• Reduce the cost of governance by selling four more Presidential Aircrafts, Ozekhome urges Buhari

    Reduce the cost of governance by selling four more Presidential Aircrafts, Ozekhome urges Buhari

    Constitutional Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, Thursday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to further reduce the cost of governance by selling four more Presidential Aircrafts from the remaining nine in the presidential fleet.

    He said it was good that President Buhari handed over two of the Aircrafts to the Nation’s Airforce considering the huge cost of maintaining them, lamenting that the country spends over a billion naira monthly to maintain the Presidential fleet.

    The activist made the remarks while delivering […]

  • President Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Robert de Niro, Diana Ross and More

    President Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Robert de Niro, Diana Ross and More

    Basketball star, Michael Jordan, actor Robert De Niro and music legend, Bruce Springsteen, were among the 21 people honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by outing President Barack Obama.

    During a ceremony at the White House, President Obama gave out the awards which is the nation’s highest civilian honour – for his last time to a diverse group of sports stars, scientists, artistes and philanthropists. “Everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful personal way,” Obama said.

    “It’s […]

  • Atiku is our presidential candidate for 2019 – Adamawa government

    Atiku is our presidential candidate for 2019 – Adamawa government

    Adamawa State government has declared support for the presidential ambition of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
    Atiku, the Turakin Adawama, clocks 70 years in two weeks.

    Abba Jimeta, Chief of staff to Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, said this at the flag-off of the construction of Girei-Wuro Bokki road by Governor Muhammad Jibrilla yesterday.

    He said all elected and appointed officials in the state would work for Atiku as soon as he declares his intention to contest.

    “The entire Adamawa state government is firmly behind […]

  • Buhari hands over Presidential Lodge to Lagos government

    Buhari hands over Presidential Lodge to Lagos government

    President Muhammadu Buhari has handed over the Presidential Lodge at Marina to the Lagos State government.

    Mr. Buhari’s gesture followed a request by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to have the lodge released to the Lagos State Government in its bid to transform the Marina-Onikan axis into a world-class arts and tourism hub.

    The president’s approval was communicated in a letter signed by his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, to Mr. Ambode.

    In a statement on Sunday signed by Lagos State’s Commissioner for Information and […]

  • Reps to probe presidential panel on arms procurement

    Reps to probe presidential panel on arms procurement

    It was gathered that the House of Representatives has mandated its committee on National Security and Intelligence to investigate a committee set up by the Presidency and Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) on arms procurement.

    The resolution followed a motion under matter of urgent public importance by Rep. Chris Azibogu (PDP-Anambra), which was unanimously adopted by members through a voice vote.

    Moving the motion, the legislator said that the committee, set up by the Presidency on Aug. 31, 2015, had […]

  • Sell six more presidential aircraft – Ozekhome advises Buhari

    Sell six more presidential aircraft – Ozekhome advises Buhari

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to dispose of six out of the remaining nine aircraft in the presidential fleet.

    The lawyer said handing over two out of 11 aircraft in the fleet was not enough, saying nine airplanes were still too many to be maintained with the dwindling resources accruing to Nigeria.

    He said this in an interview in Ido Osun, Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State, after he was conferred with the […]

  • FG expects N20bn from sale of presidential jets

    FG expects N20bn from sale of presidential jets

    Not less than N20 billion (about $50 million) is expected by the Federal Government from the sale of two out of the 10 airplanes in the presidential fleet.

    The figure, according to sources, is based on “the current market value” of Falcon 7X and Hawker 4000, as well as their year of entry into service (still recent) and the short distance they have travelled till date.

    Aviation experts corroborated the valuation of the aircraft, with some telling the office of the National […]

  • President Buhari to hand over presidential jets to NAF

    President Buhari to hand over presidential jets to NAF

    Barring any last-minute change in plan, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday hand over some aircraft in the Presidential Air Fleet to the Nigerian Air Force, it has been gathered.

    A top Presidency source said on condition of anonymity that the handover ceremony would hold at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

    Although the source was not forthcoming on the number of aircraft to be handed over to NAF, it was learnt that at least two of such […]

  • Incarceration, failed presidential bids taught me lesson, says Buhari

    Incarceration, failed presidential bids taught me lesson, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said his three-and-half years’ incarceration, the nation’s civil war and his failed attempts to win presidential election, had taught him “an important lesson about social justice.”

    A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, quoted the President as saying this while receiving the Imam of the Mosque of the Holy Prophet in Medina, Sheikh Abdul-Muhsin Al-Qassimi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    Buhari said his administration would continue to promote unity and peaceful […]

  • Donald Trump accepts Republican presidential nomination

    Donald Trump accepts Republican presidential nomination

    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has officially accepted the Republican party presidential nomination, promising safety and security to Americans and suggesting the world they live in is more dangerous than ever before.

    Referencing recent attacks, he promised law and order would be restored as he addressed delegates and supporters in the US city of Cleveland for more than an hour.

    “The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20th 2017, safety will be […]

  • Former presidential aspirant and federal commissioner Alhaji Umaru Aliyu Shinkafi is dead.

    Former presidential aspirant and federal commissioner Alhaji Umaru Aliyu Shinkafi is dead.

    Alhaji Shinkafi died on Wednesday in London at about 4:07 pm Nigerian time.

    A top source who spoke in confidence said the late Marafan Sokoto had initially received treatment at both St. Nicholas Hospital and Reddington Hospital, Ikeja in Lagos before he was flown abroad in January after a health relapse.

    “We lost Shinkafi in London at about 4pm where he was flown to in January with some members of his immediate family and three medical doctors. In the last six months, […]