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Buhari meets Kachikwu over alleged NNPC fraud

October 5, 2017 Administrator 0

The meeting between the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, and President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled for Friday and not today (Thursday) as earlier reported. A presidency source had earlier told PREMIUM TIMES of the meeting; however a review of the president’s official schedule shows the meeting is set for Friday at 11 a.m. The meeting is coming three Read More

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Kachikwu saddened by leakage of memo to Buhari as Senate probes allegations  

October 4, 2017 Administrator 0

  Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, says it is distressing that the letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari was leaked. In the letter, which was circulated on social media on Tuesday, Kachikwu notified the president of the alleged insubordination of Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He said he was Read More

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Buhari’s Independence Day speech, usual empty tirade – PDP

October 3, 2017 Administrator 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that nearly three years into its administration, the All Progressives Congress (APC),  has continued with “deceit, blame game and display of lack of vision in actualization of its  bogus campaign promises for good governance.” The National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye in a statement reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s October 1, Independent Day Read More

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We ‘ve squandered our luck as a nation –Buhari

October 1, 2017 Administrator 0

Being text of national broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of the 57th Independence Anniversary on October 1st, 2017.     My dear Nigerians, October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires — freedom. Over the years, the country has gone through trials and tribulations, Read More

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Buhari is too slow – Obasanjo

September 29, 2017 Administrator 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised the slow pace at which the present administration of Muhammadu Buhari is taking to fulfill its promises to Nigerians. The former president said this in an interview with African Arguments magazine, and stressed that President Buhari had not done enough for Nigerians especially in employment creation for the youth. ”All youth in Nigeria have Read More

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Breaking: President Buhari returns to Nigeria

September 25, 2017 Administrator 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Nigeria, after a stopover in London, where he had gone for a medical appointment. Recall that Buhari left for London from New York, where he attended the United Nation (UN) General Assembly last week. The President’s aircraft touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja a while ago.

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Atiku backs Buhari on Lake Chad, minorities’ rights 

September 20, 2017 Administrator 0

Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Atiku Abubakar has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on what he described as a “successful outing” at the 72nd Session of United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday the 19th of September, 2017. Atiku also aligned with the President’s message of gratitude to the international community for their Read More

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Buhari approves proscription of IPOB

September 20, 2017 Administrator 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the process for proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed, has said. The minister said this while addressing State House correspondents on the activities of the organisation in Abuja. “For those who are fixated with legality, I have good news for them: President Muhammadu Buhari has Read More

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Buhari commends Jordan over military hardware donation

September 20, 2017 Administrator 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for its support to Nigeria’s campaign against terrorism and insurgency with the donation of military hardware and pledge to further supply helicopters. Speaking Wednesday in New York during a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II shortly after his address to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Read More

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How Buhari, APC encouraged restiveness nationwide- ADP 

September 18, 2017 Administrator 0

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has said that the leadership style of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) is responsible for most of the ongoing agitations in the country. The party, however, commended the steps taken by the South-east governors to arrest the breakdown of law and order in the zone due to activities of Read More

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Buhari meets 3 governors before New York trip 

September 18, 2017 Administrator 0

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday had a close-door meeting with Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Sokoto state at the Presidential Villa in Abuja before departing for New York, USA. Details of the meeting were not made available to journalists as at press time. But Presidency sources said the Read More

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Breaking : APC grills Aisha Alhassan, asks her to resign over comments

September 14, 2017 Administrator 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has subjected the Women Affairs Minister, Hajia Aisha Alhassan over 2 hours interrogation after which it has asked her to resign her position over comments allegedly showing disloyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari. The minister had declared that she would support former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar even if President Muhammadu Buhari declares to contest in 2019. Read More

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Aisha Alhassan attends FEC meeting despite outburst against Buhari

September 13, 2017 Administrator 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Jummai Alhassan, is currently attending the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.  The meeting is being chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. The minister arrived Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa at 10:45am for the meeting which often begins at 11:00am. Alhassan had in an interview with the BBC Hausa service aired on Wednesday disclosed that she would support former Read More

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Buhari’s ill-health worried us, Ghana president say at Aso Rock visit

September 12, 2017 Administrator 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday had a close-door meeting with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The Ghanaian President, who is on an official visit to Nigeria, arrived the Presidential Villa at about 3.28pm. Akufo-Addo was received by the President in company of Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and other top government functionaries.  Speaking to State House Read More

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Breaking: Buhari in Kaduna, commissions Nigeria’s largest integrated farm

September 12, 2017 Administrator 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, September 12, joined Governor Nasir El-Rufai to commission Nigeria’s largest integrated animal feed mills, breeding farms and hatchery in Kaduna state. The OLAM farms has a storage facility of 50,000 metric tonnes estimated to sell 72,000,000 eggs and 52,600,000 day old chicks. The $150million project will employ 8,000 Nigerians through direct and indirect labor and Read More

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I would have ran away if economy worsened – Buhari

September 11, 2017 Administrator 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari Monday expressed thanks to God for improved rainy season resulting in good harvest, saying he would have gone on exile if it was the other way round. The President said this in Abuja when he received members of the National Council of Traditional Rulers led by the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III at the Read More

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2019: Beware of El-rufai, APC chieftain cautions Buhari

September 9, 2017 Administrator 0

…Says limiting Buhari to a cabal deservice to Nigerians A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has cautioned the Presidency not to fall to the antics of Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state, saying the later has record of betraying all his benefactors. Frank also warned that the claim by the governor of a “Buharist’s Read More

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Sidelined allegation: Atiku lied – APC 

September 8, 2017 Administrator 0

…Urges Women Minister to ‘urgently’ resign The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar of telling lies and ditching out ‘misleading’ statements about the party, asking him to stop. The party also came down hard on the Minister for Women Affairs, Haj. Aisha Alhassan, urging her to to do the needful and resign from the Read More

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APC governors, ministers unite behind Buhari 2019

September 8, 2017 Administrator 0

…El-Rufai reveals Alhassan never a ‘Buharist’ Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has said that governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and many ministers want President Muhammadu Buhari to seek reelection in 2019. Speaking to State House correspondents after a close-door meeting with the President in Abuja on Friday, El-Rufa’i said the governors and ministers Read More

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2019: I don’t care if Buhari sacks me over Atiku  – Aisha Alhassan 

September 7, 2017 Administrator 0

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, said Thursday that it was wrong for people to attack her for declaring support for the 2019 presidential ambition of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.  Speaking to State House correspondents in Abuja, the minister said she stood by her remarks on the former Vice President.  She said she doesn’t care if Read More

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No alternative to Buhari in 2019, APC chieftain insists

September 7, 2017 Administrator 0

… Says Aisha’s comment unfair to President  Meanwhile, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the party’s 2015 Senatorial candidate in Bayelsa State Hon. Preye Aganaba, has said that his party has no choice for now than to re-present President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians in 2019 general elections.   Aganaba while commenting on the reports credited to Read More

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2019: Atiku group lauds Aisha Alhassan for loyalty

September 7, 2017 Administrator 0

A group loyal to the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on the aegis of Atiku Youth Association (AYA), has commended the Minister for Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan for publicly voicing her support for the ex-Vice President as regarding his presidential ambition in 2019. In a statement released Thursday in Abuja and signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Joseph Odey, the Read More

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Buhari, Aisha return to Abuja after 4days in Daura

September 6, 2017 Administrator 0

The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha Buhari has returned to Abuja, the seat of power after spending the Sallah break in Daura, Katsina State. The President who spent four days in Daura his native town, was reported to have  marked the Eid Il Kabir celebration with his wife, children and other members Read More