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Buhari appoints Tolu Ogunlesi head of new media


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Tolu Ogunlesi as his Special Assistant on Digital/New Media. Ogunlesi, who is a renowned blogger and journalist, graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2004, and obtained an MA in Creative Writing from University of East Anglia, UK, in 2011. Before his appointment, Ogunlesi ...

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BREAKING: FG releases list of sacked DGs


President Muhammadu has approved the immediate disengagement of the Chief Executives of 26 parastatals and agencies of the Federal Government. A statement issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, issued on Monday in Abuja, said the President also directed that the most senior officers ...

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Buhari sacks DG, Budget Office


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sacked the Director-General (Budget), Mr. Yahaya Gusau. He has subsequently approved the appointment of Mr. Tijjani Mohammed Abdullahi as his replacement. The sack was contained in a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. Although no reason was given ...

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Name corrupt Nigerians, presidential committee tells FG


The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption has advocated the naming and shaming of corrupt persons as a potent instrument in the fight against corruption even as they would continue to engage judges and magistrates to ensure quick dispensation of corruption cases. Chairman, Prof. Itse Sagay led other members of the ...

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Why we proposed N3.2bn for State House Clinic –Presidency


…Raises the alarm over N20bn Amnesty budget The Presidency has explained why it allocated N3.219billion for upgrade of equipment and facilities at the State House Clinic. This was just as it defended the N18.1 billion budget proposed for the State House in the 2016 N6.07 trillion national budget. The Presidency ...

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Fayose advises Buhari to re-present 2016 budget


Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to save the country the national embarrassment arising from the 2016 budget presented to the National Assembly by formally withdrawing the document and re-presenting it. In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Pubic Communications and New Media, ...

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I am in Power at the Wrong Time, President Buhari Laments


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that with the quantum of problems his administration inherited, he sometimes wondered why he had to seek power at this time. Buhari spoke in London while addressing members of the Nigerian community in the United Kingdom. Our correspondent obtained a transcript of the President’s ...

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Fayose withdraws workers’ salaries after payment

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It was a disappointing weekend for workers in Ekiti State as the state government on Thursday withdrew two months’ salaries already paid into their bank accounts. This was as teachers in the state declared a two-day warning strike over the refusal of Governor Ayodele Fayose to pay their September 2014 ...

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Supreme Court sacks Oduah, Uba, others


The Supreme Court on Friday sacked senators representing Anambra South, Andy Uba, and his Anambra North counterpart, Stella Oduah, as well as other state and National Assembly legislators elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. The apex court, in its judgement, affirmed as null and void a caretaker ...

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ICC petition: Falana replies Okonjo-Iweala


In my application to the Special Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) last week, I requested for investigation into the allegations of crimes against humanity committed by serving and retired military officers and their civilian accomplices. Having diverted over $8 billion earmarked for the procurement of arms and armament ...

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Coming After me Will Bring Buhari’s Govt Down – Fayose


Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, in an interview published by Premium Times says the Presidency coming after him will bring Muhammadu Buhari’s government down. “I was 24 years old when Buhari was head of state of Nigeria. We were daily being beaten in Ibadan when we queued up for essential ...

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