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“Wailing Cannot Stop The President From Seeing His Doctors” – Onochie
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“Wailing Cannot Stop The President From Seeing His Doctors” – Onochie

Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Buhari, Lauretta Onochie has replied critics of the President's foreign medical trip that the President will repeat the medical trip to the UK in 2022 and 2023, if need be. Condemnation has greeted the President's foreign medical vacation, contrary to his administration's promise to stop same, amid an indefinite and nationwide strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors. It would be recalled that President Buhari had in 2015 promised to stop medical tourism and save the nation's scarce foreign exchange if elected president. In fact, he promised to ban elected Government officials from foreign medical trips after he rued the millions of dollars expended on medical tourism. Checks show that the Presid...
There Will Never Be Biafra Again – Lauretta Onochie
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There Will Never Be Biafra Again – Lauretta Onochie

Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), says there will never be a Republic of Biafra again. She stated this on Monday following Imo attacks which the police have accused members of the Indigenous People of Biafra of being the masterminds. Onochie, who is from Southern Nigeria, tweeted a video showing the then Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, receiving the then Biafran Vice President, Major General Philip Effiong, who facilitated the surrender of the Biafran State to Nigeria in 1970. Effiong had assumed leadership of the secessionist state after the Biafran leader, Colonel Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, fled to Ivory Coast in the heat of the civil war. “The very day nails were put in the coffin of Biafra. There’ll n...
Lifestyle Audit: Nigerians Flaunting Lifestyles They Can’t Afford To Be Probed – Lauretta Onochie
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Lifestyle Audit: Nigerians Flaunting Lifestyles They Can’t Afford To Be Probed – Lauretta Onochie

An aide to the President on social media, Lauretta Onochie, says Nigerians who flaunt lifestyles they cannot afford offline and online will be investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission. Lifestyle Audit is now legal in Nigeria. Those who flaunt lifestyles they cannot afford, can now be investigated by any of the graft agencies to produce evidence of the sources of their wealth You can now be called upon to explain how you acquired certain properties. -@ICPC_PE
Senate Yet To Screen Lauretta Onochie As INEC Commissioner After 4 Months
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Senate Yet To Screen Lauretta Onochie As INEC Commissioner After 4 Months

Months after President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded the nomination of his Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie to the Senate for confirmation as a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Red Chamber is yet to commence legislative work on the request. Onochie’s fate is delaying the confirmation of three other INEC nominees submitted to the Senate. President Buhari had, on October 12, nominated Onochie (Delta), Professor Muhammad Sani Kallah (Katsina) and Professor Kunle Cornelius Ajayi (Ekiti) as national commissioners of the INEC. He also nominated Saidu Babura Ahmad as a resident electoral commissioner (Jigawa). Buhari, in an executive communication to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, stated that his request was pursuant to...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Police Acted Professionally, Nobody Got Hurt — Onochie
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Police Acted Professionally, Nobody Got Hurt — Onochie

Lauretta Onochie social aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the police over the way it handled the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest in Lagos on Saturday. In a tweet on Sunday, Mrs Onochie gave kudos to the police, saying nobody was hurt during the protest. She said: “Kudos to the @PoliceNG for the professional manner it operated at Lekki yesterday. Nobody was hurt. “Best of all, no police officer was killed nor roasted and eaten. We must applaud you for doing well so that you can take our criticisms of your shortcomings in good faith. Thank you.” The #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest was staged against the decision of a Lagos judicial panel of inquiry to have the Lekki toll gate reopened under the control of the Lekki Concession Company. Several persons were arrested an...
Why Buhari Took Off Face-Mask In Daura – Lauretta Onochie
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Why Buhari Took Off Face-Mask In Daura – Lauretta Onochie

Lauretta Onochie social media aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the president took off his face mask in his hometown Daura in Katsina State on Saturday, January 30 because he was addressing party faithful. Buhari was criticised for removing his mask in public, days after signing an executive order which mandates the use of face mask in public places. Mrs Onochie tweeted on Monday, saying the president removed his face mask while addressing party members. She also querried a reporter who reportedly placed a microphone on the president’s chest in Daura. “Mr. President in Daura. He wore a mask in Daura, except when he addressed Party faithful. Afterwards, he put it back on,” she said. “Just wondering how a reporter placed his mic on the chest of Mr. President. So...
Criminalising Fulani Herdsmen Is Fishing For Trouble – Lauretta Onochie
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Criminalising Fulani Herdsmen Is Fishing For Trouble – Lauretta Onochie

Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said every tribe in the country has bad eggs. She also claimed that many critics of the Buhari regime were driven by hate and bitterness and were, therefore, wont to accuse Fulani herdsmen of every heinous act perpetrated by criminals, adding that such commentators were fishing for trouble. In a string of tweets on Monday, the President’s aide said all crimes committed in non-Fulani host communities were attributed to guest -herders- who are of the same tribe as Buhari. Onochie was reacting to statements made by a human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), on the eviction order issued by Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, that herdsmen should leave the stat...
Dele Momodu Clashes With Lauretta Onochie Over President Buhari
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Dele Momodu Clashes With Lauretta Onochie Over President Buhari

Chairman of Ovation Media Group Dele Momodu has clashed with President Muhammadu Buhari’s social media aide Lauretta Onochie after she criticised him over a scathing remark about the president. Mr Momodu had written on Friday in response to a Twitter user Chris Iyalla that he did not “bring Buhari” in 2015 and that he tried the next most electable candidate in the 2019 general elections after Buhari “failed”. Mrs Onochie reacted to his comments, saying: “He (Buhari) ‘failed’ because he won’t dish out cash for photos that can easily be obtained on Instagram and other picture apps. Because #BabaNoDeyDrop, your ego-massaging, ostentatious and filthy-wealth-flaunting customers, can no longer afford you. Try Diversification!” Displeased with her comments, the media mogul launched his ...
Don’t Extend Your “Hatred” For Buhari To Nigeria – Lauretta Onochie
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Don’t Extend Your “Hatred” For Buhari To Nigeria – Lauretta Onochie

Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, has admonished Nigerians to show patriotism to the Country and her institutions despite their disposition towards her Principal, Muhammadu Buhari. Whilst she concedes that some might hate the President or legislators, she urged Nigerians to refrain from extending such "hate" to the Nation and her institutions. Recently, Onochie's nomination as a National Commissioner representing South-South at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was greeted with a sense of nationwide outrage by many who see it as a provocative assault on the 1999 Constitution (as amended). 1. If you choose to hate our President & Legislators, its ok But that hated must not be extended to Nigeria and her institu...
‘You Are A Disgrace, Both Home & Abroad’ – Adesua Etomi Blasts Lauretta Onochie
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‘You Are A Disgrace, Both Home & Abroad’ – Adesua Etomi Blasts Lauretta Onochie

Actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington has blasted presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie on Twitter after Lauretta shared a photo on her Twitter handle calling on Nigerians to ensure they wear facemasks. Lauretta wrote on her Twitter handle: ''WEARING A MASK IS NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT. ITS NOT PUNISHMENT BY GOVERNMENT PROTECT YOURSELF. Wear one. These have made efforts with masking where those of us who are more vulnerable & susceptible to COVID-19 are still swearing that it's a scam. God bless their efforts" Adesua saw the photo of the little children and was angry. Reacting to Onochie's post, Adesua wrote: ''You are a disgrace. Both home & abroad. You should be ashamed that these children have to do this with cardboards. Instead of talking about how to tackle poverty so th...
INEC: APC, PDP Senators Move To Stop Lauretta Onochie’s Nomination
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INEC: APC, PDP Senators Move To Stop Lauretta Onochie’s Nomination

Senators are not about to back pedal in their opposition to the nomination of the President’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), The Nation gathered last night. Senators from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are understood to have joined forces to stop the nomination of Onochie. Some senators have also received video clips of interviews granted by Onochie from some interest groups to back up their opposition to her nomination. Lobbyists are having a tough time trying to convince the lawmakers to accept Onochie’s nomination for the South-South slot. In deference to the President, senators have made an informal representation to some ...
70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner
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70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner

The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, on Tuesday, kicked against the nomination of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Social Media, Ms Lauretta Onochie, as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, representing the South-South. The Situation Room which is a coalition of 70 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country, maintained that the 1999 Constitution, as amended, forbade the appointment of a partisan politician as a member of INEC. Stressing that Ms Onochie is a known partisan supporter of President Buhari and his ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the CSOs, in a statement that was signed by its Convener, Mr Clement Nwankwo, called for an immediate withdrawal of her nomination, insisting that ...
You Are A Dumbkid — Lauretta Onochie Slams Wizkid For Tackling President Buhari
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You Are A Dumbkid — Lauretta Onochie Slams Wizkid For Tackling President Buhari

