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Your criticism of Buhari ungodly – Presidency criticizes Bishop Kukah for his Easter Sunday message

The presidency has responded to the Easter message delivered by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah.   In his homily on Sunday, April 4, the Catholic cleric said that insecurity, especially terrorism, has degenerated since 2015 President Buhari came into power.   Responding, the Presidency described Kukah’s message as ungodly.   In […]

Buhari not a medical tourist, he has retained UK doctors for 30 years – Garba Shehu

Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu has stated that President Buhari is not a medical tourist following the controversy his recent trip to the UK for medical checkup ignited.   In an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday March 30, Shehu said his principal has retained his doctors in the UK for over 30 years.   He added […]

Lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty isn’t by accident. We will deliver on it – President Buhari assures Nigerians

President Buhari has said that his administration’s plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty did not come by accident or something they just ”bumped into,” but is a deliberate one that will be pursued with remarkable grit and determination.   Speaking on Tuesday February 23 at a meeting with the Presidential Economic Advisory […]

President Buhari signs law prescribing six months jail term for violators of COVID19 protocols

President Buhari has signed a new law prescribing a six-month jail term for anyone found guilty of flouting any of the COVID19 protocols.   The president signed the COVID19 health protection regulations 2021 in Abuja on Wednesday, January 27. The signed law provides a legal framework for the prosecution of any defaulter. The law states that an offence […]

President Buhari meets newly appointed service chiefs (photos)

President Buhari on Wednesday January 27, met with the newly appointed service chiefs at the presidential villa in Abuja.   Recall that after the sack of the service chiefs was announced yesterday January 26,  President Buhari named their replacement as follows; Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear […]

New Year Broadcast: President Buhari promises to reorganize security apparatus and assures Nigerian youths of fulfilling #EndSARS demands

President Buhari this morning delivered his 2021 speech to Nigerians. In the speech, the President vowed to re-energise and restructure the security architecture of the country. He also promised to work with the legislature to turn the passion of young Nigerians into fruitful ventures.   President Buhari added that his government has heard and has listened […]

You’re superheroes – Buhari tells Atiku, Dogara, Abdullahi

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent messages to two state governors, Engineer Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, and the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, describing them as superheroes. Buhari, in his special birthday greetings to them, a copy of which was made available to […]

Those who doubt this government’s resolve to protect Nigerians are mischievous – Garba Shehu

Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu has averred that those who doubt this government’s resolve to protect Nigerians are mischievous.   The pesidential spokesperson in a statement released on Sunday December 20  against the backdrop of the recent abduction and release of the Kankara schoolboys in Katsina State, […]

Presidency disagrees with Governor Masari on number of schoolboys abducted from Kastina school; says only 10 students were abducted

The Presidency has countered Governor Bello Masari on the number of boys abducted from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara community of Katsina State.   Masari in a statement released on Sunday December 13, said that 333 boys were still missing after bandits struck at the school.   The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and […]

Buhari sacks Pondei-led NDDC Interim Management Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved the Prof Kemebradikumo Daniel Ponde -led Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) of their duties. The President’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday night. Adeshina revealed that Effiong Awa, the Acting Executive Director of finance and administration of the commission will […]

Presidency reacts to calls for Buhari’s resignation, PDP mockery of Osinbajo

Femi Ojudu, Special Adviser on Political Matters to President Muhammad Buhari, has denounced the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for “twisting” a 2015 tweet by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Ojudu, in a statement, also condemned the calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. A release by Kingsley Chinda, on behalf of the PDP caucus in the […]

Some highly placed political actors in APC are placing politics over the protection of lives of Nigerians’- Deputy Minority Leader reacts to Malami’s position on Buhari’s summon

The Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Toby Okechukwu, has faulted the comment made by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, that the lower chambers and indeed the National Assembly, lacks the constitutional power to summon the President.   Last week, the House passed a resolution demanding the […]

Insecurity: National Assembly lacks constitutional power to summon President Buhari – Attorney General, Abubakar Malami says

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said that the National Assembly lacks the constitutional power to summon President Buhari.   Last week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution summoning the president over the deteriorating state of security across the country.   A tweet posted by President’s Personal Assistant on […]

Insecurity: President Buhari to address NASS joint session on Thursday December 10

