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Uzodinma: No Reason APC Won’t Win in 2023… Buhari Is Performing Well
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Uzodinma: No Reason APC Won’t Win in 2023… Buhari Is Performing Well

  Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has stated that there is no reason the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not be voted back to power since the present administration is “performing well”. The Imo governor spoke with state house correspondents on Tuesday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa. He explained that the APC has also witnessed a significant increase in its membership in recent times. “What is the prevailing situation that will make APC not win? Is it that you don’t know that 22 states in the country belong to APC?” he asked.   “Is it that you don’t know that out of the 774 local government areas in the country, that the APC is controlling the majority? Have you not seen the number of people decamping into the AP...
Air Nigeria To Take Off April 2022 – Sirika
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Air Nigeria To Take Off April 2022 – Sirika

Senator Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, has disclosed that Nigeria’s national airliner, Air Nigeria, is expected to take off by April 2022.   He made the disclosure while briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to Sirika, the national carrier will be run by a company in which the Nigerian government will hold a 5% stake, Nigerian entrepreneurs holding 46%, while the remaining 49% will be reserved for yet to be assigned strategic equity partners, including foreign investors. The minister noted that the national carrier, when operational, will create about 70,000 jobs for Nigerians. Meanwhile, the Minister of Fi...
If Nigeria breaks up, all of us will lose out – VP Yemi Osinbajo
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If Nigeria breaks up, all of us will lose out – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigerians will be the ones to lose out if the country breaks up. A statement released by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said the Vice President said this when he received the national executive of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ), at the presidential villa in Abuja. The NUJ national executive was led to the presidential villa by Chris Isiguzo, president of the union. While receiving the journalists, Osinbajo said there is a need to promote the message of unity in the country, and advised journalists to be professional in the discharge of their duties. “This country is ours, whether we are press, politicians or religious people. The country is ours, and we must do everything to ensure that the country remains safe, secure, and united, a...
Elections in Africa must follow democratic process – Osinbajo
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Elections in Africa must follow democratic process – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said that Africans must continue to make the extra efforts in ensuring that elections in the continent go through the democratic process, remain transparent and fair. The Vice President said this in a statement made available to newsmen by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity on Monday. According to the statement, Osibanjo said this while receiving the President-elect of Sao Tome and Principe, Mr. Carlos Manuel Vila Nova, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa. “There is no question at all that for those of us in Africa, we must make the extra effort to ensure that the democratic process is very transparent. “It is such a pleasure to see that was what took place in your country which led to you...
EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa slumps at Aso Rock
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EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa slumps at Aso Rock

Abdulrasheed Bawa, Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was reportedly rushed out of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday September 16, after slumping at an event. Daily Trust reported the anti-graft agency's chairman was giving a goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration, when he suddenly stopped speaking. Bawa was allegedly talking about a man the commission arrested in Ibadan, Oyo state, with 116 SIM cards, when a stopped talking and covered his face with his right palm, saying “Please, excuse me, I can’t continue.” Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami and other senior officials at the event helped him get to his seat, but he slumped when he got to his seat and was rushed out of the state house. M...
President Buhari Presides over Security Meeting
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President Buhari Presides over Security Meeting

President Buhari presided over a security meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja today September 7. At the meeting, the security chiefs gave the President updates on recent security operations in different parts of the nation. Some of those in attendance were Minister of Defence, General Bashir Magashi (Rtd); Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; and the service chiefs led by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor. See more photos below...
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...
Nigeria is poor, the only option left is for us to borrow responsibly – Senate President, Ahmad Lawan
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Nigeria is poor, the only option left is for us to borrow responsibly – Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said that the country can only borrow to fund its infrastructural needs.   Addressing reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss important national issues at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday June 24, the Senate President stated that Nigeria is a poor country and the only option left to address its infrastructural deficit is to borrow responsibly.   Lawan added that the National Assembly would always observe due diligence before giving approval to the executive for any loan request.   He said;   “Our options are really very limited as a country. First, we don’t have the necessary revenues. Nigeria is poor; we shouldn’t deceive ourselves. “Nigeria is not rich, given the circums...
Akpabio reveals when Buhari will receive final forensic audit report of NDDC
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Akpabio reveals when Buhari will receive final forensic audit report of NDDC

Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, on Tuesday, said that the final report of forensic audit of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will be ready by the end of July, 2021. Akpabio, who fielded questions from State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, revealed that the final report would be submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for implementation. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had last year approved the appointment of a lead consultant for the forensic audit of the NDDC. Akpabio said that action had been expedited on the process of constitution of the board of NDDC. He said, “We have fast tracked the process of constituting the board; but we insist that the most important thing is not just the development of the Niger Delta region b...
Buhari Gives Verdict On Restructuring, Devolution Of Power
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Buhari Gives Verdict On Restructuring, Devolution Of Power

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that true federalism and devolution of powers were issues requiring a constitutional amendment. According to the President, the demands for restructuring, state police and others should be directed to the National Assembly. He said this while hosting members of the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), led by the Co-Chairmen, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Dr. Samson Supo Ayokunle, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said the National Assembly had already gone far with the required amendments to sections of the Constitution, adding that his position on devolving more power to the people had not changed. According to a statement issued by his Spec...
NEWS#EndSARS: Why I told Sanwo-Olu To Tell Lagosians To Walk – Buhari
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NEWS#EndSARS: Why I told Sanwo-Olu To Tell Lagosians To Walk – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he told Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to tell Lagos residents to walk after buses were burnt during the #EndSARS protest. MCI  recalls that during the October 2020 #EndSARS protest hoodlums took advantage of the demonstrations to burn down vehicles and buildings across the country, including several vehicles under the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) scheme. Following the incident, Sanwo-Olu had visited Buhari at the presidential villa, carrying alongside with him photos of the destruction recorded during the protests. But speaking in an interview on NTA on Friday, Buhari said he told the governor to tell Lagosians to walk because the federal government didn’t have the funds to replace the burnt buses. He said: “Look at the #EndSARS incident ...
Igbos brought drugs to the north, biggest armed robbers in North have been Igbo, Yoruba and Edo people -Former NHIS boss, Prof Usman Yusuf
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Igbos brought drugs to the north, biggest armed robbers in North have been Igbo, Yoruba and Edo people -Former NHIS boss, Prof Usman Yusuf

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf has accused Southerners in the country of profiling the Fulani ethnic group even though some tribes from the region are allegedly responsible for some vices in the Northern region of the country.   Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Usman alleged that agitations for restructuring and secession are blackmail tools being employed by the Igbos and Yorubas to force their way into the Presidential Villa in Abuja in 2023.   When asked why he said the 17 Southern governors should have consulted Fulani groups before banning open grazing even though Kano and some other northern states banned the consumption of alcohol without carrying along other stakeholders, Usman said;   ...
International Community are Funding Secessionists- Governor Ayade
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International Community are Funding Secessionists- Governor Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers state has accused foreign countries of funding and supporting agitators for secession in Nigeria. Ayade made the allegation while speaking to state house correspondents after he visited President Buhari at the presidential villa on Thursday, June 3. According to him, some foreign countries target nations with natural resources and support secessionist agitations because they want to boost their gun trade. “The country is snowballing into a civil strife. We need to come together and support Mr. President to overcome the insurgency which is characterised by external militias who are paid for the purpose. I know very clearly that they have basic interest in our natural resources, especially our tantalite and cobalt-related derivatives, as well as ...
We Cannot Forgive Those Who Re-Elected Buhari In 2019 – Olusegun Bamgbose
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We Cannot Forgive Those Who Re-Elected Buhari In 2019 – Olusegun Bamgbose

A chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., has questioned the morality of President Muhammadu Buhari to still remain at the Presidential Villa. According to Bamgbose, Nigerians committed a great blunder re-electing Buhari in 2019 but those who repeated the mistake in 2019 cannot be forgiven. The senior lawyer was reacting to one among the many sad news that cropped up in Nigeria on Tuesday which one of them was the death of two students of Greenfield varsity, Kaduna. DAILY POST reported on Tuesday that the students were murdered in cold blood by the bandits who abducted them after keeping in custody for some days. It means that 5 of the kidnapped students have now been murdered in cold blood. And it seems, Bamgbose noted, that the Feder...
Buhari Meets Northern Governors
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Buhari Meets Northern Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly in a meeting with some Northern Governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Governors were led by chairman of Northern Governors Forum, Simon Lalong and it was also learnt that Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari is also present. Others in the delegation are Governors Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Mai Mala Buni(Yobe); Abubakar Bello(Niger) and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa).
Vice President Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting
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Vice President Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting

