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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

September 14, 2022

I have performed extremely well with scarce resources – Buhari




President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed his administration has done “extremely well”, despite the limited resources available to it.


Buhari made this remark during a stakeholders’ meeting at the Imo State Government House in Owerri, the state capital.


The president inaugurated the Owerri-Orlu Road, phase one of the Owerri-Okigwe Road and the state House of Assembly complex rebuilt by the administration of the state governor, Hope Uzodimma.



He said his government was able to achieve much despite the scarce resources at his disposal.



“This administration has done extremely well. I had to say it because those who are supposed to say it are not doing so. I don’t know why,” the President said.


He extolled his regime for dislodging Boko Haram terrorists in the North East and tackling infrastructural decay which he said he inherited from the Peoples Democratic Party’s administration in 2015.


He commended Uzodimma for inviting him for the second time in a year to inaugurate projects executed by his administration.

He promised to continue to support all states irrespective of political affiliations, to deliver infrastructure assets.



According to him, the Federal Government will continue to support the government of Imo State to ensure that it continues to provide the dividends of democracy to the people.

“This support is equally available to all the states of the federation irrespective of the differences in political party affiliations,” Buhari assured.



While saluting the Imo governor for prioritising construction and institutional reforms in the past three years, the President said his regime will leave a legacy of major development projects across the country.


Commending Uzodimma for his efforts in developing the state, Buhari said, “You have written your history.”


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Friday, August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

I didn’t endorse Buhari in 2015, rejected Osinbajo’s offer – Femi Kuti




Nigerian Afrobeat singer and son of Music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has denied endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari in 

2015.

A Twitter user identified as @McAnthony had accused Kuti of endorsing Buhari and that he is likely to support Tinubu’s 

ticket in 2023.

@McAnthony wrote: “Femi Kuti endorsed Buhari in 2015, I won’t be surprised if he supports batshit. He does not matter in 

the scheme of things.

“Baba you welcomed Osinbajo to your house.”

Responding, Femi stated that although he was approached by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to campaign for Buhari in 2015, he 

rejected the offer because of his father.

His tweets read: “How you all come up with fabricated lies beats me.

“But why all the lies? You heard me endorse him or ever anyone? Thank goodness the video is on YouTube.

“To be clear, Osinbajo came to my house to ask me to join their campaign and I told him no, rumours started to spread that 

I supported them.

“When he came in front of the crowd was my opportunity to clear it. Go and watch and come back.” Dailypost

Thursday, August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Buhari sets development targets for new ECOWAS leadership




The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, received at State House, Abuja, the new President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Omar Alieu Touray, and his management team, telling them the kind of sub-regional body West African leaders desire, and must have.



This was contained in a statement on Thursday signed by Buhari spokesperson, Femi Adesina, and titled, ‘The ECOWAS we desire, and must have, by President Buhari’.

“I wish you success in your assignments, which we hope can collectively drive our sub-region to one that is economically integrated, politically stable, and socially in harmony with itself, to the admiration of our continent, and, indeed, global community.



“That is the ECOWAS we desire, and must have. You cannot afford to disappoint us,” Buhari told the ECOWAS delegation.

The President said as the host of the ECOWAS Commission, Nigeria expects that the scrupulous processes that led to the new appointments “would impact on the fortunes of our Organisation in terms of efficient and effective service delivery that bears positive impact on the lives of our citizens.”



He added that when the founding fathers met on 28th May, 1975, to establish ECOWAS, what was uppermost on their minds was the promotion of economic cooperation between the member-States in order to raise the living standards of citizens hence driving the economic development of the sub-region in an integrated manner.



Buhari said, “Forty-seven years after, this core objective for the formation of ECOWAS remains critically relevant to our national and sub-regional aspirations. Issues of inter-state cooperation and collaboration, harmonisation of policies, integration of programmes, conflict management and security of the sub-region, have continued to necessitate the need for our solidarity and collective responses to our common challenges, such as climate change, terrorism, health issues, good governance and the sustainability of democracy anchored on rule of law and ultimately, development and progress for our citizens.”



