2023: “I want to leave legacy of credible polls for West Africa, not only Nigeria” – Buhari

…Affirms Nigeria’s commitment to restore security, political stability in region President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged Nigeria’s commitment to restoring democratic rule to Mali, Guinea and Burkina-Faso, and to ensure peace and political stability in the West African sub-region. Buhari made the pledge during the opening of the 2022 2nd Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), Parliament yesterday, in Abuja. The President said that Nigeria is committed to supporting ECOWAS institutions to ensure that the countries in the region are all returned to constitutional rule.  This…

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2023: President Buhari pledges to leave legacy of inclusive growth, financial inclusion

…As World Bank charges FG to stop relying on foreign funds President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the determination of his administration to leave a legacy of inclusive growth through financial inclusion, when his tenure ends on May 29, 2023. This was as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has set a new target to achieve 95 per cent financial inclusion by 2024 to ensure that every Nigerian has access to financial services. Consequently, the Federal Government has launched a revised National Financial Inclusion Strategy, which would provide direction for financial…

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President Buhari mourns passing of veteran journalist Bashir Baba

…Says his contributions remain indelible President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the death of veteran journalist Bashir Mohammed Baba, describing him as “a dedicated broadcaster who had made a name for himself by dint of sheer hard work and commitment to excellence”. Reacting to the demise of the journalist yesterday, President Buhari said that “Bashir Baba had distinguished himself in his chosen profession and therefore deserves the accolades being poured on his good record. “Whatever we do in life, we should do it so well; because ultimately, our…

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‘Nigeria’s security ties with Niger, Chad, others yielding results’ – Presidency

The Presidency has expressed satisfaction with the existing bi-lateral relationship between Nigeria and its neighbours, confirming that such ties have helped tremendously, especially in the areas of tackling border insecurity, illegal arms import and smuggling.  Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in Niamey, Niger Republic shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated a major road named after him in the State capital.  The Presidential spokesman said President Buhari, on assumption of office in May, 2015, opened up strong dialogue with neighbouring countries…

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New naira notes fortified, difficult to counterfeit, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday launched the newly redesigned Naira banknotes, assuring that their features make them difficult to counterfeit. Speaking at the launch of the new banknotes, a ceremony that preceded the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the State House, Abuja, the President expressed his delight that the redesigned currencies are locally produced by the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting (NSPMC) Plc. According to an issued statement, signed by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled: “Why I approved the redesign of Naira notes, by President…

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Naira redesign: Buhari to unveil currency notes at FEC meeting today – CBN Governor, Emefiele 

President Muhammadu Buhari will today, Wednesday, shortly before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, unveil the re-designed new naira notes, according to the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. Recall that the CBN had, on October 26, announced that it will issue the redesigned N200, N500, and N1, 000 notes, effective December 15, while the new and existing currencies will remain legal tender and circulate together until January 31, 2023. However, in a new twist yesterday, Emefiele told newsmen that the new notes will now be unveiled for…

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Oil in the North: Buhari to officially flag-off first drilling on Tuesday

The first oil drilling in Northern Nigeria after its discovery in large quantities in the region is scheduled to be superintended by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. The ground-breaking ceremony of the Kolmani OPLs 809 and 810 at the Kolmani field site in Bauchi and Gombe States will take place on Tuesday. Nigeria is blessed with several mineral resources amounting to trillions of dollars; however, the Government have been accused of focusing its attention on oil and gas in the Southern part of the country, which has always been assumed…

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“You are an unrelenting advocate of true federalism”, Buhari tells Wike

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for his support of legal education in the country.  The President, who made the commendation during the inauguration of the Dr. Nabo Graham Douglas Campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt, on Friday, described him as an unrelenting advocate of true federalism. President Buhari, represented by Attorney-General of the Federation, (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), described the new law school as a grand wonder structured to be self-sustaining. The president noted that the project, among…

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“Buhari’s Gov’t promised to lift 100m Nigerians but threw 133m into poverty” – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has mocked the present administration for failing to lift one million Nigerians out of poverty, and instead threw 133 millions into abject poverty. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had unveiled the government’s plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ms. Kachollum Daju, had told newsmen in September that the Federal Government planned lifting was attainable, if stakeholders played their expected roles effectively. But the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced Thursday that the number of…

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2023: “I’ll leave behind a safer Nigeria”, Buhari reassures

…Says no winner will be denied mandate, irrespective of party President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated he would leave a safer country when he hands over in 2023. The President gave the re-assurance yesterday, during the Emblem Appeal Launch for the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President also announced a N10 million donation towards the appeal fund. He called on all Nigerians, as well as corporate organisations, to support veterans and families of the fallen heroes, whose past sacrifices have…

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