Abuja Court to hear suit on President Buhari’s re-election on Jan 21

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday fixed January 21, 2019 tohear a suit seeking to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the 2019 general elections. Three plaintiffs namely, Mr. Kalu Agu, Labaran Ismail and HassyEl-Kuris, had filed the suit alleging that the president lied in hisform CF 001 submitted to the Independent National […]

Buhari meets govs over proposed N30,000 minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the state governors’ representatives under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) over the lingering minimum wage saga with a view to finally agreeing on the national minimum wage issue. The details of the parley in which some governors, including the Governors of Zamfara, Lagos, Kaduna and […]

We are committed to national minimum wage implementation– Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage that recommended N30,000 as the new minimum wage and expressed his commitment to having a new National Minimum Wage Bill passed into law soon. The President said that based on the argument of the government team […]

Buhari blames past govts on poor airports’ facilities

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday blamed past governments for the near-neglect of the nation’s airports’ infrastructue, lamenting that they did little to increase passenger handling capacity or airport terminals since early 1980s. The President expressed this view in his remarks at the inauguration of the Port Harcourt International Airport new terminal in Omagwa, Rivers State. […]

Buhari seeks Senate’s approval for $2.786bn Eurobond

The Senate confirmed on Tuesday that it had received an Executive communication from President Muhammadu Buhari asking the National Assembly to approve a request for the issuance of $2.786 billion Eurobond for partial financing of the 2018 budget’s fiscal deficit. The Senators went into an Executive Session that lasted for 20 minutes after resuming from […]

Buhari nominates Olukoyede as EFCC secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate requesting that Mr Olanipekun Olukoyede be confirmed as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. In a letter dated September 10, 2018, which was addressed to Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Buhari asked that Olukoyede, who is currently the chief of staff to the acting chairman […]

President Buhari seeks global support to tackle Lake Chad, other crises

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called on international leaders to support current efforts targeted at mitigating the devastating socioeconomic impact of the Lake Chad crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa and those in other troubled regions globally. This is even as he canvassed a collaborative approach in tackling the multipronged challenges of terrorist attacks and migration-induced conflicts […]

FG seeks China’s support on Mambila project, seals $328mn pact

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday solicited the support of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, for the 3,050 Megawatts (Mw) capacity Mambila hydroelectric power project, located in Taraba State. This is even as the even as Nigeria and China signed $328 million agreement for Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase II (NICTIB II) project as […]

Buhari vetoes PIGB over reduced powers of President, Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the bill sent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) transmitted to him last month by the National Assembly. The President hinged his refusal to assent to the bill on the fact that the bill would substantially vitiate his power as the president and that of Minister of […]

We plan for maritime sector to take a lead – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the Nigerian maritime sector is being repositioned by the Federal Government to take a leading position as one of the viable alternate sources of revenue in growing the economy as part of its resolve to continuously diversify the Nigerian economy. The President, who was the Special Guest of Honour […]