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Sports ministry denies allegations officials shared almost $200k of allowances meant for D’Tigress players, after the African champions threatened to boycott World Cup qualifiers until they are paid
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Sports ministry denies allegations officials shared almost $200k of allowances meant for D’Tigress players, after the African champions threatened to boycott World Cup qualifiers until they are paid

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development led by Sunday Dare, has denied allegations its officials diverted funds meant to be paid as salary and allowances for Nigeria's Women's Basketball team, D'Tigres, saying the money is safe with the Central Bank Of Nigeria. The denial by the sports ministry comes after The D'Tigress team players released a video alleging they have been owed close to $200,000 from as far back as 2018 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The team players in the video said they won't play any other match for the national team including the FIBA world cup qualifiers until their outstanding allowances are paid to them. The players who asked for the payment of the backlog of their bonuses and allowances, an improved welfare package, and to be honoured by the ...
Anti-grazing: Middle Belt condemns alleged threat on Gov. Ortom’s life
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Anti-grazing: Middle Belt condemns alleged threat on Gov. Ortom’s life

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF), has condemned the alleged threats on the life of Governor Samuel Ortom by forces opposed to his persistent and clear stance against open grazing of cattle in Nigeria, especially in the Middle Belt Region. The Forum noted with satisfaction the Governor’s insistence that the 2023 presidency must not be retained by the North, a position that was recently adopted by the Forum at its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Akwanga, Nasarawa State. A statement issued by the MBF National President, Dr. Pogu Bitrus and made available to Daily POST in Kaduna stated, “The attention of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has been drawn to the alleged threats on the life of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State by forces opposed to his persistent and clear stance agains...
Colombian nun freed four years after being kidnapped by jihadists in Mali
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Colombian nun freed four years after being kidnapped by jihadists in Mali

A Franciscan nun from Colombia who was abducted in 2017 by fighters in Mali has been freed. Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez was released on Saturday October 9, after more than four years in captivity. She was taken hostage on February 7, 2017, by the Macina Liberation Front, an al-Qaeda-linked group in southern Mali near the border with Burkina Faso where she had been working as a missionary. Following her release, Narvaez met with Mali’s interim President Assimi Goita. “I first thank God, who is the light and the peace, I thank the Malian authorities, the president for all the efforts made so that I am free,” she said in a brief statement made on state television. “I am very happy, I stayed healthy for five years, thank God,” she added. “The presidency of Mali salutes th...
CNG mobilizes Northerners against South, insists on presidency for North in 2023
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CNG mobilizes Northerners against South, insists on presidency for North in 2023

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG has declared Southerners as enemies of the region over the call for zoning of the 2023 presidency, insisting that the call is unconstitutional. In a statement issued and made available to journalists on Monday by its spokesman, the CNG called on all northerners to get prepared against those agitating for power shift to the south. The groups described the decision of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP to zone its National Chairman to the North as unacceptable, stressing that it was a move to stop the region from participating in the 2023 presidential race. The group said it has resolved to “Call the attention of the northern public to get prepared and sensitized to hold any political party, by whatever name it is called that attempts to deny no...
Akeredolu carpets northern governors over stance on rotational presidency
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Akeredolu carpets northern governors over stance on rotational presidency

Akeredolu carpets northern governors over stance on rotational presidencyPublished on September 27, 2021By Abdul Babajide The Chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Monday, disclosed that the Northern Governors’ Forum was merely exercising its rights to freedom of expression over its stance on 2023 presidency. Akeredolu, emphasised that the resolution reached by the northern governors who unanimously condemned the statement by the Southern Governors Forum that the Presidency must go to the South should be termed as a means of expressing themselves. Reacting to the resolutions of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Akeredolu said “They have expressed and indeed exercised their rights under Freedom of Expression. No one can stop th...
Manny Pacquiao announces retirement from boxing at 42 as he looks to become Philippines president
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Manny Pacquiao announces retirement from boxing at 42 as he looks to become Philippines president

Manny Pacquiao has confirmed his retirement from boxing as he bids to become the new President of the Philippines in 2022. Last Sunday, the former eight-weight world champion - who is already a senator in his homeland - announced his intention to run for the presidency. The 42-year-old said: “I boldly accept the challenge of running as PRESIDENT of the Philippines. “We need progress. We need to win against poverty. We need government to serve our people with integrity, compassion and transparency. “The time is now. I am ready to rise to the challenge of leadership.” When asked about his fighting days, he told Toni Talks: “My boxing career? "My boxing career is already over. “It’s done because I’ve been in boxing for a long time and my family says that it is enough....
Joe Biden’s approval ratings drops to 44%, the lowest of his presidency
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Joe Biden’s approval ratings drops to 44%, the lowest of his presidency

