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Dambazau and four other top Northern leaders had their hands in recruitment of bandits into the country – OPC hits back at Former Minister of Interior
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Dambazau and four other top Northern leaders had their hands in recruitment of bandits into the country – OPC hits back at Former Minister of Interior

The O’odua Peoples Congress has lampooned former the Chief of Army Staff and immediate past Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdurahman Dambazau (retd) for likening them as well as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to Boko Haram. OPC in a statement released on Saturday April 10 by its Publicity Secretary Mr Yinka Oguntimehin, said the former Army chief is suffering from ''acute dementia and gradually losing touch with the realities of the moment.'' They also alleged that in 2014 just before the general election, Dambazau and four other top Northern leaders had their hands in the recruitment of bandits into the country. OPC also alleged that when Dambazzau eventually became the minister of Interior under President Muhammadu Buhari, "he requested and pleaded that the Federal ...
North Has Sunk Lower Under Buhari, NEF, ACF, CNG, Others Lament
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North Has Sunk Lower Under Buhari, NEF, ACF, CNG, Others Lament

Seventeen famous Northern groups, including the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) have lamented the region is worse off under President Muhammadu Buhari. This was one of the major outcomes after a two-day Northern People’s Summit in Kaduna. The groups, in a communiqué read by Professor Doknan Sheni, said: “The North invites the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari, Northern Governors and legislators to the fact that under their watch the North has sunk lower in all indices of human existence.” They lamented the region has been overtaken by insurgents, bandits and poor governance, urging political actors to change the narratives. The group added: “Delegates at the summit commit to continuously engage in searc...
UI, UNILAG, OAU, Others Get Governing Councils
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UI, UNILAG, OAU, Others Get Governing Councils

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution and reconstitution of the Governing Councils of the University of Ibadan, University of Port Harcourt, University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and Maritime University in Delta. This was contained in a statement by Mr Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education on Thursday. He noted the governing councils of the five universities would be inaugurated in Abuja by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu on April 19. The statement listed members of the new council of UI as Chief Odigie Oyegun, Chairman; Mr Masud Kazaure, Abba Yaro, Alhaji Abubakar Maikafi, and Mr Emeka Nwagbo as members. “For UNIPORT, the governing council members are Sen. Andrew Uchendu as Chairman while Mr Kolo U...
Buhari Absent As His Wife, Aisha Launches Book In Aso Rock
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Buhari Absent As His Wife, Aisha Launches Book In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is not among the dignitaries at the Conference Centre of the State House, Abuja, venue of the book launch of Aisha, his wife. The book, “Aisha Buhari, Being Different”, was authored by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr. Hajo Sani. Buhari, who is currently in London for a medical check-up, is being represented by Prof Ibrahim Gambari, his Chief of Staff. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; his wife, Dolapo, are among the dignitaries in attendance.  
“I Am In London Taking A Short Rest” – Buhari
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“I Am In London Taking A Short Rest” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is taking a short rest in London, United Kingdom. This is contained in his letter on Thursday to King Abdullah ll Bin Al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, following the resolution of a recent rift in the royal family. Buhari said he felt much disturbed when he heard reports of the problem but felt reassured when he learnt that everything had been resolved amicably. “While here in London taking a short rest, I was profoundly disturbed to read from international news agencies of attempts to destabilise the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.” Buhari stated that the King’s exemplary leadership since ascending the throne has attracted worldwide admiration. The President observed relations between Nigeria and Jordan have been excell...
Ex-IGP Adamu’s Removal: ‘They Didn’t Even Allow Him Return To Abuja’ – Reactions
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Ex-IGP Adamu’s Removal: ‘They Didn’t Even Allow Him Return To Abuja’ – Reactions

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their views about the termination of the appointment of Mohammed Adamu as Inspector General of Police. President Muhammadu Buhari replaced Adamu with Usman Alkali Baba on Tuesday afternoon. Adamu was inspecting the havoc wreaked on the headquarters of the Imo State Police Command when the news of the termination of his appointment broke. In February, his appointment had been extended by three months but he had only spent two months and three days of that period when he was relieved of duty. Below are some Twitter reactions: Senator Shehu Sani @ShehuSani Goodbye Adamu, rest well and regain your lost weight Babatunde Olatunji @Babatun09050838 Abi now . Very funny country , on assignment and removed from there. My country Ni...
President Buhari’s Official Driver Sa’idu Afaka dies
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President Buhari’s Official Driver Sa’idu Afaka dies

