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We decided to work with Buhari because fight between Legislature and Executive does not help anyone - Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said that the 9th National Assembly decided to work in harmony with the Executive to enhance productivity in governance.

Lawan stated this in Abuja a...

Osinbajo takes charge of fourth consecutive FEC meeting in absence of Buhari

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

This is the fourth consecutive FEC meeting Osinb...

Vibration on Third Mainland Bridge normal, part of its design says FG

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Adedamola Kuti on Tuesday night said that contrary to misleading media reports, “the Eko Bridge is open and not closed.’’

Kuti ...

Stop harassing young Nigerians on the streets, Buhari warns Police

President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force against harassing young people in their bid to arrest `yahoo criminals.’

Buhari handed down this wa...

New Minimum Wage is a matter for states to discuss with their workers, says NGF

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), said that the consequential increments in the implementation of the N30,000 Minimum Wage Law would depend on the capacity of each State Government.
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Buratai redeploys 9 Generals in Nigerian Army, okays fresh postings

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has approved the redeployment and appointment of five Major Generals and four Brigadier Generals to new formations nationwide.

The Acting Director,...

We will protect Nigerians at home and everywhere around the world, Buhari vows

President Muhammadu Buhari said the life of every Nigerian, in every part of the world matters, promising to stretch government’s reach and capacity in protecting all Nigerians, not minding t...

We are eternally grateful to Russia, says Buhari

Oct 25, 2019 | The Newsroom | Count: 83
We are eternally grateful to Russia, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said fresh energy will be injected into Nigeria-Russia relations to bolster an age-long relationship that has been mutually rewarding and promising.

Presidentia...

Buhari returns home after Russia – Africa Summit in Sochi

Oct 25, 2019 | The Newsroom | Count: 51
Buhari returns home after Russia – Africa Summit in Sochi

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after actively participating in the three-day Russia – Africa Summit held in Sochi, Russia, with about 40 Heads of State and Governments in at...

Court orders return to status quo as PSC staff protest recruitment of 10, 000 Policemen by IGP

Staff of the Police Service Commission (PSC), on Wednesday, staged a protest at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over the alleged recruitment of 10, 000 Officers by the Inspector General of Police, M...

Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy gets FEC's approval

The Federal Executive Council(FEC) on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

Isa Pantami, Min...

New Minimum Wage: FEC gives deadline for payment of arrears

Oct 23, 2019 | The Newsroom | Count: 36
New Minimum Wage: FEC gives deadline for payment of arrears

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the payment of arrears of the New Minimum Wage as agreed upon by the Organised Labour and the Federa...

FG using recovered Abacha loot to uplift poor and vulnerable Nigerians, says Presidency

The Presidency said the Federal Government is judiciously using the recovered ‘Abacha loot’ and World Bank credit to address the plight of poor and vulnerable Nigerians.

Marya...

There is no shut out of journalists from what we do, says Senate President

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, on Monday said it was share misrepresentation of fact to say that journalists were not allowed to cover the Budget defence sessions going on at the Nationa...

Buhari jets out to Sochi for Russia-Africa Summit

Oct 21, 2019 | The Newsroom | Count: 66
Buhari jets out to Sochi for Russia-Africa Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday departed Abuja for Sochi, Russia to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit holding from October 23 to October25.

Before leaving the Presidential Vill...

 Senate rejects Akpabio's Budget, says abandoned projects everywhere in Niger Delta

The Senate Committee on Niger Delta on Monday, rejected the 2020 Capital Budget of N23 billion for the  Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs due to uncompleted projects in the Region.

Cha...

Your visionary leadership style, wisdom, discipline kept Nigeria as one, Buhari tells Gowon at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Yakubu Gowon on his 85th birth, October 19, describing him as a living legend and symbol of national unity.

President Buhari, in a statement b...

Only 620,947 not 6.6m poor and vulnerable benefiting from SIP, says Presidency

Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, said 620, 947 poor and vulnerable Nigerians are benefiting from the National Cash Transfer initiative.

Uwais, in a st...

Buhari reads riot act to States, Communities over allocation of Federal projects

President Muhammadu Buhari said henceforth, the Federal Government may be forced to re-allocate projects elsewhere, if any State Government or Community creates unnecessary impediments in the alloc...

Nigeria's security challenges will soon come to an end, says Chief of Defence Staff

Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff, on Saturday tasked Nigerian Army to uphold the virtues of selfless service and professionalism to meet contemporary security challenges.

He gav...

New Minimum Wage: FG, Labour finally agree on consequential adjustments

After three days of negotiations by the Federal Government and Organised Labour on the Consequential Adjustments of the implementation of the New Minimum Wage of N30,000, both parties have finally ...

Drug Abuse: Buhari receives report of Marwa’s Presidential Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received the report of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Advisory Committee,...

Buhari, Governors of oil producing states meet over developments in Niger Delta

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, had a closed-door meeting with Governors of the nine oil producing states.

The nine oil producing states are River...

Allocation to Defence in 2020 Budget proposal grossly inadequate, Ndume laments

The Chairman Senate Committee, Army, Ali Ndume on Thursday said the National Assembly will adjust the Defence Budget to meet current security challenges in the country.

Ndume said in an i...

We want to make money but we are constrained, says Minister

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Lai Mohammed on Thursday said that government-owned media organisations were operating under lots of constraints due to lack of proper funding....

