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Buhari’s govt has created seven million jobs

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Thursday, said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has created seven million jobs since coming to power in 2015. Ngige disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting he had with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said the administration had substantially fulfilled ...

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UPDATE: We’ll consider Nigeria’s $400m loan request – AfDB

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The African Development Bank on Tuesday said it could consider Nigeria for an additional $400m loan if such a request was approved by its Board. “An additional $400m in support could be considered, if requested and approved by the Board, as part of a larger coordinated effort with other development partners, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund,” ...

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PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS BOSS MUSTAPHA NEW SGF, TERMINATES APPOINTMENTS OF BABACHIR LAWAL, AYO OKE

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President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, which investigated allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir David Lawal, and the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke. The President accepted the recommendation of the panel to terminate the appointment of ...

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared winner of a controversial re-run of the presidential election. He won 98% of the vote with turnout at just under 39% – less than half that recorded in August’s vote, according to the election commission. The opposition leader, Raila Odinga, pulled out of the re-run and urged his supporters to boycott it. Mr ...

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ECOWAS court orders FG to pay N88bn civil war damages

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The ECOWAS Court of Justice has awarded N88 billion damages against the Federal Government for its failure to clear landmines and remains of explosives after the 1966-1970 civil war in the South Eastern region. In a consent judgment delivered by Justice Chijioke Nwoke today, the court ordered the Federal Government to commence clearing and evacuation of the aftermath of the ...

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Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort surrenders to FBI following Mueller’s investigation

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Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for Donald Trump has turned himself in to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller while former Trump campaign official Rick Gates has also been told to turn himself in. Gates is a longtime business associate of Manafort, having worked together since the mid-2000s. Manafort arrived at the FBI’s Washington field office this morning. The ...

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FG to begin crude oil tracking next year

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The Federal Government announced on Monday that plans were in top gear to deploy technology that would track and account for every molecule of crude oil produced in Nigeria by 2019. It also stated that investment requests by multinational oil firms seeking to invest in the country’s oil and gas sector were currently in excess of $15bn. In the latest ...

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Politics not opportunity to amass wealth – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday described politics as a public service and not an opportunity to amass wealth overnight at the expense of the ordinary people. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said this while congratulating a former civilian governor of the old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, who ...

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Positioning Nigeria for a prosperous future – Minister of Finance

Since the middle of 2014, when the price of crude oil fell dramatically, Nigeria’s finances became challenged. This is not hard to explain: we’ve historically depended on crude oil for as much as 70 per cent of government revenues, and 90 per cent of foreign exchange earnings. The outcome – pressure on government’s finances – was by no means unusual. ...

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A President and his men

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By Frank Ofili I am on record for calling for the sack of over 50 percent of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet members. There are far too many of them not living up to the demands of the time, and it is a wonder how President Buhari himself still believes his cabinet as presently constituted can help him deliver on his ...

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FG recovers $85m from UK on Malabu oil deal

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Still on the Malabu’s case, $85m has been recovered from his oil deal in the UK…  

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Death toll from Kenya poll violence rises to three

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At least three people were shot dead Thursday as opposition protests sparked violence during Kenya’s presidential re-run, according to police and hospital sources. One man was killed in Nairobi’s Mathare slum, one of the hotspots where protesters tried to block the vote which has been boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga, prompting clashes with police. A police statement from assistant ...

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FEC approves 2018 Appropriation Bill

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The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the 2018 Appropriation Bill, therefore paving the way for President Muhammadu Buhari to present the document to the National Assembly. The approval was given at a meeting of the council presided over by Buhari. The Minister of Budget and National Planning,  Udoma Udoma, confirmed the approval to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting. ...

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Buhari kicks against same currency for West Africa by 2020

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President Muhamadu Buhari on Tuesday in Niamey, Republic of Niger, urged member countries of the Economic Community of West African States to to tread carefully in pushing for a single currency in the sub-region by 2020. He cited the challenges faced by the European Union in realising the same goal to buttress his position. According to a statement by his Special ...

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Substandard goods: Envoy wants Chinese industries in Nigeria

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Nigeria’s Ambassador to China, Baba Ahmad Jidda, has said that there is a need for Chinese industrialists to establish manufacturing plants in the country in order to produce quality products at rates that will not be too exorbitant for Nigerians to buy. The envoy, who spoke to our correspondent in Beijing on Saturday, noted that the establishment of Chinese manufacturing ...

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NMA rejects FG’s move to stop private practice

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The President, Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Mike Ogirima, on Monday said the attempt by the Federal Government to stop private practice by doctors working in public health institutions was against the law of the land. He, however, said the NMA frowned on its members who use official hours for their private practice. He urged the government to enforce the laws ...

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NNPC not transparent despite reforms

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The Nigerian National Corporation is still not transparent enough despite the various reforms introduced by the Federal Government to make the corporation accountable to Nigerians, Publish What You Pay, an international coalition that promotes public debate on the reforms in the extractive sector, has said. According to the coalition, the Federal Government has yet to take strategic actions in its ...

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Issues in the MTEF 2018-2020

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The Federal Executive Council-endorsed Medium Term Expenditure Framework 2018-2020 has now been laid before the National Assembly awaiting parliamentary approval in accordance with the Fiscal Responsibility Act. The MTEF will derive the force of law when approved by the lawmakers and its key parametres will be the basis of the policy, revenue and expenditure profile of the 2018 federal budget. ...

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