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“Buhari, other West African leaders cannot intimidate me, who are they to tell me to leave my country?” – Jammeh

The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has hit out at regional mediators urging him to step down, saying he will not be intimidated. President Jammeh had earlier conceded defeat in the election, after a 22-year-rule, but recanted a week later, asking for fresh polls to be conducted by a “god-fearing and independent electoral commission.” His decision […]

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Mark Zuckerberg’s simplicity a challenge to Nigerians’ notorious wealth display – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja commended the Chief Executive Officer and founder of social networking website, Facebook, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, for sharing his wealth of knowledge with Nigerian youth, and inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs. Receiving the internet entrepreneur at the State House, Abuja, President Buhari said the various meetings held with Nigerian […]

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I know what Nigerians are going through – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the 2016 Eid El Fitr, which marks the completion of the Muslim Ramadan fast. In a statement Tuesday, the president thanked Nigerians for their sacrifices, and promised “better days ahead”. He said his government was exploring “the fastest means to end the economic sabotage […]

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Buhari, Three Ministers Sick, SGF Says

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, on Wednesday confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari and three of his ministers are currently indisposed. Lawal disclosed this while saying the opening prayer at the beginning of a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Council Chamber […]

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I don’t want Cameron’s apology, but return of stolen money – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would not be demanding any apology from British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron over his diplomatic gaffe, describing Nigeria, along with Afghanistan as ‘fantastically corrupt’. President Buhari said instead, he would demand action from Cameron, by returning Nigeria’s stolen money and assets stashed in the United Kingdom. Buhari […]

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Corruption: Nigeria’s most wanted suspect lives in UK, but I won’t mention the name – Buhari

In far away London, United Kingdom, and despite reports that he is on a five-day vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari told Daily Telegraph that one of the biggest suspects in the ongoing probe of corruption in Nigeria lives in their midst. Buhari, who refused to mention any name, said this  in an interview with the United […]

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Mbaka’s Prophesy: ‘We’ll shutdown Nigeria if anything ugly happens to Buhari’

Following Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka’s prediction of possible assassination plot against President Muhammadu Buhari, a group, Buhari South-East Youth Movement, BSEYM, has threatened to shut down the country if anything ugly happens to the President. The group advised anyone or group with such evil plan to have a rethink “because such will spell doom for not just […]

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Buhari, Osinbajo to spend N2.2bn on travels, food, others

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo are to spend N2.2bn on travels and transport, foodstuffs and catering materials, refreshment and meals as well as honorarium and sitting allowances in the 2016 fiscal year. Details of this spending are contained in the 2016 budget of N6.08tn, which the President submitted to a joint session of […]

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Why we are yet to disclose details of corrupt officials returning stolen funds — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday explained why his administration was yet to release names of corrupt former officials of the past administration who voluntarily surrendered their loot. Speaking in Abuja at this year’s edition of the annual Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation Lecture, President Buhari said “any disclosure now may jeopardize the possibility of bigger recoveries”. Mr. […]

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Soyinka opens up on Biafra, Buhari

  Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, yesterday spoke frankly on the agitation in the South East and declared that Biafra cannot be defeated.  Soyinka added that the agitation did not come to him as a surprise. He also defended his choice of President Muhammadu Buhari as a better candidate, in the last presidential contest between […]

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Buhari govt announces first year-long spending, proposes N6trn budget

The Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government on Monday proposed a budget of N6 trillion for 2016 at an oil bench mark of 38 dollar per barrel. The planned spending is the first for the administration of Mr. Buhari, who took office in May 2015. The minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma, stated this while […]

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PDP reports Buhari to International Community!

Leaders and stakeholders in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from a conference in Abuja yesterday drawing the attention of the international ‎community to what it called “the growing impunity, abuse of power, constitution infractions, violation of human rights, selective war against corruption” of the President ‎Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The party also accused the President […]

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Never again ‘ll politicians seek office for personal gains — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his main target for fighting corruption was to stop corrupt individuals from seeking public offices for selfish gains. This is even as he stated that his government would not relent in the current anti-corruption war, but will continue for many years. According to him, the prosecution of alleged criminals […]

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How NTA, AIT maltreated us during the 2015 presidential campaigns — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his gratitude to Nigerians for his victory at the general elections saying he emerged winner against all odds. Speaking at The Red Media Summit in Lagos, Thursday,‎ Mr. Buhari said that he won the election despite the deployment of state forces against him. “Muhammadu Buhari’s goodwill greetings to you is […]

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My govt’ll crush Boko Haram, bring sponsors to justice – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned the latest terror attacks in Abuja, Maiduguri and Yola. In a statement he personally signed, Buhari observed that the Friday attacks in the three cities were apparently timed to coincide with Independence Day celebrations when Nigerians should be rejoicing. The President commiserated with the families of the dead and […]

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I am not involved in Saraki’s ordeal – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday denied instigating the ongoing corruption trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Mr. Saraki is being prosecuted at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for alleged false declaration of asset. His associates have alleged the trial is politically motivated. Explaining the president’s stance on the trial, Mr. Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, […]

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Buhari moves to close unessential Nigerian foreign missions

President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday in Abuja that his administration would undertake a review of Nigerian foreign missions to determine those that are really essential. Speaking after being briefed by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bulus Lolo, President Buhari said a presidential committee would soon be established to carry out the […]

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