2018 Budget: Buhari, Osinbajo to spend N11.545 billion

Details of the 2018 budget have revealed that the State House which comprises the president and vice president’s offices, and state house administration will spend N11.545 billion in 2018.   The President and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo will also spend N1.001 billion on travels in 2018.   The amount breaks down to N751.3 million for international travels, and N250.02 million for local travels.   Another N907 million would be spent on a phased acquisition of new vehicles and spare parts in the presidential fleet during the year.   N83. 77 million will…

Why we approved Buhari’s $5.5bn loan request – Reps

Despite the nation’s rising debt profile, the House of Representatives has said it approved the $5.5 billion loan request from the executive because President Muhammadu Buhari is trustworthy and keeps to his words. Recall that both chambers had, on Tuesday, approved the President’s request to borrow $5.5 billion made up of $2.5 billion to fund the 2017 budget and another $3 billion to refinance the country’s domestic debts. Giving the explanations yesterday, chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Abdulrazaq Namdas, said, “we approved the loan…

Scorecard: Nigerians are still suffering, Tinubu tells Buhari

    …says Jonathan govt won gold medal on corruption   Former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent steps necessary to salvage the situation of many Nigerians who are still suffering. Tinubu stated this yesterday while unveiling a book “Making Steady, Sustainable Progress for Nigeria’s Peace and Prosperity” at the presidential villa, Abuja. The 360-page book is a mid-term scorecard of the Buhari administration put together by the Presidential Media Team. Speaking at…

Buhari, 12 govs, 18 senators, APC leaders storm Anambra

Awka, the Anambra State capital was agog yesterday as President Muhammadu Buhari in company of 12 governors, 18 senators and members of the House of Representatives, as well as officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stormed the state for the grand rally of the party’s candidate for this weekend’s governorship election, Dr. Tony Nwoye. Buhari, who said he was highly impressed with the large turnout of APC supporters at the rally, expressed the hope that the party would bounce back in the zone by electing Nwoye to serve as…

Buhari orders reinstatement of Obiano’s security aides

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate reinstatement of all security aides of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement yesterday, said the decision followed a complaint by the Anambra State governor. The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Idris, had, on Tuesday, withdrawn the Aide de Camp (ADC) to Governor Obiano “to prevent the re-occurrence of past experience.” Buhari was in Awka, the Anambra State capital, for the grand finale of the All Progressives Congress…

Buhari seeks truce in Ebonyi APC’s crisis

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state yesterday failed to reconcile two factions of the party as the crisis of leadership rocking it grew worse during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state. Notwithstanding a closed door meeting with President Buhari yesterday, the two factions failed to reach truce. The factions being ed by Hon. Ben Naobasi and Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze as Chairmen, loyal to Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and governorship candidate of the party in 2015 general elections, Senator Julius Ali Ucha had…

BREAKING: Buhari Orders Immediate Return Of Obiano’s Security Aides

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigeria Police to immediately return Anambra’s Governor Willie Obiano security aides. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in a statement on Wednesday, November 15 said Buhari made this order during his visit to Awka, Anambra State. “Before departing Awka, President Buhari directed the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), Joshak Habila to ensure the return of the governor’s security personnel,” he said. The Senate had earlier today ordered the IGP to immediately restore the security details of Governor Obiano. The…