The Presidency has warned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to make the family of President Muhammadu Buhari a campaign subject in the 2019 elections. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Wednesday said the PDP should rather address consequences of their 16-year of rule in Nigeria than bring the President’s family into the 2019 elections. “The PDP leadership cannot afford to make family an issue in this campaign. Need I say more? The only thing I want to add is that PDP is engaging in mud-slinging because it finds it [...]
President Buhari will on Wednesday visit Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The President will use his visit to flag off the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conference which begins today. He is also expected to meet the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole at the theatre command fighting insurgency in the north-east region. The planned visit by the Commander-in-Chief comes about two weeks after the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram splinter group, killed dozens of soldiers in Metele, a remote village near the border with the Niger Republic.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with Service Chiefs at the State House in Abuja. Those present were the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) Yusuf Magaji Bichi, among others. This was disclosed in a tweet by the President’s aide on New Media, Bashir Ahmad. He wrote, “All the Service Chiefs, IG of Police and DG of DSS were at the State House this morning. As President @MBuhari said yesterday, in the coming days, he will be engaging the Military and Intelligence Chiefs in extensive discussions on the next steps we [...]
President Muhammadu Buhari says the country needs the support and prayers of all citizens to be fully successful in overcoming its challenges. He said this in his message to the nation on Monday on the occasion of the Eid-El-Maulud, the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, the President extended greetings to Nigerians and Muslims at home and abroad. He also asked for prayers for the nation for peaceful electioneering as Nigeria embarks on the journey to democratic elections in 2019. President Buhari noted that the [...]
President Muhammadu Buhari has declared a state of emergency on the nation’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector. He explained that the declaration became imperative to reduce the high-prevalence of water-borne diseases in different parts of the country, which has caused preventable deaths. The President stated this while inaugurating the National Action Plan for Revitalisation of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector at State House Conference Centre in Abuja on Thursday. He directed government at all levels to redouble efforts and work towards meeting the nation’s water supply and sanitation needs. President Buhari said, “The Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs) targets [...]
The tripartite committee set up to agree on the new national minimum wage will today present its report to President Muhammadu Buhari. The chairman of the committee said this after its meeting with the labour leaders late on Monday night. It, however, failed to reach a consensus as the Federal government insisted on paying N24,000 as against labour’s demands of N30, 000. Following the failure of the government to meet their demands, the organised labour had threatened to embark on a nationwide strike starting from today (November 6). It, however, suspended the planned strike.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condemned the violence which led to the imposition of a curfew on Jos, Plateau State capital. “I am deeply worried about the seeming indifference to the sanctity of life by criminals whose hearts are hardened by evil,” the President said, according to a statement by his Senior Personal Assistant on Media and Publicity. He appealed to people in Plateau to ensure that the hard efforts made by the government, through the last three and half years of the present administration in the state, to achieve a lasting peace do not go to waste. “I know it is not [...]
As part of Federal Government’s efforts to improve basic health care in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will perform the national flag off of basic health provision fund in Osogbo, the Osun state capital. Dr Niyi Oginni,the Executive Director of Osun Health Insurance Scheme (O’HIS), who disclosed this at a news conference on Sunday in Osogbo, said the flag off would be performed by the President and the Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Sept. 20. Oginni said that the basic health provision fund , which was signed into law under section 11 of 2014 Health Act, would be flagged off [...]
Muhammadu Buhari will be speaking at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The 73rd UNGA is scheduled to hold at the United Nations headquarters from September 18, 2018. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr Onyeama said that the President will use the opportunity to canvass for a permanent seat at the United Nations and for a Nigerian to emerge as the President of the General Assembly next year. “It is an opportunity for the President to put forward Nigeria’s position globally, the ideas and vision as a [...]
President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration remains committed to the realisation of the Mambilla Hydropower Plant project in Taraba State. The President said this on Wednesday in Beijing during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, where he sought China’s support to build the 3,050 Megawatts hydropower project. “I told President Xi that the Mambilla Hydropower Plant is Nigeria’s equivalent of China’s Three Gorges Dam, and that I look forward to him joining me for the groundbreaking ceremony in the not-too-distant future,” he was quoted on his Twitter handle. President Buhari added, “I am fully committed to the realisation of [...]