U.S. President Joe Biden's ratings has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency, according to a new poll. According to the latest national poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, from Sept. 15-16, 44% of U.S. adults approved of Biden’s performance in office, while 50% disapproved and the rest were not sure. Biden’s popularity has been declining since mid-August as the U.S.-backed Afghan government collapsed and as COVID-19-related deaths surged across the country. The weekly poll showed the number of Americans who approved of Biden’s response to the pandemic dropped below 50% for the first time: About 48% approved of the president’s COVID-19 policies, while 46% disapproved. Contrastingly, at the same point in Donald Trump’s presidency, about 38% of Americans approved of his per...
Ohanaeze Ndigbo demands apology and restitution from Sen. Bulkachuwa over alleged inflammatory remarks against Ndigbo
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Ohanaeze Ndigbo demands apology and restitution from Sen. Bulkachuwa over alleged inflammatory remarks against Ndigbo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has demanded an apology and restitution from the Senate Committee Chairman on Foreign Affairs, Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, over alleged inflammatory remarks against Ndigbo. Bulkachuwa was quoted as saying on television that Ndigbo deserved death and elimination because the South East harbours criminals, rebels and arsonists. It was also alleged that he said that rather than the Igbo getting the presidency in 2023, what they deserved was elimination from the country. Responding, Ohanaeze Ndigbo expressed shock and disbelief that a senator and Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, could make such incendiary remarks against the Igbo "without any provocation whatsoever". Ohanaeze Ndigbo also called on the President of the Senate, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, to r...
“Fulani Herdsmen are sponsored, I know it-Bishop Oyedepo
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“Fulani Herdsmen are sponsored, I know it-Bishop Oyedepo

Senior Pastor of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said that Fulani herdsmen have become a menace in Nigeria and that he knows that they are being sponsored. His statement comes even as herders under the Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore have said they will not recognize the Southern governors' anti-grazing policy, describing it as 'satanic.' Read here. Oyedepo while preaching in his church recently, said the last five years from 2015 till now has been the worst in the history of Nigeria. ''Fulani herdsmen have become a menace. They are sponsored. I know it. There are things you think you know that God shows to prophets. The things they are calling findings now, I found it longest time. You don't need intelligence antenna as a Prophet to find it. I saw this government...
2023: It’s stupidity to appease South-East with presidency – Bishop Mike Okonkw
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2023: It’s stupidity to appease South-East with presidency – Bishop Mike Okonkw

Mike Okonkwo, the presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), has said the Southeast should not produce a presidency on the grounds of pity. He pointed out that the Southeast should not allow themselves to produce a president so they can be appeased. Speaking with journalists in Lagos, the TREM founder stressed that a presidency produced under such a condition would not succeed. According to Okonkwo: “To the best of my knowledge, the easterners are not asking for anything other than live and let live. “They are not saying, ‘give us everything’. For me, to be honest with you, I am not in agreement with any easterner saying, ‘it’s time for us to be president’. “So you should beg to be president? If it’s going to be a case of making you presiden...
We will make an example of you – Presidency Warns government Officials against Betrayal
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We will make an example of you – Presidency Warns government Officials against Betrayal

Government officials have been warned by the presidency against betrayal of trust. Permanent Secretary of the State House, Tijjani Umar gave the warning at the inauguration of the State House Anti- Corruption and Transparency Unit on Thursday August Umar. Umar was quoted saying by the State House Deputy Director (Information), Abiodun Oladunjoye, that the presidency will not hesitate to make an example of staff who breach trust. He said;   “We expect that the ACTU State House team that is being inaugurated today will not betray our trust and confidence, otherwise we shall be compelled to make an example of you in the event of any erring behaviour. I think that’s where we start from today. “On our part, the management will lead by example; We are making this commitm...
Governor Ortom is using language reminiscent of Rwandan genocide to knowingly cause deaths of Nigerians – Presidency
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Governor Ortom is using language reminiscent of Rwandan genocide to knowingly cause deaths of Nigerians – Presidency

