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    Islamic group reacts to attack on Buhari for ‘giving Muslims juicy ministries’

    The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has tackled Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) for criticising the appointment of Muslims as ministers of Interior and Defence by President Muhammadu Buhari. Professor Ishaq Akintola, Director of MURIC, in a statement on Friday accused MURIC of whipping up religious sentiment. “We take serious objection to the stereotyping […]

    What Buhari said in Kaduna

    President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Zaria, Kaduna State, pledged that his administration will continue to implement policies and execute people-oriented projects that will change the narrative for Nigerians. Speaking at the commissioning of the Zaria Water Supply Expansion Project, Buhari said the Federal Government, in spite of lean resources, spent N11.8 billion on the construction […]

    Presidential tribunal: Buhari wins in court

    The Presidential Election Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 election. NAN reports that the HDP prayed the tribunal to set aside the presidential election of Feb. 23 on the grounds that INEC did not follow conditions in […]

    Why I gave Kaduna, Kano two ministerial slots – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he gave Kano and Kaduna States two ministerial slots because of the number of votes he got during the election. NAN reports that Buhari stated this during a courtesy visit on the Emir of Zazzau, Dr Shehu Idris in his palace in Zaria, Kaduna State. The president noted that […]

    Buhari govt moves to recover N614 billion from 35 States

    The Federal Government on Thursday said it has begun moves to recover the sum of N614 billion advanced to 35 states as budget support facility. This was made known by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed. She made the disclosure at the press briefing at the end of the over three […]

    Buhari’s minister, Sharon Ikeazor reveals real reasons she was appointed

    The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari appointed her as minister due to hard work. Ikeazor, who was the immediate past Executive Secretary of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, said Buhari appointed her solely on the basis of her work at PTAD. Speaking at a reception organised […]

    Oyo-Ita reveals what President Buhari told her after EFCC questioning

    The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, has revealed why she returned to work, after questioning by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N3bn fraud. The Nation reports that Oyo-Ita informally told staff close to her, that President Muhammadu Buhari asked her to come back to the […]

    Nigerian govt plans to use N-Power beneficiaries, corps members for community policing

    The National Economic Council (NEC) says plans are underway to engage N-Power beneficiaries and National Youth Service Corps members in community policing. This was made known in an email sent to PREMIUM TIMES from office of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday night. According to the statement, the governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, presented […]

    Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Friday morning

    Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has condemned the allocation of ministries by President Muhammadu Buhari, with nine ministers from the North-West. 2.The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Thursday, revealed why she returned to work, after questioning by the Economic and […]