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…

N2.5b Fraud: Buhari sacks Babachir Lawal as chairman of presidential boards committee

Babachir David Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has removed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal as chairman of the presidential committee on the reconstitution of federal government boards of parastatals, agencies and commissions. According to a report on Daily Trust, Vice President…

Nassarawa stakeholders seek support for Buhari, Al-Makura

President Muhammadu Buhari Stakeholders in Akun Development Area of Nasarawa State, on Tuesday, passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, for the positive intervention made to boost infrastructure in the country. The stakeholders, who met in Ogba, Nassarawa Eggon Local Government, said Nigerians needed to be more patient with the Federal Government in…

Sultan unhappy with S’Kaduna killings, demands Buhari, El Rufai stop it

Even as President Muhammadu Buhari continues to remain silent on the killings of southern Kaduna indigenes by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on him to urgently put a stop to the carnage. Abubakar, who is also the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs…

How Buhari ruined Nigeria economy with bad economic policies – PDP

PDP says Buhari ruined Nigeria’s economy, offers solution The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, brought the present economic meltdown in the country through his bad policies. It therefore suggested that the way out is for the president to employ the services of economic experts. According to the party, President Buhari-led…

N/Delta: PANDEF joins MEND, accuses Buhari of hidden agenda

In what appears a co-ordinated response to President Buhari’s unclear intention in the Niger Delta, the Chief Edwin Clark-led Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) on new year’s day joined Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to query alleged clandestine moves to frustrate dialogue as a tool for resolution of the festering regional…

President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year Message To Nigerians

My dear Compatriots, I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria. I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation. I know you will join me to, once again, congratulate…

New Year Message: Buhari calls for vigilance against Boko Haram remnants

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to be on the alert and watch out for strange figures settling in their communities this new year. In his new year message to the nation, the president urged Nigerians to report to the nearest security agencies strange figures found in their communities as the…

PDP wants Gov Amosun’s alleged confession on Ondo poll manipulation probed

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the alleged manipulation of the recent Ondo governorship election. The party therefore called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the confessional statement allegedly made by Governor Ibikunle Amosun without delay. Amosun was alleged to have during a meeting with the Ogun State House of…

Magu remains EFCC boss -Presidency

The presidency has discounted stories making the round that embattled chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has been sacked. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina told Ripples Nigeria during a telephone inquiry that there is no truth whatever to the claims. According to him, Magu remains the acting chairman…

Buhari, call off customs’ siege on Igbo traders

Professor Okey Ndibe It is time they stopped this practice of unleashing ravenous agents to prey on innocent Nigerians. And with the impression gaining ground that these agencies have launched a vicious assault on the enterprising spirit of the South-East, it is time the government rethought its strategy—or risk an unpredictable, possibly explosive, response. A…

Saraki visits Aso Rock again for close-door meeting with Buhari

Senate President Bukola Saraki again on Friday visited Aso Rock Villa where he had a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate President visited the Villa around 12 noon. Though the reason for the meeting was not made available to newsmen, but speculations are rife that it may not be unconnected with the…

Bad weather stalls Buhari’s visit to Bauchi

President Muhammadu Buhari Bad weather condition prevailing in some parts of the country has forced an indefinite postponement of the official visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Bauchi State. The President was scheduled to be in Bauchi (today) Thursday, Dec.29 and residents of the state had prepared to receive him. NAN also reports that this…

So far Buhari has failed in his promises -Ex-Gov Shekarau

Former governor of Kano State Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has said so far, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari remains a failure because of its inability to initiate and implement policies that can turn things around and make the life of ordinary Nigerians more meaningful. The former Minister of Education during ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration stated…

Trending: 9 Key Successes of Buhari in 2016

President Buhari: 2016 better than 2015 (NAN) Nigerians are often impatient with their leaders, looking for results “with immediate effect”, a mindset left by long years of military rule. President Muhammadu Buhari has been the target of criticism by this tribe of Nigerians, going by the critical posts in social media, sometimes bordering on plain…

2016 the year that defeated Buhari

2016 the year that defeated Buhari By Joseph Edgar… As we bask in the celebration of the seeming defeat of Boko Haram with the capture of Sambisa Forest, I cannot help but look at 2016 as the year that blew the ill wind which exposed the bottom of the Buhari administration. This year virulently exposed…

