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Minister of Transportation, Amaechi denies saying Buhari’s Government has been printing money
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Minister of Transportation, Amaechi denies saying Buhari’s Government has been printing money

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has denied saying that President Muhammadu Buhari had always ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to print money since 2015. Reports had emerged on Monday that the Minister who was interviewed in 2019 admitted that President Muhammadu Buhari had always ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to print money since 2015. Reacting, Amaechi in a statement by his Media Assistant, Mrs Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni, said the news should be disregarded as it was false. He urged Nigerians to disregard the publications on social media alleging he said the administration had been printing money since 2015. Amechi said he has never held any financial position in the country and did not qualify as an authority on issues that concern the printing of m...
Things will be cheaper for Nigeria to remain one country – Bishop Kukah
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Things will be cheaper for Nigeria to remain one country – Bishop Kukah

The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has advised secession agitators that it would be cheaper to stay together as one country. The cleric gave the advice on Saturday while speaking virtually on this year’s ‘The Platform’, organized by Pastor Poju Oyemade of The Covenant Nation in Lagos. Kukah, however, blamed President Muhammadu Buhari, for making people feel alienated from governance through inequality in power distribution at the highest levels. He said, “The challenge now is how do we connect back because all the things we are hearing now, nobody would have expected to hear them and now everybody wants to go home.
Buhari Approves Minimum Wage For Pensioners
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Buhari Approves Minimum Wage For Pensioners

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has approved the payment of new minimum wage to pensioners. The Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, Dr Chioma Ejikeme, disclosed this at a news conference on Friday in Abuja. She said that with the presidential approval, PTAD had been empowered to start the upward adjustment of all pensioners’ benefits according to the approved template. Ejikeme said the adjustment of the new pension payment would start from May 2021 adding that the payment of the arrears would cover the period of the implementation of the minimum wage. “The arrears from April 2019 will be paid along with the pensioners’ monthly benefit starting from May 2021 payroll.” She said that on April 22, a statement was released ...
May Day: Workers’ Conditions Have Worsened Under Buhari – ASUU, Atiku
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May Day: Workers’ Conditions Have Worsened Under Buhari – ASUU, Atiku

The University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, and a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, lamented the plight of Nigerian workers, saying their conditions had worsened under the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). ASUU said corruption and insecurity were the trademarks of the Buhari. The ASUU Chairman, UI, Prof Ayoola Akinwole, in a statement to mark the International Workers’ Day on Saturday (today), said the workers’ conditions had worsened under Buhari. The statement titled ‘Buhari-led administration: The real enemy of Nigerian workers’ urged all workers to rise in defence of the dignity of labour and “resist the flagrant disregard for human rights and the rule of law in the country.” “We must res...
Mbaka asked Buhari for contracts, Garba Shehu alleges
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Mbaka asked Buhari for contracts, Garba Shehu alleges

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has alleged that Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry (AMEN), asked President Muhammadu Buhari for contracts but was rebuffed. Reacting to the priest call for Buhari to resign or be impeached, Shehu said Mbaka once brought three contractors to the president but Buhari insisted that due process must be followed. “Father Mbaka is everything apart form what he claims to be… an outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka has made a complete U-Turn, preposterously asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached,” Shehu said. “Here is the point of departure: Father Mbaka asked for a meeti...
Insecurity: Why US May Not Heed Buhari’s Call For Assistance — Falana
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Insecurity: Why US May Not Heed Buhari’s Call For Assistance — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, says the regime of the President. Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) may be giving false impression that the Joe Biden administration will send United States troops to defend Nigerians. The lawyer said rather than give the false impression, the Federal Government of Nigeria should embark on mass recruitment of military and police personnel, equip and motivate them to defend every part of the country. Falana stated this on Thursday in a paper he presented at a public lecture to mark the 80th birthday of an academic, Prof Omotoye Olorode, in Abuja. The paper was titled, ‘Labour And The Quest For Nigeria’s Development: Reflections And Prognosis On The Way Forward’. The PUNCH had earlier reported that Buhari on Tuesday sought foreign h...
Buhari Is Working With Fulani To Take Over Nigeria – Ortom (Graphic Pics)
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Buhari Is Working With Fulani To Take Over Nigeria – Ortom (Graphic Pics)

