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Presidency speaks on Buhari sidelining Osinbajo in governance

The Presidency has dismissed claims that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had been sidelined following President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration of an Economic Advisory Team (EAC) to replace the Economic Management Team (EMT). While the EMT was headed by Osinbajo, the newly constituted EAC will report directly to President Buhari. Speaking as a guest on Channels TV’s… Read More »

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Poll judgment: APC mocks PDP, says Atiku can’t win at World Court

The All Progressives Congress and the Federal Government on Thursday derided the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, over the judgment of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. The tribunal had on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by Atiku and the PDP challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the… Read More »

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Atiku, PDP head to Supreme Court as tribunal affirms Buhari’s victory

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), which dismissed the suit filed by the party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The verdict brought to an end the six-month legal battle embarked upon by the PDP and Atiku, seeking to upturn the declaration of President Muhammadu… Read More »

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Boko Haram terrorists now operate as bandits, says Buhari

From President Muhammadu Buhari came yesterday a disclosure that the remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east region of the country are the ones operating as bandits killing innocent citizens. The president spoke at the State House, Abuja, while receiving Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).… Read More »

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Buhari orders evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ordered the immediate evacuation of all Nigerians who are willing to return home from South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals.He gave the instruction when he received the report of the Special Envoy to South Africa, Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar, who is the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), at the… Read More »

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PDP asks Buhari to resign over alleged ‘no certificate’ plea

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office since the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, allegedly admitted that the president was not in possession of the required certificate and begged Nigerians to pardon him. The opposition party gave the advice ahead of the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal… Read More »

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Boycott South African businesses, Oshiomhole urges Nigerians

The chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday urged the Federal Government and the citizens to take strong measures against telecommunications giant, MTN, and other firms owned by South Africans in Nigeria. He told reporters at the end of a closed-door meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja that… Read More »

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We ‘ll Work Closer With Ukraine, President Buhari Pledges

Nigeria will partner further with Ukraine to the benefit of both countries, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured. The President spoke at State House, Abuja, Tuesday, while receiving in farewell audience the outgoing Ambassador of Ukraine, His Excellency Dr. Valeril Aleksandruk, who had spent over four years in Nigeria. Ukraine currently collaborates with Nigeria in the… Read More »

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Xenophobic attacks: Nigerians fume, demand tough actions against South Africa, firms

Anger on Tuesday greeted xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa with dignitaries and organisations including President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the Senate and the House of Representatives, expressing their displeasure over the continued killing. President Buhari specifically sent a special envoy to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, to express his deep concern… Read More »

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Outrage as attacks on Nigerians in South Africa persist

Nigerians yesterday condemned the Federal Government’s seeming inability to confront the persistent attacks on its citizens in South Africa. It was learnt that South Africans started fresh attacks, looting and burning of businesses and property belonging to foreigners including Nigerians. In the process, they killed three people, while another one is receiving treatment for smoke… Read More »