The vice President prof. Yemi Osinbajo Presides over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meetingat the presidential villa, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari is in London for a routine medical check up. Before the proceedings, a minute silence was observed in honour of Mahmud Tukur, a former minister of commerce and industry, who passed away recently. Ministers who attending the meeting are Alh. Kai Muhammed, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, Abubakar Malami other ministers joined virtually from their offices. Boss Mustapha, SGF, is represented by permanent secretary, Ecological fund office, Mrs habibah lawal. The National Security Adviser, rtd Maj-Gen. Babagana Mungono and chief of staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari are present at the meeting.
Aisha Buhari’s book launch: Dangote gives N30m, Tinubu gives N20m (full list of donations made)
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Aisha Buhari’s book launch: Dangote gives N30m, Tinubu gives N20m (full list of donations made)

The launch of a book written in honour of First Lady Aisha Buhari was held yesterday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The launch of the book written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs Dr Hajo Sani, was attended by many prominent Nigerians even though some key persons invited were conspicuously absent. While  Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and many governors were present, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Muhammadu Indimi, and Jim Ovia were among those who sent representatives. Here is a list of those who bought copies of the book and what they donated. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (N20m), Alhaji Aliko Dangote (N30m), Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu (N25m), Mrs Folo...
Governor Fintiri Visits VP Osinbajo Over Adamawa Security
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Governor Fintiri Visits VP Osinbajo Over Adamawa Security

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has met Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over security and other issues of interest to the state. Governor Fintiri was at the presidential villa to discuss security issues that have defied solutions with the Vice President. He however commended the Federal Government for prompt assistance to the state whenever the need arose, noting particularly the fight against insurgency and support with amenities. He urged the government to do more in stemming insurgency and other security challenges facing the nation. Governor Fintiri assured the Vice President of his commitment to change narratives of bad governance and underdevelopment. Vice President Osinbajo, visibly happy with the visit praised Governor Fintiri for supporting the armed forces ...
FG Approves $1.5bn For Rehabilitation Of Port Harcourt Refinery
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FG Approves $1.5bn For Rehabilitation Of Port Harcourt Refinery

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the plan by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to rehabilitate the Port Harcourt Refinery with $1.5bn. The decision was taken at the weekly meeting of the council presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The minister said, “The Ministry of Petroleum Resources presented a memo on the rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery for the sum of $1.5bn, and that memo was $1.5 billion and it was approved by council today. “So, we are happy to announce that the rehabilitation of the refinery will commence in three phases. The first phase...
Osinbajo Says He Is Indebted To Nigerians
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Osinbajo Says He Is Indebted To Nigerians

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said he was indebted to Nigerians who showed him love as he clocked 64 years old. Osinbajo said this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after cutting his birthday cake on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said, “I must say that I am extremely grateful; first, to the Almighty God for preserving my life till day; 64th birthday. "But also to say how deeply indebted I am to the Nigeria people and to so many who have shown so much love and so much affection and so many across the nation who have wished me a happy birthday. “I wish them also not just great birthday but I pray that the Almighty God will celebrate them just as they have celebrated me,’’ he said. The Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijani Uma...
Governors Agree To Compensate Victims Of Herders, Farmers Clashes
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Governors Agree To Compensate Victims Of Herders, Farmers Clashes

State governors have agreed to compensate victims of herders /farmers clashes in their various states . The agreement was reached at a meeting of the National Economic Council held at the Presidential Villa , Abuja on Thursday. The meeting was presided by Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo . The council presided over by sitting Vice President has all state governors and relevant, Central Bank of Nigeria’ Governor and relevant ministers as members. The decision to pay compensation was part of the communique read by the governor of Ogun State , Dapo Abiodun, when he briefed State House Correspondents alongside his Kebbi State counterpart , Atiku Bagudu. Abiodun noted those who suffered loses in targeted attacks must be made to have a sense of compensation . He also said the council re...
Not All Bandits Are Criminals – Bello Matawalle
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Not All Bandits Are Criminals – Bello Matawalle

