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Pic 34. From left: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe-Ibas; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai; Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Olonisakin; Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen Mansur Dan-Ali and President Muhammadu Buhari during a Security Meeting at Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (5/6/18)

Insecurity Across Nigeria: What we told Buhari – Naval Chief

The heads of security agencies who met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday briefed him "on what has been happening, with particular emphasis on the proliferation of small arms..." This was disclosed by the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas. Mr Ibas, a vice admiral, also said that persons suspected…

PRESIDENT BUHARI INAUGURATES NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

Buhari directs NEDC to take over activities of PINE, PCNI, other North-east initiatives

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the newly inaugurated board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) to take over the activities and structures of all government funded agencies working in the sub-region. Mr Buhari inaugurated the new board, chaired by Paul Tarfa, a retired major-general, on Wednesday. Before now, various…

PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESIDES OVER FEC MEETING 0A. President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN and SGF Mr. Boss Mustapha during the FEC Meeting at the Council Chamber, State House Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019

FEC approves water projects, demolition equipment, others

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a number of contracts including a water project and the installation of 30 kilometers pipeline at the cost of N2.5 billion. FEC also approved the purchase of heavy duty equipment to pull down buildings that contravene the Abuja masterplan at the cost…

President Muhammadu Buhari

PHOTO STORY: Buhari inaugurates North-East Development Commission Board

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the governing board of the newly established North East Development Commission (NEDC). The inauguration took place Wednesday, shortly before the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council. The new board is chaired by Paul Tarfa, a retired major-general. The event held inside…

PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESIDES OVER FEC MEETING 0A. President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN and SGF Mr. Boss Mustapha during the FEC Meeting at the Council Chamber, State House Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019

FEC meeting, which began 11 a.m., still in progress

The weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which began at 11 a.m. Wednesday is still in progress over 10 hours after. The meeting, which is holding inside the council chamber of the State House Presidential Villa, is being chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Buhari had inaugurated the…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari inaugurates board of North East Development Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the governing board of the newly established North East Development Commission (NEDC). The inauguration took place Wednesday, shortly before the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council. The new board is chaired by Paul Tarfa, a retired major-general. The event held inside…

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing journalist when he arrived from London (Photo Credit: Bashir Ahmad on Twitter)

Buhari returns to Abuja after ‘private visit’ to UK

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday returned to Abuja, after a 10-day 'private visit' to the United Kingdom. The president’s jet touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 6:24 p.m. A statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said some “reckless online media, irresponsible political opposition, and other bilious…

VP Osinbajo presides over FEC. 14th November, 2018.by NOVO ISIORO-17

FEC approves N9.2 billion for model schools, HIV/Aids drugs, others

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Thursday approved N9.2 billion for the construction of seven model schools and supply of antiretroviral drugs to persons living with HIV/AIDS across Nigeria. The meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, started at about by 4:30 p.m. and ended…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Pix: Daily Post Nigeria]

District head of Buhari’s hometown, Daura, kidnapped

Musa Umar, the district head of Daura, has been kidnapped by four unidentified gunmen. Daura in Katsina State is the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Buhari is in London on a 'private visit' for an undisclosed reason. Kidnappings across Nigeria have been rife in recent months despite the efforts…

Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) induction.

NGF holds induction for new, returning governors (LIVE UPDATES)

The programme aimed at preparing newly-elected and returning governors for the task of governance opens for the second day this morning at the State House in Abuja. The event is organised by the secretariat of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). According to the organisers, the initiative is aimed at supporting…

Chairman of First Bank, Ibukun Awosika [Photo: The Platform Nigeria]

What First Bank chairman said that got standing ovation from Nigerian governors

The Chairman of First Bank, Ibukun Awosika, was one of two lead speakers on the first day of the induction programme organised for new and returning governors by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF). The event held Monday at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The First Bank chair spoke under…

Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) induction.

