“Nigeria will remain one God willing” – Buhari

…Says self-centeredness that led to civil war must not repeat itself  President Muhammadu Buhari has described the civil war that played out between 1967 to 1970 as an act of self-centeredness, saying he wouldn’t want such an incident to be repeated again. The President spoke through his media aide, Femi Adesina, saying, “Our main objective is the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We are human beings, we have our weaknesses; but I can assure you that the patriotism in us is hard-earned. We have gone through all the troubles from 15th…

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Nigeria attracting positive attention as country that promotes media freedom – Buhari 

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is attracting positive attention as a country that promotes media freedom. According to an issued statement at the weekend by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President spoke in the light of Nigeria hosting three international events, scheduled for October and November 2022. Nigeria will host the 2022 Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) week, organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in October. A global conference on tourism and creative industries, organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, (UNWTO), is…

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Petroleum Minister Buhari overrides NNPC, approves Seplat’s acquisition of Mobil Producing Oil assets

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the acquisition of ExxonMobil Corporation assets by Seplat Energy Plc despite moves by the State-owned oil company to block the deal. Recall that in February, Seplat had entered into an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPNU) from Exxon Mobil. However, the deal was blocked by Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited. Regulatory authorities also declined consent to the transaction. In July, Seplat Energy informed investors that NNPC blocked the deal through a court injunction restraining Exxon Mobil from selling…

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Impeachment Notice: Senate President, Security Chiefs move to save Buhari from impeachment

The leadership of the Senate and the Service Chiefs are working hard to prevent the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is coming just as the six weeks impeachment notice to the President has entered the second week, with signatures currently being collated. However, worried by the threat from the National Assembly members who are desirous of impeaching Buhari, the leaders of the Senate who are likely to be casualties of the pending impeachment held a crucial meeting with the military chiefs, Heads of security and intelligence agencies over the…

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“Some of Nigeria’s security challenges are imported” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration recognises that some of the security challenges confronting Nigeria were imported by foreign elements. The President, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Boss Mustapha, stated this at the Graduation of Course 30 of the National Defence College (NDC) yesterday, in Abuja. He said that the nation and indeed the African region had been facing difficult times such as terrorism in the North-East, banditry and other criminal activities across the country,  adding that the military and…

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“Some of Nigeria’s security challenges are imported”
– Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the government recognises that some of the security challenges confronting Nigeria were imported by foreign elements. The President, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Boss Mustapha, stated this at the Graduation of Course 30 of the National Defence College (NDC) yesterday, in Abuja. He said that the nation and indeed the African region had been facing difficult times such as terrorism in the North-East, banditry and other criminal activities across the country. Buhari added that the military…

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“We have made progress on war against insecurity, Buhari tells new Envoys

…Warns against foreign interference in 2023 President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, told newly accredited foreign ambassadors that Nigeria has made progress in tackling insecurity with the help of some friendly countries. Receiving Letters of Credence of the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. James Kingston Christoff, and Ambassador of Mexico to Nigeria, Juan Alfred Miranda Oritz, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari also commended collective the efforts of nations towards tackling security challenges across the globe, and within Nigeria, urging more collaboration to check terrorism, banditry and insurgency. He said that…

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Buhari’s Impeachment Threat: “Be very careful – Kwankwaso warns lawmakers

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has admonished federal lawmakers to proceed with caution amid the planned impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari. The former Kano State governor issued the admonition yesterday in Ilorin, Kwara State, while addressing newsmen during a courtesy call on Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Kwankwaso was in the State to open NNPP offices in Ilorin and other parts of the State. Some opposition lawmakers on Wednesday threatened to initiate an impeachment process against Buhari over the perennial insecurity in the…

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‘Nigeria’s economy faring better under Buhari than previous govts.’ — Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has argued that the country’s economy is performing better now under President Muhammadu Buhari than was the case under previous administrations. Ahmed, who stated this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday, explained that the m Excess Crude Account (ECA) is depleted because it has not been funded for some time. She also said the money was withdrawn from the account to purchase arms for the prosecution of…

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Buhari asks Senate to confirm Ariwoola as substantive CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. He had since forwarded a letter to the Senate for the CJN’s confirmation. The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, read the president’s letter at yesterday’s plenary in Abuja. The letter read: “Pursuant to Section 231(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola is the Chief Justice of Nigeria. “While I hope that the submission will be considered…

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