Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Buhari Has Shown Nigeria Can Join ‘Big League’ — Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari has shown that Nigeria had the capacity to join the “big league” of nations.
Mr. Mohammed said this in Abuja in the course of his interaction with the directors and heads of units in the ministry.
He said the president had leveraged his legendary personality, discipline, transparency, integrity, belief in the rule of law, and patriotism to put the country on the global map.
“Since assuming office, President Buhari, the driver of change, has shown and demonstrated that Nigeria can join the big league.

Hate Messages: Lagos To Place Mosques, Churches Under Watch

The Lagos State Government says it will start to place mosques and churches in the state under watch as from 2016 to combat series of hate preaching that have been going on in the religious houses.
The government decried rising waves of hate preaching among religious leaders in the state, an act, it said if not curbed on time could degenerate into crisis, which government wanted to prevent at all cost.
Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef at a meeting with members of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Tuesday said government is being forced to place these religious houses under watch because of the devastating effect of hate preaching.

PDP: APC Flooding Kogi With ‘Corrupt Money’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government is flooding Kogi state, where a governorship election is scheduled to take place on Saturday, with corrupt money to buy the people’s mandate.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the PDP, who had earlier alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the election in favour of the APC candidate, said the attempt by the ruling party to buy votes in the Kogi election would set the country backwards.

Jonathan Tried In Agriculture But People Still Supplied Sands As Fertilizers, Says Ogbeh.

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, has commended the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan for its achievements in agriculture but said corruption was still rampant.
He was speaking on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state, where President Muhammadu Buhari officially launched the N40 billion Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) and the commencement of the dry season farming organised by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for rice farmers across the country.
Ogbeh commended his predecessor, Akinwunmi Adesina, for the innovations he introduced into the nation’s agricultural system.

NNPC: Marketers Responsible For Fuel Scarcity

The Minister of State for Petroleum and the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Ibe Kachikwu Tuesday said that the Major Oil Marketers were responsible for the fuel scarcity all over the country.
Kachikwu stated this in Abuja when he took an impromptu tour round the federal capital city to access the fuel situation.

Photos: Buhari launches dry season rice and wheat farming in Kebbi

President Buhari launched the Dry Season Rice and Wheat Farming in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State today November 17th. Speaking at the launch, Buhari said "We missed the way when we threw away farming implements because of oil. Now is time to return to the farms, and it is priority for u". Buhari visited the Emir of Gwandu Alhaji Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar at his palace. More pics after the jump.

ISIL Financed by 40 Countries, Including G20 Member States - Putin

Putin said at the G20 summit that Russia has presented examples of terrorism financing by individual businessmen from 40 countries, including from member states of the G20.

"I provided examples related to our data on the financing of Islamic State units by natural persons in various countries. The financing comes from 40 countries, as we established, including some G20 members," Putin told reporters following the summit.