Showing posts with label President Muhammadu Buhari. Show all posts
Showing posts with label President Muhammadu Buhari. Show all posts

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Senate to Buhari: Call Sagay to Order, He's a Loose Cannon

The Senate has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rein in the chairman of the Presidential Action Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay who it accused of spreading falsehood and making hate speeches against the National Assembly.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Buhari to meet with Obama, Cameron, Ban Ki Moon at UN

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari would be amongst the several world leaders who would be in New York, United States of America this weekend for the 70th Session General Assembly meeting of the United Nations.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

I won’t devalue naira, says Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said, Wednesday, in Paris, France, that he opposed a further weakening of the naira and openly endorsed the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s policy of restricting foreign-exchange trading.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Buhari ‘talking with Boko Haram’ on Chibok girls

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is “talking with Boko Haram” over the release of nearly 300 girls abducted by the insurgents in April 2014.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Poverty of ideas, corruption, inefficiency killing Civil Service, says Buhari

ABUJA—President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria’s civil service has lost its steam to poverty of ideas and corruption, which have resulted in inefficiency and poor output.

My ministers, a must this month – Buhari

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, dismissed insinuations of his plans to defer the formation of a cabinet, as he insisted that his ministerial nominees would be unveiled this month.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Buhari blames escalation of subsidies on past govts

BUJA—President  Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, accused past administrations of allowing the infrastruc-ture in the oil sector to collapse to enable their cronies steal by importing refined products.

The President, who made the accusation while speaking at a meeting with the Chairman and members of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, lamented “the current situation in which Nigeria is forced to spend billions of Naira annually on alleged subsidies for petroleum products.

A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, quoted the President as saying that “the escalation of petroleum subsidy payments over recent years was due to the deliberate neglect of the nation’s refineries, oil pipelines and other related infrastructure to allow the importation of petroleum products and corruption to thrive.”

According to the statement, the President restated his huge disappointment with the way Nigeria’s oil industry has been run since he left office as Petroleum Minister and Military Head of State, noting that he was convinced that if the development of the country’s domestic refining capacity and petroleum products distribution network had kept pace with national demand, there would not have been any need for the huge subsidies currently being paid to importers.

“They allowed the infrastructure to collapse so that their cronies can steal by bringing in refined products from overseas,” President Buhari said.
He told the chairman and members of RMAFC, who availed him of their view on the vexed issued of petroleum subsidy payments, to go “back to the drawing board.”

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

FG names 13-man panel to probe Yar’Adua, Jonathan

ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, set up a 13-member panel to probe two of his predecessors, late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on procurement of arms and ammunition for the Armed Forces.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Beware of fraudsters, recruitment of 10,000 personnel yet to begin — Force HQ

The Police High Command yesterday disclosed that the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers promised by President Muhammadu Buhari, with a view of enhancing the fight against crime and insecurity in the country, is yet to begin hence Nigerians should beware of fraudsters.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Withdraw ‘large’ orderlies from dignitaries, Buhari orders Police IG

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Sunday Arase, to prune down the number of policemen attached to dignitaries, declaring that all policemen withdrawn from that role be redeployed to regular police duties.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Buhari probes sale of NITEL, MTEL

ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari,  yesterday, ordered an inquest into processes leading to the sale of moribund national carrier, Nigerian Telecommunications, NITEL, and its mobile arm, Mobile Telecommunications, M-TEL by the government of his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Ministerial List: Senate’ll reconvene, Ekweremadu assures

ENUGU— Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday, assured Nigerians of the Senate’s readiness to reconvene though on recess, if President Muhammadu Buhari, sends his ministerial list.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Buhari to service chiefs: Hunt down Boko Haram in 3 months

ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, charged the new service chiefs to synergize with other nation’s security apparatus and hunt down Boko Haram insurgents within the next three months.
The President said that would be the only way the new military helmsmen would justify the confidence reposed in them by his government.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Power problem more of transmission than generation – Buhari

ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the problem of power sector in Nigeria was more in the transmission than generation. He, however, pledged his administration’s readiness to rectify the problem to realize steady power supply in the country.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Rail ways upgrade: Buhari queries diversion of $1.005b China loan

ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, asked the Ministry of Finance to explain why the foreign loans obtained for various key rail projects by the Federal Government were diverted elsehow under the watch of former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Monday, 10 August 2015

I am resolute in fighting corruption – Buhari

ABUJA— President  Muhammadu Buhari said, yesterday, that he was unwavering in the fight against corruption in the country.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Corruption: NDDC spends N1.3b on Christmas parties

IN pursuit of his anti-graft crusade, President Muhammadu Buhari may have to beam his searchlight on the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

President decries level of debt in aviation sector

ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Abuja directed the Ministry of Aviation to contemplate plans of evolving a national carrier for Nigeria.

Buhari brought N2.7trn investments from US visit – Presidency

LAGOS — An estimated N2.7 trillion ($13.6 billion) worth of direct investment is part of the immediate benefits accruing from President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent state visit to the United States, the Presidency claimed yesterday.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

War Against Insurgency: Boko Haram begs for dialogue

ABUJA— FOLLOWING President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of his administration’s readiness to dialogue with genuine members of the Boko Haram, some members of the terrorist group have contacted the Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) to initiate a dialogue process with the Federal Government on their behalf.