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of working for the Fulani ethnic stock to take over Nigeria. Ortom spoke on Tuesday in reaction to the recent killing of residents allegedly perpetrated by herdsmen in parts of the North-Central state. He also lamented that no fewer than 70 people have been killed in the last two weeks in three local governments in the state. The governor, who said the killings cannot continue, said, “What is happening now, to me, is very clear; Mr President is just working for these Fulanis to take over the whole country. “His body language is what is being played out. The body language, the action and inaction of Mr President shows that he is only the President of Fulani people; I have k...
Insecurity: Buhari Seeks US Assistance, Warns Of Spill Over To Other Countries
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Insecurity: Buhari Seeks US Assistance, Warns Of Spill Over To Other Countries

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday stressed the need for the support of the United States and other “important and strategic partners” in combating the security challenges facing Nigeria. He said the support was necessary because the consequences of insecurity in Nigeria would affect all nations. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President made the call during a virtual meeting with the US Secretary of State, Mr Anthony Blinken. The statement was titled, ‘Security: President Buhari asks US to relocate headquarters of AFRICOM to Africa, warns of likely spillovers’. Recall that Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, had while lamenting the nation’s security situation on Saturday, called on the Pr...
Osinbajo To Represent Buhari At Sierra Leone’s Independence Event
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Osinbajo To Represent Buhari At Sierra Leone’s Independence Event

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will on Tuesday (today) represent the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence Day celebration in Freetown. Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday titled ‘VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence Day celebration.’ The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari would be represented by his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence Day celebration taking place today in the country’s capital, Freetown. Prof Osinbajo would be joining several other Heads of State and Governments from Africa and beyond who are expected at the event. “Historically, both Nigeria and Sie...
‘Nigeria is at war, seek help, youths should not serve as ritual offering on the altar of a failing state’ – Wole Soyinka tells Buhari
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‘Nigeria is at war, seek help, youths should not serve as ritual offering on the altar of a failing state’ – Wole Soyinka tells Buhari

Noble laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has advised Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari to seek help on how to tackle the different security challenges confronting the country as the country. In a statement issued by Soyinka on Saturday, April 24, in reaction to the killing of three students of Greenwich University by bandits in Kaduna, Soyinka asked the President to realize that Nigeria is at 'war' and stop "sacrificing the lives of youths." Read Soyinka’s full statement below. Abukakar Atiku has summed up the nation’s feeling – this most recent savagery against our youth is heartbreaking.  More than the heart is broken however, more than millions of individual hearts that still lay claim to bonds in a common humanity. The already over-stretched sinews of moral restraint hav...
Pantami Present As Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting After UK Trip
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Pantami Present As Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting After UK Trip

Embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Wednesday, attended the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), The PUNCH has learnt. This is despite the overwhelming call for the resignation or sacking of the minister over his past controversial comments on terrorist groups including Taliban and Al-Qaeda. But an unperturbed Pantami virtually attended the FEC meeting with venue at Aso Villa in Abuja. The FEC meeting was the first to be presided over by the President after his 15-day medical trip to London, United Kingdom. The Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy, which tweeted via @FMoCDENigeria, wrote, “The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, @DrIs...
Nigerian Leaders Need Prayers From Followers – Ahmad Lawan
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Nigerian Leaders Need Prayers From Followers – Ahmad Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Nigerians to continue praying for the leaders in government as they tackle the various challenges facing the nation. Lawan, according to a statement released on Saturday by his media office, made the appeal at the launching of Pataskum Emirate Central Mosque Appeal Fund, at Potiskum, Yobe State. The Senate President, the statement added, announced a donation of N20 million to support the project. He said, “Every time, leaders need prayers, particularly from the followers. “Our leaders, particularly our President, Muhammadu Buhari, may God grant him good health, God has given him the leadership of this country through you. “He is trying his possible best for you and we too that are part of his leadership, we are trying our best ...
States Face Cash Crunch, Salaries Swallow Revenues, Federal Govt Seeks More Fund
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States Face Cash Crunch, Salaries Swallow Revenues, Federal Govt Seeks More Fund

