Tinubu meets King Charles in Dubai

November 30, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu met with the British monarch, His Majesty, King Charles III, on Thursday, on the sidelines of the COP28 Climate Summit in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. In a post on his X account, the President said he had a productive engagement with the 75-year-old monarch. “I had a productive meeting with His Majesty, King Charles III of Read More

Tinubu agrees with CBN on bank recapitalisation

November 30, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

President Bola Tinubu, in a goodwill message at the 40th anniversary of The Guardian Newspapers in Lagos on Tuesday, said bank recapitalisation is crucial to achieving a $1 trillion economy.The President’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, represented his principal at the event.“Amidst the general lull in global economy, our ambition to attain a $1 trillion economy appears Read More

Security, job creation, poverty reduction top priorities of 2024 budget – Tinubu

November 29, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu said Wednesday that Nigeria’s national defence and internal security, local job creation, macro-economic stability, investment environment optimization, human capital development, poverty reduction and social security are some of the top priorities of the 2024 Budget of Renewed Hope. Addressing the joint session of the National Assembly on the 2024 budget proposal in Abuja, the President said Read More

2024 budget presentation: Read Tinubu’s full speech

November 29, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

— The Vice President, Senator Kashim Ibrahim Shettima, GCON — The Senate President, Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio, GCON — The Right Honourable Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas — APC National Chairman, His Excellency, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje — Executive Governors here present — Distinguished Leaders and Members of the National Assembly — Secretary to the Government of the Federation — Chief of Staff Read More

Official: Tinubu presents N27.5trn budget estimates

November 29, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu fo rmally presented a budget of N27.5 trillion for the 2024 fiscal year to the joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday November 29, 2023. The newly adopted parameters in the budget estimates showed that N9.92 trillion is allocated for non-debt recurrent expenditure, while debt service is projected to be N8.25 trillion, and capital expenditure Read More

COP28: Tinubu heads to Dubai

November 28, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu will depart Abuja on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he will participate in the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as Conference of the Parties (COP28). Tinubu’s travel plan was revealed in a statement issued on Tuesday, November 28, by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Read More

Breaking: Tinubu writes Senate on 2024 budget presentation

November 28, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu has transmitted an executive communication to the Senate, indicating his intention to present the 2024 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly Wednesday November 29, 2023. The time for the presentation is slated for 11am. President Tinubu’s letter of intent was read by Senate President, Godswill Akpabio at the plenary on Tuesday, November 28. Read More

Tinubu’s quest for a prosperous Nigeria

November 28, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

In a nation grappling with staggering poverty rates and economic challenges, President Bola Tinubu’s pledge to eradicate poverty has reignited hope among Nigerians. However, this ambitious endeavour demands more than rhetoric. It necessitates a strategic, multifaceted approach rooted in concrete economic policies. Nigeria, once plagued by inept leadership, found itself dubbed the ‘world poverty capital’ in 2018, surpassing even India. Read More

Breaking: Tinubu re-appoints Kyari as NNPCL CEO, names other management team, new board

November 27, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new board and management team for the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) with effect from December 1, 2023. The latest appointment saw Mallam Mele Kyari returning as Group Chief Executive Officer of the company. See appointees below: Chief Pius Akinyelure — Non-Executive Board Chairman Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari — Group Read More

FG okays N27.5trn 2024 appropriation bill

November 27, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The federal government has approved the sum of N27.5trillion for the 2024 Appropriation Bill. Minister of Budget and National Planning, Atiku Bagudu, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Monday after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to him, further details of the budget will be released Read More

Breaking: Tinubu presents 2024 budget November 29

November 27, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

President Bola Tinubu will on Wednesday this week , present projections and estimates of 2024 budget to joint session of the National Assembly. Secretary, Research and Information at the National Assembly, Dr Ali Barde Umoru, made confirmation of the budget presentation to journalists while requesting for list of those to be allowed into the chamber. Communication on the budget presentation Read More

