FAYOSE: INEC, police denying Nigerians of freedom of choice in elections

The management of Nigeria’s electoral processes came up for sharp criticism Thursday when Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian Police Force of collaborating to deny Nigerians of freedom of choice in electing their leaders. Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and…

CAN Begs Christians Not To Abandon Buhari

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked Christians to continue praying for President Muhammadu Buhari until he returns to the country hale and hearty. Continue reading CAN Begs Christians Not To Abandon Buhari at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Of 5% bargain-hunters & the London opera

By Louis Odion… Half a century ago, Major Kaduna Nzeogwu of the January 15 coup fame sneaked into the national lexicon the term “ten percenter” to describe the size of kickback demanded by politicians and other public officers then polluting the society. Over the years, descendants of “10 percent” would improve on their forbear’s technology…

Review: After Ganduje, who will President Buhari call next? (See video)

The unending drama over President Buhari’s health status continued on Wednesday with claims that the ailing president spoke with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. Obviously elated, Ganduje is seen in a video joyously relaying to a motley crowd what he said was the president’s response to his inquiries. The event was a prayer session…

After 33 days in London, Buhari needs more rest- Presidency

The presidency in a terse statement Tuesday said that President Muhammadu Buhari needed more rest as results of the various medical tests conducted on him indicated as such. Buhari left Nigeria for the UK on January 19 in what the presidency described as a medical vacation. Read also: We’ll suggest, see if Buhari’ll agree to speak…

Buhari writes Nigerians, extends his leave again

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his medical leave once again on Tuesday after the results of the series of medical checkups he carried out in the cause of his medical vacation had shown that he needed longer period of rest. He said this necessitated his staying back in London, United Kingdom longer than initially planned. The……

Again, Saraki meets Buhari in London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday evening met with Senate President Bukola Saraki in London, United Kingdom. The president who made this known on his twitter handle, @MBuhari same day, however did not provide details of the meeting. The presidency retweeted the message thus: “This evening President @MBuhari met with Senate President @bukolasaraki, at Abuja House”….

If he agrees, Buhari will address Nigerians this week – Presidency

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari will be asked to address Nigerians from the United Kingdom. The spokesperson made the disclosure on the sidelines of an interactive session with Nigerian youths organised by the Citizens Support for Good Governance in Nigeria when asked why the President’s handlers have not deemed it……

As Ibori Stirs Buhari’s Tea

By Sonala Olumhense….On August 1, 2015, two months after President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office, I reflected on the need for a vibrant communication strategy that would best serve his mission. “I invite him to multiply his intended harvest and make his prospects and gains not only bigger than himself, but impenetrable to any negative or…

Buhari has never used official trips for medical check ups – Presidency

The Presidency has refuted media reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had made several medical trips to London in the past, under the guise of embarking on official trips to other countries. This was made known by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, while reacting to a Reuters report……

Is Osinbajo truly a better President?

By Joseph Edgar… Let me come out straight and not leave any one in doubt that this article is strictly in support of the President Muhammad Buhari administration as a whole. You see, ever since the President went out for his medical vacation or whatever it is that he went for and the Vice President…

Nigerian visits Buhari in London, shares pictures

A Nigerian, Akinjide Ajisafe has delivered a Flower and get well card meant for President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja house, London. In the card signed on February 13, Ajisafe wrote the following message: “Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, “May the prayers and blessings of good health I am sending with these flowers make you stronger…

A humane proposal for Buhari: Resign

By Okey Ndibe… There’s a chance that President Muhammadu Buhari would have come back to Nigeria by the time you read this column, but the fact that he had twice postponed his return date encourages one conclusion: That the man is really, really sick. So, here’s a humane proposal for the president: Consider handing in…

Tell Them Freedom, Mr President!

