Nigeria derived no benefit from previous devaluations of the Naira – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buahri insisted Friday in Abuja that he was yet to be convinced that the vast majority of ordinary Nigerians will  derive any tangible benefit from a devaluation of the Naira. Speaking at a meeting with members of the Council of Retired Federal Permanent Secretaries, President Buhari said that he still held the conviction […]

FG wants speedy completion of Mambilla power project – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Wednesday in Beijing that his administration will honour all agreements concluded between Nigeria and China under previous administrations to ensure the speedy completion of outstanding joint projects, including the 4,000 megawatts Mambilla Hydro-Electric Power Project. Speaking at a meeting with Mr Li Keqiang, the Premier of the State Council of the […]

Diversification of Nigeria’s economy now a matter of urgency – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Guangzhou, China, said that his administration will take urgent steps to restructure Nigeria’s economy by encouraging new investments in mining, agricultural and manufacturing. Speaking at a reception in his honour by the Communist Party of China, President Buhari said that Nigeria will welcome the support of the Chinese government, foreign […]

Morality and Integrity in Party Politics in Nigeria

Morality and Integrity in Party Politics in Nigeria By Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu The Presidential, national Assembly, gubernatorial and state assembly elections of 2015 have come and gone. They were not perfect but with few unfortunate exceptions here and there, including the very regrettable violence leading to loss of lives and other anti-democratic activities, they […]

Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition

Being the text of a speech delivered by General Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the Royal Institute on International Affairs, Chatham House, London, on February 26, 2015 Permit me to start by thanking Chatham House for the invitation to talk about this important topic at this crucial time. When speaking […]