Tinubu’s Germany trip and dividends of economic diplomacy

November 27, 2023 Gidado Ibrahim 0

President Bola Tinubu’s recent trip to Germany was a resounding success, resulting in two important agreements that will have a significant positive impact on Nigeria’s economy. The signing of the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on gas supply and renewable energy projects represents a major step forward in Nigeria’s efforts to diversify its economy and attract foreign investment. The MoU on Read More

Customs: Again, Tinubu announces appointments

November 24, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Dr Aba Ibrahim and Dr Muda Yusuf as members of the Board of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for a renewable term of four years. A statement on Friday evening by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, explained the two appointees were included to represent the Organised private sector. The Read More

Wike speaks on ‘running against Tinubu in 2027’

November 24, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, has refuted speculations that he would resurrect his presidential ambition in 2027, stating that as a person who despises disloyalty, he cannot run against his boss, President Bola Tinubu. Noting that he remained loyal to the Tinubu administration, Wike remembered how his eternal search for justice prompted him and five other Read More

Ondo: Tinubu set to meet Akeredolu, deputy governor

November 24, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu has scheduled a meeting between Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa. Also invited for the meeting slated for Friday in Abuja are the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, and members of the assembly, Blueprint gathered. Also, it was learnt that the state chairman of the party, Ade Adetimehin, Read More

FG endorses establishment of crèches at markets, workplaces

November 22, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Federal Government has endorsed the establishment of crèches at markets and workplaces nationwide to optimise working mothers’ productivity and promote breastfeeding. President Bola Tinubu disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the remodelled workplace nursery (creche) by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs (FMoWA). Represented by Dr Salma Anas, his Special Assistant on Health, the President Read More

Liberia Election: Tinubu reacts as Boakai wins presidential election

November 18, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu has congratulated the government and people of Liberia on the successful conduct of the Liberian presidential election. The President also congratulated President-elect Joseph Boakai, who won the mandate of the people, enjoining him to unite the country and build on the popular support expressed through the ballot box to deliver good governance to the people of Liberia. Read More

Again, Tinubu jets out of Nigeria

November 17, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu will on Saturday, depart Abuja for Berlin, Germany, to attend the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) Conference on November 20, 2023, hosted by German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz. This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. During the conference, Tinubu will join other Heads Read More

Breaking: Tinubu makes u-turn on 40% IGR deduction from universities

November 17, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu has announced immediate cancellation of the automatic deduction of 40% from the internally generated revenues (IGR) of federal universities, citing ill-timed nature of the policy. The president’s announcement was conveyed by the Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, during his speech at the ongoing 75th Founder’s Day ceremony of the University of Ibadan (UI) on Friday. “The 40 Read More

Tinubu’s policies “could usher new consumer class”, attract investment for Nigeria – Int’l bank

November 16, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

Global investment bank, Morgan Stanley has said the economic reforms made by the current president of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, may lead to a strong increase in annual income despite the challenge they pose for economic growth. The bank’s analyst, Steven Quattry, noted that Tinubu’s reforms could lead to a new consumer class and attract investment opportunities. This is according to Read More

Ribadu exposes how Tinubu inherited empty treasury from Buhari

November 14, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu on Monday said that the nation was facing an economic crisis because of the failed system inherited by the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Ribadu disclosed this in Abuja while speaking at the Chief of Defence Intelligence Annual Conference 2023 theme ‘Leveraging Defence Diplomacy, and Effective Regional Collaboration for Enhanced National Security’. He, Read More

Tinubu orders withdrawal of policemen from VIPs

November 13, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Minister of State for Police Affairs, Hajia Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, has disclosed that President Bola Tinubu directed the planned withdrawal of Police personnel from Very Important Personalities (VIPs). Sulaiman-Ibrahim said Tinubu’s directive will be implemented by the Ministry, adding that the mandate also includes amending the Nigerian Police Act. She disclosed this during a two-Ddy retreat for directorate cadre with Read More