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Osinbajo hails Burna Boy, Wizkid over Grammy wins

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says with their recent outings at the Grammy Awards, Nigerian singers, Burnaboy and Wizkid, took the entertainment industry by storm. According to a statement on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Vice-President spoke in a message delivered at the opening of a Lagos-based studio, Ogidi...

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Buhari orders probe into attack on Ortom

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday, ordered security agencies to carry out what he called an “open and transparent” investigation into the Saturday attack on the Benue State, Samuel Ortom. The directive was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled...

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Grammy: Burnaboy, Wizkid took entertainment industry by storm –Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says with their recent outings at the Grammy Awards, Nigerian singers, Burnaboy and Wizkid, took the entertainment industry by storm. According to a statement on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Vice President spoke in a message delivered at the opening of a Lagos-based studio,...

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Buhari approved N46.4bn stipends to 774,000 SPW participants –Keyamo

 The Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Festus Keyamo (SAN), on Saturday announced that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had approved the payment of stipends to the 774,000 participants of the ongoing Special Public Works Programme across the country. Keyamo announced this in a message he posted on his Twitter handle,...

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774,000 jobs: Buhari approves payment of stipends to participants

The Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Festus Keyamo (SAN), on Saturday, announced that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the payment of stipends to the 774,000 participants of the ongoing Special Public Works Programme across the country. Keyamo announced this in a message he posted on his Twitter handle,...

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Buhari congratulates Tanzania’s first female president

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday congratulated the new Tanzanian President, Samia Hassan. His congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled ‘President Buhari congratulates Tanzania’s first ever female President’. ALSO READ: Buhari agenda, greatest scam from Africa —Dino Melaye The...

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Buhari promises continued support for women to take up leadership roles

…President wants 35% affirmative action included in constitution The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday promised his regime’s continued support for Nigerian women to take up leadership roles. He said he remained committed to seeing more Nigerian women in leadership positions, both at national and international institutions. According to a statement by his...

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Nigeria needs $2.3tn in 30 years for infrastructure – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said Nigeria required $2.3tn over the next 30 years to address the infrastructural deficit confronting the country. He said since government’s resources were completely insufficient, the only way to bridge the gap was by Public-Private Partnership arrangement in one form or the other. According to a statement by his Senior...

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At last, Aisha Buhari returns after six months in Dubai

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has finally returned to the country after being away for about six months, The PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt that Mrs Buhari returned to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday evening. Although her return has not been confirmed officially as of the time of filing this report,...

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States not supporting FG’s efforts to tackle insecurity – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday in Abuja accused state governments of not supporting efforts by the Federal Government to tackle security challenges across the country. Mohammed spoke at the 2021 first quarterly meeting of Secretaries to State Governments of the 36 states and the FCT with the theme: ‘The role of Secretaries...

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Kogi left out as NPHCDA delivers COVID-19 vaccine to 35 states, FCT

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, on Thursday told members of the National Economic Council that the Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine has been delivered to 35 out of the 36 states of the federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory. He identified Kogi as the only state left out in the...

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Buhari demands accountability on $890m health grant to Nigeria

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, directed the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, to ensure effective utilisation of Global Fund’s provision of $890m over the next three years, to support Nigeria’s fight against HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in...

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Aisha Buhari returns to Nigeria after six months

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has finally returned to the country after being away for about six months, The PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt that Mrs Buhari returned to the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday evening. Although her return has not been confirmed officially as of the time of filing this report,...

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Buhari mourns Tanzanian President, Magufuli

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, mourned Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, who died on Wednesday at the age of 61. Buhari’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari mourns Tanzanian President, John Pombe Magufuli.” The statement read, “President...

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Buhari admits border closure didn’t stop free flow of arms, ammunition

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, admitted that despite his regime’s recent closure of land borders, arms and ammunition continued flowing illegally. He attributed the problem to the situation in Libya, saying that once the country remains unstable, illegal arms and ammunition will continue to flow in the Sahel region of Africa....

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Nigeria needs $2.3trn in 30 years to address infrastructural deficit —Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said Nigeria required $2.3trn over the next 30 years to address the infrastructural deficit confronting the country. He said since government’s resources were completely insufficient, the only way to bridge the gap was by Public-Private Partnership arrangement in one form or the other. READ ALSO: Experts carpet FG over N568.5bn vote...

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FG approves N3bn for NCDC lab equipment

The Federal Government has approved N3.07bn for the purchase of various laboratory equipment by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control across the country. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. He said, “The Ministry of Health presented a memo on behalf of NCDC public health laboratory...

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Nigeria’ll stand by neighbouring countries in anti-terrorism fight —Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, promised that Nigeria will continue to stand by all its neighbours in the fight against terrorism. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President made the pledge while reacting to an attack in Niger Republic’s Tillaberi region...

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FG approves $1.5bn for rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the plan by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to rehabilitate the Port Harcourt Refinery with $1.5bn. The decision was taken at the weekly meeting of the council presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). ICYMI: CBN introduces new charges for USSD services The Minister of...

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BREAKING: FG approves $1.5bn for rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the plan by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to rehabilitate the Port Harcourt Refinery with $1.5bn. The decision was taken at the weekly meeting of the council presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). ICYMI: CBN introduces new charges for USSD services The Minister of...

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Bankers must submit asset from June, says EFCC

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Tuesday said the commission would from June 1 be demanding the asset declaration forms of bankers. He said the decision was in line with the provisions of the Bank, Employees Declaration of Asset Act. Bawa disclosed this in an interview with State House...

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Buhari approves directors for AfDB, IsDB

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, approved the appointment of Dr Oyebode Oyetunde as Executive Director for Nigeria at the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled “President Buhari approves appointment of Dr. Oyebode Oyetunde as […] Read Full Story