The official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, Master Warrant Officer Sa’idu Afaka, is dead. Late Afaka died at the State House Clinic, Abuja on Tuesday, April 6, after a prolonged illness. A statement released by presidential aide, Garba Shehu, states that President Buhari extends his heartfelt condolences to the family of late Afaka. The president also commiserated with the Government and people of Kaduna State and described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility. The President recalled that in 2016 the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises f...
Buhari’s Supporters Storm Abuja House In London
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Buhari’s Supporters Storm Abuja House In London

Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari are currently at the Nigerian Diplomatic Mission in London. Popularly known as Abuja House, the protesters stormed the residence with placards which have inscriptions such as “This Storm Will Surely Pass”, “God Loves Nigeria”, “We Are Stronger Together”, among others. Anti-Buhari supporters led by Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, have been protesting in front of the house for some days. They had asked the president, whom they accused of wasting taxpayers money, to return to Nigeria immediately. Buhari is currently on a medical vacation in the UK. He left the country on the eve of a nationwide strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors.
Buhari Condemns Terrorist Attack In Imo, Tells Security Agencies What To Do
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Buhari Condemns Terrorist Attack In Imo, Tells Security Agencies What To Do

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the deadly insurgent attack that took place on the Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday, calling it an act of terrorism. In his reaction to the incident early on Monday, President Buhari praised the initial response by security guards and security forces for preventing greater loss of life and the destruction of public property. The President directed security and intelligence agencies in the state and the geo-political zone to fully mobilize and go after the terrorists, apprehend them and get them punished under the full weight of the law. He also called for the best efforts to be made to rearrest fleeing prison detainees, many of whom are believed to be deadly criminals. Presiden...
Buhari Cabal Organises Counter-Protest In London, To Pay £75 Per Participants
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Buhari Cabal Organises Counter-Protest In London, To Pay £75 Per Participants

The Presidency cabal, working with groups in the United Kingdom has planned to organise a counter-protest which will hold on Wednesday in support of President Muhammadu Buhari. SaharaReporters learnt that each participant will be “paid heavily.” It was learnt that every participant in the pro-Buhari rally will be paid £75 (about N40, 000) each – a protest which is being sponsored to quell the voices of Nigerians demanding that Buhari return home to attend to ballooning security and health crises in the country. “The Federal Government is organising a pro-Buhari rally in London for Wednesday. Those to take part will be paid heavily,” a source said. “I received a call from a close few nights ago, asking me to help get people that can attend a pro-Buhari rally because I have a...
Those Who Attacked Ebonyi Communities, Soludo Won’t Be Spared – Buhari
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Those Who Attacked Ebonyi Communities, Soludo Won’t Be Spared – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the Monday night attack on three communities in Íshíelu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The President directed law enforcement agencies to fish out the attackers and make them face justice. The affected communities are Egedegede, Obegu and Amuzu communities. The Nigerian leader stressed that the perpetrators of the “heinous attacks” must not be spared. Buhari extended his sympathies to families and friends who have lost loved ones and to the communities. He also sympathized with the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council, Professor Chukwuma Soludo. Soludo, a governorship aspirant in Anambra, was attacked during a town hall meeting in Aguata LGA. Three pol...
Buhari Mourns Yinka Odumakin
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Buhari Mourns Yinka Odumakin

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family, friends and acquaintances of Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere. Odumakin was also spokesman to the then Gen Buhari in 2011, when he ran for President on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), now defunct. The President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja, Saturday, recalled Odumakin as dutiful, and a person of conviction, expressing sorrow at his demise, when he had a lot more to contribute to society and the nation at large. President Buhari prayed God to grant repose to the soul of the departed activist, and comfort all those who mourn him.
Marwa Wants Drug Test For Buhari, Tinubu, Osinbajo, Other Politicians
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Marwa Wants Drug Test For Buhari, Tinubu, Osinbajo, Other Politicians

