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VIDEO: Buhari, Osinbajo, Oshiomhole sing Christmas song

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Why troubled Zamfara is being governed by assembly speaker 

Details have emerged as to why the Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Sanusi Rikiji, is acting as governor of the state in the absence of Abdulaziz Yari, the state governor, despite the presence of the deputy governor, Ibrahim Wakkala. Mr Rikiji has continued to play the role of…

Zamfara State map

UPDATED: Riot in Zamfara over insecurity

Residents of some parts of Zamfara State on Monday protested against the worsening insecurity in the state. Hundreds of people have been killed by bandits in the North-west state in 2018. Many others have been kidnapped for ransom. On Saturday, at least 18 people were killed in Birane village in…

2019: Nigerian farmers donate N1.7bn for Buhari campaign

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) and Fertilisers Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) have donated N1.77 billion to the campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari who seeks a second term in 2019. The donations were announced Wednesday night during a Gala Night organised by beneficiaries of the government’s…

President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates new Abuja airport terminal

Buhari inaugurates new Abuja airport terminal

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration is gradually closing the infrastructural deficit in the country. He made the assertion Thursday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, where he commissioned a new terminal building. Mr Buhari said the commissioning of the new terminal has shown that Nigeria is…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

2019 Budget Presentation: Kogi governor, Bello, attacks lawmakers for booing Buhari

The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has described lawmakers who booed the president, Muhammadu Buhari, while he presented the 2019 budget on Wednesday as children who are not well trained by their parents. Mr Bello spoke Wednesday night during a chat with State House correspondents at the end of…

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

Give me more time, Buhari tells Nigerians on 76th birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to understand him and give him more time to translate his intentions for the country. Mr Buhari made the call Monday in Abuja after a special parade organised in his honour by the Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army to celebrate his 76th birthday.…

Nigeria Army special parade to mark President Buhari's 76th birthday

Nigerian Army organises parade for Buhari on birthday

The Nigerian Army's guards brigade has organised a special parade in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari who is clocking 76 today (Monday). The ceremony, which has in attendance heads of the nation’s security agencies and members of the federal cabinet, is holding at the forecourt of the president ‘s office…

2019 presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar with President Muhammadu Buhari

Atiku calls for Buhari’s resignation for ‘saying Nigeria’s economy in bad shape’

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over his comment on Friday that Nigeria's economy was in a bad shape. Mr Buhari reportedly stated this at a meeting with state governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The president told us…

Saudi Arabia announces new measures for hajj

Hajj 2019: Saudi Arabia announces new measures for hajj

Saudi Arabian authorities have put measures in place to regulate the movement around the Holy Ka’aba (tawaf) during the 2019 pilgrimage (hajj). The measure, according to the authorities, is to help in crowd control similar to the recent innovation in symbolic stoning of the devil (jamarat). Hitherto, pilgrims were expected…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo launches Human Capital Development Program; Healthy, Educated and Productive Nigerians for a Globally Competitive Nation by 2030 at the Extended National Economic Council

Human Capital Development: Stop the blame game, Osinbajo tells governors

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has advised state governors to stop the blame game and resist playing politics with issues of human capital development. Mr Osinbajo said "now is the time to get the job done." He made the call on Friday at an extended meeting of the National Economic Council…

Buhari with APC Governors

Buhari told us Nigeria’s economy is in bad shape – Governors

Governors of the 36 states who met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the president told them that the Nigerian economy is in a bad shape. The chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, who briefed State House correspondents after the meeting which lasted…

President Muhammadu Buhari in a meeting with APC Governors. [Photo credit: Official twitter handle of Bashir Ahmaad]

Buhari in closed meeting with governors

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a closed meeting with the country's 36 state governors. The meeting, which began at about 12:40 p.m., is holding inside the council chamber at the presidential villa, Abuja. The meeting is expected to discuss a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers. A presidential committee…

