Buhari Departs Abuja Sunday for New York to Attend UN General Assembly

Muhammadu-Buhari Addresses Assembly on Friday Returns to Nigeria next Sunday By Deji Elumoye President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States of America, to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). This year’s UNGA session, which opened on Tuesday, September 14, has as theme: […]

Presidency Lists 15 Major Projects to be Financed With Proposed $4bn Loan

Mallam Garba Shehu *Include Kano-Katsina-Daura-Maradi rail line, 17MW solar power for N’Assembly *29 states to benefit from agro-climatic project *Facility to be sourced from multilateral institutions like World Bank, IFAD, AFD, three others Deji Elumoye in Abuja The Presidency Saturday listed 15 projects spread across the nation’s six geo-political zones as those to be financed […]

Reps laments FG’s lopsided appointments

House of Representatives. Photo/FACEBOOK/SPEAKERGBAJA By Msugh Ityokura, Abuja The House of Representatives, yesterday, lamented lopsided appointment of people from a particular zone of the country into leadership positions, saying the development is a clear violation of the nation’s constitution. The House drew the Federal Government’s attention to what it described as “unfair, unjust and inequitable contravention […]

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Presidency clarifies Buhari’s remarks in Owerri

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja The Presidency on Sunday clarified the statement accredited to President Muhammadu Buhari in Owerri, the Imo State capital where he was quoted to have told Governor Hope Uzodimma that ‘‘I’ll be careful with your future invitations.’’ Recall that President Buhari was in Owerri on a working visit on Thursday where […]

Businesses, residents shun Gov Uzodimma, ground Imo as Buhari visits

Businesses, residents shun Gov Uzodimma, ground Imo as Buhari visits   By Charles Ogugbuaja and Collins Osuji, Owerri • President pledges to encourage infrastructure development • Says state’s problem similar to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s working visit to Imo State, yesterday, was greeted with apathy, as a majority of the residents stayed at home, while government officials […]

Obasanjo Decries Nigeria’s Rising Debts, Low FDI

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed worry over the way states and the Federal Government are accumulating debts as well as over the low foreign direct investment into the country. Obasanjo spoke in Abeokuta, Ogun State, when he hosted some members of the National Working Committee of the People’s Democratic Party, led by its Chairman, […]

Buhari’s surname not his father’s name; how he dumped it

By Farooq Kperogi President Muhammadu Buhari’s very name is wrapped in a curious omission. In most parts of the world, people’s last names are usually either their family name or their father’s first name. Not for Buhari. Muhammadu (which his teachers spelled as “Mohamed” when he was in secondary school) is his first given name […]

Shagari’s widow, Hadiza, dies of COVID-19 complications

By Olayinka Latona Nigerian former first lady, Hadiza Shagari, has died of coronavirus complications after contracting the deadly virus. The deceased first lady, who is the wife of late former President, Shehu Shagari, died at the age of 80. Confirming the development, the late former president’s son, Bala Shagari, through a statement on Thursday, said […]

Steer clear of alleged support for Igboho, Yoruba group tells Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo By Dirisu Yakubu A socio-cultural group, Yoruba for One Nigeria Forum, YONF, has urged former President, Olusegun Obasanjo to clear his name over purported media reports that he is lobbying Benin Republic to shield Sunday Adeyemi popularly known as Igboho from facing prosecution. The group in a statement titled, “Olusegun […]

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