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Posts Tagged "buhari"

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A few days ago, the fallacious minister of information, the rightly named Lai Mohammed, whose first name rhymes with his life’s calling, released a so called ‘looters list’ with six names of alleged looters. After he was ridiculed by civil society, the opposition and the international community, Mr. Lai Mohammed hurriedly put out a statement […]

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari wants to increase spending by 16 percent next year to help boost growth of an economy emerging from its worst slump in a quarter century. Buhari asked lawmakers to approve spending plans of 8.6 trillion naira ($23.9 billion) in 2018, compared with 7.4 trillion naira this year. The government targets a […]

Femi Asu The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has said the thought of saddling future generations with unserviceable debts is not part of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s agenda. Adeosun stated this in an article entitled, ‘The debt debate: Deconstructing the debt story’, in which she explained the debt history, the short-term strategy and […]

The Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 states of the federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory have borrowed N7.51tn in the last two years, statistics have revealed. As of June 30, 2015, just a month after the present crop of leaders took over the leadership of the country, Nigeria’s total […]

LAGOS, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari told members of his party before he was first elected that he would only seek one term, implying he did not intend at that time to run in 2019, the minister of women’s affairs told Reuters on Wednesday. The comments by Aisha Alhassan could heighten uncertainty […]

ABUJA, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday chaired his first cabinet meeting since returning from sick leave in Britain this month. Buhari returned to Nigeria on Aug. 19 after more than three months in London for treatment for an undisclosed ailment. Last week he cancelled a cabinet meeting, raising concerns that […]

LAGOS, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, back at the helm after prolonged sick-leave, said he was delighted by the way Africa’s biggest economy was improving after briefings from ministers and the central bank, his office said on Monday. Nigeria, the continent’s most populous country, is in its second year of recession and […]

* Details of Buhari’s ailment have not been released * Buhari been on medical leave in Britain since May 7 * Vice President Osinbajo was interim leader (Recasts, adds details, background) By Felix Onuah ABUJA, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Saturday from three months of medical leave in Britain […]

ABUJA, July 26 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s upper house of parliament voted on Wednesday to weaken the power of the presidency and strengthen the legislature. The move came with approval of a series of amendments to the country’s constitution. If approved by the lower house and signed by the president, it would be only the second […]

ABUJA, July 23 (Reuters) – Nigeria released a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, the first in almost three months after he left the country on May 7 for medical leave in Britain. In stark contrast to his first absence, when numerous photos of a notably skeletal leader were published, the presidency had released […]