By SOC Okenwa… The Ogidigborigbo of Oghara, James Onanefe Ibori, the kleptocratic ex-Governor of the oil-rich Delta State, returned home from London recently. Ibori had spent years in prison in the UK for money laundering and high-wire corruption. Since his return his country home in Oghara has been witnessing low and high-profile visitors including the…

Orwellian Doublespeak About Buhari’s Health

  By Farooq A. Kperogi… Doublespeak is intentional manipulation of language to conceal uncomfortable truths or to cleverly tell outright lies. The term came to us from George Orwell, although he didn’t use it himself. The term he used in his famous book titled 1984 is “newspeak,” which he said consists in limiting the range…

The paradox of the shoe clerk*

By Gbolade Jetawo… Dedication is the key word. A dedicated shoe clerk could save a nation where an opportunist Statesman could ruin it. The history of the world is but the biography of its leaders (Thomas Carlyle, 1841). Imagine the unforgettable travails of Nigeria since independence and the lost opportunities. Our national fortune had been…

Valentine, Baba’s vacation and other stories

By Reuben Abati… “Happy Valentine’s day, my friend” “You don’t wish someone Happy Valentine’s day with ordinary mouth, my friend” “Are you a woman?  The gifts are for women, not male friends.” “You see, yourself?  You are a bush man just like one of my friends who got a text message from his girlfriend, and…

Saraki, Dogara meet President Buhari in London

The Senate President Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Wednesday met with Presdient Muhammadu Buhari in London. Both men left Nigeria in the early hours of the day, to see the ailing President who has been away since January 19, first on vacation, and now on medical leave….

Buhari Wants To Weaken My State With Lack Of Support Funds – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government of not paying Ekiti budget support fund for the month of January. The governor raised this allegation on Tuesday, February 14 via his official twitter page. Fayose said the government deliberately failed to release the fund so as to weaken the state. He……

2019: SGF serves notice of Buhari’s intention to run for presidency

Any doubts regarding President Buhari’s intention to gun for the presidency in 2019 were cleared on Tuesday by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal. Buhari, who has been away in London for nearly a month on medical vacation, is barely two years into his first tenure as President. However, Babachir, while…

How long can a president/Gov be away from duty on grounds of ill-health?

Dateline, January 19, 2007: President Muhammadu Buhari left the shores of Nigeria for medical vacation in the UK. It’s been 27 days since he left. His absence left a vacuum which was filled with a formal transfer of power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. There are worries however that the Nigerian constitution does not provide…

Advice On Buhari Media Centre

By Aliyu Tilde… I will start this long piece by a short story. It was one Saturday in August 2002 and Buhari was just few months into politics when his lifetime personal assistant, our indefatigable friend and brother, Malam Sarki Abba, told me that “Malam Mamman” wanted to see me. When I met Mamman Daura…

Buhari Is Home Sick, He Will Return Soon – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is no longer “enjoying his stay’’ outside the country and will be back any moment from today according to a statement from the Presidency. Buhari, who proceeded on vacation to UK on Jan. 19 for a routine medical check had indicated in a letter to the Senate, transmitted another letter to the Senate,……

FG silently killing Sheikh Zakzaky- Shiites

In what is, perhaps, its strongest condemnation of the treatment meted to out its spiritual leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, Nigerian Shiites have accused the Buhari-led administration of silently killing him. The group, in a statement issued Monday, alleged for the umpteenth time that Zakzaky’s health was rapidly failing, with a growing probability of him going…

Reps on war path with Senate over bills sent to Buhari, budget hearing

There is a cold war brewing between the Senate and the House of Representatives over 18 bills recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari and the ongoing public hearing on the 2017 budget by both chambers. Spokesman of the House, Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas who complained to some journalists during a private meeting, accused his…

Trump To Call Buhari On Phone Today

President of the United States of America, Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari on phone on Monday, February 13, according to reports. Trump will have a telephone conversation with Buhari at 3:45 pm, according to the Africa correspondent for Globe and Mail, Geoffrey York. “Today is “Africa day” for Donald Trump.……

