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Federal government declares May 29 public holiday

The federal government has declared Wednesday, May 29, as work-free day to mark the 2019 presidential inauguration.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Governor-elect Ihedioha: I’ll say a lot on May 29

Imo State Governor-elect Emeka Ihedioha, yesterday, pleaded with the people of the state to wait until May 29 when he will speak to them.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

President Buhari restates commitment to economy, security

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja restated the commitment of his administration to revitalise the nation’s economy, tackle insecurity and eliminate corruption.
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

President Buhari, ministers in valedictory FEC session today

President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, exactly a week before his inauguration for another four-year tenure.
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

President Buhari: How West Africa can succeed in battle against criminals, criminality

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, said for countries in the West African sub region to successfully tackle criminalities confronting them, security heads of member states must not only begin to share their experiences but also re-assess as well as harmonise crime control and operations in their respective countries.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

President Buhari tasks ECOWAS security chiefs on crime control strategies

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged ECOWAS security chiefs to share their experiences, re-assess and harmonise crime control and operations in their various countries.
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Boko Haram kills Army commander, two soldiers

A roadside bomb attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group reportedly hit a military convoy on Monday, killing a lieutenant-colonel, his driver, and orderly.

16,000 persons displaced by bandits in Zamfara council

More than 16,000 persons have been displaced in Anka while trying to escape from bandits’ attacks.

Minister: We met Miyetti Allah but gave no money

The federal government did not give Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association money during its recent meeting with the group in Birnin Kebbi, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, said on Monday.

Zamfara: We pay ransoms to bandits daily – council chief

The Vice-Chairman of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Galadima, on Monday said bandits killed six members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in the area, adding that the council pays the hoodlums ransoms daily.

Ohanaze begs Nnamdi Kanu to reconcile with Asari Dokubo

The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide on Wednesday urged the Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to reconcile with Niger Delta Leader, Asari Dokubo.

Insecurity: Federal government delegation meets leaders of Miyatti Allah

The Federal Government delegation on Friday met with the national leaders of Miyatti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as part of efforts to curtail security challenges in the country.
President Buhari receives in Congratulatory Visit Members of the Traditional Rulers Council in State House on 5th Mar 2019-2

President Buhari: No part of Nigeria will suffer neglect during my tenure

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reiterated that no part of the country, regardless of its geographical location or political leaning, would suffer neglect during his administration.
Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau

Workers Day: Federal government declares May 1 public holiday

The federal government has declared Wednesday, May 1, as a public holiday to celebrate the 2019 Workers’ Day.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 17th Oct 2018 4

FEC approves N52 billion for e-border technology

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N52 billion for the provision of electronic devices at the country’s borders to guarantee effective monitoring of the borders.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) December-2

Ministers lobby for retention in next federal cabinet

Uncertainty now surrounds the constitution of the next federal cabinet by President Muhammadu Buhari who sources say is keeping All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, ministers, associates and loyalists guessing on who are likely to be part of his team.

Federal government to launch special security outfit to defend farmers

The Federal government is set to launch a new civil defence outfit called ‘Agro-Rangers’ which will guard farmers and allied investments and facilities across the country.
Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau

Easter: Federal government declares Friday, Monday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, Public Holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration.

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