Just In: Buhari approves new security measures for S/East, S/South

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new security measures for the Southeast and South-South regions of the country. This was one of the outcomes of the series of security meetings held in the last eleven days and concluded today at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the meeting, however, declined to give details. The president also approved a memo presented by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), on the control of drugs, which he…

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“If Buhari can’t deliver, he should be impeached” – Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

The Director of Publicity of the Northern Elders Forum, (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has asked the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari if he is unable to secure Nigerians. Speaking on a television programme yesterday, Baba-Ahmed charged those who have the constitutional responsibility to realise that the country is in a dire state and do something other than just talking and making promises. His words: “One option we have is that the legislators will look at the record of the administration, understand the areas where the president has failed, understand…

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Insecurity: “My shoot-at-sight order not obeyed” — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his regret that despite his shoot-at-sight order on non-State actors bearing AK-47, smuggling of arms and other contraband still thrives in the country. The President, who stated this on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, during the 6th regular meeting with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council, (PEAC), led by Prof. Doyin Salami, said that people are merciless towards the nation. According to a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, the President decried the situation in which…

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How Ameachi exposed Hadiza Usman to President Buhari over NPA’s unremitted N165.320bn

Fresh facts have emerged over the immediate reasons for the sack of the erstwhile Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman. According to a memo addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari that may have sealed the fate of the Kaduna state-born female activist, personally written and signed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, the Minister complained of the inability of the NPA’s management to account for the unremitted amount of N165.320 billion between 2016 to 2020. In the memo, titled: ”Remittance of Operating Surplus to the Consolidated…

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NPA MD sack: Here are the many sins of Hadiza Bala Usman as compiled by Shipping World magazine

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director/CEO of Nigeria Ports Authority, (NPA), with Mohammed Koko taking over in an Acting capacity. According to a press statement issued yesterday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, President Buhari has approved the recommendation of the Ministry of Transportation under its minister, Rotimi Amaechi, after the setting up of an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to investigate the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA). The President approved that the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala…

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Insecurity: “I was in Aso Rock to tell Buhari the truth” ― Zulum

The deteriorating insecurity in Borno and the rest of the North-East had prompted Borno State governor Babagana Zulum, to storm the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday to, according to him, tell President Muhammadu Buhari the truth. Speaking to correspondents after the meeting, he bemoaned the latest terrorist attacks that led to the death of many soldiers in the State and declared that it was his responsibility to come and tell the president the truth about the situation in the region. While noting that the situation was pathetic, Zulum emphasised the…

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Insecurity: ‘Nigeria at war with itself, on the verge of a precipice’ — Dogara raises alarm

…Calls for unity as panacea for peace, security Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called on Nigerians to be united in stemming the tide of insecurity and ensure peace in the country. Speaking at the 10th Convocation Ceremony of Achievers University, Owo, in Ondo State, Dogara asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration “to stop playing the ostrich or pretend that all is well with us and our country”. The former Speaker, who is the Chancellor of the university, lamented the seemingly intractable security challenges in the…

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“President Buhari not bothered by noise, curses from Nigerians” – Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity,Femi Adesina says the President is not bothered by noise, curses sent to him on social media pages by angry Nigerians disappointed with his government. Adesina stated this yesterday, while responding to questions about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health after his recent medical vacation to London. Adeshina, in his statement, said he “was hurried and harassed with phone calls” few days after President Buhari returned to Nigeria because evil-hearted people wanted to get bad news. The presidential aide said some media…

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“Nobody can intimidate, bully Buhari to break Nigeria”, Says Garba Shehu

The Presidency says secession agitators in the southern part of the country cannot intimidate President Muhamadu Buhari to dance to their tunes. The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, said this at the media interactive session of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Professional Forum. It also stated that the President will not pay those demanding dissolution of the country in order to end their agitations. According to the Presidency, calls for secession have always been used to force the previous governments into paying agitators to…

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“I’ve always known Buhari can’t solve Nigeria’s problems” — Yakasai

Elder statesman and former Presidential Liaison Officer, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has said electing Muhammadu Buhari as president of the country is the greatest mistake made by Nigerians in recent times.  Yakasai, who spoke yesterday, said he had always known Buhari lacks the capacity and the competence to deliver the goods and solve the country’s problems.  He said, “I have never supported and will never support Buhari. I know Buhari has no competence to rule the country. I have never changed my mind about his lack of competence to lead the…

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