Pictures: President Muhammadu Buhari in UAE, meets new President

May 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the new President of the United Arab Emirates to sympathise with him over the death of the former president and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, on Friday said, “This is to renew bonds of the longstanding friendship between Nigeria and the UAE”. President Read More

Buhari signs National Health Authority Bill into law, 3 million poor Nigerians to enjoy coverage

May 20, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, the recently passed National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022, repealing thereby, the National Health Insurance Scheme Act, Cap N42, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. The President said at the signing of the new law that a Fund will be set up “to ensure coverage of 83 million poor Nigerians who cannot Read More

FCT: Buhari commissions Sali Housing Estate flood control works

May 19, 2022 Helen Oji 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, commissioned erosion and flood control works at Sali Housing Estate, Kurudu, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The president was represented by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi Esan. The president stated that the project will set a stage and create required environment to bring about stability and well being of Read More

Sign Electoral Act amendment to avert crisis, Minority Reps tell Buhari

May 19, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sign the one item amendment to the Electoral Act 2022, in order to avert possible political crisis. The House had momentarily called off its ongoing break to pass the amendment, which bothers on elected political office holders initially restrained from participating as delegates in their respective Read More

Buhari to meet new UAE president in Abu Dhabi

May 19, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would meet the new President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to convey his condolences on the passing of the former president and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The President, who would depart Abuja Thursday, would also extend his congratulations to the Read More

Nigeria beyond 2015, thanks to Buhari

May 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

Once upon a time, there was a country called Nigeria, in Africa. This country was blessed by Almighty God with human and natural resources, which can make any country great. The colonial masters and their western allies were bent on controlling these resources. They decided on who would lead the country.directly or indirectly by introducing coups in the 1960s and Read More

Buhari commissions housing estate for Gombe civil servants

May 13, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned 76 units of a housing estate that will be allocated to civil servants in Gombe state. President Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Communications and Digital economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, commissioned the housing estate located at Old Mile 3 in Gombe, the state capital. According to the president, the land was obtained Read More

Subverting Buhari: Jesus of Nazareth or jesus of somewhere else

May 13, 2022 Aliyu Hayatu 0

On account of what may be regarded as the delicate and sensitive nature of the headline of this piece, an explanation was provided (in the first installment), that it was Catholic Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie who (as reported in Thisday newspaper of October 26, 2000) warned on the existence of fake Christian churches and admonished against following them. The point was Read More

Revealed! What Buhari told Malami, Ngige, Akpabio, other outgoing Ministers ahead 2023 general elections

May 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent off outgoing members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) saying they have been sufficiently equipped to aspire to higher elective offices, including the Office of the President. Speaking at a valedictory session for appointees leaving the cabinet to pursue political ambitions, the President said he had no doubt that if the next President emerged from Read More

Why Buhari is right to ask politicians to resign

May 12, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In what can be considered a clarion call for morality, at least in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has called all members of his cabinet wishing to contest for any political office in the 2023 general elections to resign their appointment on or before Monday, May 16, 2022. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, revealed this after the Read More

Tenure extension: Clarke’s call on Buhari threat to democracy, national security – Olanipekun

May 11, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The Chairman of the Body of Benchers (BoB), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has described as unconstitutional, immoral and threat to the nation’s democracy the call by Robert Clarke (SAN) on President Muhammdau Buhari to extend his tenure on account of the nation’s security challenge. Olanipekun, who currently heads the highest body of law experts in Nigeria argued in a statement Read More

Avert shutdown of local airline operations, minority Reps tells Buhari

May 7, 2022 Joshua Egbodo, Abuja 0

Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take immediate steps to avert an imminent shutdown of flight operations in the country. According to the Caucus, such happening “would have grave consequences on our national life”.  The call was predicated on the notice by Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) to shut down flight operations Read More

