Buhari ‘to look into Niger Delta 13% derivation’

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration would look into the constitutional 13 per cent derivation benefit to the Niger Delta region to ensure even spread of development projects across the region. Mr Buhari gave the assurance when he received traditional rulers and some other eminent personalities from Isoko, Delta, led by Ovrawah, Omogha 1, Odiologbo of Oleh, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday. Mr Buhari assured them that the constitutional provisions for Niger Delta development would be carefully studied for inclusiveness, especially in the prioritisation of Federal…

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June 12: Stop displaying loyalty to Abacha, Soyinka tells Buhari

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to stop admiring and displaying loyalty to an unnamed individual whom he referred to late MKO Abiola’s “Tormentor-in-Chief.” Some are of the opinion that he had referred to the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, who clamped the business mogul to jail for about five years. Abiola died in prison. Although Soyinka did not mention Abacha’s name specifically, the Nobel laureate said it was confusing for Buhari to honour Chief Moshood Abiola on the one hand, and be admiring the late…

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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

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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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Buhari media organization commends SERAP, Judiciary over ruling on budget padding

The Buhari Media Organizations (BMO) has commended the Social-Economic Rights and Accountability Projects (SERAP), a non-governmental organization and the Judiciary over a ruling on budget padding. The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had ruled, compelling the Federal Government to probe allegations of padding and stealing of about N481billion from the 2016 budget by some principal officers of the National Assembly. In a statement in Abuja, the Buhari Media Organization (BMO) said it is historical ruling by Justice Muhammed Idris and it is clear that the anti-graft war is becoming…

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