The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said not all bandits who terrorize parts of the state and other neighbouring states are criminals. The governor stated this on Thursday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He explained that most of the bandits take up arms due to the injustice meted on them by some members of the society. Hundreds of persons have been killed or kidnapped by the bandits in Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto, Niger, Kaduna and Nasarawa States in recent years. Contrary to the claims by the governor, there have been suspicions that the criminality is a fallout of the artisanal mining of gold, lead and other mineral resources in those areas. Despite the attacks on innocent citizens, Mr Matawalle has repeated...
Insecurity: Governors Meet In Aso Rock
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Insecurity: Governors Meet In Aso Rock

Governors of the 36 states of the federation on the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum have arrived at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for a crucial meeting over the worsening security situation in the country. The meeting chaired by the NGF Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State , Kayode Fayemi, was scheduled for 8: 00 pm. A statement announcing the meeting was earlier issued by the Head, Media, and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello -Barkindo , said the meeting , which will be the first physical meeting since the coronavirus pandemic started in Nigeria in February 2020, has only one item on the agenda – security . Only last week , some members of the NGF, including Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, his Kano State counterpart , Abdullahi Ganduje, Bello Matawalle of Zamfara a...
Buhari Extends IGP Adamu’s Tenure For 3-months
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Buhari Extends IGP Adamu’s Tenure For 3-months

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu by three months. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed this on Thursday while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that the decision of the President to extend the IGP’s tenure for another three months was to give time for proper selection of the new helmsman.
Recession: Buhari To Spend Highest Amount On Presidential Villa Since Elected
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Recession: Buhari To Spend Highest Amount On Presidential Villa Since Elected

Nigeria’s economy may be in a recession and the country may not have enough money to fund its 2021 budget but this has not deterred the Muhammadu Buhari administration from allocating its highest amount ever to the State House including the ‘presidential wing’ of a hospital the president seldom uses. President Muhammadu Buhari will spend N17.3 billion this year to run the State House, Nigeria’s seat of power, details of the assented 2021 budget have shown. About N3.4 billion of this approved expenditure will be spent on feeding and travel expenses for the offices of the president and the vice president. The former gets about N2.6 billion and the latter, about N873 million. The N17.3 billion is the highest amount budgeted for running of the nation’s headquarters since Mr Buhari...
EndSARS: Engage Youths To Avoid Protests – Buhari Tells Women
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EndSARS: Engage Youths To Avoid Protests – Buhari Tells Women

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Nigerian women are stabilizers of peace in all parts of the country. He made the declaration yesterday when he hosted the representatives of women at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Nigerian leader therefore urged women to engage the youths in the aftermath of the EndSARS protests, on the need for dialogue, to avoid a repeat of such protests. He said: “Your visit here today comes in the wake of growing youth restiveness which engulfed parts of the country in the last few weeks. As mothers of Nigeria, you play a critical role in bringing about lasting peace. “I urge you to engage with our children and youth on the need for dialogue that will yield better understanding going forward. Our youth remain our most treasured asset and i...
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan
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Photos from the wedding of President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan

President Buhari and his wife, Aisha, on Friday, September 4, gave their daughter, Hanan's hand in marriage to her fiance, Turad Sha'aban.   The wedding took place in the Presidential Villa in Abuja and was attended by various dignitaries.   Guests at the wedding included Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and wife, Dolapo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, Ekiti state governor Kayode Fayemi and wife Bisi, Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote, first ladies of various states and many others.   See more photos below.  
Crisis in Presidency: Primate Elijah Ayodele reveals what Aisha Buhari is fighting
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Crisis in Presidency: Primate Elijah Ayodele reveals what Aisha Buhari is fighting

