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President Buhari Meets New Service Chiefs For The First Time
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President Buhari Meets New Service Chiefs For The First Time

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met the new service chiefs for the first time since he announced their appointment. The new service chiefs are Major-Gen. Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao, Chief of Air Staff. The service chiefs’ appointment comes at a time the nation is grappling with widespread insecurity.
20 Generals May Go As Buhari Replaces Buratai, Service Chiefs
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20 Generals May Go As Buhari Replaces Buratai, Service Chiefs

No fewer than 20 members of courses 34 and 35 may proceed on retirement as the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday removed service chiefs and appointed a new set of officers to replace them. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari appoints new service chiefs,’ named officers who would head the nation’s armed forces. According to him, they include Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Major-General I. Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, and the Chief of Air Staff, Air-Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao. Shortly after the appointment of the service chiefs, sources in the Nigerian Army told The PUNCH that the appointment of the new ser...
I Call On The ICC To Probe The Tenure Of The Former “Disservice Chiefs” – Fayose
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I Call On The ICC To Probe The Tenure Of The Former “Disservice Chiefs” – Fayose

  Though coming after persistent pressure from Nigerians, President Buhari's removal of the Service Chiefs and their replacement is a right step in the right direction. It is yet another victory for the people of Nigeria. The sacked Service Chiefs only served themselves and their pockets and can at best be described as "Disservice Chiefs" under whom Nigeria became completely insecured. It is my call to the ICC and other relevant authorities that tenure of the "sacked" Service Chiefs should be investigated, most importantly human rights abuses and extra judicial killings under their watch and commands. The new Service Chiefs should learn from their immediate predecessors and remember nothing lasts forever.
“At 69, You Vomit Evil From Your Septic Tank-Like Mouth” – Fayose To Lai Mohammed
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“At 69, You Vomit Evil From Your Septic Tank-Like Mouth” – Fayose To Lai Mohammed

Former Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, has slammed the Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for saying security in Nigeria is far better than it was before President Buhari assumed office in 2015. Lai Mohammed said this at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, January 25. Fayose disappointed by Lai Mohammed's comment, took to his Twitter handle to react. He wrote; “As Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has lost his moral obligation to Nigeria and its people. He is no doubt a Minister of Misinformation. He is not only a Lying Mohammed, he is Evil Mohammed. "At 69 years, it is a shame that he carries evil in his brain and vomit evil words through his septic-tank-like-mouth. It is a regret that at 69, that Evil Mohammed can open his mouth to defend insecuri...
‘We Don’t Have Another Country,’ – Saraki Reacts To Oyo & Ondo Crisis
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‘We Don’t Have Another Country,’ – Saraki Reacts To Oyo & Ondo Crisis

The Senate President of the 8th Assembly Bukola Saraki has expressed concern over the recent developments in Oyo and Ondo States in which quit notices were given to Fulani herders, with the subsequent burning of the property of Fulani herdsmen in some parts of Oyo State. Saraki in a series of tweets on Sunday afternoon, strongly appeal to all stakeholders to work for peace and take initiatives that can douse the tension in the two state. He also called on President Buhari should to call all relevant stakeholders together to discuss how to solve the problems saying that, they are symptomatic of the continued threat to the National unity. According to him: "I have watched with concern the recent development in Oyo and Ondo States in which quit notices were given to Fulani her...
Man Begs Buhari To Rescue Aid Worker Kidnapped By Boko Haram
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Man Begs Buhari To Rescue Aid Worker Kidnapped By Boko Haram

A Nigerian photographer and humanitarian, Mohammed Chiroma has begged President Buhari to rescue Abubakar Garba Idris, an employee of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), who was abducted by Boko Haram terrorists along Maiduguri/Damaturu road in Borno on January 2, 2021. Taking to Twitter, Chiroma shared a photo of a happy Idris, fondly called Aloma, making the Buhari's 4+4 re-election sign during Buhari's visit to Maiduguri. Sharing the photo, Chiroma wrote; "Dear @MBuhari, this is how Aloma celebrated you when you visited maid. Currently Aloma is the hands of BH, they kidnapped him along Maid-Damaturu road. Please help and rescue this young man."
President Buhari Mourns Ex-IGP, Gambo Jimeta
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President Buhari Mourns Ex-IGP, Gambo Jimeta