Presidency lobbies N’Assembly over Buhari’s ‘medical’ vacation

Indications have emerged that some members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s kitchen cabinet, have initiated moves to lobby federal lawmakers to stay action against any possible gang up to move against President Muhammadu Buhari. They have reportedly reached out to the 109 Senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives with financial gifts, as part…

350 Borno Imams Hold Special Prayer Summit For Buhari

Special prayers have been organised by imams in about 350 Jumma’at mosques in Borno State on Friday to wish President Muhammadu Buhari speedy recovery. The prayers, which were conducted at the behest of the Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, were in appreciation of President Buhari’s commitment to the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency, which……

What Buhari Said When Yar Adua Was Sick

The famous saying that goes ‘What goes around, comes around’ is apt in the current absence of President Muhammadu Buhari as he once lent his voice during the health crisis saga of the late former President Musa Yar’dua. It will be noted that when President Shehu Musa Yar’Adua was sick, President Buhari advocacted for his impeachment……

Buhari fires Aso Rock bodyguards

Soldiers who have been providing close body protection for President Muhammadu Buhari have been withdrawn from the Presidential Villa, Abuja. They have been replaced by personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) just as it was in previous dispensations. It was learnt that the president authorized the redeployment before he left for his medical……

‘Proof of live’, Buhari hosts Tinubu, Akande in London (Photos)

In what appears as irrefutable evidence that President Muhammadu Buhari is really not in hospital, or incapacitated as has been suggested in some quarters, photos have appeared of the president playing host to some leaders on his party, the APC. The leaders of the party that visited the president in his London residence, included former…

PDP Prays For President Buhari, Strategizes For 2019

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Strategy Review and Inter-Party Affairs Committee have urged the party to return to its traditional direct primaries for nominating candidates for elections. Chairman of the committee, Prof. Jerry Gana, made the call while submitting the committee’s report to the Chairman of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, on…

Buhari’s Health: Much ado about nothing

I guess the trauma of being Nigerians have taken the better of us. We are now a country of conspiracy theorists. Everybody has a story to tell on every national issue with most people claiming to have the most authentic story from the the very centre of power. Ever since the President’ s situation was…

Femi Adesina: Is Buhari Undergoing A Test Cycle Or Treatment Cycle?

By Dr. Peregrino Brimah… The Special Adviser to the Nigerian President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in his recent media conversations relating to the president’s absence made some pertinent utterances that unquestionably deserve elaboration in the interest of the nation. Now before I go into the issues, I will like to state categorically…

What Buhari Told Me If He Dies – Tunde Bakare

The General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari always wanted a Vice President that could hold the nation together in case he died. Bakare, who was Buhari’s running mate in the 2011 election under the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) said this while addressing his congregants……

Presidency has 74 hours to disclose Buhari’s health status- SNG

The presidency may be brazing up for tougher times as the Save Nigeria Group, SNG, Tuesday, joined the growing list of organizations demanding full disclosure on the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group’s demand is encapsulated in a 74-hour ultimatum given to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, within which it…

MEDICAL VACATION: Senate comes to Buhari’s rescue

The Senate on Tuesday, came in strong defence of President Muhammadu Buhari and maintained that he has not bridged any section of the constitution, by extending his medical vacation period in the United Kingdom (UK). The President, had on the 18th of January, 2017, wrote to the Senate and requested for a ten-day working leave….

N9.8bn not enough to run my office yearly –SGF

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal, says that the sum of N9.8 billion allocated to his office in the 2017 budget is inadequate. According to him, the fund is grossly inadequate to meet some of the responsibilities of the office. He made the assertion on Monday, when he appeared before…

Nigerians Are In Support Of Buhari’s Governance – Masari

The Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has said Nigerians are in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s strategies to correct the wrongs committed by the previous administration in the country. Masari made the comment while speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Daura Senatorial Zone mega rally held at Dutsi town to receive about 11,……

Nigerians Don’t Need To Know Buhari’s Health Status – Adesina

The Special Adviser to the Nigerian President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, has said Nigerians do not need to know President Muhammadu Buhari’s health status before they can pray for him. He made this known while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. According to him,  knowing the actual health condition the President has……

