Buhari’s ‘DEEL’ with Nigerian youth

November 26, 2021 Femi Adesina 0

What’s the deal for youths in the country, particularly from the Muhammadu Buhari administration? That is a question that often comes from different quarters. Well, the deal for the largest demographic composition, representing about 65% of our population, has been encapsulated under the acronym DEEL. And it’s a big deal, standing for Digital Skill Acquisition, Employability, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. Unfolding Read More

PIA: Buhari lauds implementation, tasks regulators to offer their best

November 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged regulators in the petroleum industry to do what is best for Nigeria, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, said Tuesday. The minister stated this in an interview with State House correspondents, saying that the president also expressed satisfaction with the level of implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) 2021. ”The president Read More

Buhari salutes Goodluck Jonathan at 64

November 17, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on his 64th birthday anniversary, November 17, 2021. The President congratulated Jonathan for serving the country, and working for the peace and advancement of democracy on the African continent. The President said Jonathan continues to expand the boundaries of leadership, teaching many in the country the power of Read More

Citizens thumb up FG on e-Naira

November 12, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

…Initiative can increase GDP by $29bn in 10 yrs – Buhari …It’ll advance payment boundaries – Emefiele …CBDC will deepen financial inclusion, boost intra-African trades – Expert ..Lessens cost of printing the Naira – Economist ‘…Citizens need massive enlightenment’ The launch of the e-Naira by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, last week, has sent the signal that the Central Bank of Read More

Gas remains top priority for Nigeria – Buhari

November 12, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Paris, France, assured investors that investment in gas remains a top priority for the country, considering the huge benefits in terms of returns and utility. Receiving the Chief Executive Officer of Total, Patrick Pouyanne, President Buhari noted that Nigeria had made huge investments in gas, and will continue to create enabling opportunities for expansion, while Read More

For investors, Nigeria is where to be

November 11, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Speaking to his influential audience in faraway Paris, France, President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, did not say anything but the truth about Nigeria and its potentials. Talking with an air of confidence and, boastfully too, the President said that the outlook on the Nigerian economy had always been and remains bright.And, now, with sustained investments in infrastructure, particularly ICT, that Read More

Let’s cooperate with President Buhari to revive Ajaokuta steel – Osike

November 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

As everything is being done to resuscitate the ailing Ajaokuta Steel Company, a community leader/rights activist based in Lokoja, Chief Haruna Ahmed Osike in an interview with SALIHU OYIBO is of the views that Nigerians should pray for President Muhammadu Buhari to enable him complete the integrated iron and steel complex for the benefits of all. Ajaokuta Steel Company has Read More

Buhari salutes Mamman Daura at 82

November 10, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Malam Mamman Daura as he marked his 82nd birthday on November 10, 2021. In a message to his uncle and close associate, President Buhari says no one deserves a happier birthday than Malam Daura, describing him “as a complete gentleman widely respected for his scholarly pursuits and rich intellect, famous for his master strokes. “May Read More

Nigeria spends $2.2bn on wheat importation – Buhari

November 9, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday charged Nigerian farmers to embrace wheat farming with the aim of putting a stop to importing products that gulps over 2 billion dollars annually. The president made the charge at the flag off of the first ever rain- fed commercial wheat cultivation in the country at the Wheat Seed Multiplication Farm in Kwall, Bassa LGA of Read More

NITEL/MTEL pensioners appeal to Buhari over 7- month arrears

November 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Pensioners of the defunct Nigeria Telecommunications Limited (NITEL/MTEL) have written President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to intervene in ensuring compliance with his directive that they be paid the 77 months’ pension arrears owed them. The NITEL/MTEL pensioners in the letter signed by the group’s leader, Mr Kunle Ojo, noted that while most of their counterparts in other privatised government agencies Read More

Desertification: Zamfara to plant 1m trees

November 7, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

In an attempt to fight desertification and soil erosion in the state, Zamfara state governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said his administration in collaboration with Nigeria’s Great Green Wall will soon plant one million arable trees. The director general public enlightenment media and communications Yusuf Idris has said in a statement Sunday. He explained that the governor made the pronouncement on Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

How I reconciled Buhari, Babangida in 2005, says ex-Abia gov Kalu

November 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has disclosed that he organised a meeting in his Igbere country home in Abia state in 2005 to reconcile President Muhammadu Buhari and former Military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida. He also said he seized the occasion to host the late Dim Odimegwu Ojukwu and the late Dr. Alex Ekwueme. The former Read More

Uncertainty, fears as Anambra votes amid security troubles

…Over 34,000 officers, 3 copters, others to secure lives, ballot … Ensure every single vote counts, INEC boss orders staff …Voter apathy ominous – Mohammed …Victory ours, APC, PDP, APGA boast …IPC establishes special journalists’ safety monitoring, alert desk Today, the people of Anambra state will elect one of the 18 candidates as governor. This is despite the security challenges that Read More

Bauch gov Bala thumbs up Buhari on housing scheme

November 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting Family Homes Limited to initiate housing projects geared towards addressing the housing deficit across the country. The governor gave the commendation when board members of the Family Homes Limited paid him a condolence visit over the death of his mother-in-law, Hajiya Fatima Aliyu Usman, at Ramat House, Read More

Still on vandalism of critical assets

November 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Critical national assets are under threat of vandalism from criminals who are bent on running the government aground. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece takes a probing look at the scenario. Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari, worried by the activities of vandals especially in the Niger Delta region, expressed concerns over the attacks on national assets like pipelines and other oil installations; a Read More

2022 budget proposal: Whither UBEC, education sector?

November 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

PAUL OKAH, in this piece, writes on the N1.29 trillion allocation to the education sector in the 2022 budget proposal by President Muhammadu Buhari. On October 7, this year, President Muhammadu Buhari presented a N16.39 trillion 2022 budget proposal to the joint session of the National Assembly and it presently has passed the second reading in the Senate. Some state Read More

2023: Buhari’s kinsmen urge Yahaya Bello to contest for president

November 4, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A delegation from Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown in Katsina state, has lauded the Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello for his unalloyed support of the president. The group of tradition and political stakeholders from Daura paid a courtesy visit to the governor in Lokoja on Thursday. Speaking through their spokesperson, Engineer Mato Daura, the delegation said Governor Bello’s love for Read More

Uproar as medical, property firms are awarded cargo tracking contracts

November 4, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Controversies are trailing the move to award the International Cargo Tracking Note (ICTN), contract to a healthcare company, MedTech Scientific Limited, in partnership with Rozi International Nigeria Limited, a property development company by the ministry of transportation. The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), has denounced the move and described the process as embarrassing and illegal adding that the contract was Read More

Maritime security: Navy signs contract for purchase of two warships

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Navy (NN), Wednesday, signed a contract with a Turkish company, Messrs Dearsan Shipyard Limited for the purchase of 2 brand new offshore patrol vessels. A statement by naval spokesperson Commodore Suleman Dahun on Wednesday, said the 2 vessels are expected to be completed within 37 months. Speaking at the ceremony, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

Buhari reveals how much Nigeria needs to bridge infrastructure gap in 10 years

November 3, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said $1.5 trillion is the cumulative estimated amount needed by Nigeria over a ten-year period to achieve an appreciable level of the National Infrastructure Stock. The President said this Tuesday in Glasgow at a COP26 high-level side event on improving global infrastructure hosted by President Joe Biden of the United States, EU Commission President, Von Der Leyen Read More