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President Buhari proceeds on 10-day vacation


President Muhammadu Buhari will take 10 days off and travel to London on Monday June 6th, to rest.

BuhariDuring the holiday, he will see an E.N.T. specialist for a persistent ear infection.

The President was examined by his Personal Physician and an E.N.T Specialist in Abuja and was treated.

Both Nigerian doctors recommended further evaluation purely as a precaution.

Special Adviser
(Media and Publicity)


PHOTONEWS: President Buhari receives Rev. Fr. Mbaka in Statehouse

President Buhari receives Rev. Fr. Mbaka in Statehouse 18th December 2015 (2)

R-L: President Muhammadu Buhari , Vice President , Prof Yemi Osibanjo and Rev. Fr. Mbaka in Statehouse on 18th Dec 2015

President Buhari receives Rev. Fr. Mbaka in Statehouse 18th December 2015 (1)

President Buhari seeks increased bilateral cooperation between Nigeria, Hungary

president buhari received Hungary deputy prime minister 23 October 2015 (2)

President Muhammadu receives the Deputy Prime Minister /Deputy Head of Government of Hungary, Mr Zsolt Semjen accompanied by the Deputy State Secretary, Mr Szilveszter BUS during a courtesy visit to the State House in Abuja OCT 23 2015.


President Muhammadu Buhari said Friday in Abuja that he looks forward to increased bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Hungary, since both countries have a lot in common.
Receiving Mr Zsolt Semjen, the Vice Prime Minister of Hungary at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari said that his administration will welcome the strengthening and expansion of cooperation between both countries in the areas of security and agricultural development.

president buhari received Hungary deputy prime minister 23 October 2015 (3)
“Hungary faces some immigration challenges today, just like other parts of Europe. We also have our challenges in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria.
“Hungary is able to fully understand our problems, and we can work together,” President Buhari said.
Vice Prime Minister Semjen congratulated Nigeria on its last general elections, and added that Hungary looked forward to signing agreements with the country on more bilateral cooperation.
president buhari received Hungary deputy prime minister 23 October 2015 (1)

He said that terrorism was a global challenge and pledged that his country would support the Nigerian Armed Forces’ efforts to end the Boko Haram insurgency.
“The extremism of Boko Haram is not Islamic. It runs contrary to all human philosophies,” the Vice Prime Minister said.
He also promised that Hungary would deploy its expertise in the area of agriculture to assist Nigeria.


Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
October 23, 2015

President Buhari to address the nation on 55th independence anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday, October 1, 2015, make a nationwide broadcast as part of the programme of activities to mark Nigeria’s 55th Independence Anniversary.
The broadcast will take place  at 7am.

All electronic media stations are kindly requested to join the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) for the broadcast.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
September 30th, 2015

President Buhari welcomes Nigeria’s removal from list of polio-endemic countries

buhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari welcomes yesterday’s announcement by the World Health Organisation that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria.


President Buhari is delighted by the announcement which follows the absence of any case of the wild polio virus in Nigeria since July 24, 2014.


The President applauds the concerted efforts of government officials, health workers, volunteer groups, civil society, religious leaders, traditional rulers and international partners which resulted in this historic achievement.


While he joins other Nigerians and the global community in celebrating Nigeria’s removal from the list of polio-endemic countries, President Buhari urges continued vigilance to ensure that Nigeria maintains this new status.


The President directs all government ministries, departments and agencies involved in the polio eradication effort to remain proactively engaged and on guard against the re-emergence of the polio virus in Nigeria.


He assures the World Health Organisation and the global community that the Federal Government will ensure that immunisation and surveillance activities continue across Nigeria to keep the country polio-free.


Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

September 26, 2015


President Buhari remains fully committed to improved national security and succour for IDPS


Contrary to the erroneous impression that may have been created by reports that the Nigerian delegation to the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly missed a meeting on help for displaced persons, President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration remain fully committed to the rehabilitation and well-being of all persons who have been displaced or adversely affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Pres Buhari at UN 25th September 2015

Indeed, the war against terrorism, improved security across Nigeria and additional measures to give succour to internally displaced persons have been central to discussions President Buhari has had with other world leaders since his arrival in New York on Thursday night.

The issues were dominant in the President’s conversations on Friday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, the King of Spain, His Majesty Don Felipe VI and former Prime-minister Gordon Brown who came with former President Olusegun Obasanjo to discuss the actualization of the safe schools initiative, which is of special interest in parts of Nigeria most vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

President Buhari is handling his duty as leader of the Nigerian delegation to this year’s General Assembly with the greatest possible diligence and will certainly not tolerate any tardiness on the part of the delegation in seizing every possible. opportunity to advance Nigeria’s interests.