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

The shooting at the Presidential Villa involving Usman Shugaba , the Aide-de -Camp to the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, and other security agents attached to her will top the agenda of the police management team meeting today (Monday). The PUNCH gathered in Abuja on Sunday that the First Lady’s security aides would face a panel that would be set up by the leadership of the police. It was also learnt the affected security aides would not be restored to the wife of the President following their involvement in an altercation with a personal assistant and nephew of the President, Sabiu Yusuf, also known as Tunde, last Thursday, at the Presidential Villa. The trouble started on Thursday night, when the President’s wife and three of her children – Zahra, Halima and Yusuf – as well as so...
Why Gunshot was Fired at Aso Villa – Presidency
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Why Gunshot was Fired at Aso Villa – Presidency

The news of gunshot being fired at the Presidential Villa had left many Nigerians worried, and the Presidency has now reacted to the security breach. According to reports, the shots were fired when the First Lady’s Aide-de-camp, Usman Shugaba, attempted to force Pres. Buhari’s Special Assistant, Sabiu Yusuf, into self -isolation over COVID-19 fears. The encounter was said to have degenerated into a heated argument as he insisted he was not the only aide to travel to Lagos saying that the new Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, is in Lagos every weekend till he settles in Abuja, and wondered why the double standard requiring his self isolation for visiting his own wife who just delivered a new baby. Gunshots were later fired by the First Lady’s ADC in an attempt to apprehend...
Impunity In The Presidential Villa As Aisha Buhari, Kids Confront Husband’s PA, Shots Fired
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Impunity In The Presidential Villa As Aisha Buhari, Kids Confront Husband’s PA, Shots Fired

The power tussle in the Presidential Villa between First Lady Aisha Buhari and Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf, the President’s influential Personal Assistant and favourite nephew, has taken a dangerous turn that could undermine security at the Presidential Villa, with the President’s top security aides’ loyalty split between the opposing camps. The Villa was thrown into confusion, Thursday night, when the First Lady accompanied by her children – Zahra, Halima and Yusuf, – took a team of policemen led by her Aide-De-Camp to forcefully confront Tunde following an earlier heated disagreement over his refusal to self-isolate after his trip to Lagos to see his wife, who had just given birth to a boy. Sources familiar with the event said on reaching the House 8 Guest Chalet of the President, wher...
Fire Guts Presidential Villa’s Store
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Fire Guts Presidential Villa’s Store

A fire incident occurred at the presidential villa on Thursday June 4 as confirmed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. Shehu said the fire occurred at a store near the State House Chapel in the Presidential Villa on Thursday afternoon. He described it as a minor incident and also linked it to an electrical spark. The Presidential spokesperson said;   “The incident, linked to an electrical spark, was immediately brought under control by alert staff using available fire extinguishers well ahead of the arrival of the Federal Fire Service trucks stationed just outside the premises. Luckily, no injury or serious damage was recorded."
BREAKING: Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases now 10,162
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BREAKING: Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases now 10,162

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Sunday announced that confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria have now reached 10,162 after the country recorded 307 new cases. It said on the 31st of May 2020, 307 new confirmed cases were recorded and the death toll has now reached 287. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. Till date, Nigeria has tested 60,825 people of which 10,162 cases have been confirmed positive, 3007 cases have been discharged and 287 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 307 new cases are reported from 15 states – Lagos (188), FCT (44), Ogun (19), Kaduna (14), Oyo (12), Bayelsa (9), Gombe (5), Kano (3), Delta (3), Imo (2), Rivers (2), Niger (2), Bauchi (2), Plateau (1), Kwara (1) Meanwhile, Presid...
Buhari Meets Service Chiefs At Presidential Villa
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Buhari Meets Service Chiefs At Presidential Villa

The meeting of the National Security Council at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja. The meeting which is being presided over by @MBuhari, is summoned over the recent security challenges in Katsina, Nasarawa, Kaduna and elsewhere.
Health Minister: What We Discussed With Buhari In Aso Rock
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Health Minister: What We Discussed With Buhari In Aso Rock

The health minister, Osagie Ehanire has revealed the context of his discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to the presidential Villa on Saturday. Speaking with newsmen shortly after exiting the presidential villa on Saturday, he revealed that their discussion centred around the coronavirus pandemic. “It is to answer a few questions that his excellency had about the health sector which we took the opportunity to explain further. The takeaway is that we have been able to clarify a few things in question regarding the state we are in on the coronavirus disease outbreak in Nigeria,” Ehanire said. “Well, I explained those problems, the situation and what the projection would be going forward and the measures we think would be very necessary at this time.” There ...
PDP slams President Buhari for not visiting victims of Abule Ado explosion
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PDP slams President Buhari for not visiting victims of Abule Ado explosion

