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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

2019 General Elections: President Buhari Open up

The President assured Nigerians and the international community that the election will usher the country into another clime of maturity, peace and unity.
According to a statement forwarded to DAILY POST by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said this when he received Letters of Credence from four ambassadors at the State House.

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The Ambassadors include Yutaka Kikuta of the Peoples’ Republic of Japan.
Buhari pointed out that the country’s political and electoral institutions have continued to evolve in strength, skill and experience after each election.
“We are currently at the threshold of another general election and after five general elections in the country since 1999, we expect that the 2019 elections will be free and fair. 
“The political system is good and if people work hard they will succeed,’’ the President said.
President Buhari also said the increase in number of political parties that will field candidates in 2019 elections indicates more democratic consciousness among Nigerians and willingness to serve the country.
Receiving Letter of Credence from the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Alexey Shebarshin, the President noted that discussions on reviving the Ajaokuta Steel Complex, partnerships in agriculture and other bilateral interests in trade and economic development will be sustained, commending the country for always standing by Nigeria.
“We have opened discussions on the Ajaokuta Steel Complex, and we will continue,’’ President Buhari added.
The President told the Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Richardo Guerra De Araujo, that the historical ties between both countries and the shared potentials for growth will be further explored, with strong emphasis on economic and social development.
He said the number of Nigerians in Brazil already provide a strong reason for deeper and richer discussions for both countries.
Receiving the Letter of Credence of the Ambassador of United Arab Emirates, Fahad Al Taffaq, President Buhari assured him that Nigeria remains committed to strengthening the bilateral relationship that has existed between both countries for many years.
The President said the courtesies extended to Nigerians in the United Arab Emirates was commendable, assuring the envoy that his administration will continue to strengthen business and trade relations between both countries.
In his remarks, the Ambassador of Japan said his country remained grateful for Nigeria’s concern and support during the flooding that devastated the country, promising to work hard to further enhance relations in technology, agriculture and trade.
The Ambassadors of Russia, Brazil and United Arab Emirates assured the president that they will work hard to ensure improved relations in key sectors of the economy, while wishing Nigeria the best in the forthcoming elections.

:UN unhappy with the killing of aid worker, Hauwa Liman



Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, has strongly condemned the killing of an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Northeast Nigeria on Monday.
The aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman, had been held hostage since March 2018 and was killed by her captors.

Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General, said his principal was appalled by the murder.
“The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Ms. Liman and expresses his solidarity with the President and staff of the ICRC.
“Those responsible for this killing must be brought to justice”, said a statement by Dujarric on Tuesday.
“The Secretary-General expresses his concern for the safety and well-being of the remaining hostages and calls for their immediate release.
“The Secretary-General emphasizes that all parties to the conflict must protect aid workers who provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to the millions of people in need in north-east Nigeria.”


Sunday, 14 October 2018

‘We were never consulted'' - South-East leaders react to Peter Obi's emergence as Atiku's running mate



South-East leaders and governors today said the PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, did not consult them before picking one of their sons, Peter Obi, as his running mate. Atiku announced Peter Obi as his running mate yesterday October 12th.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala denies endorsing President Buhari's re-election bid



Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala denies endorsing President Buhari
Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has denied media reports that she has endorsed the re-election bid of President Buhari.

FFK, Orji Uzor Kalu, Suswam, Olisa Metuh, Dasuki, make list of 50 prominent Nigerians banned from traveling

A former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), 13 former governors and       seven ex- ministers are among the 50 prominent Nigerians that have been banned from traveling following the order from President Buhari for the full implementation of the Executive Order 6 (EO6).
The Nation reports that others on the watchlist are: ex-governors Saminu Turaki (Jigawa), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Rasheed Ladoja (Oyo), Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia), Danjuma Goje (Gombe), Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto), Muazu Babangida Aliyu (Niger); Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu); Sule Lamido (Jigawa); Gbenga Daniel (Ogun); and Ibrahim Shehu Shema (Katsina).

Trump Picks Pat Cipollone as New White House Counsel



Former Justice Department attorney Pat Cipollone is expected to be named by President Donald Trump as White House counsel, replacing Don McGahn, Axios reported on Saturday, citing four people it didn’t identify.

2019 presidency: What Yoruba leaders told Obasanjo about Buhari before he forgave Atiku – Adebanjo






A chieftain of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has opened up on the role played by Yoruba leaders in ensuring the reconciliation between former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

$60 million mysteriously disappear in Liberia

The Liberian government says it is investigating the unexplained disappearance of two huge shipments of Liberian dollar banknotes printed abroad and brought into the country between November 2017 and August 2018.

