• Poverty
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    President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his administration’s ambitious policy of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, saying it will happen given the robust strategy developed by his government. He said the policy did not come by accident or “something we just bumped into,” but a deliberate one that will be pursued with remarkable grit ...
  • NEITI
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    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Ogbonnaya Orji as the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). Mr Willie Bassey, the Director Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, announced the appointment via a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja. The statement said that Orji’s appointment was ...
  • Ethnic violence
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    President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his government will protect all religious and ethnic groups, whether majority or minority in line with its responsibility under the constitution. In a reaction to reports of breakout of violence in some parts of the country by some ethnic and sectional groups, President Buhari warned that the government will ...
  • Bishop Kukah
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    President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah, “has greatly offended many with his controversial remarks against the government and the person of the President, with some even accusing him of voicing anti-Islamic rhetoric.” However, the president stressed that in spite of this, Kukah should be allowed ...
  • Niger republic Presidential election
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    Mohamed Bazoum, a former minister and candidate of the ruling party in the Republic of Niger presidential election has won the first round and looks good to emerge the winner in a run-off. His campaign is being funded by President Muhammadu Buhari’s kinsman and  popular Katsina Billionaire, Alhaji Dahiru Mangal. Mangal reportedly donated over a ...
  • Otuocha-Ibaji-Idah road
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    The Coterie of Ibaji Youths of Nigeria (COIYN), an umbrella organization for youth in Ibaji Local Government Area in Kogi, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to approve funds for the construction of the Otuocha-Ibaji-Idah road to alleviate the sufferings of the people. The Chairman of COIYN, Mr Tony Edike, made the appeal at a ...
  • Buhari on Zamfara school abduction
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    Despite his assurances on anti-corruption war and youth empowerment, President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year broadcast seems clearly to have fallen below the expectations of Nigerians. A vox pop conducted by Political Economist among various cross sections of Nigerians showed that the president’s message failed to practically address the fears and anxiety among the people. Most ...
  • APC knocks PDP
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    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is implementing one of the world’s largest and far reaching social investment programmes. Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. He said that the social investment programmes were targeting ...
  • Buhari meets Kankara Boys
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    President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that the abduction of 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, was targeted at embarrassing his administration. Buhari made the statement when he met with the rescued Kankara students and representatives of their parents at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Katsina. The president, who ...
  • Kankara boys released
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    One of the released students of Government Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina state has described their abductors as “small, small boys with big guns.” The student who spoke on behalf of the students in an earlier viral video told Arise News in an interview after their release and arrival at Government House that they suffered ...