Lawmaker applauds Buhari, military on capture of Sambisa forest

A Lagos lawmaker, Mr. Tunde Braimoh, on Wednesday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian military for successfully flushing out Boko Haram terrorists from the Sambisa forest. Braimoh, Chairman, House Committee on Information, Security and Strategy, made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. The lawmaker, who represents…

CJN: Lawyer drags Buhari to court over Onnoghen

A Lagos lawyer who feels President Muhammadu Buhari is taking too long to appoint Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) has sued the president. The legal practitioner, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo has dragged President Buhari before an Abuja Federal High Court on why he is yet to appoint Justice Onnoghen…

PDP shares in Sambisa victory, says past govts made it possible

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over Nigerian Army routing out of the Boko Haram sect from Sambisa forest. The party said that the victory was due to efforts of both the present and past administrations. The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP which stated this in a statement released…

Buhari has 4-yr mandate, be patient, there is hope -APC begs Nigerians

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government was yet to fail the country even though things are very difficult in the land. This was stated by the new spokesperson of the ruling party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, during an interaction with newsmen in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. Acknowledging that…

Irritated, Jibrin says Buhari govt now a lame duck for succumbing to blackmail

The suspended House of Representatives member from Kano State, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he says is exhibiting signs of weakness. Jibrin said once Buhari succumbs to blackmail by an individual, group or institution, he’s nothing but “finished and your presidency a certified lame duck”. This was as he alleged that…

Buhari’s Christmas message to Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari Dear Compatriots, I heartily rejoice with all Nigerians, particularly our Christian brothers and sisters, on this year’s celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. As we celebrate this year’s Christmas, I believe that it is very appropriate for us to reflect on the love of God aptly espoused in the teachings and…

Merry Christmas Message From President Muhammadu Buhari

Dear Compatriots, I heartily rejoice with all Nigerians, particularly our Christian brothers and sisters, on this year’s celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. As we celebrate this year’s Christmas, I believe that it is very appropriate for us to reflect on the love of God aptly espoused in the teachings and lifestyle of Jesus…

Why I did not attend South-East summit -Buhari

More than 24 hours after many had waited to hear the reason President Muhammadu Buhari, any of his ministers or a representative of his failed to attend the South-East Economic and Security Summit in Enugu, he has given reasons he cancelled the scheduled visit. There were different insinuation on Thursday as to why the President…

Buhari eager to reflate economy – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi says Governor Wike is responsible for Rivers killings The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says President Muhammadu Buhari is eager to reflate the economy and deliver to the people the gains of his administration. Amaechi stated this in a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations Department of the Ministry, Mrs…

Buhari lauds Lagos, Kebbi on LAKE Rice

Bags of Lake Rice President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Lagos and Kebbi state governments for the successful partnership that gave rise to the local production of LAKE Rice (Lagos-Kebbi Rice). The president commended the commitment of Governors Akinwunmi Ambode and Atiku Bagudu of Lagos and Kebbi respectively in bringing to fruition the Memorandum of Understanding…

President Buhari commends Lagos and Kebbi on LAKE Rice

Femi Adesina, Abuja: President Muhammadu Buhari commends Lagos and Kebbi States for the successful partnership that gave rise to the local production of LAKE Rice (Lagos-Kebbi Rice). The President particularly salutes the commitment of Governors Akinwunmi Ambode and Atiku Bagudu in bringing to fruition the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in March 2016 on substantially…

IPOB: Did President Buhari shun Enugu Summit over threat to life?

Like was the case of his scheduled visit to Rivers State early June, President Muhammadu Buhari has shunned the maiden South-East Economic and Security Summit in Enugu State, after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) threatened they were ready to die along with him should he step his foot into “Biafraland”. The Nigerian President was…

Buhari congratulates veteran journalist, Oyebola, at 80

Chief Areoye Oyebola President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated renowned journalist, author and publisher, Chief Areoye Oyebola, as he clocks 80 years on Dec. 23. The congratulatory message is in a statement in Abuja on Thursday issued by Mr. Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. Adesina stated that “the President joined the…

Whistle blowers now to get 5% of recovered loot

President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government as part of its anti-corruption drive has approved a new policy where whistle blowers who reveal financial and other related crimes to relevant authorities will get paid. In the new policy, if a whistle-blower reports a financial crime and his revelation leads to recovery of money, he gets as much…