Lauretta Onochie, social media aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has described the outburst of pop singer Wizkid on Sunday at the president as “crass ignorance, insensitivity and childishness”. Wizkid had in the heat of the outrage on Twitter against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) told Buhari to concentrate on ending indiscriminate killings by SARS. “Donald Trump is not your business! Old man! Police/Sarz still killing Nigerian youth on a daily! Do something! Nothing concern u for America! Face your country !!” he had written. Responding on Tuesday, Mrs Onochie said the 30-year-old would learn some manners when he grows older. “It’s not disrespectful to call anyone old. It’s the way and manner Ayo Balogun addressed the President that leaves a sour taste in the mouth,” she s...
#EndSARS Campaign Is A Coordinated Attack By Cyber Criminals – Lauretta Onochie
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#EndSARS Campaign Is A Coordinated Attack By Cyber Criminals – Lauretta Onochie

The presidency has reacted to the current campaign to end the activities of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). An aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, reacting to the renewed campaign, said the campaign is "coordinated attack by cyber criminals" who are joined by unsuspecting citizens. She said that this not the first time such attack is being launched on government institution, calling on Nigerians to stand by institutions while working on its effectiveness. She wrote on her Twitter handle: "I have no doubt that there are some staff of SARS who are unprofessional in their dealings with the public, same way we have unprofessionalism in the Army, Mainstream Police, Customs, Civil Service, Public Service, traders, lawyers, doctors, journalis...
Ojota Protest: I Will Not Join You To Protest, Nigerians Trust President Buhari –  Lauretta Onochie
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Ojota Protest: I Will Not Join You To Protest, Nigerians Trust President Buhari – Lauretta Onochie

The recent increase in the price of fuel to N151.56 per litre by the federal government has been generating reactions among Nigerians who have planned to stage a protest tomorrow at the Ojota to drive home their demands. One inquisitive Nigerian who want to know if aide to president Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie will join them in protest tomorrow just as she did when the APC and some Nigerians protested fuel price increase during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, got this reaction from her: “No I will not be Joining you and for good reasons too. Not sure you can understand but I'll try If the subsidy was removed in 2012, the savings would have gone into private pockets Looted Today, Nigerians have a President they trust. The recovered subsidy, woul...
Lauretta Onochie Asks EFCC, ICPC To Probe FFK Over N2bn Missing Aviation Fund
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Lauretta Onochie Asks EFCC, ICPC To Probe FFK Over N2bn Missing Aviation Fund

The insult Femi Fani-Kayode recently made at a Daily Trust journalist appears to have opened his page again on the corruption allegation made against him as Aviation minister. According to reports, President Buhari's media aide, Lauretta Onochie has called for an immediate probe into the ex-minister’s dealing while in office. She made the call on Saturday, August 29, by urging the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to look into an allegation levelled against him by Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. Amaechi who claimed that FFK, as he is popularly called, made away with N2 billion made for a runway construction in Port Harcourt. Speaking during an interview with Channels TV, the Transport minister s...
Build Your Own Country – Lauretta Onochie To Oyedepo Over Rejection Of CAMA
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Build Your Own Country – Lauretta Onochie To Oyedepo Over Rejection Of CAMA

Lauretta Onochie social media aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has criticised the presiding bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide David Oyedepo over his disapproval of the Company and Allied Matters Acts (CAMA) being applied in churches. Oyedepo had told his congregants on Sunday that the “church is God’s heritage on earth” and that it works “on the pattern delivered by God not the pattern of man.” However, reacting to his statement on Monday, Mrs Onochie in a brief statement made available to MCI the popular cleric would have to create his own country where he can live by his own laws. I hope this is not true.If it is, Oyedepo will have to manufacture his own country and live by his own laws.As long as he lives and operates within the entity called Nigeria, he will live ...
Covid-19: This Is The Real Reason Why Buhari Doesn’t Wear Face Masks
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Covid-19: This Is The Real Reason Why Buhari Doesn’t Wear Face Masks

President Muhammadu Buhari’s non-observance of the COVID-19 guidelines and protocol has been explained by the Presidency. Rationalizing non-usage of face mask by the President, the Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, said there was no need for him to wear it since he is restricted to Aso Rock. According to her, expert medical protocol states that there is no need for face mask when in a safe environment. This is real reason why Buhari is not wearing the mask, she said, explaining the rule says only those visiting must wear face mask to ensure they don’t leave behind droplets in a safe environment. Pres. Buhari has not been wearing the mask even at FEC and other meetings held at the Villa since the outbreak of corona virus in Nigeria. In...
Buhari’s aide, Onochie responds to El-rufai’s Covid-19 positive status
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Buhari’s aide, Onochie responds to El-rufai’s Covid-19 positive status

Aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media matters, Lauretta Onochie, has responded to news of Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State testing positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). MYCELEBRITYANDI recalls that El-rufai was confirmed positive on Saturday as NCDC recorded its first case in Kaduna State. As of today, Nigeria has 97 cases of patients with COVID-19 as the nation struggles to curtail the spread of the deadly virus. Reacting to El-rufai’s statement on Twitter, Onochie, on Sunday, prayed for the speedy recovery of the governor. She, however, said that Nigeria needs El-rufai because he is a fighter. “Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mallam @elrufai,” Onochie tweeted. “You’re a fighter. We know you’ll beat this one as you have fought and beaten every c...
Visa Ban: Buhari Blasts Atiku For Calling His Government Inefficient
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Visa Ban: Buhari Blasts Atiku For Calling His Government Inefficient

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as deliberate misinformation the assertion of PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Alh. Atiku Abubakar that United States extended their visa ban to Nigeria due to lack of the government's respect for Human rights. The president in a tweet by his Special Adviser on New Media, Lauretta Onochie posted: "FACTS AND FICTION "It is utterly disgraceful that a former VP of Nigeria and the 2019 Presidential candidate of @OfficialPDPNig, @atiku, would deliberately, misinform and mislead Nigerians. "What sort of a leader disrespects his people in this way? He should apologise to Nigerians". Atiku had also in a tweet pleaded with the US President, Donald Trump to reconsider his visa ban policy on Nigerians should not be punished for ine...
Call For PMB’s Resignation: Lauretta Onochie Calls Senator Abaribe A Buffoon
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Call For PMB’s Resignation: Lauretta Onochie Calls Senator Abaribe A Buffoon

1. Security issues are sad concerns around the world including Nigeria Buffoon Enyinnaya Abaribe, telling Nigerians to "pick stones to stone THEM”, is out of order! It's a call for anarchy! To those who listen to him, Nigeria is not Sen Ike Ekweremadu. Dont even try it. Don't! 2. Abaribe has tried with Nnamdi Kanu, to rip this nation apart and failed When @atiku said there will be more herdsmen killing if @MBuhari was reelected, who said anything? How many stones did Abaribe throw? Please throw the first stone. We are waiting
Lauretta Onochie Accuses Obasanjo, Ezekwesili Of Influencing Corruption Index
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Lauretta Onochie Accuses Obasanjo, Ezekwesili Of Influencing Corruption Index

Presidential aide Lauretta Onochie has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the former minister of education Oby Ezekwesili of influencing Nigeria’s latest position on the 2019 global corruption index. Onochie uploaded the duo’s picture on her Twitter account which she captioned ” here are the #AngryBirds who Founded Transparency International Should we listen to them? NO!” “Should we lose sleep over their rating? NOPE! What should we do with their latest trash? BIN IT!” Nigeria is currently ranked 146 out of the 180 countries on the 2019 corruption perception index, according to Transparency International. The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption in the opinion of experts and business people, using a scal...
Nigerian Lady Accuses  Lauretta Onochie of Issuing Death Threats to Her
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Nigerian Lady Accuses Lauretta Onochie of Issuing Death Threats to Her

A Nigerian lady has accused President Buhari's media aide, Lauretta Onochie of issuing death threats to her following a heated exchange that ensued in a tweet about Nigeria being ranked 146 in a list of 180 corrupt countries in Transparency International's recent report. @TachaOfficial who shared a screenshot of Lauretta Onochie allegedly insulting her in a DM exchange, stated that the presidential spokesperson can't take what she dishes out as she recalled how she (Lauretta) once described former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili as "angry birds". See her tweets below;  
Lauretta Onochie Reacts to   Fayose Dancing with White Woman
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Lauretta Onochie Reacts to Fayose Dancing with White Woman

President Buhari's maide, Lauretta Onochie has reacted to a video of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose dancing with a white woman after being granted permission to travel out for an emergency medical treatment by a Nigerian court. The former Governor of Ekiti State was granted permission to travel out for an emergency medical treatment in December 2019, amid his trial for an alleged N2.2bn fraud. However after a video of Fayose dancing with a white woman surfaced, Lauretta Onochie stated that it seems the Ekiti-born politician is healed and might not be seen on stretchers during his next court appearance or on his way to jail. She tweeted; Its a miracle! Peter is healed! Praise The Lord! Doctors can work wonders sha. Ayodele Fayose On Medical Dancing therapy. This ...
Sowore Faked His Re-Arrest In Order To Give DSS A Bad Name – Lauretta Onochie
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Sowore Faked His Re-Arrest In Order To Give DSS A Bad Name – Lauretta Onochie

