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Meet Diane Shima Rwigara, First Female Independent Presidential Candidate In Rwanda

Meet Diane Shima Rwigara, First Female Independent Presidential Candidate In Rwanda

Diane Shima Rwigara on Wednesday declared her interest to run for the Rwandan presidency, becoming the first female independent candidate. In her manifesto, the 35-year-old said she will work to eradicate poverty, champion free speech, and provide health insurance for all Rwandans. The accountant and businesswoman also criticised the ruling RPF party saying it was […]

Magu to Remain Acting EFCC Chairman As Presidency Declares ‘Full Support’

Magu to Remain Acting EFCC Chairman As Presidency Declares ‘Full Support’

The presidency on Tuesday gave the clearest indication yet that it would not succumb to the Senate and remove Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the anti-graft EFCC. The Senate recently refused to screen presidential nominees for the position of the resident electoral commissioners, saying it would not do so until Mr. Magu is removed as […]

Buhari Extends Medical Leave Indefinitely, Nigerians React

Buhari Extends Medical Leave Indefinitely, Nigerians React

The social media went into overdrive sunday once got word got out that President Muhammadu Buhari had written yet another letter to the National Assembly notifying it that he was extending his leave in the United Kingdom in order to complete and get the results of the medical tests recommended by his physicians. From his […]

‘The Work Begins!’: Trump To Be Sworn In As U.S. President

‘The Work Begins!’: Trump To Be Sworn In As U.S. President

Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad. In a ceremony likely to draw 900,000 people, including protesters, Trump and his vice president, Mike […]

Presidency Threatens To Prosecute Anyone Selling SIP Forms

Presidency Threatens To Prosecute Anyone Selling SIP Forms

The presidency has declared that no scheme under the federal government’s Social Investment Programmes (SIP) attracts an application fee. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the presidency threatened to prosecute anyone found to be selling the forms under the SIP. Aknde consequently […]

Buhari Orders Investigation Into Death Of NYSC Member In Kano

Buhari Orders Investigation Into Death Of NYSC Member In Kano

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an independent investigation into the death of Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo in Kano State while on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. A statement issued in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the investigation should unravel the true circumstances of […]

Nice Terror Attack Is A Crisis For Presidency Of François Hollande

Nice Terror Attack Is A Crisis For Presidency Of François Hollande

The French president, François Hollande, has reacted to the Nice attack by reiterating the war-like stance he took after the Islamic State attacks that killed 130 people in Paris in November. But the fact that France was attacked again – leaving at least 80 dead – only eight months after the devastating November attacks on […]

I Won’t Relent In Fight Against Corruption, says Buhari

I Won’t Relent In Fight Against Corruption, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari again on Tuesday promised that he would not relent in his administration’s ongoing anti-corruption war. He said he would deplore all appropriate and legal measures to rid the country of graft. Buhari made the promise in his Eid-el-Fitr message to Nigerians. The message, which was personally signed by the President, was made […]

Buhari Writes Senate: Osinbajo Is Acting President

Buhari Writes Senate: Osinbajo Is Acting President

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, told the Senate that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will act on his behalf as President for the 11 days he would be on medical vacation to the United Kingdom, UK. In a letter to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, President Buhari said he was writing in line with Section 145 […]

Buhari Inaugurates Committee To Handle High Profile Corruption Cases

Buhari Inaugurates Committee To Handle High Profile Corruption Cases

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja inaugurated a National Prosecution Coordination Committee (NPCC) saddled with the responsibility of prosecuting high profile criminal cases in the country. The committee is headed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami. The vice president who inaugurated the committee […]

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