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Kogi Guber: Yahaya Bello Buys, Floods State With 1,500 Exotic Suv’s As Campaign Vehicles [SEE PHOTOS]

  LOKOJA – As the Kogi governorship elections scheduled for 16th November is around the corner, the state governor, Yahaya Bello who contested for second term under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC planned to win the election as he buys about 1,500 exotic Suvs as campaign vehicles which cost millions of Naira. An election to decide who governs the state for the next four years is just by the corner on 16 November. Various political parties have completed nomination rituals for the emergence of party flag-bearers in the upcoming exercise. As expected, the events have pushed the State on the threshold of yet another critical decision making [Read]

You’re a living legend, symbol of national unity – Buhari lauds Gowon as he clocks 85

  ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has described former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon as a living legend and symbol of national unity as he felicitates with him on his 85th birthday. A message by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina reads, “on behalf of the Federal Executive Council and all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on his 85th birthday, October 19, 2019, describing him as a living legend and symbol of national unity. “As Nigeria’s youngest leader since Independence, President Buhari affirms that Gen. Gowon’s visionary leadership style, wisdom and disciplined outlook kept the country as one, [Read]

I was locked out of Aso Rock, mocked – Aisha Buhari confirms video leaked by Daura’s daughter, Fatima

  First Lady Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that she was the one locked out of a residence at the Presidential Villa in Abuja as shown in a video. Speaking to BBC Hausa Service, she said the daughter of her husband’s nephew, Fatima Mamman Daura, recorded the video. “It is me in‎ the video and those seen behind were security personnel attached to me. It was the daughter of Mamman Daura who recorded in the presence of my security personnel and other people. She was even laughing at me.’’ [READ ALSO] PDP Mocks Buhari, says ‘Aso Rock Dirty Fights, A disgrace To Nigeria, Laughable’ She said Fatima’s action was because the [Read]

BREAKING: NLC Suspends Planned Strike, FG Shifts Grounds, As Negotiations Continue

  ABUJA – Organised labour on Tuesday demanded documents from the Federal Government to support its claims during a negotiation on the consequential adjustments on the New National Minimum Wage. Labour suspended its planned strike as both sides agreed to continue negotiations today (Wednesday). The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, at the opening of the meeting, said the demand of the workers before the negotiation would shut down the economy. But a source at the five hours meeting, which started at 2.45pm, confided in our correspondent that the labour leaders and the government’s representatives made concessions. He added that they failed to reach a definite agreement on [Read]

PDP Mocks Buhari, says ‘Aso Rock Dirty Fights, A Disgrace To Nigeria, Laughable’

ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the feud between Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, and Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, has “exposed the leadership failure of the president”.  Fatima had accused Aisha of attacking her inside the presidential villa but the wife of the president defended her action saying such happened because she was denied access to an apartment in the villa. In a statement on Tuesday, Kola Ologbodiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, described the feud as a “dirty public fight” which had turned Nigeria’s seat of power into a house of comedy. He said Buhari’s “failure to manage his family until they fought over rooms [Read]

2023: Tinubu’s Presidential campaign office opens

  OSOGBO – A presidential campaign office bearing the names and photographs of Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been opened in Osun state, rekindling rumours of Tinubu’s intention to run in 2023. Tinubu, a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had long denied any intentions to run for the 2023 presidency. However, the office opened to pursue 2023 Presidency of Tinubu has a big billboard mounted with the inscription: “Tinubu 2023. Tinubu is Non Negotiable, (TNN 2023)” – Sponsored by Hon Mutiu Kunle Okunola. The office was used as the campaign office of immediate past speaker of the state house of assembly, Hon. Najeem Salaam during the governorship race [Read]

BUDGET 2020: Buhari, Osinbajo to spend N3.3bn on foreign, local trips

  President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will spend a total of N3.327bn on foreign and local trips in 2020. The figure is contained in the details of the 2020 Appropriation Bill that Buhari presented to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday. The item was tagged Travel and Transport (General) under State House (President) and State House (Vice-President). In the 2019 Budget, a total of N1.3bn was allocated for the foreign and local trips of the President and the Vice-President. While N1bn was allocated to the President, N301.03m was allocated to the Vice-President. [READ ALSO] Buhari Presents N10.73 trillion 2020 Budget To NASS, Pegs Oil Benchmark [Read]