This notwithstanding, it must be realized that it will be near impossible for any national delegation, no matter its size, to participate in all the meetings that are simultaneously happening in and around the General Assembly in New York. Read more

Eid-El-Kabir: President Buhari says security and well-being of Nigerians remain his highest priorities

buhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with all Nigerians of the Islamic faith as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
President Buhari also congratulates all Nigerian Muslims who are currently in the Saudi Arabia to participate in the rites of the Hajj.
As they join the global Islamic community in celebrating Eid-El-Kabir, President Buhari urges Muslims and other Nigerians to rededicate themselves to a greater acceptance and internalisation of its lessons of piety, faithfulness, dedication, fortitude, obedience, sacrifice and selfless service which are for the benefit of all mankind.
The President calls for more patience, fortitude, tolerance, endurance, patriotism and a greater willingness to make personal sacrifices for the good of all as his administration strives to lead the nation towards rapidly overcoming its current security, economic and developmental challenges.
President Buhari assures all Nigerians that their safety, well-being and progress remain uppermost in his thoughts and actions, and that he will continue to work with all his might to deliver the positive changes in national life which they expect after his election and inauguration as Head of the Government of the Federation.
The President seizes this opportunity to extend heartfelt commiserations to families in Maiduguri and North-Eastern Nigeria who have sadly lost beloved relatives in recent terrorist attacks.
President Buhari’s thoughts and prayers for Divine solace are with all those who have been callously plunged into mourning by mindless terrorists, when others are celebrating this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.
The President has directed the Armed Forces and national security agencies to provide maximum security across the nation during Eid-El-Kabir prayers and celebrations, especially in areas most vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
President Buhari assures all Nigerians that the days of Boko Haram are numbered.
Boko Haram’s reign of terror in parts of the country will be finally over very soon as the ongoing military onslaught against the terrorist sect will continue relentlessly until total victory is achieved.

Garba Shehu
SSA to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 23, 2015


President Buhari condemns chief Falae’s abduction, directs police to ensure his safe rescue

Following a briefing on the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies to take all necessary action to ensure the safe and speedy rescue of Chief Olu Falae who was abducted from his farm on Monday.

President Buhari condemns the callous and reprehensible kidnapping of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and elder statesman.
The President assures Chief Falae’s family, friends and other concerned Nigerians that the Federal Government will do all within its powers to ensure his swift release.
President Buhari, who has requested constant updates from the police and security agencies on efforts to find and rescue Chief Falae, also denounces the recurring incidents of criminal abductions across the country.
He assures all Nigerians that ongoing efforts to significantly enhance the security of lives and property in the country will continue apace and that under his leadership, Nigerians, irrespective of their status, will no longer be left at the mercy of criminal elements.


Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 23, 2015


President Buhari condemns coup d’état in Burkina Faso, calls for immediate restoration of civil transitional authority

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government of Nigeria unreservedly condemn Wednesday’s detention of the Interim President, the Prime Minister and other ministers of the transitional government of Burkina Faso in an apparent coup d’état.

President Buhari and Nigeria align with ECOWAS, the African Union and the United Nations in rejecting the brazen contravention of the constitution and transitional charter of Burkina Faso by elements of the Presidential Guard under the leadership of General Gilbert Diendere.

President Buhari and Nigeria urge the Defense and Security Forces of Burkina Faso to keep faith with the agreed transitional programme for the return of the country to full democratic rule after elections, which were due to be held in the country on October 11, in support of which Nigeria has donated 20 pick-up vans to the National Electoral Commission of Burkina Faso.

While welcoming the news that the Interim President, Mr. Michel Kafando has now been freed, President Buhari and Nigeria also demand the immediate release of Prime Minister Isaac Zida and other detained ministers.

Nigeria will give the fullest possible support to ongoing efforts by the ECOWAS mediatory team of President Macky Sall of Senegal and President Boni Yayi of Benin Republic to quickly restore Burkina Faso to the path of order, democracy and constitutionalism.

The President urges the people of Burkina Faso to remain calm and steadfast in support of the transitional order, elections and democratic governance with the full assurance that Nigeria, ECOWAS and the international community will uphold their right to peace, freedom, democracy and good governance.


Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 18, 2015


Nigeria’s Paschal Dike nominated for Junior Chamber International World President

pascalSince JCI became an international organization in 1946, it has produced till date 70 World Presidents from about 36 countries. JCI started in Nigeria in 1957 making it a 58 year old organization in Nigeria. No Nigerian has ever been elected as President of this International Organization for these numbers of years.


A look at the JCI Website www.jci.cc indicates it is a truly international organization but with local and national impacts. JCI has partnerships with such reputable international organizations as; International Chamber of Commerce – World Chamber Federation (ICC-WCF), United Nations Foundation Nothing But Nets Campaign, UN Millennium Campaign, United Nations and the UN Development Goals, United Nations Global Compact, Pan American Health Organization, UNESCO and runs joint projects with these and other partners. JCI in their member countries also have similar partnerships with a number of other organizations.


JCI is a one year to lead organization. That means for every office you hold, you hold for only one year. There is no such thing as second tenure and this is an example of what selfless service should be.


The JCI Presidency is one that every member country aspires to experience and exercise. The holder of such office works with a team to continue to advance the mission of JCI but very importantly, he is an Ambassador of his country to the world. He is a role model to the young people of his country and the world as he will travel around the world to motivate, inspire and challenge members and young people to take more actions to better themselves and better their communities. He will oversee JCI’s work for a better and peaceful world by making better leaders, better innovative entrepreneurs, better citizens, people who carry out various projects to address community challenges.  It is therefore a great pride to the country, its Government and its youths as the individual becomes a true example of a Nigerian Citizen in the eyes of the world.

It is true that no Nigerian has ever been elected JCI President, but the good news is that there is a golden opportunity to change that.

Junior Chamber International in Nigeria has nominated one of her own Paschal Dike as candidate for 2016 JCI World President during the JCI World Congress which will hold in the city of Kanazawa, Japan from November 3-8, 2015. Read more

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