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Presidency: Buhari Not ‘Sleeping On Duty As C-in-C’

…….Says North East Better Off In an action that broke the old tradition of staying above politics, the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Rt. Rev. Fr. Stephen Mamza delivered a homily in which he spoke angrily against President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he described as “sleeping on duty as Commander-in-Chief.” This is not a fair comment. There is so much that has changed in the past three to four years in and around Yola, and the Catholic Church in particular that a true assessment would show that but for the Change…

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Mega FAAC Allocations:FG N3.4trn, Delta N285bn, Lagos N260bn Get Highest

FG, States, LGcs Shared N8tr in 2018 … FG Got N3.4tr, States/LGs N4.5tr  Richest: Delta N285bn, Lagos N260bn, Kano N188bn  Poorest: Kwara N81bn, Ebonyi, Gombe N76bn each A new report by the Economic Confidential has disclosed that the Federal Government, 36 states and the 774 local government councils in Nigeria shared a total sum of N8trillion from the Federation Account in 2018 in spite of the shut-ins in several oil installations during the period. The allocations were made after the monthly meetings of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) in…

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Atiku Defends Nationality, Says I Was Born Of Nigerian Parents From Sokoto, Jigawa

Abubakar Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party has debunked notions that he was Cameroonian by birth and thus not qualified to contest the election of 23 February, 2019. Atiku who was born in Jada in 1946, in present day Adamawa state, but then part of Northern Cameroon, said he was born by Nigerian parents and therefore ‘a citizen of Nigeria by birth”. According to his response to the All Progressives Congress filing before the Presidential election tribunal, Atiku said his father, Garba Atiku Abdulkadir was a Nigerian…

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Buhari Seeks Cooperation Against Illegal Flow Of Small Arms Into Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday arrived in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital seeking wider cooperation among countries of Sahel and Saharan regions to counter the infiltration of small arms to Nigeria, flowing into the hands of militia forces, bandits and insurgents who are becoming a threat to human rights and internal security. The Nigerian leader is participating in the one-day Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD, alongside his host and current Chairperson of CEN-SAD, Idriss Deby Itno and their counterparts…

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Buhari Off To Chad For CEN-SAD Meeting, Security Tops Agenda

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Saturday for N’Djamena, capital of Chad Republic to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD. Created by the Treaty of Tripoli on February 4, 1998 with six founding members, Nigeria joined the current 29-member regional economic community in 2001 which seeks mainly to create a free trade area in Africa, as well as “strengthen peace, security and stability, and achieve global economic and social development of its members.” Delegations from…

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Buhari Off To Jordan, Dubai For World Economic Forum, Investment Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja Thursday for Amman to honour an invitation by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan to participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa holding at the Dead Sea, Jordan. President Buhari will deliver an address at the opening of the plenary alongside King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, and join world economic leaders in an informal gathering at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre. The Nigerian leader will also hold bilateral meetings with…

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FEC Approves N5.5bn For Youth Empowerment Programme

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N5.5 billion for the training and provision of devices to 12,000 youths in N-Power Knowledge Multi-Track Youth Empowerment Programme. Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma,  said the programme targets young Nigerians between the ages of 18 years and 25 years. He added that the programme intended to transform the youths from unemployed, under-employed trainees to employed citizens and entrepreneurs. The minister revealed that a training firm…

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Buhari: I ‘ll Do My Best For All In Second Term

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja assured Nigerians that he will put in all efforts to ensure the best for the country and her citizens when he begins a second term in office on May 29, 2019, while appreciating all those that voted him during the elections. Receiving the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council of Gidauniyar Jihar Katsina (Katsina State Development Fund) led by Justice Mamman Nasir at the State House, President Buhari said his campaign to all states of the federation was an eye opener. “Thank you for…

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Buhari Goes To Senegal For Macky Sall Inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja Monday for Dakar, Senegal to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, following his re-election for a second term. On the invitation of his host, President Buhari, who is ECOWAS Chairman, will be Special Guest of Honour at the ceremonies to be attended by other African leaders at the Diamniadio Exhibition Centre on Tuesday. The Nigerian leader will be accompanied by Governors Mohammed Abubakar, Nasir El-Rufai and Tanko Al-Makura of Bauchi, Kaduna and Nasarawa states respectively. Others on the Presidential entourage include the Minister…

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Buhari: Juma’at Prayers At State House Prevent Hardship VIP Movement Causes

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his decision to observe Juma’at prayers at the Presidential Villa, and not the National Mosque in Abuja, is to prevent the constraints and inconveniences presidential movements may cause to the people. The President was responding to a request by a delegation of Imams and Senior Islamic Scholars from all States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory led by Prof. Shehu Ahmad Galadanci, the Murshid, National Mosque. ‘‘Regarding your request for me to be attending Juma’at prayers in the National Mosque, I implore you…

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