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June 12: President Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech
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June 12: President Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF COMMEMORATION AND CELEBRATION OF DEMOCRACY DAY 12TH JUNE, 2022 Fellow Nigerians, Today, June The 12th, marks another Democracy Day anniversary and an occasion to celebrate freedom and unity of our Nation. 2. From 1999, we consistently celebrated Democracy Day to mark the end of military rule and the return of power and control into the hands of those freely elected by the people. On this day, Nigerians recommit themselves to ensuring we protect and preserve the ideals of democracy. 3. In 2018, we moved Democracy Day from 29th of May to the 12th of June. This change was to remind all Nigerians of one free election after whic...
APC Presidential Primary: I Have No Anointed Candidate ― Buhari
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APC Presidential Primary: I Have No Anointed Candidate ― Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared that he has no preferred candidate as the All Progressives Congress (APC) holds its national convention to pick its flag bearer for the 2023 election. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared that he has no preferred candidate as the All Progressives Congress (APC) holds it national convention to pick its flag bearer for the 2023 election. The president cleared the air following reports that the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdulahi Adamu, had announced president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, as the consensus candidate of the ruling party. According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Buhari gave the clarification during a meeting with APC governors...
APC Primary: Buhari Meets Govs, Party Chairman, Stakeholders
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APC Primary: Buhari Meets Govs, Party Chairman, Stakeholders

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday met with some select stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress including former chairmen, the current National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu; the National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore; and some governors elected on the platform of the party. The meeting came amid the inability of the governors to produce a consensus candidate barely 24 hours to the party’s convention. A second meeting is expected to hold between all 22 governors of the APC and the President on Monday (today). While the convention is expected to begin on Monday (today), the primary itself will not take place until Tuesday. The programme of events sighted showed that the election will hold from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday after which the counting will be from 9pm to 10pm. Th...
2023: Buhari Lists Conditions APC Presidential Candidate Must Meet
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2023: Buhari Lists Conditions APC Presidential Candidate Must Meet

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that the forthcoming convention is used to pick a presidential candidate that reflects all the values and virtues of the party. He also said the candidate to be selected has to be one “who would give the Nigerian masses a sense of victory and confidence even before the elections.” Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman, in a statement on Tuesday, said the president gave the charge at a meeting with 22 Governors elected on the platform of the APC and the National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu, at the State House, Abuja. The APC will hold its convention to pick its presidential candidate in Abuja between June 6 and 8. Mr Buhari told the governors to ensure interna...
NASS Should Invite Buhari – Oby Ezekwesili On Beheading Of Anambra Lawmaker
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NASS Should Invite Buhari – Oby Ezekwesili On Beheading Of Anambra Lawmaker

Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, has called on the National Assembly to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to account for insecurity in the country. Ezekwesili made the call in response to the beheading of a member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Okechukwu Okoye by unknown gunmen. Okoye’s head, without his body, was found on Saturday at Nnobi, in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State. This development occurred days after he was abducted. Read Also: Soludo Places N10m Bounty On Killers Who Beheaded Lawmaker, Okoye The Anambra lawmaker, from Soludo’s constituency, was kidnapped last week. Reacting, Ezekwesili tweeted: “Perhaps, now that our @nassnigeria has seen that their fellow lawmaker in Anambra State could be barbarically mangled...
Why President Buhari Loves Dave Umahi By Femi Adesina
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Why President Buhari Loves Dave Umahi By Femi Adesina

For the second time in the life of this administration, President Muhammadu Buhari visited Ebonyi State last week, commissioned landmark projects, and equally passed the night. Rare, very rare on visits to States. The President has 36 Governors to relate with, and possibly contend with. Political party would not matter, as he is the father of all. And good fathers, they say, should not like a child more than the other. Even if they do, they should not show it, for the sake of domestic concord and amity. But I can wager that this President loves Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State. Why and how? We will come to that later. Landing at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in the Presidential jet Nigerian Air Force 001, we continued the trip to Ebonyi in helicopters. And we entered ...
Buhari Begs ASUU To Call Off Strike
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Buhari Begs ASUU To Call Off Strike

ASUU Logo President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities to consider the plight of students and call off the ongoing strike. The President also urged students in Nigeria’s public tertiary institutions to exercise patience as the government strives to address the nagging issues in the nation’s university system within the ambit of the resources available. He made the appeal at the 19th National Productivity Day and the conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit Award to 48 eminent Nigerians and organisations in both the public and private sectors, for their high productivity, hard work, and excellence. This was contained in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘At National Productivity Day Awards, Presiden...
2023: Buhari Orders Emefiele, Other Appointees To Resign
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2023: Buhari Orders Emefiele, Other Appointees To Resign

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered all heads of agencies, departments, parastatals, and ambassadors with political ambitions to resign. In a circular obtained by The PUNCH on Thursday morning, our correspondent observed that the office of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, among other agencies was copied. Read Also: BREAKING: Court Refuses Emefiele’s Request For Restraining Order Against INEC, AGF The circular was signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. The circular with reference number SGF/OP/ I/S.3/XII/ 173 was titled, ‘Ministers, heads of government agencies, ambassadors and other appointees with political ambitions to resign’. Details later… Source: Punch
They Claim Buhari Has Done Nothing. UN Scribe, Antonio Gutteres, Says Not So By Femi Adesina
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They Claim Buhari Has Done Nothing. UN Scribe, Antonio Gutteres, Says Not So By Femi Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari and Antonio Gutteres The Yoruba people of South-west Nigeria have a saying: when a child rejects instructions at home, it is from outside that such child is trained. And that was exactly what happened on Tuesday and Wednesday, this week, when United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Gutteres visited Nigeria as part of a three nations African tour. He said it was “a visit of solidarity with all Nigerians, particularly the victims of terrorism.” The UN Scribe was visiting Nigeria for the first time, and he had probably fallen for the antics of the Western media, and some unpatriotic Nigerians who have nothing good to say about their own country. They even visit the UN and parliaments of leading countries of the world, to de-market Nigeria. Guttere...
Buhari, Tinubu Meet Behind Closed-Door In Aso Rock Villa
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Buhari, Tinubu Meet Behind Closed-Door In Aso Rock Villa

President Buhari and Tinubu President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday night, met with the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the party, Asiwaju  Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Though there was no pre-notice for State House correspondents about the visit, which was hosted by the President at his official residence, there were indications that it was a follow up to earlier engagements between the two of them. Information about the meeting was obtained via the pictures of the two men sent out by the President’s official photographers late Tuesday night. Read Also: Tinubu, Okorocha Pick APC Presidential Forms Asiwaju Tinubu was absent at the recent Iftar dinner hosted in honour of leade...