Tag: Muhammadu Buhari

Boko Haram Can No Longer Stage Organised Operations In Nigeria – Minister

Boko Haram Can No Longer Stage Organised Operations In Nigeria – Minister

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The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali has said the counter insurgency operations against Boko Haram have rendered the terrorist group incapable of launching organized attacks. The Minister, who was represented by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin at the closing ceremony of the African Land Forces Summit in Abuja, yesterday called on African countries to learn from the strategies of Nigeria to curb the menace of terrorism. He, however, noted that the successes in the fight against Boko Haram could not have been achieved without the effective collaboration between the Lake Chad Basin countries. “We are safe to say that Boko Haram can no longer launch organised attacks in Nigeria because of the effective counter-insurgency operations embarked upon b
Why FG Wants Rail Line Between Nigeria, Niger – Amaechi

Why FG Wants Rail Line Between Nigeria, Niger – Amaechi

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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has explained that the rail line from Kano in Nigeria to Maradi in Niger Republic was mainly to encourage business owners to use Nigerian seaports as against the use of those of neighbouring countries. Amaechi stated this yesterday during the ministry’s budget defence to the House of Representatives Joint Committee on Land, Transport, Maritime Safety and Administration, Aviation, Port Harbours and Waterways. He said that the rail line was purely for economy purpose, adding that Nigeria was losing resources because of lack of connection between it and Niger. “Nigeria has been losing a lot of money due to the fact that people prefer to use Benin Republic’s seaport. So, to encourage them to use our seaports, we decided to construct
Nigerian Government No Longer Refunds Money Spent On Federal Roads – Balarabe

Nigerian Government No Longer Refunds Money Spent On Federal Roads – Balarabe

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The federal government has decided it will no longer refund money spent by state governments on the construction of federal roads. The Niger State Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe yesterday disclosed this while briefing journalists at the end of the state executive council meeting held at the council chambers of the Government House in Minna. Balarabe, who was commenting on the state of work on the Minna-Suleja federal road dualisation project, did not, however, say why the federal government took the decision. He said the state government was “uncomfortable” with the level of work on the road and that despite the federal government’s decision, the state would intervene by embarking on the construction of some federal roads in the state. “
Osinbajo Speaks On Corruption In Presidency, Says Jonathan’s Govt Worst Ever

Osinbajo Speaks On Corruption In Presidency, Says Jonathan’s Govt Worst Ever

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The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has insisted that there is no corruption in the presidency. He noted that the anti-corruption stance of Buhari’s government has saved the country a lot of money. Speaking while receiving the leadership of The Companion, an association of Muslim Businessmen and Professionals in his office, Osinbajo said government’s efforts towards curbing corruption in the country would soon begin to manifest. The Vice President also stated that the rot the current administration met in office had never happened before. According to Osinbajo “One thing that is very sure now is that this presidency is not stealing and we have a President who is not stealing and will not steal. “There is no corruption in the presidency under the current government. This kind o
Security And Economy Of Nigeria Bothers Me – Buhari Tells British Prime Minister

Security And Economy Of Nigeria Bothers Me – Buhari Tells British Prime Minister

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The three-pronged focus of the current administration resonated through the conversation, as President Muhammadu Buhari held a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister, Theresa May on Monday at 10, Downing Street, London. "We campaigned on three major issues, to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption,” said the President. “We have elections next year, politicians are already preoccupied with the polls, but I am bothered more about security and the economy," he stressed. Recalling that Nigeria and Britain have a long history of cooperation on several fronts, President Buhari stated: "People ought to know how they arrived where they are, if they would move forward. It was a mistake for us to have stopped the teaching of history as a subject in schools, but we ar
Trump To Host Buhari April 30

Trump To Host Buhari April 30

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U.S. President Donald Trump would host President Muhammadu Buhari on April 30, the White House announced on Sunday evening. The White House in a statement said Mr Buhari would meet Mr Trump at Washington to discuss issues including “fighting terrorism” and economic growth. “President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to enhance our strategic partnership and advance our shared priorities: “Promoting economic growth and reforms, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security, and building on Nigeria’s role as a democratic leader in the region. “The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep and strong, and Nigeria’s economic growth, security, and leadership in Africa will advance our mutual prosperity,” the statement read in part. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
Biafra: Why Justice Nyako Must Dismiss Treason Charges Against Our Members – IPOB

Biafra: Why Justice Nyako Must Dismiss Treason Charges Against Our Members – IPOB

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has urged Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court to drop the treason charges against some of its members. IPOB said the judge should display same “uncommon courage” she showed in the trial of Boko Haram suspected terrorists. The separatists group urged the judge to adopt same yardstick used for the terrorists by dismissing the treason charges against its members in her court due to lack of diligent prosecution. The call was contained in a statement signed by the Head of Directorate of State, IPOB World Headquarters, Langenfeld Germany, Mazi Chika Edoziem. The group noted that none of its members had taken the life of any Nigerian or committed any act of violence. Against this backdrop, IPOB said there was no moral or legal j
2019: ADP Blasts Buhari Over Decision To Seek Re-Election

2019: ADP Blasts Buhari Over Decision To Seek Re-Election

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The National Chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Engineer Yabagi Sani, has expressed surprise over President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to seek re-election in the 2019 election. Sani, speaking to newsmen on Thursday, noted that Buhari’s declaration would surely lead to the defeat of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) at the poll. “What is our headache if APC decides to field a liability or even chose not to field any candidate at all? But sincerely speaking, if the man truly have the interest of the nation at heart, he should not have succumbed to pressure to subject himself and the entire nation to another moments of fearful anxiety. “Now that we know where the APC is heading, our duty is to mobilize Nigerians to more than ever before obtain PVCs an
Electoral Act: Why NASS Must Override Buhari – Wike

Electoral Act: Why NASS Must Override Buhari – Wike

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Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike has again urged Nigerians to prevail on the National Assembly to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the 2010 Electoral Act Amendment Bill. He said this will guarantee free, fair and credible electoral system. The governor made the call on Thursday while declaring open the 2018 annual Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Section on Legal Practice Conference in Port Harcourt. He appealed to the Nigerian legal practitioners to rise up and insist on the relevance of the amended Electoral Act, 2010. “Let me remind us that a defining feature of the legal profession is the commitment to promote both the substantive rules and the processes of the law, as well as to defend the democratic values of our society,’’ Wike said. He called on the lawyer
CCT: Supreme Court Fixes Date For Ruling On Saraki’s Case

CCT: Supreme Court Fixes Date For Ruling On Saraki’s Case

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The Supreme Court has set July 6 as date for delivering judgment in an appeal filed by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, challenging the ruling of the Court of Appeal which asked the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to try him on three of the 18 counts brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The apex court fixed the date on Thursday in Abuja after hearing the appeal and cross-appeal filed by the Senate President and the anti-graft agency over allegations of false asset declaration. Senator Saraki is contending that there is no prima facia case against him and as such, the apex court should uphold his no case submission which was upheld by the CCT. Counsel to the Senate President, Mr Kanu Agabi SAN told the court that the law was ...
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