I Have Not Spoken To Anyone On The President’s Return – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said a report attributed to him as saying the President’s return to Nigeria may be hampered by a faulty aircraft is fake. A statement from the Minister’s Special Assistant segun Adeyemi says that the minister has not spoken to anyone on the issue of the…

Buhari still seeing his doctors, extends vacation in UK

President Muhammadu Buhari has shelved his return to Nigeria, and it is official. The presidency, on Sunday said he was not yet done with his doctors, warranting an extension of his stay abroad on medical grounds. How long more the president will stay abroad was not stated in a statement credited to Femi Adesina, his…

EU lists Nigeria among beneficiaries of €44bn soft loan

Nigeria has been listed in the category A countries, alongside Ghana and Egypt that will tap from the European Union (EU) €44 billion soft loan aimed at lifting African economic development programmes. The loan with a long term repayment agreement of 10 years with moratorium, will be specifically targeted at some key areas of the…

The fall of Buhari, and the APC

By Sonala Olumhense… I extend to President Muhammadu Buhari my warmest sympathies on his sick bed. It is a measure of the fragility of our democracy that an elected president insists on hiding his frailty from the people who are compelled to pay for his treatment abroad. There is no hiding place in the constitution….

Fr Mbaka Speaks On Buhari Again

Enugu-based Catholic priest,  Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka has said those working with President Muhammadu Buhari are frustrating his efforts to make Nigeria better. Mbaka, who stated this during a sermon at the first Adoration Crusade for the year, said President Buhari as an individual means well for Nigeria, “but unfortunately, he surrounded himself with officials……

Youth Council Mobilises 15,000 Nigerians To Welcome Buhari

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has announced that it has mobilised over 15,000 Nigerian youths to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari from vacation. The group said the youths would welcome the President at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja upon his arrival. Malam Gambo Jagindi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President……

The rumoured death of the president

By Gozie Irogboli Early this week, the news of the purported death of President Muhammadu Buhari who was on medical vacation in London was rife on social media and other informal communication platforms. When the said news filtered in, I took it for what it really was: a rumour. First, he was on medical leave…

SGF is no sacred cow, let EFCC probe him- SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to handover the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for proper investigation. Babachir, who had been embroiled in a N200m contract scam, was recently cleared by the presidency which also turned down a…

Who wants President Buhari dead?

By Dele Momodu… Fellow Nigerians, please allow me to say wherever two or more Nigerians are gathered these days the topic of discussion must, naturally, dovetail to our dear President’s state of health and the consequential suggestion that our country is ailing as a result. This controversy didn’t start today. I remember how Governor Peter…

10 reasons Buhari, APC got on the firing line of celebrities

For the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government, goodwill is increasingly becoming a scarce commodity. The wave of disenchantment with public policy and governance is not only rising but threatening the cohesion of the country. At the last check, Nigerian celebrities have taken up the gauntlet, venting their spleen at the way and manner the…

TINUBU: APC’s economic policies not doing the country much good

Ahmed Bola Tinubu, acclaimed National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), is worried that his party may be running the Nigerian economy aground. He has, therefore, sought a quick review of the economic policies being pursued by the Buhari-led administration. Tinubu raised the alarm on Wednesday while addressing an elite audience at the…

Apostle Suleman warns Buhari after attempted arrest

The General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman has issued a warning to President Muhammadu Buhari after a failed attempt by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) to arrest him. Apostle Suleiman who was let-off the hook by Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose in the dead hours of Wednesday…

BREAKING: Buhari writes Senate again to confirm Magu as EFCC Chairman

Ibrahim Magu, EFCC Chairman President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to reconsider and confirm Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Senate President Bukola Saraki read Buhari’s letter notifying the lawmakers of the re-nomination on Tuesday, just after the Senate returned from an executive session. PREMIUM TIMES…

