Monday, October 14, 2019

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    When will Nigerians free Sowore

When will Nigerians free Sowore

BY RAPHAEL ADEBAYOWe are often told that life is so stern that it hardly gives anyone a second chance at doing the same thing over again. But how do you explain the fact that Buhari is presently frittering away his second chance at being remembered for good in the annals of history?Initially, Buhari started with those that were supposedly corrupt, [...]

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    Buhari asks police, PSC to work together on recruitment

Buhari asks police, PSC to work together on recruitment

President Muhammadu Buhari has waded into the crisis between the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the inspector-general of police (IGP) over recruitment into the force.The IGP and the commission have been at loggerheads over the recruitment of 10,000 constables, which has festered as the two parties could not agree on who has the mandate to carry out the exercise.In a [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari receives South African envoy at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari receives South African envoy at Aso Rock

President Muhammdu Buhari on Monday received a delegation from President Cyril Ramaphosa at the presidential villa in Abuja.The Nigerian leader had earlier sent a special envoy to his South African counterpart over the attacks on Nigerians.Jeff Radebe, who led the team, tendered an apology to Nigeria on behalf of the government and people of South Africa.Radebe apologised for what he [...]

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    Where are Sowore, Ohimai, Dadiyata? 

Where are Sowore, Ohimai, Dadiyata? 

Democracy is freedom; freedom to exist and to exercise the full catalogue of natural rights. The quality of democracy in an ordered system is assessed by the quantity and level of freedom the citizens enjoy.Any type of government – military, fascist or totalitarian – can deliver services of material nature to its citizens; building hospitals, schools, roads and providing other [...]

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    How it went: Tribunal’s verdict on Atiku’s petition against Buhari

How it went: Tribunal’s verdict on Atiku’s petition against Buhari

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    FULL LIST: Buhari’s ministers and their portfolios

FULL LIST: Buhari’s ministers and their portfolios

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in ministers and assigned portfolios to them.The ceremony took place at the presidential villa in Abuja.With 44 ministers, Buhari now has the largest cabinet in Nigeria's democratic history.Below is a table of the ministers and their portfolios: Number Name State Portfolio1 Uchechukwu Ogah Abia Minister of State Mines and Steel Development2 Mohammed Bello Adamawa Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)3 Godswill Akpabio Akwa Ibom Minister for [...]

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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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