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    Lockdown: Buhari approves release of 70,000 tonnes of grains for the poor

Lockdown: Buhari approves release of 70,000 tonnes of grains for the poor

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of 70,000 tonnes of grains to be distributed to the poor and vulnerable amid the coronavirus lockdown. The grains are from the national strategic grain reserves. The presidency broke the news in a tweet on Wednesday, saying the grains are for persons in states that have recorded cases of coronavirus and for people whose livelihoods [...]

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    COVID-19: Buhari’s lockdown order is legal, says Osinbajo

COVID-19: Buhari’s lockdown order is legal, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the order for the lockdown of the federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun by President Muhammadu Buhari is legal. Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, human rights lawyer, faulted the president's decision. Buhari had ordered the lockdown of the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states as a measure to curb the spread of coronavirus. Speaking at a Google [...]

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    APC on COVID-19: Nigerians want a working president — not a talker

APC on COVID-19: Nigerians want a working president — not a talker

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says a majority of Nigerians want a working president but that only a few want one who talks. President Muhammadu Buhari has been criticised for not addressing citizens since the coronavirus outbreak in the country. In a statement on Saturday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said the "grand efforts" by Buhari in tackling the virus could be seen [...]

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    Yemi Alade to Buhari: What’s the stimulus package for people you asked to stay at home

Yemi Alade to Buhari: What’s the stimulus package for people you asked to stay at home

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    Nigeria: Leadership vacuum at a time of COVID-19

Nigeria: Leadership vacuum at a time of COVID-19

BY RAYMOND NKANNEBE In a scathing editorial on the Guardian Newspaper of Monday, 23rd March 2020, the respected medium called out President Muhammadu Buahri's "worrisome disposition" in the face of the deadly global pandemic which continues to leave its trail across nations and continents. If that very thoughtful and timely editorial was meant to jolt Mr. President from his slumber as [...]

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    Falana: FG needs legal backing to enforce regulations on COVID-19

Falana: FG needs legal backing to enforce regulations on COVID-19

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the federal government needs legal backing to enforce its regulations to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. The lawyer said this in reaction to a comment made by Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture. The minister had threatened that those who flouted the government's directives to contain the virus would be dealt with according to the [...]

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    The charlatan-in-chief in coronavirus pandemic

The charlatan-in-chief in coronavirus pandemic

In a serious time of Coronavirus (COVID-19), when red alert is placed on increase risk of cross-border and community transmission by the world leaders, President Muhammadu Buhari's storied absent leadership and tradition of ducking responsibility for tough decisions, is to blame for the surge in the number of cases across the country. In another sign of incompetence that resonates with how [...]

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    CUPP: Abba Kyari’s coronavirus status shouldn’t be politicised

CUPP: Abba Kyari’s coronavirus status shouldn’t be politicised

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to thank God that he has not contracted coronavirus. Buhari and Abba Kyari, his chief of staff, underwent test for the virus. While the president's result came negative, that of Kyari was positive. He contracted the disease after a trip to Germany. In a statement on Tuesday, Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman, [...]

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    Uche Jombo: Buhari’s media team should be replaced over ‘covik one nine’ video

Uche Jombo: Buhari’s media team should be replaced over ‘covik one nine’ video

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    Coronavirus: EAC meets with Buhari, warns of recession

Coronavirus: EAC meets with Buhari, warns of recession

The presidential economic advisory council says Nigeria would have to work hard to keep its head above the waters of economic troubles arising as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. During a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa on Tuesday, the council which is led by Doyin Salami said many countries across the world may go into economic [...]

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    Buhari received me as one of his sons, says Diri after Aso Rock visit

Buhari received me as one of his sons, says Diri after Aso Rock visit

Duoye Diri, governor of Bayelsa state, says President Muhammadu Buhari received him as one of his sons when he paid him a visit at the presidential villa on Tuesday. Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting, Diri said the visit was his first to the president since he assumed office. Diri was sworn in as governor of Bayelsa after the supreme [...]

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    Buhari postpones national sports festival over coronavirus

Buhari postpones national sports festival over coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the national sports festival (NSF), tagged Edo 2020, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus in the country. Nigeria confirmed a third case of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, disclosed the president's decision via his Twitter handle on Tuesday. ''Following the briefing of Mr. President from myself and [...]

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    PDP: We are worried Buhari is yet to address Nigerians over coronavirus

PDP: We are worried Buhari is yet to address Nigerians over coronavirus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is worried that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to address Nigerians over coronavirus.  Nigeria recorded its index case of the disease on Friday when a visiting Italian tested positive to the virus. The ministry of health and other relevant agencies had swung into action, assuring Nigerians that the government is able to manage the crisis. But [...]

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    Buhari approves Oyo-Ita’s retirement, says probe will continue

Buhari approves Oyo-Ita’s retirement, says probe will continue

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the retirement of Winifred Oyo-Ita as head of service, saying his action is "without prejudice to the on-going investigations into the allegations against her". Boss Mustapha, secretary of the government to the federation (SGF), disclosed this in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (general services), on Friday. There were allegations of a N3 billion contract [...]

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    CAMA passes second reading at senate

CAMA passes second reading at senate

A bill seeking to repeal and re-enact the companies and allied matters act (CAMA) has passed second reading at the senate. The bill, which was passed by the senate under the leadership of Bukola Saraki, was not assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. In November, the president asked the national assembly to effect some corrections to the bill. The president wanted section 26(5) [...]

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    Senate asks Buhari to constitute board of Federal Character Commission

Senate asks Buhari to constitute board of Federal Character Commission

The senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute the board of the Federal Character Commission (FCC). The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, on Tuesday. There have been reports that the agency has only one commissioner out of the 37 as required by law. Abdullahi Halidu Shinkafi, the lone [...]

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