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Nigeria has insisted that it will not be banning any legitimate traveller from entering the country. This comes as many countries are placing travelling restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19. Speaking in Abuja today, the minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora said Nigeria still has no plans on restricting any country’s nationals from entering the country. Instead, he said the country would be intensifying screening on passengers from eight countries – China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Germany, Japan, France, and Spain. Mamora, while giving the national update on the status of the disease in the country, said these… continue reading
Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, says Nigeria has nothing to show for all the funds it has been borrowing for years. Obi was reacting to the senate’s approval of the $22.7 billion roan request by President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking while on a television programme, Obi said all previous borrowings have had no positive impact on Nigeria’s economy. He said the more the country borrows, the worse the economic projections. According to him, this is because the government has been borrowing “recklessly for consumption”, with no clear cut business plan on how to spend the fund or invest it… continue reading
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians have the capacity to solve the challenges facing the country.
Buhari said this in Argungu, Kebbi state, while speaking at the Argungu Agricultural Fair.
He said the Federal Government will sustain investments in security and infrastructure to boost cultural tourism, and attract more investments into the entertainment industry.
Buhari said the re-emergence of Argungu Agricultural and Fishing Festival after suspending it for 11 years, and other international festivals across the country, signals more confidence in improved security.
He said insecurity has created a… continue reading
The senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to borrow $22.7 billion. Huram Lokodi reports that the upper legislative chamber okayed the request today amidst objections from some senators. In the mean time, the House of Representatives may soon investigate stakeholders in the financial sector of Nigerian economy over alleged loss of $30 billion due to annual leakages in revenues. According to the lawmakers, this decision followed discovery of tax evasion, malpractices, mis-use and diversion of foreign exchange allocations by companies and other entities. This followed a resolution sequel to a motion of urgent public importance moved by James Falake… continue reading
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea, Francisco Edu Ngua Mangue, that Nigeria is taking measures to secure the Gulf of Guinea. This, according to him follows his meeting with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Buhari made the promise at State House, Abuja today while receiving Mangue’s Letters of Credence. The ambassador, in his remarks, said President Mbasogo had called for joint efforts to tackle the challenge since the insecurity at the Gulf of Guinea had persisted. Buhari also received Letters of Credence from Ambassador of Greece to Nigeria, Monsieur Loannis Plotas and his counterpart from Cuba,… continue reading
President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Nigerian military to re-examine strategies towards defeating the Islamic States for West African Province terrorists in the North East. Buhari gave the directives at the opening of the 10th National Security Seminar organised by the Alumni Association of the National Defence College in Abuja today. Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, said new threats in the areas of insurgency and terrorism had emerged due mainly to the defeat of ISIS. He, however, stated that the security agencies has been given renewed mandate to deal mercilessly with all forms of… continue reading
A former senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani says there is the need for special protection unit at worship centres across the north-east region over the incessant attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. In a tweet today, the former senator condemned the attacks, saying they are targeted at churches and the clergy in the region. He said the protection unit should either be deployed or private guards should be allowed to bear arms for the sake of self-protection. The former lawmaker had earlier said prayer is the most potent option left in the fight against insurgency. Boko Haram has repeatedly attacked… continue reading
President Muhammadu Buhari today met with Nigeria’s service chiefs. The closed-door meeting took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Those in attendance were the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar; the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe Ibas. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, also attended the meeting believed to centre on security challenges. But the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno was absent. Appointed co-chair of the National Humanitarian Coordination Committee, Monguno, who has been in the news over his disagreement with the chief of staff to the… continue reading
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu says some politicians paid miscreants to boo President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno state. On Wednesday, some residents of the state booed the president as his convoy made its way into Maiduguri. Buhari was on a condolence visit to the state over the killing of 30 citizens at Auno on Sunday. In an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, in Abuja today, Shehu said only miscreants protested against the president’s visit. The presidential spokesman said the administration has the capacity to fight the insurgents. It will be recalled that during the visit, Governor Babagana Zulum… continue reading
Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the government should be run like a business such that anyone who fails to perform well is sacked.
Lawan said this today while speaking on a motion sponsored by the senator representing Borno central, Kashim Shettima on the recent attack by Boko Haram in Auno.
The senate president did not direct his comment at anyone, but some senators have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs.
The senate president said when targets are set for appointees, they are likely to perform better.
Speaking… continue reading