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PoliticsTermux8mons ago
apc primaries: fg declares monday, tuesday and wednesday as public holiday
APC Primaries: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday As Public Holiday, Excludes Bankers   The Federal government led of President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday June 6th, 7th and 8th, 2022, as a public holiday, in preparation for the June 6th, 7th & 8th presidential primaries and parliamentary elections. The ministry of interior via a statement on Sunday, however, excluded bankers and those offering essential services across the nation. "Federal Government declares Monday 06th, 07th and 8th June 2022 as work-free day. Those providing essential duties and bankers are excluded," "The work-free day is to enable free day for the All Progressive Congress, (APC), conduct their Presidential Primaries elections. "Security agencies have been directed to ensure safety of lives & property before, during & after the Primaries elections."   President Muhammadu Buhari directed 10, 000 military personnels at the eagle square yesterday night ahead of the primary Elections.
Apc Primaries: Fg Declares Monday, Tuesday And Wednesday As Public Holiday
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president buhari to apc presidential aspirants: consult, bulid
PRESIDENT BUHARI TO APC PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS: CONSULT, BUILD CONSENSUS, AND COME UP WITH FORMIDABLE CANDIDATE   President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday night met with all the aspirants for President on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), at State House, Abuja, urging them to hold consultations, and come up with a formidable candidate before the party holds its primary election between June 6-8, 2022.   The President said the meeting was a continuation of the on-going consultative process aimed at ensuring a smooth and strategic emergence of a standard bearer, who will lead the APC to a resounding victory in the upcoming presidential polls.   “Looking at this assemblage of personalities and considering your rich pedigree of accomplishments in life, I have come to the conclusion that our party, the APC, is rich in human resources and also that our nation is blessed with capable people that can successfully steer the ship of state into the future,” President Buhari said.   He added that with his first-hand knowledge of the demands of the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the expectations of the citizens, “I must salute your courage and your selfless spirit, in volunteering to serve in the highest office of the land.”   The President added: “Our party, the APC, has won two successive presidential elections in 2015, first when we were in the opposition and in 2019 when I sought re-election. Both processes were achieved through unity of purpose, strategic alignment, consultation, fairness, determination and effective leadership. In both instances, national and party interests were overriding factors in our deliberations and decision-making.   “The 2023 General Elections are fast approaching in a global, regional and national environment that is constantly changing and challenging. This demands that our party should become more aware of the changing environment, be responsive to the yearnings of our citizens, re-evaluate our strategy and strengthen our internal mechanism so that we would sustain the electoral successes.   “I am pleased to note that the party, recognizing the significance of all these demands, has over time developed several democratically acceptable processes and policies, that promote consultation, internal cohesion and leadership to facilitate victories at the polls.”   The President recalled the consultation he had held with stakeholders “that would help the electoral fortunes of our party, beginning with the State Governors. This is the second in the series and I still look forward to meeting with party stakeholders. These steps are being taken to ensure that the unity and cohesion of the party are sustained and to provide direction.   “Amongst others things, I reminded the APC Governors of the need for the party to proceed to the 2023 Presidential elections with strength, unity of purpose and to present a flag bearer who will give Nigerians a sense of hope and confidence, while ensuring victory for our party. I extend a similar reminder to all of you distinguished aspirants.”   Saying the APC will on Monday June 6, 2022 commence its national convention during which one candidate will be picked by delegates to fly the flag of the party for the 2023 Presidential Election, President Buhari said he was aware that there is anxiety among party members about the outcome of the process.   “Given these circumstances, I charge you to recognize the importance of the stability and unity of the party, which cannot be overemphasized.   “Similarly, I wish to remind you that our choice of flag bearer must be formidable, appealing to the electorate across the board and should command such ability to unify the country and capacity to address our critical challenges.   “Ahead of the Convention, the party machinery has screened and found all aspirants eminently qualified. Recognizing this fact, the Screening Committee has, amongst others, recommended that consensus building through consultation, be intensified.   “Without prejudice to your qualifications, I urge all of you to hold consultations amongst yourselves and with the party, with a view to building a consensus in a manner that would help the party reduce the number of aspirants, bring up a formidable candidate and scale down the anxiety of party members.”   The President assured that in the interest of the nation and the party, he would continue to provide effective leadership during the transition processes and on-going consultations, “until we successfully make the choice on the candidate that will fly the flag of our party for the presidential elections and make the party stronger. I seek your support in this all important responsibility.”   Earlier, National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu had promised that all stakeholders of the party would be reached in the consultation process.   Responding on behalf of the aspirants, former Governor of old Abia State and immediate past Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State, and Vice President, ‘Yemi Osinbajo, thanked the President for his leadership and guidance, pledging that they would hold the consultations as counseled “for the unity and strength of our party, the APC.”   Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) June 4, 2022
President Buhari To Apc Presidential Aspirants: Consult, Bulid
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president buhari to attend ecowas extraordinary summit in accra
PRESIDENT BUHARI TO ATTEND ECOWAS EXTRAORDINARY SUMMIT IN ACCRA       President Muhammadu Buhari will today Saturday, June 4 in Accra, Ghana attend an Extraordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government on the political situation in Mali and other parts of the sub-region.   The Summit which will hold at the Presidential Palace, Accra, also known as the Jubilee House, is expected to review progress made by Mali’s military junta on the return of the country to democratic rule.   The Heads of State will also review the situation in the Republics of Burkina Faso and Guinea.   The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd) and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar.   He will return to Abuja same day at the end of the Summit.    Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) June 04, 2022
President Buhari To Attend Ecowas Extraordinary Summit In Accra
PoliticsTermux8mons ago
apc disqualifies tinubu from presidential primaries over nepa bill certificate
APC Screening Committee Disqualifies Tinubu From Presidential Primaries    APC Presidential Screening Committee Disqualifies Tinubu From Presidential Primaries Over NEPA bill certificate  The All Progressives Congress presidential committee have disqualified 10 aspirants from their presidential primaries which will hold next week.   Chairman of the Committee, John Oyegun, revealed this on Friday.   According to Oyegun, the APC committee only clear 13 out of the 23 aspirants which passed through their screening. John Oyegun told Daily Trust that Tinubu is one among the asirpants who was disqualified from the presidential primaries on Friday in Abuja, over NEPA bill certificate.   Details later...  
Apc Disqualifies Tinubu From Presidential Primaries Over Nepa Bill Certificate
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tension as group storm apc headquarters protesting
Protesters Currently At The APC National Secretariat In Abuja, Demanding That Goodluck Jonathan Becomes The Consensus Presidential Flagbearer Of The APC.
Tension As Group Storm Apc Headquarters Protesting
PoliticsTermux8mons ago
president buhari departs spain and arrives abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari departs Madrid, Spain and arrives in Abuja after his Official State Visit on 3rd June 2022   President Buhari in a group photo with Nigerian Embassy Officials led by its Ambassador Amb. Demola Seriki shortly before departing Madrid, Spain after his Official State Visit on 3rd June 2022   The presidential jet conveying the president and members of his entourage landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azkiew International airport at about 1pm on Friday.   The president was received by other top government officials.