The presidency has accused Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state of using language reminiscent of Rwandan genocide to knowingly cause deaths of Nigerians. The Benue state Governor has in the last few days criticized the Buhari-led administration's plan to review grazing reserves across the country, alleging that there is a "Fulanization" agenda by the current administration. However in a statement released by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the President, Ortom was accused of going in the direction of "sectarianism and ethnicity".  He was also accused of trying to withhold the rights and freedom of one ethnic group, whilst inciting race hatred against them amongst all others. Stressing that these are not the actions of a man who should be trusted with running public se...
Nigeria will not survive another 8 years under APC, Buhari aught to have resigned – Bamgbose
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Nigeria will not survive another 8 years under APC, Buhari aught to have resigned – Bamgbose

A leading member of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, has stated that Nigerians are dying every day due to insecurity. He said that in all this, nothing tangible has been done by the President and Commander in Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari to visibly curtail the situation. Bamgbose pointed out that the spate of insecurity in Nigeria is alarming and fast becoming a hopeless matter, adding that there are heavy doubts in the minds of Nigerians regarding Buhari’s ability to end the reign of insecurity in the nation. “It has become obvious that Buhari lacks what it takes to secure Nigeria. The responses so far from the Presidency have shown that the insecurity in Nigeria has become hopeless and helpless,” Bamgbose, a senior lawyer, told DAILY POST. “The Presidency has formed...
Rotational presidency cannot solve Nigeria’s challenges – Jega
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Rotational presidency cannot solve Nigeria’s challenges – Jega

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega has said that a rotational presidency cannot solve the country's problems. In an interview on Arise TV programme on Monday August 16, the former INEC Chairman stated that what the country needs is a "the best person with competence, capacity, experience." Jega said; “The way Nigeria is now, we need the best person with competence, capacity, experience to be the president to get this country out of the challenges we have presently. “That person can come from the north, south, east or the west, but the important thing is that even if political parties decide that a candidate should come from a particular area, what we need to do is that Nigerians must interrogate the capacity of that person to ...
FIFA Bans Issa Hayatou
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FIFA Bans Issa Hayatou

  The Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, on Tuesday banned Issa Hayatou, its former interim president, for alleged wrongdoing in a commercial deal for African football. Hayatou was banned for a year over breach of “duty of loyalty” rules, FIFA said while announcing the ruling of its ethics committee. The 74-year-old, who was Confederation of African Football (CAF) president for 29 years until 2017, was also fined $33,000, though it is unclear how FIFA can enforce payment. The FIFA investigation team concluded the Cameroonian signed CAF “into an anti-competitive agreement with Lagardère Sport,” a media rights agency based in France. Hayatou was a long-time FIFA vice president and its stand-in president for several months between Sepp Blatter’s su...
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...
There’s Nothing to Gain by Disparaging your Country Overseas – Presidency tells Nigerians
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There’s Nothing to Gain by Disparaging your Country Overseas – Presidency tells Nigerians

The Presidency has warned those disparaging Nigeria and its citizens outside the shores of the country to desist from it, saying that they should be patriotic as they have nothing to gain from “badmouthing” the country when abroad. The Presidency also said Nigerians who make calls for foreign intervention in Nigeria’s affairs, are acting in bad faith. This was contained in a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu on Wednesday, July 21, following the end of the Sallah festivities. Shehu made reference to Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari’s recent description of the calls on “foreign powers to meddle in the internal affairs of Nigeria” as the “highest level of unpatriotism.” He cautioned Nigerians ...
Brazil’s President Bolsonaro leaves hospital after treatment for blocked intestine
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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro leaves hospital after treatment for blocked intestine

Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro has been released from hospital four days after being admitted with serious intestine problems. Bolsonaro, 66, had been suffering persistent hiccups for 10 days and there have been concerns about the leader's health since he was stabbed in the intestines while campaigning in 2018. He was seriously wounded in the attack and lost 40% of his blood. He has had several operations since. After treatment for an obstruction to the intestine,  he promised to be at his office on Monday morning, and on Sunday, July 18 he released a statement saying he was back to work. "Only God can remove me from that chair," Mr Bolsonaro said upon leaving hospital, in reference to the presidency. "I wanted to leave from day one, but they didn't let me. I ho...
There was an Agreement that Buhari will hand over to Tinubu – Former CPC Chairman, Senator Rufai Hanga reveals
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There was an Agreement that Buhari will hand over to Tinubu – Former CPC Chairman, Senator Rufai Hanga reveals