Chief Executive Officer, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has said he is currently pushing for drug test on all politicians. Nigerian politicians include President Muhammadu Buhari, National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, all state governors and several others He added that workers and students should also undergo drug test. Marwa stated that the reason he is pushing to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students was to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence. He stated this in his remarks while signing a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with a firm, Primly Services Li...
Buhari Asks Security Forces To ‘Make Insecurity Part Of Nigeria’s History’
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Buhari Asks Security Forces To ‘Make Insecurity Part Of Nigeria’s History’

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to make insecurity part of Nigeria’s history, trusting in the country’s newly appointed service chiefs to make that happen. “I am convinced that the new resolve within the security personnel to make sure that insecurity in the country becomes part of our history will come to pass,” said Mr Buhari in his Easter message to Christians. The statement was issued by Femi Adesina, the president’s media aide. The clumsy phrasing of Mr Buhari’s statement suggests that insecurity will be part of the country’s history rather than saying insecurity will be history. Mr Buhari is no stranger to gaffes. He had once referred to Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, as “President Michelle” of “West Germany.” Mr Tinubu said the 50 million was a sli...
Nobody Takes Buhari Seriously, Not Even The Service Chiefs – Abaribe
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Nobody Takes Buhari Seriously, Not Even The Service Chiefs – Abaribe

Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe said on Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the United Kingdom suggests that the APC Government does not stay true to its words. Senator Abaribe stated this while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today. Abaribe who noted that Buhari’s medical trip did not contravene the law, however, stated that the exercise breached a moral contract, one that was set by the president himself. https://youtu.be/xPEILDLgqvA SECURITY SITUATION? The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, slammed President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the nation’s insecurity, saying nobody takes Buhari seriously not even the service chiefs. Abaribe stated this on Wednesday during an interview on Channels T...
Why I Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine – Apostle Suleman
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Why I Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine – Apostle Suleman

General Overseer Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) International Apostle Johnson Suleman has revealed he has no plans of taking the COVID-19 vaccine. In the now viral video obtained by The Nation, he said he is not talking about any conspiracy theory, mark of the beast or mark of the antichrist but a “medical fault”. Suleman said he has been praying over it for days because it’s a delicate issue but God showed something is medically abnormal with the vaccine. He also advised Nigerians not to be deceived by President Muhammadu Buhari and Governors, who are taking the vaccines, wondering: “do you think it is the vaccines they are giving them they would give you?” He added: “There is a vaccine that’s going on that people are taking now, after you take the vaccine you are still to we...
Medical Experts Say Nigeria Loses Over ₦576 Billion Yearly To Medical Tourism
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Medical Experts Say Nigeria Loses Over ₦576 Billion Yearly To Medical Tourism

Almost two years after his last private trip to the United Kingdom (UK), President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, jetted out of the country on a medical trip to London for the sixth time since he was sworn into office in 2015. The president and some aides departed the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, for the London ‘routine’ medical check-up around 2:30 p.m. Those at the airport to bid the president farewell included the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammed Bello; Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu and other presidential aides. Before departing the Presidential Villa, Buhari had met behind closed doors with security chiefs, where he directed them “to fish out and crus...
Buhari Is Internet Savvy, He Can Work From Anywhere – Garba Shehu
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Buhari Is Internet Savvy, He Can Work From Anywhere – Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari can work from anywhere and attend to documents, as he is internet savvy. Shehu also berated critics over insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari embarked on an emergency medical trip to the UK, noting that there was no emergency and that it was routine medical checks. Speaking on ChannelsTV, ‘Politics Today’ on Tuesday, Garba said: “It is a medical trip, and there is absolutely no urgency or emergency. “The President is not in any sick condition. It’s a routine medical checkup. The President has done this with a set of doctors that he has known over many years even before he came into office in 2015 and has continued to do that without any disru...
President Buhari jets out to the UK for his routine medical checkup
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President Buhari jets out to the UK for his routine medical checkup

President Buhari will on Tuesday, March 30, leave Nigeria for the UK for his routine medical checkup. A statement released by presidential media aide, Femi Adesina, this night, March 29, says the President will be back in Nigeria in the second week of April. ''President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday March 30, 2021, for a routine medical check-up. The President meets with Security Chiefs first in the morning, after which he embarks on the journey. He is due back in the country during the second week of April, 2021.''the statement reads
Extend Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail Line To Chad, President Deby Tells Buhari
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Extend Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail Line To Chad, President Deby Tells Buhari

