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Zamfara massacre: Buhari reacts, vows to unleash military on bandits
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Zamfara massacre: Buhari reacts, vows to unleash military on bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed outrage at the latest reports of several villagers being massacred by escaping bandits in Zamfara State. Reacting to reports of the large-scale killings, President Buhari said: “The latest attacks on innocent people by the bandits is an act of desperation by mass murderers, now under relentless pressure from our military forces who are well equipped to effectively confront these enemies of humanity. “In keeping with my commitment to tackling the monster of terrorism head-on, let me reassure these besieged communities and other Nigerians that this government will not abandon them to their fate because we are more than ever determined to get rid of these outlaws. “These criminals will be history because we are not going to relent in our curre...
Dowen College: Buhari breaks silence on student’s death, reveals what to do
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Dowen College: Buhari breaks silence on student’s death, reveals what to do

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that no one involved in the alleged killing of Dowen College’s student, Sylvester Oromoni Jr would be spared. In a statement issued on Wednesday evening by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the president condemned the incident that led to the death of the 12-year-old schoolboy. Recall that Sylvester Oromoni had prior to his death, alleged that five senior students of the Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State had bullied him for refusing to be initiated into a cult group. The incident which led to the death of the young boy had triggered a reaction from several Nigerians who continued to demand justice for the late schoolboy. The Lagos State government had launched an investigation into the incident to unravel the controversy surrounding the death. ...
Nigeria’s insecurity: Buhari doing his best – Osinbajo
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Nigeria’s insecurity: Buhari doing his best – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari is doing his best to fix the insecurity of Nigeria. The VP spoke on Thursday at the Presidential Villa when he received the Muhammadu Buhari Osinbajo (MBO) Dynamic Support Group. Osinbajo assured that security challenges will be resolved for a stronger and greater. The Senior Advocate Nigeria (SAN) appealed to citizens to ensure that the ideals of the nation are kept. “Mr President has always remained steadfast and focused on resolving the problems of the country beginning with security. “He is a steady hand, not panicky, focused, looking at the security issues every day, and trying to advance the best possible solutions”, he said. Osinbajo stressed the importance of recognizing that when problems are being face...
Terrorists will overrun Nigeria if urgent steps aren’t taken to address insecurity – Governor Ortom warns
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Terrorists will overrun Nigeria if urgent steps aren’t taken to address insecurity – Governor Ortom warns

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to step up efforts to address insecurity saying Nigerians are “under siege” and if urgent steps are not taken, “terrorists would overrun the country in no distant time”.   The governor, while speaking with journalists on Tuesday, November 16, in Abuja, said over 1,700 persons have been killed in Benue since Buhari became president.   He said about 1.5 million persons are still in camps for internally displaced person (IDPs) across Benue with no hope of returning to their ancestral homes anytime soon.   He said as a “patriotic Nigerian”, he had to speak out against any threat to the country’s sovereignty, stating that those keeping silent in the face of evil perpetrate...
Your fighter jets will be used to collapse Nigeria – Mbaka warns Buhari
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Your fighter jets will be used to collapse Nigeria – Mbaka warns Buhari

The Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that the fighter jets he is purchasing will be used to destroy the country. The cleric stated this during a sermon at his church on Sunday. According to Mbaka, Buhari should rather focus on building more industries “The jets you are buying are going to be used to collapse Nigeria. “Please, the first person to meet President Buhari after this message, should tell him that all these jets he is buying will be used to destroy Nigeria. “God told me to tell him that,” he said. “Let him stop buying more jets and begin to build more industries.” Buhari, speaking last week, confirmed that “we have received new equipment in our fight against any form of insecurity from o...
Tinubu gives update on health as northern lawmakers visit him in London
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Tinubu gives update on health as northern lawmakers visit him in London

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said he is healthy and only undergoing physiotherapy in London, UK. Tinubu said this as he welcomed members of the House of Representatives northern caucus on Friday. The former governor of Lagos State, who has been in the UK for the last three months since undergoing knee surgery, however, admitted he was undergoing “gruesome” physiotherapy. He said, “Because of God and people like you, I am well. It is just the physio (physiotherapy) that is gruesome.” Since his departure, notable political figures like President Muhammadu Buhari; Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila; Governors Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), have vi...
Hold your leaders responsible, stop shifting every blame to Buhari – APC chieftain tells Igbos
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Hold your leaders responsible, stop shifting every blame to Buhari – APC chieftain tells Igbos

