Nigeria needs $1.5trn in 10-yrs to bridge infrastructure gap ― Buhari

Buhari attends ecowas virtual meeting national climate change policy

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria needs a cumulative of $1.5 trillion dollars over ten years, to achieve an appreciable closing of the National Infrastructure Gap. This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. According to the statement, President Buhari gave the figure in Glasgow at a COP 26 high-level side event on improving global infrastructure hosted by President Joe Biden of the United States, EU Commission President, Von Der Leyen, and the UK Prime…

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Healthy Planet pre-requisite for better economy, says Buhari

Buhari attends ecowas virtual meeting national climate change policy

President Muhammadu Buhari has said a healthy planet is a prerequisite for healthy people and the foundation of a healthy economy. Buhari disclosed this while declaring open the 33rd session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) in Abuja. According to Buhari, “Changing our behaviour, respecting the natural habitat and living in peace and harmony with nature are paramount to a future resilient generation where biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored and sustainably used while maintaining ecosystem services and delivering essential benefits to the people.”…

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SDG Moment: Buhari reinstates commitment to poverty reduction

Buhari addressing SDG Moment virtually from aso villa

Buhari addresses the maiden edition of SDG Moment virtually. President Mohammadu Buhari has reiterated that his administration will do all in its power to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty line. The president said this in a virtual address to the world leaders at the maiden edition of SDG Moment on Friday. Specifically, Nigeria poverty line means people who are living on less than $1 in a day. Moreover, Nigeria has the highest number of poor people in the World. However, Mr Buhari stated that achieving Sustainable Development Goals…

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Presidency debunks Buhari’s aide COVID-19 claim

Presidency debunks claim by Sahara Reporters, a digital newspaper which, Tuesday, reported that President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Sarki Abba is COVID-19 positive. Shehu Garba, the president’s media aide shared this on Wednesday through his official Twitter handle: @GarShehu. The tweets read: “This report is sheer fabrication and brazen effort by the online news medium to mislead the public. “Upon the directive of doctors and scientists and supervision of Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff, all staff working for and around the President, are routinely and rigorously checked for the…

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Banditry: Exercise Patience with Military, Buhari Urges Nigerians

Nigerian Troop fighting bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari assures Nigerians, again, that the nation’s armed forces are fully capable of dealing with the challenges of banditry and terrorism, urging more patience as the military takes appropriate steps to block gaps being exploited to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens. Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity discloses this in a statement shared on his Twitter handle on Tuesday. President Buhari, who has approved a joint military and police operation specifically targeted at combing Niger, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto…

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COVID-19: Buhari praises EU for donating N21bn

President Buhari and EU delegates on covid-19

President Mohammadu Buhari praises the European Union, EU for donating the sum of N21 billion (50 million Euros) to support Nigeria’s efforts at controlling the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Receiving the Union delegation to the country, led by Amb Ketil Karlsen, President Buhari praises EU for the donation and says it would go a long way in supporting Nigeria’s efforts at controlling and containing the virus to prevent community spread, as well as revitalise the national health care systems. The President used the occasion to express sincere condolences of…

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COVID-19 palliative: FG distributes 70,000 tonnes of grain to Nigerians – Buhari

Federal government of Nigeria grain for distribution

President Mohammadu Buhari has said that 70,000 tonnes of grain are being released from the National Strategic Grain Reserves for distribution to those in most need. The president made this known on his Twitter handle: @MBuhari on Saturday saying more multiple measures from the federal government to assist Nigerian cope with COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions are underway. He admonished Nigerians to observe medical experts’ advice on constant washing of hands, practicing social distancing and using hand sanitizer. Mr Buhari tweeted that there was no vaccine that can cure the virus…

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COVID-19: Buhari approves 774, 000 jobs for Nigerians

COVID-19: Buhari approves 774, 000 jobs for Nigerians@sustainable.com.ng

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme in the country to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. Mrs. Ahmed disclosed this at a press conference on fiscal stimulus measures in response to COVID-19 pandemic and oil prices fiscal shock, on Monday in Abuja. She explained that 1, 000 people were expected to be recruited from each of the 774 local government areas in the country. According to her, the sum…

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