Buhari seeks Senate approval for N10b payment to Kogi government
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve the payment of N10.069billion as settlement of promissory note to the Kogi State Government. Nigeria Senate Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter of request during Tuesday plenary session. "Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan reads a letter from Mr President requesting for the resolution of the National…
Niger Republic bans rice exportation to Nigeria
The Republic of Niger has banned the exportation of rice to Nigeria in any form, the comptroller-general of Nigeria Customs Service Hameed Ali said on Monday. Ali while speaking to journalists in Abuja said the Niger Republic took the decision because Nigeria had closed its borders. "Goods that are on the prohibition list in Nigeria,…
Why I left Nigeria for two months - Aisha Buhari
Aisha Buhari, the wife of Nigerian president has denied there was any rancour between her and President Muhammadu Buhari, which forced allegedly her to stay away from the country for an unusually extended period. Mrs Buhari arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via a British Airways flight. Mrs Buhari told the government-owned Nigerian Television…
Fact check: Is Buhari really marrying another wife?
A video purportedly showing Nigeria's First Lady Aisha Buhari locked up in a room in Aso Villa after she returned from London on Thursday has been shared and viewed tens of thousand times on the social media. Since Wednesday, social media has been awash with claims that the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be getting…
Ex-president Jonathan visits Buhari in Aso Rock, declines comments
Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday visited President Muhammadu Buhari, his first visit to Aso Rock in Buhari’s second term. He arrived at the State House around 2.58 pm and met the President behind closed doors in his office around 3pm.
Senate defends N125b budget for National Assembly
The Senate yesterday justified the N125 billion proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the National Assembly budget for the 2020 fiscal year. The National Assembly has a lot of staff to take care of in both chambers. The number of committees is large too because of the volume of work.
Minister applauds USOSA’s search for good governance
The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has applauded Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA) for focusing on good governance and national development at its Kaduna summit. He described it as timely and in consonance with the current drive of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari apologises to Rivers communities for perennial neglect
President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised to Beleme and Offion Ama communities within the Oil Mining Lease (OML 25) facility in Rivers State for their abandonment by the government in 40 years despite contributing 45,000 barrels daily to the nation’s output.
Nigeria Senate revisits sexual harrassment prohibition bill
Three years after the passage of the sexual harassment prohibition bill, Nigerian Senate Wednesday revisited the bill for legislative action. Clerk of the Nigerian Senate Nelson Ayewoh re-read the bill sponsored by the deputy Senate president Ovie Omo-Agege during Wednesday's plenary. The Bukola Saraki-led 8th Nigerian Senate passed the bill in May 2016 to sentence…
Buhari based 2020 budget on proposed VAT rate
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has based the 2020 budget funding of education, health and infrastructure on the proposed increase of Value Added Tax from 5% to 7.5%. "The 2020 appropriation being presented today is predicated in the following parameters: Benchmark Oil Price $57 Production: 2.18m bpd FX: N305/$ Proposed increase of VAT from 5% to…
Few Nigerians control collective wealth, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday decried the distribution of wealth among Nigerians, lamenting that a significant proportion of the nation’s prosperity is concentrated in the hands of a few people, causing the migratory and security trends in the country