Senator Rufai Hanga, founder and pioneer national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) which President Muhammadu Buhari once contested for a presidential election on, has revealed that there was an agreement that power will be handed over to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu in 2023. Hanga who chaired one of the parties which collapsed to form the APC in 2014, disclosed that Tinubu remained in the APC after Buhari’s first term because of this agreement. He told Daily Trust;   “This is an open secret. There was an implied agreement. Even in law, there is implied and expressed act. If something is expressed, there are no two ways about it. There was an implied agre...
The Florida doctor arrested for his role in the assassination of Haiti president had campaigned to replace him in letter to U.S. State Department
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The Florida doctor arrested for his role in the assassination of Haiti president had campaigned to replace him in letter to U.S. State Department

L-R Dr.Christian Emmanuel Sanon, Late president Moise & his wife) It has been revealed that the Florida doctor who was arrested over the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise campaigned to replace the slain leader with the backing of a key UN figure. Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a Haitian who has lived in the US since the late 70s, has been named as mastermind of Moise's assassination. He is suspected of being 'one of the leaders' behind the shooting and the attempted killing of the president wife Martine last week.      Haitian police say he entered the country last month on a private jet 'with the intention of taking the Haitian Presidency' although they are yet to back their accusations with hard evidence. DailyMail reported that Sanon's ambitions to reform h...
Presidency defends crackdown on Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu
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Presidency defends crackdown on Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu

The Presidency has defended the security crackdown on popular Yoruba secessionist Sunday Igboho and the ‘interception’ of leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. In a statement released by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, the Presidency said Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of a group known "for its murderous actions and virulent messaging was detained as a result of cross-border cooperation." Igboho was also accused of being a "militant ethnic secessionist, who has also been conducting acts of terror and disturbing the peace under the guise of protecting fellow kinsmen." The statement read;   “Last week, we saw the enhanced collaboration of the Nigerian law enforcement agencies, as they executed with...
I’ll repeat again that Mr. President is the one creating insecurity in this country – Gov Ortom
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I’ll repeat again that Mr. President is the one creating insecurity in this country – Gov Ortom

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has restated his opinion that President Buhari is the one creating insecurity in the country. In a chat with journalists recently, Governor Ortom claimed that if the President decides to take a stand today, insecurity in the country will be a thing of the past. He also accused the advisers in the Presidency of causing Buhari the problems he is facing. In his words ''Right now, there is nothing in this country under this APC that we can say that they are getting it right. Is it security? How can Northern governors, Southern governors, National Economic Council, come out with a policy that will stop the killings that are going on in this country and the presidency will say that no, it will not accept that it must be open grazing? Where are yo...
Nnamdi Kanu to blame for his own arrest, he shouldn’t have gone to Kenya – Omokri
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Nnamdi Kanu to blame for his own arrest, he shouldn’t have gone to Kenya – Omokri

Reno Omokri, an ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has blamed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for his recent arrest. Omokri berated the IPOB leader for travelling to Kenya, a country, according to him, that is notorious for body-snatching. Speaking in an interview with Reuben Abati, Omokri suggested that Kanu should have learned one or two lessons from him (Omokri) having successfully stayed away from Nigeria since 2015 when Muhammadu Buhari became President knowing that the government will be happy to arrest him. The former presidential aide, therefore, absolved Buhari of any blame for Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest because, according to him, the President had never hidden his tendencies towards achieving it.  
Becoming President of Nigeria is a job too much for a man my age – Governor El-Rufai
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Becoming President of Nigeria is a job too much for a man my age – Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that he is too old to become the country's President. Speaking in an interview with BBC in Kaduna, the Governor also said that he is fed up with being linked with the presidency as has been the case in the last 15 years. El-Rufai said;   “Governing Nigeria is a serious job, which is obviously too much for a 62-year-old man. Look at me, look at my grey hair. If you see my picture when I was sworn in, my hair was very black but look at how it has become. “This is a very difficult job and that is just state governor, one state out of 36, a big one, yes; a difficult one, yes, but it is not the same as Nigeria. “I have been suffering this presidential ambition suspicion since 2006, I have suffered it for 15 years today, and I am sick a...
”It is unnecessary”- Presidency reacts to fresh threats by Niger Delta Avengers to attack oil pipelines
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”It is unnecessary”- Presidency reacts to fresh threats by Niger Delta Avengers to attack oil pipelines

