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LATEST HEADLINES FROM THE EMBASSY

Diversification of Nigeria’s Economy Now a Matter of Urgency

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 investors and local businesses for …

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President Buhari’s visit to China yields billions in investments for Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of his working visit to China, which has yielded additional investments in Nigeria exceeding $6 billion USD. President Buhari believes that the several agreements concluded with the Chinese during the visit will have a huge and positive impact on key sectors of the Nigerian economy including power, solid minerals, agriculture, housing …

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President Promised To Critically Review Budget Passed by National Assembly before Assenting

President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Washington DC that he will critically review the 2016 Appropriation Bill passed by the National Assembly before assenting to it. Speaking at a meeting with the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, President Buhari said that in view of the controversial alteration and padding of the budget proposals, he needed to review …

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National Economic Council Retreat Highlights

The following are highlights of the just concluded NEC Retreat: 1. Agreement reached for concerted and consistent efforts to diversify revenue sources 2. Expand compliance on VAT, adopting a gradual plan for rate increase 3. Increase expenditure through borrowing, which should be invested in infrastructure 4. Federal and State Governments to focus on fiscal responsibility as a critical element in …

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Well-meaning Nigerians must come together to fight evil

Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Well-meaning Nigerians must come together to fight evil and its perpetrator with the Buhari administration. Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, said this over the weekend in Fadan Kagoma, Kaduna State during the 2016 Khituk Gwong Day where he was the Special Guest of Honour. Restating his clarion call for a New Tribe of Nigerians drawn from all faiths, tribes and …

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