Buhari on life-support for 20 days, needs prayer – Fayose

Today, it makes 53 days since our President; Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria to attend to his health challenges abroad. No official information as to his whereabouts and his state of health. Like every other Nigerians, I do not wish the president dead, I have therefore maintained dignified silence since we were told that the President embarked on his second medical trip abroad this year. However, the recorded audio message which was released by the Presidency as the President’s Ramadan message to Nigerians necessitated my setting the records straight today. No…

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Controversy Trail President Buhari’s AudioTape

By Akinwale Kasali Controversy have again trailed the state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged audio tape attributed to the president. The Sallah message attributed to the president was conveyed to Nigerians in an audio tape, which sparked controversy. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Afenifere and other major stakeholders, yesterday, reacted to the presidency’s release of an audio tape to debunk insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari had lost his ability to speak properly. While stakeholders from across the country generally welcomed the audio, there was, however, criticism…

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Buhari’s Return Still in Doubt

President Muhammadu Buhari, will not return to Nigeria from his medical leave in the United Kingdom, UK, anytime soon, according to Reuters Africa. Presidency sources, initially said that Buhari would return last Saturday, but that was not the case. The report claims Buhari’s UK Doctors have to carry out a test on him, on Monday, and the results will determine when he will return to Nigeria. Recall, that his wife, Aisha, traveled to the UK on May 30, to see the President, who has been out of the country since…

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Acting President, Osinbajo Gets President Buhari’s Backing to Sign 2017 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to go ahead and sign the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a two-paragraph statement on Monday. Shehu said Buhari who is currently receiving medical attention in London, the United Kingdom believed that it was in the interest of the nation’s economy for Osinbajo to sign the document without further delay. He said Buhari’s directive was conveyed to the Minister of Budget and National Planning,…

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A step to crisis

The recent quit notice given by the Arewa Youths to Nigerians of Igbo extraction who are agitating for the Sovereign state of Biafra has continued to elicit more reactions from Nigerians. It will be recalled that the a group that described themselves as Arewa youths have given the Igbos three months to leave the Northern zone or they will have themselves to blame, hinting at the intentions of confiscating properties left by fleeing Igbos- a repeat of the Post civil war situation when communities in the current Rivers state labeled…

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Niger Delta: Dotted By Abandoned Projects

By Stephen Ubanna When the Ministry of Niger Delta was established by the late President Musa Yar’Adua in 2008, John Ukachukwu, an indigene of Oyigbo in Rivers state heaved a sigh of relief. Ukachukwu was optimistic that the establishment of the Ministry would facilitate the development of the oil polluted Niger Delta region. He was not alone. There are many people in the region who share the same view with him. They include influential , intellectual, opinion leaders and traditional rulers in the region. The then late President Yar’Adua showed…

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Nnamdi Kanu’s metamorphosis

The recent sit at home order by the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, which was adjudged successful by available standards, has dominated the media space since it was ended on May 30th. It was done ostensibly to remember the fallen heroes of Biafra. The whole of the South East and many parts of South south were completely on lock-down. Port Harcourt was a ghost of itself. So was Aba, Owerri, Enugu, and Onitsha.This was only a day after Nigeria celebrated Democracy day presided over by the Acting President,…

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‘Buhari Administration has Produced New Sets of Millionaires’ – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,  said that the Federal Government through its agriculture empowerment programme had created new set of millionaires in farming. The minister stated this when he featured on a special edition of Channels TV programme, “Sunrise Daily” on the mid-term report of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Lai Mohammed Mohammed said that many young farmers were empowered through the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrower Programme and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture’s Soil Map initiative. He said that the programme, which recorded huge success…

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Saraki Debunks Claim that Senate is Working Against Buhari

SENATE President, Dr Bukola Saraki, said, yesterday, that his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari remained cordial, despite what he described as false claims in some quarters. Buhari and Bukola Saraki He also promised that the Gender Bill currently before the National Assembly would be fair to all religious groups and sentiments. Speaking, yesterday, in Abuja when the National Executive of the Islamic group, Jamaatu Izalatul Bidiah Wa Ikamatus Sunnali, JIBWS, led by its President, Sheikh Mohammed Sani Yahaya Jingiri, visited him, Saraki debunked allegations that he and the Senate were…

