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Buhari’s govt slow in responding to crisis — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), speaks with BAYO AKINLOYE and TOBI AWORINDE on President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight and why ex-President Goodluck Jonathan cannot be tried for the looting that took place under his watch

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Dasukigate: I’m not at war with Buhari, EFCC over court orders —CJN

THE Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, said, last night, that he was not at war with President Muhammadu Buhari or any agency of government over the purported non-compliance with court orders freeing suspects of the arms scandal who were granted bail by judges.

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Finally, Buhari meets parents of abducted Chibok girls

Six hundred (600) days after their children went missing, parents of over 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted in Borno, northeast of Nigeria have finally met with Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari.

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Saraki meets Buhari, keeps mum on missing budget

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki kept mum on Tuesday as journalists at Nigeria seat of power, the Aso Rock presidential villa sought to confirm from him reports that the 2016 budget submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari last December was missing.

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Buhari urges unity among Nigerians, hails armed forces

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday called on Nigerians to build on things that unite rather than divide the country in spite of diverse cultures and religions.

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Anti-corruption war: Buhari issues fresh orders to EFCC

There appears to be no backing down by President Muhammadu Buhari on his resolve to make anti-corruption and accountability the  fulcrum of his administration as he issued fresh orders to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to account for funds that were stolen but recovered by the Commission.

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Buhari should listen more to Nigerians than the IMF — Prof. Ekpo

Akpan Ekpo, a professor of Economics, is the Director General, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM). He speaks on issues in 2016 budget, the need for the Federal Government to prevent currency crisis in Nigeria, the decline in Nigeria’s foreign trade by N2.5trillion and depreciation of the naira.

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Treasury looters now returning stolen funds —Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, in Tehran, Iran, yesterday, disclosed that many of those who looted the public treasuries in the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan had started returning the stolen funds to the government. He said that though the government appreciated the development, it was still not enough to condone corruption, stressing that his government would still prosecute them in …

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Fuel scarcity: APC senators frustrate move to summon Buhari

EFFORTS by senators of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to convince the Senate to summon President Muhammadu Buhari to give reasons for the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country, were frustrated, yesterday, by their counterparts in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

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Nigeria-Cameroon Agree To Demarcate Land Boundary By End Of 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari and President Paul Biya have agreed to work towards the completion of the demarcation of the land border between Nigeria and Cameroon before the end of the year.  According to a communiqué issued on Thursday at the conclusion of President Buhari’s official visit to Yaounde, both leaders welcomed the progress made thus far in the exercise which …

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INTERVIEW: Buhari will probe Jonathan’s govt – Femi Adesina

There are many questions Nigerians are craving answers to concerning the Buhari administration. For instance, why  hasn’t the government  appointed Ministers  six  weeks after it was inaugurated? Why would President Muhammadu Buhari, as the  leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, not intervene in the free- for- all at the National Assembly? Is he disappointing the South-West zone which  massively voted for him …

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Buhari, Osinbajo, Gowon grace Oshiomhole’s remarriage

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, were among the dignitaries, who graced the wedding of Governor Adams Oshiomhole to former Ethiopian model, Lara Forte, on Friday at Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

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Obasanjo, Buhari, others attend Jonathan’s last Council of State meeting

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, were among living former Nigerian leaders who on Tuesday attended a meeting of the Council of State, held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Buhari cannot bar us, says AIT

The management of DAAR Communications PLC owners of African Independent Television has stated the nobody can ban the broadcast outfit from carrying out its activities.

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APC overrules Buhari’s team over AIT ban

The All Progressives Congress on Tuesday upturned the ban placed on the Africa Independent Television by the security team of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

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AIT barred from covering Buhari events

President-elect, General ‎Muhammadu Buhari has barred the African Independent Television (AIT) from covering his activities, citing issues of “ethics and standard” that need to be sorted out with the broadcast medium.

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I will look into Sanusi’s missing $20bn claim –Buhari

President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said his administration would probe the claim by a former   Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and now the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation failed to remit $20bn oil money to the federation account.