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Muhammadu Gambo Jimeta, a one-time Inspector General of Police whose transition was announced Thursday evening. President Buhari in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja last night, conveyed the condolences of his family and that of the government and people of Nigeria to the family of the deceased. He described the late crack police detective as “a man of great courage, intellect and a true Nigerian Statesman,” adding that “Today, Nigeria lost a great son. He lived for the nation and served with all his strength.” “May Allah blesses his soul and give fortitude to the bereaved family, the government and people of Adamawa State to bear this irrepar...
President Buhari Re-appoints Hadiza Bala Usman As NPA MD, Approves Board Members
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President Buhari Re-appoints Hadiza Bala Usman As NPA MD, Approves Board Members

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), for additional five-year tenure. Also approved is the reconstitution of the Non-Executive Board of the NPA, with Mr Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye (from South-west zone) as Chairman. Other members of the Board are: Prince Ekenyem Nwafor-Orizu (South-east zone), Akinwunmi Ricketts (South-south zone), Ghazali Mohammed Mijinyawa (North-East zone), Mustapha Amin Dutse (North-West zone), and Abdulwahab Adesina (North-Central zone). The President has equally approved Board members for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), who will oversee the selection of a new Managing Director for the organization. They are: Muhammad K. Ahmad, OON, (Chairman), Chief ...
Daddy Freeze’s Pigeons Fly As He Releases Them (Video)
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Daddy Freeze’s Pigeons Fly As He Releases Them (Video)

After the white pigeons released by President Buhari and some Nigerian Governors refused to fly on the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Daddy Freeze released his white pigeons and they flew. He shared the video on his Instagram handle with the caption: "Yaaay my pigeons flew! Wahala for who him pigeon no fly" See video below. https://youtu.be/d12YwgDL4dA
President Buhari Appoints Buba Marwa As DG Of NDLEA
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President Buhari Appoints Buba Marwa As DG Of NDLEA

President Muhammadu Buhari former military administrator of Lagos state, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd) as the new Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Marwa was until recently the chairman of the presidential committee on drug abuse. Stakeholders had hailed the work and comprehensive report of the committee under Marwa's watch. As Lagos military administrator, Marwa is famed for introducing Operation Sweep, a security outfit that helped restore sanity and discipline to porous security in Nigeria's commercial city. Supporters of President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress have been congratulating the Adamawa-born retired military general on his appointment via Twitter. Others have also been commenting on the appointmen...
President Buhari Approves The Establishment Of Federal Polytechnic, Wannune
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President Buhari Approves The Establishment Of Federal Polytechnic, Wannune

President @MBuhari has approved the establishment of Federal Polytechnic Wannune, Benue, and also approved a take-off grant of N2 billion for the Polytechnic from the funding resources of the TETFund for the provision of core facilities for immediate take-off. Good for education! https://twitter.com/BashirAhmaad/status/1350188526810374154?s=20
Dele Momodu Clashes With Lauretta Onochie Over President Buhari
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Dele Momodu Clashes With Lauretta Onochie Over President Buhari

Chairman of Ovation Media Group Dele Momodu has clashed with President Muhammadu Buhari’s social media aide Lauretta Onochie after she criticised him over a scathing remark about the president. Mr Momodu had written on Friday in response to a Twitter user Chris Iyalla that he did not “bring Buhari” in 2015 and that he tried the next most electable candidate in the 2019 general elections after Buhari “failed”. Mrs Onochie reacted to his comments, saying: “He (Buhari) ‘failed’ because he won’t dish out cash for photos that can easily be obtained on Instagram and other picture apps. Because #BabaNoDeyDrop, your ego-massaging, ostentatious and filthy-wealth-flaunting customers, can no longer afford you. Try Diversification!” Displeased with her comments, the media mogul launched his ...
Kukah Fired a Poisoned Arrow at the Heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria with his Christmas Message – Jama’atu Nasril Islam
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Kukah Fired a Poisoned Arrow at the Heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria with his Christmas Message – Jama’atu Nasril Islam

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has accused Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese of "firing a poisoned arrow at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria" with his Christmas message. Kukah had alleged that there could have been a coup if a non-Northern Muslim President did a fraction of what President Buhari has done. The JNI in the statement signed by its secretary-general Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, alleged that the Catholic Bishop initiated the attack even when he was welcomed in Sokoto, a state they described as the seat of the Caliphate and the heart of Islam and Islamic scholarship, culture and practices in sub-Saharan Africa. The statement read;   “The attention of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam has been drawn to an irresponsible and seditious Christmas mes...
President Buhari Approves Take-Off Of The Special Public Works Programme
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President Buhari Approves Take-Off Of The Special Public Works Programme