The Presidency has reacted to fresh threats by the Niger Delta Avengers to resume blow-up of oil pipelines if the substantive board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was not inaugurated among other demands. In a statement released by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, the presidency said the demands of the militant group have been addressed by President Buhari in a meeting with newly elected leaders of Ijaw National Council and other Niger Delta stakeholders, who visited him in his office in Abuja over the weekend. The statement reads “The media was Sunday awash with threats and demands by a group, Niger Delta Avengers, to embark on economic sabotage through the bombing of critical oil and gas installations unl...
IPOB/ESN: Igbo Group alleges Plot to arrest Ohanaeze leaders
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IPOB/ESN: Igbo Group alleges Plot to arrest Ohanaeze leaders

  A coalition of Igbo groups has cautioned against an alleged attempt to link some factional leaders of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its security wing, the Eastern Security Network, ESN. DAILY POST reports that Ohanaeze broke into two factions after its January election, with one led by Amb. George Obiozor and the second group under the leadership of Chief Chidi Ibeh. There have been failed attempts to reconcile the two groups. Some Igbo groups are now claiming that having failed to reconcile them, there was now plan to use the Presidency and harass the Ibeh-led group into submission. The coalition made the claims in a statement issued to journalists, signed by Dr. (Mrs) Helen Ogbonnaya, the Spokesperson Coalitio...
The President has Nothing to do with Proposed Amendment of Press Council bill – Femi Adesina
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The President has Nothing to do with Proposed Amendment of Press Council bill – Femi Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina has said that his principal has nothing to do with the proposed amendment of the press council bill. Many media stakeholders have kicked against the bill which seeks to repeal and re-enact the NPC act. According to these stakeholders, the bill is unconstitutional and will make it difficult for media houses to operate in an atmosphere of freedom and hold those in the position of authority to account. Answering questions from state house correspondents after the weekly meeting of the federal executive council (FEC) in Abuja on Wednesday June 23, Adesina said only the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed can address the issues raised over the bill as it is a federal government initiative. He said; “That is not ...
Supporters flood Abuja streets with Bola Tinubu’s posters
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Supporters flood Abuja streets with Bola Tinubu’s posters

Supporters of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, have flooded streets of the Federal Capital Territory, with his campaign posters. Several posters bearing colorful images of the former Lagos State governor were seen pasted in strategic locations within Abuja, on Sunday. Some of the areas include: highbrow Maitama District, Central Business District, as well as areas around the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress. Some of the posters had inscriptions such as “TinubuNe”, “Happy Democracy Day, Tinubu Advocates Group,” “Jagaban Nigeria” among others. Although Tinubu is yet to declare any intention to vie for the 2023 Presidency, several support groups have sprung up to drum up support for him. A group which calls itself ...
Zambia President Edgar Lungu Collapses after ‘Sudden Dizziness’ at Defence Day event
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Zambia President Edgar Lungu Collapses after ‘Sudden Dizziness’ at Defence Day event

Zambia President, Edgar Lungu collapsed in the capital, Lusaka, during the 45th Defense Forces Day Commemoration and Investiture ceremony on Sunday, June 13. The Private Secretary to the Zambia President, Simon Miti made it known in a statement that the President truly collapsed at the event but recovered immediately after experiencing sudden dizziness. The statement read, “The President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, this afternoon experienced sudden dizziness whilst officiating at the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture Ceremony. “His Excellency recovered immediately and walked to the official car and returned to his residence at State House. “The President wishes to assure the general public and all concerned citizens and the internati...
June 12: Many Do Not Care About Nigeria’s Democracy – Tinubu
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June 12: Many Do Not Care About Nigeria’s Democracy – Tinubu

The National Leader of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said some Nigerians do not care about the country’s path to democracy. The former Lagos State governor said this in a statement he signed on Friday titled, ‘June 12, 2021: Democracy Day Statement’ – amid secessionist agitations from the South-East and South-West. He urged Nigerians to stand against insurrectionists and killers destroying the country’s democratic institutions. The statement read, “On this memorable day, we mark, with respect, and honour the sacrifices that have allowed democracy to come to pass. We also celebrate in anticipation of a future in which our democratic institutions, concepts and practices take firmer root; transforming this society from what it is to what it can...
President Buhari’s reference to Lagos in his interview was not directed at Tinubu – Presidency clarifies
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President Buhari’s reference to Lagos in his interview was not directed at Tinubu – Presidency clarifies

The presidency has said reports claiming that President Buhari’s reference to Lagos while speaking on the future of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during his interview with AriseTV on Thursday, June 10, has nothing to do with the National leader of the party, Bola Tinubu. During his interview, the President was asked about his desire for the APC after his tenure, he said “The hope of this administration is to see APC last beyond it. Therefore, we should allow the party to decide. You cannot sit there in Lagos, for instance, and decide on the fate of APC on zoning. The restructuring of the party has begun from the bottom to the top with the membership card registration. Every member of the party must be involved. We will soon conduct our convention. No single member of th...
Mbaka allegedly Summoned by DSS after Clash with Presidency.
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Mbaka allegedly Summoned by DSS after Clash with Presidency.

