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National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

Oshiomhole meets Buhari, speaks on lawmakers’ defections from APC

The National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that he is happy that some members of the Senate and House of Representatives left his party for opposition parties. PREMIUM TIMES reported how 15 senators and 36 members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday…

President Muhammadu Buhari (M) congratulating the Newly elected National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole (R) While Vice President Yemi Osinbajo looks on during the closing ceremony of the party’s 2018 National Convention at the Eagles Square Abuja on Sunday (24/6/18) 03376//24/6/2018/ICE/NAN

Oshiomhole threatens to sack Buhari’s minister from APC

The National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has threatened to sack the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, from the party. Mr Oshiomhole is having a running battle with Mr Ngige over the refusal of the minister to inaugurate boards of parastatals under his…

Muhammadu Buhari

Hajj 2018: Buhari urges pilgrims to pray for Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged intending pilgrims from Nigeria to pray for sustained peace in the country. The president made the call Saturday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport during the iaugural flight of this year’s pilgrimage to Makkah. The inaugural flight which ferried pilgrims from Kogi state took off…

Kogi state pilgrims being screened in preparation for first Hajj 2018 flight at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. [Photo credit: NAHCON]

Hajj 2018: First batch of Nigerian pilgrims leave today

The first batch of this year’s Hajj pilgrims from Nigeria will leave for Saudi Arabia today, Saturday. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said that it is set for the inaugural flight signaling the commencement of 2018 Hajj operations. This is coming one week after Saudi Arabia began…

President Muhammadu Buhari

What we discussed with Buhari – APC lawmakers

Members of the House of Representatives loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari have given details of what they discussed with him when they met behind closed doors Thursday evening. Members of the Parliamentary Support Group met with the president inside the conference room in the office of the wife of the…

Buhari meets his loyalists in House of Reps

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with members of the parliamentary support group comprising of his supporters in the House of Representatives. The meeting is holding inside the conference hall of the office of the wife of the president, at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja. Members of the support group…

NEC fails to discuss FAAC revenue sharing controversy

The National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday failed to discuss the deadlock in the sharing of revenue for June. The NEC is headed by the vice president and includes all state governors and the Abuja minister. The monthly meeting of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), where monthly revenues accrued to…

Fayose addressing the media

Ekiti: Why Fayose, PDP lost – Presidency

The presidency has suggested a reason it believes Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Kayode Fayemi, won the Ekiti governorship election. Mr Fayemi defeated the candidate of the governing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olusola Eleka, in the election held on Saturday. He won in 12 of the…

Ali Modu Sheriff

2019: Buhari’s govt disowns president’s aide on Modu Sheriff appointment

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has disowned the statement issued by a Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters announcing the appointment of a former Borno governor, Ali Sheriff, as the Director-General of Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee. The aide, Gideon Sammani,…

President Muhammadu Buhari (R) introducing Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun to the visiting President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (11/7/18) 03540/4/72018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

#AdeosunGate: Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun has “seen” Buhari thrice since scandal broke – Presidency

The embattled finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, has “seen” President Muhammadu Buhari thrice since her certificate forgery scandal was exposed, a presidential aide said on Friday. Mr Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, stated this in a statement his office sent to PREMIUM TIMES. “Mrs Adeosun had seen President Buhari not fewer than…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: Chronicle.ng)

Adeosun in closed-door meeting with Buhari

The embattled Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, is currently in a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja. Mrs Adeosun has been in the eye of the storm after PREMIUM TIMES uncovered that she submitted a fake NYSC exemption certificate for screening as a ministerial…

Adamawa govt orders removal of Dankwambo’s campaign billboard

The Adamawa State government has instructed the presidential campaign office of Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, to remove his giant billboard in Yola because it was erected on a space allocated as a parking space for commercial tricycles known as “Keke Napep”. The notice was given to Mr Dankwambo via…

Pic.22. Muslim pilgrims from Kwara boarding during the inaugural air-lift of 2017 pilgrims at the International Airport in Ilorin on Thursday (3/8/17). 04011/3/8/2017/Anthony Alabi/BJO/NAN

