Friday, August 18, 2017

Fredrick Nwabufo

    Adeboye visits Buhari in London

Adeboye visits Buhari in London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in London.Adeboye is the second cleric Buhari has received this month.On August 4, he received Justin Welby,  archbishop of Canterbury, at Abuja house, London.The president has been in the UK where he is receiving medical treatment since May 7.In his absence, there [...]

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    Saraki, Dogara visit Buhari in London

Saraki, Dogara visit Buhari in London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, in London.Buhari has been in the UK where he is receiving medical treatment since May 7.In his absence, there have been protests demanding that he either resume office or resign.The president did not make any public appearance in the first two [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did Osinbajo appoint two ministers as Reuters claimed?

FACT CHECK: Did Osinbajo appoint two ministers as Reuters claimed?

On Wednesday, Reuters reported that President Muhammadu Buhari and his aides had Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on a leash.Osinbajo has been acting president since May 7 when Buhari left the country for the UK for medical treatment.He was also acting president from January 19 to March 10 when the president took his first trip to the country.There have been rumours [...]

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    ‘Resurrection’ of PDP, Igbo quit notice, constitution amendment — seven events in Buhari’s 100-day absence

‘Resurrection’ of PDP, Igbo quit notice, constitution amendment — seven events in Buhari’s 100-day absence

On May 7, President Muhammadu returned to the UK where he is receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment. He took the first trip to the country – this year - on January 19, and returned on March 10 before leaving a second time.He did not make any public appearance in the first two months of his stay in London, [...]

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    Barkindo visits Buhari in London

Barkindo visits Buhari in London

Mohammed Barkindo, secretary-general of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), on Monday, paid President Muhammadu Buhari a visit in London.Barkindo visited the president in the company of his children.Buhari has been in the UK where he is receiving medical attention since May 7.In his absence, there have been protests demanding that he either resume office or resign.The president has [...]

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    MEND threatens to burn assets of ‘corrupt’ leaders

MEND threatens to burn assets of ‘corrupt’ leaders

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has threatened to burn down assets which corrupt politicians are hiding from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Jomo Gbomo, spokesman of the group, said this in a statement. He also dissociated MEND from the Pan-Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF).PANDEF is the forum leading negotiations with the federal government on [...]

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    The demystification of General Buhari

The demystification of General Buhari

Before Nigeria slithered into a recession in 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari was considered as the best thing to happen to the country since “pure water”.I remember, in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election, how an ecclesiastical picture of Buhari was painted. He was sculpted as stoic, firm, and competent. Even before the exercise, it was clear to me that [...]

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    Army: Why we invaded UN building in Maiduguri

Army: Why we invaded UN building in Maiduguri

The Nigerian army has explained why some soldiers invaded a UN humanitarian camp in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Friday.According to an advisory to UN staff in the state, soldiers besieged the UN property at 2am to carry out a cordon and search operation.The UN said the soldiers forced their way into the building.“At about 2am early this morning, Nigeria [...]

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    Lai: We have succeeded in nursing this very sick economy

Lai: We have succeeded in nursing this very sick economy

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the Buhari administration has succeeded in nursing Nigeria’s “very sick economy”.In a statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, media aide of the minister, on Friday, Mohammed said this at the signing of a memorandum of understanding on media and cultural relations with China represented by Guo Weimin, visiting Chinese vice-minister of the state council information [...]

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    Drama as pro-Buhari protesters meet Charly Boy group

Drama as pro-Buhari protesters meet Charly Boy group

The police on Friday averted a clash between two groups - Pro-Buhari protesters and 'Our Mumu Don Do' which converged on the Unity Fountain in Abuja.A coalition of civil society groups led by 'Our Mumu Don Do', Charly Boy's group,  hit the streets on Monday to demand that President Muhammadu Buhari either resume office or resign.Buhari has been in the [...]

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    Falana: It’s illegal for FG to control power generation

Falana: It’s illegal for FG to control power generation

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the federal government's control over power generation and distribution is unconstitutional.Speaking at the launch of ‘Darkness to Darkness’, a report on the power sector by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), in Lagos on Wednesday, Falana urged state governments to take advantage of the constitution which puts the provision of electricity on the [...]

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    Shake-up in Saraki’s office, 98 aides sacked

Shake-up in Saraki’s office, 98 aides sacked

Senate President Bukola Saraki has sacked 98 of his aides.An aide of the senate president confirmed this to TheCable on Thursday.The office of the senate president had conducted a staff audit earlier in the year to thin down the number of aides, which was about 300.According to the aide, Arthur Ndiwe, Saraki's director of protocol, and Folashade Adigun, head of [...]

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    Buhari writes Obiano, says attack on worshippers most heinous crime

Buhari writes Obiano, says attack on worshippers most heinous crime

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the attack on worshippers at St Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra state, as the most heinous crime.On Sunday, a gunman opened fire on worshippers at the church, killing 13 people.The police said the attack was the fallout of a gang war between two members of the community who live abroad.Buhari had earlier called Willie Obiano, [...]

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    Oyegun: Those behind anti-Igbo song must be arrested

Oyegun: Those behind anti-Igbo song must be arrested

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called for the arrest of those behind the anti-Igbo song circulating in the north.Oyegun described the hate audio as “dangerous and despicable”.He also described the “perpetrators of hate-speeches, images and songs as worse than Boko Haram”.He said this in a statement issued by his media office on Wednesday.He called on [...]

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    Senate to anti-Buhari protesters: Pray for him, you may find yourselves in a similar situation

Senate to anti-Buhari protesters: Pray for him, you may find yourselves in a similar situation

The senate has asked the protesters demanding the resignation or resumption of President Muhammadu Buhari to pray for him.In a statement issued on Wednesday, Abdullahi Sabi, spokesman of the senate, said the anti-Buhari protesters should realise that they are mortals and can find themselves in a situation where they also need medical attention.“We urge the organisers of the protest to join other [...]

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    Trump says US nuclear arsenal more powerful than before

Trump says US nuclear arsenal more powerful than before

US President Donald Trump says the country's nuclear arsenal is now more powerful than before.North Korea had threatened to strike the US territory of Guam in the Pacific and Andersen air force base.Kim Jong Un, leader of the North Asian country, has made repeated threats against the US. Un has also been defiant to international law as he strives to [...]

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