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AFCON: Buhari Charges Super Eagles Against Burundi

As the Super Eagles file out in their first match against Burundi Saturday, in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019), holding in Egypt, President Muhammadu Buhari has charged them to play every match for the honour of motherland. The President urged them to lift the flag of Nigeria high, and reinforce the reputation of the country as football powerhouse on the continent. “I will be watching, just as millions of Nigerians would also do. You have our solid support, and we will cheer you to victory,” President Buhari said….

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Benin President Tallon Meets Buhari, Seeks Assistance For Stability

…….Buhari Stresses Need For Peace In Benin Republic President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja stressed the importance of peace in neighbouring Benin Republic. Speaking at an audience with the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon at the State House, the Nigerian leader emphasised the imperative of good neighbourliness, while pledging Nigeria’s support towards efforts to re-establish political stability in her western neighbour. President Talon, who came to congratulate President Buhari on his re-election and successful inauguration, also briefed the Nigerian leader on the current political situation in his country. In…

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Buhari Inaugurates NEC, Tasks Govs On Free, Compulsory Basic Education

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja urged State Governors to “enforce very vigorously” free and compulsory basic education for every child of primary and junior secondary school age. The President also urged the Governors to pay special attention to security, health and agriculture in the next four years of this administration. Inaugurating the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari reminded the Governors that providing free and compulsory education is a constitutional provision. ‘‘Section 18(3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended places on all of us here…

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Buhari Commends Nigerians For Living Peacefully Abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja commended Nigerians residing in foreign countries for living peacefully with their host communities. Giving the commendation when a delegation of the Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria (PAN) led by its National President, Comrade Jasper Emenike, paid a courtesy visit to the State House, the President enjoined Nigerians in the Diaspora to “bear in mind the sensitivities of their host communities” and forge harmonious relationships. Expressing delight at the visit by members of the Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria, President Buhari also lauded their choice of name and…

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We ‘ll Do Our Best To Stabilise West Africa, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed Nigeria’s commitment to stabilising the West-African sub-region within available resources. Speaking during an audience with Mohammad Ibn Chambas, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, on Thursday, at the State House, Abuja, the President said he was pleased that the United Nations appreciated his administration’s focus on fighting corruption, poverty and ensuring regional stability. President Buhari also restated his belief that peaceful relations with Nigeria’s neighbours remained imperative in confronting terrorism and insurgency. Chambas, who represented the UN Secretary-General,…

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Buhari Restates Nigeria’s Support For Sahrawi Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja restated Nigeria’s support for the people of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), and their quest for self-determination and independence. At an audience granted the President of SADR, Brahim Ghali at the State House, the Nigerian leader stressed that the country’s position is in line with the several resolutions of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) on the matter. According to him, “Nigeria remains committed to supporting the efforts of the AU and the UN towards finding a lasting solution to…

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Buhari Lists Ways He’ll Fight Corruption This 2nd Term

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday listed eight priorities he will give more attention to give his anti-corruption agenda a big bite in the next four years. He also said the governments will soon device new strategies to win the war. He said he will press for a crackdown on safe havens for corrupt assets, abolition of bank secrecy jurisdictions and tax havens on the continent and beyond. He also said he will push for unconditional return of looted assets kept abroad and strengthen international. He however insisted that uncontrolled electoral…

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Buhari Welcomes Italian Support To Repatriate Stolen Funds

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja welcomed the support of the Italian government to help recover and repatriate illegally deposited Nigerian assets in foreign countries. Speaking when he received a delegation from the Italian Parliament led by Senator Vito Petrocelli, Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs at State House, President Buhari  commended the Italian government for demonstrating ‘‘open-mindedness’’ and willingness to cooperate with Nigeria on the issue of repatriation of stolen funds. The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Stefano Pontesilli, who accompanied the delegation, while conveying the message of the…

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Buhari Moves To Appoint Five Supreme Court Justices

…. Writes Acting CJN, Accepts Onnoghen’s Retirement President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad, on the appointment of additional five Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The President wrote: ‘‘Pursuant to the provisions of Section 230(2) A&B of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I am pleased to request that you initiate in earnest the process of appointing additional five Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to make the full complement of 21 Justices as…

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Buhari Mourns Catholic Bishop Emeritus Of Sokoto, Kevin Aje

President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, President and members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, and the entire Catholic community in the country, on the passage of the Bishop Emeritus of Sokoto, Most Rev Kevin Joseph Aje. The Bishop Emeritus, aged 85, served as a priest for almost 50 years, retiring at Sokoto in 2011. President Buhari recalls his steadfast advocacy of cordiality between Christians and Muslims in the country, and how he was a peacemaker and bridge builder, stressing that this would resonate whenever…

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