The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says Nigeria’s exit from economic recession shows that President Muhammadu Buhari is working hard for the prosperity of Nigerians. Adesina was quoted as saying this while addressing a solidarity rally organised by the Centre for Civil Society and Justice, according to a statement by the Deputy Director of Information at the State House, Abiodun Oladunjoye. The President’s spokesman said Nigeria entered into recession due to the mistakes of the past but added that Buhari battled to restore the nation’s glory. He said, “You have chosen a very auspicious day for this solidarity rally. Earlier today, we were told that Nigeria had officially exited recession. That shows that we have a government that is work
The International Criminal Court, ICC, in The Hague is considering SERAP’s petition on the allegations of widespread, systematic and large-scale corruption in the electricity sector since the return of democracy in 1999 and under the governments of former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria. Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, in a statement on Wednesday by its deputy director, Timothy Adewale, said that, “SERAP can confirm that the ICC is now considering our petition. We have received communication from Mark P. Dillon, Head of Information and Evidence Unit of the ICC indicating that the court will give due consideration to our petition.” “SERAP appreciates the prompt attention to this matter by the ICC. We urge the court to
The Ex aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode, the member of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party, known for his poetic speeches against the present governments, has taken to twitter his reaction following the report that rats invaded the president office due to President Buhari's absence for over 100 days. Fani-Kayode praise rats "well done" that they have taken actions for the vast majority of Nigerians that can't express their anguish over the president absence from office. Fani-Kayode took it out on the president hailing the rats for the operations carried out on the President Buhari's office, Fani-Kayode went further, calling the Rats patriotic warriors. SEE ALSO >>>Even Rats Don’t Want Buhari To Come Back – Fani-Kayode He said in his twitter handle "Below is
President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the nation’s service chiefs to ensure that all threats to the unity of the country are dealt with. Abayomi Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff, made this known after a meeting between the President and the Security chiefs on Tuesday. Olonisakin said the meeting, which lasted several hours, was to update the President on some security developments that came up while he was away on medical vacation in the United Kingdom. “We have been meeting with Mr. President for the last three hours. We updated him on all security issues around the country, within the country and outside the country, where our troops are,” Olonisakin said. “Of course, we have just updated him because he is aware of what’s been happening. He has been receiving regular briefings
Leader of the Return or Resign protest group, Mr. Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, has adduced reasons for the call-off of the protest which asked President Buhari Muhammadu to either return from his medical leave overseas or resign from office. Taking to his Instagram handle, Oputa said he and his group called off the strike because it has been misconstrued as an ethnic protest. He also corrected the impression that it was an attack on the person of President Buhari, saying, “It wasn’t a personal attack on our sick President.” He also said it was to save everyone involved from mobbing death, “Because I value the lives of the tenacious, consistency, dogged, rugged and focused exceptional youths.” See the Instagram post:
Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on Tuesday emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the November 18 poll in the state. The governor, who was the sole contestant in the primary, polled 1,070 “yes” votes from a total of 1,092.accredited delegates. Meanwhile, the United Peoples Party, Anambra State chapter, on Tuesday suspended two governorship aspirants in the party, Osita Chidoka and Mr. Chudi Ofodile. Chidoka is a former Minister of Aviation while Ofodile is a former member of the House of Representatives. Also suspended were the National Treasurer of the party, Flint Obiekwe and Nwabueze Anyichie, deputy national secretary. They were suspended for alleged anti-party activities aimed at undermining the authority of the state executive.
The Nigeria Police has invited Aloysius Ikegwuonu aka Bishop over the Ozubulu tragedy. Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in Anambra State, Nkiru Nwode, said yesterday that Bishop, is expected to appear at the police headquarters in Awka on Friday. The police however, clarified that the invitation is not an arrest. Ikegwuonu was the target of attack on St Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu, penultimate Sunday. His father was among the 13 people who lost their lives during the attack that left 30 people wounded. Ikegwuonu, who left the state before the attack on the church he built for his community, returned last Saturday. He attended the first Mass at St Philip’s on Sunday which saw the reopening of the worship centre. The service was attended by Secretary t
Anselm Ojezua, has assured that peace will return to the Edo state house of assembly. Anselm who is the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), gave the assurance following the fracas that occurred on the floor of the chamber on Monday. Some members impeached Justin Okonoboh and elected Kabiru Adjoto as the new speaker after violence sparked in the chambers. Speaking with journalists on Tuesday after meeting Governor Godwin Obaseki, Ojezua confirmed ongoing consultations to ensure that Adjoto’s election conformed with party’s power sharing arrangement. He said the change of leadership was nothing new as the national assembly has had similar changes. “We sought to find out if there were fundamental issues that led to the impeachment between yesterday and today.
Babafemi Ojudu, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari is coming back to Nigeria. He said this while dismissing comments that the presidency sponsored some Nigerians to embark on solidarity protests across the country in support of Buhari. Ojudu said that the presidency does not hire people for protest marches, saying that those who participated in the pro-Buhari protest were die-hard supporters of the president. “I was working in my office when I was called to go and receive them, just the way we also received the BringBackOurGirls’ protesters last time. ”This presidency does not give money to anybody. This is not our tradition, is not our culture to buy protest or induce people to do any. “You will be surprised
Diezani Allison Madueke has finally spoken on several allegations of financial impropriety levelled against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Diezani said she never stole Nigeria’s money. The former Minister made the claim in a statement she issued yesterday. She said the anti-graft agency was taking advantage of her silence to try and convict her in the media hence her response. Recall that the EFCC had alleged that Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of Petroleum Resources, by an order of a Federal High Court has forfeited $153.3 million to the Federal Government. Diezani’s statement, which was made available to newsmen in Abuja, reads, “I wish to state I cannot forfeit what was never mine. “I do not know the basis on which the EFCC has ch