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If We Wait For Buhari, Herdsmen Will Kill All Of Us – Banji Akintoye
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If We Wait For Buhari, Herdsmen Will Kill All Of Us – Banji Akintoye

The Worldwide Leader of the Yoruba global movement, Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof Banji Akintoye, has accused the Presidency of supporting criminality by faulting Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's order asking herdsmen to vacate forest reserves in the state. In an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday, the historian asked people of the Yoruba race and Nigerians to prepare to defend themselves against herdsmen. He accused Fulani herdsmen of engaging in full-scale criminality since President Muhammadu Buhari became Nigeria's president. The Yoruba elder wondered why the Federal Government had refused to prosecute many Fulani herdsmen engaging in criminal activities. He said, "The Presidency is now initiating a very dangerous doctrine of governance in Nigeria. The presidency is now sayi...
I Will Become President Like Joe Biden In 2023 – Pastor Tunde Bakare
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I Will Become President Like Joe Biden In 2023 – Pastor Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Church, has expressed hope of becoming Nigeria’s President. Bakare said just as Joe Biden emerged as the United States, US, President-Elect, he would also become president. The clergyman, who has never hidden his aspiration to become president, disclosed this in an interview with journalists, on Tuesday in Lagos State. Speaking with a group of journalists in Lagos, Bakare said in clear terms that he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023. According to Bakare: “There is something called destiny. I am not one to hide under the umbrella of one finger and make ambition look like vision, I do not camouflage. “It is not a matter of life and death, but you can write it down. As the Lord lives, and as I a...
EndSARS: “Stop Violent Crackdown On Protesters” – Joe Biden To Buhari & Military
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EndSARS: “Stop Violent Crackdown On Protesters” – Joe Biden To Buhari & Military

US Presidential candidate, Joe Biden has reacted to the shooting of #EndSARS Protesters by Security agents on Tuesday evening in Lekki area of Lagos. Biden, in a statement on Wednesday called on Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari to stop using Military force on protesters. VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA – STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN I urge President Buhari and the Nigerian military to cease the violent crackdown on protesters in Nigeria, which has already resulted in several deaths. My heart goes out to all those who have lost a loved one in the violence. The United States must stand with Nigerians who are peacefully demonstrating for police reform and seeking an end to corruption in their democracy. I encourage the government to engage in a good-faith dialogue with civi...
I’m Next Nigeria’s President Osinbajo, Atiku, Obi, Others Can’t Stop Me – Bamgbose
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I’m Next Nigeria’s President Osinbajo, Atiku, Obi, Others Can’t Stop Me – Bamgbose

Olusegun Bamgbose, National Coordinator Concerned Advocates for Good, CAGG, has declared that he will emerge the next President of Nigeria. He boasted that no mortal can stop him. Bamgbose spoke on the backdrop presidential posters of Osinbajo /Zulum, Obi/Kwankwaso, Atiku Abubakar and others flooding the streets of Nigeria in recent weeks. The New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, chieftain noted that the battle for the presidency is certainly going to be very hot and interesting but expressed optimism that he is the next President of Nigeria. “I’m the man to watch out for, because I have concrete plans and strategies to defeat the big guns come 2023,” he said. “I can’t be intimidated by the profiles of some top politicians, who are equally jostling to be number one citizen ...
If Invited To Become Nigeria’s President, I Will Consider It A Demotion – Oyedepo
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If Invited To Become Nigeria’s President, I Will Consider It A Demotion – Oyedepo

Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo on Sunday said he would consider it a demotion if invited to become Nigeria’s president. Oyedepo, during his sermon, said God specifically, in 1984 asked him if he was interested in going top and that he answered in the affirmative. He said God told him, “Then whatever I tell you to do, do it. Don’t run around: whatever I tell you to do, do it. Don’t muse about: whatever I tell you to do. Don’t do what they do: do what I tell you to do. “1984! Do you know that’s what led me to say, “I will consider it a demotion…” and I’m saying it again, some are very upset about it, that’s their problem. “I will consider it a demotion if I were invited to be the President of this great country. It’s a great country, it’s a gre...
President Buhari Appoints 12 New Permanent Secretaries
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President Buhari Appoints 12 New Permanent Secretaries

