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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Calls for International Co-operation, Material Support Against Corruption

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Calls for International Co-operation, Material Support Against Corruption

“Through our individual national efforts, state institutions are being strengthened to promote accountability, and to combat corruption and asset recovery.

“These can only be achieved through the international community cooperating and providing critical assistance and material support. We shall also cooperate in addressing the growing transnational crimes such as forced labour, modern day slavery, human trafficking and cybercrime,” Buhari said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Revealed! N7.51tn Borrowed By Buhari Government in Two Years

NIGERIA POLITICS: Revealed! N7.51tn Borrowed By Buhari Government in Two Years

President Muhammadu Buhari government and the 36 states of the federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory have borrowed N7.51tn in the last two years, statistics have revealed. As of June 30, 2015, just a month after the present crop of leaders took over the leadership of the country, Nigeria’s total debt stood at N12.12tn. However, as of June 2017, the nation’s total debt had climbed to N19.63tn, according to the latest debt statistics obtained from the Debt Management Office.

The DMO said in a statement posted on its portal on Sunday, “The domestic debt stock of the Federal Government and sub-nationals accounted for 76.56 per cent of the total public debt stock, while their external debt stock accounted for 23.44 per cent. “Furthermore, the total public debt stock increased by 2.5 per cent from N19.16tn (about $62.54bn) to N19.64tn (about $64.19bn), during the period under review.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Herdsmen Kill 19 in Plateau State, Buhari Urges Calm

NIGERIA POLITICS: Herdsmen Kill 19 in Plateau State, Buhari Urges Calm

“I urge all our communities in the state and the other parts of the country to embrace peace and bring to a stop these painful and unnecessary killings,” said Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, in an emailed statement.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Still on Buhari’s 32′ TV and the Epistle According to Garba Shehu

NIGERIA POLITICS: Still on Buhari’s 32′ TV and the Epistle According to Garba Shehu

Instead of wasting precious time and efforts dwelling on a TV model of the president, Shehu should have utilized such time and resources to write essays on why ASUU, resident doctors and those planning to go on strike soon should have a rethink and cooperate with government. He has rather exposed Buhari as a man left behind by time because TV sets of these days are now packed with a lot of functions that can even make one use them for other very useful purposes apart from just watching programmes.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Aisha Alhassan Endorses Atiku Abubakar for 2019 Presidential Election

NIGERIA POLITICS: Aisha Alhassan Endorses Atiku Abubakar for 2019 Presidential Election

Popularly called Mama Taraba, Aisha Alhassan said, “Your excellency, our father and our president by the grace of God come 2019. Before you are your people, your supporters for life, the people of Taraba State.”

Although Mr. Abubakar has not publicly declared his intention to run in 2019, he is believed to be mobilising and getting ready for the election. He came third in the APC presidential primaries in the build up to the 2015 elections, losing to President Muhammadu Buhari and ex-Kano governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: APC Begins Campaign for Buhari’s Second Term in  Ebonyi State

NIGERIA POLITICS: APC Begins Campaign for Buhari’s Second Term in Ebonyi State

Acting state APC Chairman, Mr. Eze Nwachukwu, who addressed the rally, commended party faithful and other teeming supporters of APC for turning out in their large numbers for the rally.

“We thank God for the recovery of Mr. President from his sickness and successful return from the medical vacation in London to resume his normal duty as president. The overwhelming crowd that attended the rally is a clear indication that Ebonyi State is indeed an APC state and by massively attending this solidarity rally is another indication of the love Ebonyi people have for our president and his populist government.

“This is the third time APC in Ebonyi is organising this type of rally to demonstrate its love, support and loyalty for Buhari and APC led central government,” Nwachukwu said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Chairs First Cabinet Meeting Since Return From Medical Leave in Britain

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Chairs First Cabinet Meeting Since Return From Medical Leave in Britain

Since his return this month, Buhari’s office has been releasing a flurry of photos and statements from the president’s engagements, like meetings with his vice president, heads of the military and economic ministers and the central bank.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: You Reject Restructuring at the Nation’s Peril, Activist tell Buhari

NIGERIA POLITICS: You Reject Restructuring at the Nation’s Peril, Activist tell Buhari

Buhari and his underground political power string pullers are pretending not to understand that the principle of self determination is a universal norm and not a vice. It was on the same principle that nationalists pillared our movement for self rule that peaked with the lowering of the Union Jack on 1st October 1960. It is on this same principle that IPOB are advocating for a referendum for South Eastern Region. This is legal and fair game!