Nigerian pilot bags 15 years jail term for forgery


EFCC, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Jones Patrick Biyere, a pilot, to 13 years imprisonment before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Another Buhari’s Minister accused of skipping NYSC

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, failed to participate in the mandatory National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC), despite graduating from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) at age 25, Premium Times report.

Trump’s new strategy calls for more cyber attacks



The Trump administration is using a new national cyber strategy, announced Sept. 20, to create new norms in cyberspace and increase the number of offensive operations. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Police arrest popular cleric over murder of Enugu monarch


The Police Command in Enugu has confirmed the arrest of an Enugu-based Methodist cleric, Rev Kenneth Okafor, over his alleged involvement in the murder of a monach in Enugu

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Nigerian single mum of four who lost her hubby at a young age and suffered a marital crash, finds love again(photos)


A Nigerian mum of four beautiful children, Kate Imafidon, has found love again, after having suffered major setbacks in life.
At a young age, Kate lost her first hubby to cancer. She gave marriage a second chance but it failed. 

I cannot be impeached, I will never step down as Senate President' - Saraki says

Senate President Bukola Saraki, today reinstated his decision not to step down as the president of the senate. Recall that his former party, APC, has insisted that since his defection to the PDP, it would be honorable for him to relinquish the senate president's seat for a member of the APC. The party chairman, Adams Oshiomole, has repeatedly stated that if Saraki does not resign honorably, he would be impeached.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Kemi Adeosun has done the honourable thing - Nigerians react to news of Finance Minister's resignation


Nigerians on social media are reacting to the news of the reported resignation of Finance Minster, Kemi Adeosun.

South Africa Customs intercept Hong Kong- bound female student with $650‚000 at OR Tambo International Airport

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) customs officers have intercepted a Hong Kong bound female student at OR Tambo International Airport, with almost R10-million (630 000 USD)
The student had boarded a flight to Hong Kong on Tuesday, September 11. The cash was packed in 50- and 100-dollar bundles in a plastic bag.

What my party did to me – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed how he remained a loyalist to his political party even when he did not get any board appointment for seven years.

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Osinbajo said he was without any other appointment after serving as the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Lagos State in 2003.
This was contained in a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice-President, Laolu Akande on Thursday.


What will happen in Nigeria on Friday – Nimet warns




Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), on Thursday predicted that prevailing atmospheric condition could give rise to nationwide thunderstorms on Friday, September 14.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NiMet’s weather outlook predicted prospects of morning thunderstorm over the central cities of Abuja, Lokoja, Lafia, Jos, Mambilla Plateau, Kaduna, Minna, Bida, Yola, Jalingo and Ibi.
The report added that scattered thunderstorms and rains were likely over most parts of the country later in the day.

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It further predicted day and night temperatures of 27 to 33 and 17 to 25 degrees Celsius, respectively.
The agency predicted afternoon thunderstorm activities over most northern cities, with day and night temperatures of 22 to 25 and 30 to 34 degrees Celsius, respectively.
According to NiMet, southern cities will experience rains throughout the forecast period, with day and night temperatures of 22 to 25 and 28 to 33 degrees Celsius, respectively.



Thursday, 13 September 2018

Nigerian Email Scammer Gets 5 Years in Varied Frauds

A Nigerian man whose email scams aimed to defraud businesspeople from Singapore to Switzerland out of millions of dollars was sentenced to five years in a US federal prison on Tuesday.


Catholic Bishop advised to step down after being accused of repeatedly raping a nun



Spokesman of the archdiocese of Bombay, India, Fr Nigel Barrett, has advised Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar, to step down from his post pending an inquiry into the case of sexual harassment involving a nun.

Ekiti Assembly ignores Fayemi, approves Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has approved the N10 billion supplementary budget presented by Gov. Ayodele Fayose.


Saturday, 8 September 2018

Presidency lists what Buhari achieved from China trip




Buhari and other Heads of State, Governments and delegations from 52 African countries, attended the Forum on China and Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

Friday, 7 September 2018

Florence forecast to restrengthen to major hurricane as it approaches East Coast next week




Florence, which weakened to a tropical storm Thursday night, is forecast to restrengthen into a major hurricane as it approaches the East Coast next week.
Where and when it might strike remains a mystery.
The storm is almost 1,600 miles from the Outer Banks of North Carolina and is still as much as a week away from a potential U.S. landfall, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Osinbajo fires back at Atiku over restructuring of Nigeria debate

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday reacted to a statement credited to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar faulting his stance on the restructuring of Nigeria.