Lauretta Onochie said that there was no evidence to show that DSS re-arrested Sowore as was reported. She said: WHO DRAMA EPP? EVERY LIE WILL EXPIRE. COURTROOM DRAMA EXPLAINED. So it was a stage managed drama in the court yesterday; Sowore pinned down by his supporters in a courtroom in order to give DSS a bad name. There was no gun. No batton. No pinning down. Just plain drama, planned and staged by his boys and girls. Kudos, but every lie has an expiration date. Many EYEWITNESSES have said DSS was OUTSIDE the courtroom, not inside the courtroom. Here's one more eyewitness account as reported by Adeniyi Adegbomire SAN- A friend of mine, Wale Fapohunda, who was in court today when Sowore's re-arrest was purportedly effected inside the courtroom has this to say about...
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Lauretta Onochie Advises Smart Adeyemi After He Was Sworn In As Senator

The special assistant to the president on media Lauretta onochie advises the new senator representing kogi west not to follow the way of Dino Maleye She wrote: Congrats To The Newest Senator In Town How To Serve The People Of Kogi West: 1. Never abuse anyone, especially those who are older than you, eg, Pres Buhari. 2. Never use God's name in vain. E.g, God said Buhari will lose on 2019 3. Never jump out of a moving car Wish you well  
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Libel: Atiku Sues Lauretta Onochie, Demands N2.5 Bilion In Damages

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday showed up at the registry of the FCT High Court in Maitama where he signed his witness deposition on oath in a libel suit against Lauretta Onochie, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku was accompanied by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), who filed the suit on his behalf, to the office of the Commissioner for Oaths where he signed the deposition in the suit asking for a N2.5billion in damages. Daily Trust reports that Atiku, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the February 23 poll, sued Onochie for her alleged libelous tweet via her Twitter handle on May 7. The post allegedly suggested that Atiku was on the watchlist of security operatives in the United Arab Emirates and had travelled to shop for ...
Lauretta Onochie Shades Dino Melaye Over Kogi Election
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Lauretta Onochie Shades Dino Melaye Over Kogi Election

President Buhari's Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie shades (on her Twitter page) the out going senator representing kogi west sen. Dino malaye after losing his seat in the rerun election which took place on the 31st of November 2019. Sen. Dino Melaye who won his way into the Senate under the ruling party APC tunes out to be a serious critics of President Mohammadu Buhari to the extent booing the president during 2018 budget presentation in the Senate house together with some opposition party senators. We can recall in the video (link above) The former senator representing kogi west mocked President Mohammadu Buhari during the president's trying times of illness
I Was Not Fooled By His Act Of Heroism – Buhari’s Aide Blast Air Peace Boss
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I Was Not Fooled By His Act Of Heroism – Buhari’s Aide Blast Air Peace Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has pointed out the main reasons why the embattled Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema evacuated Nigerians who were stranded in South Africa during the xenophobic attack. Recall that the Air Peace boss opted to evacuate stranded Nigerians in South Africa during the xenophobic attack few months ago. Read here    Onochie claimed that Onyema had an ulterior motive when he evacuated stranded Nigerians in South Africa free of charge. In a series of tweets, the presidential aide said she was not fooled by Onyema’s “heroism” because she knew something was up, adding that the Air Peace boss knew America had him where they wanted him. She tweeted: “When the scales suddenly fall off their eyes...
Go To America And Face Your Accusers – Lauretta Onochie Tells Air Peace CEO
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Go To America And Face Your Accusers – Lauretta Onochie Tells Air Peace CEO

Lauretta Onochie, aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, have asked Chief Allen Onyema, CEO of Air Peace Airline to return to the United State of America to face those who indicted him for money laundering. It could be recalled that the US Attorney General’s office in Georgia had in a press release alleged that Onyema along with his airline’s Chief of Administration and Finance, Ejiroghene Eghagha, had been charged to court for falsifying documents and money laundering. Both were accused of moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through US banks in a scheme “involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes,” the US indictment said. Onochie, who through her post said President Buhari has no hands in the travails of Chief Allen Onyema said "American laws ...
Lauretta Onochie Tells Nnamdi Kanu To Apply For “Zoo Visa”
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Lauretta Onochie Tells Nnamdi Kanu To Apply For “Zoo Visa”

Lauretta Onochie, President Buhari’s special assistant on social media has reacted to calls from Igbo monarch, appealing to the Federal Government to allow the leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu to return to Nigeria for the burial his mother, Sally, without molestation. Recall that monarchs in Orlu, Imo state, pleaded with the presidency to allow the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to return to the country to bury his late mum. Presidency, while reacting to the plea, through Lauretta Onochie, directed Kanu to apply for a zoo visa through the Nigerian High Commission in London and wait for approval. Lauretta, who spoke via her Twitter handle, concluded by asking if Kanu was deported in the first instance. She wrote; Mon...
IPPIS Will Expose Lecturers With Multiple Full Time Jobs – Lauretta Onochie
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IPPIS Will Expose Lecturers With Multiple Full Time Jobs – Lauretta Onochie

