President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, said Nigeria had just recovered from its worst recession in more than two decades. According to him, the rise in foreign private investments in Nigeria was as a result of the success of his administration’s economic agenda. Buhari made this remark while speaking on Thursday at a meeting with a Qatari business delegation led by the former Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani at the State House, Abuja. The President described the Federal Government’s economic agenda as one designed to move the country from over-reliance on crude oil and food importation. Shehu Garbia, Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant to President quoted him as saying that the policy has, in the past two years turned Nigeria into one of the most attra
Benjamin Apugo, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC, Board of Trustees, BoT, from Abia State, has told national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu what to do if he must succeed in reconciling aggrieved members of the party. Speaking with Daily Sun, Apugo also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for giving appointments to members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, instead of empowering his only party members. He said further that Tinubu must involve members of the new PDP, adding that it was actually members of the opposition party that helped the ruling party win the last election. He said, “Abia was predominately PDP, no other party had foothold in the state. “So, if it were 10, 000 votes that Buhari got in the last election; it was fo
One of the political parties in the country, the Democratic Youth Congress, DYC has instituted a legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari at the Federal High Court in Abuja over his delay in declaring his intention to run for the 2019 presidential election. Named as co-defendants in the suit filed by Hon. Kassim Kassim and National Executive Council, NEC, of the party are: the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami SAN and the All Progressives Congress, APC. In the suit filed and dated 26th February, 2018, the plaintiffs are praying the court for the interpretation of Section 131 (a), (b), (c) and (d), and Sections 137 (1) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended). They are urging the court to determine whether, up...
Senator Abdullahi Adamu, representing Nasarawa West, in the National Assembly under the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday took a swipe at Senators and members of the House of Representatives who are opposed to President Muhammadu Buhari contesting in 2019. Adamu said the Senators should leave the party if they are not comfortable with the arrangement. The lawmaker said it was unacceptable for anyone to climb to elective position on the platform of APC and later formed a group of opposition to the government of the President who is the leader of the party. Senator Adamu who lampooned his APC colleagues who may be opposed to Buhari and his government, said that staying within the APC to form opposition to the government of President Buhar...
President of the Nigeria Youth Organisation, NYO, Abdullahi Wali, has vowed to sue President Muhammadu Buhari if he refuses to contest in the 2019 presidential election. In a statement made available to reporters in Abuja on Monday, Wali said he was reacting to a statement credited to Buhari during a meeting with APC governors. He said that Buhari was quoted to have pleaded for more time to decide whether he would run or not. Wali stated that the President has achieved enough to seek re-election, listing the achievements to include: the effective implementation of Treasury Single Account, TSA, diversification of the economy, anti-corruption war, war against insurgency, the complete refund of Paris club loan deduction to states among others. He said, “If Bu
The Christian communities in Bauchi metropolis have accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of plot to disenfranchise them. The development is already creating tension in the affected areas. Leader of the Youth Christian Concern, Mr Dalha Luka told DAILY POST that the INEC had refused to send their staff to Yelwa, Rafin zurfi, Gwallameji, Kagadama, dominated by Christians. OThis development, Luka stressed had cast serious doubt on the independence of the commission. He further alleged that same thing was happening in Bogoro and Tafawabalewa, calling on the INEC “to toe a path of honour and accord equal chance to all categories of Nigerians.” “I think this is a calculated attempt against some section of the country; INEC is
Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, on Tuesday warned that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, won’t be allowed to manipulate the 2019 election. Reacting to report of underage voters in Kano, Wike insisted that INEC lacked the capacity to conduct credible elections in Nigeria. He spoke when German Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Bernhard Shlagheck, visited him at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital. Calling on the International Community to closely monitor the nation’s electoral process, Wike explained that it was imperative for the International Community to monitor the 2019 elections in order to stop INEC from manipulating the process. “INEC does not have the capacity to hold free and fair elections. See what h
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has rejected the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 general elections, which was issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday. National chairman of the party, Engineer Yabaji Yusuf Sani, who addressed journalists yesterday in Abuja, faulted the scheduling of the presidential election before the governorship poll. INEC has fixed Saturday, February 16, 2019 as the date for Presidential and National Assembly elections, while Governorship and State Assembly elections would hold on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Engr. Sani claimed this was a plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the polls next year. “The order of the elections as released by the INEC is one thing we are not comfortable with b
Dozens of groups under the aegis of Northern Coalition of Concerned Youths and Women Coalition have warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019. They said the president has performed poorly and should leave office honourably next year or face defeat. Speaking at the NUJ press centre on Sunday in Kano, Chairman of the Coalition Groups, Comrade Abdulmajeed Babangida Sa’ad, lamented that Buhari’s last three years in office has not shown signs of direction. “The coalition out of patriotism and zeal for purposeful drive to posterity wish to ask Mr. President to honourably shun calls by sycophants and mischievous politicians who are bent on continued self serving ego which is detrimental to the diverse interest of the teeming populace”, he said. “From what we ha
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, over 10 Arewa Youth groups have declared support for the next Nigeria President to come from the South-East. The groups, including Arewa Youth Forum, Arewa Youths Coalition for Peace, Northern Central Youth Club and Youths for One Nigeria made the declaration in Imo State yesterday during a youth summit. Apart from the Arewa Youth groups, several Afenifere and Igbo youth groups, who were also at the summit, toed same line. Spokesperson of the Arewa Youths, Alhaji Haruna Waziri stated that the decision would engender national unity and cohesion. Waziri, who noted that the convener of the Nigeria Youth Summit, Mr. Iheanachor Ezeakor, an indigene of Arondizuogu in Imo State, would be backed by the Arewa Youths for the presidency, said the best ...