Again Sagay tackles lawmakers, calls them ”blood sucking locusts”

Again Sagay tackles lawmakers, calls them ”blood sucking locusts” The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Itse Sagay, has described the Nigerian Senate as “a merciless and ruthless organisation” with no value. Mr. Sagay who also added that the lawmakers behaved ”like locusts” said this on the sidelines of the Hallmarks of Labour Foundation Reunion Symposium held at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday. Mr. Sagay, a Professor of Law, has in recent times lambasted Nigerian federal legislators over the allowances enjoyed…

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Buhari’s cabinet needs fresh blood – Lawyer

A Suleja based lawyer, Mr Umar Musa, on Tuesday advised President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet to ensure efficiency and qualitative service delivery to Nigerians. Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Suleja that bringing people with fresh ideas into the federal executive council would serve as catalyst for development of the country. “The desired development Nigerians have been clamouring for will only be reality if new hands are brought in to assist Mr President in providing good democratic governance.’’ He explained that there are several Nigerians…

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President Muhammadu Buhari hosts Ghanaian President in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Ghanaian President, who is on an official visit to Nigeria, arrived the Presidential Villa at about 3.28p.m. The closed door meeting was holding at the new Banquet Hall in the State House as at the time of filing this report. The Ghanaian President was received by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo when he visited the country on Aug. 1 to deliver a lecture…

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Buhari decries handling of Paris Club refund by Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with members of the National Council of traditional rulers and decried the way the Paris Club Refund was spent by some state governors. The Federal government had on May 4 released details of the second tranche of Paris Club refund to States totalling N243. 795 billion. The refund is in respect of over-deductions on Paris Club, London Club Loans and Multilateral debts between 1995-2002. The President, who met with the traditional rulers at the new Banquet hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja frowned at the inability…

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Breaking News: Buhari extends vacation

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly informing it of his desire to extend his vacation. President Buhari who left Nigeria on 19 January was scheduled to return today and resume work tomorrow. But in a statement by Femi Adesina, the special adviser on the media, the president said he would be prolonging the leave to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors. Adesina did not indicate when the vacation will now end. According to Adesina, the President had planned to…

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Association urges Buhari to sign CISON Bill into law

The Nigerian Statistical Association (NSA) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, to sign the Chartered Institute of Statisticians of Nigeria (CISON) Bill into law. The bill has been passed by the National Assembly for more than two years but has not been signed by the President. The National Secretary of NSA, Dr Olatunji Arowolo, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. Arowolo spoke on the sideline of a three-day maiden edition of International Statistical Conference, organised by NSA. He said…

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Nigerians must feel impact of exiting recession, says Buhari

“Until coming out of recession translates into meaningful improvement in people’s lives, our work cannot be said to be done.’’With these words yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that despite the claim by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the country has exited recession, the real impact would be better felt when ordinary Nigerians experience a change in their living conditions. Ordinary Nigerians cannot see an end to the recession as long as the prices of food items are still high. Buhari, who spoke in his country home in Daura,…

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Buhari back from Sallah break, resumes duty

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday resumed official duties at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after Sallah break at his country home, Daura in Katsina State. While in Daura, the President performed the Eid prayers along with thousands of Muslims at the Eid ground on Friday. The President on Monday received associations of farmers, businessmen, youths, elders and politicians from Katsina State, where he assured them of his continuous commitment to serve the nation. He attributed his recent convalescence to divine act of almighty God. Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State also…

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Buhari is going for the second term, APC begins campaign

All Progressive Congress (APC) Ebonyi chapter, on Monday in Abakaliki held a rally to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s return from medical vacation, as well as drum support for his second term in 2019. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rally created heavy human and vehicular traffic long Afikpo and old Enugu roads, among others. Acting state APC Chairman, Mr Eze Nwachukwu, who addressed the rally, commended party faithful and other teeming supporters of APC for turning out in their large numbers for the rally. “We thank God…

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News on Buhari’s trip to U.S. is fake – Minister Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the news being circulated via a parody Twitter account and an old NTA news video that President Muhammadu Buhari is travelling or has travelled to the U.S. is fake. In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, the minister urged Nigerians to disregard the news. The statement was signed by the Special Adviser to the minister, Mr Segun Adeyemi. The minister said one of the numerous parody Twitter accounts in his name — “@MohammedLai”, was used to disseminate the fake…

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