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    PDP: Buhari will return empty from UNGA

PDP: Buhari will return empty from UNGA

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari will go to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) without a plan and return to the country empty.In a statement on Sunday, Kola Ologbodiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, said it is lamentable that Buhari will approach the general assembly “without a clear-cut national agenda”.He said the alleged manipulation of election results [...]

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    Nigeria’s democracy derailing under Buhari, say Catholic bishops 

Nigeria’s democracy derailing under Buhari, say Catholic bishops 

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) says Nigeria's democracy is derailing under President Muhammadu Buhari. The clergies made this known in a communiqué signed by Augustine Obiora Akubeze and Camillus Raymond Umoh, president and secretary of CBCN respectively, at the end of their second plenary meeting held between September 11-20 in Abeokuta, Ogun state. The bishops said the Buhari administration lacks [...]

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    ‘Buhari’s govt has attained unprecedented paranoia’ — Soyinka on charges against Sowore 

‘Buhari’s govt has attained unprecedented paranoia’ — Soyinka on charges against Sowore 

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has attained an unprecedented level of paranoia.  Soyinka said this while reacting to the government’s charge against Omoyele Sowore, who is accused of treason and of insulting the president. In a statement issued on Saturday, the professor said at first he did not believe the report of the charges to be true. “This [...]

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    ‘I will never insult Buhari again’ – reactions to DSS charges against Sowore

‘I will never insult Buhari again’ – reactions to DSS charges against Sowore

The Department of State Services (DSS) formally filed charges Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow protest, on Thursday.The secret police filed a five-count charge against Sowore.The service is accusing the SaharaReporters publisher of causing insult to the person of President Muhammadu Buhari, money laundering and treason.Sowore has been in detention since August 2. He was arrested on the eve of a [...]

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    FG charges Sowore to court for ‘insulting Buhari’

FG charges Sowore to court for ‘insulting Buhari’

The federal government has charged Omoyele Sowore to court for "conspiracy to commit treason" and "insulting" President Muhammadu Buhari. In the suit dated September 19 and filed at the federal high court in Abuja, the government accused Sowore of granting an interview which purpose caused insult on the person of the president of the country.Olawale Bakare is also listed with Sowore [...]

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    Buhari hits out at smugglers and traders ‘who choose profits over patriotism’

Buhari hits out at smugglers and traders ‘who choose profits over patriotism’

President Muhammadu has lashed out at traders who smuggle fake products into the country, accusing them of choosing profits over patriotism. He was speaking on Friday when he received a delegation of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry from Nigeria and West Africa. He said the recent closure of Nigerian borders has seen a decline in counterfeit products "within a short time". Buhari said [...]

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    Buhari to address world leaders at UN

Buhari to address world leaders at UN

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for New York, United States, to participate in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) on Sunday.In a statement issued on Thursday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said Buhari's participation in this year’s gathering of world leaders is significant as it coincides with Nigeria’s presidency of UNGA.Adesina said the general debates will [...]

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    Finally, Buhari sends Oyo-Ita on indefinite suspension

Finally, Buhari sends Oyo-Ita on indefinite suspension

In a surprise move, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federation, on an indefinite suspension.He also named Folashade Yemi-Esan as the acting head of service "with immediate effect".Willie Bassey, director of information at the office of the secretary to the government of the federation, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.Oyo-Ita is being probed by the [...]

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    Judicial coup d’etat in Nigeria

Judicial coup d’etat in Nigeria

We just went through the worst presidential election in Nigeria’s history. To add insult to injury, we have now been assaulted with the worst judicial verdict in the history of Nigeria. The presidential election petitions tribunal (PEPT) delivered a judgment on Atiku’s petition against INEC’s declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 2019 presidential election, and [...]

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    Strike looms as FG, labour fail to reach agreement on N30k minimum wage adjustment

Strike looms as FG, labour fail to reach agreement on N30k minimum wage adjustment

Labour unions in the country are considering another strike having failed to reach an agreement with the federal government on the consequential adjustment of the N30,000 minimum wage.In April, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the N30,000 new national minimum wage bill into law.But the policy is yet to take effect over discrepancies in the salary scales for the various tier of [...]

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    PDP govs back Atiku’s appeal at s’court, pick holes in tribunal’s judgement

PDP govs back Atiku’s appeal at s’court, pick holes in tribunal’s judgement

Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have thrown their weight behind a bid by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the party, to challenge the verdict of the presidential election petition tribunal.Last Wednesday, the tribunal dismissed Atiku's petition against President Muhammadu Buhari's victory in the last election. It held that Atiku could not prove his case.Nyesom Wike, [...]

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    Malami: Jonathan’s government was supposed to appeal P&ID case — they didn’t

Malami: Jonathan’s government was supposed to appeal P&ID case — they didn’t

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had, at a point, considered negotiating with Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID), despite doubts about the contract's authenticity.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Malami said the case was supposed to have been appealed by lawyers engaged by the immediate past Goodluck Jonathan administration but they didn't.The attorney general [...]

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    Osinbajo: The media will always be a friend of this government

Osinbajo: The media will always be a friend of this government

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the media will always be a friend and partner of the current administration whether it reports nicely or not.Osinbajo said this at a dinner organised by the state house communications team for head of media practitioners in Abuja on Thursday night.The vice-president urged the media to tackle the spread of fake news adding that Nigerians were [...]

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    Buhari makes U-turn, says ‘FEC meeting saved me from tribunal trauma’

Buhari makes U-turn, says ‘FEC meeting saved me from tribunal trauma’

President Muhammmadu Buhari has opened up on how the federal executive council (FEC) meeting saved him from being traumatised while awaiting the outcome of the judgement of the presidential tribunal.The first FEC meeting of Buhari's second term coincided with the period the tribunal gave its verdict on the petition of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), [...]

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    Losing election is not end of political career, Oshiomhole taunts Atiku

Losing election is not end of political career, Oshiomhole taunts Atiku

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says losing an election is not the end of one's political career.Oshiomhole was reacting to the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, to challenge the judgment of the presidential election petition tribunal at the supreme court.The tribunal had dismissed the petition filed by the [...]

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    Wike: I congratulated Buhari openly… many PDP governors sneak to him at night

Wike: I congratulated Buhari openly… many PDP governors sneak to him at night

Nyesom Wike,  governor of Rivers state, says unlike most of his counterparts who sneak to Aso Rock to see President Muhammadu Buhari, he decided to congratulate the president openly.Shortly after the tribunal dismissed the petition of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Wike congratulated the president.His party had earlier rejected the verdict of the tribunal and announced [...]

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