He told the new management team that citizens of ECOWAS must directly feel the impact of the organization through people-oriented programmes and projects that include effective advocacy around core issues of concerns to the sub-region.



“May I emphasize the importance of team-work and the necessity for the new Team to work assiduously to re-position ECOWAS in order to deliver to the expectations of our citizens through a careful fine-tuning of our sub-region’s development agenda 2050, that is guided by the African Union Agenda 2063, and conscious of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.

“With many Development Experts on your Team, I have no doubt that you will evolve appropriate partnerships and working relationships with Development Partners across the globe, to maximise opportunities for progress,” President Buhari submitted.



Dr Touray thanked Nigeria for the support she gave to the candidature of the new team members, pledging that they would live up to the expectations of West African leaders, “as we are fully conscious of the priorities set for us.”



He said they would work with member-States to pursue their objectives, “and make ECOWAS institutions what you want them to be.”  Punchng 

Monday, March 7, 2022

March 07, 2022

Buhari govt lied, strike continues until they have money for us - ASUU




Some stakeholders have condemned the remark by the Federal Government that it has no money to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

Recall that the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, had claimed that the Government lacked the money to meet some of the demands of ASUU.

ASUU embarked on a one-month warning strike on February 14.

The union explained that the decision was taken due to the Federal Government’s delay in implementing their agreement, which include issues of salaries, the revitalization fund for universities, and the adoption of the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) payroll software.

But, the minister stressed that the N1.3trillion revitalization fund was a promise made to ASUU by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan when Nigeria’s finances were stable.

However, Dr Edor J. Edor, the ASUU Chairman of the UNICAL branch, described Ngige’s claim as a lie from the pit of hell.

Speaking exclusively with DAILY POST, Edor vowed that the ASUU strike would continue until the government met the body’s demands.

According to Edor: “The Federal Government is known for insincerity, unresponsiveness when it comes to the matter of education. It is a categorical falsehood and a lie from the pit of hell for a government official to say in good conscience that the Federal Government had no money to attend to issues that pertain to education as being demanded by our union.

“It’s a lie and even the government official knows that it’s a lie. Elections are coming up, whatever INEC would demand to conduct such elections, the Federal Government would have the money, and that is because it concerns them, and it’s because that is the medium and platform they would use to go back to their various offices to feast on the resources of this country.

“But when it comes to education, they begin to dilly-dally, to trump up sentiments and tell Nigerians lies that the Federal Government has no money to attend to the demands of ASUU.

“It’s a lie from the pit of hell, but we too will wait for them until they have the money to attend to our demands. We will wait until they get the money to revitalize public institutions, improve our salaries, pay our EAA, pay our promotion arrears, implement the EUTA, pay our withheld salaries, then we will go back to the classroom.

“For as long as they latch unto that falsehood that there is no money, then for so long shall we remain on strike.”
Similarly, a lecturer with UNICAL accused the Federal Government of being pretentious over the issues of ASUU.

The lecturer, who wished to be anonymous because he has no authority to speak over the issue, said the Federal Government has no value for education.

Accusing the government of ignoring the education sector, the lecturer wondered why those at the helm of the country’s affairs would not borrow money to meet ASUU’s demands.
He also reiterated that the industrial action embarked upon by the body would continue until their demands were met.

He told DAILY POST: “Where there is a will, there is a way, so the Federal Government is living in pretense and does not value education.

“If it’s the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, they will borrow or do anything to raise money that they would reloot and share among the cabals.

“But when it comes to education, especially ASUU, there will be no money; so, in clear terms, the Federal Government is ignoring education.

“The only option is continued industrial action until everything is sorted out. In fact, the industrial action should be sustained until all the issues raised by ASUU are completely resolved so that strikes will not become recurrent or yearly; it’s all for the country’s good.

