• President Buhari Congratulates Super Falcons For Winning AWCON

    President Buhari Congratulates Super Falcons For Winning AWCON

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Falcons on their victory over the senior female football team of Cameroon on Saturday in the final game of the Africa Women Cup of Nations in Yaounde.

    The President, who described the hard-earned victory over the Indomitable Lionesses as “very sweet and well-deserved”, particularly commended the Nigerian women for their “indomitable spirit, resilience and team work”, which spurred them to victory in spite of a vociferous home crowd.

    President Buhari noted that the Nigerian team […]

  • President Buhari Rejects Obasanjo’s Counsel Over $29.9bn Loans

    President Buhari Rejects Obasanjo’s Counsel Over $29.9bn Loans

    The Federal Government is pushing ahead with plans to secure $29.9billion loans in spite of scathing criticisms from ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

    It was learnt that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, to engage the ex-President on the facts-behind-the-figures in respect of the loans.

    The Finance Minister, who is said to be a “goddaughter” of the ex-President, may also get a feedback from Obasanjo to the government.

    According to investigation conducted by our correspondent, the Buhari administration has […]

  • Buhari congratulates Super Falcons for beating South Afrcia

    Buhari congratulates Super Falcons for beating South Afrcia

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Falcons, for qualifying for the final of this year’s African Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

    Florence Omagbemi’s ladies beat South Africa 1-0 in a tight contest on Tuesday in Limbe.

    Desire Oparanozie scored the winner in the second half of the match, via a heavily deflected free-kick.

    Buhari says Nigerians will be looking forward to the final against hosts Cameroon.

    “Our Super Falcons have made Nigeria proud again. The entire country looks forward to the […]

  • Buhari must seek the help of Uduaghan to solve pipelines bombing – Niger Delta elders

    Buhari must seek the help of Uduaghan to solve pipelines bombing – Niger Delta elders

    President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to seek the help of a former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, in resolving the problems of bombing of pipelines in the Niger Delta Region.

    The call comes at a time of increased bombing of oil facilities by Niger Delta militants.

    A group, the Niger-Delta Deliberators, made up of Niger-Delta professionals and community leaders, called on Buhari to seek the help of Uduaghan to arrest the spate of bombings of oil facilities.

    In a press […]

  • Zamfara killings: Buhari, Yari meet, FG hunts killers

    Zamfara killings: Buhari, Yari meet, FG hunts killers

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    The meeting centred on security situations in the state.

    About 40 persons were recently abducted by gunmen in Maru Local Government Area of the state.

    Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Yari disclosed that those abducted have been rescued and reunited with their families.

    He said: “As you are aware, some villages in Zamfara State have been under attacks […]

  • Oil Pipeline Saboteurs Are Not “Ordinary Nigerians”, says Buhari

    Oil Pipeline Saboteurs Are Not “Ordinary Nigerians”, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has observed that those blowing up oil installations in the Niger Delta region are not ordinary Nigerians.

    Buhari explained that the sophistication the vandals employed in blowing up oil pipelines was an indication that they were experts in the field.

    He stated this after his investiture as the Grand Patron of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering, NAE, led by its President, Joana Maduka, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.

    The President noted that a situation where vandals go deep […]

  • Ekweremadu kicks as Senate approves virement of N213bn

    Ekweremadu kicks as Senate approves virement of N213bn

    The Senate on Tuesday approved the virement of N213 billion as against the N180 billion requested by President Muhammadu Buhari to fund critical projects in the 2016 budget.

    In their wisdom, the Senators increased the amount to vire to N213 billion, following a presentation by chairman, senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje.

    He explained that during the interactions with the MDAs, the committee observed that there other critical areas that should be covered by the virement.

    The report of the committee shows […]

  • BREAKING: Senate Amends 2016 Budget; Approves N214bn Virement Fund For Buhari

    BREAKING: Senate Amends 2016 Budget; Approves N214bn Virement Fund For Buhari

    Contrary to opinions in some quarters that the Senate would not approve the N180bn request by President Muhammadu Buhari for the virement of funds appropriated in the 2016 Appropriation Act; the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday dazzled Nigerians by not only approving the said amount; but also increased the virement to the tune of N213,821,671,494.

    The Senate also approved additional request of N300m appropriated in the 2016 Budget under the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) for the construction of 132 KVA […]

  • Judges’ Arrest: Rev. Fr. Mbaka Commends Buhari Anti-Corruption

    Judges’ Arrest: Rev. Fr. Mbaka Commends Buhari Anti-Corruption

    Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka has hailed the arrest of some Judges in the country as a welcome development.

    The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Emene, Enugu, stated this at the Thanksgiving Mass to mark the Enugu State Judiciary 2016/2017 legal year at the Adoration Ground.

    Mbaka described the Judges’ arrest as a supernatural revolution, but insisted that not all Judges were corrupt.

    “The arrest of the judges is a supernatural brand new revolution that is going on in all dimensions, in all […]

  • Reforms will ease pensioners’ hardship, says Buhari

    Reforms will ease pensioners’ hardship, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured Nigerians that the present administration’s reforms will ensure that those who spent their productive years serving the nation will not experience difficulties in getting their pensions.

    According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke during a meeting he had with the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, Sharon Ikeazor, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    Buhari directed a speedy completion of the ongoing nationwide verification of pensioners.

    The […]

  • No rift with Tinubu, he is a priceless asset -Buhari

    No rift with Tinubu, he is a priceless asset -Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed rumours that he and the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership are at odds with party stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

    He described such rumours as unfounded and mischievous.

    A statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said the President was highly embarrassed by such “suggestions”.

    Buhari, he said, was in regular contact with Tinubu before, during and after the Ondo governorship election.

    He said suggestions that the President and the party machinery were working to […]