Buhari’s government rejects report of ‘genocide against Christians in Nigeria’

The Buhari-led government has rejected report of an alleged genocide against Christians in Nigeria.   The United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom or Belief (a group made up of British parliamentarians) in its report, said that Christians are being targeted because of their faith in Nigeria.   However President Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu in a statement released on behalf of the Presidency said Boko Haram are targeting Christians in their attacks because they know it drives forward religious and land tensions already existent in the country.   He also insisted that…

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Full Speech: Buhari’s Democracy Day Address

  NATIONAL BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ON DEMOCRACY DAY, JUNE 12TH 2020 Read the speech by the President below: Fellow Nigerians, 1. The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 years of uninterrupted civil administration in our dear country. This day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our journey as a nation, our achievements and struggles. 2. It is a day to honour our founding fathers who toiled to establish our republic and every Nigerian who has worked tirelessly to sustain it. 3. We are celebrating this year’s…

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President Buhari could not address Nigerians on May 29 because he knows his administration is a failure –PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Buhari did not address the nation on the May 29 Inauguration day because he must have ”assessed his administration and rightly adjudged it a failure.”   The President marked 5 years in office on May 29. The presidency had in an earlier statement, said the celebration will be quiet due to the COVID19 pandemic.   However, in a statement released today by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party said President Buhari must have been persuaded that he ”had nothing to tell…

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We are lucky to have President like Buhari – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, has said that Nigerians are lucky to have a leader like his principal at a time like this.   Adesina stated this via his social media handle while dismissing attempts to pitch him against his boss, the president. According to him, he is a Buharist.   In a post on his Twitter handle, Adesina wrote   “A quote from mischief-makers is making the rounds, ascribed to me. I just dey laugh. I am a Buharist any day, no apologies,…

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Buhari sacks Uwakwe as NECO registrar, four others dismissed

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sack of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the registrar and chief executive officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO).   The NECO registrar who has been suspended since 2018 following a probe of allegations of unsatisfactory conduct against him with one involving the mismanagement of N25 billion, was dismissed alongside four members of the management for various offences bordering on financial impropriety.   The sack notice was conveyed in a letter written by Sunny Echono, the permanent secretary of the federal ministry of education. Uwakwe was accused of violating the Public…

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Buhari issues directive on Madagascar’s COVID-19 cure

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that Madagascar’s cure for coronavirus be picked up. Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, who made this known during Monday’s daily briefing of the task force, said Buhari directed the presidential task force on COVID-19 to pick up the drug, which was sent to Nigeria. DAILY POST had reported that the drug named ‘COVID Organics’ is for the prevention and cure of the disease. It was gathered that the consignment coming to Nigeria has been dispatched to Equatorial Guinea from where it will be…

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Buhari govt told to immediately arrest, jail Anambra Prophet, Odumeje

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has asked the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele to order the arrest of the controversial Onitsha based maverick religious centre operator, the self-proclaimed Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere also known as Odumeje. HURIWA accuses the self-acclaimed prophet of serial abuses of the Nigerian Naira and other currencies during his public ceremonies at his location in Onitsha. HURIWA expressed consternation that despite the wanton and arbitrary disrespect and outright abuse of the Nigerian Naira and other currencies during religious rituals which are usually transmitted…

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President Buhari reacts to murder of UNIPORT students; directs police to intensify search for other culprits

President Buhari has reacted to the gruesome murder of three students of the University of Port Harcourt, by a group of kidnappers.   On May 1st, LIB reported that the decomposed body of three UNIPORT undergraduates, Joy Adoki, Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obimba, who were kidnapped on April 7, 2020, were recovered in a shallow grave following the arrest of the suspects, Friday Akpan.   Akpan had told the police that the students were kidnapped on the order of one Bright who accused the victims of betraying him after money was paid into the account…

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2020 Budget: Senate approves President Buhari’s request to raise fresh N850bn loan

President Buhari has asked the Senate to approve his request to secure a fresh loan of N850 billion to fund some projects in the 2020 budget.   The request was made in a letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on the floor of the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja today April 28.   According to the letter, President Buhari seeks to raise the loan from the domestic capital market to ensure adequate funds to finance projects in the budget.   The lawmakers unanimously approved the loan…

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President Buhari extends lockdown in Abuja, FCT and Ogun by one week. To end May 4th

President Buhari has extended the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state by one week.   In his broadcast this evening, the President said the lockdown will be phased off gradually beginning from May 4th.   He recognised the economic impact of the lockdown and said no economy can afford a continued lockdown as they await a cure or vaccine for the viral disease. He also approved a total lockdown in Kano for two weeks.   In his words ”Fellow Nigerians, for the past four weeks, most parts of our…

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Buhari Appointed By ECOWAS Leaders To Lead Fight Against Coronavirus

Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the end of the extraordinary summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West Africa States. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the summit was convened by the regional leaders to deliberate on the COVID-19 pandemic which has continued to ravage humanity worldwide. Adesina stated that the regional leaders discussed the challenges posed by COVID-19 and how best to tackle the…

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President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari is Dead

The Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari has died. He died on Friday April 17, more than two weeks after he tested positive to Coronavirus.   Announcing Kyari’s death on Twitter, Presidency spokesman Garba Shehu, wrote; ”The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari. “The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020.” ”May God accept his soul. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.”  …

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Coronavirus: President Buhari approves use of Stadia, NYSC orientation camps as Isolation centers

President Buhari has reportedly approved the use of four stadia as well as all NYSC orientation camps in the country, as isolation centres in the fight against coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare made this known via social media page this afternoon.   He wrote;   Mr. President has approved for the Ministry of Youth and Sports to open and make available the stadiums in Surulere Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and Kaduna as well as our NYSC camps nationwide for use as isolation centers as they are needed.…

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‘The whole of Buhari’s media team needs to be replaced over his Covik One Nine gaffe’ – Uche Jombo

Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo has reacted to the video of President Buhari speaking on the Coronavirus pandemic, yesterday March 22.   According to Uche Jombo, President Buhari’s social media team who watched the video and shared it need to be replaced for not “correcting him.”   She tweeted;     The whole of president Buhari social media team needs to be replaced over COVIK ONE NINE video for not correcting him ,watched it and shared it now even ghana people on my TL are having fun with it. I hope the “baba…

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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…

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“You can’t treat people like garbage and worship God at the same time” – Zahra Buhari-Indimi

Head of states, President Buhari’s daughter, Zahra M Buhari-Indimi took to her Instagram stories to share a post which appeared to be a direct message to someone or a particular group of people. In the post she shared, it says, In another post, Zahra further disclosed that ‘privacy is power, they can’t ruin what they don’t know.‘ See posts below,

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Breaking news; It’s Official! Buhari Wins 2019 Election

President Muhammadu Buhari has won the 2019 presidential election, polling 15,191,847 votes  to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar,  candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 11,262,978 votes. He defeated 73 other candidates to emerge winner. Buhari defeated his closest challenger, Atiku, by a wide magin    votes. Buhari was declared winner and returned as President-elect at about  4.30am on Wednesday by the National Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who is also the national returning officer for the election. To emerge winner, Buhari won the highest number of votes…

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Buhari: “Baba Go Slow” Has Failed Nigerian Youths

Wherever possible, government should invest in citizen capabilities to provide for themselves.” – Anne-Marie Slaughter, President & CEO, New America President Muhammadu Buhari who seeks re-election in 2019 criticized Nigerian youths last week at a business conference in London that “A lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming, you know, that Nigeria has been an oil producing country therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing, health care, education, free.” This piece was written by Bayo Oluwasanmi. The views and opinions expressed here are…

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