Presidency lying about Buhari’s true health, Junaid insists

The lingering face-off between the presidency and Junaid Mohammed, an avowed critic of the Buhari administration, is not about to end. Unfazed by the recent tongue-lashing he received from the seat of power over his alleged unguarded utterances, the political maverick has said that the presidency is not telling Nigerians the entire truth concerning President…

Senate keeps mum on reports Buhari resubmitted Magu’s name for confirmation

The Senate, on Monday, failed to confirm or outrightly deny claims that President Muhammadu Buhari has re-forwarded the name of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for confirmation as the substantive head of the anti-graft agency. Senate spokesperson, Sen Aliyu Sabi in a telephone interview with Ripples Nigeria, said he…

Picture: Buhari enjoying his vacation in UK

A Senior Special Assistant to the President, Bashir Ahmaad has posted a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari watching Channels Television in his suite in the United Kingdom where he went on a 10-day vacation. Ahmad tweeted: ”MBuhari on a phone call with @ProfOsinbajo while watching Sunday Politics on Channels TV this evening” The picture serves…

Why President Buhari Ran(n) to Gambia and Away From Rann

By Reno Omokri… President Muhammadu Buhari wants to intervene in The Gambia to prevent a breakdown of law and order which will lead to a humanitarian crisis. The Gambia has a population of 1.8 million people, while Kaduna has a population of 6 million people of which over 2 million of those are in Southern…

Osinbajo takes over as Buhari goes for medical check-up in UK

Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will act as President till February 6 when President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to resume work. President Buhari is leaving for the United Kingdom today for a 10-day short vacation during which he is expected to undergo a medical check ups. A statement issued by Femi Adesina Special Adviser to…

Pay judges their salaries, allowances or face action, SERAP tells Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to pay immediately outstanding salaries and allowances of judges and judicial workers across the country. SERAP in the letter appealed to the president “to use your good offices and leadership to urgently instruct all appropriate…

FCT Women Get Special Attention In Skill Acquisition

The FCT Administration through the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) is vigorously training several women in various skills in the Federal Capital Territory. The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello made this revelation while receiving the National President of the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), Dr. (Mrs.) Gloria Laraba Shoda that paid him a visit…

Buhari felicitates with Emeka Anyaoku at 84

Emeka Anyaoku President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday felicitated with seasoned diplomat, elder statesman and administrator, Chief Emeka Anaoku as he turns 84 years tomorrow. In a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Buhari said Anyaoku’s footprints will remain indelible for posterity to cherish and emulate. Read Adesina’s statement…

Before the gamble in The Gambia: Memo to Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the spirit. If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. — Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-182) The current political impasse in The…

Boko Haram: Buhari mourns with University of Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the terrorist attack on Monday morning at a mosque in the University of Maiduguri where a professor and four others were killed. In a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President(Media & Publicity), the president sympathized with the university community, victims, government and People…

Buhari congratulates APC stalwart, Akande

Chief Abdukareem Adebisi Akande President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated elder statesman and founding Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Abdukareem Adebisi Akande, as he turns 78 years on Jan. 16. This congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media…

CAN says Buhari’s economic policies strangulating Nigerians

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Samson Ayokunle, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic policy, as lacking human face. This is even as he decried the tough situation of things in the country as a result of President Buhari government’s failure to do what is expected of it. According to a…

Nigeria has three major problems –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the nation is faced with three major challenges that are hindering its development. According to him, they are insecurity, poor economy, and corruption. He noted that corruption was the most debilitating of all the ills. The President spoke in Abuja, while receiving recipients of the 2016 Nigerian National Order…

Buhari replaces Mamora, Bugaje, accommodates Imo, FCT in new ambassadorial nominees list

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, re-forwarded names of non-career ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for consideration and confirmation. President Buhari, had late last year, submitted 46 names of political ambassadorial nominees to the Senate. The list was greeted with criticisms and outcry. Imo and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were omitted from the old list. Bowing…

That 20% Tax On Imported Medicines

By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu… Recently, the Federal Government of Nigeria imposed a 20% tax on imported medicines in a new tax policy called Import Adjustment Tax. Prior to this, Nigeria had 0% duty on imported drugs. This is a consequence of an ECOWAS Committee on Health recommendation that member states charged 0% duty on imported drugs….