“Look at this Russia-Ukraine issue, you will see the kind of weapons they are bringing out, which is a result of research. Now imagine that we are faced with that kind of war, where do we run to? Look at the Boko Haram issue, within the time Americans refused to sell some weapons to us, and after Jonathan, how did we come up with those inventions, is it not from the education sector?

“Careful research and inventions, so we will exercise patience and wait for what the government will do. See what they voted for INEC. Is it the issue of earned academic allowance being mainstreamed? The 2021 tranche was paid in the latter part of last year by the Federal Government, so what stops them from mainstreaming into January salary to be captured in the 2022 budget? ”

However, when our correspondent reached out to ASUU National President Emmanuel Osodeke, he said ASUU NEC would meet this week to decide on what next.

“The body will meet to decide the way forward,” he said. Dailypost

Monday, March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021

Nigeria President Buhari’s son in-law poses with rare lion, sets tongue wagging





Ahmed Indimi, son-in-law of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has shared pictures of a white lion on the leash on social media with the caption “my new pet.”


It is not immediately clear if Mr. Indimi is in a petting zoo.


The white lion is a rare color mutation of the lion, specifically the Southern African lion, Wikipedia reports.


“White lions in the area of Timbavati are thought to have been indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa for centuries, although the earliest recorded sighting in this region was in 1938,” it says.


According to online portal, Travel & Leisure, only about a dozen white lions exist in the wild today.


“That’s according to the Global White Lion Protection Trust, which was founded by South African conservationist Linda Tucker in 2002 to help protect white lions and reintroduce them into the wild.


“White lions are not albinos,” the portal adds.


White lions occur naturally in South Africa and have been sighted in the Greater Timbavati and southern Kruger Park region.


According to the Global White Lion Protection Trust, the white colouration in white lions is similar to blue eyes in humans, which is also due to a recessive gene.


In Nigeria, singer Runtown, businessman Soso Soberekon and DJ Cuppy are proud owners of the rare lion.

 

To show that he’s also a proud owner of a white lion, Indimi flaunted his pet on Instagram in a picture that has him dressed in white to match.


In the comment section, one @amma_licious said, “I really hope it’s a joke because these are endangered animals. Their population is diminishing due to poaching and such acts of keeping as pets.”


One Lilvicky68 on Nairaland forum said, “I wish the lion could take a lovely bite.”


Another member of the forum, Wallade, said, “In a sane country, Animal Control Authority or Animal Rights Group would evacuate the animal from his custody, with or without his consent. No one has the right to keep a wild and very dangerous animal like a lion as a pet. The animal belongs to the zoo or wild.”


On Twitter, @sadedoyin1990 wrote in Pidgin English, saying, ” Nah the lion go kill ham las las.” Punch

Monday, February 1, 2021

February 01, 2021

Nigeria: Buhari under fire for violating COVID-19 law



President Muhammadu Buhari has come under criticisms for violating the COVID-19 law.


Dailypost first reported sighting the Nigerian leader without his mask in Daura, Katsina State, on Saturday.


Buhari is in his hometown to revalidate his membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC).


Governors, government officials, several party loyalists and supporters accompanied him. The President had a mask on but removed it at some point.


On Sunday, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) expressed dismay about Buhari’s flouting of the regulation which provides 6-months jail term for defaulters.


The PDP called it a huge national embarrassment and gross failure of leadership that the President “who ought to lead by example”. did not.


Its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement said it was scandalous that while Nigerians were striving to obey the COVID-19 regulation, they saw reports of open violation of the law by the country’s leader.


“The media is awash with reports and pictures of Mr. President in public, discussing with his party leaders at the event without putting on a nose mask or maintaining social distancing as stipulated by the new law.


“Such disregard to law and rules, which have characterized the Buhari Presidency and the APC, is largely responsible for the failure of leadership.”


