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Presidency explains presence of Service Chiefs at Buhari’s campaign launch

The Nigerian Presidency has described the appearance of service chiefs at Sunday’s launch of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign manual as “mistaken assumption." Mr Buhari on Sunday presented his campaign document at an event tagged “Next Level 2019” which held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja. The nation’s military chiefs…

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Buhari in closed-door meeting with governors over minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with some state governors in his office at the State House in Abuja. Although the agenda of the meeting was not made known to journalists, PREMIUM TIMES learnt the governors were at the villa to discuss the issue of minimum wage for Nigerian workers.…

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2019: Buhari pledges to renovate 10,000 schools annually if re-elected

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday pledged to renovate 10,000 schools each year, across Nigeria if re-elected for a second term in office. Mr Buhari made the promise during the public presentation of his campaign manual and a “Next Level” document at the conference centre of State House Presidential Villa Abuja.…

2019: Don’t set Nigeria ablaze, Buhari cautions politicians; starts re-election campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday appealed to politicians to go about their 2019 election campaigns peacefully. He made the appeal at the an event to kick off his campaign for re-election with the launch of a “campaign manual/next level document” at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja on Saturday. “I…

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Buhari set to kick off campaign in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari is about to kick off campaign for re-election for a second term in office in Abuja. Mr Buhari will today (Sunday) launch a “campaign manual/next level document” at the State House conference centre. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. and the Banquet Hall is already…

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Abducted Zamfara twins regain freedom

The twin sisters abducted in Dauran town in Zamfara state have been released by their kidnappers. Hassana and Hussaina were kidnapped last month as they distributed invitation cards for their upcoming wedding. The abductors threatened to kill them after the girls' family said they could not raise the N15 million…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari and Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita; NSA Major Gen. Babagana Monguno Rtd; during FEC Meeting held at the Council Chambers, Abuja.

FEC approves purchase of firearms for Nigerian Prisons Service

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the purchase of 400 Beretta assault rifles with 20,000 rounds of ammunition for the Nigeria Prisons Service. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau disclosed this Wednesday at the end of a meeting of the council which held inside the council chamber. The meeting…

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Nigerian govt finally ready to start Ogoni clean up – Minister

The Federal Government of Nigeria says final processes for award of contracts for the clean up of Ogoniland will be completed this week. Ogoni area in Rivers State has over the years been destroyed by oil leaks leading to the destruction of surrounding waters and farm lands. A UNEP report…

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APC National Vice Chairman ‘expelled’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State has announced the "expulsion" of the party’s national vice chairman, North West, Inuwa Abdulkadir, for alleged anti-party activities. Trouble began for Mr Abdulkadir after a member of the party from his Magajin Gari Á’ward, Naibi Abubakar, wrote a complaint letter to the…

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Political news that made the headlines last week

Some of the major political stories of the week include the mid-term elections in the USA, the inauguration of Paul Biya as President of Cameroon for a seventh term and the defection of four House of Representatives members from the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to opposition parties. Monday Court…

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I have no hand in Oshiomhole’s ordeal – Amosun

The Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has said that contrary to perception, he has no hand in the reported interrogation of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, by the State Security Service (SSS). Mr Oshimohole was reportedly grilled by operatives of the SSS Sunday…

From left: Members of the Code of Conduct Bureau: Mr Ubolo Okpanachi; Mr Emmanuel Atta and Mr Murtala Kankia taking Oath of Office before President Muhammadu Buhari during the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (7/11/18) 05583/07/11/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Buhari swears in Code of Conduct Bureau, Population Commission appointees

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in the chairman and members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), and commissioners for National Population Commission (NPC). The president swore them in Wednesday inside the council chamber of the State House Presidential Villa, Abuja shortly before the commencement of the meeting of the…

President Muhammadu Buhari receives Presentation of Report by the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage in State House on 6th Nov 2018, PHOTOS:📸@BayoOmoboriowo