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Again, Buhari’s absence breeds grave yard silence, rumors of death

For the second time running, the Media handlers of president Buhari have been forced to refute strong rumors going on that the president has died in a London Hospital. The rumor, believed to have been planted by some faceless group on the social media, first indicated that Buhari, who traveled recently on medical grounds, was immediately put on life support. Later, the rumors insisted he must have died in London.This has been given impetus by the tweet of L’Enfant terrible to the ruling party, Femi Fani-Fayode,who has asked what is…

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Ikoyigate: FG Sacks NIA Director

By Akinwale Kasali The Director of Finance at NIA, Mr Abubakar Darsu has been sacked. Darsu was fired over N15b monies discovered in an apartment Osborne Tower, Ikoyi, Lagos But the NSA, Babagana Monguno has allegedly replaced Darsu with military personnel As the Presidential Committee investigating the source and ownership of the N15 billion discovered in an apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos State prepares to wind down, the saga has claimed another casualty as the Director of Finance of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA) Mr. Abubakar Dardisu has been…

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Buhari: Underground battle for possible resignation, impeachment

There has been reports of underground tussle, particularly in the lower chambers of the national Assembly, for the revisit of the relevant sections of the constitution to determine whether President Buhari is incapacitated enough to either resign or impeached. It was gathered that lobbying has been going on and names are being collated , but that the speaker of the house, Yakubu Dogara, is not favorably disposed to such issues being brought at the plenary under matters of urgent National importance. This came barely a week after the Three Musketeers,…

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Buhari Returns to UK for Health Treatment

By Akinwale Kasali President Muhammadu Buhari has finally returned to United Kingdom to continue is medical treatment. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina, made this disclosure last night that the Katsina born President traveled to the Queens country on the advice of his doctors. The return of Buhari to UK was following a call by numerous Nigerians from different fields calling for him to go and do a proper check up on his health. For some few weeks now, President Buhari has been discharging…

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Buhari jets out for check up, transmits letters to NASS

President Buhari Sunday left for the United Kingdom for medical checkup after some hours delay in order for him to receive the 80 abducted Chibok girls allegedly released through swap arrangement with the Islamic terrorist group. According to Femi Adesina, he has transmitted letters to the National Assembly informing them of the current development. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will act in his Absence. “The President assured Nigerians that there is no cause for worry”, said Femi Adesina, the media and publicity adviser “He is very grateful for the prayers and…

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Buhari: Prayers, fears cast a dark pall over the nation.

There is palpable fear in Katsina over the health status of President Mohammadu Buhari, with various groups forming praying centers for the disease-worn retired General.His health situation has taking over the front burner in our National discuss, particularly as he failed to show up at the Aso Rock mosque, something that has never happened since he took over, except when he is out of the country. On Friday, the President was anxiously awaited at the mosque. Siting the President has become more like the seven tasks of Hercules, with a…

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Buhari Absent at Friday Jumat Service

By Akinwale Kasali The present state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari is uncertain, as it has further thrown the nation into a state of confusion The absence of the President at Friday’s Jumat service further shows that there is something fishy. Governors and top government officials at the Abuja central mosque prayed for the nation and the health of the President. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday failed to participate in the usual Friday Juma’at prayer session in the State House Mosque located in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The prayer session…

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Lawal: EU, US sad about Nigeria, arm twists Buhari to suspend him

The phoney anti corruption war of the Buhari administration has become a source of embarrassment to international donor agencies as they watched with bemusement as buhari looks the other way while his acolytes loo the country dry. The last straw was watching money for humanitarian rescue mission being brazenly looted by government officials, particularly those in the presidency while Buhari pretends that all is well and pursues his vendetta and political emasculation of the opposition, using Ibrahim Magu as a hatchet man. The European Union and the American has watched…

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Buhari buckles under pressure, Suspends SGF

President Mohamed Buhari surprised pundits by coming hard on some of the musketeers in Aso Rock, Babchir Lawal and Ambassador Ayo Oke. Lawal was axed due to the long standing case of Grass cutting at the Internally Displaced Person’s, IDP, camp. It was gathered that the president was being blind shielded as to the true situation of things by those who would want to rule on his behalf and feed him false information. sources indicated that the rubbishing of the anti corruption war- the only program the APC government is…

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