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Saraki wants Buhari to assent to PIB, other bills

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill(PIGB) and other bills critical to national development. Saraki said this in his opening remarks at the 2019 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari, the speech was however not delivered at the ceremony, but was made available to newsmen. He ...

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‘Suspend strike in national interest’,Buhari urges ASUU

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing industrial action in the interest of the country. President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the guests during the Democracy Day Lecture held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja The President gave the charge on Tuesday during the 3rd Convocation Ceremony of the Alex Ekwueme-Federal University, ...

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2019: Buhari’s veto on Electoral Act bad signal for electoral process-TMG

THE Transition Monitoring Group,TMG, a coalition of civil society organisations in Nigeria working on electoral issues, has expressed concerns over the refusal of assent by President, Muhammadu Buhari to the Electoral Amendment Bill. The group, in a statement, signed by its chairperson, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, and released to the media through its Head of Secretariat,Sola Babalola,warned that “this is capable ...

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Buhari tasks Universities on Nation Building

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, tasked Nigerian Universities to contribute in finding solutions to the myriad of challenges facing the country through innovations and research. Speaking at the 48th Convocation ceremony of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), the President also said that they should develop patriotic ideas by identifying with national cause and ensuring corporate discipline through management and accountability ...

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2019 elections not declaration of war, Buhari urges politicians

President Muhamadu Buhari has urged politicians not to see the 2019 general election as a declaration of war. Buhari said this while delivering his good will message at the swearing-in ceremony of Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola as Osun governor on Tuesday in Osogbo. The president was represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss ...

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UPP endorses Buhari as Presidential Candidate for 2019

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general election. It also said that it would deploy its ward, local council and national structures to aggressively campaign for Buhari’s victory beyond any iota of doubt. The party’s National Chairman, Chekwas Okorie, said this yesterday while briefing newsmen at the national secretariat ...

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#Corruption: Buhari seeks stiffer sanctions for corrupt persons

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the sanctions of jail terms for illicit financial flow was no longer sufficient to fight the menace. President Buhari who stated this while delivering a speech on “Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and Corruption: The Challenge of Global Governance” at the Peace Forum, in Paris, France, said stringent actions should be taken against perpetrators of illicit ...

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President Buhari Sets Ambitious Targets for Total Broadband Coverage of the Nation

President Muhammadu Buhari has set ambitious targets for a national broadband network to harness the potential of the internet and digital access for jobs, education, healthcare, identity management and to increase productivity in the public sector. To this end, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, have jointly ...

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I’m Disappointed in National Assembly — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja expressed disappointment with the conduct of members of the National Assembly with regards to the passage of budgets. The president said the “tardiness” in the passage of budgets by the lawmakers, sometimes lasting seven months, delay completion of projects across the country. He urged more effort to speed up the process. The president, ...

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Reps approve Buhari’s request for $82 million Eurobond, call for revenue diversification

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the request by President Muhammadu Buhari for $82.54 million to refinance the balance of $500 million matured Eurobond in the international capital market. The approval was made after the chairman of the Committee on Aids, Loans and Debt Management, Adeyinka Ajayi, presented the report of the committee to the House. President Buhari had ...

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