Photo News: Buhari Holds security meeting after armed robbers’ attempted attack on Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presided over a security meeting held at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, in Abuja. The meeting had in attendance the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, National Security Adviser, and Ministers. The nation’s service chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police, and heads of other security agencies were also in attendance. The meeting, which commenced about 10 am, is holding at the Conference Hall of the Office of…

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Insecurity: President Buhari to mark Eid at Aso Rock, plans modest celebration in the Villa 

…As Daura emirate bans Sallah durbar  President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a moratorium on visits to his hometown of Daura for his regular Eid prayers.  According to a statement issued by the President’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the President, First Family, his personal aides, members of the cabinet and Service Chiefs who choose to remain in Abuja will congregate in full compliance with Covid-19 protocols at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa to observe the Eid prayers. The statement added that the president said that once the Eid prayers were over,…

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El-Rufa’i never said President Buhari is unfit to lead Nigeria’ – Govt.

The Kaduna State government says its governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, did not describe Buhari as lacking the mental and physical capacity to lead Nigeria. A statement issued by the  State’sCommissioner for Internal security, Samuel Aruwan, yesterday, said the claim is false. The remark had been attributed to the governor in a report published by an online platform. According to Aruwan, those behind the publication seek to create “tension and confusion in the nation’s polity”. The commissioner urged members of the public to disregard the platform “trying to pass off as a popular…

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“We will impeach Buhari if insecurity continues -Lawmaker

A House of Representatives member representing Jos-South/Jos-East federal constituency, Dachung Bagos, has said the National Assembly would consider impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari if the Executive does not act on its security resolutions. The lawmaker stated this yesterday while appearing on a television programme. Recall that the House of Representatives on Wednesday inaugurated a 40-man committee to find a solution to the country’s security challenges. The Committee is set to hold a four-day Security Summit in May. Bagos, during the TV programme, said impeachment processes will be initiated if the Summit’s…

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Mbaka makes U-turn, calls for Buhari’s impeachment

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to resign because God is angry with him. Mbaka, who was one of the staunch supporters of Buhari in the buildup to the 2015 elections, said Buhari should resign or be impeached. “We are crying because we don’t have a shepherd. All those that will fight what I’m saying now will eventually suffer the rot. If you can’t do it, either you resign or you be changed. “A good coach cannot watch his team defeated…

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Insecurity: House of Reps ask President Buhari to declare State of Emergency

…Summon National Security Adviser Following the incessant killings in most of the country, the House of Representatives has asked President Buhari to immediately declare a State of Emergency over the insecurity being witnessed across the nation. Recall that the country recorded more than 10 security incidents yesterday, April 26, as killings and attacks continued across the nation. Members of the lower chamber of the National Assembly also summoned the National Security Adviser, (NSA), Babagana Mongunu, the Service Chiefs and the para-military heads to appear in the green chamber and brief…

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‘Respect federal character principle’, Senate tells President Buhari

The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari and his appointees saddled with the nomination of individuals for federal appointments to take cognisance of the federal character principle. The Senator representing Ekiti-Central and Chairman of the Committee, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, gave the admonition on Monday during the screening of Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi as Chief Judge designate of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). Senator Bamidele maintained that apart from meeting eligibility criteria stipulated for the relevant public offices into which they are being…

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Buhari-Blinken meeting: FG seeks US help to tackle security challenges

…Asks US to relocate AFRICOM President Muhammadu Buhari has canvassed for the support of the United States in the move by Nigeria and the West African sub-region to tackle the security challenges bedeviling them. The President, in a virtual meeting held yesterday with the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, charged the international community to support Nigeria and the sub-region in tackling growing security challenges to avoid spillovers in order to avoid spillovers. He also urged the United States to consider relocating US Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Stuttgart, Germany, to…

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Buhari restores ownership of 4 oil blocks to NNPC

…Overrules DPR President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the restoration of the leases on Oil Mining Licences (OMLs) 123, 124, 126 and 137 to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). However, the directive by the president includes a production sharing contract with Addax Petroleum. Before now, Addax Petroleum, owned by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, had been awarded operational licenses of the OMLs 123, 124, 126 and 137. The four licenses held by Addax Petroleum were revoked on March 30 by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). A…

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Photo News: Buhari meets Northern governors behind ‘closed door’ in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with Northern governors behind closed door’ at the State House, Abuja. Picture caption: Northern governors with the president in Abuja The governors were led by the Northern Governors’ Forum Chairman, (NGF), Simon Lalong. Some of the governors at the meeting were Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Mai Mala Buni(Yobe); Abubakar Bello(Niger) and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa). The meeting might not be unconnected with raging insecurity in the north. Picture caption: The president addressing northern governors in Abuja

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