Hon Austin Okezie Meregini, a stalwart of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the southeast, has asked Igbos to hold their leaders responsible for the developmental backwardness of the region, rather than blaming President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Meregini, who spoke in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday, regretted that elected political leaders from the region receive huge sums of allocation from the Federal Government but have failed to live up to the expectations in the development of the southeast and her people. He expressed disenchantment on the alleged mismanagement of tranches of bailout funds and the COVID-19 relief materials released to states by the Buhari-led APC Federal Government’s Intervention Fund Programme aimed at curtailing the harsh ...
Attack on Buhari: DSS warned against going after Oyedepo
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Attack on Buhari: DSS warned against going after Oyedepo

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has warned the Department of State Services, DSS, against going after Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church. DAILY POST reported that Oyedepo had declared that Nigerians will not repeat the error that produced President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Oyedepo said Nigeria would experience a new order of settlement because the earlier error would not be repeated. He spoke during his church’s first service in Canaanland Ota, Ogun State yesterday. Oyedepo noted that Nigerians made the error of electing Buhari because they failed to listen to him in 2015. And in reaction, Omokri tweeted, “I am hoping the DSS will not make the mistake of summoning Bishop David Oyedepo over his fiery but truthful sermon about 2015 a...
APC Leader, Tinubu Hospitalized In US, Undergoes Surgery
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APC Leader, Tinubu Hospitalized In US, Undergoes Surgery

According to an exclusive report by SaharaReporters, it has been learnt that Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and former Lagos State Governor, is presently hospitalised in Maryland, the United States, SaharaReporters further gathered that Tinubu, who has had several medical trips this year alone, had a surgery last week and could be billed for another one over a yet-to-be-disclosed illness. The APC National Leader has been off official and party functions in the country for a long time, amidst talks that he is being positioned for the 2023 presidency to succeed the incumbent repressive regime of Muhammadu Buhari. “Tinubu is hospitalised in Maryland, US. His health is failing. He couldn’t participate in launching his Arewa library, and he couldn...
Bandits Acting With Impunity Under ‘Sleepy Buhari’ – US Economist, Hanke Blows Hot
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Bandits Acting With Impunity Under ‘Sleepy Buhari’ – US Economist, Hanke Blows Hot

An American applied economist at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States, Steve H. Hanke, has taken a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as Nigerians continue to witness an upsurge in insecurity issues across the country. Hanke, who is one of the Buhari-led administration’s critics, said this in a reaction to the recent attack on a Nigeria Air Force jet by bandits. DAILY POST reported that Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha jet that flew out of base for an assault on Sunday, crashed. The fighter plane routinely conducts air raids on the Kaduna-Katsina-Zamfara corridor. It was gathered that the aircraft crashed in Kaduna during an operation after it was attacked by bandits but no casualty was reported. Reacting, Hanke in a tweet via his Twitter a...
Buhari Approves Appointment of New NECO Registrar/CEO
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Buhari Approves Appointment of New NECO Registrar/CEO

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO). This is according to a letter signed by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu. The appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years takes effect from July 12. Until his appointment as NECO boss, Wushishi was a Professor of Science Education (Chemistry) at the Federal University of Technology, Minna. He was born on April 5, 1965 and hail from the Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State. Professor Wushishi was a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, before he transferred his service to the Federal University of Technology, Minna. He has held other p...
How Obasanjo Warned Us That Buhari Is Unfit To Rule Nigeria – Oyinlola Speaks
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How Obasanjo Warned Us That Buhari Is Unfit To Rule Nigeria – Oyinlola Speaks

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a former governor of Osun State, has bemoaned what he described as “the failure” of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to deliver on his campaign promises. Oyinlola, who said that he played a critical role in the campaign that brought Buhari to power, said he was regretful of his action, adding that he should have listened to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s warning that Buhari was unfit to govern the country. The former governor said this in an interview he granted BBC Yoruba, which was monitored by our correspondent. Oyinlola said, “I am saddened that Buhari said he did not know what restructuring is. I played an important role in the process that brought Buhari to power. One of the policies we sold to the South was restructuring but it was shocking th...
FG and Military should ensure safe rescue of kidnapped Kaduna pastor David Kayode – CAN demands
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FG and Military should ensure safe rescue of kidnapped Kaduna pastor David Kayode – CAN demands

