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My government is doing its best on infrastructure development – Buhari tells Queen of The Netherlands, Maxima Zorreguietav
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My government is doing its best on infrastructure development – Buhari tells Queen of The Netherlands, Maxima Zorreguietav

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration is doing its best to prioritize the provision of infrastructure and development. He said this on Wednesday, September 22, during a bilateral meeting at the margins of the United Nations General Assembly holding in New York, USA, with Her Majesty, Maxima Zorreguieta, Queen of The Netherlands. President Buhari, at the meeting, told Queen Maxima that Nigeria is well aware of her limitations, and thus prioritized the building of infrastructure. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina quoted Buhari to have said that, "Without infrastructure, development would be limited, so we put emphasis on building roads, rail, and power. We have a comprehensive plan, and we are doing...
Reps to probe alleged exclusion of Rivers State from loan projects
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Reps to probe alleged exclusion of Rivers State from loan projects

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged exclusion of Rivers State from the states to benefit from the world bank loans. It would be recalled that governor Nysom Wike had alleged that the federal government singled out his state from those eligible to benefit from the loans. The governor also alleged that only River State was excluded from the list of states initially pencilled to benefit. During Wednesday’s plenary, Solomon Bob from Rivers State moved a motion calling for an investigation into the allegation. It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded a loan request to the National Assembly for approval of $4 billion and €710 million external loans. While moving the motion, Bob said the “alleged exclusion is capable of being i...
Only Buni knows why Fani-Kayode was allowed into APC – El-Rufai
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Only Buni knows why Fani-Kayode was allowed into APC – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has stated his position on the defection of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode to the All Progressives Congress, APC. El-Rufai said only APC leaders who brought Fani-Kayode back into the party could explain why they allowed him. He stated his position while responding to journalists who asked for his response on Fani-Kayode’s defection at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday. According to El-Rufai: “I don’t comment on the decisions and actions of the leaders of the party. They have the job of running the party and they have to make the judgment on who to bring into the party. “And you know politics is a game of addition. So you want to add and add. And they have taken that decision. But I don’t comment on that because ...
“My major life goal is to be in peace and leave the world peacefully” – Buhari’s daughter, Noor says being a President’s child is testing
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“My major life goal is to be in peace and leave the world peacefully” – Buhari’s daughter, Noor says being a President’s child is testing

President Muhammadu Buhari's last daughter, Noor, has revealed that her major life goal is peace. Noor, who is Aisha Buhari's youngest child, disclosed this during a question and answer session with her followers on Instagram today, Sunday, September 19 When one of her followers asked what her major life goal is, she replied: "To be in peace and leave the world peacefully" She further said that life being a President's child is "very testing" Recall that a Maiduguri-based father of 12 with two wives, Bukar Dan Bukar, had proposed marriage to Noor after her brother's wedding.
Buhari to leave Nigeria for US on Sunday
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Buhari to leave Nigeria for US on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for New York, United States, on Sunday, to take part in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). This was contained in a statement issued by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. Adesina noted that the session opened on Tuesday, September 14. The statement said that the theme for this year’s UNGA is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalize the United Nations.” Buhari will address the Assembly during the General Debates on Friday, September 24. He is expected to speak on the theme of the conference and other global issues. It said, “In the course of the Assemb...
‘Tinubu to return soon’ – K1 De Ultimate, Isolo LG chair visit APC leader in London
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‘Tinubu to return soon’ – K1 De Ultimate, Isolo LG chair visit APC leader in London

The Chairman of Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Adebayo Olasoju says All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Tinubu will return to Nigeria shortly. Olasoju gave the hint Friday evening after visiting the former Lagos Governor in London. The LG chair and Fuji legend, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (K1 De-Ultimate) met Tinubu. Olasoju assured that the renowned politician is in a sound condition of health, adding that he will be back any moment from now. “Our leader is hale and hearty and we can expect him back in the country soon”, he said. Reportedly interested in running for the 2023 presidency, Tinubu has been in the United Kingdom since July recuperating after a surgery. The Jagaban of Borgu has received President Muhammadu Buhari and other prominent p...
We backed out of dialogue with bandits because they deceived us – Governor Matawalle
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We backed out of dialogue with bandits because they deceived us – Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has said that Zamfara state backed out of dialogue with bandits because they deceived his government. Answering questions from state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, held at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday September 16, Matawalle said the state now enjoys relative peace. According to the Governor, they opted to fight bandits to a logical conclusion after realizing that the bandits had deceived them. He said; “They have deceived us. Some of them did not follow what we agreed with them. We thought it was something we could continue with them, but we later realised that they had deceived us. So, we had to back out of it and decide to fight them to a logical conclusion. “As you know, we ...
Fani-Kayode’s defection: I will never return to my vomit due to hunger – Reno Omokri
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Fani-Kayode’s defection: I will never return to my vomit due to hunger – Reno Omokri