Two top officials of the Muhammadu Buhari regime on Wednesday indicated that the country urgently needed more funds to run government and provide basic amenities for Nigerians. Although the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, in an interview with the State House correspondents faulted a claim by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, that the Federal Government printed between N50bn and N60bn in March, she said there was a need to improve revenue to run government. On his part, the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, at the 2021 retreat for members of the technical sub-committee on cash management, stated that there was increasing pressure on government funds. The minister and the accountant-general of the federation said these as inv...
Buhari Was Expected To Appoint Ezekwesili As Minister – Omojuwa
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Buhari Was Expected To Appoint Ezekwesili As Minister – Omojuwa

Blogger and social media influencer, Japheth Omojuwa, has said the then All Progressives Congress candidate in the 2015 presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, was expected to appoint a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, as a member of his cabinet. The blogger also disclosed that Ezekwesili played some role during the 2015 electioneering because of the expectation that she would be made a minister in Buhari’s cabinet but the President did not appoint the ex-minister as a member of his cabinet when he assumed office. Omojuwa, who said he has a 10-year relationship with the former minister beginning from 2012, stated this in a letter written by his lawyer, Boonyameen Lawal of Babalakin & Co Legal Practitioners. The letter dated April 14, 2021 was titled, ‘Demand ...
PDP, Others Criticises FG As US Alleges Massive Graft In Buhari’s Regime
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PDP, Others Criticises FG As US Alleges Massive Graft In Buhari’s Regime

The US stated this in the ‘2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,’ released on Tuesday, but made available to The PUNCH on Wednesday. In their separate reactions on Wednesday, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and a former President of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Malachy Ugwumadu, berated the regime of Muhammadu Buhari. Expressing concern about corruption in Nigeria, the US, in the report, stated that it was widespread and pervasive at all levels of government, including the judiciary and security services. Against the backdrop of President Muhammadu Buhari regime’s anti-graft stance, the US Department of State, which authored the report, said there were numerous allegations of government corruption last year. It cited the arrest and in...
Your Silence Is Deafening, Giving Room For Gossips – Bishop Wale Oke To Buhari
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Your Silence Is Deafening, Giving Room For Gossips – Bishop Wale Oke To Buhari

THE President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Wale Oke, has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to speak up on the worsening insecurity in the country. The PFN president described Buhari’s silence over Nigeria’s security challenge as disturbing, saying this was giving Nigerians the impression that he was in support of criminal herdsmen and bandits terrorising the people. The bishop, who is the founder of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, said this on Wednesday in Ibadan while receiving the Lagos, Ogun and Osun states chapters of the PFN led by Apostle Enjimaya Okwuonu, Apostle David Otaru and Prophet Isaiah Adelowokan, respectively. The state chairmen of the PFN had visited Oke, who recently emerged the president of the association t...
We Are For United Nigeria, Southern Senators Declare
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We Are For United Nigeria, Southern Senators Declare

Senators from the southern part of the country on Wednesday resolved to work towards the unity of Nigeria despite the various challenges threatening the nation’s continued existence. Their position came on the heels of the growing calls for secession among some Yoruba and Igbo groups who are accusing the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of nepotism and gross incompetence in handling the insecurity in the country. The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, told journalists after the southern senators elected Opeyemi Bamidele as Chairman on Wednesday that his colleagues remained committed to the unity of Nigeria. He said, “Let me make it very clear that we are united, both the northern and southern senators. “We are united behind the l...
Buhari Won’t Hand Over To Tinubu In 2023 – Ayo Adebanjo
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Buhari Won’t Hand Over To Tinubu In 2023 – Ayo Adebanjo

The new leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), won’t hand over power to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. He said this in an exclusive interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, noting that Buhari and Tinubu are deceiving themselves. Adebanjo also tackled Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and APC governors in the South-West for being silent on the restructuring of the country. He said, “The exception is the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi (Makinde). They are all under the canopy of Tinubu, who himself is under the canopy of (the President, Major General Muhammadu) Buhari. But they are deceiving themselves that Buhari would hand over to him (Tinubu) sinc...
Nigerians Want Solutions, Not Buhari’s Meetings With Political Wanderers – Fayose
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Nigerians Want Solutions, Not Buhari’s Meetings With Political Wanderers – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, says Nigerians are interested in workable solutions to the country’s socio-economic challenges and not the several meetings of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), with “political wanderers” and “recycled politicians”. Fayose, who stated this via his verified Twitter handle on Monday evening, made a veiled reference to a meeting the President had with former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel; and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole. The MCI had reported that Buhari met the two politicians in Aso Villa, Abuja. Daniel and Bankole, both from Ogun State, recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Reacting, Fayose, who is a chieftain of opposition Peoples Democratic Party, ...
Buhari Meets Ooni, Sultan, Other Monarchs In Aso Villa
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Buhari Meets Ooni, Sultan, Other Monarchs In Aso Villa

