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    ‘He was a stabilising factor’ — Dare mourns Abba Kyari

‘He was a stabilising factor’ — Dare mourns Abba Kyari

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has described late Abba Kyari, chief of staff to Muhammadu Buhari, as a "passionate" person who was a "stabilizing factor of this government." Kyari had died after battling with COVID-19 and was buried on Saturday in Abuja, according to Islamic rites. Dare, in a statement, said: "The death of mallam Abba Kyari is not only [...]

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    Buhari orders expansion of social register by one million households within two weeks

Buhari orders expansion of social register by one million households within two weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, to expand the social register by one million households within two weeks. This would mean that the social register would be expanded from 2.6 million homes to 3.6 million. Addressing the nation in a broadcast on Monday, the president said previous palliatives announced to ease the pain [...]

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    Lockdown extension anticipated as Buhari addresses nation by 7pm

Lockdown extension anticipated as Buhari addresses nation by 7pm

President Muhammadu Buhari will deliver a national broadcast by 7pm on Monday. This is according to a statement released by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity. "President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation Monday, April 13, 2020, at 7pm," the statement read. "Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari’s government is the virus destroying Nigeria, says Sowore 

VIDEO: Buhari’s government is the virus destroying Nigeria, says Sowore 

Omoyele Sowore, rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 election, says the Buhari administration is the "virus destroying the country".  Nigeria has been battling the COVID-19 pandemic since March with new cases recorded daily.  But Sowore, in a video, said the country will also have to deal with a “leadership pandemic” that does not easily [...]

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    Buhari on Easter: Insurgents may strike amid COVID-19 outbreak — but we’re vigilant

Buhari on Easter: Insurgents may strike amid COVID-19 outbreak — but we’re vigilant

President Muhammadu Buhari says Boko Haram insurgents may use the COVID-19 outbreak in the country as an opportunity to attack, but that the military will remain vigilant to contain the threat. The country has so far recorded 288 cases of the disease. While 57 people have been discharged, seven people have died of the disease. In an Easter message to Nigerians on [...]

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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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