MASSOB to Buhari: You’re using Abiola to score cheap political points

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Movement of Actualization for Sovereign State of Biafra(MASSOB) has told President Muhammadu Buhari that his posthumous honour of Late MKO Abiola was aimed at wooing the people of the south-west to support him in next year’s presidential election. It frowned at the President’s declaration of June 12 as democracy day as a mark of respect to Abiola. In a statement issued in Abakalkiki, Ebonyi state capital by its leader Comrade Uchenna Madu, MASSOB said not that it was unhappy about honouring Abiola but that the honour coming few months to…

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Buhari presiding over a failed government – Secondus

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National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus said the threat by the National Assembly to invoke its constitutional powers on President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged infringement of the constitution was evident that the president is presiding a failed government. Secondus in a statement yesterday by his Special Adviser on media, Ike Abonyi, said President Buhari ‎should quit immediately since it is now evident that he could not hold the government and the country together. “We in the opposition have been saying it interminably that…

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Killings: Take responsibility and stop sitting on the fence, Catholics tell Buhari

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Catholic bishops, priests and faithful in Imo State yesterday embarked on a mournful procession across the major streets of Owerri, the state capital in condemnation of the widespread killings across the country. The clerics also called on the federal government to take responsibility and fish out the perpetrators of the serial killings in the country particularly the masterminds of the gruesome murder of Catholic priests in Benue state. The Catholics who marched from the Pastoral Centre on Wetheral road terminated the procession at Assumpta Cathedral at control post urged president…

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BREAKING: Buhari Holds Security Meeting With Service Chiefs

Buhari Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a closed-door meeting with the Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The President will be discussing an appraisal of the security situation in the country. In attendance at the meeting are the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Babagana Monguno, Minister of Defense, Mansur Dan-Ali, Director General of the NIA, Ahmed Abubakar and Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. This follows an earlier meeting on Monday where President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo held separate meetings with the security…

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Nigeria is safe, secure, says President Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is safe and secure for tourism, citing improved security and country’s burgeoning economy. The President stated this when he received Mr Zurab Pololikashvili, the Secretary-General of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday. President Buhari noted that it would have been inconceivable to host an international tourism conference in Abuja four years ago, because of security concerns. ‘‘I am pleased that the country is now sufficiently safe and secure, and the message should go out to the world for…

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Don’t take credit ‘Not Too Young To Run Act‎’, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) should not take credit over ‘Not Too Young to Run Act’ because it was an initiative of PDP lawmaker. The party said Buhari has no choice but to assent to the bill because it has passed through the constitutionally required approval of two-third of states in the federation. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement said the ‘Not Too Young To Run Bill’ was sponsored by Hon. Tony Nwulu, a PDP member from…

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Buhari signs `Not Too Young To Run’ bill

Not Too Young to run bill

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed into law, the `Not Too Young To Run Bill’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while signing the bill, the president, on a lighter mood, ‘appealed’ to young people to defer their presidential ambition till after the 2019 general elections. It would be recalled that President Buhari had on Tuesday in his Democracy Day broadcast, pledged to sign the bill. The bill was passed by the National Assembly in July 2017 to alter Sections 65, 106, 131, 177 of the Constitution to…

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Apologise to NASS over demeaning comment, Dino Melaye tells Buhari

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Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to apologise to the National Assembly, for making what he described as a demeaning statement against the members of the legislative institution. Melaye, who resumed plenary on Wednesday, after six weeks of being in Police custody, for alleged arms peddling and financing of armed banditry in Kogi State, made the call when he cited Order 14 of the Senate Standing Order to speak on how his personal privileges were breached by the alleged comments by President Buhari. He…

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‘Leave Fayose out of Buhari, Obasanjo’s fight’

Ayodele Fayose

The Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, has told the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, to steer clear of his boss. Olayinka advised Shehu not to drag Governor Ayodele Fayose into President Muhammadu Buhari’s messy fight with former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He said, “These people should rather fight their battle alone because when they were going to Obasanjo’s house to prostrate for him to get his support, they didn’t remember that he was a…

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Russia 2018: Eagles now to meet Buhari Wednesday morning

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The Russia 2018 World Cup-bound Super Eagles contingent will now meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday morning. The session was earlier slated for Tuesday evening. It would be an opportunity for the country’s leader to meet with and wish the three-time African champions well on their way to the sixth appearance at football’s biggest showpiece. NFF chieftains told thenff.com that Wednesday’s session will take place at the Federal Executive Council chambers at 10am, just before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. Youth…

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