Why Buhari’s Jet Is Still In London – Presidency

In response to the hullabaloo over the propriety or otherwise of retaining President Muhammadu Buhari’s official jet in London, the Presidency  Thursday defended the retention of the Presidential Aircraft, NAF 001, in London where the President is currently receiving medical attention The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement  in Abuja said the decision was  borne out protocol, national security, diplomacy and prestige. The statement read: “The Presidency is constrained to decry criticisms, mostly on social media, on the retention in London…

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BRF: Resolutely Focused At 54 by Hakeem Bello

  May 2017 was appraisal time of the mid term of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in office.   Expectedly, much attention was on the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, as it controls the fulcrum, which the country’s development revolves around. While Power plays a vital role in its industrial development, Works (roads, bridges) facilitates the transaction of business and social activities across its boundaries and cultures while Housing gives both stability and security to its human resource.   There were, and there will still continue to be truths, half-truths, and…

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Trump And Obama Engage In Nastiest Public Dispute In History

The hostilities between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama that predates the campaign season has assumed a life of its own. It’s a long-distance feud, transmitted over the airwaves and on social media, that’s now devolved well beyond a small political spat. For Trump and Obama, the animosity that started years ago has never waned, except for a month-long period during the presidential transition. Now, the current and former president are carrying out the nastiest public dispute in modern presidential history, one that began on deeply personal terms…

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Open Letter: Resign And Let Nigeria Exhale By Abiodun Ladepo

Your Excellency Sir, There are no better ways to say this: The release of that Eid-el-Fitri message to us through the BBC Hausa outlet, in Hausa language, convinced even those of us who are your diehard supporters that you are no longer sentient; that some people around you are taking advantage of your compromised medical situation to fulfill their own selfish agendas. If you were in charge of all your faculties and firing on all cylinders, you would not have allowed such a message to be used to prove that…

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Avengers Call Off Plans To Attack Oil Installations

The dwindling oil prices and its effect on the economy would have worsened if the Niger-Delta Avengers had carried out their plans. There was relief in Delta State Thursday morning following news that the militant group, had called off its plan to cripple oil production in the state through attacks on oil facilities.   The group had threatened to resume hostilities targeting oil facilities and production platforms in the state following its face-off with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration on development of oil communities and funding of the state oil producing…

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CBN Pumps $195m Into Forex Market As Naira Remains Stable

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday continued its sustained intervention in the foreign exchange (forex) market with a  $195 injection into key segments of the economy. The forex inflow, which came on the first day of business after the Eid-el-Fitr celebration, went to various segments of the inter-bank market. The intervention was part of CBN’s plans to shore up the value of the naira against the dollar and achieve its exchange rate stability goal. The naira continued its stability in the forex market, closing at N370/$1 in the parallel…

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Evans Sues Police, Demands Arraignment Or Release

Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans on Wednesday moved to push the State for his prosecution as he filed a fundamental rights enforcement action before the Lagos Federal High Court in Lagos, urging the court to order the police to charge him to court or release him immediately. Joined as respondents in the said suit marked FHC/L/CS/1012/2017 are the Nigeria Police Force, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command. In the suit filed on his behalf by a Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje,…

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Osinbajo Appoints 14 Chief Executives Of Teaching Hospitals

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 14 Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors in Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and Specialty Hospitals in Nigeria. This was contained in an approval letter signed by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the acting president and addressed to the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole. Adewole in a statement issued wednesday by the Director, Media and Public Relations, Ministry of Health, Mrs. Boade Akinola, said the appointment which takes immediate effect of four years tenure is in two categories. He…

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