Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs 2021 budget into law

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2021 budget into law. The signing was done at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday and confirmed on the official Twitter handle of the presidency. The signing of the budget comes exactly ten days after both chambers of the National Assembly passed the ₦13.6 trillion budget for… Read More Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs 2021 budget into law

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs oil reform bill, to present before Senate for approval

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a long-awaited oil-reform bill and it will be formally presented in the Senate as early as next week, four sources familiar with the matter said. The legislation has been in the works for the past 20 years, and the main laws governing Nigeria’s oil and gas exploration have not… Read More Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs oil reform bill, to present before Senate for approval

President Muhammadu Buhari signs new minimum wage bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the new minimum wage bill. The bill, which has now become a law, will usher in a new pay structure for Nigerian workers. The National Assembly had passed the bill approving N30,000 as the minimum wage for workers. State governors had opposed the N30,000 minimum wage with many of them… Read More President Muhammadu Buhari signs new minimum wage bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari signs bill against discrimination of persons with disability

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law a legislation that will henceforth criminalise common discriminations against persons with disabilities. The Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act would see corporate entities and individuals face excruciating sanctions if found guilty of discriminating against persons with impairments, according to Ita Enang, the president’s National Assembly liaison… Read More President Muhammadu Buhari signs bill against discrimination of persons with disability

One dead, dozens injured following platform collapse at presidential campaign rally in Borno State

At least one person died while over 50 people were injured on Monday after a platform at President Muhammadu Buhari’s election campaign venue in Maiduguri, Borno State, collapsed, witnesses said. President Buhari campaigned for his reelection in the state capital and the All Progressives Congress event at the Ramat Square was attended by thousands of… Read More One dead, dozens injured following platform collapse at presidential campaign rally in Borno State

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari presents 2019 budget proposal to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed a budget of N8.83 trillion for 2019. The president presented the budget at a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday. The proposed budget shows that about a quarter of the sum (N2.14 trillion) will be used for debt servicing while capital expenditure is expected to gulp N2.031 trillion.… Read More Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari presents 2019 budget proposal to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari commissions the Abuja Light Rail system

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday July 12, officially commissioned the first phase of the Abuja Light Rail mass transit covering 12 stations within the metropolis. President Buhari expressed delight at the opening of the light rail system. He said the completion of the project is a dream come true. The President commended the Minister of… Read More President Muhammadu Buhari commissions the Abuja Light Rail system

President Muhammadu Buhari set to attend 31st AU summit in Mauritania

​President Buhari is to attend the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, from June 30 to July 2. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said President Buhari in his capacity as the leader of the AU theme of the year:… Read More President Muhammadu Buhari set to attend 31st AU summit in Mauritania