Buhari raises alarm on danger of escalation of war in Ukraine

President Muhammadu Buhari says the danger of escalation of the war in Ukraine further justifies Nigeria’s resolute calls for a nuclear-free world and a universal Arms Trade Treaty. The Nigerian leader, who stated this while addressing world leaders at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), in New York, United States, said the call had become necessary to prevent global human disasters. He, therefore, demanded that world leaders must find quick means to reach consensus on the nuclear non-proliferation Treaty with related commitments by nuclear weapon states. In a speech…

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Buhari’s speech at 77th session of UNGA in New York

President Buhari addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York

WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2022 Mr. President, Heads of State and Government, Mr. Secretary-General, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. President, On behalf of the Government and people of Nigeria, I congratulate you on your well-deserved election as President of the 77th Session of this August Assembly. I assure you of the full support and cooperation of the Nigerian delegation during your tenure. I commend your predecessor, H.E Abdullah Shahid for the many remarkable achievements of the General Assembly under his leadership during these challenging times. May I also congratulate the Secretary-General, Mr.…

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Buhari gives farewell speech to UN General Assembly, restates commitment to handover in 2023

President Buhari addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York

President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the UN General Assembly on Wednesday for the last time as Nigeria’s leader. In his farewell speech, he told the global body that his administration was determined to entrench a process of free, fair, transparent and credible elections through which Nigerians would elect their leaders. “As president, I have set the goal that one of the enduring legacies I would leave is to entrench a process of free, fair, transparent and credible elections. “It is through that mechanism that Nigerians will elect leaders of their choice,’’…

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Buhari to address 77th UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to depart Abuja on Sunday to attend the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA77). He will address the UNGA on Sept. 21, his media aide, Mr Femi Adesina stated in Abuja on Saturday. “Aside his National Statement, the president will also participate in high level meetings and side events including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF),’’ he stated. The forum is convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding. Adesina added that the president would also participate in the…

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CJN appointment, 2023 budget estimates, security top Senate agenda – Lawan

President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan said the confirmation of appointment of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria and consideration of anticipated budget proposals for 2023 would be the immediate attention of Senate on resumption. The Senate is expected to resume from its two months annual summer recess on Sept. 20. Lawan spoke on Friday in Abuja, while responding to questions from Senate correspondents after inspecting renovation work at the temporary venue for the sitting of the Senate in the light of the ongoing remodeling of the main Senate chamber. Expressing…

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Presidency counters Northern Elders Forum, condemns call for expulsion of section from Nigeria

The Presidency has condemned the reported call by Northern Elders Forum asking a section of the country to be excluded from Nigeria. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, made the condemnation in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. According to him, it is a delusional arrogance that will lead such a group to publicly state terms and conditions for the existence of Nigeria. The statement read in part: “We are aware of the latest statement from the so-called “Northern Elders Forum.” He…

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Buhari salutes renowned goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala at 71

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday felicitated with Emmanuel Okala, the goaltender of the defunct national football squad the Green Eagles on his 71st birthday, which comes up on Tuesday. The Green Eagles metamorphosed into the Super Eagles in 1994. In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the president rejoiced with the sportsman who earned global recognition and awards for his prowess in the field of play. The president joined Okala’s family, team mates, fans and professional colleagues in celebrating the auspicious occasion. He stated that Okala’s anniversary brought…

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Breaking: Buhari orders Ministers who pick nomination forms to resign

By; Hassan Umar Farouk, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered every member of the Federal Executive Council who has ambition to contest elective offices to resign on or before May 16th, 2022. Those affected are Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; who have joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Others are the Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, Minister of Justice…

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Electoral Act: Buhari delaying to have a near perfect law – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is delaying signing the Electoral Act Amendment before him because he wants to have a near perfect law in place. Senior Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity Femi Adesina made this assertion while appearing on a national television breakfast show Tuesday, 22 February. Adesina said no one can stampede the President to sign the act, making reference to civil society organizations plan to embark on nationwide protest tagged a day of action. The media said the President will sign the act in hours before the…

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Indirect primaries: Reps spokesman explains why they allow clause

House of Reps Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila

The Spokesman for the House of Representatives, Rep. Benjamin Kalu has said the house did not override President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill in the interest of nation building. Kalu made this known on Wednesday while briefing newsmen at the National Assembly Complex after the house amended the electoral act to allow for indirect primaries by political parties. The Electoral Act Amendment Bill passed by parliament in 2021 was declined assent by President Buhari. Buhari had cited the need to allow political parties conduct their…

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