Nigeria has appointed advisers to help it set up a national airline and develop its aviation infrastructure — currently seen as a barrier to economic growth — to create a hub for West Africa, junior aviation minister Hadi Sirika said earlier this month.
It’s been a tough year for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. The mood in Africa’s most populous nation is a far cry from the euphoria that greeted his historic 2015 election.
Nigeria outlined a plan to overhaul state oil company NNPC and eventually list it on the stock exchange in a bid to modernize and streamline the industry.
As the epicentre of political life in Nigeria, the Hilton hotel in Abuja can usually be relied upon to reflect prevailing trends.
After more than seven months since he won election as president in Africa’s biggest economy, Muhammadu Buhari named his cabinet.
Nigerians finally know the names of those who will form President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, after the senate approved the list of 36 nominees, five months after the president took office.
Nigeria’s Senate approved the final list of 18 cabinet nominees submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, bringing to 36 the total number considered fit to be ministers.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted a second list of candidates for his cabinet to the upper house of parliament for approval, Senate President Bukola Saraki said on his Twitter feed on Monday.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari nominated four former state governors and the current head of the national oil company as ministers in his administration, according to a list presented to lawmakers in the capital, Abuja.
Apart from three appointments – two spokesmen and a chief of protocol – there were no new hirings. It was a puzzling departure from tradition. Since 1999, every new president makes a cluster of top appointments – including national security adviser, chief of staff and military chiefs – within the first 24 hours in office.
Muhammadu Buhari, a 72-year-old retired general, took Nigeria’s oath of office on Friday, assuming the presidency of Africa’s most populous nation. The ceremony, rich with military pomp and cultural tradition, marked a historic transfer of power on the continent.
On 28 March 2015, 16 years of rule by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria came to an end as the All Progressives Congress (APC), a recently assembled opposition party, swept to victory in general elections, taking control of both the federal executive and the national legislature.
Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will publish the full audit of the state oil company and expects it will need to repay the government more than previously recommended, his party’s policy director said.
“I am a talent hunter. I put talents in office, I help them,” says former Lagos state governor and opposition alliance leader Bola Tinubu, being quite open about his role as one of Nigeria’s most powerful political godfathers.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), led by former military leader General Muhammadu Buhari, has won the presidential election, unseating the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that has dominated Nigeria since its 1999 transition to civilian rule.
Portfolio inflows to Nigeria jumped since last month’s presidential elections, easing pressure on the currency of Africa’s biggest oil producer, according to the central bank.
“Few would have believed that the taciturn, austere General Buhari had a soft, smiling and sweet woman at home,” the Vanguard daily said after the former military ruler was elected Nigeria’s next president.
The party of Nigeria‘s incoming president has won a landslide in elections for powerful state governors, ending the former ruling party’s dominance. The All Progressives Congress (APC) won 19 of the 28 governor posts in results declared from Saturday’s elections.
Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress on Sunday made key gains in regional elections and kept power in the economic capital Lagos, strengthening its position nationwide after a historic win in the presidential vote last month.
Nigeria‘s All Progressives Congress (APC), the party of President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, retained the Lagos state governorship on Sunday after its candidate Akinwunmi Ambode won 811,547 votes.
Results were expected to be announced from Sunday in Nigeria‘s state governorship and local assembly polls, after voting wrapped up across the country. A total of 29 governorship and deputy governorship positions from Nigeria’s 36 states are up for grabs and seats in all of the states’ legislatures.
Nigeria’s Peoples Democratic Party is seeking to win at gubernatorial elections after it lost its grip on national power in Africa’s biggest oil producer when President Goodluck Jonathan was defeated in a vote last month.
Muhammadu Buhari’s election victory over an incumbent president was unprecedented in Nigerian history.
Muhammadu Buhari made history on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 when he became the first opposition presidential candidate in Nigeria to beat a sitting president in an election.
Africa’s first Nobel laureate for literature, Wole Soyinka, said Nigerians must show a Nelson Mandela-like ability to forgive president-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s past as an iron-fisted military ruler.
On Nigeria’s recent election and its implications for the markets, Ayo Salami, CIO of the Duet Africa Fund (assets under management USD5.5bn), said: “The one key risk priced into the market was post-electoral violence or a stand-off between political rivals.
After waiting in long lines around the country over the past two days to vote, Nigerians are engaged in another long wait—to find out who will lead their country for the next four years.
General Muhammadu Buhari, the former military head of state and presidential candidate of the opposition APC party has a reputation in Nigeria as a no-nonsense hard man earned during his hardline 20-month military government rule from 1984 to 1985.
The Nigerian president’s power to grant oil licenses should be removed and the government should float 30 percent of the state oil company, lawmakers recommended in a report on a bill aimed at cleaning up the industry in Africa’s top crude producer.
Nigerian opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari has flown to London in an attempt to ease Western fears about his leadership in the event that he succeeds in winning the upcoming presidential election.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has quit the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that he helped found, in a blow to President Goodluck Jonathan six weeks before an election.
Nigeria‘s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will postpone the February 14 presidential and legislative elections for six weeks to give a new multinational force time to secure parts of the northeastern areas under the sway of Boko Haram.
Nigeria’s National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki listens to a question after his address at Chatham House in London, January 22, 2015. Nigeria…
Less than two weeks from national polls, Nigeria’s ruling party is facing unprecedented shifts in the politics of religion that could spell trouble for the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan
With presidential polls two weeks away, a Nigerian author explains why she is supporting Muhammadu Buhari – a man who brought great suffering to her family