The Social Media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie has responded to the rejection of the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System IPPIS by the Academic Staff Union of University ASUU. Lauretta Onochie in her statement stated that every lecturer should be committed to one University that pays their salaries per month. She said, A University Lecturer should be committed to one Institution that pays him monthly. He can support another university on a small scale as a consultant. Working full time in many universities at a time, is the reason they churn out graduates with no skills. There’s no commitment. The reason ASUU is fighting the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is that many Lecturers dash from one university to another a...
Price Of Rice Will Reduce To N9,000 In 3 Weeks – Buhari
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Price Of Rice Will Reduce To N9,000 In 3 Weeks – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday announced that the price of rice in Nigeria will crash to N9,000 in about 3 weeks time. Buhari while speaking through his media aide, Lauretta Onochie on her social media told Nigerians to expect a crash in price of rice. She instead of paying N25,000 for a bag of foreign rice, Nigerians will be paying N9,000 only and save N16,000 for other needs. The media aide to the president boasts for the government despite the hike in price of rice and Turkey in Nigeria. It would be recalled that the Nigerian Custom Service closed the neighbouring border few weeks ago on the order of the President Buhari. She wrote: “Rice addicts like me, should expect a crash in the commodity’s price to about ₦9,000 per 50kg bag in 3 weeks, as rice farm...
Aisha Buhari Lands In Nigeria
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Aisha Buhari Lands In Nigeria

Information at our disposal showed the president’s wife boarded a British airways and touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Her long absence gave rumor mongers the privilege to speculate that all is not well with the first family. Her return also comes a day after it was allegedly reported that her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, was about picking another wife, a report that has been debunked by the Nigerian Presidency. Meanwhile, Lauretta Onochie, the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the first lady home. “Welcome home, Your Excellency Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, First Lady of Nigeria and mother of the nation,” Ms Onochie tweeted Sunday morning.
Xenophobia: No Nigerian Killed In South Africa – Presidency
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Xenophobia: No Nigerian Killed In South Africa – Presidency

The President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government on Wednesday said that no Nigerian was killed in the latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa. We had reported that properties worth millions of naira, belonging to Nigerians in South Africa, were set ablaze with many others looted by South Africans. President of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Comrade Adetola Olubajo, said the attacks began on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg. Mr Olubajo said in a statement that the mob “looted several shops owned by foreign nationals”, adding, ”but the police later dispersed the angry mob and made some arrest.” But reacting, Lauretta Onochie, Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, said the videos being circulated on social media were not recent, insisting that...
Ekweremadu’s Attack, Evidence Nigeria Safer Than Other Places – Lauretta Onochie
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Ekweremadu’s Attack, Evidence Nigeria Safer Than Other Places – Lauretta Onochie

Following the attack on the deputy senate president, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, by the proscribed People of Biafra, IPOB, the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Lauretta Onochie on Monday said that Ekweremadu’s attack has shown how safe Nigeria is compared to other countries. Disclosing this via her verified tweeter handle, Onochie averred that, “Some people have become endangered species for the failed promise of breaking up Nigeria. Another evidence that Nigeria is safer than elsewhere for some people. A few days ago, we heard from Elzakzaky what we already knew, that Nigeria is better than some places.
If 419 PDP Raises Fund It’s For Looting – Lauretta Onochie
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If 419 PDP Raises Fund It’s For Looting – Lauretta Onochie

The presidential Aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie has said that whenever PDP raise money its for looting. Lauretta made this statement while commenting on the issue of funding PDP is facing to complete its new national secretariate. She shared the below picture via her Twitter handle and said. "Original cost of PDP's national headquarters: N16bn. How much was raised? N21bn. Status: Uncompleted! Situation Report: They are now looking for another opportunity to raise funds for to complete the building. FACT: If they raise funds, it's for looting. Say "No" to 419"
“DSS Saved Him From Setting Self Ablaze” – Lauretta Onochie On Sowore’s Arrest
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“DSS Saved Him From Setting Self Ablaze” – Lauretta Onochie On Sowore’s Arrest

Lauretta Onochie, social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the Department of State Security (DSS) saved Omoyele Sowore from setting himself ablaze. Mrs Onochie said this on Saturday as reactions follow the arrest of Mr Sowore, a former presidential candidate. Sowore was arrested at his apartment early Saturday and his phone seized when he tried to raise alarm over the invasion. The arrest is believed to be connected to the #RevolutionNow protests which is set to commence nationwide on August 5. Onochie, who has been severally involved in false claims, alleged that Sowore had threatened to set himself on fire in protest to President Buhari’s administration. “This Is What DSS Saved Sowore from. (See image) With talks about setting himself ablaze, it’s...
Election Tribunal: How Aides, Lawyers Scammed Atiku – Lauretta Onochie
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Election Tribunal: How Aides, Lawyers Scammed Atiku – Lauretta Onochie

