Group Says Buhari’s Aides Holding Him Captive

The #resumeOrResign protesters have accused aides of President Muhammadu Buhari of “holding him captive.” They called on the President to demonstrate his” touted integrity” by resigning from office, saying he is “incapacitated and can no longer rule the country.” The civil society coalition members reminded Buhari that he once asked late President Musa Yar’Adua to resign or be impeached when the latter was sick in 2010, stressing that he should toe the path of honour by doing so. Speaking to journalists on the fourth day of their protest at the…

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Charly Boy vs Buhari: Nigeria at a Crossroads

Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, the weird “Lord of the Bikes” who decided that Nigeria has been fooled enough, decided to organize a protest and sit in at the Unity Fountain Abuja. With as few as 20 people, he set out with banners to protest Buhari’s long stay in the United Kingdom for Medical Tourism. Some of the placards requested the President to either return and do the jog he as elected for or resign. They met policemen numbering about 200, already stationed at the fountain waiting for…

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Protesters Call For Buhari’s Resignation

The ‘resume or resign’ protesters on Wednesday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of holding the nation to ransom by his absence. The contended that acting President Yemi Osinbajo has been unable to take concrete decisions that could move the nation forward. The group said Osinbajo could not allocate portfolios to ministerial nominees despite the transmission of power to him, stressing that this proved that Buhari’s absence was stagnating the nation. The protesters who held a sit-out at the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja under the wary eyes of policemen, stressed that the…

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PDP Gains As Turbulence Hits APC

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu     Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC are miffed at the avalanche of protests trailing its ward congresses nationwide. Virtually all state chapters of the party are in turmoil following allegations of sharp practices during the exercise. For example, in Kano, loyalists of Senator Musa Kwakwaso were shut out from the process leading to the boycott of the exercise by the Senator who was a former governor of the state. In River state, Senator Magnus Abe and leader of the party in the state, Chibuike …

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NaijaBet Opens Betting On Buhari’s Return

Nigeria’s ailing President Muhammadu Buhari who has been away in London for almost three months has become the subject of a sports betting game in his homeland. A popular sports gaming site, NaijaBet.com, is asking those interested to stake their money on when Buhari who left Nigeria on May 7 on his latest medical trip to the British capital, would return. The company usually focusses on English Premiership, Champions League and other sporting events, but recently launched the ‘Buhari to Return’ game: ///YOU CAN BET ON IF HE WILL RETURN…

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Osinbajo Says Buhari Will Fulfill His Promises To Nigerians

ACTING President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has reassured Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, Government will surely deliver all promises to Nigerians despite numerous challenges facing the economy and the country. Prof. Osinbajo who reinstated the government commitment towards improving the lives of Nigerians yesterday l in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state, at conclusion of a Federal Government- Progressives Governors’ Forum parley, urged state governors elected on the platform of the APC to make extra efforts to deliver on the promises made to Nigerians in 2015. The Acting President…

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Fear Grip Ministers over Likely Cabinet Shake Up

By  Stephen Ubanna For months, there had been rumour making the rounds that  there may likely  be a major shake- up of the 36 member Cabinet of President Muhammedu Buhari .  The anticipated Cabinet shake-up may have forestalled the assigning of prtfolio to Stephen Ochen and Suleiman Hassan, both Ministerial nominees from Kogi and Gombe states by Buhari, last March. Sources told the Magazine that the president has agreed with the option  of tinkering with the Cabinet since Yemi Osinbajo, the acting President visted him in the Nigeria House, the…

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Aso Rock Cabals Plot Against Buhari

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu     Though ailing President Muhammadu Buhari who was seen in pictures in cheerful mood with seven governors who visited him in London two days ago has repeatedly said he would only return to his presidential duties whenever he is permitted by his doctors to do so, multiple sources close to the presidency say there are indications that many members of the president’s kitchen cabinet or what has come to be termed ‘cabals’, are exploring ways of ferrying their principal back home to fill what they perceive…

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Youths Push for Removal of Political Age Limits

Hundreds of young Nigerians marched on the country’s parliament on Tuesday, calling for lawmakers to remove age barriers on political posts, including the presidency. Nigeria’s 1999 constitution stipulates that the president has to be at least 40, while senators and state governors have to be aged 35 or above. Young Nigerians march to protest against age barriers on political posts in Abuja, on July 25, 2017. Hundreds of young Nigerians marched towards the country’s parliament on Tuesday, calling for lawmakers to remove age barriers on political posts, including the presidency.…

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Buhari Promises to Return Soon

President Muhammadu Buhari has written President Alpha Conde of Guinea, thanking him for the nationwide prayers held, last week, by Guineans for his recovery and good health. Buhari in another letter to Conde also welcomed his (Buhari’s) nomination to lead African Heads of State in the fight against corruption, vowing to take up the duty with gusto once he got on his feet. The letters came as seven governors, including two Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors left Abuja yesterday, to visit the President. Controversy, however, emerged over the exclusion of…

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Buhari: The Intrigues Continue

By Bayo Bernard Chieftains of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC have continued to fall over themselves to worm themselves into the heart of ailing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, currently in the United Kingdom where he’s receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had paid President Buhari a visit in London late June where the duo held discussion on national issues. Barely one month after Osinbajo’s visit some ministers and governors of the APC have also visited Buhari who left the country in may this year and yet…

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Oyegun, APC Governors Visit Buhari In London

Some state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress were said to have met with ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London, United Kingdom on Sunday. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the state governors as well as the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, met with Buhari over lunch for more than one hour. Adesina quoted the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who was part of the…

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Oyegun Says Buhari’s Appointment was Lopsided

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress  (APC), Chief Odigie John Oyegun had faulted the appointments made by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. Oyegun said the appointments had not favoured the APC. He also accused the Federal Government of lopsided appointments. Oyegun said this while reacting to a question on whether the current crisis in the party was an off-shoot of lack of reward system in the party. According to Oyegun, “I think you have asked the most difficult question and I am not too sure from which angle…

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Osinbajo’s visit to Buhari in London

The metaphorical converse between Shehu Sanni and Aisha Buhari may have yielded fruits as the Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, did a quick dash to the United kingdom where President Muhammadu Buhari has been holed up for more than sixty days on Medical tourism. Although sources indicate that the trip has been planned for over three weeks beforehand, it appears that the currently trending Animal metaphor has fast tracked the movement. Senator Shehu Sanni, from Kaduna state, who has been having a running battle with the dimunitive Kaduna state governor, Nasir…

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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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