“Forgive Sunday Igboho, I’ll bring him for peace talk” – monarch begs Buhari

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to forgive the Yoruba self-acclaimed rights activist, Sunday Igboho. Picture caption: Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi Recall that the Department of State Services, (DSS), raided the Ibadan residence of the activist last week, during which two persons were killed and others arrested. The DSS, while parading those arrested, stated that Igboho managed to escape due to the gun duel that ensued between his men and operatives of the Service during the raid. He was immediately declared wanted and advised to…

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‘Buhari has mismanaged Nigeria’, says Colonel Dangiwa Umar

…Says President accords undue attention to separatists Former military governor of Kaduna State, Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar (rtd), has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has exhibited poor skills in managing the diversity in the country. In an issued statement yesterday, entitled: “Nigeria: Nation Challenged”, Dangiwa said that “it is my long-held belief that this country is more beneficial to all the federating units if only because it provides a security umbrella to all its units”. “Truth be told, the Buhari’s government has so far exhibited poor skills in its management…

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‘Buhari has lost grip of leadership of Nigeria’ – CAN

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), Reverend Samson Ayokunle has condemned the abduction of 180 pupils of Bethel Baptist College, Kaduna on Monday by gunmen, noting that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost grip on the leadership of Nigeria. The CAN president also lamented the president’s inability to tame rising insecurity, saying kidnapping and abduction are now a thriving business in Nigeria and it is almost becoming synonymous with the leadership of the President. He urged the president to seek foreign assistance before it is too late. The CAN…

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APC chieftain wants state of emergency declared in Kaduna over insecurity

Following the worsening insecurity in Kaduna State and alleged repressive policies of the State governor, Nasir el-rufa’i, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Alhaji Yusuf Ali, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately impose a state of emergency to save the State. In an open letter to President Buhari, Ali urged him to do everything possible to rescue the State from looming anarchy. According to him, “We have watched helplessly in Kaduna State where the President’s efforts are not being replicated. Rather, we have a situation whereby deliberate acts…

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‘N/Delta Avengers’ sabre-rattling rather unnecessary’, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the threat issued by the Niger Delta Avengers on Saturday is rather unnecessary. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in an issued statement, quoted Buhari as saying that all issues raised by the group were already responded to when the president met with the leadership of the Niger Delta and Ijaw National Congress (INC), at the Presidential Villa, on Thursday. Adesina said when the Niger Delta and Ijaw National Congress visited the president, issues such as the call…

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‘War against illicit drugs more dangerous than insurgency, banditry’ — Buhari

…10.6m Nigerians actively abusing cannabis – Marwa President Muhammadu Buhari has noted that the war against illicit drugs is more dangerous than the war against insurgency, banditry and kidnapping ravaging parts of the country and has therefore called for concerted effort to deal with the menace.  He made the declaration Saturday at the presidential villa, Abuja while launching the War Against Drug Abuse (WADA), a programme initiated by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in commemoration of the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking…

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Restructuring: “I’m waiting for National Assembly” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that he is waiting for the outcome of the National Assembly’s consultations on the restructuring of Nigeria. The President gave the hint when he received the leadership of the Ijaw National Congress, (INC), at the State House, Abuja, yesterday. The meeting was attended by Ijaw elders, including monarchs, while the  National Executive of the body was led by Professor Benjamin Okaba. He addressed restructuring, creation of States, allocation of operational licenses for marginal fields to Ijaw people, the inauguration of the Board of the Niger Delta…

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Breaking: APC Caretaker C’ttee secures Buhari’s approval for another 6 months tenure extension

…To release convention timetable today The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), has been granted another six months tenure extension. According to reports, the decision was taken after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari this morning (Friday). It was gathered that Caretaker Committee from the Ward, Local government and State levels will be phased-out gradually, immediately substantive executives emerge at such levels. Meanwhile, according to a competent source, the leadership of the party will however, release the timetable for the congresses today.…

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Buhari jets out to UK for another medical-check up on Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to London, the United Kingdom on Friday for another round of medical check-up in the country. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, in Abuja. The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed to London, the United Kingdom on Friday, June 25, 2021, for a scheduled medical follow-up. “He is due back in the country during the second week of July 2021”. Recall that President Buhari returned from his previous medical trip to…

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Just In: Buhari appoints Jime as Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council

President Muhammadu Buhar toi has approved the appointment of Emmanuel-Lyambee Jime as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. According to the statement, Jime, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, brings his wealth of experience to the new role having distinguished himself in several public offices. He was at a time Managing Director at the Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA) and a two-term member…

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