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President Buhari leaves for Saudi Arabia today

President Buhari leaves for Saudi Arabia today

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja today Monday 28th October 2019, for Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to attend the third edition of the Future Investment Initiative organized by Saudi’s Public Investment Fund. READ >>> National Judicial Council recommends appointment of four new Justices for Supreme Court. According to a release posted on the...

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President Buhari promises to rejig police and judiciary if re-elected

Presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress – APC, Muhammadu Buhari has promised to rejig the police and judiciary for better results in the fight against corruption, if re-elected on February 16. Addressing supporters in Abakaliki Township Stadium in a rally to officially flag off his campaign in the state, the president said his administration...

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House of Representatives to commence debate on 2019 budget today

House of Representatives will today commence debate on the 2019 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 19 last year before the joint session of the national assembly. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who made the announcement during plenary yesterday, said the House will commence the second reading of the...

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President Buhari seeks re-election to consolidate on his achievements in office

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is seeking re-election in the 2019 presidential election to consolidate on his achievements in the fight against corruption, insecurity and to ensure economic development. Buhari who made this known at a town hall meeting tagged ‘The Candidates organised by the media and also attended by his vice professor Yemi Osinbajo,...

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President Buhari launches New Nigerian passport with 10 years validity

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a new enhanced security Nigerian passport with 10-years validity. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, assisted by the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammed Babandede, who spoke with state House correspondents noted that apart from the 10-year validity, the passport had an enhanced and self-tracking application. According to the...

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President Buhari to release intervention fund to support research

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the creation of an intervention fund to support research in science and technology in the country. Buhari made the pledge in Enugu while declaring open the 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo organized by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology under the theme: ‘Science,...

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Presidency shortlists Adamu Mohammed as possible replacement of IGP Ibrahim Idris

The presidency has shortlisted an Assistant Inspector General of Police from Nasarawa State -AIG Adamu Mohammed as a possible replacement of the retiring Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. Reports say President Muhammadu Buhari will today officially name the replacement to Idris who is expected to retire from service on attainment of the mandatory 35 years...

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President Buhari reiterates commitment to elimination of corruption in campaign financing

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to the elimination of corruption in campaign financing, saying he will not authorize the use of funds from the public treasury for his re-election campaign. Buhari who restated this after the Federal Executive Council-FEC meeting in Abuja, directed Council members to take advantage of technology to reach out...

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President Buhari launches second National Strategic Health Development Plan

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched second National Strategic Health Development Plan from 2018-2022 to attain the Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria and also unveiled the first phase of the N55 billion Basic Health Care Provision Fund in six states of the federation, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Speaking at the event in Abuja, Buhari...

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President Buhari promises to sign Petroleum Industry Governance Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari says he was committed to Nigeria’s reform, saying he would assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, PIGB, as soon as the National Assembly presented it to him. The president, who spoke at the 40th anniversary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, in Abuja, said when the...

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President Buhari inaugurates APC Presidential campaign Council today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today, inaugurate the All Progressives Congress -APC Presidential Campaign Council for the 2019 General Elections. This information is contained in a statement issued by Festus Keyamu, Director, Strategic Communications, APC Presidential Campaign Council, in Abuja. Keyamu who said the event would take place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, at 10...

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Presidency reacts to speculation that President Buhari would be represented by his vice in the presidential debate

The Presidency has reacted to speculation that President Muhammadu Buhari would be represented by his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in the presidential debate slated for January 19 by the Nigeria Election Debate Group. The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in his reaction, said the president is yet to...

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President Buhari meets Nigerian students over ongoing strike by lecturers

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Labour Unions to allow his administration concentrate on fixing infrastructure in the country rather than distracting it. He made the remark while playing host to the Executive Committee of the National Association of Nigerian Students -NANS in the State House, Abuja. While calling on the students to continue to...

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INEC dismisses allegation to rig 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to provide evidence that it’s plotting with President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to rig the 2019 elections. PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan had advised INEC to distance itself from an alleged plot to compromise the Electoral Guidelines and pave...

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President Buhari to immortalise country’s first executive president Shehu Shagari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to immortalise the country’s first president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari. This promise was made in Sokoto on Sunday by the president while paying a condolence visit to the Shagari family. In a letter to the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, the President stated that the late Shagari was a landmark figure...