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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Muhammadu Buhari

Kyari: Taking NNPC out of bureaucratic boondoggle to boom, zeroing out queues at filling stations

  …Buhari’s ``Next Level’’ agenda translated into reality – seamless petroleum products supply   The appointment of Malam Mele Kyari as the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 7, 2019 was greeted with...

Buhari quits politics

  In veiled reference to the``third term agenda’’ taunts, President Muhammadu Buhari, says come 2023 he will leave office. “I will be standing down in 2023 and will not be available in any future elections. ``But I am determined to help strengthen...

FG’s 2020 troops withdrawal: Governors urge stay of action amid threats of ISWAP

  Worried by the Federal Government’s decision to withdraw troops from the Northeast and some parts of the North in 2020, some governors have urged the government to have a rethink and stay action. The governors include Samuel Ortom of Benue...

Insecurity: Military to withdraw troops from volatile areas in 2020

  With effect from the first quarter of 2020, the federal government will withdraw military troops from some volatile parts of the country that have attained peace. The withdrawal of troops will be done after an assessment to determine areas where...

N24.9trn debt: Nigeria may soon become world’s poorest nation, says Obasanjo

…our children, children’s children must be saved from debts After a spell of reticence, a one-time President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, says he is alarmed by Nigeria’s huge debts owing to external borrowings amounting to N24.94 trillion. Obasanjo, a retired Army General,...

Nigeria to commence issuance of visa on arrival to Africans January 2020 – Buhari

  Nigeria will commence issuing of visa on arrival to all holders of African passport, as from January 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed. According to him, this move is to promote free movement and facilitate the full implementation of the...

Presidency shrugs off Punch editorial, says Maj.-Gen. title for Buhari is welcome

  The Presidency has reacted to Wednesday’s Punch Editorial, on President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged autocracy and military-style repression, and said the newspaper’s resolve to henceforth address Buhari as Major-General is a welcome development. ``Nothing untoward in it. It is a rank...

Paper Presentation: DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

By Prince Clem Ikanade Agba   I am pleased to be here with you as a Guest of Honour at this National Conference. I have been intimated to the goal of this conference, which is to analyse the current infrastructure policy direction, develop method of building sustainable infrastructure and industrial growth required to propel our national economy. I commend...

Sowore: Presidency endorses his re-arrest by DSS

  …insists he wants to overthrow government Few hours after the Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, was re-arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) in court on Friday, the Presidency on Sunday rationalized the action of the security operatives. The DSS...
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Nigeria’s central security system, a colossal failure, says Senate President

  …we cannot play politics with security issues ...Community policing an option -- SGF Mustapha Taking a holistic view of the current...
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Herdsmen’s attack Benue Governor Ortom , escapes death by whisker

  …local guards repel attacks Another governor has escaped death by a whisker in the hands of ubiquitous armed herdsmen, this time around is the Benue...

From Wuhan to West Africa – Living in an era of infectious disease outbreaks

  By Dr. Dr Adaeze Oreh The ongoing new corona virus (nCov) outbreak that was first reported in Wuhan, China mid-December 2019 causes a pneumonia-like illness...

New US visa rule makes it easier to reject applicants for being poor

The United States Supreme court issued an order on Monday to temporarily allow a new visa rule that would deny certain visa applicants across...

China calls for ‘resolute fight against deadly coronavirus as death toll rise to 106

  Officials in China revealed that the death toll from coronavirus outbreak has risen to 106, with the authorities in Hubei province, saying it killed...