A socio-political activist and a major critic of President Muhammadu Buhari administration, Reno Omokri, has said he would never go back to his vomit by joining political party he hitherto condemned. The former presidential aide stated this in a post on his verified Facebook page few hours after the former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode officially dumped the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. DAILY POST had reported that Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Caretaker Committee on Thursday, presented Fani-Kayode to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Omokri blamed some political activities in the country on poverty and lack of business mentality, stressing that those who are financially buoyant w...
Buhari’s visit to Imo not for 2023 elections – Uzodinma
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Buhari’s visit to Imo not for 2023 elections – Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state has nothing to do with the 2023 elections. Uzodinma said Buhari was simply on a working visit. The governor, who stated this while appearing on Channels Television, said Buhari commissioned projects while in the state. “Our people came out to receive the president who visited Imo State in solidarity with the governor of Imo State. It has nothing to do with the 2023 election or politics. “We only received the president who came on a working visit, commissioned projects and had an interaction with us,” Uzodinma said. Recall that Buhari was on a one-day working visit to Imo State on Thursday. While in the state, the president had promised to help Uzodinma fight insecurity. Buhari ...
Biafra: Why Igbos should not leave Nigeria – Buhari
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Biafra: Why Igbos should not leave Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has highlighted why people of the Southeast should not leave Nigeria. Buhari said Igbos are fundamental to Nigeria’s growth and economy. Speaking in Owerri, Imo State on Thursday, Buhari said it would be “unthinkable” for Igbos to leave Nigeria. A statement by the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, disclosed that Buhari made the remark during a Town Hall meeting with Igbo leaders. According to Buhari: “The fundamental thing about the Igbo people is that there is no town you will visit in Nigeria without seeing the Igbos being in charge of either infrastructure or pharmaceutical industry. “Therefore, it is unthinkable for me that any Igbo man would consider himself not to be a part of Nigeria. “The evidence is there for everyone to see that Igb...
Imo visit: Ohanaeze Ndigbo speaks to Buhari on detained Igbo youths
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Imo visit: Ohanaeze Ndigbo speaks to Buhari on detained Igbo youths

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that Igbo youths being held in various detention facilities across the country by security agents are freed. Prof. George Obiozor, the President of Ohanaeze, made the call on Thursday while welcoming President Buhari to Owerri, the Imo State capital. He claimed the Igbo people are not separatists, stressing that they would continue to be part of Nigeria as long as there is justice in the country. He said, “Your Excellency, the most urgent and imperative need of Ndigbo today is security. The security of Ndigbo in Nigeria and beyond has become a compelling primary responsibility of serious concern for Ndigbo. “Regrettably our South East Zone has recently become a theatre of conflict, negating the peace-...
I’ll use my powers to help Uzodinma fight insecurity in Imo – Buhari
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I’ll use my powers to help Uzodinma fight insecurity in Imo – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to help the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma fight insecurity. Buhari said he would use his constitutional powers to assist Uzodinma in fighting insecurity in the state. He spoke during the commissioning of Egbeada-Onitsha bypass road in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The president also pledged to help Uzodinma deal with infrastructural deficits of the state. According to Buhari: “I have gone round and I am impressed with what I saw. A society without security and infrastructure will not progress and luckily this is where my vision has tallied with the governor of Imo State. I will use my power as enshrined by the constitution to make the governor achieve more.” Buhari had earlier arrived in Imo State amid tight security.
Buhari’s Imo visit: Shehu Sani reacts as residents obey IPOB, desert roads, banks
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Buhari’s Imo visit: Shehu Sani reacts as residents obey IPOB, desert roads, banks

Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, has reacted as Imo residents failed to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari. Sani lamented that people of the state denied Buhari a colourful reception upon arrival. In a series of tweets, the former lawmaker wrote: “Sweetheart in the Heartland; He came with colourful Isiagu, you denied him colourful reception. “Buhari in the Heartland of Ndigbo; my friend Mallam Hopullah Uzodinmawy is happy.” Buhari had arrived in Imo State earlier on Thursday to commission some projects. Following his arrival, streets, banks and schools were deserted by residents of the state. This is in line with the order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. IPOB had ordered residents of Imo State to sit-at-home in protest of Buhari’s visit. The pro-...
Herdsmen/farmers clashes: Involve only states interested in grazing reserves – Shehu Sani tells FG
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Herdsmen/farmers clashes: Involve only states interested in grazing reserves – Shehu Sani tells FG

Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, on Tuesday, said the atrocities committed by bandits and armed herdsmen will rubbish any thought of reviving grazing routes in Nigeria. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had in July approved the recommendations of a committee to review “with dispatch,” 368 grazing sites, across 25 states in the country, “to determine the levels of encroachment.” The move, according to a statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, was to curb the bloody clashes between herders and farmers across the country. However, Senator Sani, who wrote on his verified Facebook wall on Tuesday, added that, the federal government should only involve states interested in such projects. He wrote; “The atrocities ...
Insecurity: Buhari meets security chiefs, ministers
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Insecurity: Buhari meets security chiefs, ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with security chiefs over rising insecurity in the country. Buhari met with the security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The attendees at the meeting briefed the President on the current security situation across the country as well as proffer solutions. Disclosing the meeting via his Facebook page, Buhari’s spokesman Femi Adesina wrote: “President Buhari receives Security Briefing in State House on September 7, 2021.” Those present at the meeting included the Chief of Defence Staff, service chiefs, the Inspector General of Police and other heads of security agencies. Also present were the Ministers of Defence, Bashir Magashi; Justice, Abubakar Malami; Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi; Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and Foreign A...
Repentant insurgents that have blood on their hands should be prosecuted – Ndume
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Repentant insurgents that have blood on their hands should be prosecuted – Ndume

Amid the controversy trailing the rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant Boko Haram insurgents into the society, Senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume has said repentant terrorists who have blood on their hands should be investigated and prosecuted. Ndume said this after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja on Saturday September 4. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army stressed that the former insurgents cannot be let off the hook just because they have surrendered. According to Ndume, a person who surrendered has an advantage and cannot just be summarily convicted. The senator said such people will be given the right to go to court and declare their innocence or otherwise. He said; “My stance on this has not changed, only that maybe peop...
Why Nigeria cannot break up – Alhaji Sule Lamido
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Why Nigeria cannot break up – Alhaji Sule Lamido

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido has said that Nigeria cannot break up because the elites are united in preserving their advantages over the masses irrespective of any difference. Addressing a youth gathering who converged in their hundreds, calling on him to vie for the 2023 presidency on the occasion of his 73rd birthday, the former governor noted that Nigeria is too weak to breSocial Infrastructure pak. He asked, “Who will break it? The ordinary person in Jigawa or the ordinary person in Sokoto or the ordinary person in Bayelsa? Is it the Igbo vulcanizer or the Yoruba woman selling kerosene by the roadside or the Okada man in Delta? “They don’t have the capacity to unite because they are burdened by poverty. We have taken away from them their dignity, thei...
Lawmakers who support legalisation of cannabis in Nigeria dare not return to their constituencies – Marwa
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Lawmakers who support legalisation of cannabis in Nigeria dare not return to their constituencies – Marwa

The chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Marwa, has said National Assembly lawmakers who vote to support the legalisation of cannabis in the country, cannot dare return to their constituencies. The lower chamber began moves to legalise cannabis in May 2021, in a bid to take advantage of its economic benefits. However, speaking on Friday after a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Marwa said cannabis has destroyed a lot of lives. He said: “Cannabis is harmful to our health; it is a danger to society. We must never allow its legalisation. Nigeria has 10.6 million cannabis users; this is the highest in the world. Isn’t it sad? “We can never support legalisation and I don’t see how the national assembly would pass the act because I k...
Identifying grazing routes key to ending herder-farmer crisis – Governor Bagudu
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Identifying grazing routes key to ending herder-farmer crisis – Governor Bagudu

