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 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

National Assembly summons President Muhammadu Buhari to joint session over Benue crisis

​The Senate on Thursday resolved to invite president Muhamadu Buhari to address the joint sitting of the two chambers of the National Assembly on why insecurity has become a commonplace in the country. The hallowed chamber said he would brief the National Assembly on Wednesday next week. This resolution followed a motion sponsored by senator… Read More National Assembly summons President Muhammadu Buhari to joint session over Benue crisis

Nigerian stocks plunge following President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election declaration

Nigerian stocks dropped to a three-month low, after President Muhammadu Buhari officially announced he would seek re-election in 2019. The stock market, which opened on a losing streak after Lafarge Africa announced a surprise 2017 loss, worsened its decline. The equity market fell near 40,000 points. This came as Buhari declared at the National Executive… Read More Nigerian stocks plunge following President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election declaration