President Idris Deby of Chad on Saturday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri eastern corridor railway line to Chad to enhance trade between Nigeria and his country. President Buhari performed the groundbreaking of the $3 billion Port Harcourt-Maiduguri project earlier this month. Addressing correspondents at the presidential villa, Abuja at end of his one-day visit when he had bilateral talks with Buhari, the Chadian leader said such rail and road transportation link with Nigeria would enable goods to be moved to his landlocked country. If Buhari agrees to the request, it will be second of such project his administration will embark upon after the Kano-Maradi, Niger Republic rail line. Deby said he discussed a number of important iss...
Nigeria, A Nation Of Huge Gas Resources, Little Oil – Buhari
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Nigeria, A Nation Of Huge Gas Resources, Little Oil – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured of his administration’s poise to fully utilise Nigeria’s abundant gas resources to expand the economy and improve industrialisation. President Buhari spoke on Monday during his virtual participation at the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS), 2021 Pre-Summit Conference and the official launch of “The Decade of Gas in Nigeria”. Setting the tone for the development of the industry in the next ten years, President Buhari said given the country’s potential of about 600 trillion cubic feet of gas, the commodity has the enormous potential to diversify Nigeria’s economy. ‘‘The rising global demand for cleaner energy sources has offered Nigeria an opportunity to exploit gas resources for the good of the country. We intend to seize thi...
President Buhari Delivers Address At Bola Tinubu’s 12th Colloquium
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President Buhari Delivers Address At Bola Tinubu’s 12th Colloquium

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE WE'RE BETTER, STRONGER TOGETHER, SAYS PRESIDENT BUHARI TO NIGERIANS AT BOLA TINUBU'S 12TH COLLOQUIUM "Despite occasional inter-ethnic tensions in our national history, it seems to me that we have all agreed on one point that, notwithstanding our diversity of ethnicity, culture, language and religion, Nigerians are better together; even stronger together," says President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the 12th Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Colloquium held in Kano. The President, who participated virtually in the event to mark the 69th birthday of the former two-term Governor of Lagos State, commended the celebrant for always being an advocate of unity and cohesion in Nigeria. "This has been a constant factor in his outstanding political career, from the time he serv...
There Will Be No Nigeria If Igbo Is Denied Presidential Ticket In 2023 – Ohanaeze
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There Will Be No Nigeria If Igbo Is Denied Presidential Ticket In 2023 – Ohanaeze

The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural body, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has carpeted the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, over his comments that President Muhammadu Buhari is very passionate about Nigeria’s unity. Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC rather maintained that Buhari’s actions and inactions pose threat to the unity of Nigeria. The National President of OYC, Igboayaka. O Igboayaka, in a press release, described President Buhari as “a direct opposite of Nigeria’s unity”. Dismissing as false, a statement credited to Garba that “Buhari is so passionate about Nigeria’s unity”, Igboayaka alleged that “Shehu is on a pay job, and one of the aides that is endangering the unity of Nigeria through his sycophantic service to the president.” Accordin...
The economy remains weak with too much unemployment and resources left idle – Tinubu
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The economy remains weak with too much unemployment and resources left idle – Tinubu

Former Governor of Lagos state and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has stated that the Nigerian economy has remained weak with too much unemployment and resources left idle even after the exit from recession. Tinubu who delivered a speech as the chairman of the 2021 Sardauna Memorial Lecture held in honour of one of Nigeria’s founding fathers, the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, stressed the need to cut down on wasteful spending among government officials to ensure Nigerians benefit from the economy. He said;  “In the midst of our local challenges came the COVID-19 pandemic, with its debilitating impact on the global and domestic economies. Nigeria, like many other countries, has not been spared the impact of the pandemic. “Commendably, however, President Muham...
Atiku Was Part Of Nigeria’s Rot, He Lacks Right To Criticise Buhari – Adesina
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Atiku Was Part Of Nigeria’s Rot, He Lacks Right To Criticise Buhari – Adesina