Buhari commissions 80 housing units in Taraba

May 6, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned 80 housing units in Taraba state. The units comprise three-bedroom, two-bedroom and one-bedroom detachable bungalows. The president, who was represented by the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Alhaji Muazu Jaji, said the estate was in fulfillment of the present administration’s electoral promise to Nigerians in the provision of accommodation to the downtrodden. Read More

IPOB: Only court’ll determine Kanu’s fate, Buhari tells South-east leaders

May 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu must defend himself in court. The president said this while responding to appeals for the release of the detained IPOB leader. South-east traditional, religious and political leaders made the appeal during a Town Hall meeting with Buhari in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, on Friday. Read More

Prerogative of mercy and Buhari’s onslaught against own anti-graft war

May 5, 2022 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

To say that corruption is highly endemic in Nigeria is an understatement. It has vociferously eaten deep into the fabrics of the general society. Consequently, Buhari’s wide acceptance and victory at the 2015 polls was anchored on his avowed stance, determination and commitment to a greater fight against graft. The government of President Goodluck Jonathan was roundly accused of high Read More

Buhari condoles with victims of Lagos building collapse

May 3, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with families of those who died, sustained injuries, and were affected in the building collapse at Ebute Metta area of Lagos State, with search and rescue still ongoing at the site. The President, who is pained by this tragic incident, salutes the courage and determination of the first responders, national and sub-national emergency agencies in Read More

2023 elections: Forget rigging, I’ll resolutely defend the will of Nigerians – Buhari

April 29, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday advised those planning to rig the 2023 general elections to perish the thought, vowing to use every legitimate means to protect the votes of Nigerians. The President said this at an Iftar with members of the Diplomatic Corps at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. ‘‘Those planning to rig the forthcoming elections should think twice because I Read More

My results in 2019 elections, hasn’t stopped us from performing in the South East – Buhari

April 29, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that irrespective of the poor results he recorded in the South East in 2019 polls, his government has built roads, built the second Niger bridge, and has continued to try to maintain security there. President Buhari who spoke through his Special Adviser Media, Mr Femi Adesina, at the presentation of the book, “APGA and the Read More

Subverting Buhari: Jesus of Nazareth or jesus of somewhere else

April 27, 2022 Aliyu Hayatu 0

The recent outrage by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to the removal of Nigeria, by America, from list of countries with religious intolerance, has prompted this two-part article. It is my hope that the Ooni of Ife and Governor Fayemi of Ekiti state will be among those who will read the write up on account of the considerable interest Read More

Buhari’s marching order to security agencies

April 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive last week to the military and security agencies to immediately rescue all those held hostage by kidnappers and terrorists is not only a welcome development but also underscores the fact that the president is as concerned about the rising security challenges in the country as critics of his government. National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno(retd), Read More

Not the best of times for the president

April 21, 2022 Dan Agbese 0

These are not the best of times for President Muhammadu Buhari. This is the time he should be dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s as he enters the twilight zone of his political career. But he finds himself warding off a barrage of criticisms in respect of his apparent failure to discharge the single key duty imposed on him Read More

Resignation call: CSO cautions NEF

April 15, 2022 Editor 0

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development has described as mischievous and unacceptable, a publication in the Punch newspaper attributed to the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) calling for the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over insecurity in the country. In a press release jointly signed and made available to journalists in Read More

NEF’s ‘unholy’ call for Buhari to resign

April 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

The call by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), for the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, over killings across the country, especially in the North, is not only preposterous, ill timed and premeditated but it also smacks of a political subterfuge and gerrymandering. In a press statement on Wedneday, the Director, Publicity and Advocacy of NEF, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said: Read More

Youth group condemns NEF’s call for Buhari’s resignation

April 14, 2022 Editor 0

A socio-political group, Northern Youth Network (NYN), has condemned in strong terms, a statement credited to the Northern Elders Forum (NEF). asking President Muhammadu Buhari to resign immediately over alleged failure to provide security for Nigerians. The NYN in a statement signed by its convener Mallam Abdulrahman Ahmed described the press release “as mischievous, unpatriotic and aimed at weakening the Read More