President Muhammadu Buhari in a special interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), explained why he did not sack service chiefs and why he is pleased that his cabinet has not suffered any major scandal since it was constituted in November 2015. The interview was monitored and transcribed by Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye.
You came to power in 2015 promising to address Nigeria’s fundamental challenges of security, economy and corruption. Looking back, what would you say you are most happy about?
ABUJA— PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has issued a Proclamation for the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, on June 11, 2019, in line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. President Buhari The 1999 Constitution ( as amended) provides that the president will have to issue a proclamation before the Senate and the House of Representatives hold their first session. President Buhari in a letter obtained yesterday, entitled, “Proclamation for the Holding of the first Session of the 9th National Assembly” and dated 30th May, 2019, read, “ Whereas it is provided in Section 64(3) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended) that the person elected as President shall have power to issue a Proclamation for the
An FCT High Court in Maitama has granted a N20 million bail to Philomina Chieshe, a sales clerk for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) suspected of misappropriating the sum of N36 million.
When a team of auditors tried to audit the accounts of JAMB's Benue State branch in 2018, Chieshe could not account for N36 million she had made for the agency from the sale of scratch cards.
When she was probed, she claimed it was her housemaid that colluded with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to "spiritually" steal the money from the vault in the accounts office with the help of a snake.
ABEOKUTA—FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, advised the First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari to get the attention of her husband, President Muhammed Buhari through pillow talk for him to grasp the true position of the state of the nation. Obasanjo-Aisha Buhari Mrs. Buhari had challenged Nigeria’s security agencies to quickly end banditry and other security challenges in parts of the country. However, reacting to the development, Obasanjo, who commended Mrs. Buhari for speaking out said, apparently, the First Lady has not adopted the
ABUJA – The ruling All Progressives Congress APC Tuesday in Abuja asked any of its aggrieved members who no longer feel comfortable with its style of operations and political engagements to feel free to exit and join the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP. The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Lanre Issa- Onilu; National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and National Treasurer, APC, Mr. Adamu Panda, during the party’s press briefing in reaction to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, rejection of the just concluded presidential election in Abuja. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan. The party was formally reacting to issues raised by its Deputy National Chairman, North, Sen. Lawali Shuaibu particularly as they relate to the fortunes of the party under its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu in a statement said the next three years are very important as the APC
ACF, Lamido, Fani-Kayode disagree over former president’s position
Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja, Segun James in Lagos and John Shiklam in Kaduna
The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has warned the federal government to take the recent statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, alleging that Boko Haram and herdsmen attacks were aimed at Fulanising Nigeria and Islamising Africa, very seriously.
Obasanjo made the statement on Saturday as guest speaker at the 2nd session of the Synod held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State while speaking on the topic, ‘Mobilising Nigeria’s human and Natural Resources for National Development and Stability.’
Ayodeji Ake reports that to commemorate the 16th birthday of Leah Sharibu, which she marked in Boko Haram captivity 450 days after she was abducted, the Realm of Glory Church and the Catalyst for Global Peace and Justice organised a birthday rally to clamour for her speedy release
When 110 school girls aged 11 to 19 years were abducted from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, located in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government area of Yobe State by the Boko Haram terrorists on February 19, 2018, no one foresaw a repeat of the Chibok girls saga, but it did happen.
After several calls and pressure from concerned Nigerians and groups, on March 21, 2018, the federal government announced that Boko Haram had returned the kidnapped children. However, Sharibu, wasn’t released by her abductors due to her resistance to be forcefully converted to Islam. Sharibu was in SS1 when she was kidnapped, along with the other girls. As at today, she has spent over 454 days in captivity, and still counting.
Two regular Marshalls of the Federal Road Safety Commission i(FRSC) n Osun State were yesterday night reportedly abducted by people suspected to be kidnappers. It was learnt that the duo were kidnapped at Iwaraja/Ipetu-ijesa axis of Akure/Ilesa road while travelling to Akure, Ondo state. The circumstances surrounding the abducted FRSC officials simply identified as Baiyeguni and Abioye were still cloudy as of the time of filling this report. However, the spokesperson of the Osun state police command, Folashade Odoro confirmed the incident and maintained that the police would get to the root of the matter. Osun state sector commander of the FRSC, Mr. Peter Oke could not be reached for comments.