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has demanded that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, direct the military to ensure the swift and safe release of the kidnapped Kaduna Pastor, Popoola David Kayode, of Calvary Baptist Church, Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna State. Pastor Kayode was abducted by some unknown gunmen barely 24 hours after the abduction of 140 students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishin, Chukun Local Government Area also in Kaduna State. CAN General Secretary, Joseph Daramola (pictured above), in a statement released in Abuja, on Thursday, July 8, warned that the case of Pastor Kayode, should not be like the case of Rev. Lawan Andimi, district chairman of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) and CAN Chairman of Michika Local Government Area who were abducted an...
Buhari celebrates Nollywood legend Richard Mofe-Damijo
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Buhari celebrates Nollywood legend Richard Mofe-Damijo

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent good wishes to renowned Nollywood actor, writer and movie producer, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) who clocks 60. The Nigerian leader rejoiced with family members, friends and colleagues of the star on the milestone occasion. He hailed RMD, a lawyer, on his achievements in the entertainment industry, national and international awards that brought glory to the local film industry.
How long are we going to hold the sin of the Biafran war against the people of the South East” Monarch, Oba Ebenezer asks as he throws support for Igbo presidency
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How long are we going to hold the sin of the Biafran war against the people of the South East” Monarch, Oba Ebenezer asks as he throws support for Igbo presidency

Oba Ebenezer Akintunde Akinyemi, the Eselu of Iselu Kingdom in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, has stated that he is in support of an Igbo man becoming president in 2023. Eselu who made this known at the weekend while reading an open letter he addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, to newsmen in Abeokuta, said the southeast was gradually turning into a “war zone” and only Igbo presidency could guarantee peace in the southeast and Nigeria. He called on Nigerians to support the Igbo people by voting for someone from the southeast saying “the Igbo had been subjected to injustice and inequality”.   The letter read; “Mr. President, it is my belief that Your Excellency too sees, hears and feels the tension in our dear country which can be traced to some cry ...
Yoruba Nation: Sowore Reacts As Stray Bullet Kills 14-Year-Old Girl
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Yoruba Nation: Sowore Reacts As Stray Bullet Kills 14-Year-Old Girl

Omoyele Sowore, the Nigerian human rights activist, has reacted to the killing of a 14-year-old by a stray bullet at Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos. The rally held in the Ojota area of Lagos state on Saturday with protesters defying security operatives’ presence and orders. The teenage girl, who is a yoghurt hawker, was said to have been shot dead by stray bullets from security operatives as they tried to disperse Yoruba agitators. Reacting, Sowore said the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, must be held liable for the death of the girl. On his Twitter page, he wrote: “Lagos state Commissioner of @PoliceNG Hakeem Odumosu must be held personally liable for the death of this innocent child!” Sowore, while throwing his weight behind the protest, urged those prote...
We don’t rig elections, Nigerians trust us – APC replies PDP
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We don’t rig elections, Nigerians trust us – APC replies PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the allegation of planned rigging in 2023 made by National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus. The party said its track record in implementing projects and programmes that meet the needs of Nigerians is attracting their trust, more members and supporters. John Akpan Udoedehe, the National Secretary in a statement said the APC observes strong internal democracy, transparency and fairness in the conduct of its affairs which PDP lacks. The scribe noted that the APC was a better option for Nigerians, including serving Governors, National and State Assembly members who are abandoning the PDP. “We want to remind Nigerians that while many APC members were victims of rigging when the PDP was in power, the APC h...
Nigeria’s Problems Became Worse Under Buhari – Okogie
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Nigeria’s Problems Became Worse Under Buhari – Okogie

A former Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese in Lagos, Anthony Okogie, says Nigeria’s problems became worse under the Muhammadu Buhari government. Okogie said this at his 85th birthday thanksgiving mass and 50th episcopal ordination anniversary which was held at the Catholic Church of Assumption on Wednesday, in Lagos. The archbishop lamented the killings in the country, saying it seems there is no end in sight. He said: “It seems that Nigeria has become a killing field, as insecurity and terror reign from one end to the other, and there seems to be no end in sight at present. “It is evident that Nigeria has practically become a failed state; a country fails when it is no longer able to protect its citizens from harm and secure their welfare. “A country fails when, instead of...
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...

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