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has said that identifying grazing routes in the country, is key to ending herder-farmer crisis. Bagudu said this after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a review of 368 grazing sites across 25 states in the country, with an aim of determining the levels of encroachment. However in an interview on Channels Television, Bagudu said the President’s directive does not preclude the idea of ranching. He said; “The committee is to identify grazing routes and work with states and map them. It is not to recover grazing routes, it is to identify the scale of the problem. “Mr President is interested in an audit of grazing reserves. It is a voluntary and collaborative thing with the states. “People say we have spoken about ranching. Yes, but wha...
Presidency discloses real reasons Buhari sacked two Ministers
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Presidency discloses real reasons Buhari sacked two Ministers

The presidency has disclosed why President Muhammadu Buhari relieved two Ministers of their duties. Buhari had on Wednesday relieved Saleh Mamman, Minister of power, and Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Developments of their duties. However, Adesina said both Ministers were not sacked due to poor performance. Speaking on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily, Adesina said the ministers’ removal was to reinvigorate the Buhari administration. He explained that their removal was to consolidate on “legacy performance”. According to Adesina: “Matter of fact is that the president said he had reviewed the performance of the cabinet and needed to reinvigorate for the last run. He said he wanted to consolidate on legacy performance and projects. “He needed some ...
Nigerians’ll feel impact of my projects when I leave office in 2023 – Buhari
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Nigerians’ll feel impact of my projects when I leave office in 2023 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that Nigerians would feel the impact of his projects when he leaves office in 2023. Buhari disclosed this at the inauguration of the new board of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, at State House, Abuja. He said his administration is partnering with NSIA on some infrastructural projects across the country. Buhari also reiterated the commitment of his administration towards towards establishing long term projects that would create jobs for Nigerians. According to Buhari, “Accordingly, in the past four years, both the public and private sectors in Nigeria have partnered on strategic projects with the NSIA. “On the public sector partnership, we are working with the NSIA on strategic infrastructure projects such as the Seco...
Heads to roll over 6 trillion naira misappropriation in NDDC, Buhari vows
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Heads to roll over 6 trillion naira misappropriation in NDDC, Buhari vows

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that unscrupulous Nigerians involved in the misappropriation of six trillion naira pumped into the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC would be made to cough out the missing funds. Buhari who received the Forensic Audit Report carried out on the commission lamented that over 13.777 projects awarded by those at the helms of affairs were abandoned. The President received the report through the Attorney General of the Federation AGF and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. Buhari while receiving the report said no one indicted for shady deals in the NDDC would be spared no matter how highly placed. To demonstrate the federal government’s seriousness, the President ordered that the report be made available to the Federal Ministry ...
Don’t use sack of ministers to cover up your failures – PDP blasts Buhari
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Don’t use sack of ministers to cover up your failures – PDP blasts Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the sack of two ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari. PDP said Buhari should not use the sack of the ministers to cover his failures. DAILY POST reports that Buhari had sacked the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, and Minister of Power, Maman Saleh. Spokesman to the president, Femi Adesina, had made the announcement Wednesday. Reacting, PDP said it’s investigating the real reason behind the sack of the two ministers. A series of tweets by the former ruling party reads: “@OfficialPDPNig describes President @MBuhari resort to sacking the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Nanono and his Power counterpart, Saleh Mamman, as a ludicrous and infective attempt to cover for his failures in off...
Bad roads: ‘You’ve not been fair to Ogun’ – Gov Abiodun tackles Buhari govt
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Bad roads: ‘You’ve not been fair to Ogun’ – Gov Abiodun tackles Buhari govt

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has tackled the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, accusing it of not giving the state its fair share of road rehabilitation in the country. Abiodun stated this on Monday when he played host to Executive Chairman of the Federal Character Commission, Dr. Muheeba Dankaka, who was on a courtesy call with his team to the Oke-Mosan Governor’s office, Abeokuta. According to Abiodun, the Federal Government should operate the principle of Federal Character on road rehabilitations, saying Ogun deserves special attention in terms of road rehabilitation. He maintained that the Gateway State should be given better attention than it is currently getting from the Buhari government on its roads, especially because of its strategic location as t...
Probe AuGF, Aghughu over contradictions on alleged missing N4.973trn – HURIWA to EFCC
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Probe AuGF, Aghughu over contradictions on alleged missing N4.973trn – HURIWA to EFCC