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 12 new Permanent Secretaries into the Federal Civil Service. In a statement on Tuesday signed by the Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, in Abuja, the new appointees were part of the 41 Federal Directors shortlisted to fill the 16 vacant federal permanent secretary positions. Yemi-Esan added that the swearing-in and deployment of the new permanent secretaries will be announced in very soon. The newly appointees and their states are Akinlade Oluwatoyin - Kogi; Alkali Bashir Nura - Kano; Anyanwutaku Adaora lfeoma - Anambra; Ardo Babayo Kumo - Gombe; Belgore Shuaib Mohammad Lomido - Kwara; and Ekpa Anthonia Akpabio - Cross River. Others are Hussaini Babangida - Jigawa; Mahmuda Mamm...
Aso Villa Crisis: How Tinubu Provided Jet That Flew President Buhari’s Aide
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Aso Villa Crisis: How Tinubu Provided Jet That Flew President Buhari’s Aide

New facts about how the jet of Wale Tinubu, Chief Executive Officer of Oando PLC, played a major role in the beginning of events that led to the fracas within the Aso Villa, which has since pitched Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, against some power brokers also known as the "cabal". SaharaReporters reported how Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf, Personal Assistant and Private Secretary of President Buhari, was forced out of the Villa by Aisha’s aides to observe a 14-day self-isolation having exposed himself to the risk of contracting Coronavirus when he travelled to Lagos on a visit to his wife, who recently delivered a baby. However, new facts have revealed that the real cause of Tunde's ordeal was that he illegally procured Wale Tinubu's private jet with registra...
Reno Omokri Speaks On El-Rufai’s Email Saying Southern Women Youth Corpers Are Seen As Whores
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Reno Omokri Speaks On El-Rufai’s Email Saying Southern Women Youth Corpers Are Seen As Whores

Ever since I revealed that the Governor of Kaduna state had sent me an email wherein he said that Southern women youth corpers were seen as “whores”, there have been multiple sophisticated attempts to hack my email account. I do not know why anyone will be stupid enough to think that a meticulous record keeper as myself would leave such a sensitive detail in my inbox. For the attention of those who are trying to hack my account, that email is with my lawyers. The email was sent to me on Wednesday the 27th of April, 2011. The reason I chose to expose its existence is that Nasir El-Rufai is scheming to become Nigeria’s President, and in my opinion, and I am sure in the opinion of every right-thinking person, Nigeria cannot afford another Buharesque autocrat who says that Southern w...
Tinubu Failed As Lagos Governor, He Can’t Be Nigeria’s President – Bode George
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Tinubu Failed As Lagos Governor, He Can’t Be Nigeria’s President – Bode George

Chief Olabode George is a former National Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, the Atona Oodua of Yorubaland speaks on the latest development in the polity as well as his rumoured presidential ambition. Excerpts: The National Leadership of the PDP said you erroneously misinterpreted the actions of the National Working Committee (NWC) with respect to the election of the Lagos State executive committee of the party. How will you react to this? The person who said that doesn’t know what he is talking about. I was one of those who started this party; not the G-34 but since 1998, I have been a staunch member of this party. I was the first elected Vice-Chairman of South-West. I spent over 10 years at the national secretariat o...
87% Nigeria’s Poverty Rate In North – World Bank
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87% Nigeria’s Poverty Rate In North – World Bank

The North accounted for 87 per cent of all the poor people in Nigeria in 2016, the World Bank has disclosed in a new report. The report titled ‘Advancing social protection in a dynamic Nigeria’, released on January 28, 2020, was described as a ‘detailed analysis of the social protection sector’ in the country. The report noted that social protection measures implemented by the government in Nigeria had not been able to address the high level of poverty, as well as the negative impact of conflicts and natural disasters. In the comprehensive report, obtained by one of our correspondents, the World Bank observed that although Nigeria was a richly endowed country, it had a larger proportion of the world’s extreme poor than any other nation. The report further noted that most of...
President Buhari Visits Prince Charles, The Prince Of Wales, In Scotland
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President Buhari Visits Prince Charles, The Prince Of Wales, In Scotland

