President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, as the newly elected Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrators (AAMA).

Mr. Peterside won unanimous to be the next Chairman of AAMA at the end of the Third Annual Conference of the continental organization in Abuja on Friday.

Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, noted that Peterside’s places Nigeria in a pivotal position to rally other maritime administrations in collaboration with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) towards safer global maritime activities.

President Buhari expressed optimism that Peterside will be able to meet the objectives of AAMA, following his encouraging performance at NIMASA.

The President, while wishing the new Chairman of AAMA a successful one-year tenure, expresses confidence that within this period, the Federal Government’s renewed focus on growing the Nigerian economy through increased maritime resources will be further enhanced.

The presidency has said on Satdurday that the probe involving suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Director General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, will be done behind closed doors.

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of late Chief Onuora Nzekwu, author of 'Eze Goes To School', who died on Friday, at the age of 89.

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, has once again tackled President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to perish the thought of seeking a second term in office.

The Arewa Youth Forum (AYC) says it has begun the search for a possible replacement for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the governing boards of the 21 federal colleges of education in the country.

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put and end to the menace of herdsmen attacks in the country.

The Presidency has described as false the media reports that the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, cried during his visit to the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Prof. James Momoh for the position of Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Respected legal luminary, Mr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN has filed a Fundamental Rights Class Action against the Federal Republic of Nigeria for himself and on behalf of the South East Zone on grounds of discrimination pursuant to Section 42 of the 1999 Constitution.

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