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has received in audience the National Council of Traditional Rulers at the State House in Abuja on Thursday. This was disclosed by presidential aide, Buhari Sallau, who also shared photos from the meeting. “President @MBuhari receives in audience National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria in State House on 11th Mar 2021,” Sallau captioned the photos on Twitter. Present at the meeting is the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and other prominent monarchs.
We Will Not Allow Any Ethnic Group Stoke Up Hatred Against Other Groups – Buhari
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We Will Not Allow Any Ethnic Group Stoke Up Hatred Against Other Groups – Buhari

Our government will protect all religious and ethnic groups in Nigeria, whether majority or minority, in line with our responsibility under the constitution. We will not allow any ethnic or religious groups to stoke up hatred and violence against other groups. I appeal to religious and traditional leaders, as well as Governors and other elected leaders across the country, to join hands with the Federal Government to ensure that communities in their domain are not splintered along ethnic and other primordial lines. Muhammadu Buhari
Buhari Celebrates 50 Years Of Nigeria-China Diplomatic Relations
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Buhari Celebrates 50 Years Of Nigeria-China Diplomatic Relations

President Xi Jinping People’s Republic of China, Beijing, China. 28th January, 2021 LETTER OF FELICITATIONS “It is now 50 years since the establishment of Nigeria-China diplomatic relations, and I am delighted that the bilateral ties have achieved far reaching and fruitful results, on the basis of close coordination and mutual trust, bringing great benefits to our countries and peoples. “As celebrations of the Chinese Year of the Ox by all Chinese across the world commence on February 12th this year, on behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I use this opportunity to extend my warmest and most sincere greetings and wishes to you and the Chinese people for a promising and auspicious Lunar New Year. Nigeria is very satisfied with the progres...
APC Membership Registration Constitutional, Buni Replies Akande
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APC Membership Registration Constitutional, Buni Replies Akande

Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has described the on-going membership registration and revalidation exercise as a strategic measure to give members a sense of belonging. A former interim national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, had described the exercise as an indefensible aberration and a waste of resources. But in a statement his Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Mr. Mamman Mohammed, issued on his behalf on Thursday, Buni said the registration and revalidation exercise would assist the party to generate a valid, accurate and up-to-date data on party membership to enhance and support its planning process. “Since the initial exercise in 2014, the par...
Anger As 10 APC Governors Accompany Buhari To Daura For APC Registration
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Anger As 10 APC Governors Accompany Buhari To Daura For APC Registration

The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party; Yoruba Socio-political group, Afenifere; and some individuals have expressed surprise that 10 governors of the All Progressives Congress could abandon their state duties to accompany the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to revalidate his membership of their party in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State on Saturday. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, was also part of the President’s entourage. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed the number of governors and others, who accompanied the President in a statement titled “We have nothing to hide, our books will always be open – President Buhari.” The statement read in part, “The President’s registration exe...
Herdsmen: You Have No Business Going To Beg Buhari, Falana Slams Oyo And Ondo
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Herdsmen: You Have No Business Going To Beg Buhari, Falana Slams Oyo And Ondo

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has lambasted Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, for visiting the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in a bid to find lasting solution to the herdsmen crisis rocking the two South-West states. Falana spoke on a PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable on Friday. He said the two governors are chief security officers of their respective states as well as members of the Nigeria Police Council and should make demands for security reinforcements from the council order than seeking same from the president. The PUNCH had reported that after the meetings at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, Akeredolu did not speak with State House correspondents while Makinde said he seized the...
Nigeria President Buhari pays tribute to former Super Eagles assistant coach Joe Erico
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Nigeria President Buhari pays tribute to former Super Eagles assistant coach Joe Erico

