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Buhari Tells VOA: Most Northern Youth Are Illiterates, School Dropouts

Barely three weeks after coming under severe criticism for calling Nigerian youth lazy, President Muhammadu Buhari has described Northern Youth as illiterates and school dropouts. Speaking in a chat with Voice of America (VOA) on Tuesday, President Buhari said most of the Northern population who are youth cannot make ends meet outside Nigeria because they are uneducated. The president’s submission to VOA comes weeks after he said at the last Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) in London that "more than 60…

Delay In Court Cases: CJN Absolves Judges

Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen has exonerated Judges from being the sole cause of delay in court cases. The CJN made the statement on Tuesday while speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr Onnoghen who said he was at the State House to facilitate with the president after he had returned from the Commonwealth of Heads of Government Meeting, CHOGM, in London, said that the responsibility of investigation and prosecution…

Buhari Right To Call Nigerian Youth Lazy – Muslim Group

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has claimed Nigerians are suffering from “collective amnesia” because they failed to admit the reality of President Muhammadu Buhari’s assertion that the youth are lazy. MURIC, in a statement by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, wondered “who pulled the wool over our faces” that the citizens would not side with Buhari’s statement. The president, at the just concluded Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, had said the youth “have not been to school and they…

CHOGM Trip: PDP Blasts Buhari For Returning ‘Empty Handed’

President Muhammadu Buhari’s attendance of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in United Kingdom came at a huge cost to the nation and was a colossal waste, the Peoples Democratic Party has said. The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said it was a shame that the president returned “empty-handed”. “Nigerians are not surprised that the President returned last night, empty-handed and with no tangible dividend, a development which is the direct consequence of his…

Buhari Returns To Abuja After CHOGM

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja, after participating the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) in London, United Kingdom. Buhari was welcomed by Abba Kyari, his Chief of Staff; Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation; and Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor. The President left London on Saturday morning following the end of the 3-day meeting where he met with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, and other world leaders. President @MBuhari has returned to Abuja…

Commonwealth Countries Set 2020 Agenda To Combat Cybercrime 

At Friday's convergence of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, leaders from 53 countries agreed to take action on cybersecurity between now and 2020. The Commonwealth leaders agreed to work closely together to strengthen cybersecurity among member countries. Their cybersecurity cooperation led the United Kingdom government to commit up to £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cybersecurity capabilities. The commitment is expected help the Commonwealth countries …

How Many Jobs Have You Created? S’West Youths Ask Buhari

Nigerian youths in the South-West region of the country have decried President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged fondness for painting the citizens in a bad light whenever he travels overseas. The youth group was reacting to the president’s claim that the young Nigerian population would rather wait to be spoon-fed than to fend for themselves. But speaking under the aegis of the Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Friday, the group asked if the president had provided jobs for the youth…

Queen Elizabeth Publicly Backs Son Prince Charles As Next Commonwealth Leader

The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. She said it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles takes over "one day", as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The role is not hereditary and will not pass automatically to the Prince of Wales on the Queen's death. The 53 leaders, gathered at Buckingham Palace, are to make a decision on the succession on Friday, No 10 has said. Addressing the gathering of…

Unemployment Rose To 18% Under Your Watch – Moghalu Blasts Buhari

Dr Kingsley Moghalu, a 2019 presidential aspirant, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for saying Nigerian youths “do nothing” and “want everything for free”. Reacting to the statement made by Buhari at the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, Moghalu accused the president’s administration of causing unemployment in the country to rise from “8.2% in Q2 2015, to 18.8% now”. The presidential aspirant strongly disagreed with Buhari’s comment, saying the youths are the country’s “richest…