Hajj 2018: NAHCON extends deadline for pilgrims registration

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has announced an extension of deadline for 2018 Hajj registration by intending pilgrims to July 25. The commission had earlier fixed July 18 as the last day of registration of pilgrims. The spokesperson of NAHCON, Fatima Usara, in a statement Thursday said with…

President @MBuhari stopped to inspect the #AbujaMetro Control Centre at the Idu Metro Station. He is currently in transit to the Airport Metro Station. {photo credit: Official Twitter handle of the Nigerian government]

Buhari commissions Abuja metro line

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the Abuja metro rail line. Mr Buhari launched the line Thursday Morning at the new metro station in Central Business District (CBD), Abuja. After the launch, the president and other dignitaries and journalists took a ride from the CBD metro station to Nnamdi Azikiwe International…

Pic 19. President Muhammadu Buhari (R) welcoming visiting President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (11/7/18) 03704/4/72018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Why I visited Buhari – South African President Ramaphosa

The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, who visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday has given reasons for his first trip to the Nigerian capital. Mr Ramaphosa, who addressed the press after the meeting, said his trip to Abuja was the first outside the Southern Africa region. Mr Ramaphosa,…

Pic.19. President Muhammadu Buhari signing executive order number 6 at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday (5/7/18). 03616/5/7/2018/Sumaila Ejiga/JAU/NAN

Why Buhari signed NFIU law separating it from EFCC – Aide

A presidential aide has explained that the president decided to sign the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) Act into law because it will strengthen the recently signed Executive Order 6, aimed at consolidating the fight against corruption in the country. Briefing State House correspondents on Wednesday in Abuja, Mr Buhari's…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

#AdeosunGate: Nigerian govt reacts to certificate scandal

The federal government has given its first known public remark on the certificate forgery scandal involving the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun. Mrs Adeosun failed to take part in the compulsory national service after university graduation, but later obtained a forged NYSC certificate with which she has taken up top profile…

President Muhammadu Buhari (R) introducing Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun to the visiting President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (11/7/18) 03540/4/72018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Buhari receives South Africa’s President Ramaphosa

President Muhammadu Buhari has just received the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, at the presidential villa, Abuja. Mr Ramaphosa and his delegation arrived the forecourt of the president’s office at about 3p.m. on Wednesday. The two leaders are currently in a closed-door meeting in Mr Buhari’s office after which…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari signs NFIU Act, separates it from EFCC

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit Act into law. This was revealed Wednesday by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly (Senate), Ita Enang, while briefing State House correspondents in Abuja. Mr Enang said with the signing of the bill, the NFIU will cease…

President-Muhammadu-Buhari speaking

‘Disgruntled politicians’ sponsoring violence in Nigeria – Buhari

Some of the killings across Nigeria are sponsored by "disgruntled politicians" who have lost out politically, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The president was quoted as saying this in Borno in a statement by his media aide. Mr Buhari also vowed to deal with such people sponsoring the violence. Hundreds…

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Plateau Violence: Stop blame game – Governor Lalong

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has urged citizens to stop apportioning blames regarding the recent spate of violence in the state, which led to the death of several persons. Mr Lalong said instead of throwing blames, all concerned must come together to end the menace. The governor made the…

Nigerian pilgrims in Arafat

Why we introduced Hajj savings scheme – NAHCON Chairman

The chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mohammed, says the commission decided to introduce a Hajj saving scheme in order to ensure proper planning for both Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mr Mohammed, speaking with journalists on the sidelines of a pre-Hajj conference taking place…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Why I signed new Executive Order to fight corruption – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed an Executive Order to improve his administration's fight against corruption. The order, signed, in Abuja, seeks to bar persons accused of corruption from controlling or trading in assets acquired from the allegedly corrupt act. "I have decided to issue the Executive Order No. 6…

President-Muhammadu-Buhari

Buhari signs Executive Order on ‘preservation of suspicious assets’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed an Executive Order on the preservation of suspicious assets connected with corruption. He signed the order inside the council chamber of the State House, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr Buhari had on Wednesday while hosting the President of Namibia, Hage Geingob, said as a military…

Buhari’s Chief Personal Security Officer promoted

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja decorated his newly promoted Chief Personal Security Officer (CPSO), Abdulkarim Dauda, with his new rank of Commissioner of Police. The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, performed the decoration ceremony on behalf of Mr Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja. Speaking…