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BUHARI APPROVES APPOINTMENT OF IPAYE, AKANDE AS DCOS AND SSA (MEDIA)

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Rahman Adeola Ipaye  as Deputy Chief of Staff and Mr. Laolu Akande as Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) in the Presidency.

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BUHARI APPROVES APPOINTMENT OF IPAYE, AKANDE AS DCOS AND SSA (MEDIA)

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Rahman Adeola Ipaye  as Deputy Chief of Staff and Mr. Laolu Akande as Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) in the Presidency.

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WE MUST MANAGE OUR RESOURCES WITH MORE PRUDENCE OR FACE ECONOMIC DECLINE - BUHARI WARNS

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja urged Nigerian accountants to support his administration's efforts to restore greater probity, prudence, transparency and respect for financial regulations to the management of national resources.

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PRESIDENT BUHARI CONGRATULATES D'TIGERS

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the national men's basketball team, D'Tigers, on their victory over Angola in yesterday's final of the FIBA Africa Basketball Championship in Tunisia.

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President Buhari joins other sports-loving Nigerians in applauding D'Tigers' exhilarating 74-65 victory over their Angolan opponents which also secured Nigeria's qualification for the men's basketball event at next year's Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.
The President commends the players for displaying exemplary strength, courage, determination and patriotism as well as great skills and creativity to dethrone Angola, the perennial African basketball champions.
President Buhari urges members of the team and their handlers to work very hard to surpass their extraordinary heroics in Tunisia before a global audience at next year's Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro and bring even greater glory to Nigeria.
The President assures the team, its managers and the Nigerian Basketball Federation that his administration will give them and Nigeria's other representatives at the next Olympic Games, the fullest possible support to ensure that they are well prepared to excel against the champions of other countries and regions in Rio De Janeiro.
Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)

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OUR ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN WILL SECURE FUTURE OF NIGERIAN YOUTH — BUHARI ASSURES

President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja assured Nigerian youths that the ongoing anti-corruption campaign would secure their future.
In an address to members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) who marched to the Presidential Villa to pledge their full support for his anti-corruption campaign, President Buhari promised that he will do his best to place Nigeria well on the way to becoming the nation of their dreams.

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VICE PRESIDENT OSINBAJO ADVOCATES MEASURABLE IMPACT IN DEVELOPING SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

 The impact of government’s efforts in the development and promotion of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in the country must be clear and measureable, according to Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

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AFRICANS SHOULD BE BOLD TO RETHINK ECONOMIC IDEAS, SAYS VP OSINBAJO AT AfDB PRESIDENT'S INAUGURATION

Time has come for Africans to re-think some of the time-worn economic ideas and myths that have held its people and policy makers bound to only a few options, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
Speaking in Abidjan at the investiture of the new African Development Bank President, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, Prof Osinbajo called on Africans to develop "uncommon creativity, innovation and change" in charting the pathway for future growth and development of countries in the continent.

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Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam 2015 recap

A beautiful weekend in Amsterdam saw the opening of Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam’s second edition. Held at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam, designers, press, models and other industry professionals mingled and took in the atmosphere and surroundings that totally lent itself to show off the best of African inspired fashion.

The ever charming, International Superstar and Award-winning movie star Ramsey Nouah, welcomed the guests wearing fabulous designs from Blackpearl's Secret by Diana Tambe; all potent enough to make sure the guests were in for a sensory weekend of Inspirational African design. fashion The renown handmade dutch produced designer Omar Munie opened the event. Designers from as far afield as Zambia represented at Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam. Lia Samantha flew in from South America especially to highlight the fact that African print is becoming enormously popular in Colombia. AFWA was also about bringing awareness to sustainability, ethical material sourcing and fair trade. Mrs. Jos Huber from the Ministry of foreign affairs shared her vision on sustainability in fashion. “Workers need to get their share, go for fair trade from the start”. She also highlighted that Kenya has a good social model, a perfect example for other African countries. Albert Chapel the Dutch artist who specializes in wood & haute couture in collaboration with Diana Tambe ( the brain and inspiration behind the collection) presented their unique style by bringing high fashion drama, wearable wood designs to the final show. This blended perfectly with AFWA’s ever-evolving fashion conscious collective. At last, the renown Dutch-Cameroonian high-end fashion designer Miss Diana Tambe also showed her high glamour designs from Blackpearl Secret’s spring/summer 2016 collection sponsored by Holland Textiles NL. Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam’s hair and makeup artist brought their expertise in afro-beauty to the African fashion spectacle. We would like to express thanks to the head stylist Maureen Riley and Miss Afro Beauty C.E.O. Ruth Mukete who came all the way from London to show her support. While we appreciate the support, the real thanks goes out to Diana Tambe (founder & CEO) and Aydin Acik the fashion man & producer extraordinaire. We are looking forward to organize the third edition of the largest gathering of African fashion designers, arts, models, exhibitors, buyers, retailers, fashion influencers & business tycoons in 2016. Note for Editors: Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam 2015 was held on 28th/30th August 2015 at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. Sponsoring Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam 2015 are: Royal Tropical Institute, African Entertainment, Diana Tambe Foundation, Ramsey Films, Julian’s Luxury and Rijswijks Interieur Service B.V. For hi-res images, please follow the links below or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Photos Link| AFWA2015:
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PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS SGF, CHIEF OF STAFF, OTHERS

resident Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following appointments:

