INEC Must Explain Its Incompetence After The Elections, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has questions to answer over the postponement of the general election. Barely six hours to the presidential and national assembly elections on Saturday, INEC announced postponement of the exercise — blaming this on logistics issues. Reacting during the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus meeting on Monday, […]

APC Vows To Punish Amosun ‘Immediately After The Elections’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari, Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, and other leaders at a rally in Ogun state were sponsored by Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state. Aggrieved persons threw objects at the president after he raised the hand of Dapo Abiodun, the APC governorship candidate […]

Nigerians Urge President Buhari to Sign Digital Rights Bill

A coalition of civil society organisations on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sign the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill into law. According to a statement signed by the Communications Officer, Paradigm Initiative, Sodiq Alabi, the Bill had been in the Parliament since 2016 before being passed by both chambers of the Parliament in 2018. […]

Encourage Christians In Government, Adesina Urges Christian Leaders

Dayo Emmanuel Christian leaders in Nigeria have been urged to encourage and stop criticizing Christians in government. Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, made the call at the Breakfast meeting organised by a Christian media group, Christian Press Association Nigeria (CPAN) in Lagos Friday. The event held at […]

Tenures Of Heads Of NPA, NIMASA, Other Key Revenue Generating Agencies To Depend On Performance – AGF

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved that the tenure of the heads of its key revenue generating Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), would be performance based in line with revenue targets set out for them. Mr. Ahmed Idris, Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), said this in a statement issued by Mr. Oise Johnson, Head, Press and […]

Buhari Inaugurates Calabar Automated Rice Seed, Seedling Factory

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated the Calabar automated rice seed and seedling factory. The factory was one of the projects inaugurated by the president during his visit to Cross River. During the inauguration, Buhari said he was in Calabar for the second time in three years “to inaugurate another visionary and trail blazing project which was very welcomed […]

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Buhari Approves New Excise Duty Rates For Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an amendment to the excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages and tobacco with effect from Monday, June 4th, 2018. The President has also granted a grace period of 90 days (three months) to all manufacturers before the commencement of the new excise duty regime. There is however no increase in […]