The ex-international passed away at the age of 72 and has been lauded for his contribution to the West African’s development Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to Joe Erico, who died after a brief illness on Thursday. Erico featured prominently for the senior national team at the 1976 Africa Cup of Nations, where the West Africans finished third. The former goalkeeper went into administration after calling time on his professional career and had the opportunity to serve as an assistant coach of the Super Eagles.  
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...
INEC: Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm Yakubu For Second Term
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INEC: Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm Yakubu For Second Term

The Senate on Tuesday received a request from the President, Major General, Muhammadu Buhari, (retd.), to confirm Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, by for a second term in office as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The request was contained in a letter dated 21st October, 2020, and read on the floor by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan. The letter reads, “In accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission for a second and final term. “While hoping that the Senate will consider and confirm the reappointment of the ...
Reno Omokri Calls Out Buhari After Trump Sent US Soldiers To Rescue An American In Nigeria
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Reno Omokri Calls Out Buhari After Trump Sent US Soldiers To Rescue An American In Nigeria

Dear General @MuhammaduBuhari, This is what a real leader does with his nation’s armed forces. Not a lifeless, bloodthirsty dunce, like you, that sends soldiers of the @HQNigerianArmy, not on rescue missions, but on killer missions against unarmed, peaceful #EndSARS protesters #LekkiMassacre. Except you repent, may you end up in the same manner as the innocent youths you killed at Lekki, in Christ’s Name!
EndSARS: “Stop Violent Crackdown On Protesters” – Joe Biden To Buhari & Military
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EndSARS: “Stop Violent Crackdown On Protesters” – Joe Biden To Buhari & Military

US Presidential candidate, Joe Biden has reacted to the shooting of #EndSARS Protesters by Security agents on Tuesday evening in Lekki area of Lagos. Biden, in a statement on Wednesday called on Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari to stop using Military force on protesters. VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA – STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN I urge President Buhari and the Nigerian military to cease the violent crackdown on protesters in Nigeria, which has already resulted in several deaths. My heart goes out to all those who have lost a loved one in the violence. The United States must stand with Nigerians who are peacefully demonstrating for police reform and seeking an end to corruption in their democracy. I encourage the government to engage in a good-faith dialogue with civi...
Blackface Attacks Wizkid Over Comment On Police Brutality
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Blackface Attacks Wizkid Over Comment On Police Brutality

Member of the defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz, Blackface, has taken to his Twitter account to lash out at Wizkid over his comments on police brutality which he posted earlier today on his verified Twitter account. Earlier today, Starboy, had lent his voice on the #EndSars campaign. While responding to a message the President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), sent to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, over his ill health, Wizkid said, “Donald Trump is not your business! Old man! Police/Sarz still killing Nigerian youth on a daily! Do something! Nothing concern you for America! Face your country !!” Apparently, the Ojuelegba singer’s tweet did not go down well with Blackface and he made his feelings known via a series of tweets. Blackface tw...
Fuel price: Why Buhari compared Nigeria with Saudi Arabia – FG
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Fuel price: Why Buhari compared Nigeria with Saudi Arabia – FG

The Federal Government says the comparison made by the President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on fuel prices between Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and other countries in his 2020 Independence Day national broadcast is justified. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the submission when he featured on a Radio Nigeria current affairs programme, “Radio Link’’ on Saturday in Abuja. Buhari said in his Independence Day broadcast that “we sell petrol at N161 per litre when same is sold at N168 per litre in Saudi Arabia; N211 per litre in Egypt; N362 per litre in Ghana; N362 per litre in Chad, and N346 per litre in Niger Republic. “It does not make sense for petrol to be cheaper in Nigeria than Saudi Arabia,’’ A cross-section of Nigerians, however, criticised the pre...
Fasoranti, Clarke, Nwodo, 13 Others Sue Buhari Over Lopsided Appointments
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Fasoranti, Clarke, Nwodo, 13 Others Sue Buhari Over Lopsided Appointments