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, January 19, 2020 met with Prince of Wales, Prince Charles in Glasgow, Scotland. We gathered that President Buhari led a delegation to visit the Prince, who also doubles as Head of the Commonwealth. The President departed Abuja on Friday for London to participate in the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit holding tomorrow, Monday 20. A statement sent to us by Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, had said the event would be hosted by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. “The event is expected to bring together African leaders, international business chief executives and heads of international organisations to create new partnerships that will deliver more investments and jobs to the benefit of people and businesses in Africa...
Obasanjo, Babangida, Tinubu, Adeboye, Atiku Will Answer God – Fani-kayode
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Obasanjo, Babangida, Tinubu, Adeboye, Atiku Will Answer God – Fani-kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi-Fani-Kayode, has lambasted Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Pastor Adeboye Ibrahim Babangida and T.Y Danjuma for helping President Muhammadu Buhari to become Nigeria’s President in 2015. In a statement made available  on Sunday, Fani-Kayode noted that these are the leaders that destroyed Nigeria. Fani-Kayode further said that due to their poor judgement hundreds of thousands have been killed in the last 4 years and so many lives and families have been decimated and destroyed. According to him, the blood of these innocent souls and victims screams from the earth and is crying to God in Heaven for vengeance. The statement reads, “I am conversant with much of world history yet I have NEVER read or heard of a people that are more comfort...
Igbo Presidency In 2023 Is A Right, Not A Privilege – Jonathan Vatsa
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Igbo Presidency In 2023 Is A Right, Not A Privilege – Jonathan Vatsa

An All Progressives Congress chief in Niger State, Jonathan Vatsa, has said the emergence of Nigeria’s President from the South-East in 2023 is a right and not a privilege. Addressing journalists in Minna, Niger State capital on Friday, Vatsa, who is a former Niger State commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, said every well-meaning Nigerian, good Christian and Muslim must support a President of Nigeria of South-East extraction. “If Nigerians have conscience, equity and justice demand that they should allow the Igbo to produce the next President in 2023. “I am convinced that the Igbo have made their consultations from the North, South and the majority of them are in support of a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.” He expressed displeasure that some politicia...
Tinubu Cannot Be Nigeria’s President In 2023, A Northerner Will Return – Yerima
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Tinubu Cannot Be Nigeria’s President In 2023, A Northerner Will Return – Yerima

Yerima Shettima, national president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), says the 2019 presidential election has shown that the north has the most number of voters. Speaking in a telephone interview with Eromosele Ebhomele, Yerima also believes that the southeast will support the north to produce Muhammadu Buhari's successor in 2023. He says the north needs to be compensated You were one of the first to ask Nigerians to consider a northerner for the 2023 presidency. It looks like the picture is becoming clearer. What are the inner political workings of the north ahead of the election? In all honesty, we are talking about Nigeria and democracy. We've found out strongly that with what has happened in the last four years if we are still one country or brothers and sisters...
Osinbajo Turns Off Comment On Instagram Page As He Prepares To Move Out Of Aso Rock
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Osinbajo Turns Off Comment On Instagram Page As He Prepares To Move Out Of Aso Rock

These are not the best of times for the once seeming bubbling Vice President of Africa’s oil-rich country, Mr Yemi Osinbajo, as the battle to consume him seem to have finally made him quit what he loves doing most, which is posting on social media platforms. Mr Osinbajo who is deputy to Nigeria’s President, General Muhammadu Buhari has been in the news of recent with traditional media reporting on his possible resignation to pave way for a popular pastor and Buhari’s long-time confidant, Pastor Tunde Bakare, over yet to be disclosed offences. Following the quiet to unruffling of the VP which has led to condemnation on his person by Nigerians for being too weak and deserving of the treatment meted out to him by the presidential cabal through his various social media handles, he has gone a...
Buhari Constitutes Economic Team: Charles Soludo, Others Get New Appointments
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Buhari Constitutes Economic Team: Charles Soludo, Others Get New Appointments

