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Full list of Buhari’s 42 Ambassadors-designate

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday forwarded the names of 42 career Ambassadors-designate for screening and confirmation. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read the President’s request letter, dated May 6, 2020, on the floor during plenary. According to Buhari the request was “In accordance to Section 171 (1),(2)(c) and subsection (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal...

COVID-19: Presidency rejects money for hand, back for ground demand from governors

Governors expecting cash bail out to manage the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may have to read the body language of President Muhammadu Buhari. One of them was looking for N15billion as asking price before taking action to contain the pandemic. The President refused to look at his side. But the Special Adviser to the President on...

FG: Nigerians in US now to Be Evacuated Saturday

The federal government has announced that the evacuation of the first batch of Nigerians from the United States will take place on Saturday, May 9, as against Sunday, May 10, 2020 that was earlier announced. It added that the Ethiopian Airline aircraft would depart Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey on May 9, 2020 at...

Dangers of virus spread are now more serious, says PTF

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians not to let their guards down against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu spoke on Monday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja. He said all previous measures issued for public safety still...

Wanted: Transparent judges appointment process

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has approved the appointment of 70 judges to various courts. Four of the judges were appointed as heads of special courts. They are: M.B. Dongban (President of the Court of Appeal); Muhammad Salihu (Grand Khadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal, Jigawa State); Muhammad Usman (Grand Khadi, Sharia Court...

Our lives under lockdown, by persons with disabilities

If able-bodied people have problems coping with the lockdown, how much less those of us who are physically challenged?” These were the words on the lips of nearly every person living with disability (PWDs) spoken to by Sunday Nation in the heat of the Covid-19 lockdown. Indeed, the lockdown has been difficult to cope with,...

Police Intercept Sokoto Travellers at Osun-Ibadan Boundary

Men of the Nigeria Police have apprehended 11 travellers from Sokoto State, who defied the inter-state lockdown order of the Oyo State Government, in their bid to sneak into Akure, Ondo State. Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, has, however declared that the travellers would...

BREAKING: Lockdown in FCT, Lagos & Ogun States Remains Till May 4 – President Buhari

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari has stated that the tottal lockdown in FCT, Lagos and Ogun state will remain until Monday May 4, 2020 when new measures shall be in place to relax the lockdown. He stated this in his Nationwide speech delivered tonight which ends the second phase...

How Abba Kyari Almost Became Obasanjo’s Vice-President —Mamman Daura

A nephew and confidant of the President, Mamman Daura, has revealed that during the run-up to the 1999 Presidential election, Abba Kyari was among those considered for the position of running mate to Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo who was the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. Daura said this in a tribute to Kyari, the...

My Last Contact With Abba Kyari – Femi Adesina

He told us he would be back at his desk soon. I believed it. But now, it would never happen. Not tomorrow, not next week, not forever. Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, has gone the way of all flesh. Our last contact was on Friday, March 20, 2020.President Muhammadu Buhari was...

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