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2020 Budget Presentation: Matters Arising

President Mohammadu Buhari, yesterday presented the budget for the 2020 fiscal year, titled, “Budget of growth and job creation,” to the national assembly. This budget is set at a sum of N10.3 Trillion, and this makes it the highest budget ever made in Nigeria’s history. To execute the proposed budget, the President estimated revenue for the year 2020 to be N8.2 Trillion (N2.6 Trillion from oil revenue, N1.8 Trillion Non-oil tax revenue, and N3.7 Trillion from other revenues). While all of these look fine on paper, we are worried as to how…

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Breaking: Again, Buhari jets out of Nigeria

Barely two days he visited Senegal, , Thursday jetted off for an economic forum in Jordan. Buhari travels to Jordan Buhari who promised to leave Nigeria better than he met it, stormed Amman to participate in the world economic forum in Jordan and investment summit in Dubai. He was invited by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan. Jordan king visits Iraq for first time in decade President Buhari will deliver an address at the opening of the plenary alongside King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and United Nations Secretary General,…

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Forward With Buhari Group kicks off registration for Anti Rigging Volunteers.

The Forward With Buhari Campaign Group (FWBCG) , says has kicked off registration of Volunteers of its initiative tagged “National anti-rigging Volunteers.” The Secretary of the Group and Human Rights Lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo disclosed this in Lagos on Wednesday after a meeting with stakeholders. He explained that the initiative was aimed at check mating vote rigging across the nation in the 2019 presidential elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the group was unveiled in Abuja on Tuesday. Ajulo said the initiative was part of the group’s…

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BREAKING: Guards Brigade honours Buhari at 76

President Muhammadu Buhari has turned 76 years old today. The Guards Brigade, comprising 203 members honoured the President on Monday by performing special parade for him. The parade took place at the Fore Court of Presidential Villa, Abuja. Beginning with Buhari’s arrival at the venue by 12.23pm, various military displays were held in what has adjudged the first elaborate birthday ceremonies since he assumed office in 2015. Amid a rendition of special birthday songs, the President cut his birthday cake, watched by Service Chiefs and members of the Federal Executive Council.

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Atiku Asks Buhari to Resign over State of Economy

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office, saying the president’s recent assessment of the nation’s economy, in which he stated that it had gone out of control, was enough evidence that he had failed. The president had told state governors last Friday in Abuja that the economy had become so bad that new strategies had to be found to revamp it, admonishing Nigerians to brace up for rough times ahead. Atiku in a statement in…

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BAKARE: You’ll weep if you know the truth of what Buhari’s govt has done to Nigeria

Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA) has said that Nigerians will weep should they truly know what President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government has done to the country. Regretting the danger the actions of Buhari’s government portends to the future of Nigeria, Bakare said, “If you truly know the truth, you will weep, if you know how much we are owing as a nation, you will weep. For 16 years of PDP they borrowed N6 trillion, for three years of APC, they borrowed N11…

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Tight security in Maiduguri as President Buhari visits

Security has been beefed up in Maiduguri and environs as President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to visit the town to declare open the Fourth Quarter Chief of Army Staff Conference. Buhari Newsmen  report that this is first time the president will be gracing the quarterly chief of army staff conference since he assumed office. Buratai orders field commanders to deny terrorists freedom to attack The quarterly conference is used to review army’s activities, including operations and exercises with a view to improve on them. The president is also expected to…

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Boko Haram killing of soldiers: Why APC, Buhari are wicked – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the effort by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to “justify President Muhammadu Buhari’s neglect of fighting troops, leading to the killing of over 100 soldiers by insurgents, was abhorrent, reprehensible and a slap on the sensibility of Nigerians.” PDP challenged the ruling party to explain to Nigerians why it took President Buhari a week to express ‘shock’ over the killing of over 100 soldiers. In a statement signed and issued on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the former ruling party said, “By…

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Igbo Man Donates N1 Billion To Support Buhari

Latest report as the second term campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state got a major boost yesterday with the donation of over 1billion Naira by prominent Igbo Billionaire, Arthur Eze. The renowned oil magnet, yesterday, announced the bi-partisan support for the second term bids of President Buhari and Governor Umahi in Abakaliki. To that end, he announced the donation of N1 billion to Governor Umahi to enable him fund his re-election bid. He also donated N250 million to the traditional rulers in the state…

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SERAP seeks probe of military spending over Boko Haram killings

A civil society group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has asked the Federal Government to set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the spending of defence and military budgets between 1999 and 2018. The group said the probe would ensure that the funds meant for military operation are spent for that purpose as well as end the vulnerability and killings of Nigerian soldiers such as the reported death of several soldiers in Boko Haram attack at Metele, Borno State, on November 18. The request was contained in…

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