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Minimum Wage: Buhari, Governors In Closed-Door Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed-door meeting with some state governors. The meeting is holding in the President’s office at the State House in Abuja. Although, the agenda of meeting was not revealed to journalists, the meeting might not be unconnected to the new minimum wage. Recall that the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, proposed that the minimum wage for workers be increased from 18,000 to 30,000. The proposal was conveyed by the tripartite committee to the president for his assent despite…

Uproar In Senate As PDP Senator Accuses Buhari Of Buying PVCs With SIP Funds

There was an uproar in the Senate on Wednesday after a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker accused the federal government of using Nigerians “collective funds to maintain a political party.” Minority leader of the Senate, Biodun Olujimi, had accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of alleged of using the Social Investment Programme (SIP) funds to secure permanent voter cards ahead of the 2019 elections. Olujimi said ‘I Stand With Buhari’ is written on the forms given to recipients of the SIP…

Expect A ‘Ruder Shock’ In 2019, Fayose Tells Buhari

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, says President Muhammadu Buhari will contend with Nigerians in 2019 and not the opposition parties. Fayose, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, on Monday, said President Buhari has damaged the country and has impacted the lives of Nigerians. He said Nigerians were tired of Buhari’s government, and are waiting for the 2019 elections to vote out what he described as “disruptive and destructive policies”. “The…

I’ve Done Well In Office, Buhari Tells Diaspora

President Muhammadu Buhari has told Nigerians in the diaspora that his administration has done well in the areas of security, economy and anti-corruption. Buhari, who stated this during an interactive session with a select group of Nigerian professionals based in the United States and Canada, said his administration had delivered within the available resources. The president explained that Boko Haram had been decimated, adding that it was most important for the country to be secured but regretted that the terrorist…

Aisha Buhari Denies Release Of Her ADC

The Office of the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has denied speculations that her Aide De Camp (ADC), CSP Sani Baban-Inna, has been released by the Department of State Service (DSS). Mr Suleiman Haruna, the Director of Information in the office of Mrs Buhari, said this in a statement via his social media handle on Thursday in Abuja. “The officer (Baban-Inna) is being investigated on allegation of corrupt practices, which is a serious offence. “As such, it is unlikely that the DSS will compromise and…

U.S Intelligence Firm Predicts Buhari’s Loss In 2019 Election

More damning reports from the international community have continued to trail President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to return for a second term as Nigeria’s President in 2019. Following last Saturday’s governorship poll in Osun State which saw the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) having a slight edge over the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC), a United States firm, Teneo Intelligence, has predicted a possible loss of the Presidential election by the APC next year. In an analysis on Monday, the New York based firm…

UNGA73: Buhari Speaks At Mandela Event, Condemns Xenophobia (PHOTOS)

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, extoled former South African President Nelson Mandela for the promotion of peace, unity and reconciliation around the globe. Mr Buhari said this at the declaration of Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace at the UN headquarters in New York in commemoration of the centenary celebration of the late anti-apartheid icon. The president restated Nigeria’s commitment to the promotion and protection of the rights of all women as well as providing an enabling environment for them to realise their…

Saraki Stands No Chance Against Buhari, Only Kwarans Will Vote Him – Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume, a member of the National Assembly, has dismissed the current political ambition of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, as a pipe dream. Saraki, who recently defected from the ruling APC to the main opposition PDP, is aspiring to be the country’s next president in the 2019 general elections. Ndume, an APC senator representing Borno South, was a strong ally of the senate president until they fell out in 2017. Speaking as a guest on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, the…

National Service And Matters Arising

If not that we politicise everything in Nigeria, the Kemi Adeosun saga should provoke a genuine public debate on reforming the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The constitution and other laws are supposed to be living, not embalmed, documents. No constitution is perfect. Through practice, we encounter the flaws. This dynamism allows us to modernise our laws in tandem with global standards. The process of fine-tuning makes democracy and rule of law so sweet. It does not mean Adeosun would benefit from any new amendment,…

Buhari’s Blurred National Binoculars In Appointments

The recent appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, of Yusuf Magaji Bichi, as the new Director-General of the DSS, in replacement of Matthew Seiyefa, has once again replayed PMB’s obsession and fixation with his ethnic and religious leanings. Yusuf Bichi is from Kano state, North/West (same as Buhari), while Seiyefa hails from Bayelsa state, a minority ethnic group in Nigeria that produces a substantial part of our oil resources – the goose that lays the golden egg, the people who constitute the hewers of wood and drawers…
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