President Buhari Departs Spain And Arrives Abuja
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apc lists chairman of sub-committees for apc convention for presidential primary
CHAIRMEN OF SUB-COMMITTEES OF APC SPECIAL CONVENTION FOR PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY   1. Budget – H.E. Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, Governor of Gombe State    Co-Chair: Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed    2. Finance and Logistics – H.E. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State    3. Accreditation and Decoration – H.E. Prince Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State    4. Security and Compliance – H.E. Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State    Co-Chair: Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (Rtd.), former Minister of Interior    5. Election Planning – H.E. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State    Co-Chair: H.E. Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Imo State    6. Transportation – H.E. (Dr.) Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Governor of Kano State    Deputy: Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu, Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory    7. Accommodation – H.E. Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno State    Co-Chair: H.E. Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State    8. Media and Publicity- H.E. Abdullahi Sule, Governor of Nasarawa State    9. Medicals – Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment    Co-Chair: Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, former Minister of Health    10. Legal: Abubakar Malami SAN, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice    11. Venue and Site Servicing: H.E. Bello Muhammad Matawalle, Governor of Zamfara State    Co-Chair: Mohammed Musa Bello, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory    12. Election Appeal – H.E. Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe State    13. Hospitality and Welfare – H.E. Simon Lalong, Governor of Plateau State    Co-Chair: Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development    14. Protocols - H.E. Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State    15. Digital Communications – H.E. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Governor of Kwara State    16. Pre-Convention/Management/ Rapporteur – H.E. Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State    Deputy: Dame Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs    17. Presidential Screening Appeal – H.E. Abubakar Sani Bello, Governor of Niger State    Co-Chair: Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives    18. Accreditation of Diplomats – H.E. Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate    Co-Chair: Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister for Foreign Affairs   SIGNED Barr. Felix Morka National Publicity Secretary All Progressives Congress (APC)
Apc Lists Chairman Of Sub-committees For Apc Convention For Presidential Primary
PoliticsTermux8mons ago
as nigeria hosts tourism conference, president buhari welcomes the world
AS NIGERIA HOSTS TOURISM CONFERENCE, PRESIDENT BUHARI WELCOMES THE WORLD   President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Madrid, Spain expressed the readiness of Nigeria to host the first ever Global Conference on Tourism, Culture and the Creative Industry in November this year in a conducive environment.   Speaking during a visit to the headquarters of the United Nations World Trade Organization (UNWTO) in the Spanish capital at the beginning of his State Visit to the country, President Buhari described the granting of the hosting rights as a ”further proof of Nigeria’s support for the vision of the organization and also an affirmation of the confidence reposed in our country by your organization.’’   He noted that the event would provide yet another opportunity for the country to showcase its tourism and creative industry to the whole world.   “It will also serve as an opportunity to extend our warm hospitality to the world and introduce the country’s leisure and business sectors to potential investors. We have not-so-well-known wonders to reveal!”   President Buhari assured participants from across the world of “a safe and secure environment as well as excellent facilities,” adding, "we look forward to welcoming all participants.”   The President affirmed that the country had been consistent in supporting the organisation since joining in 1975, noting that Nigeria had also been elected Chairman of the Commission for Africa between 2005 and 2007.   The President used the opportunity to thank the Secretary General for granting 100 UNWTO Online Academy Scholarships on the ‘Introduction to Tourism-Industry Management’ stressing that this will further boost youth empowerment and education as well as address the manpower shortage in the tourism sector.   The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, whose ministry is facilitating the conference, said Nigeria was given the hosting rights at the 64th meeting of the UNWTO in Cape Verde in 2021, explaining that “our plan is to host the event in the iconic National Theatre in Lagos which is currently being massively refurbished for the first time since its commissioning some 46 years ago.   He added that since the announcement of the rights, preparations had started in earnest in conjunction with the UNWTO to ensure that Nigeria hosts a world-class event to justify the confidence reposed in the country by the organization .   The Minister emphasized that Nigeria intended to “leverage on the conference to showcase what makes Nigeria tick in culture, tourism, music, film, gastronomy, fashion, photography and why Nigeria has become a global leader in music and film, especially.”   In his remarks, Secretary General, UNWTO, Zurab Pololikashvili said the visit of the President is a direct confirmation of how important tourism is to Nigeria, describing Nigeria as “a big country with huge resources in culture, nature and diversity .   We have a long term commitment with Nigeria to develop tourism and attract more and more tourists to Nigeria. The numbers are very small at the moment and I think it’s a shame. Nigeria has to receive much more tourists to see the beauty and meet the people.”   He assured the President of his support in promoting the diverse culture of Nigerians and Africans to the world.   Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) June 1, 2022
As Nigeria Hosts Tourism Conference, President Buhari Welcomes The World
PoliticsTermux8mons ago
braking: police takes over apc national secretariat over pdp planned protest
BREAKING: Police Takes Over APC National Secretariat, Blantyre Street Over PDP Planned Protest        Dozens of armed policemen in four patrol vans have taken over the entry and exit points of Blantyre Street where the All Progressive Congress National Secretariat is located in Abuja.   It was gathered on Wednesday that the police who were complimented by officers of the Department of State Service, DSS were at the location to forestall a possible breakdown of law and other.   Our corresponded learnt that the security officers mobilised in response to see reports about a planned protest by the People's Democratic party, (PDP) against the party's leadership over the conduct of the up coming presidential primaries.   Details later...
Braking: Police Takes Over Apc National Secretariat Over Pdp Planned Protest
PoliticsTermux8mons ago
just-in: president buhari arrives spain for state visit
JUST-IN   President Muhammadu Buhari arrives Madrid, Spain ahead of his State Visit on 31st May 2022
Just-in: President Buhari Arrives Spain For State Visit
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president buhari to embark on a state visit to spain
PRESIDENT BUHARI EMBARKS ON STATE VISIT TO SPAIN   Adaojo Victor Buhari Information ℹ️ Minister (GCFR), Abuja   President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday, May 31, departs Abuja for Madrid, Spain on a State Visit at the invitation of the Spanish President, Pedro Sanchez.   At a separate meeting during the visit, the first by the Nigerian leader, President Buhari will also meet with the Head of State of the Spanish nation, His Majesty King Felipe VI.   During his engagements with both leaders, the Nigerian President will discuss issues of mutual interest to both countries, which will expectedly result in the signing of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding on a wide range of topics geared towards further enhancing the bilateral relations between the two nations.   Such areas include: Extradition and transfer of convicted persons, Mutual Legal Assistance, Cultural Matters, Cooperation towards fighting crime and enhancing security, as well as issues affecting dependants of diplomatic staff.   Also on the agenda are Cooperation on Energy, Trade and Investment, Transportation, Public Health and Sports Development.   The President will also be the Special Guest at an Investment Forum jointly organized by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Trade, and the Confederation of Employers (CEOE) where he will speak to the gathering of top members of the Spanish business community and their Nigerian counterparts on the investment opportunities in Nigeria and ways of expanding the volume of trade as well as further collaborating for the development of the economies of both countries.   President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN); Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare; and the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora.   Other members of the delegation are the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar; and Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.   The President is expected back in the country on Friday, June 3.   Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) May 31, 2022
President Buhari To Embark On A State Visit To Spain
PoliticsTermux8mons ago
president buhari meets progressive governors ahead of primaries
President Muhammadu Buhari meets with APC Governors in State House on 31st May 2022
President Buhari Meets Progressive Governors Ahead Of Primaries
PoliticsTermux8mons ago
the newly constructed urasi bridge in the east by buhari's administration
💥BOOM   The Newly Constructed Urasi Bridge In The East By President Muhammadu Buhari's Administration.    Pic 1&2 Is The New Bridge Under President Buhari While Pic 3&4 Is The Old Bridge Under Past Administrations .   God bless president Muhammadu Buhari 
The Newly Constructed Urasi Bridge In The East By Buhari's Administration
PoliticsTermux8mons ago
just-in: apc insist on consensus candidate, ask tinubu to step down
2023: Again, APC Insist On Concensus Candidate, Ask Tinubu To Step Down - The All Progressives Congress Presidential Screening Committee has asked the party’s presidential aspirants if they would be ready to step down for the consensus candidate of the party. The Committee, headed by a former National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, queried the aspirants on 10 key issues including their dual citizenship status.         While there have been reports that the party may adopt consensus, the National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Abdullahi, who emerged through the method in March, during an interview with Voice of America Hausa Service on May 26, said it would not be feasible for electing the party’s presidential candidate. According to Punch, the issue of consensus and foreign citizenship, however, came up when presidential aspirants including the party’s National leader, Bola Tinubu; Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, his Jigawa State counterpart, Badaru Abubakar; the immediate past Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; Ondo-North lawmaker, Senator Ajayi Boroffice; Pastor Tunde Bakare and Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, were screened in Abuja on Monday. The questions the aspirants were asked included, “Do you have dual citizenship? Are you the subject of investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission or the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission? Have you been arraigned by the Code of Conduct Bureau? And have you ever been convicted for a crime?” Other questions asked include, “Have you ever been declared bankrupt? Will you be willing to step down for a consensus candidate? What is your manifesto? Will you abide by the party’s objectives and manifesto? What is your APC membership status?” The aspirants were also asked to present original copies of their credentials including school certificates. One of the aspirants said, “They asked us pretty much the same questions. They asked about our record with anti-graft agencies, citizenship status, finances and our manifestoes. Of course, there were a few follow up questions depending on the responses given. “They asked if I had any EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) or ICPC (Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission) case. They asked about my manifesto and also asked me if I would be willing to step down in the event of a consensus. I told them I am a party man and will abide by the wishes of the APC.” Last week human rights activist, Kayode Ajulo, who is a campaigner for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, wrote President Muhammadu Buhari, and the National Chairman of the APC on the danger of picking a candidate with dual citizenship or past criminal record. Ajulo said there was a plot by the opposition to ensure that the APC is disqualified on the basis of this just as was done in the Bayelsa governorship race in February 2020  
Just-in: Apc Insist On Consensus Candidate, Ask Tinubu To Step Down
PoliticsTermux8mons ago
tinubu has nepa bill certificate, osinbajo covered him up (photos)
There's already a complex NEPA bill certificate problem for Jagaban of Borgu, it is NOW going to be complicated because the guys/lawyers who arranged the cover up (Professor Yemi Osinbajo and co) in 1999- 2007 are now his oppennets.