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of the Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN) has allegedly been summoned to Abuja by the Department of State Services (DSS) after he called for the President's resignation or impeachment over insecurity challenges in the country, the Cable reports. Addressing congregants on Sunday June 6, the Catholic Priest said DSS operatives were at his residence in Enugu state to drop a letter inviting him to Abuja. He however said those at his house did not collect the letter from the DSS operatives. Mbaka said; “I celebrated mass with some of the leaders of the ministry. By Thursday morning, I got a call from where I was, that the DSS people from Abuja came to the gate, and they came with a letter of invitation to Abuja. Over what? What I cannot...
I’m sure no right-thinking Nigerian will support Igbo presidency – Former aide to President Buhari, Abdurrahman Sumaila
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I’m sure no right-thinking Nigerian will support Igbo presidency – Former aide to President Buhari, Abdurrahman Sumaila

A former Special Assistant to President Buhari on Assembly Matters, Abdurrahman Sumaila, has said that going by the destruction in the South East, no right-thinking Nigerian will support the presidential aspiration of any South-East politician come 2023. SaharaReporters reports that Sumaila made this known in a statement released to newsmen in Kano on Thursday, June 3. “With these atrocities committed by the South-East people on record, how can Nigerians entrust them to govern us? I am sure not a single right-thinking Nigerian will endanger his life to support the candidature of any South-East politician contesting for presidency come 2023 general elections.” Sumaila also stated that it has now become clear that the motive behind the attacks is to cause anarchy in the country....
 God has anointed Tinubu as next president of Nigeria” – Bishop Ipinmoroti
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 God has anointed Tinubu as next president of Nigeria” – Bishop Ipinmoroti

General Overseer and Primate of Christ Revelation Church of God , Bishop Ayodeji Ipinmoroti has said God revealed to him that Tinubu would become the next President of the country. According to the Nation, Bishop Ipinmoroti made the revelation to commemorate the children's day celebration in Lagos state. He said God did not design Nigeria to disintegrate and that his recent encounter with God that showed him former Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu will emerge next President. Ipinmoroti stated that certain mysteries need to be tackled for Tinubu Presidency to materialise. He claimed that many of Tinubu's political associates would betray him before the elections but that won't stop him from becoming president. Bishop Ipinmoroti said God showed him “Nigeria system will work agai...
Mali’s constitutional court names coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita as country’s transitional President
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Mali’s constitutional court names coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita as country’s transitional President

Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of the post-coup junta in Mali has been named as the country's transitional President by the constitutional court. The ruling issued late on Friday May 28, said Assimi Goita would “lead the transition process to its conclusion” and carry the title of “president of the transition, head of state”. The court said Goita who led the first coup last August, which saw the elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta forced out of office, was named as the transitional President due to the "vacancy in the presidency". On Monday May 24, the two men tasked with steering the country back to civilian rule, interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were detained by soldiers. Col Goita said that both men had failed in their duties and were seeking to s...
People who are in power are the ones who have ordered a coup against the Nigerian people – Pat Utomi counters Presidency
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People who are in power are the ones who have ordered a coup against the Nigerian people – Pat Utomi counters Presidency

Professor of political economy, Pat Utomi has countered the presidency's claim of “disgruntled religious and past political leaders” working with “external forces” to overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. Utomi in an interview with PUNCH described the claim as "silly", and further alleged that people in power are the ones who have ordered a coup against the Nigerian people by giving us a government we are not sure exists. He said;   “I have followed the funny exchanges between those who say that some people are planning a coup by having a conference; it is silly in the extreme, because people who are in power are the ones who have ordered a coup against the Nigerian people by giving us a government we are not sure exists. They are then accusing citizens, wh...
El-Rufai is a Sycophant, Ethnic Champion and Religious Bigot who Hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him – Ortom Fires back
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El-Rufai is a Sycophant, Ethnic Champion and Religious Bigot who Hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him – Ortom Fires back