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has asked the Auditor-General of the Federation, AuGF, Adolphus Aghughu, to avoid semantic gymnastics when he gives the nation a run-down of the audits of ministries and agencies. The rights group flayed Aghughu for recanting his findings on the consolidated financial statement of the Federal Government in 2019. It wondered how the AGF is denying that any cash was missing after he told the National Assembly on the 18th of August 2021 that unsubstantiated balances amounting to N4.973 trillion were observed by his office in the audit carried out on the consolidated financial statement of the Federal Government in 2019. HURIWA expressed shock that the President Muhammadu Buhari government which claims to be fighting corruption was ...
Banditry: Matawalle assures security agencies of total support
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Banditry: Matawalle assures security agencies of total support

Governor Bello Mohammed has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his immediate approval of sending rapid response troops to fight the resurgence of armed banditry in Zamfara State. The Governor made the commendation on Thursday while granting audience to the General Officer Commanding 8 Division, Nigerian Army, Sokoto and Commander Joint Task Force, North West Operation Hadarin Daji, Major General Uwem Bassey, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Gusau. The Governor expressed appreciation with the deployment of 100 special forces to Zamfara State by the president who were at the battlefield fighting the bandits in the forests, pointing out that the measure will end all forms of criminality in the state. He said this was indicative that the president is concer...
Sowore, other activists storm NBC office as commission summons Channel TV presenter
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Sowore, other activists storm NBC office as commission summons Channel TV presenter

Human rights activist Omoyele Sowore and some Nigerian broadcasters have stormed the headquarters of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Abuja over the query issued to Channels Television for interviewing Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State. The NBC has also summoned presenters of the TV station, Chamberlain Usoh and Kayode Okikiolu to its office in Abuja for questioning. The presenters who are the major anchors of the TV’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ breakfast programme were invited to the Abuja office of the agency on Thursday over some comments made against President Muhammadu Buhari by two guests during the programme on Tuesday. DAILY POST had reported that the regulatory body had queried the television station over an interview granted to Benue Governor Samuel Ortom Following...
Primate Ayodele accuses officials of Buhari’s govt of terrorism
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Primate Ayodele accuses officials of Buhari’s govt of terrorism

The Leader of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has accused some officials in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of being responsible for terrorism in Nigeria. Primate Ayodele said officials who are against the Buhari’s government from succeeding are behind terrorism in Nigeria. The clergyman claimed these officials are pretending because they are determined to put the government in bondage. In a statement by his Media Office, the clergyman also pointed out that the Department of State Services, DSS, operatives need to move closer to God, stressing that the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, was a shame on them. He also blamed the security state of the country on the obstinacy of the Service Chiefs to reverence God and s...
Grazing routes: Igbo youths warn lawamker backing open grazing
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Grazing routes: Igbo youths warn lawamker backing open grazing

The Igboayaka O. Igboayaka-led Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), a socio-cultural group, has warned members of State Houses of Assembly in Igbo land that are plotting and executing the plan of total open grazing law should drop the idea or face the wrath of angry Igbo youths from their various constituents. The warning comes on the heels of the recent directive by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government for the review of 368 grazing reserves in 25 states. OYC in a release sent to DAILY POST on Tuesday, called on state lawmakers from the southeast region to urgently pass the anti-open grazing bill into law in Igboland to save lives and property or be recalled. The Igbo organization also urged them to emulate their Rivers State counterparts that have acted on the request o...
Not all surrendered ‘insurgents’ are criminals – Gov Zulum claims
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Not all surrendered ‘insurgents’ are criminals – Gov Zulum claims

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has revealed that not all the insurgents who surrendered to Nigerian troops are criminals. The governor, while briefing the State House Correspondents shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, said over 2,600 surrendered insurgents are now in custody. According to him, many of those who recently surrendered are women and young children who were forced to join the terrorists and trained to wield AK-47 rifles. Governor Zulum said the surrendered person would be subjected to the existing laws of the country. He, however, explained that the insurgents would be taken care of, saying they “will not be left behind.” The governor disclosed that the surrendered insurgents would be trained for reintegration, stressing that...
US intel expert Matthew Page blasts America after meeting Nigeria’s Lai Mohammed
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US intel expert Matthew Page blasts America after meeting Nigeria’s Lai Mohammed