UPDATED: Minimum wage panel submits report to Buhari, recommends N30,000

The tripartite committee on the review of the National Minimum Wage has submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Buhari received the report Tuesday inside the council chamber of the presidential villa, Abuja. The panel, chaired by former Head of Service, Ama Pepple, recommended N30,000 as the country's new…

Buhari receives UK’s Prince Charles

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Prince Charles, the new head of the Commonwealth of Nations. Mr Charles, the heir to the British throne, arrived the forecourt of the office of the president at about 2:20p.m Tuesday. He was received by Mr Buhari who introduced him to senior government…

President Muhammadu Buhari receives WAEC attestation [Photo: @BashirAhmad]

My Army career wouldn’t have been possible without WASC — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he would not have been able to join the Nigerian Army and advance his education if he did not sit for the West African School Certificate (WASC). Mr Buhari said this Friday after the West African Examinations Council issued him an "attestation certificate" in an…

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Why I’m disappointed in National Assembly — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja expressed disappointment with the conduct of members of the National Assembly with regards to the passage of budgets. The president said the “tardiness” in the passage of budgets by the lawmakers, sometimes lasting seven months, delay completion of projects across the country. He…

President Muhammadu Buhari receives WAEC attestation [Photo: @BashirAhmad]

WAEC issues ‘attestation certificate’ to Buhari – Presidency

The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has issued an “attestation certificate” to President Muhammadu Buhari, a presidential aide has said. Mr Buhari has been criticised by opposition politicians and many other Nigerians after he told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that his school certificate is still with military authorities.…

Chairman of Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha speaking with reporters after a meeting of APC governors with President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House Presidential Villa

INTERVIEW: Oshiomhole destroying APC, may cost us five million votes – Okorocha

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said that the national chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, is destroying the party by his handling of the primaries to select candidates for the 2019 elections. Mr Okorocha, who chairs the APC governors' forum, spoke in an…

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2019: Tinubu speaks on Atiku’s chance, Oshiomhole’s fate as APC chairman

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said the alleged meeting by some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Dubai to strategize on how to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari will fail. The presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, is currently in Dubai…

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Nigeria adopts new leather policy

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new national leather and products policy to harness the country's leather resources. The approval was granted Wednesday at a meeting of the council presided by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House Villa, Abuja. The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu,…

Nigerian governors propose N22,500 minimum wage

The governors of Nigeria's 36 states say they can only pay N22,500 as new national minimum wage. The governors said this Tuesday after an emergency meeting of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) in Abuja. The Chairman of the forum, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, gave the outcome of the meeting…

From left: President Muhammadu Buhari; Governors Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa; Gov Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom; Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Nyesom Wike of Rivers during their meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18) 05403/30/10/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN Pic 17. President Muhammadu Buhari (R) welcoming South South State Governors: from left: Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa; Gov Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom; Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Nyesom Wike of Rivers during their meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18) 05404/30/10/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

South-south governors had “robust and fruitful discussion” with Buhari – Gov Dickson

The four governors who met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said they had a "robust and fruitful discussion" with the president. They, however, refused to disclose what was discussed with the president. The four governors who belong to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party include Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Emmanuel…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: The News (Nigeria)]

BREAKING: Buhari in closed door meeting with South-South governors

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with four governors from the South-south region who belong to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. The governors include Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom, Nyesom Wike of Rivers and Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa states. The meeting, which began at about 3pm…

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Buhari talks tough, says mass killings making Nigeria ‘irrelevant’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his government will take “strongest measures” possible to punish perpetrators of the latest killings in Kaduna state. During a visit to the state, Mr Buhari expressed sadness at the loss of lives and property in Kasuwan Magani and the unrest around Kaduna metropolis, demanding…

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Crisis: Buhari off to Kaduna, to meet religious leaders, others

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently on his way to Kaduna State where he will meet with religious and traditional leaders in the state. Renewed violence has led to several killings including that of a first class traditional ruler, Maiwada Galadima of Adara kingdom. He was killed by suspected kidnappers. The…