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President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

2020 Budget: Buhari stops ministers, other government officials from foreign travels

The government directs all ministries, departments and agencies to liaise with the committees of the National Assembly for their schedules of budget defence.

Senator Dino Melayein Plenary

Dino Melaye loses again, Appeal Court upholds sack from Senate

The judgment delivered Friday morning showed that Mr Adeyemi and his party, the APC, prevailed over Mr Melaye, INEC and the PDP.

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Why Nigerian Army has not defeated Boko Haram – Theatre Commander

“I know this has been on the table for years. When this is done, Nigeria can forget about Boko Haram.”

Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram

Nigerian Army rescues six kidnapped students

The officer also revealed that three motor boys were rescued while four suspected bandits were neutralised by the troops in Kaduna.

NIGERIA-CHINA-DIPLOMACY

INTERVIEW:  The Legacies I Left For Nigeria — Ex-President Jonathan

Former President Jonathan speaks about his tenure, what he delivered for Nigeria and what the country needs to do to be a buoyant economy and enduring democracy.

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

#HealthDialogue: Osinbajo, Gombe Emir, other stakeholders to address Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

The event is themed “Universal Health Coverage – The role of State and Non-State Actors in Healthcare funding and support.”

Jeremiah Abalaka

Former patient describes Abalaka as “liar, murderer” over claim of HIV cure

Mohammed Farouk says Mr Abalaka used 30 Nigerian soldiers as guinea-pigs, allegedly killing 29 of them.

President Muhammadu Buhari today, hosted members of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) at State House in Abuja

Buhari vows to cut Nigeria’s huge cost of governance

The Chairman of PACAC, Itse Sagay, says Nigeria is lucky to have Mr Buhari as president.

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Court strikes out ex-Boko Haram’s spokesperson’s N500m damages suit

Mr Konduga was convicted by a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Abuja and sentenced to three years imprisonment for criminal intimidation in 2011.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

IMF backs Buhari on VAT increase

The IMF wants the CBN to revisit its directive to banks on lending.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

UPDATED: 2020 Budget: Buhari slashes allocation to social investment programmes by 94%

Mr Buhari had given N500bn to SIP in each of the previous budget cycles but has allocated N30bn in 2020

President-Muhammadu-Buhari speaking

World Bank, IMF, others ‘publishing inaccurate data about Nigeria’ — Buhari

Mr Buhari addressed the country’s historically poor collection of records and statistics needed for national planning.

National Assembly

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside National Assembly’s two decades of lawmaking, scandals and looting

Members of our fourth republic National Assembly are occasionally public-spirited and at times lawless. They serve with a combination of commitment, self-centredness and atrocities

President Buhari meets with Members of Economic Advisory Council in State House on 9th Oct 2019[PHOTO CREDIT: Femi Adesina Facebook account]

Buhari inaugurates, sets agenda for Economic Advisory Council

Mr Buhari urges members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council to consider their work as the most important national assignment at this time.

President Muhammadu Buhari presenting 2020 budget [PHOTO CREDIT: @OfficialPDP]

Nigeria to spend a quarter of 2020 budget on debt payment

Debt servicing is featuring prominently in the N10.3 trillion budget announced by President Buhari on Tuesday.

Traditional hunters recruited to help fight Boko Haram in Borno State.

Borno govt in fresh recruitment of traditional hunters to help fight Boko Haram

The government of the beleaguered state wants to recruit 10,000 men to join the fight against the insurgents

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

UPDATED: Buhari presents Nigeria’s 2020 budget

President Buhari proposed aggregate expenditure of N10.33 trillion for the Federal Government in 2020

Buhari in NASS

Buhari presents Nigeria’s 2020 budget

The president announced that N125 billion was allocated to the National Assembly while N110 billion was allocated to the Judiciary.

Defence Headquarters says police and the Army are culpable in the incident

Police, military culpable in Taraba killing of officers — Panel

The Defence Headquarters releases findings of a probe panel, which blamed both the police and military for the August 6 killing of three police officers.

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari

APC can be destroyed by its crisis, party’s governor warns

“The absence of coordination (between the executive and the legislature) has produced crisis of trust which if care is not taken can destroy our party and the political process.”

How I was sexually harassed in UNIBEN – ex-NDDC boss

Mrs Semenitari says prior to her Facebook comment she had never publicly spoken about her experience at the university.

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido

#NES25: Girl-child education, panacea for unchecked population growth – Emir Sanusi

Mr Sanusi said the country’s huge population was clearly a liability that could be turned into an asset.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari presents Nigeria’s 2020 budget to National Assembly (LIVE UPDATES)

Messrs Lawan and Gbajabiamila were, in June, elected Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.

UNILAG

EXCLUSIVE: #SexForGrades: UNILAG’s letter suspending randy lecturer

The lecturer was exposed in a 13-minute video by BBC Africa where an undercover journalist disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker.

Nigeria Police officers

Anyone who blocks my convoy should be shot – Nigerian governor

The governor says it does not matter even if such persons are shot dead.