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as 'embarrasing' President Buhari’s attitude to the Abule-Ado explosion in Lagos State.   In a statement released by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday morning, the PDP condemned President Buhari for not going to Lagos to sympathise with the victims of the incident.   The party said it is ''strange that a leader could remain distant and not deem it fit to personally identify with the victims through a visit, but prefer to wait in the comfort of Aso Presidential Villa to be presented with photographs of the ugly incident.''   Read the statement below The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to end his embarrassing lethargic approach to governance and the welfare of ...
Coronavirus: See How Buhari & Osinbajo Now Greet In Aso Rock
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Coronavirus: See How Buhari & Osinbajo Now Greet In Aso Rock

Because of coronavirus, Nigeria’s Aso Rock Presidential Villa has also changed the ways things are done. President Buhari & his vice-president demonstrated this at a dinner with High Level CBN Round Table for Growth on Wednesday night. This is a new method to greet in the villa just to stay safe because of the virus.
President Buhari Meets Speakers Of 36 States House Of Assembly
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President Buhari Meets Speakers Of 36 States House Of Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with speakers of the 36 states Houses of Assembly of the federation at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The speakers were led by their Chairman, Mr Mudashiru Obassa, who is also the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly. Though the agenda of the meeting was unknown as at the time of filing this report, President Buhari and the speakers are expected to deliberate on national issues, including security and autonomy of the Assemblies. Those at the meeting included the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. Others include the Permanent Secretary, State House, Jamil Arabi and the Senior Special Assistan...
Abayomi Adeshida: NUJ FCT Outraged, Demand Sanctions
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Abayomi Adeshida: NUJ FCT Outraged, Demand Sanctions

The Nigerian Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has expressed its outrage over the physical assault suffered by Mr. Abayomi Adeshida, a photojournalist with the Vanguard Newspapers, at the Presidential Villa, Thursday. Adeshida, who was covering an event at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, was brutal assaulted by security aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while he watched. The NUJ FCT in a statement on Thursday, described the assault as one of the sad developments that signposts how dangerous it was to be a journalist in Nigeria especially in the past four years. “The brutal physical assault by security details of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo against one of our members in the legitimate pursuit of his duties as a journalist further signposts how dangerous it is ...
Mamman Daura Living In Aso Rock & Controlling Presidency, Is Shameful – Afenifere
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Mamman Daura Living In Aso Rock & Controlling Presidency, Is Shameful – Afenifere

Yoruba socio- cultural group , Afenifere , has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura , Fatimah , that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years . Afenifere further stated that it was most unfortunate that an unelected man could hijack the seat of power as revealed by the First Lady , Aisha Buhari . The Spokesman for Afenifere , Mr . Yinka Odumakin , said this during an interview with PUNCH on Tuesday . Odumakin said , “ It is unfortunate that Nigeria has reached the point where someone who was not elected or appointed and holds no position known to our constitution has become this powerful. “ It is a big shame and some of the personalities who are illegally in the Villa are granting interviews . It shows the level of im...
PDP Says Villa Feud Shows Incompetence, Disorganization In Buhari Presidency
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PDP Says Villa Feud Shows Incompetence, Disorganization In Buhari Presidency

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) describes the dirty public fight between the First Lady, Aisha Buhari and President Muhammadu Buhari’s cousins, over rooms in the Presidential villa, as disgraceful and further underlines the managerial ineptitude and leadership failures of the Buhari Presidency The party says the chaos in the Villa further exposes the Buhari Presidency’s poor management of issues and highlights why it has failed monumentally in delivering on any of its responsibilities in governance, thus leaving our dear nation in a shambolic situation in the last five years. The feud further uncovers the impunity, disorderliness and vanity that pervade the Buhari Presidency and how the once serious and productive seat of power has been turned into a house of comedy and an ove...
Aisha Buhari Confirms Video Of Her Ranting In Aso Rock
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Aisha Buhari Confirms Video Of Her Ranting In Aso Rock

