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MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUMMONS SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSIONER OVER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

  The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. A senior information officer in the ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr Kimiebi Ebenfa, confirmed the development to newsmen in Abuja. Mr. …

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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI APPROVES THE COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF NIGER DELTA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

President Muhammadu Buhari has subject to Senate confirmation, approved the composition of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission. This was contained in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary General Services office, office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Olusegun. According to the statement, …

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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI SWEARS-IN 43 NEW MINISTERS

President Muhammadu Buhari today swore-in 43 new Ministers in an event that culminated in the formal inauguration of a new Federal Executive Council for Buhari’s second tenure in office. The grand ceremony took place at the Presidential Villa In Abuja. Different portfolios were given to the ministers including Mallam Muhammad …

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PRESIDENTIAL RETREAT FOR MINISTERS DESIGNATE ENDS TODAY IN ABUJA

By Akin Ajibola The grand finale of Presidential Retreat for Ministers designate with focus on “Governance Best Practice and Delivery”, is ongoing at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The day’s Retreat features among others, the Chairman of the governing All Progressives Party (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomole, and the Secretary to the …

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EKWEREMADU SAYS NIGERIANS ARE FREE TO TRAVEL DESPITE ATTACK ON HIM

By Chioma Johnson Former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, says he was calm over the attack on him by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra IPOB, in Nuremberg, Germany at the weekend. Ekweremadu said this in a statement by his media aide Uche Anichukwu after his arrival …

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DEPUTY SENATE PRESIDENT ASSURES ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF NEXT LEVEL AGENDA

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has assured that the 9th National Assembly would provide an enabling environment for the implementation of ‘Next Level’ agenda for the benefit of all Nigerians. He was speaking with journalists in Daura, Katsina State, shortly after he joined other All Progressives Congress …

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INEC REACTS TO RESIGNATION OF REC FOR CROSS RIVER STATE

By UK Umar The Independent National Electoral Commission has reacted to the purported resignation of the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Cross River State, Dr. Frankland Briyai, to participate in the gubernatorial race in the State. In a statement signed and issued by the Chairman, Voter Education and Publicity Committee of …

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SENATE URGES EXECUTIVE ARM OF GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE EARLY PRESENTATION OF 2020 APPROPRIATION BILL

The Senate has asked the Executive arm of government to ensure that the 2020 Appropriation Bill was ready before the federal lawmakers resume from their current recess.   Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, made this known in an interview with newsmen, saying that the …

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PRESIDENT BUHARI EXPRESSES COMMITMENT TO INTEGRATE PERSON LIVING WITH DISABILILTY INTO ELECTORAL PROCESS

    President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed commitment to the continuous integration of the youth, Persons Living With Disabilities and Internally Displaced Persons into the electoral process in Nigeria and other countries in the West African sub-region.   President Buhari gave the charge while declaring open the 6th Biennial General …

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PRESIDENCY APPEALS TO REVOLUTIONARY GROUP TO DESIST FROM PLANNED MARCH TODAY

The Presidency has appealed to Groups insisting on Revolution March today to desist from their plans saying that elections are more appropriate for a change of government. This was contained in a statement by the senior special assistant to the President on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. The statement …

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