Senate confirms HoS’ cousin Ayine as AGF

The Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed the appointment of Anthony Ayine as Auditor-General of the Federation (AGF). President Muhammadu Buhari had in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on December 13, 2016, sought Senate’s confirmation for Ayine as the next AGF. Ayine’s confirmation followed the presentation of the report of Senate Committee on…

Saraki holds secret meeting with Buhari again

Buhari and Saraki President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday met behind closed-door to discuss national issues. Channels television reports that after the meeting, Dr. Saraki told reporters that there was no crisis in the Senate over the removal of Senator Ali Ndume as Leader of the upper chamber. The…

Buhari congratulates Jimmy Johnson on 77th birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Jimmy Johnson aka Okoro, who turns 77 years of age on Jan. 11. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja on Tuesday, President Buhari joined the Nollywood family and media industry in congratulating the ace entertainer, presenter…

POLL: Nigerians want Buhari to retain Magu at EFCC, despite Senate rejection

Even though the Senate rejected Mr Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the EFCC, Nigerians have voted that President Muhammadu Buhari retain him in that position. The Senate, had on the 15th of December, 2016, declined to confirm Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), basing its decision on…

2 days after Adeboye’s resignation Buhari fires FRC secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sack of the Secretary, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) Mr. Jim Obazee with immediate effect. This is coming barely two days after the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye resigned his leadership of the Nigerian arm of the church following a…

Southern Kaduna: Buhari mere issuing of directive not satisfactory, CAN says

The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), has frowned at the belated statement of President Muhammadu Buhari over the killings in southern Kaduna by suspected Fulani herdsmen, describing it as not satisfactory. President Muhammadu, after weeks of lashing and lambasting by many Nigerians over his silence on the killings of over 800 Christian indigenes of southern…

SGF may be in trouble again, accused of switching AGF nominee to Senate

The Senate and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal, may again be heading for a collusion course, over Auditor General of the Federation (AGF) nominee, Mr. Anthony Mkpe Ayine. The Senate is currently at loggerheads with the SGF, Lawal, over alleged contract scam involving, funds from the Presidential Initiative for the…

The Gambia: Buhari hosts West African Leaders in Abuja on Monday

Yahya Jammeh, Gambia’s ex president President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday host four West African leaders to a meeting aimed at averting violence and preserving democracy in The Gambia. A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said the meeting was in furtherance…

Buhari govt yet to show courage to solve the Nigerian problem, Bakare asserts

Founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is yet to prove it has the courage and audacity needed to address the foundations of Nigeria’s problems. While he appreciated that the government, which started sluggishly with several cases of policy somersaults, is now making improvements, he however…

PMB: What is not changing? By Abdulmajid Lawan

Dear Mr President, I prefer to write a personal letter to you, perhaps I don’t have a better channel to send a letter other than this medium. I pray it comes your way or someone very close to you who holds the sincerity to share its content with you. As an ardent supporter of change…

1,000 Days After: Buhari restates determination to rescue Chibok girls

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with some of the rescued Chibok schoolgirls at the Presidential Villa recently As the country, nay, the world, Sunday commemorates the 1,000th day of the abduction of schoolgirls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his determination to secure the release of…

Buhari meets AGF, soon to decide SGF Magu’s fate

President Muhammadu Buhari may soon decide the fate of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu in the coming days, Ripples Nigeria has learnt. The President had on Friday met behind closed doors with the Attorney General of…

Buhari to attend inauguration of Ghana’s President-Elect, Akufo-Addo

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Saturday for Accra, Ghana, to attend the inauguration of Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo. This information is contained in a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Friday in Abuja. Adesina said the Nigerian leader would join other…

Army targets killer herdsmen with ‘Operation Accord’