PDP noted that the development showed that the Buhari presidency and the APC were more interested in partisan politics than the wellbeing of the nation.


“We ask, with this violation, do the Buhari administration and its officials still have the rectitude to enforce sanctions on any other defaulter in the absence of necessary regrets by the President and his party, the APC.”


PDP said the onus lies on Buhari and the APC to clean up the mess by tendering an unreserved apology to Nigerians and take steps to observe necessary regrets over this violation.


The opposition advised Nigerians not to emulate such examples, but continue to exert themselves in observing all COVID-19 protocols placed to check the spread of the pandemic.


Nigerians on social media have also lambasted the President.


Nearly 100 percent of reactions to the Dailypost story condemned the President’s breach of his own rules.


@prince_ironsi: “If I calculate the face mask I use every month, it is more than minimum wage. And he’s not wearing. Make rules and don’t obey them.”


@lekanladepo: “We are in a country whereby the law and justice only favours the riches and poor suffering on the other side.”


@mr_sulaimon: “Presidency made the law and not Buhari. He’s not aware of any law.”


@adepejurahmon: “Na only rich Nigeria law dey favour, what a lawless country.”


@bashoruabiodun: “If the president did not use nose mask, that means no Covid-19. We are just being deceived.” Dailypost

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021

President Buhari will be remembered like Donald Trump - Fayose




Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, says Nigerians cannot wait to see the end of the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), just as Americans look forward to the exit of the administration of outgoing US President, Donald Trump.

Fayose stated this in a string of tweets of Tuesday, some hours to the end of the Trump presidency on Wednesday afternoon.

He said Nigerians would remember Buhari just like Americans would recall the government of Trump with distaste. Buhari and Trump met at the White House on April 30, 2018.

The former governor said, “As Americans look forward to the exit of Trump, Nigerians too cannot wait to see the exit of Buhari. The two can’t be forgotten in a jiffy. Buhari will be remembered like Trump because it is obvious that he is the low budget Trump when damages done to their countries are compared.

“Everything that matters has been destroyed under the watch of Buhari. All the values that we share as a country – economy, security, human rights, rule of law, credible elections and unity of the country have been destroyed.”

Trump will vacate the White House on Wednesday morning shortly before the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States.

Trump’s policies and actions have been hugely criticised by Americans and other world leaders with the invasion of the Capitol being the straw that broke the camel’s back.

The Democrat challenger, who scored 306 electoral college votes, had defeated Trump, who polled 232 college votes in the November 3, 2020 presidential election but the Republican incumbent claimed the election was fraudulent and didn’t concede defeat even as his attempts to turn votes at the courts proved futile.

Subsequently, Trump had allegedly incited his followers to march to the Capitol on January 6, 2021 to stop Congress from certifying the electoral victory of Biden. About five persons were killed in the riot while many were injured.

Political leaders across all continents have condemned Trump’s action, with many accusing him of dragging one of the world’s most respected and resilient democracy in the mud. Punch

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

January 12, 2021

Islamic group tells Buhari to place travel ban on Donald Trump




Islamic organization, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has asked the Nigerian Government to, without further delay, place a travel ban on outgoing US President Donald Trump.

The group also wants Trump sanctioned along with his key allies for their ignoble roles in the US 2020 presidential elections, particularly the storming of the Capitol.

MURIC made the call in a press statement signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola and made available to Dailypost on Monday.

The group said it strongly condemned the role played by Trump during the last general elections in the world’s leading democracy.

According to MURIC, the President Trump’s refusal to concede defeat shows acute rejection of the spirit of sportsmanship.

Trump came under heavy criticism last week after he was said to have incited his supporters to attack the US Capitol in a bid to stop the certification of President-elect, Joe Biden’s win.

Trump was said to have called some Republican Senators to make further moves to reject the election while the riot went on at the Capitol.

