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Guinea Bissau’s Jose Mario Vaz seeks Muhammadu Buhari’s counsel on election shift

Guinea Bissau President, Jose Mario Vaz, yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed-doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to seek counsel over the postponement of elections in that country.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Rwanda pledge parliamentary cooperation

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the Guinea Bissau’s Parliament and President of the African Parliamentary Union, Cipriano Cassama, and the Speaker of the Rwandan Parliament, Rt. Hon. Bernard Makuza, have pledged to work together to advance the fortunes of their individual parliaments.
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Atiku Abubakar berates Muhammadu Buhari over $500,000 donation to Guinea Bissau

Following the decision of the federal government to donate a sum $500,000 to Guinea Bissau, along with other material donation, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is persisting in the financial wastfulness that has seen them destroy a once thriving economy.
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Atiku Abubakar tells Muhammadu Buhari to stop donating to other countries like Father Christmas

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to attend to the needs of Nigerians instead of donating money to other countries.
President Buhari receives Letters of Credence from Ambassadors of Pakistan, Senegal, Belarus and Denmark in State House on 1st Nov 2018 8

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigerian economy looking good

The president told Kamp that he was pleased that relations between Nigeria and Denmark have remained strong, adding that in the economic sphere, there is still some more work to do.
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Nigeria provides vehicles, $.5 million to support Guinea Bissau election

The Federal Government has approved US$500,000, electoral kits and number of vehicles to support the conduct of legislative election in Guinea Bissau.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Chairperson, African Union Commission, H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat at the State House Abuja 4

Muhammadu Buhari: Recharging Lake Chad biggest help Europe can give Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the greatest investment Europe and America can make in Africa now is helping the continent accomplish inter-basin water transfer to recharge the Lake Chad.
President Buhari hosts Kannywood Entertainers (Music and Movies) to Dinner in State House on 18th Oct 2018 3

Muhammadu Buhari challenges Europe, US on recharge of Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the greatest investment Europe and America can make in Africa now is helping the continent accomplish inter-basin water transfer to recharge the Lake Chad.

2019: African Union to deploy election observers to Nigeria

The African Union (AU) Commission said it would deploy both short and long-term Election Observer Mission to monitor 2019 general elections in Nigeria.

Ethiopian premier slashes cabinet, hands half of members to women

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed yesterday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said.

World Bank commits additional $120 million for diseases surveillance in ECOWAS countries, Mauritania

The Word Bank Board of Directors says it has approved the third Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Project and committed additional 120 million dollars to the work plans.

60 migrants feared drowned as boat capsizes

A small boat carrying migrants has capsized off Guinea-Bissau, a port official said, adding that the vessel may have had more than 60 people on board when it set off.
President Buhari in Bilateral Meetings at the Sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 27th Sep 2018 2

Muhammadu Buhari: Dialogue better than confrontation to solve problems

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the importance of using dialogue to resolve disagreements rather than resorting to confrontation.
President Buhari meets with Nigerians in Diaspora at the Sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 27th Sep 2018 4

Muhammadu Buhari: If you represent a people, you won’t like to see them suffering

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Thursday in New York, received briefing from the President of ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Brou.

Centre seeks policy to regulate alcohol in Nigeria

Government and policy makers have been urged to implement a National Alcohol Policy with a view to discouraging it’s addiction and abuse.

Envoy: Culture can be instrmental to African unity

Salaheddine Ibrahim, the Dean, African Ambassadors Group for the 55th Africa Day, said on Saturday that culture could be used as a tool to unite the people of African.

42 countries endorse UN peacekeeping declaration – spokesperson

A total of 42 countries have endorsed a UN peacekeeping declaration as part of the UN chief’s effort to renew political support for the world body’s peacekeeping operations, a UN spokesperson has said.
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300 Nigeria police officers to be deployed for Guinea Bissau election

No fewer than 300 personnel drawn from the various units of the Nigeria Police Force are expected to leave the country for the Republic of Guinea Bissau on election duties.

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INEC reaffirms commitment to deliver credible elections in 2019

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CP seeks support of journalists to reduce crimes in Plateau

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