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, in Abuja, approved the constitution of an Economic Advisory Council (EAC). A statement issued by Buhari’s Spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the council will replace the current Economic Management Team (EMT) and will be reporting directly to the President. Recall that the now disbanded EMT had Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as chairman, who presides over the weekly meetings and receive reports from it directly. With the latest development, Osinbajo will no longer be in charge but Buhari. “The Economic Advisory Council (EAC) will advise the President on economic policy matters, including fiscal analysis, economic growth and a range of internal and global economic issues working with the relevant cabinet members and heads of monetary a...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Send Envoys To Nigeria And Other African Countries
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Send Envoys To Nigeria And Other African Countries

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is set to send special envoys to several African leaders including Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in light of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in his country. According to News24, the special envoys would deliver messages of solidarity to several heads of state and governments across Africa amid tensions and violence in the country. A statement released by South African government spokesperson, Khusela Diko said, “The special envoys will deliver a message from President Ramaphosa regarding the incidents of violence that recently erupted in some parts South Africa, which have manifested in attacks on foreign nationals and destruction of property.” Xenophobic attacks broke out in recent weeks in South Africa after a taxi driver ...
Buhari May Swear In Ministers Wednesday
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Buhari May Swear In Ministers Wednesday

Nigeria’s President may swear in his 43 ministerial nominees on Wednesday following their confirmation by the country’s upper house of assembly. The lawmakers ended the screening of Buhari’s nominees for ministerial appointments on Tuesday and approved all the 43 persons sent in by the president. But the portfolio for each of the nominees is still unknown. Buhari is expected to assign them portfolios when they are inaugurated. A number of senior figures from Buhari’s first term will return, including Zainab Ahmed (finance minister), Babatunde Fashola (works and power minister), Geoffrey Onyeama (foreign affairs minister), Rotimi Amaechi (transport minister) and Lai Mohammed ( held the information portfolio). However, returning ministers may not hold the same positions they ...
We Won’t Recognise Buhari As President Beyond May 29 – Opposition Parties
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We Won’t Recognise Buhari As President Beyond May 29 – Opposition Parties

Opposition political parties under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties have vowed not to recognise Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s President beyond May 29, 2019. They said they would ensure, within civil means, that Buhari did not enjoy what they called a stolen mandate based on his declaration as the winner of last Saturday’s presidential election. The coalition’s national spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, made the political parties’ position known in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday. Ugochinyere urged Nigerians to continue to support opposition parties in their quest to retrieve the mandate for the rightful owner. He said, “The opposition rejects the cooked and panel beaten figures and will not recognise General Muhammadu Buhari a...
I Am Voting Atiku And This Is Why – Bayo Adeyinka
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I Am Voting Atiku And This Is Why – Bayo Adeyinka

We are not electing a pastor. We are electing a President. We are not seeking a messiah- we are seeking a man who understands the fundamentals of a modern society and has the requisite wherewithal to provide leadership to a nation. Nigerians are not looking for angels to vote for. We just want someone who will provide reasonable leadership, understand the basics of the economy, demonstrate a balanced understanding of the different geographies that make up Nigeria, be cosmopolitan in approach and be fair to all. Atiku ticks these boxes for me. In addition, out of ALL the candidates, he's the only one talking about restructuring. I believe the greatest danger to Nigeria is Muhammadu Buhari. Never has the nation been so factionalized along tribal and religious lines like now. He has take...
Jerry Gana Promises Devolution Of Power If Elected Nigeria’s President
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Jerry Gana Promises Devolution Of Power If Elected Nigeria’s President