Eminent socio-cultural leaders from southern and middle-belt Nigeria have sued the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for N50 billion over marginalisation of the people of the region in the appointments to security, quasi-security agencies and “strategic agencies” of government. The 16 plaintiffs filed the suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/595/2020, at the Federal High Court in Abuja on June 8, 2020. Among the plaintiffs are an Ijaw leader, Chief E. K Clarke, the Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr John Nwodo, a leader of the Middle Belt people, Dr. Pogu Bitrus. They also include Dr Pogu Bitrus, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Alaowei Bozimo, Mrs Sarah Doketri, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Air Commodore Idongsit Nkanga, a former Deputy Gove...
Crisis in Presidency: Primate Elijah Ayodele reveals what Aisha Buhari is fighting
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Crisis in Presidency: Primate Elijah Ayodele reveals what Aisha Buhari is fighting

The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has revealed that First Lady, Dr. Aisha Buhari, is only fighting to save residents of the Presidential Villa from what he described as “COVID-19 death hovering’ in Aso Rock. In a statement, he released to DAILY POST on Tuesday wherein he shared some of his prophesies, the cleric made reference to the recent fracas that occured place in the presidential villa involving the First Lady, her Aide-de-camp and the personal secretary to President Muhammadu Buhari, Primate Elijah Ayodele said that Mrs. Buhari is fighting for a good course, adding that he sees COVID-19 death hovering around the Presidential and is due to strike soon “The virus is still in the villa, it’s in several statehouses, governors need to pray,...
President Buhari Appoints 12 New Permanent Secretaries
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President Buhari Appoints 12 New Permanent Secretaries

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 12 new Permanent Secretaries into the Federal Civil Service. In a statement on Tuesday signed by the Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, in Abuja, the new appointees were part of the 41 Federal Directors shortlisted to fill the 16 vacant federal permanent secretary positions. Yemi-Esan added that the swearing-in and deployment of the new permanent secretaries will be announced in very soon. The newly appointees and their states are Akinlade Oluwatoyin - Kogi; Alkali Bashir Nura - Kano; Anyanwutaku Adaora lfeoma - Anambra; Ardo Babayo Kumo - Gombe; Belgore Shuaib Mohammad Lomido - Kwara; and Ekpa Anthonia Akpabio - Cross River. Others are Hussaini Babangida - Jigawa; Mahmuda Mamm...
Aso Villa Crisis: How Tinubu Provided Jet That Flew President Buhari’s Aide
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Aso Villa Crisis: How Tinubu Provided Jet That Flew President Buhari’s Aide

New facts about how the jet of Wale Tinubu, Chief Executive Officer of Oando PLC, played a major role in the beginning of events that led to the fracas within the Aso Villa, which has since pitched Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, against some power brokers also known as the "cabal". SaharaReporters reported how Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf, Personal Assistant and Private Secretary of President Buhari, was forced out of the Villa by Aisha’s aides to observe a 14-day self-isolation having exposed himself to the risk of contracting Coronavirus when he travelled to Lagos on a visit to his wife, who recently delivered a baby. However, new facts have revealed that the real cause of Tunde's ordeal was that he illegally procured Wale Tinubu's private jet with registra...
Presidency reveals What really happened in the State House
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Presidency reveals What really happened in the State House

The Presidency wishes to acknowledge concerns expressed by several members of the public regarding the recent incident among the occupants of the State House which escalation led to the arrest of some staff by the police. This is to assure all and everyone that the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, is not, and was not at anytime in any form of danger arising, either from deadly infections or the reported incident by security personnel which is currently under investigation. This particular incident happened outside the main residence of the President. Armed guards and other security personnel assigned to the State House receive the necessary training of especially weapons handling and where they come short, their relevant agencies have the...
PDP, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Fault Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech
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PDP, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Fault Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech

The Peoples Democratic Party, Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, and the Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Friday faulted some of the claims made by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in his nationwide Democracy Day broadcast to the nation. The spokesmen of the PDP and the two groups, faulted Buhari’s claim on the insecurity being witnessed in parts of the country. Buhari had in the broadcast attributed the renewed killings witnessed in Katsina and Borno states this week to the restrictions imposed to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Some protesters in the President’s state, Katsina, had on Tuesday burnt down a campaign billboard of the All Progressives Congress with pictures of Buhari and the state governor, Aminu Masari. They were protesting t...
Nnamdi Kanu Claims Buhari, Osinbajo And Burutai Are Dead (See Picture Evidence)
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Nnamdi Kanu Claims Buhari, Osinbajo And Burutai Are Dead (See Picture Evidence)

