Sunday, 20 August 2017
Saturday, 19 August 2017
The people of the northeast geo-political zone should be congratulated as major beneficiaries of President Muhammadu Buhari’s return because of the President's open love, empathy and keen interest in addressing the security challenges in parts of the region, Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima has said.
Governor Shettima who was on a condolence visit to Kaduna when the President arrived Abuja on Saturday, said it was for Buhari’s love for the northeast that Borno State Government pioneered State prayers for the President's health during his first medical trip to the United Kingdom, Shettima said in his goodwill message emailed to journalists by his spokesman, Isa Gusau.
"Until President Buhari assumed office, our northeast was the most marginalized in every thing that had to do with the Federal Government from presence of Federal projects to representation at National levels. However, President Buhari changed that soon as he assumed the mantle of Leadership. He made the insurgency problems bedeviling the northeast as his administration's topmost priority and made the region the bride of his administration in terms of appointment of National representatives. This is why Buhari occupies a special place in hearts of minds of all true sons and daughters of the six States that make up the northeast geo-political zone. We the people of the northeast should be congratulated for President Buhari’s return. We are most grateful to Allah for returning him in good health and we pray that his health continues to grow from strength to strength so completes his noble mission to fully restore Nigeria to the path of recovery, sustainable progress and development. On behalf of Government and the good people of Borno State, we are indeed most grateful to all good Nigerians for standing by a former Governor of the old northeastern State and our own inlaw in whom we are very pleased" Shettima was quoted in the statement.
The Governor also paid tribute to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who he said, upheld President Buhari’s compassionate interest in the northeast through the Vice President's approval of numerous interventions for the northeast in order to address humanitarian needs.
"Vice President Yemi Osinbajo clearly upheld President Buhari’s passion for the northeast. In all his days as acting President, he stepped up interventions as the President himself was doing. We are grateful to him for his love and empathy. We also congratulate him on the President's return" Shettima added.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) joins other Nigerians to welcome back the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari from his medical sojourn in London for over three months.
(2). The President departed Nigeria on 7th of May, 2017 for an ailment and returned today being August 19, 2017. We believe that Mr. President is healthier now to assume his responsibility at the helm of the Country's affairs.
(3). We thank the Almighty for saving his life and pray that He grants him better health and understanding on how to rescue our poor economy and relieve Nigerians from the current hardship.
God bless the PDP! God bless Nigeria!!
Prince Dayo Adeyeye
National Publicity Secretary, PDP
A healthy, happy, confident President Mohammadu Buhari arrived in Abuja this evening after a medical leave.
Walking tall and with confidence, Mr President shook hands and exchanged banters with the welcome party led by Acting President Osinbajo before driving to his Aso Villa residence and waiting family through the streets of Abuja which were lined by jubilating, placard carrying and singing Nigerians.
Governors, service chiefs, ministers, and other top government functionaries were at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, amongst them were Governors Abdulazeez Yari of Zamfara, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, and Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi.
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Gov. Badaru Abubakar has called on Jigawa State intending pilgrims to be good ambassadors while in the holy land
He made the call when he bid farewell to the first batch of the State intending pilgrims numbering 555 and some officials of the Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board.
He urged them to be law abiding in Nigeria and at the holy land.
President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today, after receiving medical attention in London.
The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then.
President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m on Monday, August 21, 2017.
The Plateau State Government has sponsored 229 persons to perform this year’s Hajj two years after Governor Simon Bako Lalong announced that he had suspended sponsorship of pilgrims due to paucity of funds.
Friday, 18 August 2017
Niger State Government has slashed down the price of Certificate Of Occupancy (C of O) from almost N200,000 to N15,000
Thursday, 17 August 2017
A herbalist, who strangled a newborn baby and threw the body into a pit latrine, has been apprehended by the police in Katsina State.Confirming the incident yesterday, spokesperson of the police command in the state, DSP Gambo Isah, said the incident occurred in Gyaza, a village in Kafur local council.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu told State House Correspondents at the post-Federal Executive Council meeting briefing at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, that government failed to fulfil its own part of the agreement.
The national headquarters of ASUU declared an indefinite industrial action on Monday to press for demands contained in the 2009 and 2013 agreement signed by Federal Government and the union which government has failed to implement.