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has fired back at Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state after the latter described him as a failure and someone he doesn't take seriously. Ortom in a statement released by his media aide Terver Akase, alleged that the Kaduna state Governor is a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious bigot who hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him. He also claimed that El-Rufai’s attack on his person is merely to make him look good before the Presidency, after he fell out of favour at the Villa. The statement read; We read the statement credited to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai in which he accused Governor Samuel Ortom of using the insecurity in his state to attack the Federal Government in order to cover up what he termed as t...
2023: You Cannot Get the Presidency of Nigeria by Threats or by Shouting Victim Hood- Gov El-Rufai tells Southeast
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2023: You Cannot Get the Presidency of Nigeria by Threats or by Shouting Victim Hood- Gov El-Rufai tells Southeast

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has advised the Southeast to actively engage people from other parts of Nigeria if it has a serious desire to produce the next president of the country. The governor said this when he spoke during a webinar organized by the Africa Leadership Group with the theme ‘Developing a Viable Nation 2’. According to El Rufai, the presidency would not come to the Southeast region through threats to pull out of Nigeria or playing the victim card. “I don’t think anyone has stopped the South-East from going for the Presidency. But you see, you cannot get the Presidency of Nigeria by threats or by shouting victim hood. This is a political process and you have to engage other parts of Nigeria to convince them to support you. That is what everyone does....
Father Mbaka Admits Discussing Contract with Buhari, says it was a ‘contract of Securing the Country’
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Father Mbaka Admits Discussing Contract with Buhari, says it was a ‘contract of Securing the Country’

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has admitted discussing contract with the Buhari-led administration after being called out by the presidency for reportedly being livid after being asked to go through the due process. Addressing congregants in Enugu on Sunday May 2, Mbaka said he met Buhari for a “contract of securing the country” during his first administration. He said;  “When they talked about giving Father Mbaka contracts, I don’t want to talk about that, I was laughing. It is a laughable, childish accusation. Whoever is saying that is a shame to himself and shame to the people he is representing. The three men he talked about, I am not here to defend anybody’s stupid allegation, but God used that man to tell the world that Buhari’s government is not giving me money. “Shehu, may God ...
Buhari: Goodluck Jonathan’s media office reports Fr Mbaka to Pope Francis
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Buhari: Goodluck Jonathan’s media office reports Fr Mbaka to Pope Francis

Reno Omokri, on behalf of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s media office, has written Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, reporting Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka to leadership of the church. Recall that Rev. Mbaka had last week asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign forthwith or be impeached by the House of representatives. In response, the Presidency, through Garba Shehu, a senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, accused the revered priest of making the call now because he was refused a contract by Buhari. The clergyman is yet to directly respond to the allegations made by the President’s spokesman. But some of his associates have challenged Garba Shehu to reply to the priest’s comments on Buhari and the insecurity in Nigeria. According to them, the alle...
We Are Determined To End Criminality, Violence In Nigeria – Babagana Monguno
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We Are Determined To End Criminality, Violence In Nigeria – Babagana Monguno

Apparently alarmed by the atrocities unleashed on the nation and its citizens by criminals, the Presidency on Friday vowed to do all within its powers to end the cycle of violence and restore peace and stability nationwide. This assurance came at the end of a crucial enlarged security meeting called at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Friday in the wake of rising security challenges in the land, which have threatened national unity and peace. Although the Presidency adjourned the meeting till Tuesday next week to take further briefings from concerned security heads and agencies, the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno, said in a terse statement made available to Vanguard that Nigerian security agencies were set to put a...
Buhari’s Refusal to Give Mbaka Contracts as Compensation for Supporting him has been Eating him up – Presidency
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Buhari’s Refusal to Give Mbaka Contracts as Compensation for Supporting him has been Eating him up – Presidency

The Presidency has finally reacted to the Father Ejike Mbaka's call for President Buhari's impeachment or resignation over the widespread insecurity experienced in the country. Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu in a statement released on behalf of the presidency on Friday April 30, said an outsider would be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka made a complete U-Turn asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached. According to Shehu, Buhari's refusal to give Mbaka contracts as compensation for supporting him has been eating him up. The statement read; 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 comple...
Benue Killings: Governor Ortom sees the problem of others and not his – Presidency
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Benue Killings: Governor Ortom sees the problem of others and not his – Presidency

