request of the Akwa Ibom State Government to stop the implementation of the guidelines on local government funds issued recently by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU). PREMIUM TIMES reported how the NFIU on May 6 issued the ‘Guidelines to…

President Buhari receiving asset declaration form from Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Prof. Muhammad Isa [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari receives Code of Conduct forms

President Muhammadu Buhari has received a new set of Code of Conduct forms after winning reelection for a second term during the presidential election in February this year. It is mandatory for elected and re-elected public officials in Nigeria to fill the forms providing details of all asset owned and…

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Buhari signs N8.9 trillion budget for 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2019 appropriations bill into law. He signed the bill Monday at some minutes past 11am in his office in Abuja. The two chambers of the National Assembly last month passed the budget at N8.916 trillion, up from N8.826 trillion submitted by Mr Buhari in…

Buhari confirms Adamu as substantive IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Mohammed Adamu as Nigeria's Inspector General of Police. The confirmation was made Thursday during the meeting of the Nigeria Police Council, headed by Mr Buhari, at the Presidential Villa Abuja. The newly elected chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi,…

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Buhari chairs police council meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently chairing a meeting of the Nigeria Police Council which comprises the country’s 36 state governors and the chairman of the Police Service Commission. The meeting began at 3 p.m. and sources at the villa said it was convened by Mr Buhari to consider the confirmation…

President Muhammadu Buhari presides over Valedictory Meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) today at the State House, Abuja

Valedictory FEC Session: What Osinbajo, ministers said about Buhari

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and ministers on Wednesday spoke about their experiences working with President Muhammadu Buhari. They all spoke during a valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council, which held inside the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr Osinbajo and the ministers were each given three minutes…

President Muhammadu Buhari presides over Valedictory Meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) today at the State House, Abuja

What Buhari told ministers at valedictory FEC meeting (FULL TEXT)

President Muhammadu Buhari used the occasion of the valedictory meeting of the current Federal Executive Council (FEC) to pay tribute to his late Minister of State (Labour), James Ocholi, who died in a car accident along Abuja/Kaduna expressway in 2016. Mr Buhari also lauded members of the federal cabinet who…

President Muhammadu Buhari presides over Valedictory Meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) today at the State House, Abuja

Buhari orders ministers to work till May 28

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked ministers to continue in office until Tuesday next week, a day to his inauguration for a second term as Nigeria's president. He also ordered the ministers to submit their handover letters to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). Speaking during a valedictory…

(l-r) SGF Mr. Boss Mustapher; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari during the Federal executve Council Meeting at the aso Chambers, State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 13/06/2018

Buhari, Ministers hold valedictory FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a valedictory meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The meeting is holding inside the council chamber of State House Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting began at 11. 03 am after the arrival of the president into the council chamber. As is the…

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Hajj 2019: Nigeria signs agreement with three airlines

Three airlines have been approved by the Nigerian presidency for 2019 Hajj operations. They are Max Air Ltd, Medview Airlines Plc, and FlyNas of Saudi Arabia. During an Airlift Signing Agreement held Monday at the head office of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON ), in Abuja, the chairman of…

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FEC approves nine projects for Abuja

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved nine infrastructural projects for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the council which was chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, said he presented nine memoranda which are…

Buhari meets Tinubu, Sultan in Makkah

Buhari meets Tinubu in Makkah

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with a national leader of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Mr Buhari is in the holy land to perform Umrah, the lesser Hajj. The meeting Monday, tagged “Iftar dinner meeting” by the presidency is coming few days to…

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Buhari leaves Madinah to Makkah

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, arrived in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, from the city of Madinah, where he began the initial leg of his Umrah engagements in the Kingdom. Mr Buhari left Nigeria for Saudi Arabia on Thursday to perform the Umrah (lesser Hajj), on the invitation of King Salman of…

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2019: NAHCON inaugurates Aviation monitoring committee

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has inaugurated an Aviation Monitoring Committee for 2019 Hajj. The committee was inaugurated on Thursday by the chairman of NAHCON, Abdullahi Mohammed, at the headquarters of the commission in Abuja. The team, according to a statement by the spokesperson of NAHCON, Fatima Usara…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presides over FEC Meeting

Osinbajo presides over extraordinary FEC meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is holding hours after President Muhammadu Buhari departed Nigeria for Saudi Arabia to perform lesser Hajj. Today’s meeting is coming a day after the federal cabinet…

FILE PHOTO: Cross-section of Governors, during the National Economic Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday (16/08/18). 04342/16/8/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/JAU/NAN

Again, NFIU warns banks, state govts not to tamper with LG funds

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit has restated its warning to banks to ensure that local government funds are not tampered with. The agency reiterated its "position that the 1st June effective date of the guidelines to all financial institutions and public officials on the local government funds stands." PREMIUM TIMES reported…

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I had a bad relationship with National Assembly under Saraki, Dogara — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reviewed the relationship between the Executive arm of the government and the outgoing 8th National Assembly and concluded that it was not the best. Speaking at the Iftar dinner (breaking of fast) he hosted for the leadership of the National Assembly led by Senate President…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

INTERVIEW: Don’t believe anything from Nigerian Senate — El-Rufai

On his mission to the villa? A: I came to see Mr President to brief him on the general security situation in Kaduna, which I do from time to time and also to update him on the various initiatives by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), the SSS, and the Army…

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Buhari meets Ambode, El-Rufai, Ortom, others

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday hosted some state governors in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr Buhari first met behind closed doors with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State. Mr Ambode told State House correspondents that he was at the villa to thank Mr Buhari for visiting Lagos to…

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CBN Governor Emefiele meets Buhari amidst leaked audio scandal

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting occurs amidst a leaked audio scandal wherein the bank chief was heard discussing with his colleagues about a business deal gone bad. It is not…

President Muhammadu Buhari makes his acceptance speech during presentation of Certificate-of-Return to him as winner of 2019 Presidential election, by Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (L), at the International Conference Centre in Abuja on Wednesday (27/2/19). 01783/27/2/2019/Callistus Ewelike/HB/BJO/NAN Centre in Abuja on Wednesday (27/2/19). 01782/27/2/2019/Callistus Ewelike/HB/BJO/NAN

Buhari’s second term inauguration will be low key – FG

President Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration for a second term on May 29, 2019, will be a low-key affair, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said. Mr Mohammed, who addressed State House correspondents Monday, said some events slated for the inauguration will now be held during the first observance…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Why I created new emirates in Kano — Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says he decided to create four new emirates in the state in order to take it to the next level. The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday initiated and passed a bill splitting Kano Emirate into five emirates. Mr Ganduje signed the bill…

Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas.

VIDEO: What we told Buhari – Naval Chief

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