The Presidency on Sunday said former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar was one of those responsible for Nigeria’s sorry state and as such lacks the moral right to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari over the state of affairs of the nation today. Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Sunday Politics, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity said Nigerians shouldn’t take Atiku serious as records of the misgovernance of his tenure with former President Olusegun Obasanjo for eight years are still in the public domain. He said “The former Vice-President was in power for eight years, now he is in opposition to the government. You can’t take whatever he says as the gospel. The question is, when former vice-president Atiku Abubakar was in power with former...
Tinubu Remains Influential In Nigeria – Buhari
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Tinubu Remains Influential In Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Bola Tinubu on his 69th birthday. Buhari hailed the former Governor of Lagos State, “whose acumen and influence according to him, continue to resonate around the country and beyond”. In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its members in celebrating Tinubu. The President recognized the “patriot and statesman” on the 12th colloquium, an intellectual gathering to commemorate his birthday. Buhari said the event had over the years turned into a veritable opportunity for discussing topical national issues, and harnessing ideas that will move the nation forward. On the theme, “Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: Imperative of National Cohesion for Growth and Prosper...
Chief Medical Director Replies Buhari on Why Nigerians Travel Abroad for Medical care
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Chief Medical Director Replies Buhari on Why Nigerians Travel Abroad for Medical care

Dr Mohammed Usman, the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Bida, on Sunday said that people seeking medical treatments outside the country were the bane of the successes of healthcare policies and operations in the country. Usman, who was the guest speaker at the annual general meeting of the Kutigi Old Students Association (KUOSA) and election, said this while presenting a paper on the theme “Medical Tourism, Matters Arising” in Minna. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had named the unfriendly attitude of health workers across Nigeria as a major reason why prominent Nigerians like himself seek medical care outside the country. However, contrary to the position of President Buhari, Usman said the failure of primary healthcare structures within sta...
Restoration Of Lake Chad Will Help Curb Illegal Migration – Buhari
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Restoration Of Lake Chad Will Help Curb Illegal Migration – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said the recharging of Lake Chad will help to reduce the irregular migration of youths striving to get into Europe through the Sahara Desert. He made the remark while hosting the President of Chad, Marshal Idris Deby Itno, at the State House in Abuja. According to the President, about 30 million people are adversely affected by a shrunken Lake Chad, which is now just about ten percent of its original size, a statement signed by spokesman Femi Adesina said. “It is imperative that there be water transfer to the Lake Chad from the Congo Basin, so that the people can resume their normal lives,” President Buhari said, as quoted in Adesina’s statement. He added that with inter-basin water transfer, farming, fishing, animal husbandry would re...
Biden Invites Buhari, 39 Other World Leaders For Climate Change Summit
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Biden Invites Buhari, 39 Other World Leaders For Climate Change Summit

U.S. President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari and 39 other world leaders to a virtual summit to galvanise efforts in tackling the climate crisis. The two-day summit is expected to mark America’s return to the frontlines of the fight against human-caused climate change, after former President Trump disengaged from the process. The White House said the summit is scheduled for April 22-23. It hopes that the meeting will help shape, speed up and deepen global efforts to cut climate-wrecking fossil fuel pollution. “The summit will also highlight examples of how enhanced climate ambition will create good-paying jobs, advance innovative technologies, and help vulnerable countries adapt to climate impacts,” the White House said in a statement Friday. The U.S. is a...
It’s Very Difficult To Sell A Bad Product – Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Mocks Garba Shehu On Live TV
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It’s Very Difficult To Sell A Bad Product – Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Mocks Garba Shehu On Live TV

Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has come down hard on Mallam Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari. When he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme on Friday, Baba-Ahmed said he sympathises with Shehu because “It is very difficult to sell a bad product”. Shehu, who was also a guest on the programme, had said some persons would fail in their bid to bring down the government of Buhari. While reacting to the secession moves of agitators such as Sunday Igboho and Asari Dokubo, Shehu said some “charlatans” were being sponsored to bully the president, thinking he will be forced into submission. Igboho had recently declared that the SouthWest is no longer a part of Nigeria and Dokubo also announced establishment of...
”You cannot bring down what is already down” – Aisha Yesufu replies Garba Shehu who said nobody can bring down Buhari’s govt
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”You cannot bring down what is already down” – Aisha Yesufu replies Garba Shehu who said nobody can bring down Buhari’s govt

Aisha Yesufu has replied the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who on Friday, March 26, said in an interview with Channels TV that nobody can bring down the Buhari-led administration because it is a democratically elected government. ''I want to assure Nigerians that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is addressing multiple challenges that are facing the country especially in dealing with security and yet we are still making progress in agriculture, economy, anti-corruption. It is sad for the country that opposition is exploiting some of these things. It is quite unfortunate and I want to assure that the president remains focused in preserving the security and unity of this country. We accept that dissent is allowed, ...
Buhari Didn’t Understand The Picture Ganduje Presented To Him – Kwankwaso
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Buhari Didn’t Understand The Picture Ganduje Presented To Him – Kwankwaso

