We’ve strong ties with Mauritania –Buhari

Anule Emmanuel   President Muhammadu Buhari lauded the existing bilateral relationship between Nigeria and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The President on Friday went down memory lane on the partnership between the two countries while receiving in audience the outgoing Ambassador of Mauritania. He told the outgoing Ambassador, Ba Abdarrahmane that the affinity between Nigeria and Mauritania under his watch dates back to when he was a military leader between January 1984 and August, 1985. “I led Nigeria to stand with your country then, and even now, we still stand…

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Will history be kind to Buhari as he wished?

I never thought President Muhammadu Buhari cared about posterity or how he would be evaluated when he leaves office because his actions now betray any reflection on the future. I also never thought he was a “philosopher president” who ponders and asks “why”; again, because his actions have been that of a sciolist. So, my perturbation here is provoked by his statement at a meeting with some residents of Abuja on December 25 where he said: “I swore to hold this office in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic…

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As the New Year kicks off

I have every reason to be appreciative of the journey of my life. There are many reasons for me to be thankful. I’m grateful for the past years, despite the many life-threatening challenges. Looking forward, a glaring manifestation is the rare leadership opportunity that came my way to lead the most populous nation on three different occasions, though under different circumstances. This is a rare feat that mere hard work and ambition can never propel one to achieve or attain if not by pure divine providence. I thank my stars…

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PMB at 77: ‘Please tell Baba we are with him all the way’

I boarded a commercial airliner heading to Lagos from Abuja. I was already seated, and strapping my seat belt, when a young man approached me. He must have been in his late 20s, or at most, early 30s. I shook hands, greeted him warmly, and he slipped something in my palm. He went back to his seat. It was a piece of paper, and on it was written: “Please, tell Baba we are with him all the way.” My eyes became misty. I knew who he was talking about. My principal…

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Focus on multi-million dollars gas project at Ogidigben, Olu of Warri pleads with Buhari

The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to focus on the actualisation of the multibillion dollars Ogidigben gas project in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. Ogiame Ikenwoli, who made the appeal while addressing thousands of Itsekiris and visitors during his fourth coronation anniversary at Ode-Itsekiri, (Big Warri) yesterday, said the gigantic project would engage Nigeria’s full priority, given the economic importance, such as job creation, and enhance economic potential. “We believe that this should be one of President Buhari’s star projects…

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Buhari salutes Joshua over Ruiz Jr. victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of congratulations to Anthony Joshua following his victory over Andy Ruiz Jr, which ensured he regained his world boxing titles which he lost to the Mexican six months ago. Buhari, speaking through his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said he was saluting Joshua for bringing joy to millions of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora, who had rooted for him to regain the titles he lost about six months ago. In a tweet on the verified Government of Nigeria Twitter…

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Buhari, Obaseki, Sylva, others pay tribute to David-West

President Muhammadu Buhari, scholars and politicians yesterday paid glowing tributes to the late professor of virology, Prof. Tam David- West, of the University of Ibadan, for his sterling qualities of transparency and zero-tolerance for corruption. The event was the commendation service in honour of the former Minister of Petroleum and Energy, held at the Chapel of the Resurrection, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. West died on November 11, 2019 at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. President Buhari, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi…

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APU: African lawmakers laud Buhari as Kalu speaks on FG’s strides

It was encomiums for President Muhammadu Buhari at the recent four-day 42nd African Parliamentary Union (APU) Conference held in the East African country of Djibouti as the Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate and leader of Nigerian delegation to the conference, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, enumerated the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP) and its constitutional support for youth participation in governance in Nigeria. The 42nd session of the African Parliamentary Union drew legislators from Across 40 countries of the continent gathered with renewed energy for the development of the…

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Killers of PDP woman leader in Kogi must face justice –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that the killers of Madam Achejuh Abuh, Woman Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State must be made to face justice. The President has directed thorough investigation into the killing insisting that any descent to barbarism will not be tolerated by his government. Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity to the President Garba Shehu in a statement yesterday said Buhari expects scrupulous investigation into the heinous murder. Madam Abuh was burnt to death in Wada/Aro campaign council, in the just concluded…

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Restructuring for a better life – lessons from Brexit

The quest for a better life has been an unending aspiration of the human civilization and will remain so till the end of time – that is if time ever ends. From the agrarian to the industrial and now the information technology age, all the peoples of all nations are seeking a better life. But the quest for a better life has led to many choices, sometimes well thought out and in some cases not so well thought out. Some have sought constitutional amendments only to realize that a new…

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