Read Buhari’s speech to govs: Find money to pay your workers

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, AT THE OCCASION OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL, HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, ABUJA, ON MONDAY 29TH JUNE 2015. Protocol I am delighted to be here with you at this occasion on the inauguration of the National Economic Council (NEC) for… Read More Read Buhari’s speech to govs: Find money to pay your workers

FG probes N3.8trn missing oil funds

ABUJA— A panel of four governors was, yesterday, constituted to probe the affairs of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, following revelations that the corporation withheld N3.8 trillion of the N8.1 trillion generated from oil receipts. The committee comprising governors of Gombe, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Kaduna states is also to unravel circumstances of the… Read More FG probes N3.8trn missing oil funds

Buhari has not ordered arrest of brother-in-law

Reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Department of State Sevice, DSS, to arrest his wife’s younger brother, Musa Yola, over suspicion of fraud, are untrue. PREMIUM TIMES contacted presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, and he categorically denied the reports. “It is definitely not true, there is no iota of truth on this report there… Read More Buhari has not ordered arrest of brother-in-law

Buhari to governors: Pay workers’ salaries

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday charged state governors to seek efficient ways to settle unpaid workers’ salaries in their states. Many of the state governments have been hit by cash crunch and are owing huge workers’ salaries, among other indebtedness. Inaugurating the National Economic Council (NEC) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential… Read More Buhari to governors: Pay workers’ salaries

Why Buhari won’t appoint ministers ‘in the next two months’

President Muhammadu Buhari may not appoint ministers “in the next two months”, The Nation learnt at the weekend. Three factors may account for the delay. They are: •the President’s plan to clear the “rot” inherited from the Goodluck Jonathan administration; •the crisis in the National Assembly over the choice of principal officers; and •the need… Read More Why Buhari won’t appoint ministers ‘in the next two months’

President’s protection: CSO revokes ADC’s order to DSS officials

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief Security Officer, Abdulrahman Mani, has revoked the order by the Aide-De-Camp to the President, Lt.-Col. Lawal Abubakar, removing operatives of the Department of State Services from giving Buhari close body protection. Mani, in a memo countermanding the ADC’s order, said the DSS operatives should disregard the directive by Abubakar. He said… Read More President’s protection: CSO revokes ADC’s order to DSS officials

REVEALED: Buhari, Saraki not on speaking terms

The crisis between President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki is taking its toll on executive-legislature relations as both men are not on speaking terms, TheCable understands. Buhari, who preferred Ahmad Lawan as senate president, is still livid with Saraki for cutting a deal with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and outsmarting the All… Read More REVEALED: Buhari, Saraki not on speaking terms

Saraki’s rebellion seen as northern conspiracy against Yoruba, says Bisi Akande

Bisi Akande, pioneer chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the rebellion in the senate is being viewed in the south-west as a northern conspiracy against the Yoruba. He also alleged that individuals who feel threatened by the resolve of President Muhammadu Buhari to fight corruption influenced the emergence of Bukola Saraki as senate… Read More Saraki’s rebellion seen as northern conspiracy against Yoruba, says Bisi Akande

President Buhari Orders Arrest Of Wife’s Younger Brother Over Alleged Extortion- Report

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s security agents to arrest his brother-in-law for allegedly extorting money from an unnamed businessman, a close confidante of the Nigerian leader told SaharaReporters. He said the suspect, named Musa Yola, was the immediate younger brother of Mr. Buhari’s wife. Sources disclosed that the suspect, also addressed as “Alhaji Yola,”… Read More President Buhari Orders Arrest Of Wife’s Younger Brother Over Alleged Extortion- Report

President Buhari Inaugurates National Economic Council

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated the National Economic Council led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The council, which has the 36 state governors and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria as members, is saddled with the responsibility of advising the President on economic affairs of the country. Buhari tasked members to come up… Read More President Buhari Inaugurates National Economic Council

DSS officials barred from ‘close protection’ of Buhari

Authorities of the Presidential Villa, Abuja have formally removed officials of the Department of State Services from spots where they can perform “close protection roles” for President Muhammadu Buhari. The decision to restrict the officials’ access to the President was the peak of the inter-agency rivalry that has been rocking security agencies in the seat… Read More DSS officials barred from ‘close protection’ of Buhari

National Assembly crisis: Buhari backs APC’s stand

The President spoke yesterday on the National Assembly crisis, saying he expected the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers to toe the party’s line in the election of principal officers. Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday announced the names of principal officers and adjourned plenary till July 21. President Muhammadu Buhari said: “The party did a straw… Read More National Assembly crisis: Buhari backs APC’s stand

Op’Ed: THE FURY AGAINST BUHARI (AND SARAKI)

Through acts of apparent duplicity and unmitigated incompetence bordering on abdication, General Buhari and a conniving and dangerous wing of his party, the APC, have, in a twinkle of an eye, transformed the celebratory victory of the Nigerian people over the ruinous kleptocracy of the despair-inspiring PDP and its owners into an uncertain period of… Read More Op’Ed: THE FURY AGAINST BUHARI (AND SARAKI)

International Community will help Nigeria recover stolen funds, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday in Abuja that his administration has received firm assurances of cooperation from the U.S. and other countries on the recovery and repatriation of funds stolen from Nigeria. A press release from the presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, said Buhari gave the indication at an audience with members of the… Read More International Community will help Nigeria recover stolen funds, says Buhari

Buhari vows To Recover Billions Of Dollars Stolen By President Jonathan And His Ministers In The Next Three Months

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja assured State Governors that the days of impunity, lack of accountability, and fiscal recklessness in the management of national resources are over in Nigeria. Governors at the meeting with Buhari today State House Speaking at a meeting with the Governors in the Presidential Villa, President Buhari also vowed that… Read More Buhari vows To Recover Billions Of Dollars Stolen By President Jonathan And His Ministers In The Next Three Months