#ENDSARS: Buhari meets former Presidents ,says protest hijacked,misdirected

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday at a meeting with former Heads of State and Presidents of Nigeria in Abuja that the initial genuine and well-intended protest of youths in parts of the country against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was hijacked and misdirected, which led to loss of lives and properties. In a virtual meeting with the former leaders, President Buhari reiterated that the Government will not fold its arms and allow miscreants and criminals continue to perpetrate acts of hooliganism in the country. At the meeting were all living…

Buhari sends NERC Nominees,others to Senate for confirmation …seeks passage of revised 2020 budget for FCT

The Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of Engr. Sanusi Garba as Executive Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Also to be confirmed are: Dr. Musiliu Olalekan Oseni as Vice Chairman; and Aisha Mahmud as Commissioner. The request was contained in a letter dated 15th October, 2020, and read on the floor during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. According to the President, the request was made pursuant to Sections 34 and 40(1) of the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act.…

#EndSARS: Senate tells President Buhari to address Nigerians

The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to as a matter of urgency, address Nigerians on the #EndSARS protest which has spread across parts of the country. While calling on all tiers of government to put in place and sustain policies and programmes of socio-economic reforms that raise the standard and quality of life of Nigerians, the upper chamber urged the Federal Government to faithfully implement all the five demands of the #EndSARS movement and protesters with necessary timelines to rekindle confidence in government. Accordingly, it also appealed to…

Buhari mourns renowned Poet, J.P. Clark

Buhari mourns renowned Poet, J.P. Clark President Muhammadu Buhari has extended deepest condolence to the Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family on the passing of renowned writer and Emeritus Professor of Literature, Prof. John Pepper Clark. President Buhari paid tribute to one of Nigeria’s finest poets, dramatist and recipient of the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award for literary excellence, whose repertoire of published works depicts the hardwork of a great man, devoted to a lifetime of writing, knowledge and promotion of the indigenous culture of the Ijaw nation. He acknowledged that Prof.…

End Police brutality, reform the force, Oyo Speaker tells Buhari

The Speaker Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin said it is time the federal government hearkens to the popular call for the total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force just as he called for an end to Police brutality across the country. The Speaker stated this when he joined ENDSARS protesters who gathered at the main entrance of Oyo State Secretariat, Ibadan. Ogundoyin said total reform was long overdue in the Nigeria Police Force stressing that the protest by Nigerians on the activities of men of the NPF…

Buhari asks Senate to confirm nominees as Commissioners for INEC, others

The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of four nominees as Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The request which was contained in a letter dated 12th October, 2020, was read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. The letter reads: “Pursuant to Paragraph 14 of Part I(F) of the Third Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended, I hereby forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of the following four (4) Commissioners for…

BREAKING: Ganduje suspends Media aide over attack on Buhari

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has suspended his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai over some unguarded utterances on the person of President Muhammadu Buhari on the social media platform. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who conveyed the governor’s directive in a statement this afternoon, said the suspension is with immediate effect. He said that though the media aide has own up the indiscreet comment as his personal opinion, but that as a public figure, it will be difficult to differentiate between personal opinion…

Buhari congratulates Akeredolu on reelection as Ondo Governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on his re-election as Governor of Ondo State for another four-year term. The President lauded the resounding victory of the Governor at the election held on Saturday, October 10, 2020, noted that the votes garnered “show that one good turn surely deserves another.” He then thanked the people of Ondo State for keeping faith with their Governor, and the All Progressives Congress (APC), noted that “the people know the person and party that truly serves them, and have spoken in clear…

Senate to debate PIB October 20

The Senate will on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, debate the Petroleum Industry Bill forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly last week. The disclosure was made in an announcement by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, moments before the upper chamber adjourned plenary on Thursday. According to Lawan, early debate on the bill is expected to avert any delay in consideration, resulting from the upper chamber’s decision to suspend plenary for one month to enable Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government defend their respective budgets for the…

PWDs urge Buhari to jail corrupt Govt officials stealing from disabled

The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) has proffered the jailing of corrupt government officials as the most potent way to scare others away from corrupt acts. The call was made Wednesday by the Public Relations Officer of JONAPWD, Obinna Ekujereonye during a radio program, PUBLIC CONSCIENCE produced by the Progressive Impact Organization for Community Development, PRIMORG. Speaking on an investigative report that indicted the Women Affairs and Social Development Ministry for Spending N275 Million on non-existing Rehabilitation Institutes for Persons With Disabilities, he asked the President Muhammadu…