Engr. Babachir David Lawal - Secretary to the Government of the Federation

Alhaji Abba Kyari - Chief of Staff to the President

Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) - Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service

Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi - Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service

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SMILES THAT CHANGE THE WORLD

Swedish celebrity photographer and author, Ingrid Mårn, will launch her new book titled: “Smiles from Around the World: The World is Beautiful and Connected”. The launch will take place at Zebrano’s of Soho in Central London, W1D 4DS on Monday 14 September 2014 from 6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

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DON’T COVER THE MISDEEDS OF CROOKS, BUHARI URGES NIGERIAN LAWYERS

President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja urged Nigerian lawyers not to sacrifice the integrity of the country’s legal system in a bid to cover the misdeeds of their clients, no matter how lucrative the brief may be.

Speaking at the opening of the 55th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), President Buhari called on Nigerian lawyers to support his administration’s war against corruption and help the country return to the path of rectitude by making Nigerian courts functional and effective again.

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WORK MORE CLOSELY WITH INDIGENOUS OIL PRODUCERS, PRESIDENT BUHARI TELLS NNPC

President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja assured indigenous companies operating in Nigeria's oil and gas sector of the full support and protection of his administration.

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At a meeting with members of the Independent Petroleum Producers Association in the Presidential Villa, President Buhari commended their determination to increase the participation of Nigerians in the country's oil industry and promised to do all within his powers to address the challenges which they currently face.

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PAST POLICY FORMULATIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION DID NOT REFLECT NEEDS OF THE POPULATION – VP OSINBAJO

Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said some of the past polices and planning including budgeting of government did not reflect the needs and the conditions of the majority of the people in Nigeria who have become disempowered in the process.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by members of the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS), at the State House, Abuja, the Vice President said the important thing now is how policies could address the need of the people. “This is the main challenge”, he noted.

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Vice President of Nigeria: Prof. Osinbajo

 

According to him, "governments have not been accountable to the people, otherwise policies should have roots in the real conditions of the people."

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Uche African Art Foundation exhibits at AFWA in KIT Amsterdam from 28-31 August 2015

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Young African artists make some fantastic work, many talented people however do not get the exposure or possibilities they need to be able to exhibit and sell their work to an audience that is willing and able to buy and invest in their art. UAAF, a non-profit organization, aims at linking these artists in Africa and buyers in the Netherlands to offer these young artists a better chance for using and keeping their talents.

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Tackling The Threat Of Global Terror

There have been terror attacks here and there which are still ongoing. Is there any country on earth that has never experienced any terror-linked attack? I doubt! These attacks have always resulted in a monumental loss of human lives and property. Governments the world over are increasingly becoming helpless and frustrated as to the mechanism to employ that would stand toe to toe with these vermin whose only language the world understands is destruction to advance or propagate their retrogressive ideologies. Be that as it may we must first identify the root causes of terrorism to enable us know how to effectively tackle the menace.

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Iyoha John Darlington

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Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam kicks off on 29th August 2015

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Last year, from the 29th to the 31st of August we saw a new type of fashion event in the Netherlands.
This weekend was home to the first ever Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam (AFWA), which consisted of
a 3-day interactive celebration of fashion, culture, music and talent within the World Fashion Centre in
Amsterdam. The event was hailed in the media as a great success, which saw thousands of visitors
watch dozens of models glide down the runway in hundreds of African inspired or designed outfits to the
delight and excitement of its audiences.

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MORAL RIGHTEOUSNESS –THE FIRST DUTY OF A GOVERNMENT

For Nigeria to become part of the modern civilisation in the 21st century, Nigerians need to approach their challenges with a common front and a common purpose, and ready to correct the maladies that plague the political system from the bottom up. This is a clarion call for all citizens – irrespective of party affiliations, ethnicity, race, religion or gender – to come together and steer the nation away from an impending danger. Today, Nigeria is not only frightening, but fundamentally tarnished.

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By Ekenenyie Ukpong
Research Fellow on African Affairs
University of Leeds, England

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PRESIDENT BUHARI TERMINATES APPOINTMENT OF NPA MANAGING DIRECTOR

President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Alhaji Sanusi Ado Bayero who was appointed two weeks before handing over by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The termination of Alhaji Bayero's appointment is with immediate effect.

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SAGAY HEADS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption headed by Professor Itse Sagay, a prominent professor of law and civil rights activist.

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OBA SIJUWADE'S PLACE IN HISTORY IS ASSURED - BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari has received with sadness news of the transition of one of Nigeria's foremost traditional rulers, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II.

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