President Muhammadu Buhari in a meeting with APC Governors. [Photo credit: Official twitter handle of Bashir Ahmaad]

Minimum Wage: Again, governors to meet Buhari

Governors of Nigeria’s 36 states under the auspices of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), have again resolved to meet President Muhammadu Buhari over a new national minimum wage. This was revealed Thursday by the spokesperson of NGF, Abdulrazaque Barkindo, at the end of a meeting of the governors. “It was a…

Ibrahim Shekarau

Shekarau, Yerima, Yayale others in Villa to meet Buhari

The former governor of Kano state, Ibrahim Shekarau; former governor of Zamfara state, Ahmed Yerima, and a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Yayale Ahmed, are leading a delegation of politicians to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The group is visiting Mr. Buhari under the name: National…

Buhari appoints new Minister of Environment

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Suleiman Hassan, as the new Minister of Environment. The appointment followed the resignation of the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril. Mr Jibril resigned to assume the throne of the Emir of Nasarawa, in Nasarawa…

Hajj 2019: Nigeria signs MOU with Saudi Arabia

Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 2019 Hajj with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadijah Ibrahim, signed on behalf of Nigeria. The agreement signing ceremony was conducted in the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. It…

Ibrahim Jibrin, new Emir of Nasarawa

Nigerian minister resigns to become emir

The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibrin, has resigned from the Nigerian cabinet. His resignation follows his selection as the new 12th emir of Nasarawa in his native Nasarawa State. His resignation was announced Wednesday by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha. Addressing the…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

2019: Obasanjo not to be taken seriously anymore – Presidency

The Nigerian Presidency has dismissed the recent utterances by former president Olusegun Obasanjo as a sign of confusion not worthy of its attention. Mr Obasanjo recently said he is not neutral as far as the 2019 elections are concerned, adding that his position is that President Muhammadu Buhari must be…

FULL TEXT: Details of 2019 election peace accord presidential candidates signed

Nigerian political parties on Tuesday signed a peace accord committing to a peaceful poll in 2019. Although some key candidates were absent at the event, which held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, others including President Muhammad Buhari, signed. There are 91 registered political parties in the country, but it…

Ex-military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar

INTERVIEW: Abdulsalami Abubakar speaks on Atiku, Ezekwesili, others’ absence at peace accord signing

A former Head of State and chairman of the National Peace Committee, Abdulsalami Abubakar, says the committee invited all political parties to Tuesday’s peace accord signing by presidential candidates ahead of the 2019 elections. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, those of AAC, Omoyele Sowore, and Oby…

Atiku Abubakar

2019: Atiku absent as presidential candidates sign peace accord in Abuja

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, was absent at the signing of a peace pact for 2019 presidential candidates in Abuja. It was not immediately clear why Mr Abubakar, the major challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari, did not turn up at the event. Mr Abubakar was…

2019 presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar with President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency speaks on EFCC raid on Atiku sons’s apartment

The Presidency on Monday defended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying the anti-graft agency did not raid an apartment occupied by the two sons of Atiku Abubakar. Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu claimed the news of the anti-corruption raid, which PREMIUM TIMES broke on Monday morning, was spread by…

President Muhammadu Buhari declared open the 3- day training workshop on Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA), for the heads of anti-corruption agencies in African Union countries, organized by the ICPC, held at the State House, Abuja.

Buhari tasks African anti-corruption chiefs to adopt fresh ideas in tackling menace

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on heads of anti-corruption agencies in Africa to adopt fresh measures that will prevent corrupt acts through risk assessment strategies. Mr Buhari gave the advice on Monday at the State House conference centre, Abuja, when he declared open a training programme on Corruption Risk Assessment…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari hosts Africa Youth Congress Against Corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently hosting the 2018 Africa Youth Congress Against Corruption Summit in Abuja. The event, which is holding inside the old Banquet Hall, State House Presidential Villa, has in attendance members of the congress from across Africa. The event is being attended by ministers and other top…