Tag Archives: President Muhammadu Buhari

Tributes As President Muhammadu Buhari Celebrates 78th Birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari turned 78 on Thursday, December 17, remaining Nigeria’s oldest civilian leader in power. To celebrate his new age, former president Goodluck Jonathan; National Leader, All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu; President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and a few state governors…

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Nigerian Senate Call For Removal Of Service Chiefs Over Increased Insecurity

Nigerian lawmakers have again lamented over the state of insecurity in the country, recommending that President Muhammadu Buhari remove the Service Chiefs, Channels TV reports. The Senate made this resolution on Tuesday during the debate on the abduction of over 300 students following gunmen’s attack on Government Science Secondary School (GSS) in the Kankara Local…

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Eulogies Trail The Sad Passing Of Leadership Newspaper Publisher Sam Nda-Isaiah

The death of Sam Nda-Isaiah, publisher of the Leadership Newspapers, came as a huge shock to many Nigerians on Friday as tributes have been pouring in for him, with several persons describing the loss as shocking and painful. The media mogul, 58, had attended an event on December 10, just a day before his sudden passing was announced…

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Alicia Keys, Jidenna, Kerry Washington & More Urge Buhari To Release Jailed Protesters, Journalists

Global activists, politicians and celebrities have called on President Muhammadu Buhari demanding justice for those allegedly attacked by police and who were jailed for taking part in #EndSARS protests across various parts of the country in October. A co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Opal Tometi, was joined by singer Alicia Keys, actress Kerry Washington, climate activist Greta Thunberg, civil rights campaigner Angela…

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Buhari Faces Backlash After Saying Foreign Press Coverage Of #EndSARS Protest Is Imbalanced

President Buhari faced a fresh backlash on Wednesday after accusing the foreign press of unbalanced coverage of the #EndSARS unrest. Reacting to reports released by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Cable News Network (CNN) on the anti-police brutality protests which rocked the nation in October, the President took to Twitter and wrote: “It must be said that foreign…

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Buhari Encourages Peaceful Protests Amid Claims Of Second Wave Of #EndSARS Demonstrations

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that those willing to protest are at democratic liberty of doing so but his administration will not tolerate any acts of hooliganism. The president who spoke in a virtual arrangement at the Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference 2020 on Monday said hooligans hiding behind lawful and peaceful protests will be dealt with decisively…

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Update: Nigerian Senate Approves Mahmood Yakubu Reappointment As INEC Chairman

The Senate on Tuesday agreed to reappoint Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five years. According to Guardian Newspaper, Yakubu was first appointed as chairman in October 2015, by President Muhammadu Buhari, after which he was reappointed when his first tenure lapsed in October this year. His confirmation…

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House Of Representatives To Summon President Buhari Over Gruesome Borno killings

The House of Representatives has finally resolved to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to address members in plenary over the security crises across the country. According to Punch, the plenary turned rowdy on Tuesday after members were divided over a motion seeking to summon the president to appear before the lawmakers to explain the rising spate of…

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Minister Of Works & Housing Fashola Says Nigerian Roads Are Of ‘Universal Global Standard’

Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has stated that the roads being constructed in the country are “constructed to a universal global standard.” According to Vanguard News, Fashola made this known while reeling out the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the transport sector on Tuesday November 24. “I  think we don’t have our standards, roads are constructed…

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Buhari Seeks To End Violence Against Women With International Community’s Support

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called on the international community to support the Human Rights Council in ending violence against women and girls in the country. Buhari’s call was contained in a statement issued by the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, to mark the November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Channels…

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