Saturday, August 17, 2019

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    Community service for minor offences — 6 highlights of the new prisons law

Community service for minor offences — 6 highlights of the new prisons law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the prisons bill, 2018, into law effectively changing the Nigerian Prisons Service to the Nigerian Correctional Service.The bill was read a first time on May 26, 2016; a second time on October 26, 2016, and it was passed on December 20, 2018.The law is significant for the sweeping reforms it seeks to entrench in the [...]

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    Presidential aide asks: Why are people angry over picture of Buhari using toothpick?

Presidential aide asks: Why are people angry over picture of Buhari using toothpick?

Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, has expressed shock over the reactions to a picture of the president he posted on social media some months back.The picture showed Buhari relaxing as he picked what could be remnants of food he had probably just eaten.A reflection on a glass window in the room showed the president [...]

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    If Buhari lifted 5m out of poverty, why do 98m live in multidimensional poverty?

If Buhari lifted 5m out of poverty, why do 98m live in multidimensional poverty?

Are Nigerians poorer today than they were in 2015? Yes, if we go by data and economic indicators. In June 2018, a report by the World Poverty Clock revealed that Nigeria had overtaken India as the top-tier country with a cosmic community of poor people on the planet. Also, the report evinced that every minute, six Nigerians become extremely poor. And that [...]

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    You’ve written your name in gold, Buhari congratulates imam on US award

You’ve written your name in gold, Buhari congratulates imam on US award

President Muhammadu Buhari says Abdullahi Abubakar, an 83-year-old Muslim cleric, is well-deserving of the award conferred on him by the US. Abubakar had given refuge to over 200 people, including Christians, who were fleeing from an attack in Plateau state.The US Department of State subsequently honoured Abubakar with its first-ever International Religious Freedom Award (IRFA).Reacting to the development, Buhari urged other clerics and [...]

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    Soyinka: Buhari can’t handle Nigeria’s problems

Soyinka: Buhari can’t handle Nigeria’s problems

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says the problems confronting Nigeria are beyond President Muhammadu Buhari's administration. Soyinka spoke when he played host to some students who paid him a visit on his 85th birthday.The literary icon said while state governments differ in success rates, "central government has failed".He called on the federal government to shun partisanship and focus on delivering good governance to [...]

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    Five things Buhari’s latest appointments tell us about his next cabinet

Five things Buhari’s latest appointments tell us about his next cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday re-appointed Abba Kyari and Boss Mustapha as his chief of staff and secretary to the government of the federation, respectively.While these appointments were not particularly surprising, they tell us a few things about Buhari's next cabinet. TheCable takes a look at a few signs from the very recent past, and the current situation of things. The [...]

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    Niger president succeeds Buhari as ECOWAS chairman

Niger president succeeds Buhari as ECOWAS chairman

President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger has been elected the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS).Mahamadou was elected on Saturday at the end of the ordinary session of the ECOWAS authority of heads of state and government which held in Abuja.He succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari who was elected in July 2018. Buhari took the mantle from President Faure [...]

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    We must join forces to fight insecurity, Buhari tells ECOWAS leaders

We must join forces to fight insecurity, Buhari tells ECOWAS leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on leaders across West Africa to join forces together in the fight against insecurity.Buhari, who is the chairman of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), said this on Saturday at the 55th ordinary session of the authority of heads of state and government of ECOWAS.The president said while member countries are making individual efforts to [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Nigerians won’t wait longer than necessary for Buhari’s cabinet

Femi Adesina: Nigerians won’t wait longer than necessary for Buhari’s cabinet

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari will announce his cabinet when the time comes.It has been 26 days since the president was inaugurated for his second term in office. He has since made just three appointments--Mele Kyari as the group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and renewal of Ahmed Idris's appointment as the accountant-general [...]

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    Your days are numbered, Buhari tells bandits, kidnappers

Your days are numbered, Buhari tells bandits, kidnappers

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the era of insecurity in the country characterised by banditry, kidnappings and insurgency would soon be over.Buhari spoke on Saturday while delivering his address at the fourth convocation of the Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina state.The president, represented by Hafiz Abubakar, former deputy governor of Kano state, said the days of bandits, kidnappers and insurgents [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari dines with African leaders to celebrate Democracy Day

PHOTOS: Buhari dines with African leaders to celebrate Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night hosted African leaders and diplomats to Democracy Day dinner.The dinner, which was held a the state house, Abuja, had in attendance President Hage Geingob of Namibia; President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; President George Weah of Liberia; President Macky Sall  of Senegal; and President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic.Below are pictures from the dinner:[...]

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    Despite commitment to open government, Nigeria remains highly secretive under Buhari

Despite commitment to open government, Nigeria remains highly secretive under Buhari

BY AJIBOLA AMZATIn May 2016, barely a year after the commencement of his first term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari in London committed  Nigeria to joining Open Government Partnership initiative.Two months after the promise, Nigeria formally became a member  by signing the OGP agreement. But since then, there has been no significant improvement in the transparency and accountability level of public institutions under [...]

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    Buhari to host Lake Chad security summit

Buhari to host Lake Chad security summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will on June 12 host leaders of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to an informal security meeting.Buhari made this known during a bilateral meeting with the Chadian President Idris Deby in Saudi Arabia, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).The LCBC, created in 1964, is an intergovernmental organisation that oversees [...]

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    ‘Military smuggled Nigeria into OIC’ — CAN kicks against Buhari’s latest Saudi trip

‘Military smuggled Nigeria into OIC’ — CAN kicks against Buhari’s latest Saudi trip

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s attendance of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Saudi Arabia has fueled the speculations about the "Islamisation agenda" of his government.The Christian body described the trip as unconstitutional, saying Nigeria was “smuggled into OIC during the military”.Buhari departed for Saudi on Thursday, a day after his inauguration, to attend [...]

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    VIDEO: I’m fully qualified as a ‘suffering Nigerian’, says Buhari

VIDEO: I’m fully qualified as a ‘suffering Nigerian’, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his experience in boarding school and in the military makes him"fully qualified as a suffering Nigerian".The president made this comment in an interview with NTA on Monday night.Buhari also complained about his relationship with the leadership of the 8th national assembly, rating Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives “very, [...]

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    Despite Adeosun, Babachir Lawal, Buhari says cabinet suffered no major scandal

Despite Adeosun, Babachir Lawal, Buhari says cabinet suffered no major scandal

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is pleased that his cabinet has not suffered any major scandal since it was constituted in November 2015.Buhari, who spoke in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), described it as a major achievement.When asked about the kind of people he is likely to appoint as ministers in the next four years, Buhari said: [...]

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