ONLY GOD CAN POLICE OUR BORDERS SAYS SECURITY CHIEFS

Security Chiefs yesterday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari said only God can police the country’s border. At the end of a security meeting with Buhari at the State House, Abuja, the country’s security chiefs blamed the porous border for the rising insecurity. The security chiefs including; the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique. Others are National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; Minister of…

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BUHARI’S INAUGURATION CAR IS A NEW 61MILLION NAIRA BENZ, SEE PICS

The unveiling of the N61m car acquired by President Buhari is coming less than 24 hours after he submitted his asset declaration form at the Code of Conduct Bureau. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560 was part of the fleet of cars that brought the President to the Eagles Square for the swearing-in ceremony. Buhari, in company of his wife, Aisha Buhari, were occupants of the new 2019 S560 Benz. However, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560 (Maybach) is being sold at $170,000. It is equivalent to N61,200,000 when converted to Nigerian…

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BUHARI OFF TO OIC MEETING THURSDAY

President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Thursday, depart Abuja to attend the Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. In a statement released by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant, (Media & Publicity), Buhari is expected to attend the 14th session of the Summit Conference of the OIC, scheduled to hold on Friday. The conference would be hosted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and attended by Heads of State and Governments of Member States. Part of the statement read, ” According to the…

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MAKINDE SCRAPS FEES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Ademola Babalola, Ibadan The newly inaugurated governor of Oyo State, Mr. Seyi Makinde, has said he would scrap the N3, 000 being paid by pupils of all public primary and secondary schools in the state and also promised to donate his salary to pensioners. He admitted that the greatest challenge confronting the state was the issue of poverty and promised to tackle it with a drastic leap in agriculture, just as he pledged to look into the issue of over 400, 000 out-of school-children in the state. Makinde stated this…

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EL RUFAI INCREASES MATERNITY LEAVE TO 6 MONTHS FOR FEMALE CIVIL SERVANTS

Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday revealed that female civil servants in Kaduna State would now enjoy six months of maternity leave. On his verified Twitter handle, El-Rufai said, “I am pleased to announce that just yesterday, our State Executive Council approved six months maternity leave for our female public servants.” He added that the prolonged maternity leave would encourage the healthy development of babies. “This encourages the healthy development of infants through prolonged breastfeeding, among other benefits,” he stated. El-Rufai was sworn into office for a second term on Wednesday,…

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KEBBI WILL SOON BECOME OIL PRODUCING STATE SAYS BAGUDU

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and his Deputy, Alhaji Samaila Yombe were on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi sworn -in for the second term in office by Grand Khadi, Mukhtar Jega. Bagudu, in his inaugural speech, assured the people of the state that the state would soon join oil-producing states in the country. “We have partnered with Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), and we have started ethanol programme in Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area and other local government areas will soon join,” he said. He explained that the fuel would not be…

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NO COUNTRY IS FIGHTING CORRUPTION BETTER THAN NIGERIA – NUHU RIBADU

THE former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu has said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is fighting corruption better than any other country. Ribadu who stated while speaking with journalists shortly after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo expressed hope that the new administration would intensify fight against corruption. “In the fight against corruption, I have always said it and I still want to tell Nigerians that there is no country that is fighting corruption in the world…

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AYADE SET TO BATTLE FG OVER SEIZED 76 OIL WELLS, PUT SANS ON ALERT

Ada Wodu, Calabar Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade Ayade has called on Senior Advocates of Nigeria from the State to be ready to fight the Federal Government in a bid to get compensation for 76 oil wells that were seized and given to Akwa Ibom State by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The governor made the call at the main bowl of the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar while taking his oath of office for a second term along with his deputy, Professor Ivara Esu. The…

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SHETTIMA OPENS UP ON STEWARD WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE IN BORNO GOVT HOUSE

Achagwa, who worked  at the Presidential lodge of the Government House, Maiduguri, took his life by hanging himself on a tree. Mr Isa Gusau, Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy, said Shettima was shocked by the incident. “Shettima is deeply shocked by the unfortunate incident, given the fact that the deceased was known to be one of the Governor’s favourites as he served important guests at the Presidential lodge for more than 30 years. “When he retired from civil service; Shettima had requested him to be retained as casual staff…

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10 MAJOR ISSUES BUHARI HAS TO DEAL WITH IN HIS SECOND TERM- BLOOMBERG

Muhammadu Buhari Photographer: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg By Paul Wallace Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari officially begins his second and final term on Wednesday following his re-election in February. Despite his large winning margin, the next four years won’t be easy for the 76-year-old former general. Here are some of the key issues he’ll face while at the helm of Africa’s biggest oil producer and most-populous nation. Growth and Inflation Nigeria’s economic growth has slumped since the 2014 crash in crude prices and Buhari is struggling to revive it. The International Monetary Fund…

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