Former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari did not understand the picture that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State presented to him at the presidential villa in Abuja. Earlier in the week, Buhari played host to Ganduje who showed him a prototype of the proposed Muhammadu Buhari three-level interchange in Kano. Speaking with BBC Hausa, Kwankwaso wondered why the governor acquired a “loan of N20 billion” for the project, which he said is the responsibility of the federal government. He accused Ganduje of not getting his priorities right, saying education and welfare of the people ought to be on the front burner. “Instead of Ganduje to go and see the president and ask him to do the bridge, because it is the responsibility of the federal go...
Buhari Meets With Abdulsalami Abubakar, Buba Marwa
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Buhari Meets With Abdulsalami Abubakar, Buba Marwa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar (retd) in State House. In a separate audience, he also met with Chairman of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Mohammed Buba Marwa. The purpose of the visits were not known as at press time.
Nobody Can Bring Down Buhari’s Government – Garba Shehu
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Nobody Can Bring Down Buhari’s Government – Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, has said no one can bring down the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. While reacting to the secession moves of agitators such as Sunday Igboho and Asari Dokubo, Shehu said some “charlatans” were being sponsored to bully President Muhammadu Buhari, thinking he will be forced into submission. Igboho had recently declared that the SouthWest is no longer a part of Nigeria. During his declaration, the self-acclaimed activist said the major resources of Nigeria were in the hands of Northerners, stressing that Yorubas were being killed and their lands taken over. Dokubo also announced establishment of Biafra Customary Government in which he incorporated some parts of the South East and Sout...
Lack Of Employment Major Contributor To Insecurity – Buhari
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Lack Of Employment Major Contributor To Insecurity – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has voiced concern that the lack of employment prospects and opportunities in most rural communities has remained a major contributor to insecurity. President Buhari spoke on Thursday while hosting a delegation of Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN). The President said that for decades, previous government policies had focused on urban development at the expense of rural inclusion. “In the last four years, we have worked hard to bridge some of these economic imbalances through our various agricultural and financial policies to attract employment opportunities to rural areas. “As we continue to expand our security operations to bring an end to these challenges, it is important to note that peace and prosperity can o...
President Buhari’s Son, Yusuf, Set To Marry Kano Princess, Zahra Bayero
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President Buhari’s Son, Yusuf, Set To Marry Kano Princess, Zahra Bayero

Yusuf Buhari, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari, is planning to marry the daughter of Emir of Bichi in Kano State, Nasir Bayero. Zahra Bayero is currently a bachelor’s student in the United Kingdom, studying architecture. Yusuf is a 2016 graduate of University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom. Credible sources told MCI that the wedding ceremony will take place “in the next two to three months”. “Preparations are on top gear for the grand event. As the tradition provides, the parents of the groom have met with the parents of the bride to express Yusuf’s interest in marrying Zahra,” the source said, pleading anonymity. The source added that the event would have taken place earlier but for the absence of the groom’s mother, Aisha Buhari, who recently returned fr...
Sa’idu Afaka, Buhari’s Driver Was Detained By DSS For Tricking The President – SR
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Sa’idu Afaka, Buhari’s Driver Was Detained By DSS For Tricking The President – SR

President Muhammadu Buhari's driver was recently detained by the Department of State Services after tricking his principal to sign a fraudulent document to make millions of naira, SaharaReporters has learnt. The driver in question was identified as Staff Sergeant Sa'idu Afaka. A source in the Presidency told SaharaReporters how the driver capitalised on Buhari dementia to perpetrate the fraud. Though the details of the deal are still sketchy, SaharaReporters learnt that the whole affair was hushed up by the Presidency, which did not want another scandal in the press. "The fraud was perpetrated some weeks ago but it was kind of hushed up so that it would not leak to the press," the source said. SaharaReporters further gathered that it is generally known in the President's circle a...
“You Are Too Slow” – Northern Elders Forum’s Spokespmam Tells Buhari
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“You Are Too Slow” – Northern Elders Forum’s Spokespmam Tells Buhari

Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is too slow. Speaking on Arise Television on Wednesday, Baba-Ahmed said if he had the opportunity of sitting with the president, he would tell the president to wake up to his responsibilities as the country is falling apart. He wondered why it is taking so long for the Buhari administration to tackle insecurity, adding that banditry and kidnapping were not major issues a few years ago. “If I have an opportunity to speak with the president, I will say: ‘Sir, please wake up and smell the coffee, this country is falling apart.” “It is in very serious danger, it is going down under your watch. You swore in 2015 and again in 2019 that you will protect citizens, the territ...
‘Miyetti Allah Planning To Eliminate Me’ – Ortom Cries To Buhari
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‘Miyetti Allah Planning To Eliminate Me’ – Ortom Cries To Buhari

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has accused the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, of planning to eliminate him. Ortom said the leadership of MACBAN targeted him and were planning to eliminate him. He spoke after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, on Tuesday. Governor Ortom disclosed that his lawyers would petition MACBAN’s leadership. “My lawyer is going to make a petition against the leadership of MACBAN because they came out to target me and behind the scene, they are planning to eliminate me in my own land. “If I can’t go to the farm as governor with entire security around me then who else can go to the farm? You can imagine the pains that we have here in Benue State,” Ortom stated. Gunmen suspected to be her...
Buhari Meets Ortom In Aso Rock
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Buhari Meets Ortom In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with Benue Governor Samuel Ortom in the State House, Abuja over the recent attempt on his life by gunmen. Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, Governor Ortom said he was pleased with President Buhari’s reaction to the development, adding they shared ideas on how to manage the crisis trailing the development.
Buhari To Chair 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium
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Buhari To Chair 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday 29 March, chair the 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium, an annual high-powered policy roundtable. The roundtable will mark the 69th birthday of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu. Other eminent personalities including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors, senators, ministers, political leaders, and federal lawmakers, among others, will grace the virtual summit. The details of the event showed that the 12th colloquium will focus on the theme: “Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: The Imperative Of National Cohesion For Growth And Prosperity.” The event is expected to kickstart by 12 noon. Bola Tinubu Colloquium The Tinubu Colloquium was conceived in 1999 by Tinubu’s close friends and associat...
Unfriendly attitudes of health workers is one of the reasons Nigerians seek medical treatment abroad ― Buhari
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Unfriendly attitudes of health workers is one of the reasons Nigerians seek medical treatment abroad ― Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday March 22, alleged that the unfriendly attitude of health workers in the country to patients is one of the reasons Nigerians seek medical treatment abroad. Speaking through the Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire at the official commissioning of an International Conference Centre and Telemedicine hall as well as six other projects at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, the President stressed the need for continuous training and retraining of health workers in order to deliver quality health care services to Nigerians. Buhari said; "We still get all too often for comfort, disconcerting reports of not friendly attitudes of staff to patients, reports of unhygienic and housekeeping standards that leaves something to be desired even in the pr...
Attack on Governor Ortom Should not be Politicized – Buhari
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Attack on Governor Ortom Should not be Politicized – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the attack launched against Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday March 20. Buhari who described the attack as unacceptable, however warned that the incident should not be politicised. He also called for an open and transparent investigation in which whoever is linked to the attack, should be caught and be made to face the law. The statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu read; “In expressing his sympathies, and that of the government of the federation to Governor Ortom and all Benue indigenes, President Buhari said the unfortunate incident must not be politicized, reiterating that an attack on one Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians. "The President directed the Police to undertake a thorough investigation into the incident...
Buhari’s Nephew, Fatuhu Muhammed Shows Off His New Abuja Mansion
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Buhari’s Nephew, Fatuhu Muhammed Shows Off His New Abuja Mansion

A nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari and member of the House of Representatives, Fatuhu Muhammed, has showed off a new house he built in Abuja. Mr Muhammed, who represents Daura/Maiadua/Sandamu Federal Constituency on the platform of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, said he build the house “within four years” The lawmaker shared a stunning angular view of the massive house in a Facebook post, asking friends to join him in prayer for attaining the feat. “Alhamdulillah I’ve completed building my house in Gwarinpa (Abuja) which took me about four years but once again Alhamdulillah and I need your prayers. “The date for moving in will be notified soon InshaAllah,” he posted. Shortly afterward, the lawmaker deleted the post. In September last year, Mr Fatuhu th...
774,000 Jobs: Buhari Orders The Release Of Funds For The Payment Of Stipends
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774,000 Jobs: Buhari Orders The Release Of Funds For The Payment Of Stipends