The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Professor Jerry Gana, says his administration will focus on the devolution of power if elected into office. Gana during a meeting in Abuja on Saturday noted that the devolution of power will address the challenges of poverty and over-dependence on federal allocations. “In a good Federal system, the federating units have excellent purposes and basic functions to perform. In Nigeria, most of the federating units, the state, are always waiting to take resources from the Federal Government. That is not a Federal structure. “In a good federal structure, the federating units must be strong on their own. Raising resources on their own. Paying salaries on their own. Every state of the Federal Republic will have resources...
PDP: Buhari To Use Nationwide Python Dance To Rig 2019 Election
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PDP: Buhari To Use Nationwide Python Dance To Rig 2019 Election

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President, intends to use a military operation code named ‘Operation Python Dance 3’ to rig the 2019 presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said. Operation Python Dance is a military ‘show of strength‘ exercise the Nigerian Army used in silencing the growing influence of Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) in the South East region of the country. The first and second versions of the operation took place in the region between 2017 and 2018. Announcing its planned third version on Friday, the military said the exercise would now be conducted nationwide and would commence from January 1, 2019 and last till February 28. The presidential election is billed to take place on February 16. The army said the military operation was ...
Buhari Will Not Attend 2019 Presidential Debate – Saraki
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Buhari Will Not Attend 2019 Presidential Debate – Saraki

Bukola Saraki, Senate President, has predicted that Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President, will not attended the presidential debate billed for to hold January 19. Mr Saraki stated this at an event on Thursday while speaking to some Civil Society Organisations in Abuja. Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is also scheduled to address the CSOs at the event. “I am told that one has debated and you already know the answer to that debate. On the second one, I am very sure he is not going to debate. So how do you assess somebody who is not ready to tell you what he is going to do?” the top lawmaker queried. Saraki said gone are the days where presidential candidates are not properly scrutinized before being elected. “Those days are gon...
Watch Yul Edochie’s Heartfelt Message To President Buhari
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Watch Yul Edochie’s Heartfelt Message To President Buhari

In a video uploaded on his YouTube page, actor turned politician Yul Edochie has a message for Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari. In the video, Yul Edochie urges the President to go home and let someone else try. According to him, Nigerians had some expectations when they put the President in power and those expectations have not been met. Yul states that even though he believes the President is a good person, some things must have gone wrong along the way to make the state of things in Nigeria go from bad to worse. He urged the President to “Go home and let someone else try”. https://youtu.be/jWtFru_35A8
If I Was Nigeria’s President, My Speech Would Go Thus – Rugggedman
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If I Was Nigeria’s President, My Speech Would Go Thus – Rugggedman

As written by Rugggedman...... Fellow Nigerians, I thank you all for your prayers, messages, visits and most especially your patience. I know it has not been easy but God be praised we are all alive to see today. I know and hear the VP has been doing a great job, so great that I feared he would take my job from me (laughs). I am glad to be back home and I am ready to hit the ground running. I have a few things i will like to start with and they are .... 1. For obvious reasons i will make sure Nigerian hospitals are renovated, upgraded and new ones built so that we do not need to go abroad for health care and fund other country's economy. Infact Nigerian hospitals from henceforth will be so up to standard that the Queen of England will come here for medical care. 2. I ...
Samklef Begs President Buhari To Resign
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Samklef Begs President Buhari To Resign

Nigerian music producer, Samklef, who has produced hit singles for notable artistes in the Nigerian music industry, has begged Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, to please resign and save us all. The ace music producer, who took to Twitter to tweet about his opinion, wrote;
President Buhari Meets With Security Chiefs On Kaduna Killings
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President Buhari Meets With Security Chiefs On Kaduna Killings

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has met with Security Chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. It was gathered that the meeting focused on the prevailing insecurity in southern Kaduna, the Niger Delta and other parts of the country. The Minister of Defence, Mohammed Dan-Ali revealed that troops have been moved to Southern Kaduna while negotiations are on-going to end the killings in the area. The Minister of Defence made this known after the meeting with the President. He also clarified that no conclusion has been reached on the issue of standby force to be deployed to the Gambia. He added that the matter of forceful removal of President Yahyah Jammeh is to be handled by the regional body, ECOWAS. The clarification follows reports that Nigeria has assembled about ...