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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S VISIT TO BENIN

President Muhammadu Buhari was the Special Guest of the Government and People of Benin Republic on their 55th Independence Anniversary. During this one day  visit, on 1st August, 2015, President Buhari was decorated with the  highest Honour of the order of the Grand Cross of Benin. He also was given the highest Traditional Honours of the Dahomey kingdom with the ... Read More »

Buhari Welcomes President Of Benin

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has warmly welcomed the President of neighbouring Benin Republic, Boni Yayi. The President of Benin promised his support and collaboration to the incoming government. He said: “I am here to pledge my support to your administration because of your integrity and respect for your anti-corruption campaign slogan, and the fact revealed that you were voted by Nigerians ... Read More »

How Nigeria Is Keeping Ebola at Bay

TIME Magazine – August 28   Fears that Africa’s most populous country would become a tinderbox for the disease have so far not come to fruition.   Ebola is still running rampant in parts of West Africa. Over 1,500 people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, where authorities have risked unrest by imposing nationwide curfew and quarantine zones. ... Read More »

PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL BROADCAST ON THE OCCASION OF THE CENTENARY CELEBRATION – 26TH FEBRUARY 2014

   Dear Compatriots,    1.            I extend warm greetings and felicitations to all Nigerians as we celebrate our nation’s centenary; a significant milestone in our journey to Nationhood.  2.            One hundred Years ago, on the 1st of January 1914, the British Colonial authorities amalgamated the Southern and Northern Protectorates, giving birth to the single geo-political entity called Nigeria which has ... Read More »

Address by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR on the occasion of the Centenary Conference on the Theme: “Human Security, Peace and Development: Agenda for the 21st Century” Thursday, 27th February, 2014

  PROTOCOLS     1. Today, as our Nation marks its first 100 years, we look back with gratitude to God and with pride in our citizens. We look forward also, to the future, with hope and confidence. 2. In this hall and beyond, I am delighted to welcome many of our past, current and future leaders, as well as ... Read More »

PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL BROADCAST ON THE OCCASION OF THE CENTENARY CELEBRATION – 26TH FEBRUARY, 2014

   Dear Compatriots,    1.            I extend warm greetings and felicitations to all Nigerians as we celebrate our nation’s centenary; a significant milestone in our journey to Nationhood.  2.            One hundred Years ago, on the 1st of January 1914, the British Colonial authorities amalgamated the Southern and Northern Protectorates, giving birth to the single geo-political entity called Nigeria which has ... Read More »

NIGERIA’S ECONOMY GREW BY 16.8% IN 2ND QUARTER – BUREAU OF STATISTICS.

  Nigeria’s economy grew by 16.8% in second quarter —Bureau of Statistics        Written by  Gbola Subair and Tunde Dodondawa        Monday, 09 September 2013 00:00 THE National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has disclosed that  the Nigerian economy grew by 6.18 percent in the second quarter of  2013. Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product for the second quarter of 2013 released at ... Read More »

About Cotonou, Bénin

Cotonou (kɔtɔˈnu), is the largest city and economic capital of Benin, although Porto-Novo is the capital. Its official population count was 761,137 inhabitants in 2006; however, some estimates indicate its population to be as high as 1.2 million; the population in 1960 was only 70,000. The urban area continues to expand, notably towards the west. The city lies in the southeast of the country, between ... Read More »

Composition of Government

Composition of Government 1 – Minister of State for Higher Education and Scientific Research, François Adebayo Abiola 2 – Minister of Development of economic analysis and forecasting, Alain Marcel de Souza 3 – Minister of Economy and Finance, Jonas Gbian. 4 – Minister of National Defence, Ali Yérima 5 – Interior Minister of Public Security and Religious Affairs, François HOUESSOU ... Read More »

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