The minister said he was sad that the union had embarked on the current strike.
In continuation of ongoing efforts to deny terrorists freedom of action in it's Area of Responsibility, troops of 8 Task Force Division have neutralized 10 terrorists in Maza village in Marte Local Government Areas of Borno State. The terrorists fell into an ambush laid by troops at about 9pm last night, as they attempted to sneak back into their swampy hideouts in the Lake Chad.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Land owners receive compensation Cheque for the Construction of 69 MVA 132/33KVA Power Sub-Station in Bonu, Gurara LG
Niger State Govt pays compensation to land owners for the Construction of 69 MVA 132/33KVA Power Sub-Station in Bonu, Gurara Local Govt.
The Permanent Secretary of Niger State Ministry of Lands, Alh Danladi Musa, and the District Head of Bonu, Alh Ibrahim Baba Shaba handing over Cheque to a land owner, where 69 MVA 132/33 KVA Power Sub-Station is to be constructed in Bonu Village of Gurara Local Government Area.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello approved the payment and mandated the state Ministry of Lands to ensure judicious distribution of the funds, assuring the beneficiaries that the land is not bought from them but to cushion effect of loss of farmlands saying that the substation will create employment and bring positive development to the area.
I want Kebbi local rice, livestock and other agricultural products to be serve in restaurant in New York, Japan
BokoHaram Clearance Operations Get Boost as Army Launched 3 New Mobile Strike Teams to Enhance Operation in NorthEast
In what could best be described as a turning point in the ongoing clearance operations in the North East, today, Tuesday 15th August 2017, the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, launched 3 Mobile Strike Teams (MST) at the Military Command and Control Centre, Maimalari Military Cantonment, Maiduguri, Borno State. The teams are designed to conduct long range patrols and ambushes deep into the hinterland. It is a mixed of professionally trained special forces mobile with variants of equipment on wheels.
The Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE charged the teams to be discipline, confident, resolute, focused and determined in their task of clearing the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are found.
The Federal Government has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its on-going strike in the universities in the interest of the nation
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige who made the appeal today in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Press in the Ministry, Samuel Olowookere, said there was an on-going renegotiation of the 2009 agreement between the Federal Government and ASUU by the Babalakin Committee which the Federal Government set up on Monday 13thFebruary 2017, and which is already addressing the issues raised by ASUU.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has donated a truck-load of food, baby items and cash to the local farmer whose wife gave birth quadruplets in Sokoto last weekend.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
The Presidency yesterday dismissed former President Goodluck Jonathan’s claim on the state of the economy at the end of his administration in May 2015.
Jonathan said at the weekend that he handed over a healthy economy to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We tamed inflation at a single digit, maintained price stability, and drove the economy to become the largest in Africa”, the ex-president explained.
But the Presidency disagreed, saying the economy President Buhari inherited had crumbled.
In a statement titled “Your Excellency Dr Jonathan, this is the economy you left behind, in case you have forgotten”, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said: “With due respects to the former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, these are the facts about the economy you left behind, in case you have forgotten.
Monday, 14 August 2017
Shehu Sani APC senator representing Kaduna Central, from Kaduna state declares his support for the current indefinite ASUU strike that started today 14th of August 2017.
He made this known through his Facebook page in which he shared:
Kano state government presents scholarship to 9 students, 10 Imams to study in Al-Azhar University Egypt
9 students were offered scholarship by the egyptian government for a degree programme with full tuition, tickets, accomodation, feeding, insurance, study materials and upkeep allowances in Al-Azhar University. While 10 other Imams were also selected to undergo a special training which will last for 2 months.
The New Nigeria Development Company, NNDC, says it will invest $15 million through a partnership with a Turkish firm to reactivate the collapsed Kaduna Textile company.
The Group Managing Director, Ahmed Musa, said this to journalists shortly after a closed-door meeting with the Turkish business delegation at the NNDC’s head office in Kaduna.
The delegation had earlier inspected the site of the firm and the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria, both at the Kakuri Industrial Layout in Kaduna.
The GMD said the NNDC and the Turkish firm, Sur International Textile, would invest the amount in revitalising the Kaduna Textile.