Boko Haram terrorists have been substantially defeated, Buhari insists

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated the 2020 Emblem Appeal Launch for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration with a donation of N10 million on behalf of the Federal Government...

Power of God beyond weapons, we need more prayers to defeat insurgents - Senate President

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday said that Nigeria would need prayers to overcome its current challenges.

Special Adviser (Media) to the President of the Senate, Ola Awon...

New Minimum Wage: FG, Labour yet to agree on consequential adjustments

Hours into the midnight deadline for industrial action over the Minimum Wage agreement between Labour and the Federal Government, both sides have not reached a concensus.

Labour had resor...

Nigerian Air Force wings first female fighter pilot, helicopter pilot, Air Warrant Officer

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday in Abuja winged its first female fighter pilot, first female helicopter pilot and first female Air Warrant Officer.

The first female fighter (comba...

Achievements recorded in war against insecurity underreported, says Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said the progress recorded in combating banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping, especially in the North West Zone, is under-reported.

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North-West Governors beg FG for money to cushion effects of banditry

Katsina Governor, Aminu Masari has called on the Federal Government to provide funds to resettle victims of armed banditry and cattle rustling in Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states.

He st...

Allegation of plot to manipulate Presidential Election Appeal Panel malicious - Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has dismissed allegation levelled against it by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) of a plot to manipulate selection of Justices for the Presidential Election A...

Only a diabolic Governor would steal public funds, says Sule

Oct 13, 2019 | The Newsroom | Count: 45
Only a diabolic Governor would steal public funds, says Sule

Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Sule said any person elected as governor of a state has no justification to steal public funds.

Sule stated this during the closing ceremony of the 23rd Natio...

Ngige's statement over implementation of New Minimum Wage unfortunate - Esele

Former President of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Peter Esele said the Federal Government has a responsibility to respect the terms of agreement reached with the organised labour on the new minimum w...

We want our own Ministry, Military retirees cry out

Oct 13, 2019 | The Newsroom | Count: 65
We want our own Ministry, Military retirees cry out

Nigerian Military retirees have urged the Federal Government to upgrade the Veterans Affairs Division in the Ministry of Defence to a full fledge Ministry to cater for their welfare.

The ...

Some elite won’t trust you, you will be alienated, Buhari tells anti-corruption Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari said he will beam a searchlight on cost of governance, and weed out possible corruption that exists anywhere.

The President stated this when he granted audience...

Jonathan declines comment after 15 minutes talk with Buhari

Oct 11, 2019 | The Newsroom | Count: 64
Jonathan declines comment after 15 minutes talk with Buhari

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday declined comment on the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The agenda of the meeting b...

Reps honour teacher, say allocation for Education in 2020 Budget too poor

The House of Representatives said that the 20 percent budgetary allocation for education in the 2020 Appropriation was poor.

This followed a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Babaji...

Release funds to the Judiciary at the right time, CJN tells Executive

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Tanko Muhammad, said the Supreme Court of Nigeria is prepared to keep the country together as one indivisible entity through effective and efficient just...

Hunger battered Boko Haram members surrender to Nigerian Army troops in Borno

The Nigerian Army has announced the surrender of five Boko Haram terrorists to troops of 3 Battalion stationed in Gamboru Ngala and Dikwa Local Government Areas of Borno.

The Nigerian Arm...

Buhari unveils N10.33trn 2020 Budget proposal before NASS

Oct 08, 2019 | The Newsroom | Count: 59
Buhari unveils N10.33trn 2020 Budget proposal before NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari accompanied by members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Tuesday presented the 2020 Budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly (NASS).

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For your record: I have a cold as a result of hardwork to meet your deadline, Buhari tells lawmakers

2020 BUDGET SPEECH:

Budget of Sustaining Growth and Job Creation

 

Delivered By:

There are significant flaws in passage, implementation of our Budgets - Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila said that the 9th National Assembly will improve on “past imperfections” of annual National Budgets to “leave a legacy o...

Governors afraid of organising flamboyant parties because of EFCC’s eagle eyes - Magu

Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has alleged that some State Governors are afraid of organising flamboyant parties because of the Commission’s eagle ...

Buhari takes charge as extraordinary FEC meeting deliberates on 2020 Budget proposal

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday presided over an extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting, which started at about 12.05 p.m...

Buhari to lay 2020 Budget proposals before a joint session of NASS Tuesday

The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari is set to present the 2020 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly (NASS) on Tuesday.

The Special Adviser to the Pres...

Use the position of Senior Advocate with great humility and caution, Adegboruwa tells top lawyers

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa on Sunday called on senior lawyers to be front liners in the preservation of the rule of law and the justice system in the Nigerian Judiciary.

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Buhari, Osinbajo, Gowon, other dignitaries mark Nigeria's Independence Anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari joined hundreds of dignitaries to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.

The event w...

Xenophobia: Buhari visits South Africa Wednesday, says Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Wednesday for a three-day state visit to the Republic of South Africa, following an invitation by President Cyril Ramaphosa, to discuss the welfare o...

Xenophobia: We are sorry, South Africa begs Nigeria

Sep 16, 2019 | The Newsroom | Count: 93
Xenophobia: We are sorry, South Africa begs Nigeria

South African Government on Monday formally apologised to Nigerians and the Nigerian Government over recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals including Nigerians in that country.

Pr...

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