Tinubu Has Nepa Bill Certificate, Osinbajo Covered Him Up (photos)
PoliticsTermux8mons ago
pictures of tinubu facing apc president panel
   Pictures Of Tinubu Facing APC Presidential Screening Panel - Pictures Of Tinubu Facing APC Presidential Screening Panel by Lanrelagboi: 9:59pm The leading APC presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu with other aspirants and the chairman of the screening committee, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja today.
Pictures Of Tinubu Facing Apc President Panel
PoliticsTermux8mons ago
peter obi wins labour party presidential primary as pat utomi steps down
Peter Obi Wins Labour Party Presidential Primary Election as Pat Utomi Steps Down 👇for him. Pat Utomi has promised to bring other political parties into Labour Party   More details later....
Peter Obi Wins Labour Party Presidential Primary As Pat Utomi Steps Down
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happening now: efcc operatives search every "ghana must go" at pdp primaries (video)
💥BREAKING    EFCC Operatives Search Every Single "Ghana Must Go Bags" That Goes Into The Venue Of The PDP Presidential Primary. Watch video below via link;   https://youtube.com/shorts/SGNVmqUNtoA?feature=share
Happening Now: Efcc Operatives Search Every "ghana Must Go" At Pdp Primaries (video)
PoliticsTermux8mons ago
president buhari returns to abuja from au summit (photos)
PRESIDENT BUHARI RETURNS TO ABUJA FROM AU SUMMIT    President Muhammadu Buhari and wife Aisha return to Abuja after participation at the Programme of the African Union Extra-ordinary Session of Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 28th May 2022   The presidential jet conveying the president his wife and members of his entourage touched ground at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azkiew International airport at about 06:00 pm    The president was received by other top government officials
President Buhari Returns To Abuja From Au Summit (photos)
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buhari administration at 7: services to the people nothing else
BUHARI ADMINISTRATION AT 7: SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE, NOTHING ELSE   Exactly seven years ago, Muhammadu Buhari took the oath of office as President, promising to serve Nigeria faithfully in all spheres of national life.   He concluded the first four years, and Nigerians in a show of confidence massively renewed his term for another four years, which lapses this time next year.   The seven years milestone presents a major landmark and opportunity to review the service of President Buhari to the country, and its people. What are the highpoints in terms of legislation; what Bills have been signed into law, and what salutary impact have they made on the nation?   What are the strides in infrastructural development; roads, bridges, rail, air and sea ports, housing, and many others?   Oil and gas reforms? Digital economy? Mines and steel development? Agriculture? Education, Health, Creative Industry, Sports, and many others?   And security, yes, security, despite the current challenges.   Here’s a one-stop shop of the achievements of the Muhammadu Buhari administration at 7.   Revisionists would want to look at security challenges, which are being robustly tackled, alone. But we look at the entire gamut, and honest and fair Nigerians will admit that a lot has been done, and a lot more will still be done in the 12 months ahead.   Come along, and let’s together plumb the depths of the strides of the Buhari administration at 7. It’s service to the people, and nothing else.   Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) May 28, 2022   FACTSHEET   HIGHLIGHTS OF ACHIEVEMENTS, ON THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION (MAY 2022)   LEGISLATIVE REFORM: BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT BUHARI   Under President Buhari, Nigeria has seen the most ambitious legislative programme in its history. Several landmark Bills have been passed or amended in the last seven years, including the following:   - Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2022   - Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill, 2022, which repeals the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended, and provides a comprehensive legal and Institutional Framework for the prevention and prohibition of money laundering in Nigeria, while also conferring on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the legal status of the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering.   - Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill, 2022, which repeals the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 as amended in 2013, and provides for the effective implementation of international instruments on the prevention and combating of terrorism and suppression of the financing of terrorism.   - Proceeds of Crime (Recovery and Management) Bill, 2022, which makes comprehensive provisions for the seizure, confiscation, forfeiture, and management of properties derived from unlawful activity.   - Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act, 1993 (Amendment) Act, 2019, which will deliver increased revenues to the Federation.   - Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON (Amendment) Acts of 2019 and 2021.   - Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) Bill, the first legislation in Nigeria’s history focused on curbing anti-competition practices; establishing the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.   - Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Establishment Act, 2018   - Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill, an Executive Bill, signed into law in 2019. The Bill facilitates the identification, tracing, freezing, restraining, recovery, forfeiture and confiscation of proceeds, property, and other instrumentalities of crime, as well as the prosecution of offenders in criminal cases regardless of where in the world they might be.   - Act establishing the Police Trust Fund, which will significantly improve funding for the Nigeria Police Force (2019).   - Nigeria Police Act, 2020 – the first comprehensive reform of Police legislation since the Police Act of 1943.   - Repeal and Re-Enactment of the Companies & Allied Matters Act (CAMA), 2020 – the first comprehensive reform since 1990.   - Not Too Young to Run Bill (2018) – a Constitution Amendment Bill, to reduce the age of eligibility for running for elective office in Nigeria.   - Nigerian Correctional Services Bill, 2019 – the first comprehensive reform of prison legislation in close to five decades   - Suppression of Piracy and other Maritime Offences Bill, 2019 – the first anti-piracy legislation in West Africa.   - A Bill to grant financial autonomy to States’ Houses of Assembly and States’ Judiciary (2018)   - Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2020 - Finance Act 2019 and 2020   - The Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018   EXECUTIVE ORDERS   President Buhari has pioneered the use of Executive Orders by any government in Nigeria; the Buhari Administration has, since 2017, issued a number of landmark Executive Orders:   - Presidential Executive Order on Promotion of Transparency and Efficiency in the Business Environment (2017)   - Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Local Procurement by Government Agencies (2017)   - Presidential Executive Order on Submission of Annual Budgetary Estimates by all Statutory and non-Statutory Agencies, including Incorporated Companies wholly owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria (2017)   - Presidential Executive Order on the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (2017)   - Presidential Executive Order on Planning and Execution of Projects, Promotion of Nigerian Content in Contracts, Science, Engineering and Technology (2018)   - Presidential Executive Order (and Amendment) on the Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme (VOARS) (2018)   - Presidential Executive Order on Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme (2019)   - Presidential Executive Order 11 on National Public Buildings Maintenance (2022)   INFRASTRUCTURE   - As with legislative reform, Nigeria is also seeing, under President Buhari’s watch, the biggest and most ambitious federal infrastructure programme since Nigeria’s Independence.   - The Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria (InfraCorp) was established by President Buhari in February 2021, with initial seed Capital of N1 Trillion, provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). InfraCorp’s goal is to “to catalyse and accelerate investment into Nigeria’s infrastructure sector by originating, structuring, executing and managing end-to-end bankable projects in that space.”   - In addition to the 1 trillion Naira equity seed capital, InfraCorp is expected to mobilise up to an additional 14 trillion Naira of debt capital. Establishment in 2020 of the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF), with more than $1 Billion in funding so far.   RAIL   - 156km Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail completed and commissioned, within a Nigerian-record-time of 4 years (2017 to 2021).   - 8.72km extension to Lagos-Ibadan Rail Line, to Lagos Port Complex, completed in 2021.   - 186km Abuja-Kaduna Standard Gauge Rail Line, completed and commissioned in 2016.   - 327km Itakpe-Warri Standard Gauge Rail completed and commissioned in 2020, 33 years after construction began.   - As part of this project, there was the full rehabilitation of the Railway Village, Agbor, as well as construction of a Railway Ancillary Facilities Yard, also in Agbor. In 2021 the Line commenced commercial freight haulage, transporting pipelines for the AKK Gas Pipeline project.   - Commencement of the E-Ticketing concession process for the Lagos-Ibadan and Warri-Itakpe Standard Gauge Rail Lines. The scope of the project is to Design, Finance, Build, Operate and Manage Secure Ticketing Solution systems (Hardware and Software) for the two lines.   - Completion of the E-Ticketing concession process on Abuja-Kaduna Route in 2021, which increased the monthly generated revenue from less than N200 Million to N400 Million.   - Abuja Light Rail completed in 2018.   - Construction has commenced on Kaduna-Kano Standard Gauge Rail Line, following the ground-breaking by President Buhari in July 2021.   - Ground-breaking done by President Buhari for construction of 284km Kano-Maradi Standard Gauge Rail (with branch line to Dutse), preliminary works started 2021.   - Ground-breaking done by President Buhari for complete revamp of Port Harcourt–Maiduguri Narrow Gauge Rail. Work has kicked off in 2022.   - 377 Wagons, 64 Coaches, and 21 Locomotives (including DMUs) purchased for the Standard Gauge network, between 2016 and 2021.   - Jobs, Training and Capacity Building: More than 11,000 new jobs created from the on-going rail modernization projects in the country. More than 100 qualified young Nigerians awarded full international scholarships for undergraduate/graduate courses in rail engineering and transport in China, from 2018. In addition, dozens of Nigerian Engineers have been trained as part of the railway modernization projects.   - Establishment of a new Transportation University in Daura, Katsina State, and establishment of a new Rail Wagon Assembly Plant in Kajola, Ogun State – both nearing completion of construction.   - Three thousand tons of cement are transported monthly through train freight service from Lagos to Kano.   ROADS   - Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF), investing over a billion dollars in three flagship projects: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (for completion in 2022), Second Niger Bridge (for completion in 2022), Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Expressway (first phase for completion in 2023).   - Issued by President Buhari on January 25, 2019, Executive Order #7 of 2019, on the Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme, allows companies that are willing and able to spend their own funds on constructing critical roads, to recover their construction costs by paying reduced taxes, over a period of time, and in a transparent manner.   - So far, more than a trillion Naira has been mobilised through Executive Order 7, for road projects across all six geopolitical zones of the country, like Bodo-Bonny in Rivers and Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonshoki-Ojota in Lagos.   - Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI), a public-private partnership program to mobilise, in its first Phase, over a Trillion Naira in private investment into the development and maintenance of 12 Roads, amounting to 1,963km in length.   - More than 600 billion Naira worth of Sukuk Bonds raised since 2017 for more than 40 critical road projects across all six geopolitical zones. Between November 25 and December 13, 2021, the Federal Government handed over to benefiting communities 941 km of completed Sukuk road projects connecting 10 states in five geo-political zones of the country.   AIR AND SEA PORTS   - Completion of New Terminals for International Airports in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt   - Construction completed on New Runways for the Abuja and Enugu International Airports. The Abuja International AirportRunway was reconstructed in 2017, for the first time since the Airport was built in the early 1980s. In 2019 President Buhari approved a special fund of 10 Billion Naira for the reconstruction of the Enugu Airport Runway; it was completed and reopened in August 2020).   - Presidential approval for four International Airports as Special Economic Zones: Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt.   - President Buhari approved funds for the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) to build a world-class Flight Safety Laboratory (FSL) in Abuja, and train personnel to run it. Now Nigeria no longer has to send aircraft Cockpit Voice Recorders and Flight Data Recorders (“Black Box”) abroad for downloading and analysis.   - The Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) in Zaria, has undergone a transformation under President Buhari: A new Boeing 737 Full Flight Simulator has been installed in the College, as well as a fully-automated Fire and Smoke Aircraft Training Simulator. Prior to the installation of the Fire and Smoke Simulator, Nigeria was sending personnel to Cameroon for the relevant training.   - NCAT has also acquired 7 brand new Training Planes (1 multi-engine and 6 single-engine) that use Jet A1 fuel; to replace the old training planes that were expensive to maintain.   - The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) in July 2017 received the ISO 9001:2015 certification (re-certified in August 2020) for aeronautical meteorological services delivery, making Nigeria the first-ever African country to achieve this feat.   - Significant infrastructural upgrades at various Airports nationwide: Cat-3 ILS/DME (ILS = Instrument Landing System; DME = Distance Measuring Equipment) installed in Lagos and Abuja Airports in 2019 — which allows planes to land in zero visibility. Installation in progress in 3 more Airports   - Cat-2 ILS/DME installed in 10 airports around the country, another 4 in progress Doppler Omni-directional Range (DVOR) / DME installed in 8 airports o Air Traffic Control (ATC) Mobile Towers installed in Lagos and Abuja Airports. Ow Level Windshear Alert System (LLWAS) installed in more than a dozen airports (the Sosoliso Crash of 2005 and ADC Crash of 2006 were reportedly caused by the absence of that equipment).   - The procurement processes for the establishment of an Aviation Leasing Company in Nigeria, a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Centre, and the development of Aerotropolis (Airport Cities) in Lagos and Abuja are all ongoing, for completion in 2022, according to the project timelines.   - Lekki Deep Sea Port – the first new Sea Port in Nigeria in decades – now more than 90 percent completed.   - Ground-breaking done for Bonny Deep Sea Port in March 2021   - Commissioning of Kaduna Inland Dry Port in 2018.   Construction of Kano and Katsina Inland Dry Ports ongoing, for completion in 2022.   - Commissioning of the ‘Deep Blue’ Maritime Security Project, completed in 2021. The project includes 17 Special Mission Vessels, 2 Special Mission Aircraft, and 3 Helicopters.   - Launch of a new Cabotage Compliance Strategy, in 2019, by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), to enforce the implementation of the Cabotage Act.   - Introduction of Electronic Call-up system by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), to substantially address the challenges of traffic gridlock caused by the Lagos Ports, using technology.   - Designation of the Lilypond Container Terminal in Ijora, Lagos as a specialized processing and handling facility for the export of locally-made agricultural and finished goods.   - Commencement of indigenous survey and charting of Nigeria’s offshore waters, by the Nigerian Navy’s new Hydrographic Survey Vessel, NNS LANA.   - Cabinet approval for award of 30-year Concession of Onitsha River Port, under a Rehabilitate, Operate and Transfer (ROT) arrangement, February in 2022.   Development of capacity at the Eastern Ports:   - Reduction of Tariff (10% Rebate) on Harbour Dues for vessels calling at the Eastern Ports, as part of incentives to encourage vessel traffic to the Eastern Ports.   - In December 2017, Calabar Port commenced export of bulk cement to Tema Port in Ghana   - In 2019, 3 container ships berthed at Calabar Port, for the first time in eleven years   - Dredging of Warri Port (Escravos Bar—Warri Port channel) completed in 2018   - On October 30, 2019, an LPG Tanker operated by NLNG, berthed in Port Harcourt – the first time ever an LPG ship berthed in any of the Eastern Ports   - On December 8, 2019, Onne Port received JPO VOLANS (owned by Maersk), the FIRST gearless and largest container vessel (265.07 metres) to call at any Eastern Port in Nigeria.   - On August 1, 2019, Onne Port’s Brawal Terminal received MSC GRACE, its first container vessel since 2012.   - In March 2021, the export of 7,000 metric tonnes of cocoa through Calabar Port to the United States, for the first time in about 14 years.   - The two largest containerships to ever berth at any Nigerian port, have been in Onne, in the last 3 years: Maersk Stadelhorn, 300m long & 48m wide, on August 15, 2020, and Lady Jane on April 13, 2022. 294.5m long and 32.3m wide.   POWER   - An incremental 4,000MW+ of power generating assets will be completed during the life of the Buhari Administration, including the Zungeru Hydro, Kashimbila Hydro, Afam III Fast Power, Kudenda Kaduna Power Plant, the Okpai Phase 2 Plant, the Dangote Refinery Power Plant, and others.   - Energizing Education Programme: Taking clean and reliable energy (Solar and Gas) to Federal Universities and Teaching Hospitals across the country. Four Universities completed and commissioned already: BUK (Kano), FUNAI (Ebonyi), ATBU (Bauchi) and FUPRE (Delta); others ongoing.   - Energizing Economies Programme: Taking clean and reliable energy (Solar and Gas) to markets across the country.   Completed projects include Sabon-Gari Market in Kano, Ariaria Market in Aba, and Sura Shopping Complex in Lagos.   - Energizing Agriculture Programme, launched in May 2022, to catalyze economic development and improve rural livelihoods in Nigeria through exploring the nexus between mini-grids and agricultural productivity.   - National Mass Metering Programme: Nationwide rollout of electricity meters to all on-grid consumers, launched in August 2020. The Central Bank of Nigeria is providing 200 billion Naira for this, and so far, more than one million meters have been rolled out, in the first phase. This first phase generated more than 10,000 new jobs in meter installation and assembly.   - Solar Power Naija (SPN): Launched in April 2021 to deliver 5 million off-grid solar connections, impacting more than 20 million Nigerians, and financed through Central Bank of Nigeria loans, as well as through partnerships with NDPHC, NNPC and the NSIA. The program is expected to generate an additional N7 billion increase in tax revenues per annum and $10 million in annual import substitution.   - Under Solar Power Naija and NDPHC’s partnership, ASolar is rolling out 100,000 Solar Home Systems across the country, while the NSIA (partnering under SPN) has announced a N10 billion fund for developers, targeting more than 250,000 solar connections.   - In May 2021, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) announced the planned deployment of solar-powered grids to 200 Primary Health Centres (PHC) and 104 Unity Schools nationwide.   - Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) is a $550 million programme being implemented by the Federal Government of Nigeria in partnership with the World Bank and African Development Bank. NEP is a combination of subsidies, direct contracts and technical assistance to support Electrification across Nigeria.   - NEP has so far deployed more than 20,000 Standalone Solar Systems (SHS), as well as Solar Hybrid Mini-grids in more than 250 locations across the country.   - The Rural Electrification Fund (REF), created by the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act of 2005, was operationalized by the Buhari Administration in 2016. Since 2016, the REF under REA has executed more than N4 billion in projects, with more than N5 billions of Off-Grid (mainly Solar) projects slated to be executed across Nigeria in 2022.   SPECIAL GRID INTERVENTIONS   - Federal Government has many key grid initiatives with more than N125.2 billion budgeted between 2015 to 2021 for TCN, and Development Finance Funding through the likes of World Bank, AFDB, AFD, JICA and others of up to $1.7 billion.   - The Central Bank of Nigeria is also funding $250 million for the rehabilitation of critical interfaces between Transmission and Distribution to increase and stabilize power delivery.   - Additionally, through the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI), aka Siemens Power Program, an additional $2.0 billion or more will be invested in the Transmission Grid.: PPI is a Government-to-Government initiative involving the Governments of Nigeria and Germany, and Siemens AG of Germany, to upgrade and modernize Nigeria’s electricity grid.   - The Contract for the pre-engineering phase of the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) was signed in February 2021, following the 2020 approval for the payment of FGN’s counterpart funding for that phase, while the first set of equipment contract awards were made in December 2021, comprising 10 Mobitra Transformers and 10 Substations. In all the PPI will encompass as many as 127 individual Transmission and Distribution projects (Brownfield and Greenfield).   - There are, as of Q1 2022, 135 ongoing projects for transmission lines, substations and other associated grid infrastructure. TCN has completed 30 key Substation Projects and 12 important Transmission Lines.   - Some of the critical grid interventions across the NESI include the resuscitation of the second Egbin-Ajah Transmission Line and the recently commissioned NDPHC Lafia 2X150 MVA & 2X60 /132/33/330 KV Transmission Substation (under NIPP). Other ongoing interventions include 330kV Quad Lines in Alaoji to Onitsha, Delta Power Station to Benin as well as the Kano to Katsina 330kV line (respectively).   - The $200 million Lagos/Ogun Transmission Infrastructure Project, financed by JICA. It entails the construction of about 200 km of high-voltage transmission lines and a number of high voltage substations, benefiting several communities in the two States.   - Through a special CBN intervention for TransmissionDistribution interfaces, contracts have been awarded for more than 30 Substation Rehabilitations and 1,570MVA transformer capacity upgrades, with 34 critical transformers to be installed or replaced.   - On a Policy level, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has rolled out various policies ranging from a Tariff-Capping Regulation for un-metered customers, to the Eligible Customer Regulations, to the introduction of a Service-based Tariff Regime and CBN oversight of Disco   Bank accounts (which has helped improve payment discipline by Discos).   HOUSING   - The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, has completed or is completing housing projects in 34 States of Nigeria, under the National Housing Programme, with the support of the State Governors who provided the land. So far more than 5,000 houses are at various stages of completion, and thousands more are planned.   - The Family Homes Fund Limited (FHFL), incorporated by the Federal Government of Nigeria in September 2016, is the implementing agency for the Buhari Administration’s National Social Housing scheme.   - The Fund has now completed more than 13,000 homes across nine States, with another 20,000 commencing building works in 2022. In the process these housing developments have created more than 64,000 direct and indirect jobs.       DIGITAL ECONOMY   - Extension of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) ‘Pioneer Status’ to e-Commerce and software development companies.   - Stipulation of N145 per linear meter cap on Highway Right of Way (RoW) for fibre optic cabling, to incentivize investment in rollout.   - Launch of new national 5G policy in 2021, and successful licensing of two private companies to rollout 5G nationally. Nigeria’s 5G rollout will commence in August 2022.   - Establishment of new National Data Protection Bureau, which is expected to develop “primary legislation for data protection and privacy.”   - Launch of new “National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy”, by President Buhari in 2019.   - Drafting of the Nigeria Startup Bill (NSB), and submission of the draft Bill to the National Assembly for consideration and passage into law.   - Establishment, in 2021, of a National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR).   - Ongoing implementation, starting 2021, of the National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase 2 (NICTIB-2) Project. The goal of NICTIB is to rollout a nationwide fibre infrastructure network.   - Ongoing construction of a Tier-4 Data Center in Kano, to join existing infrastructure in Abuja (Tier-3 Data Center) and Enugu (A Disaster Recovery Site). The Kano Data Center is expected to be completed in 2022.   OIL AND GAS   - President Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Act on August 16, 2021 broke a two-decades-old jinx and is setting the stage for the unprecedented transformation of Nigeria’s oil and gas sector.   · Under the new Act, the NNPC has transformed into a Limited Liability Company which will be formally unveiled by the President in July 2022.       · The regulatory framework for the sector has also changed, with the establishment of (a) the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), and (b) the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), which merged the hitherto-existing Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Petroleum Equalization Fund (Management) Board(PEFMB), and the Midstream and Downstream Divisions of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).   - Historic Signing Ceremony, in May 2021, of the Execution of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 118 Agreements between NNPC Limited and its Contractor Partners: Shell, Exxon Mobil, TOTAL and NAOC. These Agreements settled long-standing disputes that stalled development, and will unlock more than $10 billion of new deep-water investment in Nigeria.   The Buhari Administration has declared this decade the “Decade of Gas.”   - Construction ongoing on the 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Project, the largest domestic gas project in the country.   - US$45 million financing secured from the Islamic Development Bank, for the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) Study for the Nigeria–Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project. The Agreement for the Pipeline project was signed by the two countries during President Buhari’s State Visit to Morocco in June 2018. When completed it will be the longest offshore pipeline in the world, and the second longest pipeline in the world, running across 13 countries, 11 of them in West Africa.   - Successful completion of Nigeria’s first Marginal Field Bid Round in almost 20 years, expected to raise in excess of half a billion dollars, and open up a new vista of investment in oil and gas.   - Launch of National LPG Expansion Programme (including Removal of VAT from the domestic pricing of LPG)   - Financial close and signing of contract for NLNG Train 7, which will grow Nigeria’s LNG production capacity by 35% - Nigeria and Morocco in 2021 signed an agreement to develop a US$1.4 billion multipurpose industrial platform (Ammonia and Di-Ammonium Phosphate production plants) that will utilize Nigerian gas and Moroccan phosphate to produce 750,000 tons of ammonia and 1 million tons of phosphate fertilizers annually by 2025. It will be located in Ikot-Abasi, Akwa-Ibom State.   - Commissioning, in December 2020, of the new NPDC Integrated Gas Handling Facility in Edo State, the largest onshore LPG plant in the country, with a processing capacity of 100 million standard cubic feet of gas daily, producing 330 tonnes of LPG, 345 tonnes of propane and 2,600 barrels of condensate, daily.   - Establishment of a $350m Nigerian Content Intervention Fund, to finance manufacturing, contracts and assets in the oil and gas industry   - The NNPC Limited’s National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) became, in 2022, the first Government organization in West and North Africa to receive the ISO 22301:2019 Certification for Business Continuity Management from RINA.   FINANCING AND INVESTMENT:   - Afreximbank announced in January 2022 that it will assist NNPC Limited to raise $5 billion financing to support investments in Nigeria’s upstream industry, and facilitate expanded energy supply. Afrexim also disclosed plans to underwrite $1 billion of the total planned debt.   - Final Investment Decision in January 2021 on a 10,000 tonnes per day methanol plant and a 500 million standard cubic feet per day gas processing plant, being promoted by the NNPC Limited and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), in partnership with the private sector. The plant is now under construction in Odeama, Brass, Bayelsa State.   - The ANOH gas processing plant, with a processing capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet of gas, in Imo State. It is a Joint Venture between Seplat Petroleum Development Company and the Nigerian Gas Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). It also has the potential to deliver 1,200MW of power when completed.   - Comprehensive Rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery (PHRC). Sign-off Ceremony of Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Contract held in April 2021, marking the commencement of site handover and full mobilization to site.   - Policy, Regulatory and Funding Support for the establishment of Modular Refineries across the Niger Delta. When the Administration took office in 2015 Nigeria had only one functioning Modular Refinery. Today there are no fewer than six ongoing brownfield and greenfield Modular Refinery Projects across the Niger Delta. In 2020 President Buhari commissioned the first phase of the Waltersmith Modular Refinery, in Imo State, and broke ground on Phase 2, which will add 20,000bpd processing capacity.   - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Tuesday, December 21, 2021, handed over a symbolic cheque of N621.24 Billion for the rehabilitation of 21 critical roads (totalling 1,800km) across the country, through the Road Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme under the Executive Order 7 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. Note that this does not mean that NNPC has gone into the business of constructing roads; instead it is financing the construction of roads, through its tax liabilities.   - Launch of the Nigerian Upstream Cost Optimization Programme (NUCOP), to reduce operating expenses through process enhancement and industry collaboration. The overall target is to achieve a $10 or less per barrel production cost.   SOLID MINERALS   - Approval, in 2020, of a new national policy on local production of bitumen. In April 2022, the Federal Government announced the selection of PwC as Transaction Adviser for the concession process for Nigeria’s bitumen blocks. (Nigeria has one of the largest bitumen reserves in the world, mostly undeveloped).   - The Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative (PAGMI) is a Buhari Administration scheme to enumerate (deploying BVN and NIN data), organize/formalize, ‘skill’, equip, and finance (by guaranteeing offtake—with fair pricing) artisanal gold miners in Nigeria.   - Construction completed on the first phase of the Segilola Gold Project, Nigeria’s first large-scale commercial gold mine, and most advanced gold exploration project (also currently the largest defined gold deposit in the country). The private sector project, built during the pandemic, began exporting gold in late 2021.   - In Kaduna, a $600 million integrated iron ore mining, processing and steel production company is being completed, in Gujeni, Kagarko LGA of the State – a wholly private sector investment.   - Licensing by the Federal Government of 3 companies to build the first set of gold refineries in Nigeria.   - In 2020, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) added Nigerian gold to its reserves for the first time.   - The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has achieved:   · The total automation and decentralization of the operations of the Mining Cadastre Office (MCO)       · Revitalized the Presidential Joint Task Force on Mines Surveillance       · Enhanced the operating capacity of the National Geosciences Research Laboratories (NGRL) in Kaduna, so that samples no longer need to be sent abroad for processing       · Operationalization of the Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF)       · Established, in 2018, the National Council on Mining and Mineral Resources Development, bringing the Federal and State Governments together.       · Reactivated the State Mineral Resources and Environmental Management Committees (MIREMCO)       - Ongoing development of the following Mining-related clusters in the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria, as part of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development’s Covid-19 economic intervention programme:   · Gold Souk in Kano       · Kaolin-processing plant in Bauchi       · Gemstone market in Ibadan       · Lead-smelting plant in Ebonyi       · Barite-processing plant in Cross River       · Gold-smelting plant in Kogi       AGRICULTURE   - Anchor Borrowers Program (ABP): The Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) of the Central Bank of Nigeria, launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 17, 2015, has disbursed more than 800 billion Naira to more than 4 million smallholder farmers of 23 different commodities (including Rice, Wheat, Maize, Cotton, Cassava, Poultry, Soybeans, 27 Groundnut, Fish), cultivating over 5 million hectares of farmland.   - Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI): Launched as a government-to-government partnership between the Nigerian and Moroccan Governments, in December 2016, the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) produced 30 million 50kg bags of NPK 20:10:10 equivalent in 2020, bringing total production since inception to over 60 million 50kg bags equivalent; and number of participating blending plants increased to 62 from the four that were operational in Nigeria at the inception of the initiative.   - Special-Agro Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) Programme: A half-a-billion-dollar partnership between the FGN, AfDB Group, IsDB, and IFAD. Under the SAPZ programme, Agro-processing centres will be established across the country. The Agro-processing centres will be provided with basic infrastructure such as water, electricity and roads as well as facilities for skills training. Seven (7) States and the FCT selected for the pilot phase, due to commence in 2022: Ogun, Oyo, Imo, Cross River, Kano, Kaduna, and Kwara.   - The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) is establishing Integrated Farm Estates across Nigeria. So far, new/revived Farm Estates have been commissioned in Katsina, Yobe and Imo, and others are under development.   · President Buhari has directed NALDA to establish these Integrated Farm Estates/Settlements in each of the 109 Senatorial Districts in the country.       · NALDA was originally established in 1992, but has been dormant since around 2000, until last year when President Buhari revived it, appointed a new Executive Secretary & CEO (June 2020), and directed that the Authority be domiciled in the Presidency for direct supervision by him.       · An Integrated Farm Estate is designed to fit the particular context of its host community i.e., cultivate crops and/or livestock peculiar to the community.       · NALDA has also launched the National Young Farmers Scheme (NYFS), to engage 1,000 youths in each of the 774 LGAs, in mechanized agriculture.       · Also, under the NYFS, NALDA is sending, in the first phase, 200 young Nigerian farmers, from the 36 States, to Israel and Morocco, for training in greenhouse farming and animal husbandry. The beneficiaries will, upon completion of their training and return to Nigeria, be tasked with the training of other young people, on NALDA’s Integrated Farm Estates in their various areas.       - AGRICULTURE FOR FOOD AND JOBS PROGRAMME (AFAJ):       · Under this programme, a component of the Economic Sustainability Plan (a stimulus response to the Covid-19 pandemic), the Federal Government trained and deployed over 34,000 young graduates, across all 774 LGAs of the country. Each person was given a locally-developed app on smartphones and e-Tablet, to digitally register farmers and map out their farm GIS coordinates.       · These persons helped register and map about 6 million small-holder farmers to their farmlands. The database allowed the disbursement of cash grants to assist over a million farmers purchase fertilizers in the 2021 Wet Season.       · On the back of this small-holder farmers database, the Federal Government has rolled out a financial inclusion scheme to provide bank accounts and BVNs to these farmers.   - NATIONAL LIVESTOCK TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME (NLTP):       · The National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) is an initiative of the Nigerian Government designed to Modernise pastoral agriculture and livestock production in Nigeria, through the establishment of ranches, and to deliver a lasting solution to recurring clashes between pastoralists and crop farmers.       · By addressing the resource (land, water and pasture) constraints at the heart of the conflicts through this intervention, the Government expects to see a situation where both livestock pastoralists and crop farmers contribute amicably to the country’s agriculture sector.       · NLTP will create jobs, expand domestic technical capacity, increase agricultural output (milk and meat yields of local cattle breeds) and very importantly engender peace and security across the country.       · NLTP involves, in its pilot phase, the development of pilot model ranches across grazing reserves in interested States, where the deployment of requisite infrastructure (grazing areas, pasture production, milk collection, admin area, water sources, etc) and the training of pastoralist and crop farmer households will take place.       · NLTP was designed and developed by the Federal Government of Nigeria, working in close collaboration with state governments. According to the plan, 80 per cent of the start-up financing for a pilot model ranch is expected to come from the FGN while State Government is expected to fund the balance of 20 per cent.       · So far, the programme has commenced in three Pilot States – Nasarawa, Adamawa and Plateau, which have received their kick-off grants from the Federal Government and established the SPVs required to implement the pilot model ranches. Kaduna is expected to commence shortly.   - THE GREEN IMPERATIVE – A NIGERIA-BRAZIL AGRICULTURAL MECHANISATION PROGRAMME AIMED AT BOOSTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA.   · The €995 million, 5-year project, funded by the Import/Export Bank of Brazil (BDES), with support from Deutsche Bank, Islamic Development Bank, and other partners, aims to deliver agriculture technology transfer from Brazilian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Research and Training Institutes to Nigeria’s entrepreneurs, Research Institutes and businesses.       · The National Assembly has approved the loan for the financing of the program, which will involve the development of 632 privately-operated primary production (Mechanisation) Service Centres and 142 Agro-processing (value-addition) Service Centres across the 774 LGAs, and the reactivation of 6 privately owned partially-operational or moribund tractor assembly plants nationwide. It will also train 100,000 new extension workers.   SOCIAL INVESTMENT AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION   - In 2016, President Buhari launched the National Social Investment Programme, currently the largest such programme in Africa and one of the largest in the world. The National Social Register (NSR) of poor and vulnerable Nigerians (NSR) now contains more than 46 million persons from more than 11 million poor and vulnerable households, identified across more than 8,000 wards and 125,000 communities across the 36 States of the country and the FCT.   - From this number, close to 2 million poor and vulnerable Nigerian households are currently benefiting from the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, which pays a bimonthly stipend of N10,000 per household.   - In January 2019, President Buhari launched Nigeria’s Micro-Pension Scheme – which allows self-employed persons and persons working in organisations with less than 3 employees to save for the provision of pension at retirement or incapacitation.   - Establishment of the Survival Fund, the National Youth Investment Fund, and National Special Public Works Program (774,000 beneficiaries across 774 LGAs nationwide), and the Central Bank’s Covid-19 300 billion Naira Targeted Credit Facility (TCF) to support millions of small businesses, households, and young people, with federal grants, loans, and stipends.   - The Buhari Administration’s Survival Fund has provided grants (Payroll Support, Artisan and Transport Sector grants, and General MSME grants) to more than 1.2 million beneficiaries, since the last quarter of 2020. It has also provided free business registration to 250,000 MSMEs across the country.   - Presidential approval for the establishment of the Nigeria Investment and Growth Fund (NIG-Fund), in 2021. This Fund will be structured like a private equity fund, and invest in commercially viable projects that will promote growth and innovation, enhance local value addition, create employment, and promote exports.   - As at the end of 2021, Development Bank of Nigeria (which commenced operations in 2017) had disbursed 482 billion Naira in loans to more than 200,000 MSMEs, through 51 Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs). (66% of the beneficiaries are women-owned MSMEs while 27% are youth owned).   - The Bank of Industry (BOI) has disbursed more than 1 Trillion Naira in loans to over 3 million large, medium, small and micro enterprises, since 2015.       EDUCATION AND HEALTH   - Since assuming office, the Buhari Administration has committed more than 2 trillion Naira of capital intervention to Nigeria’s tertiary institutions, through various means, including TETFund – with the universities taking the lion share of the total amount.   - The Federal Government has disbursed more than 240 billion Naira in UBE Matching Grants to States and the FCT since 2015, and 24 billion Naira from the Teachers Professional Development Fund to States and the FCT.   - Launch of the Alternate School Programme (ASP), designed to ensure that every out-of-school child in Nigeria gains access to quality basic education, irrespective of social, cultural or economic circumstance, in line with the aspirations of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG-4).   - Launch of the At-Risk-Children Project (ARC-P), designed to facilitate programmes that will ensure the integration of at-risk (i.e., lacking basic education and social protection) children and young adults, creating opportunities for lifelong skills and empowerment.   - Presidential approval for:   · A new (extended) Retirement age of 65 and Length of Service of 40 years for Teachers in Public Basic and Secondary Schools in Nigeria (both effective January 1, 2021)       · A new Special Teachers Salary Scale (effective January 1, 2022)       · A new Special Teachers Pension Scheme.       · Establishment of the National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC) to regulate secondary education in the country   - Reduction in number of out-of-school children, by 3,247,590, as of 31st December, 2020, achieved through a World-Bank financed program known as ‘Better Education Service Delivery for All’ (BESDA). 1.79 million of that number achieved through formal schools while 1.4 million are through non-formal interventions such as Almajiri, Girl-Child, Nomadic/Migrant and IDPs Education).   - Under the World Bank-supported Innovation Development and Effectiveness in the Acquisition of Skills (IDEAS) Project, approved in 2020, US$200m is being invested in 6 participating States (Abia, Benue, Ekiti, Gombe, Kano, Edo) as well as in 20 Federal Science and Technical Colleges nationwide.   - Presidential approval for the establishment of the following:   · University of Transportation, Daura, Katsina State       · Federal Maritime University, in Delta State       · Nigerian Army University, in Borno State       · Aerospace University, in the FCT   · Six new Federal Colleges of Education (one per geopolitical zone: Odugbo, Benue State; Isu, Ebonyi State; Ekiadolor, Edo State; Gidan Madi, Sokoto State; Jama’are, Bauchi State; and Iwo, Osun State).   · Eight new Federal Polytechnics in Kaltungo, Gombe State; Ayede, Oyo State; Daura, Katsina State; Shendam, Plateau State, Ohodo, Enugu State; Ugep, Cross River State; Monguno, Borno State; and Wannue, Benue State.   · Two new Federal Universities of Technology   · Under the phased implementation of the National Youth Policy, 6 Federal Science & Technical Colleges (FSTC) were established in 2020, as follows: FSTC Ogugu, Kogi State; FSTC Hadeija, Jigawa State; FSTC Umuaka, Imo State; FSTC Igangan, Oyo State; FSTC Ganduje, Kano State; FSTC, Amuzu, Ebonyi State.       · Five (5) additional Federal Science and Technical Colleges (FSTC) will come on-stream in 2021, and will be located in Bauchi, Plateau, Sokoto, Enugu and Cross River States.   - GRANTS TO STATE GOVERNMENTS: At least $2.5 million disbursed to each State of the Federation and the FCT, under the Saving One Million Lives (SOML) initiative, to improve health outcomes.   - BASIC HEALTH CARE PROVISION FUND (BHCPF): For the first time since the National Health Act was passed in 2014, the Federal Government in 2018 began including the 1% minimum portion of the Consolidated Revenue Fund – amounting to 55 billion Naira in 2018 – to fund the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). The Fund is designed to deliver a guaranteed set health services to all Nigerians, through the national network of Primary Health Care Centers.   - PASSAGE OF ENABLING LEGISLATION FOR THE NIGERIA CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (NCDC), for the first time since it was founded in 2011. President Buhari approved a grant of 5 billion Naira for the NCDC in March 2020, as part of the response to the Coronavirus pandemic.   - Tertiary Healthcare Upgrade Programme: A number of key Federal Hospitals across the country are being upgraded to effectively manage cancer and other major health challenges. Cancer Radiotherapy machines and other equipment are being provided to these hospitals. The National Hospital in Abuja has already received two LINAC (cancer treatment) machines.   - Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) in March 2018 invested US$10m to establish a world-class Cancer Treatment Center at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), and US$5m each in the Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital and the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, to establish modern Diagnostic Centres. These Centres have all been completed and are now operational.   - President Buhari approved a N49 billion Covid-19 Intervention Fund, for deployment to 52 Federal health institutions in the country. The Fund is being used to develop healthcare infrastructure and finance equipment upgrades.   - Establishment of the National Emergency Medical System and Emergency Ambulance Scheme (NEMSAS).   · NEMSAS has been designed to provide “pre-hospital care” in the form of ambulance services, to promptly transport persons with acute illness or injury to hospitals and emergency medical treatment services for immediate initial care, without such hindrances as police reports or payment before service (i.e., at no immediate cost to the patient at the point of care).   · The national pilot, in the FCT, will commence in 2022.       · NEMSAS will comprise of several components, including an emergency call centre system co-located with the national emergency call-centre, at Federal and State levels; emergency communication system; an integrated ambulance system; and functional hospital emergency departments and facilities for definitive care.       · The ambulance system will operate with extensive private sector participation, and NEMSAS is expected to be financed through the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF)   - Launch in 2019 of a Cancer Treatment Support Programme, ‘Chemotherapy Access Partnership’, as a public-private partnership between the Federal Government of Nigeria and a Private Sector coalition, to enable Nigerians access lower-cost, high-quality medications for the treatment of several types of cancer. In 2021, twelve additional hospitals were approved for inclusion in the programme, to join the existing seven.   FISCAL, TRADE, MONETARY AND INVESTMENT REFORMS   - The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) has seen total additional inflows from the Government of around US$2 billion under the Buhari Administration – since the original US$1 billion which the Fund kicked off with in 2012.   - The Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) in 2017 completed a long-overdue revision of the list of activities that can benefit from Nigeria’s Pioneer Status Incentive, which grants beneficiary companies a 3 to 5-year tax holiday.   - The revision, done more than 10 ten years after the last one, has modernized the List, expanding the tax holiday incentives to qualifying companies in e-Commerce, Software Development, Animation, Music, Film and TV.   - Restoration of Federal Budget to January-December cycle, with the 2020 Budget, for the first time in 12 years.   - Introduction, since 2020, of annual Finance (Reform) Bills to accompany the annual Federal Appropriation Bill   - AMCON Reforms:   · The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) was created to resolve non-performing loans in the Nigerian Financial Institutions and thus stabilize the Nigerian economy. The Buhari administration has amended the AMCON) Act twice in two years. The President gave assent to the amendments of the AMCON Act in 2019 and 2021.       · These amendments have contributed to over N1 trillion Naira debt recovery made by AMCON. The amendments of 2019 and 2021, a milestone by the same administration, gave AMCON necessary powers to pur
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breaking: court clears jonathan to contest presidency
A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa has ruled that former president Goodluck Jonathan is eligible to contest for the 2023 presidential election.   The presiding Judge, Justice Isa Hamma Dashen gave the judgment on Friday.   He also held that Jonathan's right to vie for the office of the president again can not be stopped by any retroactive law.   Details later......
