Go home! Buhari Despatches Ministers, Others To Home States Over #EndSARS

-Adewale Adetoyese President Muhammadu Buhari has asked his ministers to relocate to their home states for the purpose of dousing the tension created by the #ENDSARS protests and the lawlessness that followed. The ministers are scheduled to meet with stakeholders to explain federal government’s efforts to meet the demands of the youths. Water Resources Minister Sulaiman Adamu, who confirmed the development during a courtesy call to Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State in Dutse, said the cabinet members were directed to “go to our states to solicit the support…

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Breaking! Buhari Confirms SARS Ban, Says Extensive Police Reforms Underway

-Adewale Adetoyese President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday broke his long silence over the #EndSARS protest rocking the country, through which the youths and other stakeholders are calling for a permanent ban of the Nigeria Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). TellAfrica learnt through a statement by his Senior Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Femi Adesina, that the President in Abuja declared that disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step to extensive police reforms by his administration. Speaking at the launch of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES),…

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Nigeria @ 60: Plots and Mishaps, A Recurring Decimal

OPN: Plots and mishaps, a recurring decimal. Adetunji Omotola, Founder, 12 Disciple Leaders. How can one forget this day 35 years ago? I was in Ijebu-ode with my family for the Eid celebrations when the shocking announcement came on the news that General Ibrahim Badamosi who was then Army Chief of Staff had taken power from Gen.Muhammadu Buhari. The coup was announced by Brigadier Joshua Dogonyaro. I was a year one student at the University of Maiduguri. Babangida in his speech said something I will never forget. He went thus…

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Gov. Obiano Suspends 12 Monarchs For Visiting Buhari Without Permission

The Executive Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Willie Obiano has suspended 12 more traditional rulers for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari last week without permission from the State Government. Earlier, the Governor had suspended monarch of Ukwulu, Igwe Peter Uyanwa, over alleged petitions from his community. He also withdrew the monarch’s certificate of recognition. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that the one-year suspension clamped on the monarchs, according to a statement, was for embarking on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari without consultation or approval from the Government. The suspension was announced…

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The President Of Nigeria Receives Backlash Over Anti-Feminist Actions

-Doyinsola Johnson The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has faced criticism after only listing one woman in the renaming of railway stations. last Monday, Mr.Buhari had named 23 different train stations after “deserving Nigerians” that has contributed to the progress and development of their communities, areas and the country. Along those named were former Nigerian leaders, serving ministers and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, a feminist and activist who was also mother of Afrobeat music legend Fela Kuti,was the only woman honored with this privilege . People have suggested…

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“Appointment or Sack of Service Chiefs is a Presidential Prerogative” Buhari Responds As Senate Calls For Resignation of Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to a call by the Senate asking Service Chiefs to resign their respective positions for alleged non-performance in the fight against insurgency and the recent killing of soldiers as well as mass resignation from the military. The President through a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina explained that the best action to retain or fire the security men will be promptly communicated to Nigerians soon. “The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on the Service Chiefs to resign…

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774,000 Jobs: Lawan, Gbajabiamila meet Buhari

-Peculiar Ajibola The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday met with the President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) at the President villa at Abuja. The meeting centred on the recent argument that arose between the National Assembly and Minister of state, labour and employment Festus Keyamo, over the proposed 774,000 jobs. Recall that Keyamo has engaged members of the Senate and House of Representatives committee on a shouting match on the matter. While the National Assembly ordered Keyamo to suspend the…

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PMB Presents 41Non-Career Ambassadorial Nominees To The Senate

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has nominated 41 non-career Ambassador designates. He also nominated one career Ambassador designate representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The nomination was contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, requesting the confirmation of the nominees. The President’s letter was read by the Senate President after the Red Chamber resumed an executive session on Wednesday, 1 July 2020. This is coming weeks after the Senate confirmed 42 career ambassador designates nominated by the president. TellAfrica shall keep…

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Oluwo Writes Buhari On The Need To Reopen The Economy & Set Measures To Combat The Pandemic Coronavirus

Oluwo Calls for Reopening of Economy & The Institution of War Against Covid-19 (WAC-19). Aside several physical meetings, the last time I juggle my mind and dusted my paper to write the presidency was at the peak of recurrent banditry by the black sheep among the herdsmen. Now, I’m obliged and divinely mandated to seek the president’s attention in considering a strict enforcement and severe penalty for covid-19 rules violators in reopening of our economy. I’m not unaware of the president’s resolution to protect human lives at this fragile time.…

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FGN Set To Inaugurate 200, 000 Yam Storage Facility In Benue State

The Federal Government of Nigeria shall inaugurate the 200, 000 capacity yam storage facility for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Benue on the 9th of June 2020. The Presidency revealed this development in a statement on Wednesday. The inauguration is in line with the government’s intent to support the growth of small businesses across the country, through the provision of critical infrastructure. The facility l which is ocated at the Zaki Biam International Yam Market, shall be a part of the National MSMEs Shared Facility Scheme, being implemented…

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