Friday, July 12, 2019

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    Leah Sharibu spends another birthday in Boko Haram custody

Leah Sharibu spends another birthday in Boko Haram custody

Exactly one year ago, Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the 112 female students kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe clocked 15 then - her first birthday since being frisked away. There were no cakes nor birthday songs. Just horror.Another May 14 is here and that dark moment is on repeat. This time, Sharibu is 16 and, just like [...]

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    ‘I still hold him in high esteem’ — Buhari hails Obasanjo at 82

‘I still hold him in high esteem’ — Buhari hails Obasanjo at 82

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will continue to hold ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in high regard irrespective of their differences.Buhari spoke in a felicitation message issued on his behalf by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, during Obasanjo’s 82nd birthday anniversary.According to the statement, Buhari said Obasanjo’s contributions to Nigeria overshadows the differences between both men.Obasanjo opposed the re-election bid of Buhari and has [...]

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    Jonathan: Obasanjo has been a great asset to Nigeria

Jonathan: Obasanjo has been a great asset to Nigeria

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as an exemplary man.Jonathan said this in a congratulatory message to Obasanjo on his 82nd birthday.Jonathan said Obasanjo has been a great asset to Nigeria.He wished the elder statesman many more years on earth."Baba, I rejoice with you today on the occasion of your 82nd birthday. Indeed, you have been a [...]

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    ‘He’s my brother’ — Atiku celebrates Buhari at 76

‘He’s my brother’ — Atiku celebrates Buhari at 76

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 76th birthday.Writing via his Twitter handle on Monday, Atiku, who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), prayed for long life for Buhari.He said he remains a brother with the president even though they will soon meet at the polls in 2019."I [...]

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    VIDEO: Minsters, SGF join Buhari as he cuts 76th birthday cake

VIDEO: Minsters, SGF join Buhari as he cuts 76th birthday cake

President Muhammadu Buhari cut a cake at the presidential villa in Abuja to commemorate his 76th birthday.Buhari turned 76 on Monday.Among those who joined him were Abba Kyari, his chief of staff; Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation; Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance; Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and planning.Below is a video:https://twitter.com/BashirAhmaad/status/1074647821746352128 [...]

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    Buhari: Elumelu’s mother is an inspiration to many

Buhari: Elumelu’s mother is an inspiration to many

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Suzanne Elumelu (pictured third from right), the matriarch of the Elumelu family, on her 90th birthday.In a statement on Friday, Buhari said by succeeding against all odds as a widow, the nonagenarian has continued to be an inspiration to many.He also commended her on her advocacy for education and investment skills for women in [...]

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    ‘You are as beautiful as the day I met you’—Osinbajo eulogises wife on 51st birthday

‘You are as beautiful as the day I met you’—Osinbajo eulogises wife on 51st birthday

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    Leah Sharibu marks 15th birthday in Boko Haram custody

Leah Sharibu marks 15th birthday in Boko Haram custody

Imagine celebrating your birthday — as a 15-year-old — surrounded by insurgents in a far away hideout; maybe inside a cave. No cakes, no candle lights nor birthday songs. Just terror and fierce faces threatening you to denounce your religion to regain freedom.That is the sad story of Leah Sharibu whose continued captivity in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents [...]

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    Obasanjo: I wish my parents didn’t die early

Obasanjo: I wish my parents didn’t die early

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says his regret in life is that his parents did not live to “see and eat the fruits of their labour”.While speaking on Monday at an event to mark his 81st birthday, Obasanjo said he wished his parents did not die “too early”.The event, which held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, in Ogun state, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Amosun, Kyari, presidency aides pay surprise birthday visit to Buhari

PHOTOS: Amosun, Kyari, presidency aides pay surprise birthday visit to Buhari

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, presidency aides, and some service chiefs paid a surprise birthday visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house.The president marked his 75th birthday on Sunday.The president’s family led by his wife, Aisha Buhari, and some presidential aides led by Abba Kyari, chief of staff, presented cards to the celebrant.Buhari's granddaughter also presented him with a [...]

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    Jonathan salutes Buhari at 75, says ‘your place in history guaranteed’

Jonathan salutes Buhari at 75, says ‘your place in history guaranteed’

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has saluted President Muhammadu Buhari on his 75th birthday.In a statement on Saturday, Jonathan described Buhari as a statesman whose place in Nigeria's history is guaranteed.He asked God to grant the president good health to continue to pilot the affairs of the country.The statement released in Abuja by Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman, read: “I wish to [...]

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    Zimbabwe declares Mugabe’s birthday public holiday

Zimbabwe declares Mugabe’s birthday public holiday

The Zimbabwean government has declared February 21, birthday of former President Robert Mugabe as a public holiday.According to The Herald, a state-owned newspaper, the notice is contained in statutory instrument 143 published in the Government Gazette on Friday.“His Excellency the President, in terms of Section 2(2) of the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act, hereby makes the following notice: [...]

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    EXTRA: My birthday wish is to receive a call from Buhari, says Fayose

EXTRA: My birthday wish is to receive a call from Buhari, says Fayose

One of the birthday wishes of Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, is to be woken with a call from President Muhammadu Buhari — but it never happened.Although the governor who clocked 57 on Wednesday is disappointed, he "takes no offence".Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti, he said: "My wishes on my 57th birthday as Ayo Fayose are many but [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘One LGA, one cake’ — Imo women baptise Okorocha with 27 birthday cakes

EXTRA: ‘One LGA, one cake’ — Imo women baptise Okorocha with 27 birthday cakes

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is probably feeling like the only governor in Nigeria.For one, not all governors get to enjoy so much “show of love” from citizens during their birthdays.And even for those who do, it is only a few of them who would get an all-round kind of treat from all the local government areas in their states.Okorocha [...]

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    Tinubu’s understanding of politics helped unseat PDP, says Buhari

Tinubu’s understanding of politics helped unseat PDP, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as one whose understanding of politics helped in unseating an incumbent government.The APC defeated the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 presidential election partly because of Tinubu's political contributions.Ahead of Tinubu's 65th birthday on Wednesday, Buhari in a goodwill message said Nigeria stands to gain a [...]

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    Buhari describes Osinbajo as ‘running mate turned friend’

Buhari describes Osinbajo as ‘running mate turned friend’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described Yemi Osinbajo, his deputy, as a "running mate turned friend".Buhari said this in a congratulatory message to Osinbajo on Twitter.60 hearty cheers for @ProfOsinbajo, running mate turned partner in service to Nigeria; and friend. Happy Birthday, Professor! pic.twitter.com/uo7MoELivj — Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) March 8, 2017 Meanwhile, Osinbajo says he is happy and fulfilled at 60.Osinbajo, who reached [...]

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