eNAIRA Launch: Buhari says digital currency will boost Nigeria’s GDP by $29b in 10 years

The adoption of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and its underlying technology, called block chain, can increase Nigeria’s GDP by $29 billion over the next 10 years, President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abuja at the official launch of…

Budget 2022: Bestride the broadcast bombast and the benighted breakdown – Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

Like has become one of his positive trademarks, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces has again tabled the draft of the nation’s budget for the year 2022 before a joint session of the…

1999 Constitution is Nigeria’s glorified death certificate – Bakare

The Senior Pastor of the Citadel Global Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “tear down” the 1999 Constitution, describing it as the country’s “glorified death certificate.” Bakare stated this during his ongoing ‘State of the nation’…

Nigeria’s proposed n16.39t budget raises more questions, less hope

President Muhammadu Buhari dubbed it a budget of growth and sustainability, but Nigeria’s 2022 appropriation bill of 16.39 trillion has raised a plethora of questions while offering a little basis for hope. The questions arise largely because of the assumptions…

80 Lagos inmates assessed for presidential pardon

No fewer than 80 inmates in Lagos State are being considered for presidential pardon. This was disclosed on Monday by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy during a visit to the Ikoyi Custodial Centre. A deputy director in…

Full text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s address on the occasion of Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary, Friday 1st October 2021

Citizens of Nigeria. It is with full gratitude to God that today, we celebrate Nigeria’s sixty first Independence Anniversary. 2.     For 1st of October 1960 to happen, all hands were on deck. East, West, North all came together…

Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting as Buhari absent from public for fourth day

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over the Federal Executive Council meeting, even as the President Muhammadu Buhari, has not made a public appearance since his aides announced his departure from New York, where he had attended the 76th…

My takeaways from the 76th 2021 UN General Assembly Session – Garba Shehu

Throughout last week in New York, the United Nations General Assembly – the congress for the world – gathered for its annual re-affirmation of the principles upon which the organisation was founded. These are the principles of territorial integrity of…

Is President Buhari turning the page for a more inclusive government? – Magnus Onyibe

The balance in the ethnicity of Nigerians recently appointed as members of the boards of both the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari underscores the fact that after all, building…

Buhari hails Sunmi Smart-Cole at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm greetings to professional photographer, Sunmi Smart-Cole on his 80th birthday, September 25, 2021, congratulating the veteran photo-journalist and talented jazz music instrumentalist for capturing history in frames for about half a century. The President, according…

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