Buhari not committed to Niger Delta peace, say agitators

Agitators in the Niger Delta yesterday accused the President Muhammadu Buhari government of a lack of commitment to peace in the region. While urging Buhari to take practical steps to ensure sustainable peace in the oil-rich region, they warned against extending military operation to their area. In a statement, a coalition of Niger Delta groups described Buhari’s Independence Day broadcast as filled with empty promises on his resolve to engage the aggrieved people of region. They expressed regret that despite their resolve to cease fire and maintain peace in the…

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Fayemi briefs Buhari on Ajaokuta, ALSCON

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development Mr Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday updated President Muhammadu Buhari on state of Ajaokuta Steel Company in Kogi and the Aluminium Smelting Company (ALSCON) in Ikot Abasi. Nigeria’s only aluminium smelting plant, ALSCON, was  shut down in 2014 following  crippling  protests embarked upon by the company’s staff against poor working conditions, dwindling productivity and spiralling debts. The management of ALSCON, Russian aluminium giant, United Company RUSAL PLC, dismissed almost all local personnel of its workforce, while the Ajaokuta Steel Company has been moribund for…

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Reason Nigerians want PDP to reclaim power from Buhari in 2019 – Ex-Minister, Adedoja

Reason Nigerians want PDP to reclaim power from Buhari in 2019 – Ex-Minister, Adedoja Former Minister of Sports and Special Duties, Professor Taoheed Adedoja, has said Nigerians are yearning for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to return to power in 2019. President Muhammadu Buhari (President of Nigeria) Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Adedoja, noted that for Nigerians to be yearning for PDP to return to power under two years was an indication that something was wrong. The former Minister said with discipline, the former ruling party will reclaim power in…

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The 2017 Biafran Massacre: The Silent Queen of England And Her Ferocious African Dictators By B. U. Nwosu

The reticence of Britain over the recurrent massacres of Christians in Nigeria under the directive of the current dictator of Nigeria, General Muhammad Buhari, has been christened the silence heard around the world. In this regard, it is quite heartening to learn of the condemnation of the terrorist activities of the so-called Nigeria military officers in Southeastern Nigeria by the President of the European Union Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Junker a few days ago. The reticence of Britain over the recurrent massacres of Christians in Nigeria under the directive of the…

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Biafra: How Saraki saved Buhari from being embarrassed by IPOB – Northern Elders

Northern elders under the aegis, Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), have claimed that the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, saved President Muhammadu Buhari from being embarrassed in court by the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), over its proscription and categorisation as a terrorist group by the Nigerian government. Barely 24 hours after the Nigerian Army pronounced IPOB a terrorist organisation, Saraki came out to condemn the decision and labelled it unconstitutional. The Senate President stated that only the National Assembly, had the right to such pronouncement. The…

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Biafra: Why Buhari did not speak on IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu at UN General Assembly – Presidency

The Presidency has revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari did not speak on the activities of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) during his speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. Buhari’s speech came under wide criticism for avoiding some of the topical issues in the country like agitation and the ongoing military activities in the South East. Speaking in New York on the non-inclusion of IPOB in his principal’s speech, Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said the matter is an internal issue. Adesina said the…

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Trump hosts Buhari, others in White House

President Muhammadu Buhari and some other African leaders were on Wednesday hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump. The working lunch for the African leaders is on the side-lines of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York. Trump, who said he was greatly honoured to host the lunch, which took place at the New York Palace Hotel, described African leaders as “partners for promoting prosperity and peace. “I’m greatly honoured to be joined by leaders of Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda and South Africa. In particular,…

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Be fair to minorities in Nigeria, Atiku advice Buhari

Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to provide the world a good example in the way minorities are treated in the country. Atiku applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for drawing the United Nations (UN) attention to the sufferings of Myanmar’s Rohingya people cited by the UN as perhaps the world’s most persecuted minorities.The former vice president spoke via a statement issued in Abuja by his media office in reaction to President Buhari’s presentation at the UN General Assembly in…

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Again Sagay tackles lawmakers, calls them ”blood sucking locusts”

Again Sagay tackles lawmakers, calls them ”blood sucking locusts” The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Itse Sagay, has described the Nigerian Senate as “a merciless and ruthless organisation” with no value. Mr. Sagay who also added that the lawmakers behaved ”like locusts” said this on the sidelines of the Hallmarks of Labour Foundation Reunion Symposium held at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday. Mr. Sagay, a Professor of Law, has in recent times lambasted Nigerian federal legislators over the allowances enjoyed…

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Buhari’s cabinet needs fresh blood – Lawyer

A Suleja based lawyer, Mr Umar Musa, on Tuesday advised President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet to ensure efficiency and qualitative service delivery to Nigerians. Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Suleja that bringing people with fresh ideas into the federal executive council would serve as catalyst for development of the country. “The desired development Nigerians have been clamouring for will only be reality if new hands are brought in to assist Mr President in providing good democratic governance.’’ He explained that there are several Nigerians…

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