Views from abroad: Buhari Faces Spreading Opposition as Nigerian Economy Slumps

By Dulue Mbachu, Paul Wallace, and Mustapha Muhammad (Bloomberg)… Yusuf Rabiu went door-to-door urging people in the northern Nigerian city of Kano to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in last year’s elections. Now he’s regretting his decision. “We expected him to solve our economic problems,” Rabiu, a 36-year-old hat seller, said at the city’s Kurmi market as…

Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo Visits Buhari, Pledges Improved ties

Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, yesterday vis­ited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and pledged to improve ties between his country and Nigeria. Akufo-Addo also extend­ed birthday greetings to Bu­hari, who turned 74 on Sat­urday and shares same birth date with the president-elect’s mother. In a brief chat with State House correspondents after his…

Buhari is in pains, Minster Ogbeh reveals

“When we get to meetings and see the face of our President, you will know he is in pains, we are all in pains,” was the response of the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, to Nigerian youths who asked the ministers to tell President Muhammadu Buhari there is too much hunger in Nigeria. Some…

SURVEY RESULTS: Nigerians disagree with Buhari ‘s call for ‘One Nigeria’

An online poll conducted by Ripples Nigeria has returned an unsavory verdict on President Muhammadu Buhari’s call for a united Nigeria. Insisting that the country’s unity was not negotiable, President Buhari had, at various times and at several fora, queried agitations by certain constituents for a break up of the federation. Particularly irritating to the…

Falana begs Buhari to pardon soldiers jailed for mutiny

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian soldiers accused of mutiny during a court martial session Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana SAN, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to pardon 70 convicted Nigerian soldiers jailed for mutiny. The soldiers who were earlier sentenced to death by court martials in 2014 had their sentence commuted to…

After Ndume, Buhari meets Saraki over Magu, Ndume

After the meeting with the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, met with Senate President Bukola Saraki at the presidential Villa, Abuja. The meetings have been seen by many as not unconnected with the travails of acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, and Secretary…

PHOTOSCENE: Buhari receives Ghana’s President-elect

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday played host to the presdent -elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo and Mr Kenneth Ofori-Atta at the State House, Abuja. Read also: Trump’s victory officially confirmed by Electoral College Photos: Courtesy Presidency RipplesNigeria ….without borders, without fears The post PHOTOSCENE: Buhari receives Ghana’s President-elect appeared first on Ripples.

Buhari to ambassadors, sorry we’ve just little to fund our missions abroad

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed regret that his administration lacks enough resources to fund the country’s foreign missions He however expressed optimism that by 2019 all the external factors that contributed to the present recession in the country will become a thing of the past as the Federal Government is determined to turn the…

Buhari oders probe of Magu, SGF, others, says any found guilty must be prosecuted

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to look into the allegations of corruption involving some top government officials. This was contained in statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Sunday night. According to the statement,…

Buhari goes tough, orders probe of corrupt aides

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to commence investigation of all government officials allegedly accused of wrong-doing. Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, made this known in his facebook page on Sunday. He said that the…

What lessons can Buhari teach Yahya Jammeh?

TURNING-POINT-Bola-Bolawole President Muhammadu Buhari was one of four West African leaders who led a peace meeting to The Gambia last Tuesday to try and talk President Yahya Jammeh out of the suicidal attempt to go back on his acceptance of the result of the December 1, 2016 presidential election in his country, which he lost….

The Magu story

By Joseph Edgar… The unseriousness of the corruption battle has finally come home to berth. Make no mistake I am not on the side of the Senate in this matter. It is becoming very clear that according to reports, they have allegedly gone to wait for the EFCC honcho, Magu, down the road and have…

INEC boss Yakubu gives himself pass mark, says elections so far proves INEC not under Buhari, anybody’s influence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has rebuffed insinuations in some quarters that he has been a puppet of President Muhammadu Buhari. His critics and the opposition parties have continued to claim that the reason for the increase in electoral violence, vote buying at polls, ballot box snatching and unnecessary time…

Buhari hails Amina Mohammed’s appointment as UN Deputy Sec-Gen

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the appointment of the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, as the new Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, describing it as a welcome development. In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari expressed happiness that…