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the take-off of the Special Public Works (SPW) Programme to commence nationwide on Tuesday, January 05, 2020. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, via twitter. The Federal Government's SPW Programme is aimed at employing 774,000 youths across the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria, under its co-ordinating agency, The National Directorate of Employment (NDE). The Programme began on the 1st of November, 2020 until its take-off was halted by the House of Representatives, following the 'frosty relationship' between Mr. Keyamo and the then Director-General of the NDE, Nasiru Argungu culminating in the sack of the latter. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the take off of the Special Pu...
Insecurity: Buhari needs to wake up at midnight and ask Allah for forgiveness- Ex-governor, Sule Lamido says
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Insecurity: Buhari needs to wake up at midnight and ask Allah for forgiveness- Ex-governor, Sule Lamido says

A former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, has said that President Buhari has failed Nigerians and needs to wake up at midnight and pray to Allah for forgiveness.   Lamido said this in an interview with BBC Hausa while reacting to the gruesome murder of 43 farmers by Boko Haram members in Borno state on Saturday, November 28.   Lamido added that President Buhari should drop his ''arrogance'' and seek Allah's forgiveness. "There is no way a government can go successfully without sabotage but you need to be strong enough to overcome such challenges. If really, he cannot withstand this, he has to resign but we can't be accepting sabotage as a reason. He has failed, if not that he failed, how will you allow some people to slaughter 43 people? How will you allow...
Oby Ezekwesili begins online campaign for Buhari to undergo a medical test
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Oby Ezekwesili begins online campaign for Buhari to undergo a medical test

Former Presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili has started an online campaign for President Buhari to undergo a physical and mental test.   According to the former Minister of Education, she began the online campaign for an independent medical examination of President Buhari because the country’s conditions had become too grave for Nigerians to sit still and watch.   Oby Ezekwesili who shared this in series of tweets wrote;     I think that at this stage and depth of fragility of the Nigeria-State, Privacy has to yield ground to our Right-to-know as citizens, the state of health of @MBuhari. We really must assess the physical or mental capability of @NGRPresident to carry on the duties of office. Citizens can collectively push for an Independent Pan...
Rep Members Demanding Buhari’s Invitation Should Expect EFCC Invitation – Fayose
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Rep Members Demanding Buhari’s Invitation Should Expect EFCC Invitation – Fayose

Former Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, has reacted to the decision of the House of Representatives to invite President Buhari over the worsening security situation in Nigeria. Reacting via his tweets, Fayose said the lawmakers demanding the citation should expect EFCC invitation, freezing of their accounts, or arrest. His tweet reads: ''I will be surprised if the President honours the House of Reps invitation. The National Assembly that is supposed to be representing the people should know by now that in the eyes of this President, they only exist on paper because they are mere toothless bull dogs." "Some of those Rep members at the forefront of the invitation of the President to appear before the House should expect EFCC invitation, freezing of their accounts or arrest for ...
President Buhari Appoints Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim As DG, NAPTIP
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President Buhari Appoints Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim As DG, NAPTIP

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim as the new Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). A holder of BSc (Sociology), Masters of Arts (Management) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degrees, Mrs Sulaiman-Ibrahim, hails from Nasarawa State. Until her new appointment, she was a member of the Nasarawa State Economic Advisory Council as well as Special Adviser on Strategic Communication to the Minister of State for Education. Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) December 1, 2020
Oby Ezekwesili Demands A Medical Panel On President Buhari
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Oby Ezekwesili Demands A Medical Panel On President Buhari

