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New Nigeria President Buhari takes a 50% pay cut

New Nigeria President Buhari takes a 50% pay cut

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will take only half of the salary paid to former head of state Goodluck Jonathan, his office announced on Friday. “President Muhammadu Buhari will only receive 50 percent of the salary paid to his predecessor,” the head of state’s spokesman Garba Shehu said in an emailed statement. “The president’s decision to […]

President Buhari to borrow $20 billion to pay Nigeria’s debt

President Buhari to borrow $20 billion to pay Nigeria’s debt

Advisors to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have recommended a root and branch overhaul of Africa’s biggest oil industry and increased borrowing to help pay off $20 billion of government arrears, a reform proposal document shows. Buhari, who won a shock election victory in March, has so far given little indication of his policy agenda as […]

Goodluck Jonathan Urges Nigerians To Support Buhari In Fight Against Boko Haram

Goodluck Jonathan Urges Nigerians To Support Buhari In Fight Against Boko Haram

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in fight against Boko Haram. The former president who made the call on his facebook on Sunday message said the current administration is doing its best to put an end to the terror act. According to Jonathan, the death of […]

Boko Haram Attacks ‘Inhuman And Barbaric’ Says Buhari

Boko Haram Attacks ‘Inhuman And Barbaric’ Says Buhari

The Nigerian president has condemned a fresh wave of violence in the country’s north, calling the attacks, blamed on Boko Haram, “inhuman and barbaric”. At least 160 people have been killed in attacks this week, including scores of men praying in mosques. On Friday night, fighters attacked villages on the outskirts of Maiduguri, capital of […]

Muhammadu Buhari Must Repeal ‘Anti-Gay Law’ – Report

Muhammadu Buhari Must Repeal ‘Anti-Gay Law’ – Report

The anti-gay law, “while purporting to target same sex marriage, has infringed upon rights to free speech, access to health care, housing, and employment, interfered with civil and political rights, and led to wholesale impunity for violence against LGBTI people. A report calling for Nigeria to repeal laws that legalize discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, […]

New Nigerian President Buhari Orders Arrest Of Young Brother’s Wife Over Extortion

New Nigerian President Buhari Orders Arrest Of Young Brother’s Wife Over Extortion

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s security agents to arrest his brother-in-law for allegedly extorting money from an unnamed businessman, a close confidante of the Nigerian leader told SaharaReporters. He said the suspect, named Musa Yola, was the immediate younger brother of Mr. Buhari’s wife. Our source disclosed that the suspect, also addressed as “Alhaji […]

Buhari Vows to Recover Stolen Funds

Buhari Vows to Recover Stolen Funds

Immediate past minister and deputy chairman, National Planning Commission (NPC), Dr. Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman, yesterday faulted claims by President Muhammadu Buhari that his administration met an empty treasury. Sulaiman reported that $2billion was left in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) as at May 29, 2015, adding that the sum would have been higher but for […]

“I will stop corruption in Nigeria” says Buhari

“I will stop corruption in Nigeria” says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday insisted that his administration will leave no stone unturned in the bid to eliminate corruption in Nigeria. He made the remark in Johannesburg when he met Nigerians residing in South Africa. The President also promised to implement the cardinal policies of his administration in order to move the country forward. […]

President Muhammadu Buhari Gets Better With Age

President Muhammadu Buhari Gets Better With Age

The presidency Wednesday faulted reports in some newspapers that credited President Muhammadu Buhari as stating that he was too old to rule Nigeria, adding that at 72, the president, like good wine, could only improve with age. The clarification was contained in a statement issued by the president’s media aide, Mr. Femi Adesina. He said: […]

To Fight Boko Haram, Buhari Orders Release of U.S.$21 Million

To Fight Boko Haram, Buhari Orders Release of U.S.$21 Million

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate release of $21 million (N4.2 billion) to the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF. The money is to be released within the next one week to the multi-country military agency fighting the insurgent group, Boko Haram. Nigeria made a pledge of $100 million as part of funds needed by […]

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