President Muhammadu Buhari
He unsuccessfully ran for the office of President in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015.
Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.
The relocation of the Nigerian Military Command Centre to Maiduguri, since May 2015, contributed to the success in the fight against insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country.
Nigeria’s economy operates against a backdrop of declining crude oil price (from $114 per barrel in June 2014 to about $38 per barrel by December 2015). In addition to this…
Under President Buhari, the Federal Government agreed to a 50 million Euro (about N11.15 billion) loan agreement with French government for capacity-building and upgrade of power training facilities in Nigeria.
The present administration was speaking through the Minister of Transportation when it said: “The contribution of the transport sector to the Gross National Product is an unacceptable at 1.41%.
The vision of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture is to grow Nigeria’s agricultural sector. Specifically, the vision is to “achieve a hunger-free Nigeria through an agricultural sector that drives income…
Oil & Gas
The Nigeria’s Minister for Petroleum, President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that his administration will undertake appropriate reforms and implement fresh policies in oil and gas production, in an aim to…
Nigeria’s President Muhamadu Buhari stated clearly on Monday, July 27, 2015 that the present administration cannot afford to neglect research; science and technology like past governments have done “because no…
Programs and Initiatives
Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development. Despite the current high level of unemployment, harnessing Nigeria’s young demography through
Education is a vital sector of national development, particularly in a populous country like Nigeria where youths below 24 years of age constitute majority of the population. The challenge of…
The provision of adequate and affordable health care services for Nigerians, now about 177,5 million, has been a major challenge for federal, state and local governments in the country.
The significant importance of the building and construction sector is evidenced in the fact that every individual or business or services of diverse kinds must have a shelter ..