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You can’t stop Buhari’s inauguration, tribunal tells opposition

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has dismissed the suit filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its Presidential Candidate, Mr Ambrose Aworu, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration, Channels TV reports. In a lead judgment delivered by Justice Joseph Ikyechi, the tribunal dismissed the application for lacking merit. Respondents in the suit which Read more

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Buhari: I didn’t sack my ministers because of their unique skills, strength

President Muhammadu Buhari says his decision to retain cabinet ministers in the last three and half years in spite of pressures from some quarters was because of their unique skills, strengths and leadership qualities. The president made this known during a valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Read more

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Corruption thrives more in Buhari govt than Jonathan, Yar’Adua, Obasanjo’s – Anglican Archbishop

Most Rev. Olusina Fape, the Anglican Archbishop of Lagos, has insited that corruption thrives more in Nigeria more under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration than what obtained in previous governments, Daily Post reports. Fape made this remark while condemning the Federal Government for lamenting over corrupt activities of previous administrations, instead of delivering on its Read more

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Governors protest NFIU’s rule on LGs’ financial autonomy, write Buhari

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over the released guidelines by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) on granting financial autonomy to Local Governments. The NGF in a letter signed by Chairman and Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja, expressed “dismay and angst” Read more

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Atiku threatens to drag Buhari’s aide to court over ‘damaging’ Twitter post

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has threatened to file a N2 billion suit against Lauretta Onochie, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, for damaging his character and reputation through the spread of “lies”. In the alternative, Atiku asked Onochie to, Read more

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Fani-Kayode applauds Buhari on Democracy Day, slams Obasanjo, Jonathan

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Friday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for establishing June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day. Fani-Kayode, while commending Buhari’s government for the feat, scolded former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan respective led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administrations for failing to adopt June 12 as the country’s democracy day. The Read more

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Obasanjo is Nigeria’s number one troublemaker – Oba Akiolu

Lagos monarch, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as Nigeria’s number troublemaker adding that the retired army general always arrogates power to himself. The Oba of Lagos slammed the former president on Wednesday when participants of the senior executive course (41) of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) visited Read more

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Kano Emirate: Elders warn Buhari, Ganduje over appointment of new emirs

Some Kano elders under the umbrella of ‘Friends of Democracy’ have warned that the division of Kano Emirate and appointment of new emirs by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje may lead to serious chaos. The emirate has been divided into five consisting of Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi with all Emirs having equal powers and are Read more

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Buhari: Relationship between executive, 8th NASS not the best for Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the relationship between the executive arm of the government and the outgoing 8th National Assembly was not the best and that the country deserves more. The president who made this known when he hosted the leadership of the National Assembly led by Senate President Bukola Saraki to iftar dinner Read more