X-raying the dusts over Buhari’s appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari During his swearing for the first term in office in 2015, President Mohammadu Buhari assured Nigerians that he would be a President and father for all; that he belonged to everybody and belonged to nobody. However, only recently, 16 leaders of socio-cultural groups in the Southern region of Nigeria, dragged President Muhammadu…

Buhari thanks Osinbajo, PTF on polio for making Nigeria proud in fight against polio

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for making Nigeria proud by providing leadership that led the country to become polio-free. The President also commended other members of the Presidential Taskforce on Polio Eradication and world leaders who contributed to attaining the polio-free status. In a statement by Garba Shehu, Buhari lauded Prof. Osinbajo,…

Insecurity: Igbo groups declare support for Buhari, Service Chiefs, say leadership need consolidation not distraction

Two South-Eastern groups, Igbos in Nigeria Movement and Igbos Progressives Assembly for Nigeria have declared their total support for President Muhammadu and the Service Chiefs in the fight against terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the country. According to the groups, at this crucial period, all that is required is for the military to…

Buhari suspends NSITF boss, 11 others over financial, procurement breaches

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate, compulsory, and indefinite suspension of the Managing Director/ Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr. Adebayo Somefun and 11 other staff of the Fund over alleged infractions and gross misconduct in the last four years. Among those suspended alongside Somefun were three executive directors…

APC reconciliation: Buni, members caretaker c’ttee in closed door meeting with Tinubu

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Members of Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by its chairman, Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni are currently in a closed door meeting with National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at his Bourdillon residence, Ikoyi, Lagos. Others in the closed door meeting include: Secretary of Caretaker Committee of…

Buhari renews appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved renewal of the appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors. The president also assured Nigerians of fairness in representation and inclusiveness in all matters of governance. The assurance from the president became necessary following recent complaints after announcement of 41 non-career ambassadors that some states were not captured. The renewal of…

President Buhari approves indefinite suspension of NSITF MD, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate, compulsory, and indefinite suspension from Office of the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Adebayo Somefun. This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by Deputy Director and Head of Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles…

Buhari charges RMAFC board, others to strengthen non-oil revenue drive

The Federal Government on Thursday, charged the newly inaugurated Chairmen and members of boards of its agencies, including the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation And Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), to strengthen revenue drive from the non-oil sector. Government gave the directives following dwindling income from crude oil sales as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. President Muhammadu…

Buhari shifts focus to effecient service delivery in public service with Boards inauguration

Muhammadu Buhari,s expectations of robust service delivery in public service was strengthened, Thursday with the inauguration of chairmen and members of boards of Federal Character Commission (FCC), Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) and the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation And Fiscal Commission (RMAFC): This is especially as the boards have thier responsibilities enshrined in the Constitution Secretary…

Economic sustainability Plan will protect weak, vulnerable Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA — PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has affirmed that the recently developed Economic Sustainability Plan, ESP, aimed at stimulating the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will extend protection to very poor Nigerians and other vulnerable groups through pro-poor spending. A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by the Special Adviser…

NASS dares Buhari, halts 774,000 jobs programme

Senate •Asks Buhari to go to court if aggrieved •You don’t have the powers, says Keyamo; Senator Ubah carpets minister •Reject bids to influence recruitment, President warns MDAs By Henry Umoru The ongoing crisis between federal lawmakers and  Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, over the National Directorate of Employment’s, NDE,…