The Presidency has fired back at Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State after he called out President Buhari over the killing of some people in an IDP camp in the state on April 27. Governor Ortom who angrily reacted to the killing, accused President Buhari of "just working for Fulanis to take over the whole country." The Governor also lamented that no fewer than 70 people have been killed in the last two weeks in three local governments in the Benue State. He said at that time; “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 known this...
Buhari’s Government Now Employer, Defender Of Terrorists, Bandits – Fayose
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Buhari’s Government Now Employer, Defender Of Terrorists, Bandits – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has described as appalling, the present situation of Nigeria, where the Presidency has become the employer and defender of Boko Haram terrorists and armed bandits. The former governor, who also called on Nigerians to restrict their movements to avoid falling victims of terrorists, who have taken over the entire country, expressed concern that nowhere is safe in the country. Fayose said in a statement on Sunday, by his Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, that the issue of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has further exposed the government’s hypocrisy and complicity, adding that “it is saddening and worrisome that spokesmen of the president were the ones going from one media house to another to defend someone who openl...
Pantami: Presidency’s Statement Confirms Sympathy For Terrorism – PDP
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Pantami: Presidency’s Statement Confirms Sympathy For Terrorism – PDP

April 23, 2021 Press Statement The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the statement by the Buhari Presidency, in which it shows a desperation to provide official cover to a terrorism apologist further confirms public and international apprehensions that the Buhari administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are patronizing acts of terrorism in our country. Nigerians were traumatized that the Presidency could mount a hopeless defence and justification for the actions of the exposed Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, who had already confessed to supporting terrorist groups like al-Qaida and Taliban. It is instructive to note that this anti-people stance has heightened public anxiety that the Buhari Presidency is a haven for traitors who ...
Presidency’s Statement On Campaign Against Communications Minister, Isa Pantami
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Presidency’s Statement On Campaign Against Communications Minister, Isa Pantami

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENCY ON RECENT CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL ECONOMY Today, there is an unfortunate fashion in public discourse that makes leaders in politics, religion, and civil society liable in the present for every statement they have ever made in the past – no matter how long ago, and even after they have later rejected them. This insidious phenomenon seeks to cancel the careers of others on the basis of a thing they have said, regardless of when they said it. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami is, currently, subject to a “cancel campaign” instigated by those who seek his removal. They do not really care what he may or may not have said some 20 years ago: that is merely the instrument they a...
Biafra: “Publish Names Of Those That Asked For Money” – IPOB Tells FG
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Biafra: “Publish Names Of Those That Asked For Money” – IPOB Tells FG

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the allegation by the Presidency that the renewed agitation for self determination in the South East was because the federal government had refused to share money to those behind the agitation. Recall the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Wednesday, April 21, shrugged off threats of Nigeria’s balkanisation by advocates of Biafra and Oduduwa Republics, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be bullied into giving in to their demands. “President Buhari will pay no one. He is not going to pay and now it is clear that having ignored all of that, reasonable opinions are coming from those states and from those regions,” Garba Shehu disclosed. Reacting, the IPOB’s m...
‘You Can’t Intimidate Or Bully Buhari’ – Garba Shehu (Video)
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‘You Can’t Intimidate Or Bully Buhari’ – Garba Shehu (Video)

The Presidency on Tuesday criticised calls for secession noting that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be bullied. Addressing journalists during a media parley at the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja, presidential spokesman Mr Garba Shehu said those advocating for secession are the problem of the country. He said that although the Federal Government is working to address challenges being faced in the country, those calling for secession and national conference are unelectable people who do not care for the nation’s democracy. “One thing with this president is, you can’t intimidate Buhari, you can’t bully him,” he said. “A lot of these people who are calling for secession, they are the problem of this country. And I am happy that reasonable opinions, voi...
No Official Update As Buhari Remains In UK After Two Weeks
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No Official Update As Buhari Remains In UK After Two Weeks

The presidency has remained mum over the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from London, the United Kingdom where he is currently undergoing a medical check-up. Recall that on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, exactly two weeks ago, the president departed Nigeria for London where he was expected to receive medical attention from his physician. Prior to his departure, a statement from the Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, stated that Buhari was expected to return to the country within the second week of April. According to Garba Shehu, the president “is due back in the country during the second week of April 2021.” Meanwhile, the second week ends today, April 15 without an update from the presidency regarding the president’s return. Recall that the president’s trip to the U...

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