Ex Nigerian minister, Oby Ezekwesili, is calling for a Medical Panel On President Buhari. Ezekwesili made this known via Twitter: I think that at this stage and depth of fragility of the Nigeria-State, Privacy has to yield ground to our Right-to-know as citizens, the state of health of @MBuhari . We really must assess the physical or mental capability of @NGRPresident to carry on the duties of office.✍� Citizens can collectively push for an Independent Panel to help us make the critical medical determination of the state of mind and body of our President, @MBuhari . The conditions of Nigeria have become too grave for us all to sit still and watch a train wreck in the making. As an extremely concerned citizen, I hereby demand for a #MedicalPanelOnBuhari since we obviously c...
Five years of Buhari has besieged Nigeria with abundant poverty – Afenifere
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Five years of Buhari has besieged Nigeria with abundant poverty – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, has said that the five years of President Buhari has plunged Nigeria into abundant poverty.   The group stated this in a statement released reacting to the recession of the Nigerian economy. The group in the statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, blamed President Buhari for the country's economic situation, saying the country had become ungovernable under his administration.   "As Nigeria enters the worst recession in 33 years and the second in five years of Buhari, we are equally besieged by attendant poverty as well as insecurity worsening across the land with kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits on the prowl and government helpless and unable to govern effectively. The truth is that the country had virtu...
President Buhari Assents To Banks And Other Financial Institution Act 2020
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President Buhari Assents To Banks And Other Financial Institution Act 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, November 12, 2020 assented to the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2020. It repeals the extant Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 1991 as amended. This monumental piece of legislation is expected to enhance the soundness and resilience of the financial system for sustainable growth and development of the Nigerian economy. The BOFI Act 2020 updates the enabling law in response to developments and significant evolution in the financial sector over the last two decades. It will increase the appetite of banks and other financial institutions to channel much needed credit to the real sector to support economic recovery and promote sustainable growth. In this respect, it introduces a credit tribunal to improve loan recovery a...
President Buhari Congratulates US President-Elect,  Joe Biden
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President Buhari Congratulates US President-Elect, Joe Biden

Congratulations to US President-Elect Joe Biden on his election at a time of uncertainty and fear in world affairs. His election is a reminder that democracy is the best form of government because it offers the people the opportunity to change their government by peaceful means. In a democracy, the most powerful group are not the politicians, but voters who can decide the fate of the politicians at the polling booth. The main fascination of democracy is the freedom of choice and the supremacy of the will of the people. President-Elect Biden’s remarkable track record gives us hope that he will add value to the presidency and world affairs. We look forward to greater cooperation between Nigeria and the United States, especially at economic, diplomatic, political and security leve...
Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Presents Report On Lagos Destruction
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Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Presents Report On Lagos Destruction

Governor @jidesanwoolu today, presented the report of the recent coordinated arson in Lagos State to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In the report were the images of public and private assets destroyed in the violence sparked by the hijack of #EndSARS protest.
President Buhari Tells Youths To End Street Protests, Dialogue With Government
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President Buhari Tells Youths To End Street Protests, Dialogue With Government

PRESIDENT BUHARI TO NIGERIAN YOUTHS: END STREET PROTESTS, DIALOGUE WITH GOVERNMENT ON POLICE REFORMS President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Abuja appealed to Nigerian youths to end street protests and participate in meaningful discussions with government aimed at comprehensive reforms to end all forms of police brutality against Nigerians. The President spoke in his message to the maiden National Youth Day celebration, observed on November 1, coinciding with the African Youth Day celebration. Against the backdrop of the recent protests against police brutality in the country, leading to the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), President Buhari, who was represented by the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, told the gathering that the pleas of Nigerian youths have been...
Salihu Yakasai Blasts Buhari Government Over Insecurity After His Reinstatement
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Salihu Yakasai Blasts Buhari Government Over Insecurity After His Reinstatement

Ganduje's aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai who was recently re-called after been suspended by the Kano State Governor, has hit out at President Buhari again. In a veiled reference to President Buhari, Yakasai reacted to the Zamfara killings which took place on Thursday. Calling the Government a failure for failing to safeguard lives and properties. The rate at which lives are lost with no end in sight is heartbreakingly devastating. The primary and number(one) responsibility of any government is safeguarding lives and properties, without this, consider yourself a failure.
President Buhari’s Speech At The Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem
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President Buhari’s Speech At The Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem

​I am indeed happy to welcome everyone here to the formal launch of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem and Appeal Fund. ​Today, we are gathered here to first remember and commend the sacrifices of our fallen heroes and veterans of the First and Second World Wars, the Nigerian Civil War and Peace Support Operations around the world. ​We also seize this opportunity to pay tributes to those men and women currently engaged in Internal Security Operations, particularly the ongoing fight against insurgency, terrorism and armed banditry in some parts of the country. ​Despite the global Coronavirus Pandemic, these gallant officers and soldiers have remained steadfast in the difficult task of restoring peace and security in our nation. ​We honour the memory of our gallant ...
President Buhari reappoints INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, for another 5-year term
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President Buhari reappoints INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, for another 5-year term

