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We Haven’t Received Oyo-Ita’s Retirement Letter —Presidency

The Presidency has refuted claims that it is in possession of a retirement letter allegedly forwarded by embattled Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita. It was widely reported on Monday that Oyo-Ita, in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, offered to proceed on retirement. Recall that the HoS is currently facing probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following an alleged N3 billion contract scam probe. But the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and…

Buhari Orders Military To Be Ruthless With Bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the military to be more ruthless in dealing with bandits and thus restore peace to the country He gave the order in Katsina on Saturday while urging them “not to spare bandits’’. A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu released in Abuja on Saturday, said the order had become necessary in view of the fact that the bandits had been killing, maiming and extorting innocent citizens. Shehu said the president was addressing 15 officers…

Buhari Under Heavy Criticism Over Ban On Forex For Food Importation

President Muhammadu Buhari has come under the attack of Nigerians over his recent directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to halt provision of foreign exchange for food importation. Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu quoted the president as ordering the apex bank to not provide “a cent to anybody to import food into the country.” According to the statement, the latest development is because his (Buhari) administration has achieved food security. “We have achieved…

Buhari To Muslims: Make Justice, Righteousness Your Guiding Principles

President Muhammadu Buhari says the greatest commitment to Islam is for Muslims to put the virtues of the religion into practice and make justice and righteousness their guiding principles. The president gave the advice in his Eid-El Kabir message to Muslims. The message is contained in a statement on Saturday by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu. “We should be the mirror through which others see the virtues of our faith. “Islam is a religion of peace and we…

Killing Of Catholic Priest: I’m ‘Deeply Shocked, Dismayed’ – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is deeply shocked at the killing of another Catholic priest, Paul Offu, in Enugu State. Reverend Father Offu was said to have been allegedly shot dead by suspected herdsmen on Thursday. He was the Priest in charge of St. James Greater Parish Catholic Church, Ugbawka, Enugu State. The cleric’s death sparked a protest on Friday by priests in the Catholic Diocese of Enugu state, who took to the state's government house to demand an end to the killing of their colleagues by…

Buhari Excited About 39-Year-Old Nigerian-Born UK Minister, But Fails To Appoint Youths Into Cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the appointment of 39-year-old Nigerian, Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch, as the Minister of Children and Families in the United Kingdom. Badenoch, a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden constituency, was appointed minister by the new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on Saturday. Buhari, in his reaction to Badenoch’s new status, described her appointment as “well deserved”. The President also urged her to justify the confidence reposed in…

B/Haram: ‘We’re Making Contacts,’ Presidency Speaks On Viral Video Of Kidnapped Aid Workers

The presidency has said contacts are being made to secure the release of the female aid worker and five male colleagues, kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. A viral video had shown the woman who claimed to be the abducted aid worker begging for her release alongside her colleagues. She had also claimed Alice and Leah Sharibu have been killed because the government failed to "do something". Sharibu was among the 112 girls kidnapped from the Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State by Boko Haram sect…

Buhari Jets To Liberia Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday leave Nigeria for Monrovia, the Liberian capital to attend the country’s 172nd Independence Anniversary Celebrations. This was contained in a statement released by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. The statement said Buhari, apart from being the special guest of honour at the event, would also receive the Republic of Liberia’s highest national honour, 'The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers.' “The…

Buhari Receives Knocks For Appointing 11 Personal Aides, ‘Abandoning Nigerians To Their Fate’

President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointment of eleven personal staff has been criticized by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as “unpatriotic and self-centered”. Presidential aide, Mallam Garba Shehu, had announced the appointments which consisted of positions for “Senior Special Assistant to the President (Household and Social Events), Special Assistant (House Keeping), Personal Assistant (Presidential Photographer), and Personal Assistant (State Photographer),” among others. According to the PDP, the…

How Nigerians Reacted To Abba Kyari, Boss Mustapha’s Re-appointment As SGF, CoS

The re-appointment of Mr Abba Kyari as the President’s Chief of Staff, and Mr Boss Mustapha as the Secretary to Government of Federation (SGF) on Friday appears to be triggering excitement among Nigerians. The Presidency had announced in a statement on Friday evening that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the re-appointment of Kyari and Mustapha to serve in his second four-year term. A terse statement by presidential aide, Mallam Garba Shehu, read: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of…