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Democracy Day: Full Text of National Broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari

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Democracy Day: Full Text of National Broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari

My compatriots, It is one year today since our administration came into office. It has been a year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements. By age, instinct and experience, my preference is to look forward, to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and rededicate the administration to the task of fixing Nigeria. But I believe we can also learn from the obstacles we have overcome and the progress we made thus far, to help strengthen the plans that we have in place to put Nigeria back on the path of progress. We affirm our belief...

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Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) query some items in Nigeria’s 2016 budget, says N668.8 billion expenditures that are “frivolous, inappropriate, unclear and wasteful

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Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) query some items in Nigeria’s 2016 budget, says N668.8 billion expenditures that are “frivolous, inappropriate, unclear and wasteful

News Update Centre for Social Justice, CSJ, has queried some items in the 2016 budget, adding that the fiscal document contained N668.8 billion expenditures that are “frivolous, inappropriate, unclear and wasteful.” The budget, which has drawn flaks from some Nigerians, was presented to the 8th Assembly some weeks ago by President Muhammadu Buhari The group stated this in Abuja yesterday while unveiling a report that analyses the 2016 budget. Lead Director, CSJ, Eze Onyekpere, who presented the report under Citizens Earth Platform, CEP,...

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Nigeria’s 2016 Budget Fiasco

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Nigeria’s 2016 Budget Fiasco

Chairmen of the Senate and House of Representatives committees on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje and Representative Abdulmumin Jibrin said the February 25 target for the passage of the 2016 budget is no longer realistic. The two lawmakers said that the National Assembly observed during the ongoing budget defence that government ministries have padded their budgets and because of this, lawmakers require more time to thoroughly work on the budget. At a budget defence session on Tuesday, the Customs Comptroller General and the Minister of...

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Many feared killed in North East Nigeria bomb explosions

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Many feared killed in North East Nigeria bomb explosions

By Kede Aihie, Editor in Chief Suspected female suicide bombers attacked a busy motor park in Maiduguri, killing over 30 persons and leaving many injured. An eyewitness witness, Danladi Buba, said the two female suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) near the motor park around 9:00 a.m. Also, an explosion in a Maiduguri mosque yesterday left about 20 people dead. The death toll of Maiduguri multiple bomb blasts in Borno State on Sunday, yesterday hit 52 with 124 injured and being treated at the state Specialist...

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Nigeria:2015 in Review

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Nigeria:2015 in Review

By Kede Aihie, Editor in Chief, Nigeria Magazine January 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre in Baga, Borno State, North East Nigeria Run up to the elections, Buhari certificate saga, (Form 1998), Nigeria Army denies being in possession of Buhari’s cert, credentials. Nasty adverts Calls by NSA for shift of election date causes stir and resisted by opposition, Kerry visits Nigeria holds talks with GEJ and GMB Reduction of PMS from N97 to N87, announcement by Dezieni Alison Madueke the most Googled word in...

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