Tag: President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari says effects of drug abuse in the country was worse than insecurity and banditry

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday suggested that the effects of drug abuse in the country was worse than acts of insecurity and banditry. The President made the comment at the launch of War Against Drug Abuse at the State House in Abuja. The launch event was held in commemoration of[Read More…]

After 6 years in power, Buhari moves to reduce poverty in Nigeria – appoints Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja commenced the process to reduce poverty in Nigeria. Buhari inaugurated the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS) chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The Nigerian leader reiterated his commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of[Read More…]

PDP says Buhari is pushing the nation to the precipice

The Peoples Democratic Party has cautioned the President Muhammadu Buhari, against “pushing the nation to the precipices by his arrogant and dictatorial remarks as well as inflammatory referencing to war, particularly in his apparent aversion towards the constitutionally guaranteed rights of Nigerians.” The party said this in response to reports[Read More…]

Buhari jets to Ghana Saturday for ECOWAS Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will take part in the 59th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Accra, Ghana on Saturday, June 19, 2021. A presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement issued Friday, said President Buhari will leave Abuja Saturday to join other Heads[Read More…]

Buhari says Nigerians are “very forgetful”

The President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, slammed Nigerians, saying they are “very forgetful” of the “achievements” of his regime in the last six years. He also said those who want to criticise him should do it objectively. Buhari, who spoke on Friday evening during an interview aired on NTA, said[Read More…]

“You cannot sit here in Lagos, for instance, and decide on the fate of APC on zoning – Buhari says

President Muhammadu Buhari says nobody has the power to decide for APC on zoning. The president said this while responding to a question during an exclusive interview with Arise TV on Thursday. According to the president, only members of the the political party have the power to decide the party’s fate.[Read More…]

As the General’s Mask Slips Off, Nigerian Journalism is Endangered

On May 31, 2017, Lagos radio presenter Nelly Kalu was in the middle of a conversation on Nigeria Info 99.3FM with a geopolitical analyst when a call came to the station’s general manager. He was to shut down the show immediately and kick both people off their air unceremoniously.  Shortly[Read More…]

Breaking: Police Council confirms Alkali as Nigeria’s Inspector General

The Police Council has confirmed Usman Alkali Baba as the Inspector General of Police, almost two months after President Muhammadu Buhari approved his appointment.  Usman Alkali was confirmed on Friday during a meeting of the council in Abuja presided over by President Buhari. Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi,[Read More…]

Buhari has appointed Babagana Kingibe as his Special Envoy to Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Babagana Kingibe as his Special Envoy to Chad and the Lake Chad Basin Region. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, disclosed this in a statement on Monday night. According to Mustapha, Kingibe’s appointment as a Special Envoy is in consonance[Read More…]

Buhari outraged and disgust over what he called “the heinous murder” of Ahmed Gulak

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed outrage and disgust over what he called “the heinous murder of Adamawa politician Ahmed Gulak in Owerri, Imo State by yet to be identified gunmen.” Reacting to the development on Sunday, the President said: “I’m repulsed by such premeditated and gruesome murder of Gulak by evil[Read More…]