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President Buhari Mourns ‘Indomitable’ Tam David-West

President Muhammadu Buhari expresses deep sorrow at the passage of his ally and friend, a man he usually calls “the indomitable Tam David-West.” Professor Tamunoemi Sokari David-West, 83, was a consultant virologist of national and international standing. He served as Commissioner of Education in the old Rivers State, Minister of Petroleum and Energy under the… Read More »

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Controversy as Buhari sacks Osinbajo’s aides

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo chaired the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari who is in London on a ‘private visit’. The duty, however, did little to douse speculations that relations between him and his principal have hit an all-time low. As the council sat at the Presidential Villa in… Read More »

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Why Abba Kyari is assistant President, more powerful than Osinbajo – Reps member, Alabi

Akin Alabi, House of Representatives member representing Egbeda/Ona federal constituency, has weighed in on the criticism that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari travelled with a bill to London for Buhari’s assent. Alabi pointed out that in a presidential system of government as practiced in Nigeria, the position of the Chief of Staff… Read More »

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Border closure: Nigeria gets tough with ECOWAS, bans repackaged imported goods

The Federal Government has listed five conditions for reopening of the country’s land borders for goods importation from neighbouring countries. As one of the conditions,  the Federal Government said Nigeria would not accept imported goods that were repackaged by neigbouring countries and brought to Nigeria. It said the conditions which would be presented to Benin… Read More »

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Jan 31 not terminal date for border closure – Customs

The Nigeria Customs Service has said January 31, 2020 contained in a leaked memo is not terminal date for the border closure. The Public Relations Officer, NCS, Mr Joseph Attah, confirmed the development in a telephone interview with one of our correspondents on Sunday. Attah said January 31, 2020 was only the end of the… Read More »

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Atiku to judiciary: You are sabotaged by dictatorial cabal

“One man, one woman, one youth, one vote, should be the only way to make gains in a democracy. And when that is thwarted, the clock starts to tick. Two and a half millennia ago, Sophocles said, ‘If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: ‘Thou shalt not ration justice.’ Nigeria… Read More »

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Positive Identification: Stop Army operation, Reps, NBA, CDHR tell Buhari

The House of Representatives on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Operation Positive Identification being planned by the Nigerian Army. Several members of the House, who spoke on a motion by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu,  condemned the operation as anti-people which allegedly posed threats to human rights. Besides the lawmakers, Nigerian Bar… Read More »

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Controversy as Buhari again mulls private UK visit

Both condemnation and justification yesterday trailed the official disclosure that President Muhammadu Buhari would again travel to the United Kingdom on a private visit. “President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday, November 2, 2019, proceed to the United Kingdom on a private visit. He is expected to return to Nigeria on November 17, 2019,” said Special… Read More »

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Again, Buhari heads for Saudi with four govs, ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Monday (today) for Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to attend the third edition of the Future Investment Initiative with the theme, ‘What’s next for global business?’ During the trip, which comes barely 48 hours after returning from Russia, the President will travel with ten political office holders,… Read More »

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We’ll Inject Fresh Energy Into Russia-Nigeria Relations – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Sochi, Russia, said fresh energy will be injected into Nigeria-Russia relations to bolster an age-long relationship that has been mutually rewarding and promising, while calling for a stronger partnership that is humane, inclusive and diversified. In statement at the second plenary of the Russia-Africa Summit, where more than 40 leaders… Read More »