President Buhari has reappointed the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Professor Yakubu Mahmood, for another five-year term.   Mahmood was appointed to office by President Buhari in November 2015, succeeding Amina Zakari, who served as acting chairman.   According to a statement released by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina, President Buhari has forwarded Mahmood's name to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation. ''President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office. In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the F...
The Truth About Lekki Toll Gate Will Be Exposed When Buhari Leaves Office – FFK
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The Truth About Lekki Toll Gate Will Be Exposed When Buhari Leaves Office – FFK

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says the truth behind the Lekki tollgate gunshot will only be exposed after President Buhari leaves office. FFK stated this on his Twitter handle while reacting to the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, discovering a secret camera at the Lekki tollgate. Read his tweets below ''Why would a Minister remove a camera from the crime scene of the biggest mass murder in our history? If the camera was planted by Govt. they will show us what they want us to see. If the camera was not planted &provides evidence of genocide it will be doctored or destroyed." "The deep state is at work here but we cannot be fooled. It is only after PMB leaves office that the truth about what happened at the Lekki Toll gate will be exposed.Afte...
‘It’s not fit for consumption’- Ministry of Agriculture warns against consumption of wheat looted at Jos warehouse
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‘It’s not fit for consumption’- Ministry of Agriculture warns against consumption of wheat looted at Jos warehouse

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has warned against the consumption of wheat seedlings carted away by looters who attacked the National Agricultural Seed Council warehouse over the weekend.   In a tweet posted on his Twitter handle on Monday afternoon, October 26, Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, said the wheat seeds are not fit for consumption as they have been treated with Agrochemicals.   ''The Ministry of Agriculture appeals to the general public not to consume the looted wheat seed from the National Agricultural Seed Council’s warehouse in Jos. The wheat seed is not fit for human consumption as it has been treated with Agrochemicals, it’s for planting. Kindly RT!''his tweet read
The Address President Buhari Could Gave Given – Chimamanda Adichie Rewrites Buhari’s EndSARS Speech
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The Address President Buhari Could Gave Given – Chimamanda Adichie Rewrites Buhari’s EndSARS Speech

NOTE to television broadcasters: please include subtitles to enable all Nigerians hear and understand Fellow Nigerians, This is a difficult time for our nation, but together we will prevail. On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, in the Lekki area of Lagos, innocent Nigerians exercising their democratic right to protest were attacked by soldiers of the Nigerian Army. Some died. Many were injured. This terrible incidence has no place in our country. The role of the Nigerian Army is to protect the lives of Nigerian citizens. I condole with the families of those who were killed and with all those who were injured. I have ordered an immediate investigation and have directed that a report be presented to me in the next five days. As commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, the ultima...
51 Civillians, 11 Policemen, 7 Soldiers Died In Unrest – President Buhari
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51 Civillians, 11 Policemen, 7 Soldiers Died In Unrest – President Buhari

The president announced the death toll during a virtual meeting with former leaders and security chiefs on Friday. Buhari was quoted as saying 51 civilians, 11 police officers, and seven soldiers had been killed in the unrest. Friday's virtual meeting, President Buhari, 77, said his administration was committed to meeting the demands of the protesters. But he said his government would not fold its arms and allow criminals who had hijacked the protests to continue to perpetrate "hooliganism". The president told the meeting that 51 civilians, 11 police officers and seven soldiers had been killed in the unrest, his spokesperson said. It was not immediately clear whether these figures included the protesters allegedly killed by security forces in Lagos on Tuesday. The president...
President Buhari Suspends Endsars Protests Nationwide
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President Buhari Suspends Endsars Protests Nationwide

