Tag Archives: President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari Approves Release Of 2,600 Prisoners To Curb The Spread Of COVID-19

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted clemency to 2,600 prison inmates nationwide as part of the Federal Government’s efforts to decongest the custodial centres and discourage the spread of coronavirus (COVID19) in the country. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement at a press conference on Thursday, April 9, 2020 where he stated that the affected inmates are state…

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UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Moved To Intensive Care As Coronavirus Symptoms Worsen

The official residences and offices of the UK Prime Minister, Downing Street has revealed that Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”. A spokesman, according to the BBC said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and was receiving “excellent care”. The prime…

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Nigerian Senators Donate 50% Of Salaries to Fight COVID-19

According to multiple online reports, the Nigerian Senate has announced the decision by Senators to contribute 50 percent of their salaries to the efforts to respond to the spread and treatment of Corona virus in Nigeria. The acting spokesman of the Senate, Senator Godiya Akwashiki reportedly announced the decision through a statement on Monday with about…

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Buhari Finally Addresses Nigerians, Orders Lockdown Of Lagos, Abuja And Ogun For Two Weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally heed to the call of Nigerians after many demanded for him to address the Nation on the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The National Broadcast which was announced earlier today by the President’s media team was disseminated via the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Sunday, 9th March 2020 at 7pm. The full transcript of the speech reads:…

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President Buhari Faces Backlash For Refusing To Address The Nation Amid Coronavirus Scare

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently facing online backlash on social media for refusing to address Nigerians on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Buhari had refused to speak on the matter unlike his counterparts in many other countries battling the virus. Just last week, the Senate had asked the president to address Nigerians which led to one…

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FG Reportedly Releases Fresh N620M For Fight Against Coronavirus

According to The Cable, the Federal government has reportedly released N620 million for the fight against coronavirus also known as COVID-19 which was first reported in Nigeria last month. Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, in a statement released on Friday March 6th, said the approval and release of the funds by President Buhari was based on emergency. She said the first tranche of…

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My Government Has Weakened Boko Haram, They’re Frustrated – President Buhari

According to multiple online reports, President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that his government has weakened Boko Haram in reaction to a foiled attack carried out by the insurgents in Garkida, a town in Gombi local government area north of Adamawa State on Friday February 21. In a statement released on Sunday February 23 by Buhari’s…

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Buhari Calls For More Patience Over Border Closure, Reveals What Will Determine Its Reopening

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed what will determine the reopening of partially closed Nigeria border recently. According to him, It is by report of the tripartite committee made up of Nigeria, Benin and Niger Republic, Daily Times report. Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said the president stated this during a…

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Boko Haram Attacks Borno Again Hours After Buhari’s Condolence Visit

Several Borno State residents fled their homes Wednesday evening following an attack by Boko Haram at Jiddari-Polo area, near Maiduguri, the state capital, Daily Post reports. Videos captured by eyewitnesses on social media show people of different ages trekking and driving inward the city centre, away from the violence. The fresh battle occurred a few…

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President Buhari Booed By Borno Residents During Condolence Visit

On Wednesday, a large crowd of Borno residents expressed their dissatisfaction with the upsurge in Boko Haram attacks in the state by booing the President Muhammadu Buhari during his condolence visit. A circulating video captured the President and his convo as they drove from the Maiduguri International Airport to the centre of the cit were the North-Eastern…

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