“Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic” – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the partial closure of Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic to the massive smuggling activities especially of rice, taking place on that corridor. The Nigerian leader gave the reason during an audience granted his Beninois counterpart, Patrice Talon, on the margins of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD7), in Yokohama, Japan on Wednesday. Buhari, who expressed great concern over the smuggling of rice, said it threatened the self-sufficiency already attained due to his administration’s agricultural policies. According to him, “Now that our people…

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IT HAS NOT BEEN SMOOTH-SAILING FOR NIGERIA BUHARI ADMITS

Posted by phillyyoung on October 3 by 2:00am Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday admitted that it had not been smooth-sailing for Nigeria. He, however, said Nigeria was prepared to help South Sudan to stabilise politically and economically. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving a Special Envoy of the South Sudanese President, Mr Ezekiel Gatkuoth, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari noted that the two countries had a lot in common in the area…

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At Last!!! Bukola Saraki Finally Opens Up About Leaving Buhari And APC

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has said that his chances of leaving President Muhammadu Buhari’s ruling party are “very, very high”. Bukola Saraki made the comments to Reuters hours after 15 senators from Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) party defected. On Tuesday, 14 senators left APC. While 12 joined the PDP, two others joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC). Senators that joined the PDP are: Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano); Rafiu Ibrahim (Kwara); Shaba Lafiagi (Kwara); Bayero Nafada (Gombe); Ubale Shittu (Jigawa); Dino Melaye (Kogi); Abdullahi Danbaba (Sokoto);…

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‘I Challenge You To Produce Your Waec Results’- Reno Omokri Dares President Buhari

Reno Omokri, former aide to immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, has slammed the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, over his comments against his ex-principal. Shettima had described Jonathan on Thursday as a clueless leader and an ‘unsophisticated country person’ while speaking at the launch of a book, “On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan won and lost Nigeria,” authored by spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bolaji Abdullahi. However, Reno Omokri, while reacting through series of tweets, challenged Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima to publish President Buhari’s WAEC certificate…

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We Are Presently Feeding Over 5m Pupils In 19 States – Presidency

The presidency on Monday said over 5 million pupils in 19 states are now being fed daily for free under the Buhari’s National Homegrown School Feeding Programme, which is directly within the purview of the office of the Vice-president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. This was contained in a press statement made available to journalists by the senior special adviser to the Vice-president on media and publicity, Mr Laolu Akande. According to the statement, this was in furtherance of the administration’s goal to tackle poverty and hunger, and to create jobs for…

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Falana To Buhari – “Babangida Detained You, Remember How It Felt”

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter, urging him to “be humane by ordering the release” of Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shiites, and the cleric’s wife, Zainab, from custody. The detainees have been in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) since December 2015 following a clash between El-Zakzaky’s followers and Nigerian soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna State. Falana’s November 7 letter is his second such letter to the Presidency demanding the release…

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President Buhari Reacts To Nigerians’ Prayers To Him (Read Wetin Baba Talk)

Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Thursday in Abuja commended Nigerians for the outpouring of prayers and show of goodwill to President Muhammadu Buhari since he returned to the country. Receiving a delegation of well wishers to the President, led by Amb. Eze N. Ebere, Adesina said President Buhari deeply appreciated the prayers during his ill health, and after his recovery, from both the Christian and Muslim communities. He noted that the positive reviews on the President’s handling of conflicts in various parts of the country…

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Breaking News!! Buhari Rejects Same Currency For West African Countries

President Muhamadu Buhari after rejecting same currency for West Africa, cited the challenges faced by the European Union in realising the same goal to buttress his position. President Muhamadu Buhari on Tuesday in Niamey, Republic of Niger, urged member countries of the Economic Community of West African States to tread carefully in pushing for a single currency for the sub-region by 2020. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President made his position known in his speech at the fourth meeting…

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President Buhari’s Budget Proposal For 2018 Increases By 15% To N8.59 Trillion (Read Details)

President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed the sum of N8.595 trillion for the 2018 budget. According to the details of the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) presented to the National Assembly on Tuesday. Daily Trust reports that the proposed amount represents about 15 per cent increase from this year’s N7.44trn budget. The documents for the MTEF and FSP were presented to the House of Representatives and read at plenary on Tuesday while the proposal is, however, subject to review by either the president or…

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Buhari Sleeps And Wakes Up Thinking About Railway System – Rotimi Amaechi Reveals

The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday, October 5, updated President Muhammadu Buhari on the proposed and ongoing railway projects across the country including the Kano – Maradi (Niger Republic) rail project. Addressing State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the minister said the president was pleased with developments in the transport sector, NAN reports. According to him, President Buhari “sleeps and wakes up’’ thinking about the railway system, adding that the president has made concerted effort to fix the railways,…

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PHOTOS: Buhari visits troops in Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday visited troops fighting the Boko Haram terrorists  in the North East as part activities marking the Nation’s 57th Independence anniversary . Here are pictures from the visit President Buhari being welcomed to Maiduguri Theatre of War by troops President Buhari inspects equipment alongside the service chiefs The President also visited soldiers injured in the war against Boko Haram The President and his host, Governor Shetimma of Borno State and the Service Chiefs posed for pictures with some of the soldiers battling Boko Haram The President…

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