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Buhari Cancels Medical Trip To UK, invites doctors to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled a planned medical trip to the UK and invited doctors to Nigeria instead. The 74-year-old head of state spent 51 days on medical leave in London earlier this year, amid fears he was too ill to continue to lead Nigeria.

Buhari returned home on 10 March, temporarily ending ill-health rumours. However, soon after, the presidency said he was planning to travel again in April for further medical tests.

But it is now believed Buhari’s doctors will travel to Nigeria on Friday (31 March). The president was advised against leaving Nigeria, given the current economic crisis affecting the country.

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Fayose Celebrates Tinubu’s Birthday With Newspaper Advert

One man you can’t help but admire is Governor Ayo Fayose, his style is unique. He celebrated APC national leader, Asiwaju Bolaa Tinubu with a full page advert, even though they are not in the same party.

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I Didn’t Collect Any Penny From Jonathan -Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has dismissed insinuations that he was close to former President Goodluck Jonathan for what he could get off him.

He said those who thought they could smear him by warming up to President Muhammadu Buhari were responsible for fantasizing his relationship with Jonathan. He said: “Suddenly, journalists whom I knew were writing, hoping they would be given positions (by Buhari) and all those who were abusing me have gone full cycle.

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Beautiful Memories As Fashola Visits Governor Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and his deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule, received the Minister of Works, Power & Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who paid a courtesy visit to them at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Fashola was in-charge of Lagos, until he handed over to Ambode at the end of his tenure in 2015. More photos…

 

 

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See ex-President Yahya Jammeh Farming to Survive in Exile

Journalist Sainey MK who lives in Gambia, shared photos of former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh farming in Equatorial Guinea, where he is living in Exile. More photos…
The man is still wearing his signature white outfit, even in the farm. #WehdoneSir!

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President Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary Who Has Been Awarding Government Contracts To Himself

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the sack of a Permanent Secretary, who has been using his office to allegedly defraud the Federal Government through the award of phantom contracts worth billions of Naira to himself.

The permanent secretary, who was appointed by Buhari in 2015, was fired on Tuesday on the orders of the President.

A source in the ministry confirmed that two police officers drove the sacked permanent secretary from the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, raising concerns as to what might have led to such an action.

A Presidency source confirmed to Vanguard that the President ordered the immediate removal of the top civil servant, who presided over the affairs of one of the strategic ministries handling intervention programmes in the country following evidence that he awarded contracts to companies belonging to him.

According to Vanguard, the sacked permanent secretary had deployed several strategies to evade a sting operation, which had been planned by one of the anti-graft agencies, thereby making it impossible for the operatives to track him down.

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This Is What Dino Melaye Graduated With – ABU Exam Officers Reveal

As the senator representing Kogi West in the Senate is faced with an alleged certificate scandal following Harvard University’s denial of his studentship, exam officers of the Amadu Bello University, Zaria have revealed he senator’s result.

Examination officers of the University were reported to have revealed that the Senator who claimed to have been a student union official during his time at the school graduated with a third class degree.

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‘Paris Club Refund’!! Here Is How Much Each State Collected From The Paris Club Refund As Released By The Federal Govt!!

President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the release of about N522.74 billion to all 36 states in the first tranche of the Paris Club refund in December 2016.
The federal government later released the sum of N388.304 billion out of the N522.74 billion.
The funds were released following protests by states against over deductions for external debt service between 1995 and 2002.
Paris Club refund: Presidency releases details, SEE how much each state got
Despite the controversy trailing the first tranche, Buhari has requested for the release of the second tranche of the London-Paris Club refunds to the states to ease their financial difficulties

The money was to enable states offset outstanding salaries and pensions.
However, it was trailed with controversy as it was alleged that some state governors diverted the funds.
Nigerians have been requesting to knowing how their governors spent the huge amount.
The presidency has released details of the Paris Club refund tranche 1.
Below contains the amount received by each state.

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Bola Tinubu Receives French Ambassador At His Home In Ikoyi

APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, hosted the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer, who paid him a courtesy visit yesterday at his home in Ikoyi, Lagos.

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Senate Says Magu Will No Longer Be Considered For Confirmation!! You Need To See Why….

The Senate has said it would no longer consider confirming the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, if the Presidency submits his name the third time for confirmation as the substantive chairman of the agency.

Senator Dino Melaye told Thisday that according to Senate Rules, Order 131, President Muhammadu Buhari could not submit the name of Magu to the commission again having been rejected at the senate open session.

Order 131 of the Senate Rules states that:

“Nominations neither confirmed nor rejected during the session or within 21 working days in the case of ministerial nominees shall be returned by the Clerk to the National Assembly to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and shall not again be made to the Senate by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

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