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Buhari finally opens up: “Why I appointed more Northerners”

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President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on his appointments, which many Nigerians have described as “lopsided”. Buhari in an interview with BBC Hausa on Tuesday said the Constitution allowed him full control over the choice of his closest officials. The president assured that he was not ignoring some section ...

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Oshiomole sacks four Commissioners


The governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has sacked four commissioners in the State Executive Council. Those affected in the exercisE, which, according to reports, is in line with government’s commitment to strengthen the system towards optimal performance are; Chief Lucky James, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, ...

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Ekiti Assembly approves Fayose’s N19.6bn loan request


Ekiti State House of Assembly on Wednesday unanimously approved N19.6bn loan facilities for the state government. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the approval followed two different letters written by Governor Ayodele Fayose requesting the house consent to access the loans. The letters are, “Consideration of the proposal of ...

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Buhari may be Africa’s least corrupt leader – Report


President Muhammadu Buhari has been described as probably the least corrupt African leader, following the public declaration of his assets, The Washington Post has said. Buhari’s predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, refused during his administration to make public his asset which was declared to the Code of Conduct Bureau. Ex-President Umaru Yar’Adua, ...

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N4bn uncovered in 470 accounts, says El-Rufai


The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai said on Saturday that with the adoption of the Single Treasury Account, the state had traced and uncovered N4bn stashed in 470 different accounts in 23 commercial banks. He noted that the Peoples Democratic Party administration had been operating these (470) accounts in ...

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Igbo has best appointment under Buhari – Keyamo


In this interview with ENIOLA AKINKUOTU, human rights lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, speaks about President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments You are from the South-South. Why have you come out to defend President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments which are largely in favour of the North? I am not a tribalist. If I was, ...

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I had the best economic team – Jonathan boasts


The immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan has stated that the emergence of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, and Ms. Arunma Oteh as Treasurer/ Vice President of the World Bank is an indication that he had the best economic team. Adesina served as Minister of ...

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Jonathan vs Buhari: Setting the stage for an imminent confrontation


TOBI AWORINDE examines the frosty relationship that is brewing between President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan over Buhari’s insistence on the probe of the ex-President’s government BARELY 100 days after President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office, some ministers under the previous administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, last ...

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SAGAY: Jonathan didn’t understand that corruption is wrongdoing


Chairman of the seven-man Presidential Advisory Committee on War Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), in this interview with LEKE BAIYEWU and TOBI AWORINDE, speaks on what Nigerians should expect from the ongoing anti-graft probes In the simplest terms, what are the responsibilities of the panel set up by President ...

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A new sheriff is in town


Some call it the Buhari bounce. Others describe it as the Buhari effect. Yet some others say it is the Buhari aura. One thing is however crystal clear. Things have not been the same in the past 100 days in Nigeria, since Muhammadu Buhari assumed the presidency. A new sheriff ...

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Nigerians access President Buhari’s 100 days in office


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday (August 5) mark 100 days since he took to the helm of Africa’s most populous country in a historic election that saw an opposition party taking over power. The former military leader won his country’s tightly contested polls early this year in part by ...

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