Security: Buhari, Service Chiefs in Closed Door Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is engaged in a closed door meeting with service chiefs in his office in the State House. The meeting which started at about 11am is anticipated to be hinged on the security situation in the country and one that would in turn provide strategies on how to ensure maximum security in states where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is conducting rerun elections on Saturday March 23.  

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President Buhari Extols Obasanjo on his 82nd Birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as “a passionate and great patriot who deserves accolades for his immeasurable contributions to our democracy and national unity.” In a statement to mark Obasanjo’s 82nd birthday anniversary, President Buhari acknowledged that “regardless of our political differences with Obasanjo, I still hold him in the highest esteem because his contributions to the development of the country overshadow those differences.” He said, “Chief Obasanjo gave a good account of himself and inspired his juniors with his wit and other leadership skills.” According…

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Buhari Hosts Amosun at Presidential Villa Days after His Suspension by APC

Barely 72 hours after he was suspended by the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun State, was a guest at the State House, Abuja. He was hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday afternoon. His visit to Abuja is also coming days after he openly took to the streets to campaign against APC for the governorship election slated for March 9, 2019. Amosun was suspended alongside his Imo State counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, on Friday for “anti-party activities”. Amosun has repeatedly campaigned for Adekunle Akinlade, Ogun governorshio candidate…

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Industry Experts Task President Buhari on Smuggling, Infrastructure

Some industry experts have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to approach the issues of smuggling, infrastructure, unemployment and improving the business environment in his second term. The experts stated this in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos at the weekend. They said that the president still had a huge task in tackling the issue of smuggling and infrastructure deficit which constituted an impediment to economic growth. The Director-General of Nigerian Textile Manufacturers Association (NTMA), Mr Hamma Kwajaffa, said that the challenge of smuggling and dumping of…

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ECOWAS Observers To Candidates: Accept Results In Good Faith

Former Liberian President and the ECOWAS Head of Election Observation Mission to Nigeria, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has called on all candidates in the Presidential and National Assembly elections to accept the results “in good faith.” The former Liberian President said this during a briefing on the mission’s preliminary declaration on the elections in Abuja on Sunday night. Johnson-Sirleaf also said the elections were largely peaceful and transparent as voters were able to cast their votes freely. She said: “The mission commends the general public and the voters for their patience and…

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CJN’s Trial: Why Should The President Know About Prosecution Of Anyone? el-Rufa’i Asks

[Ishaku Yohanna] Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i of Kaduna State has said President Muhammadu Buhari does not need to take note of all prosecutions that go on in Nigeria. The Governor said this in reference to the case of Justice Walter Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). Speaking on polity in Kaduna and Nigeria as a whole, el-Rufa’i said it is time Nigerian leaders and people are reflective in decisions, rather than operate on ethnic or religious biases. In the case of Onnoghen, the Kaduna state governor said the position taken by…

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2019: We Never Endorsed Atiku For President, Says Ohanaeze Ndigbo

[Ishaku Yohanna] Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has denied endorsing Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Chuks Ibegbu, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the organisation, issued the denial while speaking at a press conference in Enugu yesterday. Ibegbu said the clarification became necessary following misconceptions over the event of November 2018 where some Igbo leaders endorsed Abubakar for president. The leaders were said to have endorsed the PDP presidential candidate after he met with them. He said the endorsement was done by the “Friends…

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Killings: N-Delta militants give FG 21-day ultimatum

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2019: Former CBN Dep Gov Moghalu Declares for Presidency

BY; ABDULL-AZEEZ AHMED KADIR. Former Deputy GovernorDeputy Governor of Bank of Nigeria CBN, Kingsley Moghalu Wednesday declared at a world press conference, his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election. The declaration held at Musa Yar’Adua Conference Centre, Abuja had several dignitaries in attendance. Below is the full text of the declaration. “With love for our country and a fierce commitment to a vision of rapid progress for our more than 180 million citizens, and following wide-ranging consultations, I offer myself to serve you as President of the Federal Republic…

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