Buhari Issues Fresh Directive To EFCC
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to go after those sabotaging the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative by selling the NPK products above the government recommended prices.
This is as the National Sovereign Investment Authority has said that it plans to raise and invest over 200 million dollars in Nigeria’s health sector.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Uche Orji, disclosed this at the weekly ministerial briefing organized by the Presidential Media Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Probe Abba Kyari, Hand Him Over To FBI If Found Guilty – PDP To Buhari
The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order a forensic investigation into reports that the United States, Federal Bureau of Investigation, linking Abba Kyari, head of IGP Intelligence Response Team, to the international fraudster, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
PDP said Buhari should order the Inspector General of Police to hand over Kyari to the Federal Bureau of Investigation if found wanting.
The party said the revelation of the involvement of Kyari as a receiver of proceeds of international fraud is worrisome, disturbing and a stain on Nigeria’s integrity.
In a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the former ruling party, said the revelation should not be swept under the carpet.
Conduct All Elections Same Day, Orji Kalu Urges INEC
A former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to consider holding the general elections in 2023.
According to Kalu, this will reduce cost and rigging.
The former governor said the presidential, National Assembly, governorship, and state House of Assembly elections could be conducted concurrently.
Buhari Meets British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Over Insecurity
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday, appraised the war against different forms of terrorism in Nigeria and agreed that the judicial process is allowed to run its course.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement on Thursday evening.
Adesina said the two leaders held bilateral talks at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit in London where they agreed that it was important that the judicial process runs without interference, no matter who was involved.
According to Buhari’s spokesman, the president briefed the Prime Minister on Nigeria’s power needs and efforts being made, as well as initiatives geared at achieving food security in Nigeria.