Matthew Page, the immediate past US intelligence expert on Nigeria has condemned the meeting between American officials and Information Minister, Lai Mohammed. Page blew hot on Saturday after a U.S. Mission in Nigeria post on Twitter. A photo of senior cabinet members with the President Muhammadu Buhari appointee accompanied it. “We’re pleased that Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed met with @ECA_AS Matthew Lussenhop & @ECAatState colleagues to discuss potential bilateral cultural heritage property collaboration and ongoing education and exchange programs”, the tweet reads. In his reaction, Page, an associate fellow at Chatham House, expressed disgust that the officials met Mohammed. He reminded America that the parley took place despite the Al...
Nigerians are most Miserable in Africa – Jerry Gana
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Nigerians are most Miserable in Africa – Jerry Gana

Former minister of information and former presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Jerry Gana has stated that Nigerians are the most miserable in Africa as nothing is working in the country. Speaking on Saturday August 21 at a retreat organised by the Kogi Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Renaissance Group in Abuja, Gana averred that majority of those suffering are youths. He said youths have become “jobless, frustrated and hopeless” as a result of the harsh economic policies of the current administration. Maintaining that nowhere is safe in the country including the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state, the former Minister claimed that PDP “is the only hope now for the Federal Republic of  Nigerian to return back to sanity”. He said; “...
2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition, dissenting voices
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2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition, dissenting voices

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of using security agencies, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to hound and harass PDP leaders in a renewed move to cow and weaken opposition formation ahead of the 2023 general elections. In a statement on Saturday by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, no amount of intimidation, harassment and use of anti-graft agencies can cow or make the PDP surrender or abdicate the mandate already given to it by Nigerians come 2023. The PDP said the APC is aware that it has been rejected by Nigerians having failed woefully and that there is no way it can win elections under any condition. He said...
Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning
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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure. Buhari had on Thursday, met with service chiefs and charged them to double their efforts, saying he did not want to leave office as a failure. In a statement on Friday, the PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described Buhari’s submission as medicine after death. 2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reappointed Ishaq Oloyede as Registrar/Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for a second term. Director, Press and Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, in a statement on Friday, said the appointment was based on the recommendation by the Ministe...
Buhari leaves Abuja for Bichi town for Yusuf’s wedding
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Buhari leaves Abuja for Bichi town for Yusuf’s wedding

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja today for the wedding of his only son Yusuf to Zahra Nasir Bayero, the daughter of Emir of Bichi. Aso Rock will be on shutdown for the wedding as the President yesterday despatched his Chief of staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and five ministers as his advance team. Security has been beefed up, with a special squad flown to Kano from Abuja on Wednesday. The event at Bichi central mosque, is also preceding the coronation. of the bride’s father, Nasir Ado Bayero as the Emir of Bichi. Buhari will not attend the event on Saturday, but his advance team will stay back for the event. Yusuf’s bride, Zahra is 20 years old. She is a final year student of Architecture in Buckingham university in the United Kingdom. She and Yusuf were sa...
Buhari approves review of 368 grazing reserves in 25 states
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Buhari approves review of 368 grazing reserves in 25 states

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved recommendations of a committee to review 368 grazing sites across 25 states in the country "to determine the levels of encroachment". The president’s directive followed his approval of the recommendations of a committee chaired by the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari. This comes months after southern governors banned open grazing in the entire region. According to a statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, the move by the president was to curb the bloody clashes between herders and farmers across the country. Adesina said in a statement: "The President’s directive followed his approval of the recommendations of a committee chaired by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibra...
Atiku Gives Restructuring Another Name, Says More Nigerians Becoming ‘Biafrans’ Under Buhari
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Atiku Gives Restructuring Another Name, Says More Nigerians Becoming ‘Biafrans’ Under Buhari

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Thursday regretted that the calls for the restructuring of Nigeria have not been heeded by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, neither have they respected constitutional provisions on federal character. He pointed out that even symbolic gestures that make ethnic groups feel a sense of belonging have been scorned by those at the helm of affairs, and the result is that “agitations that turned more groups into “Biafrans” have become even more strident and, in some cases, violent”. Naija News reports that Atiku, who spoke in Abuja during the public presentation of a book titled: “Remaking Nigeria: Sixty Years, Sixty Voices”, used “fixing” of Nigeria as another name for restructuring. “The fixing or restructuring will help in our ...
HURIWA gives Buhari 3 weeks ultimatum to set up Pilgrims Board for traditional worshipers
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HURIWA gives Buhari 3 weeks ultimatum to set up Pilgrims Board for traditional worshipers