NGF holds induction for new, returning governors (LIVE UPDATES)

An induction programme for newly-elected and returning governors commences this morning in Abuja. The event is organised by the secretariat of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). According to the organisers, the initiative is aimed at supporting incoming governors to develop key governance and management skills that will enable them transition…

Osinbajo, El-Rufai, others to speak at NGF induction for new governors

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai; and some former governors in the USA are expected to speak Monday and Tuesday at an induction programme for newly elected governors in Nigeria. An elaborate three-day event organised by the secretariat of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), also has a…

President Buhari Presides over FEC by Novo Isioro

FEC approves N52 billion for e-border solution

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N52 billion for an e-border solution to monitor the country's borders. The approval was granted Thursday during the FEC meeting, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the council chamber of State House presidential villa, Abuja. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau,…

Nigeria’s Information minister, Lai Mohammed,

No plan to dissolve federal cabinet — Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that there is no plan to dissolve the federal cabinet. President Muhammadu Buhari had last week asked ministers to submit a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programmes and projects” from their respective ministries, departments and agencies. He asked them to…

President Buhari getting onboard the presidential jet as he departed Abuja for Amman, Jordan, to attend the World Economic Forum on the Middle East... [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari travels to UK on ‘private visit’

President Muhammadu Buhari is travelling to the United Kingdom on a private visit, the Nigerian presidency has said. The president was in Lagos State on Wednesday where he commissioned some projects executed by the state government. A statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, Thursday morning, said Mr Buhari is scheduled…

President Muhammadu Buhari with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Althani

Buhari receives Emir of Qatar

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Althani, who is on a state visit to Nigeria. The Qatari leader arrived the presidential villa, Abuja, shortly after noon on Monday. He was received by Mr Buhari at the forecourt of the president’s office. The two…

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

Presidency tackles Catholic priest, blames community leaders for violence across Nigeria

The presidency early on Tuesday replied a Catholic priest who accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not doing enough to check the incessant violence across Nigeria. In a statement by Mr Buhari's spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the presidency also blamed community leaders for the incessant violence across Nigeria. Mr Shehu was responding…

Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Sen. Ita Enang speaking during his appearance on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Tuesday (11/9/18).

VIDEO: Nigerian Workers can sue employers who pay less than 30,000 minimum wage – Presidency

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President Muhammadu Buhari signing the Executive Order No.007 of 2019 on the Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme at at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday (25/1/2019) 00867/25/01/2019/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

UPDATED: Buhari signs new minimum wage bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the new minimum wage bill. The bill, which has now become a law, will usher in a new pay structure for Nigerian workers. The National Assembly had passed the bill approving N30,000 as the minimum wage for workers. State governors had opposed the N30,000 minimum…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole talks tough, says PDP lawmakers won’t chair committees in next House of Reps

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that lawmakers of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives will not be appointed as chairmen of committees in the next parliament. Speaking at a dinner hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari for elected…

From left: President Muhammadu Buhari; APC Chieftain Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Ekiti APC Gubernatorial Candidate/Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi during a Dinner the President hosted in honour of the South West APC Leaders and Gubernatorial Aspirants of Ekiti State at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday Night. 02566/16/5/2018/ICE/NAN

Buhari hosts APC Reps to dinner

President Muhammadu Buhari is hosting members of the House of Representatives elected under the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC). The dinner is holding inside the Banquet Hall of the State House Presidential Villa, Abuja. Tuesday’s dinner is the second time the president will be hosting members of…

Ibrahim Wala, popularly called I G Wala [Photo: Daily Nigerian]

Nigerian activist jailed seven years for ‘falsely’ accusing public official of corruption

A Nigerian activist has been jailed for seven years for falsely accusing a public official of corruption. Ibrahim Wala, popularly called I G Wala, was jailed on Wednesday by Justice Yusuf Halilu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). He was found guilty of falsely accusing the…

Ibrahim Wala, popularly known as I G Wala

Judge convicts Nigerian activist ‘I G Wala’ for criminal defamation, others

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has convicted an activist, Ibrahim Wala, popularly known as I G Wala. Justice Yusuf Halilu of FCT High Court in Maitama found Mr Wala guilty on three out of the four charges filed against him by the Inspector General of Police…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

UPDATED: Nigerian govt gives foreigners 48 hours to leave Zamfara mining sites

The Nigerian government has given all foreigners involved in mining activities in Zamfara State 48 hours to leave the sites. The government announced a ban on all mining activities as part of measures to restore peace in the state. Bandits have been attacking villages in Zamfara for almost two years…