24. I therefore call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage government in finding solutions. Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding. 25. And I call on all Nigerians to go about their normal businesses, and enjoin security agencies to protect lives and properties of all law abiding citizens without doing harm to those they are meant to protect. Let me pay tribute to officers of the Nigeria Police Force who have tragically lost their lives in the line of duty. 27. This government respects and will continue to respect all the democratic rights and civil liberties of the people, but it will not allow anybody or groups to disrupt the peace of our nation.
‘I have spoken with President Buhari who is committed to end the #EndSARS impasse’ – Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo
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‘I have spoken with President Buhari who is committed to end the #EndSARS impasse’ – Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has also reacted to the Lekki tollgate shooting that occurred on Tuesday, October 20.   Reacting via his Twitter handle, Akufo-Addo says he has spoken with President Buhari and that the president is committed to ending the ENDSARS impasse.   His tweets read ''I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria. I have spoken with President Buhari, who is committed to this end, and has begun the processes that will lead to reform. Violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the solution. To the families who have lost their loved ones, I express my sincere condolences, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery.''  
Buhari reiterates his commitment to enhancing welfare of police officers, commissions building of NPF pension
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Buhari reiterates his commitment to enhancing welfare of police officers, commissions building of NPF pension

President Buhari has reiterated his administration's full commitment to improving livelihood of serving officers.   The President gave the assurance on Tuesday, October 20, in Abuja during the virtual commissioning of the new Head Office Building of Nigerian Police Fund Pensions Ltd.   While applauding Nigerian Police Fund Pensions Ltd for instituting a Retirees Resettlement Support Scheme, which will provide financial support for retired police officers, Buhari said the government was also focused on ensuring that police officers, who served the nation meritoriously, were resettled into retirement, with some financial support. “To the Nigeria Police Fund Pensions Limited, I wish to applaud your Company for instituting a Retirees Resettlement Support Scheme through...
President Buhari meets with National Assembly leaders over lingering #EndSARS protests
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President Buhari meets with National Assembly leaders over lingering #EndSARS protests

President Buhari yesterday October 18, met with President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the ongoing #EndSARS protests in all parts of the country.   The meeting took place at the State House, Abuja.   Bashir Ahmad the President’s personal assistant on new media disclosed this via his official Twitter handle. ''President Buhari currently meeting with Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, on the ongoing #EndPoliceBrutality protests.''   Further details about the meeting weren't released.  
Governor Sanwo-Olu presents demands of Lagos #EndSARS protesters to President Buhari and IGP
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Governor Sanwo-Olu presents demands of Lagos #EndSARS protesters to President Buhari and IGP

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has presented the demands of Lagos #EndSARS protesters to President Buhari at the Presidential villa.   Sharing photos from the meeting on Instagram, the Lagos state Governor said President Buhari restated his commitment to embark on a total reform of the entire Police Force with immediate effect.   Sanwo-Olu also revealed that the President has approved constitution of a panel made up of Civil Society leaders to look at all the cases of abuse and intimidation by the police, with a view to finding a lasting solution to it.   He wrote;    I met with His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari after my meeting with the IGP, to present the demands of the Lagos #SARSMUSTEND protesters. The President restated his commit...
You Are A Dumbkid — Lauretta Onochie Slams Wizkid For Tackling President Buhari
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You Are A Dumbkid — Lauretta Onochie Slams Wizkid For Tackling President Buhari

Lauretta Onochie, social media aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has described the outburst of pop singer Wizkid on Sunday at the president as “crass ignorance, insensitivity and childishness”. Wizkid had in the heat of the outrage on Twitter against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) told Buhari to concentrate on ending indiscriminate killings by SARS. “Donald Trump is not your business! Old man! Police/Sarz still killing Nigerian youth on a daily! Do something! Nothing concern u for America! Face your country !!” he had written. Responding on Tuesday, Mrs Onochie said the 30-year-old would learn some manners when he grows older. “It’s not disrespectful to call anyone old. It’s the way and manner Ayo Balogun addressed the President that leaves a sour taste in the mouth,” she s...
Man Names His Newborn Son ‘Buhari’ In Jos In Honour Of The President
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Man Names His Newborn Son ‘Buhari’ In Jos In Honour Of The President

One Abdul from Jos, Plateau State on Sunday, October 4, named his newborn son Buhari because of the love he has for President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Abdul, he made a promise to name his son after President Buhari when a Katsina man officially changed his son's name from Buhari to Suleiman to show his disappointment with the president's performance in office.  
Edo 2020: President Buhari Commends Electoral Process
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Edo 2020: President Buhari Commends Electoral Process

PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMENDS ELECTION PROCESS IN EDO STATE, REITERATES COMMITMENT TO FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the election process in Edo State which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The President congratulated the winner and urged him to show grace and humility in victory. In his reaction to the outcome of the election as announced by INEC, President Buhari said: "My commitment to free and fair elections is firm, because without free and fair elections, the foundation of our political and moral authority will be weak." The President added: "I have consistently advocated for free and fair elections in the country because it is the bedrock of true demo...
Nigeria has always been divided. It didn’t start under Buhari- Femi Adesina
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Nigeria has always been divided. It didn’t start under Buhari- Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, has disagreed with Nigerians who believe that the country is more divided than it was before the Buhari-led administration came into power in 2015.   Recall that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, and many others have come out to say that Nigeria is now more divided than it has ever been.   However speaking on Channels TV this evening, Adesina said even after the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914, the country has always remained divided and that the division currently seen across the country did not start with President Buhari. In his words ''Nigeria had always been divided right from amalgamation in 1914. Nigeria i...
Buhari must retraces his steps or else there will be no Nigeria left by 2023 – Femi Fani Kayode
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Buhari must retraces his steps or else there will be no Nigeria left by 2023 – Femi Fani Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, says unless President Buhari "retraces his steps in presiding over the affairs of the nation, there will be no Nigeria left by 2023."   Femi Fani Kayode stated this in a post shared on his Facebook page this evening. His post comes days after former President Olusegun Obasanjo opined that Nigeria is slowly becoming a failed and divided state under the Buhari-led administration.   Read FFK's post below In 2015 I said Buhari WOULD divide Nigeria, you didn't believe me. In 2017 I said Buhari HAD divided Nigeria, you didn't believe me. In 2019 I said Buhari had pushed Nigeria to the BRINK of disintegration, you didn't believe me. Today I say unless Buhari retraces his steps and we build bridges between ourselves th...
What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians — Buhari
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What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed what happened when he visited United States President, Donald Trump at the White House in April 2018. According to Buhari, Trump called him into his office at the White House and during a private moment, asked him: “Why are you killing Christians?” President Buhari said he had to explain to Trump that the killings of Christians in Nigeria “has got nothing to do with ethnicity or religion,” but was a clash between cattle-herders and farmers, which had increased due to “climate change and population growth” as well as the “leadership failure” of previous governments. Buhari speaking on Tuesday, September 8 in Abuja at the First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat of his second term, said he told Trump that the clashes between cattl...
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.  
Ojota Protest: I Will Not Join You To Protest, Nigerians Trust President Buhari –  Lauretta Onochie
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Ojota Protest: I Will Not Join You To Protest, Nigerians Trust President Buhari – Lauretta Onochie

The recent increase in the price of fuel to N151.56 per litre by the federal government has been generating reactions among Nigerians who have planned to stage a protest tomorrow at the Ojota to drive home their demands. One inquisitive Nigerian who want to know if aide to president Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie will join them in protest tomorrow just as she did when the APC and some Nigerians protested fuel price increase during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, got this reaction from her: “No I will not be Joining you and for good reasons too. Not sure you can understand but I'll try If the subsidy was removed in 2012, the savings would have gone into private pockets Looted Today, Nigerians have a President they trust. The recovered subsidy, woul...
President Buhari approves November 1st as National Youth Day in Nigeria
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President Buhari approves November 1st as National Youth Day in Nigeria

President Buhari has approved the declaration of November 1st of every year as the National Youth Day in Nigeria.   The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, September 2.   According to the minister, the President made this known during the Federal Executive Council meeting which held this morning.   His tweet reads ''Today, President Buhari in Council approved November 1st every year as the National Youth Day to celebrate, draw attention to and find solutions to the issues that affect the Youth. Mr. President as again demonstrated his commitment to supporting youth-focused policies. Thank You.”
President Buhari Calls For Immediate Release Of Malian President, Keita
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President Buhari Calls For Immediate Release Of Malian President, Keita

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the immediate release of Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and a return to constitutional order in the West African nation. A statement by the State House said Buhari made the call on Thursday during a virtual meeting of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). “President Keita and other detainees should be released unconditionally and with immediate effect,” the Nigerian leader said. He assured that Nigeria is in support of “the efforts of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, for wider regional and continental consultations, especially on the possibility of detaching ECOWAS and AU troops with the UN Mission in Mali, to protect State Institutions and also act as the first layer of defence in the country to help...