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to set up a pilgrims commission board for the African Traditional Religion worshippers within three weeks or face litigation. The rights group wants the Federal Government to set up such a pilgrims commission for ATR, similar to the Institutions that care for the pilgrimages of Christians and Muslims at public expenses or else it will challenge the discrimination by the government of millions of practitioners of the respected African traditional religion in court. In a media statement by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA said it has already asked its legal unit to prepare to drag the Pres...
Buhari should be congratulated for signing the PIB act into law. It will address environmental hazards – Governor Hope Uzodinma
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Buhari should be congratulated for signing the PIB act into law. It will address environmental hazards – Governor Hope Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should be congratulated for signing the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law. Recall that the PIB act ignited controversy following the allocation of three per cent revenue to host communities in the Niger Delta, while a fund for the exploration of oil in frontier basins, mostly in northern states, received 30 per cent. However in an interview on Channels Television, Uzodinma said the law will help to regulate environmental hazards such as oil spillage. The Imo state Governor said;   “All the hazards that follow the production of oil, mostly environmental hazards, are as a result of the absence of regulatory environments. “These laws when put in place, will not only regulate...
Buhari Couldn’t eat Food after Muslim Travellers were Killed in Jos – Isa Pantami
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Buhari Couldn’t eat Food after Muslim Travellers were Killed in Jos – Isa Pantami

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has said that President Muhammadu Buhari could not eat food after learning that Muslim travellers were killed in Jos, Plateau state's capital. Daily Nigerian reported that the minister made the disclosure during a special visit to the Islamic cleric to convey the president’s condolences. Recall that it was reported that about 25 Muslim travellers were killed at Rukuba, Jos while returning from a religious assembly organised by Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi in Bauchi State. Pantami told the cleric that President Buhari was saddened by the killings such that he could not eat. He said; “The president had since directed that the perpetrators of the attack be fished out and prosecuted. “He spoke with top military brass on the is...
President Buhari’s assent to the PIB is a callous act – PANDEF slams Buhari
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President Buhari’s assent to the PIB is a callous act – PANDEF slams Buhari

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari signing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law. In a statement released by the group's national publicity secretary Ken Robinson on Monday August 16, PANDEF described the signing as a "callous act" and further alleged that it simply "speaks to the repugnant attitude of disregard, propelled by arrogance, disdain and contempt with which issues concerning the Niger Delta Region are treated, particularly, by the present Administration." The group stated that President Muhammadu Buhari went ahead to assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, despite the overwhelming outcry and condemnation that greeted its passage by the National Assembly, especially with regards to the "paltry" 3% provision for the Host Comm...
Buhari wishes Babangida ‘long, healthy life’ as he clocks 80
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Buhari wishes Babangida ‘long, healthy life’ as he clocks 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB, on his 80th birthday. Buhari wished IBB a “long and healthy life” as he clocked 80. The president’s remark was contained in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Monday. Buhari urged Babangida to recommit his efforts towards ensuring Nigeria attains its glory. “President Buhari notes that as former military commanders during the war, both retiring as generals, they have mutual interests, great hopes, and expectations in a strong and united Nigeria. “President Buhari expresses hope that privileged Nigerians like President Babangida and others like himself will recommit to ongoing efforts to help the nation to reach more glory, progress, and prosperity,” the ...
Buhari signs Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law
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Buhari signs Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2021 into law. This was announcened via a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Monday August 20. The ceremonial part of the new legislation will be done on Wednesday August 22 after President Buhari must have fulfilled the days of mandatory isolation. The statement read;  “Working from home in five days quarantine as required by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 after returning from London on Friday, August 13, the President assented to the Bill, Monday, August 16, in his determination to fulfill his constitutional duty. “The ceremonial part of the new legislation will be done on Wednesday, after the days of mandatory isolation wou...
COVID-19: President Buhari goes into isolation
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COVID-19: President Buhari goes into isolation

