What Buhari said after arriving from 10-day vacation in London

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared he is feeling good after returning to Abuja on Saturday. Buhari jetted out of the country on August 3, for what was announced as 10 working days holiday in London, the United Kingdom. On arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, he was asked by reporters how he felt. He responded: “I’m feeling good. I am feeling good.” On hand to receive him were the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff, Abba…

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Lai Mohammed Lied — UN Report Reveals FG Made ‘Large Ransom Payment’ To Boko Haram For Dapchi Girls

The United Nations says the Federal Government paid a huge ransom to Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in March 2018. The government had denied reports that it paid millions of Euros for the release of the girls, noting that the hostages were released in exchange for detained Boko Haram commanders. But the UN report stated that ransom from abductions donations from charity groups and the cash economy were fueling the bloody activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin…

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ACTING PRESIDENT ORDERS IMMEDIATE OVERHAUL OF SARS

THE Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The order follows persistent complaints and critical reports about the activities of SARS and the complaints border on allegations of human rights violations. Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, who announced the directive in a statement signed on Tuesday said Professor Osinbajo instructed the IGP to ensure that any unit that emerges from the overhaul is…

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Election 2019 ‘Osinbajo will be Buhari’s running mate again’—Presidency

The Nigerian presidency has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will run a joint ticket in the 2019 presidential election; underscoring the faith the president reposes in his deputy. Garba Shehu, who is senior special to the president on media and publicity, told State House correspondents, Monday, that “decisive victories in senatorial and state assembly elections in Katsina, Bauchi and Kogi States were an indication that the Buhari/Osinbajo presidential ticket that won the 2015 election will ensure an encore in 2019”. The APC swept parliamentary seats…

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Federal Government has spent Forty-nine billion naira on the feeding of primary school pupils

The Presidency on Thursday said the Federal Government has spent Forty-nine billion naira on the feeding of primary school pupils under the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, a component of the government’s Social Investment Programme NSIP, in the last two years. The Special Adviser to the President on NSIP, Mariam Uwais, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja said that about eight million, five hundred and ninety six thousand, three hundred and forty pupils were currently being fed in forty six thousand, two hundred and forty seven public primary schools…

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Federal Government To Reconstruct Road Linking Creek Road to Tincan Island, Lagos

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved seventy-two point nine billion for reconstruction of road linking Creek Road to Tincan Island, Oworonshoki and Toll gate at the Lagos end of Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, briefed State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the project which would be completed in two years covers twenty-seven point eight kilometers of five lanes on both sides of the roads. According to him, the project excludes Coconut-Mile…

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LAI MOHAMMED:Defection of the Senate President, is a great relief to APC

The federal government on Wednesday said the defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a great relief to the party. The government said Saraki was always an opposition in the ruling party, who used his position as Senate President to frustrate the workings of the government. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who stated this while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa, said…

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PRESIDENT BUHARI TO EMBARK ON A 10-DAY WORKING HOLIDAY IN LONDON

President Muhammadu Buhari will be visiting London for a 10-day working holiday, which will commence on Friday, August 3, 2018. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday in Abuja. He said the President has transmitted a letter to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, notifying them of his vacation to London. Adesina noted that while the President is away on vacation, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will be in acting capacity…

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BREAKING: Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, for failing to appear in court. Justice Stephen Pam issued the warrant of arrest on Thursday after Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time. The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately. Justice Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before him to show cause why he should not be sent to prison for contempt of court. The judge made the order…

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