President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian fuel suppliers, bus operators and some airlines are offering incentives for people to travel to vote in presidential elections this Saturday, including cutting petrol prices and discounts. The electoral commission announced the delay early last Saturday just Nigeria’s 84 million registered voters were preparing to head to the polls. The election is now scheduled […]

Nigeria’s electoral commission has bowed to pressure from political parties and approved resumption of campaigns ahead of Sunday’s presidential election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Saturday told political parties to stop campaigning, after it pushed the vote from February 16 to February 23. The two main political parties, president Muhammadu Buhari’s All […]

Internally displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria hope priority will be given to education as Africa’s most populous nation head to the polls on Saturday February 16. “We want the president to give good education for our children because we are displaced people. We come from different villages and our children do not have good education. […]

Nigeria had more than 70 candidates for president when campaigning began for Saturday’s elections. But only those from the two main parties – President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president Atiku Abubakar – have a real shot at leading Africa’s most populous nation. Buhari, 76, made history in 2015 as the first person to democratically […]

*Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took up the chairmanship of the 55-member African Union (AU) from Rwandan leader, Paul Kagame at its 32nd ordinary session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday. During his tenure, el-Sissi is expected to concentrate on security and financial reform, but with no great plans to strengthen the AU’s multilateral powers. Instead, […]

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Discrimination Against Persons with disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Senator, Ita Enang, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday explained that, the Act prohibits all forms of discrimination on ground of disability and imposes fine of N1, 000, 000 […]

Apex  Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said that it fixed its “imeobi” meeting at Enugu today, oblivious of the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari, would visit the south east geopolitical zone for his re-election campaign. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emeka Attamah, made this known in a statement in Enugu, […]

Presidential campaigns are heating up in Nigeria ahead of elections slated for February 2019. The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, kicked off their activities in the north. Flag bearer Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president was in Sokoto where the PDP campaign officially kicked off earlier this week. His last stop as at Thursday was in the north […]

Nigeria has named its fifth commander in less than 2 years to lead the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency, the army said on Saturday, a move military sources say was related to continued attacks by Islamists. The attacks could hurt President Muhammadu Buhari’s chances of re-election in Feb. 2019. He campaigned in 2015 vowing […]

Nigeria’s presidency says a new executive order aimed at combating money laundering and tax evasion has been signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, on Octover 8, 2018; signed Executive Order 008 tagged Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme (VOARS). The order takes effect from the day it was signed, the statement issued by Buhari’s spokesperson Garba […]


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