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Expect More Investment In Education, Buhari Assures Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Paris, France, assured Nigerians that allocations to the educational sector will be improved as revenue increases, describing the sector as a major engine for the development of any country. The President, during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Paris, said the about 5 per cent allocation to the sector was inadequate to propel the desired growth for the economy, pointing that United Nations target of 26 per cent remains ideal. “We are currently reviewing investments in the entire infrastructure of the country like…

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How To Curb Illicit Financial Flows, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Paris, France, called for stringent actions against perpetrators of illicit financial flows, including crackdown on safe heavens, warning that continuous impunity will encourage more pilfering of countries’ resources to the detriment of poor and vulnerable populace. Speaking at the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, held on the sidelines of the Centenary of Armistice Day, President Buhari said Nigeria had strengthened its laws and institutions to fight corruption, fast-track recovery of stolen assets and punish offenders, urging more commitment from governments and international institutions….

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Buhari Discusses Peace At Paris Peace Forum With World Leaders

President Buhari delivers his address at the Opening Ceremony of Paris Peace Forum at the Grande Halle de la Villette Paris on 11th Nov 2018 *Paris Peace Forum: President Buhari with other World Leaders including Russian Vladmir Puttin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary General Anthonio Guterres amongst others as he participates at the Opening Ceremony of Paris Peace Forum at the Grande Halle de la Villette Paris on 11th Nov 2018 *Paris Peace Forum: President Buhari with Programme Manager Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment…

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Atiku Returns From Dubai, Subjected To Security Search At Airport

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, returned to the country from Dubai on Sunday morning. As his private jet landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja around 1a.m., security operatives were waiting for him. They did not allow the former Vice President to disembark. Rather, they boarded the jet and embarked on a thorough search. However, nothing incriminating, aside personal effects of Atiku, his aides and crew members, was found. A source said “they were probably looking for bags of hard currencies”. Atiku later disembarked…

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B’Haram Terrorists Raze 65 Houses, Steals 200 Cows, 300 Goats In Borno, Says NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that Boko Haram terrorists invaded Bale Shuwa Vilage in Jere Local Government area of Borno State on a deliberate robbery mission on Saturday night where they stole cows, sheep and goats. The NEMA’s Northeast Zonal Coordinator, Bashir Garga made the disclosure in a brief statement in Maiduguri. Mr Garga said: “Suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Bale-Shuwa village in Jere Local Government Area at about 7:30 pm on Saturday. “One disabled person was allegedly killed and 65 houses were burnt, while 200 cows, 300 sheep and goats were carted away.”…

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Buhari Joins World Leaders In Paris To Mark World War 1 Centenary

World leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, United States President Donald Trump, his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and dozens of others who have gathered in Paris joined France’s Emmanuel Macron in commemorating the centenary of the end of World War I in a solemn ceremony in Paris on Sunday. The ceremony at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe war memorial on the Champs-Elysees marked the culmination of events for the 100th anniversary of the end of the four-year onflict which claimed 18 million lives. Macron led dozens of…

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SERAP To EFCC, ICPC: ‘Probe Corruption In Conduct Of APC, PDP Primaries’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an urgent petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) requesting them to “jointly investigate allegations of corruption during the recent primaries by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and to collaborate with the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) in any such investigation.”   The organization also urged the EFCC and ICPC to “widely publish the outcome of any investigation carried out, and…

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Develop Policies To Attract Private Sector Investments, Elumelu Charges African Leaders

Chairman, Heirs Holdings and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation; Tony O. Elumelu, CON has called on African Heads of State to develop policies to attract Private Sector Investment. Elumelu gave the charge to African leaders while speaking to private sector captains, global investment leaders and key players in Africa’s development sector at a plenary discussion at the Africa Investment Forum titled: Championing Investments in Africa – Conversations with the private sector.   The event organised by the African Development Bank featured robust and interactive conversations on the investment landscape of Africa…

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Virement Request: Senate Acted In Alignment With Executive Arm

Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, has explained that the Senate’s decision to rescind and revise the methods of funding of the supplementary budget of the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for the conduct of the 2019 general elections, was done in good faith,  after due consultation with the Executive.   Senator Ibrahim, in a statement said that on Tuesday, October 16th, the Senate had already passed the N242, 245, 050,100 virement request with the stipulation that it should be…

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Saraki: Laws Key To Winning Fight Against Crime, Terrorism In Africa

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday underscored the importance of appropriate legislations in winning the war against crime and terrorism in the African Continent. Speaking at the opening session of the 73rd Executive Committee Session and the 41st Conference of the African Parliamentary Union (APU), in Abuja, Saraki said that African legislators need to do more to share ideas and work together to devise new and effective strategies for addressing the many challenges facing the continent.  Saraki said: “It is clear that, in order to achieve desired outcomes in the…

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