Nigerian govt suspends anti-corruption boss over theft allegation

Posted by - July 10, 2020

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the head of the country’s anti-corruption body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, who is himself being investigated for alleged corruption. A statement from Nigeria’s Justice Minister says the suspension of Ibrahim Magu is to allow for “unhindered inquiry” into his conduct. This is the first official confirmation of

Nigerian president gets new chief of staff (video)

Posted by - May 13, 2020

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Agboola Ibrahim Gambari as his new chief of staff, weeks after his predecessor Abba Kyari died of coronavirus, the presidency announced Wednesday. Gambari’s appointment was announced by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, at the Federal Executive Council virtual meeting on Wednesday and further tweeted

Nigeria’s security nabs man who leaked the president’s broadcast

Posted by - May 2, 2020

The man responsible for the dissemination of President Muhammadu Buhari’s last speech has been nabbed and tagged an enemy of the state, revealed Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity. Minutes before the president of Nigeria commenced his nationwide broadcast on 27 April, a copy of his speech was all over

Nigeria eases lockdown in major cities

Posted by - April 28, 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria will begin a “gradual easing” of lockdown in major cities from 4th of May. In a televised address on Monday night, the president said the lockdown, which had been due to end on 27 April from the last extension two weeks ago, will continue for six more days.

Nigeria Adopts On-arrival Visa for Africans

Posted by - December 13, 2019

In a bid to encourage free circulation of people in Africa, the government of Nigeria has revealed that from January 2020, African passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country. The country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari made the announcement during the Aswan Forum on peace and sustainable development that opened on Wednesday in Egypt.