Don’t blame us for your hardship, FG tells Nigerians

The Federal Government on Thursday absolved itself of any wrongdoings in the present economic woes ravaging the country, which has brought so much hardship in the land. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, made the claim on Thursday while answering questions from reporter s after the last meeting of the National…

PHOTOSCENE: Buhari commissions made-in-Nigeria Navy ships

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday three Naval ships, Nigerian Navy Ship UNITY, Nigerian Navy Ship KARADUWA and the Nigerian Navy Tugboat COMMANDER EDWIN UGWU, Two of the three ships commissioned were built by Nigerian Navy engineers. Read also: PHOTOSCENE: Ambode, Aregbesola, Tinubu’s wives at Musical Youth Fiesta 2016 Buhari during the ceremony pledged the continuous…

FG earmarks N213bn for rail system modernisation

President Muhammadu Buhari presenting budget to National Assembly The Federal Government has earmarked N213billion to fast-track the modernization of the country’s rail system in the 2017 fiscal year. President Muhammadu Buhari made this known while presenting 2017 budget estimates before the joint session of the National Assembly. He said the amount would represent the counterpart…

2017 BUDGET: Buhari allocates lion’s share to Works, Transport, Defence

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, presented the 2017 budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly. The President also cashed in on the presentation of the budget to unveil his economic recovery plan to lawmakers. He said as part of plans to get the country out of recession, the Federal Government decided to…

PHOTOSCENE: Buhari presents 2017 Budget of ‘Recovery And Growth’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presented a budget N7.289 trillion for the 2017 fiscal year to a joint session of the National Assembly. The president said “In 2017, we will focus on the rapid development of infrastructure, especially rail, roads and power… In 2016, we made a lot of progress getting the necessary studies updated…

Buhari presents N7.30trn budget for 2017

Presenting Muhammadu Buhari presenting budget to the National Assembly President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja presented a budget of N7.30 trillion for 2017 before a joint session of the National Assembly. Buhari, who arrived at the assembly Chambers at 1.55p.m., apologized for shifting the time for the presentation of the appropriation bill from 10…

Buhari’s experience needed to resolve political logjam – Gambian coalition

President Muhammadu Buhari The coalition of seven political parties that produced Adama Barrow, President-elect of Gambia, has enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy his vast experience, alongside other African leaders to resolve the political logjam in Gambia. A statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President, said…

Buhari set to present 2017 budget to National Assembly

Presenting Muhammadu Buhari presenting budget to the National Assembly President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to present the 2017 budget estimates to a joint session of National Assembly today Wednesday, 14 December 2016. Reports say the Presentation of the 2017 Appropriation bill by the President has been moved to afternoon time. Earlier in a letter sent…

Update: Buhari, other African leaders arrive Gambia

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President Bai Koroma in Gambia President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday arrived in Banjul, Gambia, to meet with President Yahya Jammeh, who lost the presidential election penultimate week. The information is in a statement in Abuja by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to…

RESTRUCTURING: Atiku says reasonable human beings don’t fear negotiation

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has again supported calls for the restructuring of Nigeria, saying that reasonable human beings are never afraid of negotiation. This was even as he said that restructuring the country will be in the interest of the North in particular and the country in general. The former Nigerian Vice President stated…

UN dispatches Buhari, Mahama to Gambia to force Jammeh to quit

President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh: toppled via ballot box President Muhammadu Buhari, his Liberian and Ghanaian counterparts, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and John Mahama, will on Tuesday, leave for Banjul to put diplomatic pressure on President Yahya Jammeh to transfer power to President-elect Adama Barrow. The UN Security Council made the plan known while briefing newsmen…

President Buhari’s 2016 Eid-El-Maulud message to the nation

President Buhari Dear Compatriots, Again the calendar of life has brought us into another period of celebration, and deep reflection. Celebration, because we are marking the birth of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him), and deep reflection, because it is another opportunity of pausing, taking a deep breath and reflecting on the current realities before…

2017 budget panacea to Nigeria’s economic woes, Buhari assures

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the 2017 Budget proposals contain measures that will get the nation out of its economic woods. The president who stated this in a Eid-el-Maulud message he personally signed, also noted that “with collective dedication and hard work, we will overcome the mountain of economic difficulties, and return our…