Breaking: Court Clears Jonathan To Contest Presidency
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fg declares may 27th as public holiday to mark children's day celebration
The Federal government has declared Friday, May 27, as work-free day to mark Children's day celebration.   This was announced in a statement by the Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu, Adamu, who disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday night, congratulated Nigerian Worker's and students on their loyalty, the strength of character, hard work, sacrific and dedication to build a greater Nigeria.   "Dambazau solicited the continuous support of Nigerian Worker's and students in effort to re-postion the economy and uphold the shared legacy of all Nigerians. "The minister wishes all Nigerians a successful children's Day Celebration" the statement reads.
Fg Declares May 27th As Public Holiday To Mark Children's Day Celebration
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breaking: president buhari jets out of aso rock and arrives malabo (photos)
President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja and arrives Malabo, Equatorial Guinea ahead of African Union Extra-ordinary Session of Assembly of Heads of State and Government on 26th May 2022   President Buhari and First Lady Aisha with their daughters Zahra and Halima Enroute Malabo, Equatorial Guinea ahead of the African Union Extraordinary Session of Assembly of Heads of State and Government on 26th May 2022   President Buhari and First Lady Aisha with Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea Fransisco Asue and other delegation as he arrives Malabo, Equatorial Guinea ahead of African Union Extra-ordinary Session of Assembly of Heads of State and Government on 26th May 2022
Breaking: President Buhari Jets Out Of Aso Rock And Arrives Malabo (photos)
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president buhari to participate in au extra-ordinary summit in malabo
PRESIDENT BUHARI ATTENDS AU EXTRA-ORDINARY SUMMIT IN MALABO    President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Thursday, May 26, 2022, to participate in African Union Extra-ordinary Session of Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with special focus on security.   The three-day summit, which will hold on May 26th-28th, will also focus on Humanitarian Challenges in Africa, with related issues on migration, refugees, returnees and Internally Displaced Persons.    At the summit, the African leaders will look at Terrorism and Unconstitutional Change of Government, with attendant spiraling effects on human rights and economies.   President Buhari will join other Heads of State and Government to deliberate on Humanitarian Challenges, Hopes and Challenges in Africa, and participate in adoption of Assembly Declaration on Humanitarian Summit and pledging conference.   On security and governance, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union will take a united position on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Change of Government, and reach agreements on new approaches to stem the tide.   President Buhari will also hold sideline meetings with some leaders during the meeting in Malabo.   Mrs Aisha Buhari, who is the President of African First Ladies Peace Mission, is accompanying her husband to the African Union meeting.        The President will also be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd); Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq; National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar and Chairman, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa.   Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) May 26, 2022
President Buhari To Participate In Au Extra-ordinary Summit In Malabo
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apc primaries: buhari meets osinbajo behind close doors (photos)
President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo shortly before departure to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 26th May 2022
Apc Primaries: Buhari Meets Osinbajo Behind Close Doors (photos)
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breaking: apc to pick presidential candidate by consensus - national chairman
The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), has settled to pick it's presidential candidate by consensus agreement.   The National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu dropped the hint in an interview with some selected Journalist in his office in Abuja on Wednesday evening.   About 25 aspirants including Ex- President Goodluck Jonathan, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN, Rotimi Ameachi amongs others are jostling for the ticket.   details later...
Breaking: Apc To Pick Presidential Candidate By Consensus - National Chairman
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nigeria, ethiopia to hold joint commission meeting on trade, economy and political development
NIGERIA, ETHIOPIA TO HOLD JOINT COMMISSION MEETING ON TRADE, ECONOMY, POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS   Adaojo Victor Buhari Information ℹ️ Minister (GCFR), Abuja   Nigeria and Ethiopia have concluded arrangements to hold a Joint Ministerial Commission meeting in Addis Ababa next month to discuss various areas of bilateral relationship and exchange perspectives on a range of international issues of mutual interest.   President Muhammadu Buhari hosted the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy Ahmed, to a State Visit and a presidential lunch attended by the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari and Ethiopian First Lady Zinash Tayachew, in State House, Abuja on Wednesday.   A major outcome of the visit is the desire of both countries to take concrete steps to expand bilateral relations in key areas including the economy, trade, science and technology, solid minerals, among others.   Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Victor Adeleke spoke to the media, explaining the essence of the visit and the burgeoning state of relations between both countries.   Ambassador Adeleke:   ‘‘The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Dr Abiy Ahmed has always taken Nigeria as one of the pillars in Africa and a strong country in stabilizing democracy in Africa.   ‘‘In the spirit of African brotherhood and seeking African solutions to African problems, President Buhari and the Prime Minister consult from time to time and this visit is an icing on the cake.   ‘‘President Buhari has been in Addis Ababa a couple of times so the Prime Minister thought it wise to visit Nigeria and confer with President Buhari enroute to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, for the humanitarian conference and the African Union Extraordinary Summit on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Changes of Government.   ‘‘The state of relations between Nigeria and Ethiopia is very warm.   ‘‘We are working together and we will soon be convening the Joint Ministerial Commission to discuss various areas of relationship that will be beneficial to both countries.   ‘‘Nigerian officials are heading to Addis Ababa in June to discuss various areas of relationship including political, economic, science and technology, mines and industry.   ‘‘We have been engaging and we will continue to engage.   ‘‘In the private sector, Dangote has a big cement factory in Ethiopia and Ethiopia has an expanding economy in Africa.   ‘‘So this is a very important and useful visit that will help officials from both countries to continue to network.’’   Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) May 25, 2022
Nigeria, Ethiopia To Hold Joint Commission Meeting On Trade, Economy And Political Development
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breaking: buhari sacks cbn governor, godwin emefiele
President Muhammadu has sacked the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, an unconfirmed report has revealed.   Godwin Emefiele was engulfed in controversies after expressing genuine interest in becoming the next president of Nigeria and does not wish to resign his position before contesting.   After several outcry by the public, calling for his resignation shortly after purchasing the N100m form of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emefiele approached a Federal High Court in Abuja to prevent the country’s electoral body INEC from disqualifying him.   Details shortly.........  
Breaking: Buhari Sacks Cbn Governor, Godwin Emefiele
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presidency warns against hasty response to cruel viral videos
PRESIDENCY WARNS AGAINST HASTY RESPONSE TO CRUEL VIDEOS NOW VIRAL   The Presidency wishes to caution against any knee-jerk reactions, the creation of panic, disruption of lives and livelihoods, or even retaliatory violence following the viral videos of the alleged killings of non-indigenes by the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and its mother terrorist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).   While expert agencies are now verifying the factuality and veracity of the claims that accompany the horrid pictures being circulated, we call on all citizens to avoid hasty steps or conclusions that could exacerbate the situation, and on the contrary keep to a line of conduct that will help the law to take its proper course.   The Presidency also cautions the public against the indiscriminate sharing of posts on social media so as to deny vested interests who seek to divide us and create disturbance the chance to do so.   In the issuance of his very strong condemnation of these “wild, barbarous and wanton killings of innocent people” in the South-East as well as the other parts of the country, which he described as “deeply distressing,” President Muhammadu Buhari warns the perpetrators of these acts to expect tough response from the security forces.   Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) May 25, 2022
Presidency Warns Against Hasty Response To Cruel Viral Videos
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why we are at okorocha's home - efcc
Why We Are At Okorocha's Home - EFCC   Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 24, 2022, arrived at the Maitama, Abuja home of a former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, to effect his arrest. https://t.co/G09HhjSOEU   The move followed the refusal of the former governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the Commission.   EFCC had on January 24, 2022 filed a 17-count criminal charge bordering on diversion of public funds and properties to the tune of N2.9billion against Okorocha. The case was assigned to Honourable Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja but attempts to arraign Senator Okorocha were twice stalled owing to the absence of the ex-governor who evaded service of processes. At the last adjourned date, March 28th, 2022, Justice Ekwo before adjourning until May 30th, 2022, had warned that it was “the last adjournment I shall grant in this matter”. In the circumstances, the Commission is left with no option than to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial.                             Wilson Uwujaren                       Head, Media & Publicity                                24 May, 2022    
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