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$496m Aircraft Purchase: Senators Call For Buhari’s Impeachment

Some Senators have called for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over the purchase of the $496m super Tucano fighter jets. The Senators during plenary on Thursday asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to invoke Section 143 of the constitution in view of President Buhari’s approval of the extra-budgetary spending of 496

BREAKING: Reps In Rowdy Session Over $496m Tucano Aircraft Purchase

The House of Representatives is in a rowdy session over the presidential request to include the $496million fund for the purchase of Tucano aircraft in the 2018 Appropriation Bill before the National Assembly. During Thursday’s plenary at the Lower Chamber in Abuja, some members were of the opinion that the request

Trump invites Buhari to Washington

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be the guest of US President Donald Trump on 30 April in Washington, the White House announced on Sunday. According to the statement, Trump will discuss issues such as promoting economic growth and fighting terrorism with Buhari. “The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep

Breaking: Buhari announces intention to run in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced his intention to run in the 2019 Presidential election. The announcement was made on Monday in Abuja at the All Progressives Congress(APC)’s National Executive meeting. Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, an ardent Buhari supporter, tweeted the announcement on Monday. Details later...   Source:NAN

U.S Secretary of States to visit Nigeria on Monday

The U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson, will arrive in Abuja on Monday for his first official visit to Nigeria. A Press Advisory from the U.S. Embassy said Tillerson would hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. “When he arrives, Tillerson will become the highest ranking official in the Trump

Britain to build prison wing in Kirikiri

Britain will build a new 112-bed wing at Kirikiri Prison in Lagos so that it can transfer Nigerian prisoners there, foreign secretary, Boris Johnson announced in London today. In a written statement to parliament, Johnson said tenders had been placed and a supplier identified to conduct the building work at Kirikiri.

Lagos will be Africa’s model mega-city by 2025 – Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos on Tuesday said the state would by 2025 be Africa’s model megacity, a global, economic and financial hub that is safe, secure, functional and productive. He also said that almost half of the Lagos state’s Internally Generated Revenue is used for the payment of salaries, including

Shell, Eni trial over Nigeria kickbacks postponed

A trial for oil giants Eni and Shell over bribery and corruption allegations in the purchase of an offshore oilfield in Nigeria was delayed for two months on Monday. The trial had been set to start in a Milan court, but the judge said that, due to a high number of

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