Aisha, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, confirmed a viral video that showed her ranting about a locked door in the presidential villa. Mrs Buhari returned to Nigeria at about 4.30am on Sunday, after having been away on holiday in the United Kingdom, UK. She relocated to the UK after an earlier trip to Saudi Arabia. In a chat with newsmen, Aisha said she was the one in the footage. It was gathered that Aisha got angry after a disagreement with Mamman Daura, the president’s cousin, some months ago. In the clip, Aisha said: “This is the villa. We have over 200 soldiers guarding us, over 200 policemen. Why do you have to lock this door? What for, what for? Enough is enough. Let me know when you are leaving this place, let me know” Speaking, the president...
PDP Says Presidency Under Buhari Now A Den Of Thieves
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PDP Says Presidency Under Buhari Now A Den Of Thieves

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the arrest of yet another scammer linked with the Buhari Presidency further confirms that the Presidency under President Muhammadu Buhari has become a den of thieves. The party says that the shocking fact that the scammer, Abdulrauf Illyasu, even enjoys an office accommodation within the safety and cover of the Presidential villa, from where he carries out his fraudulent assignments, is a hard evidence that the Buhari Presidency breeds and facilitates swindlers, charlatans and treasury looters. The PDP however notes that nothing is impossible for a Presidency replete with persons who thrive in lies, false claims, certificate forgery, bribery, intimidation and recruiting of fraudulent and corrupt persons as ministers, special advisers and cl...
Pictures As Buhari Receives Jonathan At The Presidential Villa
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Pictures As Buhari Receives Jonathan At The Presidential Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan. The meeting started at the President’s office around 3pm. Jonathan had arrived at the forecourt of the State House around 2.58pm He was coming to the Presidential Villa for the first time under the second term administration of President Buhari. Under Buhari’s first term, Jonathan had come to the Presidential Villa about twice for private visits. Before the official announcement of the winner of the 2015 Presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Jonathan had called and congratulated Buhari.
EFCC Arrests Suspected Fraudster At Presidential Villa
Crime

EFCC Arrests Suspected Fraudster At Presidential Villa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a suspected impersonator and fraudster , Abdulrauf Illyasu , for allegedly defrauding members of the public within the precincts of the Presidential Villa , Abuja . Illyasu was said to have secured an office opposite the presidential banquet hall , where he carried out his nefarious activities . EFCC sources informed our Correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday , that the suspect claimed to be a member of the Chattered Insurance Institute of Nigeria , and also a deputy general manager with the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria . EFCC investigation showed that he successfully swindled the Managing Director of Galaxy Investment, Babagana Dalor , of N 500 m . Dalor is also under EFCC investigations for operating a Ponz...
Security: Buhari Receives Briefing From Service Chiefs
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Security: Buhari Receives Briefing From Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, received security briefing from service chiefs and heads of other security agencies in the country. This was even as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the monthly National Economic Council (NEC) meeting, yesterday, in Abuja. The meeting of President Buhari with the service chiefs held at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting availed the leaders of the various security agencies opportunity to brief Mr. President on the security status of the nation. Taking to Twitter to announce the meeting in a tweet, Buhari’s Aide on Social Media, Laurestar Onochie, wrote; “Earlier today, @NGRPresident @MBuhari was briefed by the Service Chiefs and leaders of other security agencies on the security status of the ...
President Buhari departs Abuja to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir in Daura
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President Buhari departs Abuja to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir in Daura

President Buhari on Friday, August 9th, departed Abuja for his hometown, Daura, Katsina State to observe the Eid-el-Kabir.   The Federal Government had on Tuesday declared August 12 and 13 as public holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-El-Kabir celebration.   President Buhari and members of his family annually observe the Eid-El-Kabir break in Daura, Katsina state. The president, alongside members of his entourage, departed the Presidential Villa for Katsina via the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, after observing the Friday prayer at the State House Mosque.   While in Daura, the president is expected to perform the usual religious obligation of slaughtering rams immediately after the Eid-El-Kabir prayer session on Sunday. Buhari...

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