In apparent response to President Muhammadu Buhari’s directives, Nigeria Army on Friday said it was ready to confront the issue of killer headsmen with the deployment of troops under the code name ‘Operation Accord’. Buhari had on Thursday, in a largely belated response, paid condolences to the people of Southern Kaduna for wanton killing of…

Buhari, UK govt in plot to silence Kanu, IPOB alleges

President Muhammadu Buhari and the British government have been accused by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of plans to surreptitiously poison and kill its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. According to the secessionist group, the plan is to kill Kanu by “non-traceable poison,” with the sole aim of preventing him from releasing videos and “classified information”…

Glo-CAF Awards: Iheanacho, Oshoala, others Win

Members of the Nigerian football family on Thursday in Abuja picked up four of the awards at the Glo-CAF Awards 2016 for outstanding football personalities and teams in 2016. While no Nigerian player made it to the final shortlist of three in the African Player of the Year Award category, Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala…

Weeks after, Buhari breaks ‘stubborn’ silence on Southern Kaduna killings

After weeks of criticisms by Nigerians over the grave silence President Muhammadu Buhari maintained over the killings of hundreds of southern Kaduna indigenes by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the President has finally broken his silence. The President’s reaction and condolences to the people of southern Kaduna, who reportedly lost over 800 to death, with several injured…

Buhari orders security agencies to end Southern Kaduna violence

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agencies to take decisive measures to bring an end to the recurring acts of violence and destruction in the southern part of Kaduna State. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam…

Fight against corruption: Modibbo And Friends Corners Contracts In Federal Ministry Of Education

Information reaching AFP indicate that the fight against corruption by the federal government under the Mohammadu Buhari administration have dwindled to mere slogan used by the administrators of the administration. This is as available information point to the unfolding activities at the federal ministry of education under the Universal Basic Education Commission [UBEC]. Through cursory investigation,…

Let he who brought hunger first be removed before Fayose – Ekiti Lawmakers

Ekiti State House of Assembly (EKHA) has called on those seeking the removal of Governor Ayodele Fayose to first remove the head of government in Abuja, apparently referring to President Muhammadu Buhari, before thinking of removing Fayose. EKHA stated this through its Speaker, Pastor Kola Oluwawole in response to an Abuja group, Coalition for Good…

‘N5,000 STIPENDS: Who would you believe, Fayose or Buhari?’

Following Governor Ayodele Fayose puncturing of government claim that it has started the payment of N5000 stipends to vulnerable Nigerians, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, has described the issues as a case of who to believe. The presidency had on Monday, in a statement by the Senior…

IPOB reveals Kanu’s secret that ‘will sink Nigeria’

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has revealed what its leader, Nnamdi Kanu has against Nigeria that he recently said will sink the country if he speaks. Kanu who recently flared up in court when government’s counsel pleaded that some witnesses be allowed to testify in secret, threatened that the country would burn if he…

Oshiomhole visits Aso Villa ahead Buhari’s cabinet shake-up

As Nigerians await the cabinet reshuffle by President Muhammadu Buhari, the immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Tuesday visited the President at the presidential Villa Abuja. The move that may not be unconnected with sealing a place in the expected cabinet list. The presidency had late last year informed the Senate…

Save Nigeria Group makes comeback, sues Buhari over SGF, Magu

President Muhammadu Buhari has been dragged before the Federal High Court in Abuja, by Incorporated Trustees of Save Nigeria Group (SNG), over accusations of fighting a “lopsided” corruption war. The suit which was equally signed by an anti-corruption body, Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, was dated December 29, 2016 and marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1072/2016. In its suit,…

More division in N’Delta as Itsekiri hits PANDEF over stand on FG

Unity of purpose continues to be illusive among leaders of Niger Delta region as the Itsekiri Leaders of Thought (ILoT) has punctured the position of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) that President Muhammadu Buhari has a hidden agenda for the region. Both Chief Edwin Clark-led PANDEF and Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta…