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Akeredolu Tells Buhari Parting Gift To Give Nigerians
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Akeredolu Tells Buhari Parting Gift To Give Nigerians

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has told President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the old and new naira notes to both be in circulation as legal tender. Cash scarcity has been witnessed across the country as a fallout of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s naira redesign policy. This has resulted in protests and attacks on banks in some states across the country in the past few days. Reacting to the development in a statement issued on Saturday, Akeredolu said the crisis may upset the forthcoming general election. He said the “failed implementation” of the policy is as a result of “miscalculation, error of judgement and disinformation“ from the apex bank.  The governor insisted that as appealing as the policy appears to be, its implementation drives curiosity as regar...
<strong>Religion Used For Political Agenda By Some Nigerians – Buhari</strong>
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Religion Used For Political Agenda By Some Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that some Nigerians are using religion as a tool to advance their economic and political agenda. Buhari identified continuous education of a more significant population of citizens as a solution to exposing such individuals. He said this in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday titled ‘The place of education in addressing religious intolerance by President Buhari.’ The statement stated that the President spoke at Nouakchott, Mauritania, while meeting with the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Rashad Hussain. Buhari said, “It’s a problem Nigeria has been struggling with for a long time, and it is completely unnecessary. Some people use relig...
<strong>Be Prepared For The Worst, Buhari Tells Intending Leader</strong>
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Be Prepared For The Worst, Buhari Tells Intending Leader

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned those who are interested in serving the country to be prepared for the “worst”. This was contained in a statement issued by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, quoting the president to have said this on Monday at a state banquet in his honour in Damaturu, Yobe State. Commenting on his administration’s fight against corruption, the president said curtailing the menace has “not been easy” under the current system operated by Nigeria. Buhari said, “In the north-east, God has helped us to clear Boko Haram; the economy has picked up, and some people are asking me about the achievements of my promise to fight corruption. “Well, under this system, fighting corruption is not easy. When I was in the military, as head of state, I locked up ...
<strong>Yobe Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays Due To Buhari’s Visit</strong>
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Yobe Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays Due To Buhari’s Visit

Yobe state Governor, Mai Buni has announced Monday and Tuesday as public holidays in the state to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the state Head of Service, Alhaji Garba Bilal, in Damaturu on Sunday. President Buhari will visit the state to inaugurate projects executed by the state government such as the Cargo Airport, Ultra-Modern Market, and Maternal and Child Health Care Complex. See Also: Why Buhari Didn’t Remove Petrol Subsidy – Femi Adesina Bilal said, “This is to enable civil servants and the general public to receive the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, who will be in the state on a one-day State Visit to commission projects.” The statement, however, added that civil servants were to ...
<strong>BREAKING: Buhari Signs N21.83 Trillion 2023 Budget</strong>
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BREAKING: Buhari Signs N21.83 Trillion 2023 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2023 Appropriation Bill into law. The President signed the 2023 transition budget in the early hours of Tuesday at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The budget was signed in the presence of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and other members of the Federal Executive Council. President Buhari in his speech at the event said his administration would expedite important infrastructure projects across the country as he approaches the end of his tenure on May 29, 2023. He said that the budget is N21.83 trillion aggregate expenditure, marking an increase of N1.32 trillion over the previous executive proposal of N20.51 trillion. ...
<strong>Full Text Of President Buhari’s New Year Message To Nigerians</strong>
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Full Text Of President Buhari’s New Year Message To Nigerians

My Fellow Countrymen and Women. I wish all of you a very happy and prosperous New Year. First, I would like to thank and honour the Almighty who saw us through the year 2022 and has given us the opportunity to see another year. Each New Year is an opportunity to reflect on the past year, reposition, and move forward with the New. As we celebrate the opportunity to be alive in this year 2023, we must also acknowledge the passing away of our brothers and sisters who didn’t make it into this new year. May their souls rest in perfect peace. This year is particularly important to me because this message is in essence valedictory. After having the honour of serving you, my compatriots, for the last seven plus years, my tenure as your President in the most revered tradition of our on...
<strong>Dismiss Randy Lecturers, Buhari Tells Universities</strong>
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Dismiss Randy Lecturers, Buhari Tells Universities

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked tertiary institutions to emulate Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife in the way they deal with lecturers that are involved in the sexual harassment of students. Buhari stated this on Saturday in Ile-Ife at the 46th convocation of the university. The President said that the destiny of promising young girls in tertiary institutions across the country could not be left in the hands of randy people who camouflage themselves as lecturers. He lauded the management of OAU for their handling of sexual and other related offences decisively without minding the individuals involved. Buhari who was represented by Dr. Abiodun Saliu, the Director of Academic Planning, National Universities Commission, NUC, stated that the Federal Government had made ...
<strong>13% Derivation: Why I Owe Nobody Apology For Praising Buhari -Wike</strong>
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13% Derivation: Why I Owe Nobody Apology For Praising Buhari -Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that he does not need to apologise to anyone for commending President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the payment of funds owed to Niger Delta State since 1999.   Wike stated this during the 2022 Rivers State honours and awards ceremony, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday. Recall that Wike had on November 18, disclosed that the Buhari administration paid his state and other Niger Delta States funds owed them from the 13 percent derivation fund. The Rivers State governor said the money received from the Federal Government has immensely helped his infrastructural development quests in the state. The governor’s revelation elicited different reactions as Nigerians asked other State governors to account for the fund received....
Buhari Blames Insecurity on Libya Instability
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Buhari Blames Insecurity on Libya Instability

President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed the insecurity in Nigeria on the political instability in Libya. The president stated that he was working in tandem with security chiefs to curb the spate of banditry and attacks by terrorists. Buhari disclosed this at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday while receiving the letters of credence from the new Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador James Kingston Christoff and Ambassador of Mexico to Nigeria, Juan Alfred Miranda Oritz. He sought the support and collaboration of international communities to battle insecurity. Buhari said, “The political instability in Libya continues to fuel terrorism in the Sahel, West and Central African regions. See Also: Buhari Unaware Of Terrorists’ Threat To Kidnap Him Until I Told Him – E...
Buhari Unaware Of Terrorists’ Threat To Kidnap Him Until I Told Him – El-Rufai
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Buhari Unaware Of Terrorists’ Threat To Kidnap Him Until I Told Him – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari was unaware of the threat by terrorists to kidnap him. El-Rufai claimed the President was unaware of the plan until he (El-Rufai) told him. Recall that terrorists that abducted train passengers in March in a viral video released during the weekend,  threatened to kidnap the President and El-Rufai. Speaking during an interview with a radio station on Wednesday, the Kaduna State governor stated that he had been advised to tread carefully, including members of his family. He said, “Insecurity is a major challenge and the disturbing thing is that, despite our efforts at the state level, the situation is getting worse. It is affecting our efforts to bring investors into the state and even ...