Leader of indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has released more visible proofs that Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President - Yemi Osinbajo and the Army chief, Tukur Yusuf Buratai is dead. Nnamdi Kanu has always maintained that the Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari is dead and buried in Saudi has yet again released proofs in a special emergency broadcast during the Nigeria Democracy Day. The Biafra leader in proof that Buhari is dead said, when Burutai the army chief visited the Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari and saluted the Nigeria President, instead of the so-called Buhari to return back the Salute he offered a hand for a handshake.
Shehu Sani reacts as angry youths burn down Buhari, Masari, APC’s billboard in Katsina
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Shehu Sani reacts as angry youths burn down Buhari, Masari, APC’s billboard in Katsina

A former Nigerian lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the burning of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari’s billboard by angry youths in Katsina State. DAILY POST had reported that some angry residents of Yantumaki town in Danmusa Local Government Area of the state, mostly youths, burnt down a billboard bearing the photograph of President Buhari, Governor Masari and the logo of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The residents were protesting against the inability of their leaders, both in the State and national levels to tackle the issue of insecurity in the state. Recall that some gunmen suspected to be bandits had a few days ago killed the District Head of Yantumaki in Danmusa Local Government Area of the state, Abubakar Atiku Maidabino. In a viral video...
Abacha’s son reveals current relationship with President Buhari, IBB’s families
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Abacha’s son reveals current relationship with President Buhari, IBB’s families

One of the sons of Nigeria’s late Head of State, Sani Abacha, Sadiq, has disclosed how the family relates with President Muhammadu Buhari. Sadiq said his family relates fine with President Buhari’s family. Speaking with BBC Hausa service on Wednesday, the son of the late dictator said his family also relates well with that of ex-Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, IBB. He also lamented that most of his father’s friends abandoned them after his demise. According to Sadique: “We relate well with the Babangida family. “Our present relationship with some of our late father’s friends is surprising. We exchange pleasantries with the family of General Babangida. We are in good terms. “It is only with members of the Babangida family that whenever we meet, we associate and s...
Okwaraji: President Buhari mourns mother of former Super Eagles star
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Okwaraji: President Buhari mourns mother of former Super Eagles star

The octogenarian's death was confirmed by her eldest son on Monday at her residence in Enugu Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to Samuel Okwaraji’s mother who died at the age of 83 on Monday. Lady Janet Okwaraji was a retired teacher, a school proprietress and a devout Christian before her death was confirmed by her eldest son, Patrick. She lost her son Samuel, who was a Nigeria midfielder, during a Fifa World Cup qualifying match against Angola on August 12, 1989
Ogun, Adamawa, Oyo, Lagos Top List Of Presidential Aides
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Ogun, Adamawa, Oyo, Lagos Top List Of Presidential Aides

Ogun, Adamawa, Oyo and Lagos states are currently topping the list of states with the highest number of presidential aides in an updated list prepared by the Presidency. The 142 aides on the list are attached to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); his wife, Aisha; Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo; his wife, Dolapo; Chief of Staff to the President; and a few ministers. An analysis of the list showed that Ogun, Osinbajo’s home state, topped the chart with 16, Adamawa, the home state of the President’s wife, Aisha, came second with 12, while Oyo State came third with 11 aides. Lagos came fourth with 10 aides while Kano followed closely with nine presidential aides to occupy the fifth position. Buhari’s home state, Katsina as well as Ondo state are tied in the s...
Close To A Billion Dollars Stolen Under Undemocratic Junta In The 1990s – Pres. Buhari
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Close To A Billion Dollars Stolen Under Undemocratic Junta In The 1990s – Pres. Buhari

Across the world, as countries and economies slowly reopen, Africa lags behind. We were last to experience the coronavirus—and we expect to be the final continent to flatten the curve. Some may say it is too early, that the crisis still too deep and the recovery too distant to dwell upon the future. But that is wrong. In times of global crisis it is critical to think of the life after, and how—through adversity—we can refashion the world around us. In this new, post-coronavirus age, Nigeria—and Africa, more broadly—wish to benefit the world, not be a drag on its resources or seemingly forever in need of aid. At last, after years of poor governance, we have the people, the purpose and the political will for this to change. What we need now is for the vision of others to match our o...
Buhari Made Nigeria Global Secretariat Of Poverty In 5 Years – Yinka Odumakin
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Buhari Made Nigeria Global Secretariat Of Poverty In 5 Years – Yinka Odumakin