Developments at the 2019 presidential election tribunal indicates that Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been scammed, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Mr Abubakar, a former vice president, was the major challenger to Mr Buhari who sought re-election on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Popularly known as Atiku, the opposition candidate is at the election tribunal praying he be declared winner of the February 23 exercise wherein the president was declared re-elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The petitioner and his party are claiming to have won the election based on results allegedly obtained from the servers of the electoral body, despite the commission’s claim of not poss...
Atiku Files N2.5bn Libel Suit Against Buhari’s Aide, Lauretta Onochie
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Atiku Files N2.5bn Libel Suit Against Buhari’s Aide, Lauretta Onochie

A former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has carried out his threat to sue President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, for her alleged libellous tweet via her Twitter handle on May 7, 2019. The post allegedly suggested that Atiku was on the watch list of security operatives in the United Arab Emirates and had travelled to shop for terrorists in the Middle East. Atiku, through his lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), filed a N2.5bn suit against Onochie before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja on June 26. “To say that the claimant is shopping for terrorists knowing same to be untrue and without any foundation is not only dishonest and reckless, but is calculated and politically designed to instigate security agent...
Why Buhari, Osinbajo Are Hated By Some Nigerians – Lauretta Onochie
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Why Buhari, Osinbajo Are Hated By Some Nigerians – Lauretta Onochie

The presidency has opined why its principal, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, are being hated by some Nigerians. Messrs Buhari and Osinbajo began their second term reign last week. Their first term in 2015 was historical and the first time the opposition candidate will unseat a sitting president. When the duo took over power, Nigerians were expecting a total deviation from the manner with which governance was administered during the reign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Critics of the Buhari administration has often accused him of dividing Nigerians alone ethnic and religious lines. Some accused him of turning blind eyes to corruption allegations against his allies and cronies despite claiming to rid the country of the anti-graft activiti...
Buhari’s Aide Attacks Atiku Over Call for Lai Mohammed’s Arrest
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Buhari’s Aide Attacks Atiku Over Call for Lai Mohammed’s Arrest

President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on Social Media matters, Lauretta Onochie, has said that the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was not a woman, and cannot be threatened nor bullied by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Atiku had on Thursday called for the arrest of Mohammed. He had also raised the alarm on alleged plans by those he described as unscrupulous and anti-democratic elements to contrive skirmishes in the coming weeks aimed at smearing his personality. Atiku’s senior aide, Paul Ibe had said that it was unsettling that senior administration officials, would make calculated comments to tarnish the image of the former vice president and with no action from...
You Have Short Memories Buhari’s Aide Tackles Obasanjo On Fulanisation Claim
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You Have Short Memories Buhari’s Aide Tackles Obasanjo On Fulanisation Claim

An aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has tackled former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, over the latter’s claim that Boko Haram is the agenda of some individuals to fulanise and islamise the country. Mr Obasanjo on Saturday noted that the activities of Boko Haram has surpassed what the country could handle because the terrorist group intends to extend and dominate African continent. Boko Haram terrorists are clamouring for the declaration of Nigeria as a Islamic state. A faction of the group has since aligned itself with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “They have both incubated and developed beyond what Nigeria can handle alone. They are now combined and internationalized with ISIS in control,” Obasanjo said in a keynote address at the 2019 Synod of the Church of Nig...
Lauretta Onochie Gives Funny And Scratchy Reply To Atiku
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Lauretta Onochie Gives Funny And Scratchy Reply To Atiku

The ever vocal Lauretta Onochie, social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has replied former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on his defamatory claim and demand of N500M. She dismissed the letter from Mike Ozekhome(SAN)  and other threats  from the legal luminary  and Atiku ‘s team as a  deliberate ploy to make her lose focus as the legal battle to unseat President Buhari, her boss, gets intense. Recall that the former vice president’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), had in a letter to Onochie on Sunday, demanded five hundred million Naira, (N500m) and a written apology in six national and one international daily, as well as on all social media platforms wherein the said publication was made. According to her :“EVIL SHALL NO LONGER HAVE A VOICE NOR SAY, ANYWHERE IN NIGERIA. Good mo...
Be Happy You’re Not Yet In Jail – Presidency Tells Atiku
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Be Happy You’re Not Yet In Jail – Presidency Tells Atiku

Lauretta Onochie, a special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media has declared that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar should be glad he’s walking free and not languishing in jail. Although she didn’t mention what the inscriptions on Atiku’s photo were, she noted that the former vice president should counsel himself to avoid being tried for treason. Onochie further said that Atiku should face his court case to challenge Buhari’s victory rather than stirring up mischief. She wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: “I just returned to Abuja and saw Atiku’s photos with some weird inscriptions. “For one who is lucky to be walking free, whatever he is planning, he shouldn’t forget that we have a President in place. “Nigerians w...
Fresh Atiku Posters Flood Abuja With ‘Strange’ Inscriptions [PHOTO].
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Fresh Atiku Posters Flood Abuja With ‘Strange’ Inscriptions [PHOTO].