President Muhammadu Buhari has gone into self-isolation after he and some Nigerian officials came in contact with officials of Nigeria’s High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, some of who have tested positive for COVID-19. This came after the President and those who accompanied him on the 18-day trip to the United Kingdom were tested for COVID-19 after returning to the country. Presidential aide, Garba Shehu confirmed the development, saying it is in line with NCDC guidelines for international travel. Shehu said;   “Mr President and all of those on his delegation will be isolated in line with NCDC guidelines for international travel.” He also revealed that the President and all those who accompanied him on the trip did the mandatory PCR test on Friday August 13, and ...
‘These killings are barbaric and heinous’ – Musa calls Nigeria government to action after Jos killings
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‘These killings are barbaric and heinous’ – Musa calls Nigeria government to action after Jos killings

The Super Eagles captain expressed his sadness after the recently attack that led to the death of almost two dozen people Ahmed Musa has challenged the Nigeria government and security authorities to work to end the "barbaric" killings across the country. The Fatih Karagumruk star took to his social media account to share his grief on Sunday after 22 people were killed while several others were injured during a road trip on Saturday morning. Travellers were coming from a religious event in Bauchi - a North Eastern state in Nigeria - in a convoy of buses when they were attacked at Rukuba road, in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. Thirty-three victims have been rescued according to a police statement, but Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the killing as ...
Diplomat’s assault: ‘Nigerians being ridiculed under Buhari’ – PDP wants Indonesia sanctioned
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Diplomat’s assault: ‘Nigerians being ridiculed under Buhari’ – PDP wants Indonesia sanctioned

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the assault of a Nigerian diplomat in Indonesia. National Chairman, Uche Secondus said Nigerians are being humiliated abroad under President Muhammadu Buhari. He urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government to sanction Indonesia over the treatment of the officer. The opposition leader charged Nigeria to apply no constraints in responding to the situation. In a statement, Secondus said no citizen deserved such treatment, noting that a foreign official represents the home country. “These needless insults on Nigerians must stop. APC misrule has helped to aggravate this unfortunate development, we must protect our humanity in the comity of nations.” Secondus called for expulsion of the Indonesian ambassador in Nige...
My government’s response to Insecurity has been strong and robust – Buhari
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My government’s response to Insecurity has been strong and robust – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government's response to insecurity witnessed in the country has been “strong, determined and robust”. The President who was represented by Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi at the graduation of Course 29 participants of the National Defence College in Abuja on Friday August 13, commended the personnel of the Nigeria police, intelligence and security agencies as well as local vigilante and community groups for their efforts, adding that his government is making continuous efforts at consolidating the progress made in improving the enabling security environment for peace and development. Buhari said;   “Although the nation is still grappling with the challenges of terrorism, banditry, kidnapp...
Buhari’s visit to Tinubu: No president makes social visit when country is facing unrest – Reno
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Buhari’s visit to Tinubu: No president makes social visit when country is facing unrest – Reno

Reno Omokri, former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for visiting the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu in London. President Buhari who embarked on a medical trip to the United Kingdom two weeks ago, visited Tinubu in London on Thursday. The president’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad made this known via a post on his verified Facebook page on Thursday night. He wrote, “this evening in London, the United Kingdom, visited Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu”. Reacting, Reno, the socio-political activist said Buhari “is irresponsible”. He argued that no president of any country would embark on such visit when his nation is facing several challenges. on his verified Facebook page, Reno wrote “Is this what t...
Buhari returns to Nigeria today
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Buhari returns to Nigeria today

Barring any last minute change in plan, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to Nigeria Friday, August 12, 2021. The President would return to Nigeria by 5pm today, after about two weeks break to the United Kingdom. According to a police wireless message made available to DAILY POST, all Sector Commanders and Divisional Police Officers at the Federal Capital Territory command were directed to mobilise adequately inward Abuja. “Mr President will be arriving Abuja from his trip outside the country tomorrow (Friday), the 12/08/2021 by 1700hrs. “Compol (Commissioner of Police) directs all Sector Commanders and DPOs to deploy adequately inward Abuja. Time in position, 1530hrs,” the police message read in part. DAILY POST recalls that Buhari left Nigeria for the United...
Buhari visits Tinubu in London
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Buhari visits Tinubu in London

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday evening, visited a former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu in London. The All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader is recuperating in the United Kingdom. Buhari’s show of moral support confirms he’s in good terms with his ally contrary to speculations. On Wednesday, James Faleke, a member of the House of Representatives, visited Tinubu. A known protégé, Faleke, representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, is the Chairman, House Committee on Finance. Earlier on August 3, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu visited his political godfather. Tinubu, a.k.a. Jagaban is expected to return to Nigeria this month.

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