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere on Friday said the Muhammadu Buhari administration has made Nigeria the global secretariat of poverty since coming to power five years ago. Scoring the administration low on all indices, Yinka Odumakin, the organisation’s National Publicity Secretary said even though Nigeria’s problems started five years ago, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government has aggravated the situation. Odumakin who said that we are in civil rule and not a democratic government argued that the current government has dragged Nigeria backward in terms of all identifiable human development indices while democratic gains to Nigerians has been very few. “I woujd rather say five years of civil rule and not misuse the word democratic. What ...
COVID-19: Reps seek enforcement of local content in all sectors of economy
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COVID-19: Reps seek enforcement of local content in all sectors of economy

The Bill titled “Nigerian Local Content Development and Enforcement Bill, 2020 is being sponsored by the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, Rep. Ochiglegor Idagbo, and 6 other lawmakers. The bill when passed into law is expected to replicate and consolidate the gains recorded with the enactment of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act, 2010 in other sectors of the Nigerian economy. According to the sponsors of the Bill, the participation of the Nigerian workforce in the oil and gas sector has saved the country trillions of naira as a result of the NOGICD Act 2010. Accordingly, other sectors could also benefit from such initiative considering the new global realities of the need to look inward as dictated by the outbreak of the pandemic. Idagbo...
Yemi Alade Reacts As Buhari Appoints 75-Year-Old As New Chief Of Staff
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Yemi Alade Reacts As Buhari Appoints 75-Year-Old As New Chief Of Staff

Popular Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade has taken to her official Twitter handle to express surprise that a 75-year-old man emerged as the new chief of staff to Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari. The ‘Jonny’ crooner made the comment following news that professor Ibrahim Gambari, a 75-year-old man has been appointed the new chief of staff to the president. The new appointment was made after the former chief of staff, Abba Kyari died following complications from the novel coronavirus. See her tweet below: 75 years old as chief of Staff. God save Nigeria. 75 years old as chief of Staff. God save Nigeria. — ?? #WOMANOFSTEEL ?? (@yemialadee) May 12, 2020
“You Have Betrayed Almajirai After Using Them To Get Power” – PDP To Buhari, APC
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“You Have Betrayed Almajirai After Using Them To Get Power” – PDP To Buhari, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the All Progressives Congress of betraying Almajiri and Nigeria’s poor and vulnerable after using them to grab power in 2015. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbodiyan, said this in a statement in Abuja, on Monday. The party noted that the APC and its regime had continued to show their true colours especially as manifested in the neglect and dehumanising treatment they had meted out to poor and vulnerable Nigerians since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement read in part, “The PDP notes that APC’s disdain and desertion of our citizens had further exposed it as a deceitful party which used lies, propaganda and false promises to mislead the peopl...
Dangote Donates Mobile Test Centre, Ambulances to Kano
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Dangote Donates Mobile Test Centre, Ambulances to Kano

Kano state government has taken delivering of Mobile Molecular Diagnostic Centre for COVID-19 donated by Dangote Foundation sited at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital. The 54gene mobile testing laboratory with 40ft structure steel container built technology, provides a unique plug-and-play solution to eliminate logistics of shipping samples to another infrastructure for processing. Also donated by the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote are 10 ambulances and three official vehicles as part of corporate supports to strength the war against the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in Kano. Unlike the existing Centre activated by Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) with testing capacity of 80 samples daily, the Multi billion Dangote pathology laboratory is enabled to examine 400 s...
US House Of Reps Members Oppose Plan To Return Abacha Loot
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US House Of Reps Members Oppose Plan To Return Abacha Loot

Two members of the United States House of Representatives, Steve Chabot and Chris Smith, have expressed concern over alleged human rights violations under the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in light of plans to return $320m stolen by the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha. A United States-based political organisation, American Principles Project, in a letter to the US Attorney General, William Barr, dated April 22, 2020, stated that the congressmen had relayed their fears to Barr. The letter, signed by APP Executive Director, Terry Schilling, said, “Concern with Nigeria’s behaviour under the Buhari Administration is growing. “Recently, US Senator (Chuck) Grassley has written to the DOJ noting that, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s governme...

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