BUHARI AND HIS SERVICE CHIEFS SEND VEILED THREAT TO SOUTH WEST OVER AMOTEKUN

John Ameh The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and security chiefs met in Abuja on Friday to review the security situation in the country. The meeting ended with a resolution that the security agencies would not allow any individual or groups to undermine the security of the country. The meeting was held before Buhari jetted out of Abuja for the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit opening on Monday, in London, next week. It also came amid the tension generated by the launch of a security outfit, Operation Amotekun, by the South-West states…

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OBVIOUS BUHARI CAN’T FIX THE ECONOMY, SAYS PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday said the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), could not proffer solutions to Nigeria’s dwindling foreign exchange reserves and other socio-economic and political challenges of the country. Reports from the Central Bank of Nigeria indicated that Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves dipped to $38.684bn in December from $39.8bn in November of 2019. The CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, speaking during a Monetary Policy Committee in Abuja in November had said the drop in the foreign reserves was not enough to create fear…

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APC MIGHT FIND IT DIFFICULT TO GET VOTES IN 2023- EX-BUHARI MINISTER

Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo The immediate past Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, on Wednesday said the All Progressives Congress might find it difficult to get votes in the 2023 general elections if the party failed to put its house in order. The ex-minister spoke in Osogbo while featuring on ‘The Frontliners” a programme organised by the Association of Veteran Journalists, Osun State branch. Shittu, who described as idiotic the insinuations that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, (retd.), would be seeking third term in 2023, said in the last two presidential…

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THE LAW STATES BUHARI, OSINBAJO SHOULD DECLARE ASSETS PUBLICLY -FALANA

Nigeria’s rights activist, Femi Falana is backing agitation that President Muhmmadu Buhari, his vice, Yemi Osinbajo and the 36 state governors declare their assets publicly. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), capitalising on the Freedom of Information (FoI), requested Buhari, Osinbajo, 36 state governors and their deputies to publicly declare their assets within seven days or face redress. The Presidency has claimed that there is no law in Nigeria mandating President Buhari to declare his assets publicly. With due respect, this cannot be the correct position of our law.…

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2023: BUHARI SAYS HE WILL NEITHER HANDPICK A SUCCESSOR NOR HAND OVER TO LOOTERS

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Presidency has responded to the call by Senior Pastor of Latter a rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to sustain his legacy by picking a successor before 2023. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who was a guest on a live television talk programme, yesterday, said Buhari will not handpick his successor nor handover to those who will take the country back and erased the successes of his administration on the fight against corruption. Adesina said like anyone in position…

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72 HOURS AFTER QASEM SOLEIMANI’S MURDER, BUHARI KEEPS MUM

President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to react to the killing of Iran’s top military commander, Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad, 72 hours after the incident which is rising tension between both countries. Igbere TV reports that Nigeria and the United States have long been close allies. According to report, the United States is Nigeria’s main trading partner and is its most important diplomatic partner. However, following the killing of Iran’s top military commander, there is no yet official statement from President Buhari. Several world leaders have been reacting over the assassination…

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PICK YOUR SUCCESSOR, PASTOR TUNDE BAKARE URGES BUHARI

Oladimeji Ramon The Serving Overseer, Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), not to leave the choice of his successor in 2023 to chance. In a nationwide live broadcast in his church on Sunday, Bakare, who paid Buhari a visit last week, said it was important for the retired Major General to influence who would emerge his successor in 2023 so that his legacies would  not be rubbished. Buhari had last year declared that he…

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FOREIGN MEDICAL TRIPS: LEAD BY EXAMPLE, PDP TELLS BUHARI

Ologbondiyan Dirisu Yakubu – Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday described President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on overseas treatment as self-indicting and high-level deceits in governance. The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described as ridiculous “a situation where a President, who patronizes foreign hospitals for treatment and even check-ups, whose administration has failed to provide adequate healthcare in his country, could turn around to pontificate to other citizens against foreign treatment.” The PDP said while it does not approve of proliferated foreign…

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BUHARI, OSINBAJO GIVEN 7-DAY ULTIMATUM OVER ASSETS

President Buhari and VP Osinbajo: ultimatum over assets declaratio President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, 36 state governors and their deputies, have been handed a seven-day ultimatum to provide information on their assets as declared to the Code of Conduct Bureau. The ultimatum was given by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), which has sent Freedom of Information requests to all the public officials. SERAP is also asking them to “clarify within 7 days of the receipt and/or publication of this letter, if you have had any reason to review…

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BUHARI SAYS NIGERIANS SHOULD STOP GOING ABROAD FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

Edward Nnachi, Abakaliki The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, said Nigerians should not continue going abroad for medical treatment. “Nigerians have suffered so much going abroad for medical treatment. This is not good for us and it must stop because we can’t afford it again,” he said. The President, who himself had travelled to the United Kingdom for treatment on several occasions, stated this at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, during the inauguration and handover of completed projects to the management of the hospital.…

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