This, however, failed and article for his second impeachment will be introduced at the House of Representatives on Monday, (today) although some Republican Senators have vowed that the President will not be impeached.

President-elect, Joe Biden also did not support the impeachment but maintained that a better way to remove Trump from the White House was through his(Biden) inauguration on January 20.

And MURIC believes that by inciting his supporters which led to the storming of the Capitol Trump has stained America’s reputation as a great democracy.

“MURIC calls on the Federal Government to speak up on the American debacle. America’s condemnation of African and other third world countries has been deafening enough to attract a tornado of backlashes at this moment.

“We are not happy that FG has remained silent. China, Turkey and Iran have spoken up. The voice of Africa must also be heard and the continent is looking unto Nigeria to lead the way.

“We must tell America to its face that tyranny is colour blind and dictators can emerge from the least expected places on earth. There is no country which is occupied by angels only, least of all America.

“We call on FG to place travel ban on outgoing President Donald Trump and his key allies. It is hoped that other African countries will key into the idea. It just has to be on record that once upon a time, America produced a tyrant, a bully and an insurrectionist.” Dailypost

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

November 18, 2020

Resign over Lekki shooting cover-up - CNPP tells Buhari, Buratai, NBC




THE Conference of Nigeria Political Parties on Wednesday called for the immediate resignation of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, for their roles in the shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki Tollgate and the attempt to cover up the extrajudicial killings of Nigerians.

Also told to resign forthwith from his position for a similar act is the Director General of the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba.

The Nigerian Army has insisted that its men did not kill anybody during the Lekki Tollgate shooting.

But a statement by the CNPP Secretary General, Willy Ezugwu, titled, ‘Lekki shooting cover-up: Buhari, Buratai, NBC DG must resign now – CNPP,’ described as unpatriotic the roles played by the trio in the attempt to cover up the shooting of protesters.

“The CNPP has called for the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, and the Director General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, for their ignoble roles in the shooting of unarmed protesters at Lekki Tollgate and the unpatriotic attempt to cover up the extrajudicial killings of Nigerians singing the national anthem while protesting killings of their compatriots by security forces,” the statement read.

Reacting to a report by CNN, which it added, indicted the Nigerian Army in the Lekki shooting, the conference called on “the International Criminal Court to investigate, arrest and prosecute them and their co-travellers for crimes against humanity to serve as deterrent to other African leaders who kill unarmed peaceful demonstrators, protesting bad policies of government.” Punch

Friday, September 4, 2020

September 04, 2020

Police stop Kano man from committing suicide as President Buhari’s daughter weds in Aso Rock


Following the prompt intervention of the Kano State Police Command, a 22-year-old man, Abba Ahmed, who earlier threatened to commit suicide if Hanan, the daughter of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), did not marry him, has shelved the plan.

Briefing one of our correspondents on Friday at the command headquarters at Bompai, police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said the police counselled Ahmed against the plan and he had rescinded the decision.


Haruna said, “We were able to invite Abba Ahmed to the police command. He was counselled by the Force PRO, DCP Frank Mba, as well as Kano CP, Habu Sani, and the command’s imam, SP Abdullkadir Haruna, via a virtual session, at the end of which he rescinded his earlier decision to hang himself. He regretted his comments that if he did not marry the President’s daughter, Hanan, he would hang himself.”


   


    Ahmed was quoted by Haruna as saying, “I realised that my intention is not healthy. Henceforth, I will never again attempt to find myself in such a situation.”

Meanwhile, Hanan on Friday got married to Turad Sha’aban.


The ceremony, which was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was said to be “strictly private.”


The President’s wife, Aisha, took to her Instagram page, @aishambuhari, to thank God for the success of the ceremony.


Hanan is a graduate of Photography from Ravensbourne University, England while the groom, Sha’aban, is a Special Adviser to the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.


He is the son of a former lawmaker, Mahmud Sani Sha’aban, who represented Zaria in the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007. Punch

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