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If You’ve Looted Nigeria’s Money You Must Return Our Money – Says Buhari

President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his government will recover much of the monies looted from the treasuries of Nigeria with an initiative he will put in place.

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INTERVIEW: My Cabinet will be relatively small – Buhari

•We will go into action before we are sworn-in •‘Our priorities on security, economy, unemployment, corruption’ •On indiscipline: People are more prepared to behave than in 1983 If statements from the president-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, are to be believed, the incoming administration, to be inaugurated on May 29, will hit the ground running. Buhari says he intends to put together …

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MEND Congratulates President-elect, Buhari, commends Jonathan for statesmanship

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta on Wednesday congratulated Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory in the March 28 presidential election. In a statement by its spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, the group said by speaking through the poll, the Nigerian people have spoken and elected Mr. Buhari to be the next president of the Federal Republic of …

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2015 Elections: Oyegun, Tinubu, Amaechi, Saraki under security watch

All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders are being intimidated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led Federal Government, the party alleged yesterday. Its proof – security agents have placed some of its leading lights on surveillance. Besides, their phones are bugged. But, said the party, it will never bow to intimidation. APC spokesman Alhaji Lai Mohammed said in a statement: “We will …

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Ex-NPC chair and President Jonathan’s ally, Festus Odimegwu, endorses Buhari

A former Managing Director of Nigeria Breweries Plc and immediate past Chairman of the National Population Commission, Festus Odimegwu, has written a lengthy article endorsing the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, and explaining why he is the best man for the nation’s top job as Nigeria grapples with political, security and economic challenges. Mr. Odimegwu was …

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Obasanjo endorses Buhari, warns against coup

After months of berating the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared his support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Obasanjo, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, made his opinion known during an interview with the Financial Times at the launch of his controversial autobiography …

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Further shift of the March 28 election will amount to a coup – Buhari

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has warned that further postponement of the March 28 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission will amount to “a civilian and military coup.” While advising INEC to take note of its constitutional limitations, he also ruled out participation in any election debate following the postponement of …

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US, UK, Buhari, ACF condemns postponement of the February Elections

Outrage, on Sunday, greeted Saturday’s postponement of the February 14 and 28 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Among those that flayed the shift are the United States, the United Kingdom, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd; the Arewa Consultative Forum, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, senators and a senior Advocate …

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Jonathan loses twitter poll organised by own aide, Reno Omokri

‎President Goodluck Jonathan has once again lost to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC] Muhammadu Buhari, in a tweet poll organised to test the popularity of presidential candidates. The poll was organised by one of Mr. Jonathan’s aides, Reno Omokri. Using his Twitter handle, @Renoomokri, Mr. Omokri asked two questions. “Who will be more tolerant of criticisms? …

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Presidential debate to hold Feb 3

•Organisers expect Jonathan, Buhari •We are ready for even APC-organised live debate —Fani-Kayode The Newspapers Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and its other partners have fixed the Presidential Debate leading up to the February 14 elections for February 3, 2015. The debate is scheduled to take place at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. A statement made …

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I sacrificed my presidential ambition for Buhari –Tinubu

A former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday said he sacrificed his presidential ambition for the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari. Tinubu stated this while addressing a crowd of APC supporters at the party’s presidential rally in Lagos. He said Nigeria was facing an economic crisis and an internal war and needed a person with Buhari’s …

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Buhari Beating Jonathan In AIT Online Poll

An online poll set up by African Independent Television (AIT), a television station which belongs to one of President Goodluck Jonathan’s closest friends, has further underlined his unpopularity as the opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, is currently defeating him by at least 75 per cent. Screenshot of the AIT online poll Sahara Reporters Media To add insult to injury, AIT has …

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Death wish advert: NHRC to sanction Fayose

The National Human Rights Commission, yesterday, reviewed the controversial advert placed in some major national newspapers in the country by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State with a verdict that the material amounted to “hate speech.” Though the commission may not immediately arrest and prosecute Fayose because of the immunity he currently enjoys as a sitting governor, the rights commission …

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