Buhari presents APC flags to Ayade, Matawalle

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received the Governors of Cross River and Zamfara States, Ben Ayade and Bello Matawalle, respectively, who recently left the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress, (APC), congratulating them for having the courage to leave their “constituencies”. The APC new entrants were accompanied to the event by the Chairman Caretaker Committee of the Party and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, Kebbi State governor, Atiku Bagudu, who is Chairman of Progressives Governors Forum, and Governor Muhammed Badaru Abubakar, of Jigawa State. According to a…

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Insurgency: “We have sent many bandits to God to answer for their crimes” – Army Chief assures Buhari

Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya, has stated that Nigerian troops will continue to eliminate bandits and other criminals undermining national security. Yahaya, while addressing journalists after he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General yesterday, said many of those disturbing the peace “have been sent to God to go and answer for their crimes”. The decoration of the Army chief took place in a short ceremony before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari was assisted in decorating…

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Nigeria steadily moving towards self-sufficiency in food production under Buhari -APC Group

By Godwin Amunde A group within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is moving Nigeria steadily towards self-sufficiency in food production in a way that has never been witnessed since independence.  The group operating under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign, stated this in a statement jointly signed Wednesday in Abuja by the APC National Youth Leader, Ismaeel Ahmed; former APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu; Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum, PGF, Salihu Lukman, and a presidential media aide, Tolu Ogunlesi. The group commended the administration of…

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“Hold Nigerians for Nigeria’s problems” – Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the problem of the country is Nigerians and not ethnicity or religion. The president stated this while receiving members of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo (MBO) dynamic support group. The group had visited the state house, Abuja, to present a compendium of five years achievements of the present administration. The president was said to have made references to his “struggles to get justice at the courts” after disputed results of presidential elections in 2003, 2007, and 2011. Buhari noted that the people who ruled against him…

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Buhari pushes for Amina Mohammed to become UN Chief

President Muhammadu Buhari is pushing for the Nigerian Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, (UN), Amina Mohammed, to become its next Secretary-General. Buhari, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, made his aim known at a symposium organised by the Center for Public Research and Development in honour of Mohammed’s 60th birthday. The president noted that the Deputy UN Secretary-General deserves to rise a step higher in the UN, based on her leadership ability and numerous achievements both at home and abroad.  Mohammed was recently reappointed to…

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‘APC is back to life’, Says Buhari

…Approves review of Party’s timetable, CECPC timeline President Muhammadu Buhari has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been revived, energised and repositioned for its national convention and future elections. The president stated this at a meeting with members of the National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), led by Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, in Abuja, yesterday. The president said the fortunes of the Party had been brightened by the re-organisation and reconciliation of members across the Party, saying “with the work done by the committee the party has bounced back…

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1994 African Cup Of Nations: FG allocates houses to Super Eagles squad

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the allocation of 3-bedroom houses to the Super Eagles squad that won the 1994 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia. The President’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, made the announcement in an issued statement yesterday. According to him, the approval followed a memo by Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. The President approved the allocations in the States of preference, noting that six players and three technical crews have received their houses already. The beneficiaries include Peter Rufai,…

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“Reduce data prices for Nigerians”, Buhari tasks MTN

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the MTN Group to make available top-of-the-range service to its Nigerian subscribers and at cheaper rates. The president made the call when he received in audience members of the Board of MTN Group, led by its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ralph Mupita, at the State House, Abuja, yesterday. Buhari, while congratulating the MTN Group President on his appointment said, “Nigeria is your most lucrative market in Africa, Asia and the Middle East as well as the source of a third of the income of…

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Buhari departs Nigeria today to attend ECOWAS mid-year summit in Accra

President Muhammadu Buhari will today, Saturday, depart Abuja to participate in the 59th Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government, in Accra, Ghana. According to a statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, yesterday, President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Finance, Budget and…

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