  Fresh posters of the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, with the inscriptions: ‘The real and the right’ yesterday surfaced in the streets of Abuja. The posters, which also bore ‘Pukka’ a Hindi word, which literally means ‘Genuine’ emerged after a report on how Atiku allegedly enlisted the assistance of two cerebral lawyers in Washington DC, United States of America to lobby the American government for recognition as the winner of the last presidential election. Many of the posters were seen in the Central Business District within the Abuja city centre. Recall that Lauretta Onochie, the presidential aide on social media, had said she returned to Abuja on Tuesday to see Atiku’s photographs with treasonable inscriptions. She counse...
Abandoned Niger Delta Regions, Beautified By Buhari – Lauretta Onochie
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Abandoned Niger Delta Regions, Beautified By Buhari – Lauretta Onochie

The social media aide to the Nigerian President, Mrs Lauretta Onochie, Wednesday, reeled out facts to prove that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari was indeed a man of his words. Lauretta Onochie Buhari, who came to power democratically in 2015 promised Nigerians ‘CHANGE’, which undoubtedly, was achieved in spite of the economic recession that struck the country in 2017. Buhari, in his three and half years declared war against insurgency, corruption and economic hardship. His administration is winning the war gradually. Recall that Vanguard had published a statement by Femi Adesina were he listed 10 things Nigerians should know about their economy, and how Buhari has achieved so much in the economic sector. However, following t...
The Hidden Health Benefits Of Sex: Lauretta Onochie Blasted For Sharing Video
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The Hidden Health Benefits Of Sex: Lauretta Onochie Blasted For Sharing Video

Presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, shared this Fox News Video that talks about the hidden health benefits of sex. She captioned it: 'Have a great weekend people! You can thank me later.' In the Fox News Video, the American doctors on the TV show highlighted the importance of sex. Speaking on the benefits of sex, the US doctors mentioned among other things: - Burns calories - Reduces stress - Boosts immunity - Lowers blood pressure - Reduces risk of prostate cancer - Sex improves your self esteem - Sex makes you sleep better - and more...... They went on to encourage people to do sex, have sex a couple of times a week.... The doctors said, "the more sex you have in a week, the better....." However, some Nigerians slammed Lauretta Onochie for...
‘If you have a deep rooted hatred for Muslims, go on your knees and ask God to forgive you’ – Lauretta Onochie comes hard on CAN president in open letter
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‘If you have a deep rooted hatred for Muslims, go on your knees and ask God to forgive you’ – Lauretta Onochie comes hard on CAN president in open letter

In an open letter posted on social media this morning, Presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, came hard on the president of the Christain Association of Nigeria CAN, Reverend Samson Ayokunle. In her letter, Onochie said the CAN president through his comments, have shown he does not speak for Jesus. She berated the leader of the Christian body for attacking appointments made by President Buhari. According to her, Ayokunle has repeated accused President Buhari of always appointing Muslims, which accoridng to her is False. Onochie in her letter said Ayokunle feeds off tithes and offerings given to him from people who worked in the Goodluck Jonathan administration. She said if the clergyman hates Muslims, he should go and ask God for forgiveness. Dear Dr. Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle...
Presidency Dares Atiku Abubakar To Visit America If His Hands Are Clean
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Presidency Dares Atiku Abubakar To Visit America If His Hands Are Clean

Over alleged corruption trailing him since leaving office, the presidency has challenged presidential aspirant, Atiku to enter the US. The Presidency through President Muhammadu Buhari's social media aide, Lauretta Onochie has dared Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar to step foot into the United States of America if his hands are clean. She challenged Atiku after he had described the Buhari-led federal government as incompetent, corrupt and disunited in its handling of the affairs of country and welfare of Nigerians at large. Writing on Twitter, Onochie said; ‘Atiku blasts Buhari, says his government most corrupt since 1999. LOOK WHO’S TALKING: Why is America enamoured by Pres. Buhari but dares you to enter their shores? Nigerians in America are waiting to be consulted too or...

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