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From ‘Sai Buhari’ To ‘Káì Buhari’

The streets have become an epistemic community where the mood of the country and the direction of thoughts are expressed, moulded, patterned and structured. When one interacts with the streets, one is able to know who is popular and unpopular, which person governs well and which does not; the streets’ engagement is important in sampling the dynamics of thoughts of the ordinary Nigerian who bears the brunt of present mis-governance.

Benue Massacre: Buhari Not Ignoring Herdsmen Killings, Worried About ‘Finger-Pointing’ – Presidency

The Presidency has described as “unfair” suggestions that President Muhammadu Buhari is condoning killings carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this in a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja. Shehu said the President was worried about public pronouncements and finger-pointing which he says are very unhelpful to peaceful coexistence in the country. The…

Fulani Herdsmen, Not Just ‘Herdsmen’

There is a narrative that I am yet to understand about the on-going armed invasion of Middle Belt States by Fulani herdsmen. Those in government say we must not address them as FULANI HERDSMEN but simply as herdsmen; they say it is hate speech to call those murderers Fulani herdsmen. So it is hate speech to call those who killed hundreds of our people in Agatu, Guma, Logo and other States of the Federation Fulani herdsmen, even when their leaders have claimed responsibility for the killings? Do we have Berom herdsmen, Tiv…

Mr President, Restore The Lost Public Trust Before It Is Too Late

Immediately President Buhari won the last presidential election, I set an agenda for him, as an effect of my many years of experience within the context of nation building. I told Mr. President that every President who served before him betrayed the public trust. And without it being restored, he would have a bumpy, bouncy and potholed ride. I told him that in a few years, most of those who voted for him would turn against him. Is it happening right now or not. What did I tell him to do? I told Mr. President to bond with…

Benue Massacre: Buhari Mourns Victims, Demands End To Killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Governor Samuel Ortom and the people of Benue State over two days of sustained attacks on communities in the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen. According to eyewitnesses, the marauding attackers laid siege on communities in Guma and Logo local government areas sparing not even the old, children and women as they were slaughtered in their sleep in the New Year. On Wednesday, hundreds of youths in Benue took to the streets to demand that the regime of President Muhammadu…

Buhari Visits Kaduna Thursday, To Commission Nigeria’s First Inland Dry Port

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday, 4th January, 2018, pay a one-day working visit to Kaduna State, the state government says. In a statement by the Kaduna State government, the President will during the visit commission Nigeria’s first inland dry port in the state. Mr Buhari will also commission 10 new coaches and 2 locomotives for the Kaduna - Abuja train service, the statement added. President Muhammadu @MBuhari will on Thursday, 4th January, 2018, commission Nigeria’s first inland dry port in…

Stealing Is Not Corruption, Bishop Kukah Lectures Buhari

Bishop of Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Matthew Hassan Kukah has expressed concern that President Muhammadu Buhari still viewed corruption as stealing money. He said this while speaking during an interview with a social media expert, Abang Mercy. “I have known Buhari for a while but I don’t want to claim I am close to him but he is a man I have tremendous respect for,” Kukah said. “My worry is that President Buhari thought and probably still thinks corruption is stealing money, and the people stealing money…