The presidency, on Tuesday, indicted the leadership of the 7th National Assembly, over its alleged failure to carryout a proper oversight on Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). It said its failure led to the alleged corruption and stealing of public funds which it said characterised the last administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Senator David Mark was the President of the 6th and 7th Senate, while the current Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, held sway as the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 7th National Assembly. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, who addressed Senate Correspondents, said lawmakers’ failure led to the alleged siphoning of the security funds by the former N
A former Nigerian senator and stalwart of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, John Udoedehe, has said that he wouldn’t mind accepting an appointment as a messenger or a cleaner from President Muhammadu Buhari. The federal government recently released names of board members of various agencies. Mr. Udoedehe, a former senator from Akwa Ibom State, was appointed as a board member for the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency. Since then, Mr. Udoedehe, a former minister, said he has been receiving several calls from his political associates and supporters who felt that the appointment was humiliating, considering his reach in politics. “It will be disrespectful to the president for me to reject the offer, I am a loyal party member,” Mr. Udoedehe said. “If the
The Presidency has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is yet to learn from its mistakes. It said PDP still engages in acts that made President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives (APC) emerge victorious in 2015. Garba Shehu, Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said this while featuring on Channels Television. “The point I want to make is that many had thought that PDP would have picked out some lessons from the mistakes, from what led to the loss of the election in 2015″, he said. “They did the same game plan all over again and when you do the same thing all over again, it’s the same results that you’ll achieve. So that’s the point I’m making; nothing has changed.” The PDP had described Buhari’s New Year address as depressing. PDP
President Muhammadu Buhari was very unpleased with his security aides over his son, Yusuf’s accident with a power bike. Yusuf was drag racing with a friend on Tuesday night around 8 pm when he crashed his power bike, sustaining head injuries and breaking a limb in the process. According to ThisDay: "The president was at the hospital on Wednesday night. He was very devastated when he saw his son, Yusuf, in a very critical situation. Mr. President was shaking his head, while looking at his son and thereafter angrily reprimanded his security officials for allowing Yusuf to leave home at that time of the day for power-bike racing
There is anxiety in Aso Rock over the health condition of Yusuf Buhari, who recently got badly injured in a ghastly motor accident. He had undergone a surgery after sustaining a head injury and breaking one of his limbs. An online report had claimed that Yusuf was flown abroad in the early hours of Thursday for medical treatment. The presidency has denied this. “That is not true please”, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, said. Yusuf is said to be still under medical care after the accident.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stirred up a fresh controversy over his real age when he said he thought he was 74 but was told he was 75. Buhari spoke when the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello, led a delegation to pay him Christmas homage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President, joined by state governors and other top government officials, celebrated his 75th birthday penultimate Sunday. He was said to have been born on December 17, 1942, in Daura, present day Katsina State. While thanking his guests for the visit, Buhari recalled the health challenge that kept him away from the country for months earlier in the year and admitted that 2017 had been a tumultuous year for him. The President said he had recovered well from the sickness because he obe...
The presidency has explained that the herd of cattle seen in a recent video on the internet grazing near the presidential villa in Aso Rock belong to the Presidency. The video showed herdsmen direct a herd of cattle led along a road near the entrance to the vice president’s official residence, obstructing vehicular movements. According to a veterinary doctor in charge of the state house vet. Clinic, Haruna Tanko, the cattle were “being moved from their ranch to a different location”. “The cattle ranch was dirty because of the just concluded rainy season and we normally move the cattle and clear the ranch before returning them,” he said. He also said those seen around the cattle were the staff of the veterinary section, and that “it is not possible for anyone to bring in their c
President Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie, has attacked former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for dumping the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying the ex-VP should better be a movie director than wasting his time in what she described as “testosterone-pumping” Nigerian politics. Onochie also said that Atiku is not a team player but rather ends up always playing ‘away’ politics after failing have total control at ‘home’ politics. Atiku had on Friday, 24th November, 2017, officially announced his resignation from APC, saying he dumped the party because it instituted a draconian regime that has continued to clamp down on democracy in the country. Atiku also accused APC of marginalising him and others, as well as neglecting the youths. Onochie also said Atiku is “just like f
President Buhari would hold today’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the office of the wife of the President, Sources told DailyTrust. The development, it was gathered that it is due to some “technical issues” at the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, where the cabinet meeting usually holds. Dailytrust also reported that ministers and other cabinet members had been informed of the development before hand as the meeting is slated for 11:00am. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, also confirmed the development. Sources also hinted that apart from the FEC meeting, all other official activities for today would hold at the Conference Room of the Office of the Wife of the President.