The Presidency has confirmed President Buhari’s plan to address a joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday, December 10.   Recall that last week, members of the House of Representatives demanded President Buhari to appear before the house to brief the lawmakers on measures his administration has put in place to tackle the rising cases […]

Vladmir Putin is battling cancer as well as Parkinson’s and had emergency surgery in February – Russian source claims

  A Vladimir Putin critic has claimed that the Russian leader is seriously ill and on the verge of leaving the Kremlin permanently.   Valery Solovie, former head of PR at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, claims he has sources “at the epicentre of decision making” and that Putin had to undergo surgery in […]

President Buhari receives Justice Ayo Salami-led probe panel report on suspended Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday November 20, received the report of the Justice Ayo Salami-led probe panel on alleged corruption charges against suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.   At the brief ceremony which was held at the Executive Council Chambers of the State House in Abuja, Justice Salami […]

BREAKING: Defection to APC: I am proud of Umahi, people will call him names – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the defection of Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Nigerian leader described it “as a bold move driven purely by principle rather than opportunistic motives”. Buhari noted that he knows people will call him names, but that is the price men of principles have […]

Garba Shehu gives reason for absence of the FG delegation at the planned meeting with governors and stakeholders of the South-South region

The Presidency on Wednesday gave reasons for the absence of its representatives from a meeting of South-South stakeholders fixed for Tuesday, Nov 17, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.   The Presidency said the absence of the Federal Government delegation at the planned meeting with governors and stakeholders of the South-South region was necessitated by an emergency security meeting […]

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad reacts to Oby Ezekwesili’s revelation she rejected an offer to be Buhari’s running mate in 2011

On Tuesday, November 17, former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, via her Twitter handle, revealed that she rejected an offer to be President Buhari’s running mate during the 2011 presidential election.   In an apparent reaction to her tweet, Bashir stated that people who were painting the narrative that President Buhari hates Igbos and doesn’t […]

‘Have you found the solution yet?” Nigerians tackle VP Yemi Osinbajo after digging up old photos of him having an aerial view of Apapa gridlock

  On November 14, 2017, the Vice President shared these photos of himself in a helicopter having an aerial view of the Apapa area of Lagos which has over the years been known to have a constant traffic gridlock that has affected economic activities at the Apapa wharf.   Hopes were high at the time that […]

House of Reps uncovers BPP director ‘born in 1996, but employed in 1992’

The House of Representatives on Thursday uncovered a deputy director in the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPE) said to have been born in 1996 but was employed in 1992.   Lantewa Fatsuma Lawal, who is from Bade Local Government Area of Yobe State, was promoted Deputy Director (Accounts) on Grade Level 16 on 01/01/2019, with […]

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad debunks claims of FG planning a N150k monthly payment to repentant Boko Haram members

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad has reacted to reports that the federal government is planning to begin a monthly payment of N150,000 to repentant Boko Haram members.   Ahmad who described it as “fake news”, told members of the public to disregard the report or ask the poster for to provide a credible source of the story. […]

#EndSARS: If President Buhari hadn’t exercised the tolerance of a father, we would have been talking about something else now – Femi Adesina

Presidential aide, Femi Adesina, has said that if President Buhari hadn’t exercised the restraint and tolerance of a father,  Nigerians would have been talking about something else in the wake of the crisis that enveloped the country after the #EndSARS protests were hijacked by hoodlums.   In an article he released today, Adesina who is the […]

Take advantage of Nigeria’s diversity in human, natural resources – President Buhari tells International investors

President Buhari has urged members of the international community and investors to take advantage of Nigeria’s diversity in human and natural resources for investment, noting that youth development, integration and employment remain a priority for his administration.   Speaking at a ceremony to receive the Letters of Credence of the Ambassadors of Belgium, Mauritania, Austria […]

Over 1m youths have applied for investment fund – President Buhari says as he calls for an end to street protest

President Buhari has announced that over 1million youths have registered for the Youth Investment Fund programme which opened on October 12, 2020.   Speaking at the maiden maiden National Youth Day celebration observed on November 1 and coinciding with the African Youth Day celebration, President Buhari urged youths to end their street protests and work with the government […]

Adesina Defends Buhari’s Broadcast, Insists Lekki Shooting Not Omitted In Speech(VIDEO)

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has defended his principal over the national broadcast to the Nigerian people on Thursday. Adesina, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, said President Buhari’s speech did not omit the Lekki shooting. The presidential spokesman said contrary to the belief […]