President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously directed a release of the funds for the payment of stipends to the 774,000 participants of the SPW programme. I have consequently directed the NDE to begin processing the payments and participants should begin to receive payments soon. In order to eliminate fraud and/or double payments, I have also directed that every payment to participants should be made using the BVN of their accounts so we can have an audit trail of every single payment. Those who registered with different names shouldn’t expect payments Festus Keyamo, SAN, Hon. Minister of State, Labour & Employment. 20-03-2021
Nigeria’s $26.5 Billion Maintenance Cost Enough To Build Three New Refineries
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Nigeria’s $26.5 Billion Maintenance Cost Enough To Build Three New Refineries

The whopping sum of $26.5b, which the Federal Government has so far spent on the maintenance of its loss-making 445, 000 barrels/day capacity refineries, is capable of building three new refineries of the same size going by the cost analysis of refinery projects across the world. Besides, the latest approval granted by President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also the Minister of Petroleum Resources for the rehabilitation of the 210, 000 barrels per day Port Harcourt Refinery is higher than the total capital allocation to the health sector by successive governments from 2009 to 2018. Costing close to the $2b proposed refinery expected to be built in Katsina, Nigeria’s spending on refinery maintenance is, in fact, three times higher than the entire budgetary allocation to education betw...
Buhari Congratulates Samia Suluhu Hassan, New Tanzanian President
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Buhari Congratulates Samia Suluhu Hassan, New Tanzanian President

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Samia Suluhu Hassan, who was sworn-in today as the President of Tanzania, following the tragic death of Dr. John Joseph Pombe Magufuli. President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated newly appointed Tanzanian President, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan as she takes her place as the country's Head of State following the sudden demise of President John Magufuli. In a message to the first ever female president of the country, President Buhari urged President Suluhu to unite the nation and lead the country in a good direction. The President expressed his desire to work with the new Tanzanian President to advance issues of common African and global interests.
National Sports Festival: Obaseki, Dare, insist athletes in Edo must be vaccinated
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National Sports Festival: Obaseki, Dare, insist athletes in Edo must be vaccinated

The festival had suffered several setbacks from March 2020 because of COVID-19 and is now scheduled to hold from April 2 to 14, 2021. Receiving the Sports Minister at the Government House, Benin City on Friday, Obaseki hailed the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to support the state in hosting the National Sports Festival. The governor also led the minister on a tour of facilities for the Sports Festival, adding that “It is clear that the facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium are world-class.” According to Obaseki the state is ready to host the sports tournament, the postponement is very challenging for the state following the preparation and resources committed to hosting the games. “Hosting the games is the right thing to do despite the challenges from CO...
Three Nigerian Presidents That Named Roads After Foreign Leaders
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Three Nigerian Presidents That Named Roads After Foreign Leaders

However it is, historically, Buhari is not the first Nigeria president to honour presidents of other countries by naming roads after them. Former presidents – Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo all did the same. And before them was head of state Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. This week, critics reigned on President Muhammadu Buhari for naming a highway in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city after Niger Republic’s President Mahamadou Issoufou. Buhari stated that Nigeria-Niger relations are based on a long common border and shared cultural and historical roots over the years. “Relations between the two countries have, over the years, been very cordial and fraternal. There is a spirit of good neighbourliness between us,” Buhari said during Issoufou’s visit to Abuja on Tuesday. “Ni...
FEC Approves N8.6 Billion For Enugu-Onitsha Road
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FEC Approves N8.6 Billion For Enugu-Onitsha Road

The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N8.6 billion for the completion of work on the Enugu-Onitsha highway, South-East Nigeria. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola revealed this to State House Correspondents at the end of this week’s cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Fashola said: “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented one memorandum to council, which was for the revised estimate total cost for our project on the Enugu-Onitsha highway, it was to add the sum of N8.649 billion for a 22-kilometre section of the 100-kilometre road so that we can expedite conclusion of work there. “The variation is to cater for change of the pavement surface, binder cost and the wiring cost, to increase the thickness and also to utilise ...

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