Buhari bans 50 high-profile Nigerians from travelling

The presidency has just circulated the statement below announcing the placement of 50 high-profile Nigerians on travelling restrictions. The individuals, whose identities were not disclosed, include those whose assets, valued at N50million and above, are subject of corruption investigation and litigation. The statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the measure is part of the implementation of Executive Order Number 6 which seeks to ensure “that all assets within a minimum value of N50 million or equivalent, subject to investigation or litigation are protected from dissipation by employing all available…

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JUST IN: Buhari meets Kano, Zamfara, Ogun govs

President Muhammadu Buhari again on Friday met with three state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. The President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this on his Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad. Ahmad listed the governors who met with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to include Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara). “President Muhammadu Buhari this afternoon, met with Governors of Kano, Ogun and Zamfara States at the Presidential Villa, Abuja,” he wrote. Although the president’s aide did not disclose the…

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JUST IN: Saraki, Dogara absent at Independence Day Parade

Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki, together with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Monday did not attend the nation’s Independence anniversary parade held in Abuja to celebrate the country’s 58th years of freedom. Those who graced the occasion include President Muhammadu Buhari; vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen; former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon and lots of other dignitaries and principal officers. Recall that both Principal officers left the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party,…

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BREAKING: Group buys N45m Presidential forms for Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has picked the Presidential form of the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the president’s spokesperson on new media, Bashir Ahmad, the N45million expression-of-interest form was bought by “a group of good Nigerians”. National President of APC, Adams Oshiomole, received the team of supporters, who went to APC’s headquarter to pick the form on behalf of the President. While President @MBuhari is far in China, a group of good Nigerians bought expression of interest form and nomination form for him. #PMB 2.0 pic.twitter.com/sn8DA0vWf3 — Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad)…

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Herdsmen/Farmers Crisis: Buhari accuses politicians of ‘Cheap Blackmail’

President Muhammadu Buhari has again accused politicians of cheap blackmail over the recent killings and clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country. Buhari noted that these politicians are denting his image with claims that he has remained silent over the killings across the country because he belongs to the Fulani tribe. He said this on Tuesday in Ekiti State, during the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally for Kayode Fayemi in forthcoming July 17 governorship election. “May I again clear the air on the issue of herdsmen and farmers conflict.…

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President appoints 4 CBN non-executive directors, others

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of four non – executive directors for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and two new chief executive officers for some federal agencies, this was even as he also renewed appointments of some heads of the federal tertiary institutions. This new appointments were disclosed by a statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). According to Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Office of the SGF, who signed the statement: “The President expects the new appointees…

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2018 budget: Reps fires back at Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2018 budget to the National Assembly

Following complaints by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 2018 budget, the House of Representatives has explained that they included new projects in the budget that will impact directly on the lives of the people. This is even as it appreciated the president for signing the appropriation bill into law despite the concerns he has raised. The House in a statement signed by the chairman of its committee on media and public affairs, Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas, said it only exercised the powers conferred on it by the constitution, explaining that the…

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BREAKING: Buhari signs N9.12tr 2018 Budget with reservations

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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an appropriation bill of N9.12trillion into law for the 2018 fiscal year. The President while signing the document at the presidential villa on Wednesday, however, raised concerns over irregularities in the financial document. President Buhari said he was compelled to append his signature to the document in the interest of Nigerians in order not to shut down the economy. According to the President, he will soon be sending a supplementary budget to the National Assembly. More details soon..

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Buhari presiding over a failed government – Secondus

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National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus said the threat by the National Assembly to invoke its constitutional powers on President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged infringement of the constitution was evident that the president is presiding a failed government. Secondus in a statement yesterday by his Special Adviser on media, Ike Abonyi, said President Buhari ‎should quit immediately since it is now evident that he could not hold the government and the country together. “We in the opposition have been saying it interminably that…

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Nigeria is safe, secure, says President Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is safe and secure for tourism, citing improved security and country’s burgeoning economy. The President stated this when he received Mr Zurab Pololikashvili, the Secretary-General of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday. President Buhari noted that it would have been inconceivable to host an international tourism conference in Abuja four years ago, because of security concerns. ‘‘I am pleased that the country is now sufficiently safe and secure, and the message should go out to the world for…

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