Atiku blasts Osinbajo in response to VP’s open letter on restructuring

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has again replied Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the debate over restructuring continues.

Monday, 3 September 2018

News Plateau attacks: We are dying of hunger, diseases – IDPs cry out

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Plateau State, on Monday raised alarm that they are dying of hunger and diseases.


Looters now hide Nigeria’s money in burial grounds – Umahi





The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi on Monday revealed that many looted funds in Nigeria were stocked in foreign banks, cemeteries and underground.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

We're Using Common Sense Approach, Osinbajo Says About FG’s Economic Strategy

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice-President, has said the Federal Government is using the common sense approach to solve the country’s economic problems.

US Government speaks on calling Buhari “lifeless”, what it expects in 2019 election


The United States Government has refused to comment or deny a statement credited to President Donald Trump, that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was “lifeless”, following a visit to the White House earlier this year.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Road accidents kill 1,331 Nigerians within three months – NBS


At leats, 1,331 Nigerians died in road crashes in the second quarter of 2018, a report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Road Transport Data (Q2 2018) said on Tuesday.

Monday, 27 August 2018

“Trump Refers To President Buhari As A ”Lifeless” Person After April Meeting” — Financial Times

A new article released by world leading global business publication, Financial Times, claims that US president, Donald Trump, after his meeting with President Buhari on April 30th, told his aides that the Nigerian president was so ”lifeless” and that he doesn’t want to see such a ”lifeless” person again.
Financial Times quoted Trump as saying this in an article titled Africa looks for something new out of Trump as Kenya president visits the White House.

Presidency speaks on Leah Sharibu’s latest message


The Presidency has issued a statement on the recent audio message from Leah Sharibu who is being held in captivity by the Boko Haram.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Killings: Buhari blows hot over banditry, charges soldiers to be ruthless

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Katsina praised Nigerian troops for their service and dedication to the nation, urging them to remain ‘‘ruthless’’ in the battle against bandits, criminals and kidnappers.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Boko Haram: Army eliminates three insurgents, recovers weapons in Borno



The Nigerian Army says it has successfully neutralised three insurgents during an ambush in Mayanti Village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Trump reveals what will happen if he’s impeached





US President, Donald Trump, on Thursday warned that the stock market would crash, if he were removed from office.

Nigerians still in love with their oppressors – Ex-Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings

Jerry John Rawlings, former Head of State and President of Ghana, has said that Nigerians are still in love with their ‘oppressors.’
He stated this during a closed-door meeting with 2019 presidential aspirant, Omoyele Sowore, in Accra, Ghana.

My father trekked 1 mile a day at 97 – Charlyboy mocks Buhari

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa also called Charlyboy has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari for boasting over his 800 meters walk from Daura Mosque to his private home on Tuesday.

Nigerians ranked 8th most hardworking foreigners in US


Global business magazine, Bloomberg has ranked Nigerians working in the United States as the eighth most hardworking foreigners in that country.

Resign now, your govt a disappointment, choking Nigerians – Fr. Ebubemonso attacks Buhari

The Spiritual Director, Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke, Anambra State, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma, popularly known as Ebubemonso, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Wealthy Nigerian man Kenneth Bramor reportedly gifts first wife N300m car as compensation for marrying another wife

Timi who is said to be the mother of four of Bramoh’s kids was with him when he had no money. Therefore his reported marriage to a new wife is nothing but a betrayal of her years of suffering. Perhaps after realising this, Bramoh decided to buy her the vehicle as a way to compensate her. A source told Stella Dimoko Korkus: “Ken has been with Timi and spent two months straight with her Abroad trying to make it up to her.....The RR is currently parked in the Magodo home Timi normally stays in whenever she is in Nigeria before she heads on to Warri.” Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1187832-wealthy-nigerian-man-kenneth-bramor-reportedly-gifts-wife-n300m-car-compensation-marrying-wife.html#1187832






Timi who is said to be the mother of four of Bramoh’s kids was with him when he had no money. Therefore his reported marriage to a new wife is nothing but a betrayal of her years of suffering. Perhaps after realising this, Bramoh decided to buy her the vehicle as a way to compensate her. A source told Stella Dimoko Korkus: “Ken has been with Timi and spent two months straight with her Abroad trying to make it up to her.....The RR is currently parked in the Magodo home Timi normally stays in whenever she is in Nigeria before she heads on to Warri.”