NNPC Discovers Oil In North East After Several Months Of Search

  The Nigeria National Petroleum Commission, NNPC, has announced discovery of oil in the North Eastern part of the country after several months of tedious searching. Samson Makoji, acting group general manager, group public affairs division of the corporation, announced this in a statement on Friday. He said the discovery of oil and gas in commercial quantity in the Gongola Basin will “attract foreign investment, generate employment for people to earn income and increase government revenues”. “The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the discovery of hydrocarbon deposits in the Kolmani River II Well on the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin, in the North-Eastern part of the country,” the [Read]

Presidency finally reacts to purported Buhari’s wedding to Sadiya [READ MORE]

  ABUJA – The presidency has reacted to the rumour making round on the social media the President Muhammadu Buhari would be marrying a second wife earlier today. The report claimed that the purported marriage ceremony will be taking place today, Friday, October 11, after the Jumat (Friday prayer) services in Abuja. The more the presidency kept silent, the more the rumoured marriage gathered momentum and started trending with the Twitter hashtags, #BUSA19 and #BUSA2019 already trending on Twitter. According the Nigerian Tribune, Mr Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity has debunked the claim, describing it as a deceptive manoeuvre by those who reportedly [Read]

Jonathan Keeps Silent After Meeting With Buhari

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday declined to comment on the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the agenda of the meeting between President Buhari and Jonathan, which lasted for about 15 minutes, was unknown to newsmen. The former president, who was escorted to his car by the State Chief of Protocol, Amb. Lawal Kazaure only answered greetings from State House correspondents and other staff. NAN observed that the former president visited the Presidential Villa for the fifth time as he was last seen in the State House in 2016. NAN reports that President Buhari had earlier today [Read]

Scam Case: Presidency Under Buhari Now A Den Of Thieves – PDP Alleges

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that the arrest of yet another scammer linked with the Buhari Presidency further confirms that the Presidency under President Muhammadu Buhari has become a den of thieves. The party says that the shocking fact that the scammer, Abdulrauf Illyasu, even enjoys an office accommodation within the safety and cover of the Presidential villa, from where he carries out his fraudulent assignments, is a hard evidence that the Buhari Presidency breeds and facilitates swindlers, charlatans and treasury looters. National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan disclosed this on Thursday in a statement sent to Precise Post. The PDP however note that nothing is impossible for a [Read]

President Buhari Set To Marry Second Wife?

There are speculations that President Muhamadu Buhari is getting married to a second wife and the wedding is set to hold on Friday, 11th of October. According to sources in Aso Rock, President Buhari is getting married in a very quiet ceremony to Sadia Umar Farouq, the current Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management on Friday. Is President Buhari getting married? Is the wedding on Friday? This might just have confirmed the speculations, especially after concerns were raised by Nigerians over the continued absence of the current First Lady who has gone totally incommunicado since her trip to the UK. According to a source who spoke to PointBlankNews, on the [Read]

Budget 2020: “I Am Suffering From Cold Due To Hardwork” – Buhari To NASS

ABUJA – President, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday lamented he’s suffering from cold because of hard work to move the nation forward. The president, who was addressing the joint session of the National Assembly while presenting the 2020 budget said his cold was due to national assignment. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that immediately after observing protocols and before presenting the details of the bill, the President apologised for his voice. [READ ALSO] Buhari Presents N10.73 trillion 2020 Budget To NASS, Pegs Oil Benchmark At $57 He said, “Before I proceed to read the details of the budget, let me apologise for my voice. As you can hear in my voice, I [Read]

No harm in introducing communication tax – FIRS chairman

– Babatunde Fowler said Nigerians talk more than required on phone – The FIRS chairman said there is nothing wrong in introducing a communication tax – Fowler said this tax can go into improving education like in Ghana Babatunde Fowler who is the chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said that there is nothing wrong in introducing a communication tax. NEWS FLAKES NG reports that Fowler said this on the side-line of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group conference in Transcorp Hilton in Abuja on Monday, October 7. The FIRS chairman reportedly said Nigerians talk a lot on phone and that there is nothing wrong in paying a [Read]

Buhari Presents N10.73 trillion 2020 Budget To NASS, Pegs Oil Benchmark At $57

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2020 appropriation bill with total expenditure of N10.73 trillion to the national assembly. While presenting the budget on Tuesday, Buhari said the federal government is targetting a revenue of N8.155 trillion. Buhari said the appropriation bill is based on the new VAT rate “which will help finance health, education, and infrastructural programmes.” Debt servicing in the budget is pegged at N2.45trn, out of which local debts would take N296bn, with N426.6bn set as overhead cost. The oil benchmark is set at $57 at 2.18m barrels per day with capital projects gulping N2.46 trillion. A breakdown of the budget’s statutory transfers show that [Read]