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Cancels Federal Executive Council Meeting

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Cancels Federal Executive Council Meeting

The statement read, “The meeting of the Federal Executive Council will not hold today.

“President Muhammadu Buhari, will however, receive the Report of the investigation committee into the allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, at 12 noon, in his office.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari’s Address and the Misfortune of a Nation

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari’s Address and the Misfortune of a Nation

Rather than empathise with Nigerians for the failed promises and untold hardship visited on them by his administration, Buhari squandered the golden opportunity presented by his illness to court the support and cooperation of Nigerians and decided to further alienate himself from the masses.

“Every group has a grievance. But the beauty and attraction of a federation is that it allows different groups to air their grievances and work out a mode of co-existence” but that is not when you criminalise and threaten such groups who have expressed their grievances without taking up arms against the State.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Says No Room For Biafra, Boko Haram, Niger Delta Militants Activists in Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Says No Room For Biafra, Boko Haram, Niger Delta Militants Activists in Nigeria

Since Buhari traveled to London for treatment, campaign groups have stepped up calls for a separate southeastern state known as Biafra. Militants and community groups have called for the independence of the restive southern Niger Delta oil hub. Islamist Boko Haram militants are fighting for a separate caliphate in the northeast. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said:

“I was distressed to notice that some of the comments, especially in the social media have crossed our national red lines by daring to question our collective existence as a nation. Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable. We shall not allow irresponsible elements to start trouble,” Buhari adding that some ethnic violence was “fueled by political mischief makers”.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari to Return to Nigeria After Sick Leave in London: Presidency

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari to Return to Nigeria After Sick Leave in London: Presidency

Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday, “President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today, after receiving medical attention in London. President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m (0700 BST) on Monday, August 21.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: I Don’t Know Who’s Paying for Buhari’s Treatment: Femi Adesina

NIGERIA POLITICS: I Don’t Know Who’s Paying for Buhari’s Treatment: Femi Adesina

Channels Television, Seun Okinbaloye, anchor of the programme, asked Adesina, “Who is paying for the president’s treatment?”

“Does it matter at this point?” The presidential spokesman Femi Adesina asked, to which Okinbaloye fired back: “We need to know, he is our president. He is a public official. This shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy.”

“Nigeria is taking care of the bill?” Okinbaloye asked, and Adesina responded, “Most likely. I don not know for sure.”

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AFRICA POLITICS: BBC to Africa: Why Do Buhari, Dos Santos and Mugabe Go to Hospital Abroad?

AFRICA POLITICS: BBC to Africa: Why Do Buhari, Dos Santos and Mugabe Go to Hospital Abroad?

The BBC report said that ‘Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, is the first among equals’ of those who have spent time abroad seeking medical treatment and that Buhari apparently lacked faith in Nigeria’s health systems. The presidents of Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Benin and Algeria all have something in common – an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari: #ResumeOrResign Protests and the Necessity of Truth

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari: #ResumeOrResign Protests and the Necessity of Truth

Nigeria is too complex even for a fully fit president to lead not to talk of an absentee and unfit one. Little wonder we now have a more ferocious resurgence of the Boko Haram onslaught that has led to the killing of innocent people including oil explorers, University staff, fishermen, and the sacking of whole villages.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki, Senate Backs Plans to Weaken Presidency Power and Boost Legislature

NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki, Senate Backs Plans to Weaken Presidency Power and Boost Legislature

“What we have done definitely is to lay the foundation for a far-reaching reform of our political, economic and social development,” Bukola Saraki said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari: ‘I Am Making Good Progress’

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari: ‘I Am Making Good Progress’

Buhari: “As soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Here’s Ailing Buhari First Photo in Almost 80 Days

NIGERIA POLITICS: Here’s Ailing Buhari First Photo in Almost 80 Days

The picture purports to show Buhari dining in Britain with senior members of his political party on Sunday, according to an accompanying statement from the presidency.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Still On The Executive-Legislature Slugfest On The Budget

NIGERIA POLITICS: Still On The Executive-Legislature Slugfest On The Budget

Before Buhari, budgets have no impact and spark no interest among the common man whose interests were neither captured nor represented in yearly ritual.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: If Acting President Osinbajo Were Hausa Or Fulani…  Yoruba Ronu It’s Time To Go!

NIGERIA POLITICS: If Acting President Osinbajo Were Hausa Or Fulani… Yoruba Ronu It’s Time To Go!

Nigeria is false to the past. Nigeria is false to the present. Nigeria is solemnly binds herself to the false in the future.

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