Violation of FOI Act: Ministry of Foreign Affairs at war with MRA… group calls on Buhari to intervene

Media Right Agenda has tasked President President Muhammadu Buhari, as a matter of urgency to asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, to comply with the Freedom of Information Law and stopped playing politics with the Act. Last week, Media Rights Agenda (MRA)  scored the Ministry zero in its weekly rating of agencies and parastatals of the government who are violating the FOI law, seven years after its establishment in the country. But instead of heading to the instructions raised by the MRA, for the Ministry’s poor performance in…

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Buhari forgets NDLEA in new appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has omitted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in his newest appointments of 19 heads of some government agencies. The President failed to appoint a new Director General cum secretary for while releasing the names of the newly appointed 19 heads of some government agencies, Friday November 2018, following the announcement contained in a statement by Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (general services office), office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF). Adekunle quoted Buhari as urging the new appointees to see their appointments…

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Buhari writes Senate, wants 23 NPC members confirmed

It is too early to say Buhari will go for presidential debate or not-Presidency

Buhari writes Senate, wants 23 NPC members confirmed By Newsdesk with agency report President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday requested the Senate to confirm the appointments of 23 members of the National Population Commission (NPC). The request was contained in separate letters read by the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki at plenary. Buhari also sought the Senate approval to appoint  Festus Okoye as National Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission, and two non-judicial practitioners as members of Federal Judicial Service Commission. The 23 nominees to represent their various states at…

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Buhari deserves second term in office to clear 16 years of PDP failure – Anyim

Buhari deserves second term in office to clear 16 years of PDP failure – Anyim

Buhari deserves second term in office to clear 16 years of PDP failure – Anyim By Sunday Popoola, Abuja Former governorship candidate of the All progressives Congress(APC), in Abia State in the 2015 general election, Dr. Nyerere Anyim has said that President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term in office to correct what he described as PDP’s 16 years of mistakes in Nigeria. Anyim said the President has already done enough for Nigeria if one takes into account the poor state of affairs when he came into power. The ex-governorship candidate,…

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Stop attacking Buhari-Northern youths warn Obasanjo

Stop attacking Buhari-Northern youths warn Obasanjo

Stop attacking Buhari-Northern youths warn Obasanjo By Musa Mohammed, Abuja The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has  warned former President Olusegun Obasanjo  to stop his attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari. It would be recalled that Obasanjo recently advised Nigerians not to re-elect Buhari in 2019, saying his government has let Nigerian down But the group in a statement signed by its National President,  Yerima Shettima, on Friday, slammed the ex president for the comment. “For quite some time, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has turned himself into a self-appointed messiah in…

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Group berates Obasanjo for attacking Buhari over non- signing of African Continental Free Trade Agreement

Group berates Obasanjo for attacking Buhari over non- signing of African Continental Free Trade Agreement

Group berates Obasanjo for attacking Buhari over non- signing of African Continental Free Trade Agreement By Alfred Ifemosun,Lagos The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has criticized ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo for attacking President Muhammadu Buhari over his decision not to assent to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. Nigeria along with ten other nations refused to consent to the Agreement while about forty-four other countries signed it at a meeting held in Kigali,Rwanda recently. CACOL stated this in a statement signed on Thursday by its Media Coordinator, Olawale Omotaje, The…

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Buhari commissions Ikeja Bus Terminal

Buhari commissions Ikeja Bus Terminal

Buhari commissions Ikeja Bus Terminal By Newsdesk with agency report As part of the activities to mark his official two-day visit to Lagos State, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned the Ikeja Bus Terminal. The Terminal is one of our flagship transport infrastructure under the Lagos State Bus Reform Initiative by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the host witnessed the commissioning. The terminal is first of its type in Nigeria, in Ikeja, capital of Lagos state, The Ikeja Bus Terminal was developed by the State government as part of…

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Buhari charges security agencies to stop killings

Buhari charges security agencies to stop killings

Buhari charges security agencies to stop killings By Newsdesk with agency report President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to stop the killings and criminality across Nigeria,just as he also ordered the agencies to improve on their strategies on intelligence gathering, surveillance and accuracy in deployments. The President gave the order on Thursday during his official visit to Zamfara State, where he held an interactive meeting with political leaders, traditional rulers, elders and victims of criminal attacks. Femi Adesina, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, quoted the President: “As…

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Women group begs Buhari over detained 1,300 suspected Boko Haram terrorists

Women group begs Buhari over detained 1,300 suspected Boko Haram terrorists

Women group begs Buhari over detained 1,300 suspected Boko Haram terrorists By Musa Muhammed, Abuja A group of women from Bama Local Government Area of Borno State has begged President Muhammadu Buhari to order Nigerian military to free their relatives who had been in detention since 2015 on the suspicion of being members of Boko Haram. The group under the aegis of Knifar Movement,n an open letter addressed to the President, posited that they had done everything to convince the military that their husbands were not insurgents. The group, which…

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NURTW endorses Buhari, kebbi governor for second term

Buhari orders 24-hour monitor for Dapchi schoolgirls

NURTW endorses Buhari, kebbi governor for second term By Shehu Musa, Kebbi The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for second term in office. The National President of the Union, Najeeb Usman Makama announced the endorsement in Birnin Kebbi  over the weekend during a mass rally organised by the Kebbi State branch of the union in support of the APC-led administration at both federal and state levels. Makama told both gathering of NURTW and APC members at Haliru…

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Boko Haram sets free three UNIMAID lecturers, 10 Police wives

Boko Haram sets free three UNIMAID lecturers, 10 Police wives

Boko Haram sets free three UNIMAID lecturers, 10 Police wives Sunday Popoola,Abuja Three lecturers of the University of Maiduguri kidnapped when on a mining exploration by Boko Haram have been freed,just as the  militant group also released 10 women, kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy on Damboa Road, near Maiduguri. The Department of State Services, (DSS) on Thursday  briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the release,  following negotiations, with the  terrorists. As in past freedom deals, the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC was involved.…

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Buhari felicitates with Senator Durojaiye at 85

Buhari felicitates with Senator Durojaiye at 85 President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday felicitated with Senator. Olabiyi Durojaiye, on his 85th birthday. President Buhari, in a statement issued in Abuja, felicitated with family members, friends and professional colleagues of Otunba Durojaiye. The President, described Durojaiye as “an exemplary leader.” The statement was signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. The President noted that Durojaiye’s patriotism; unwavering commitment to the strengthening of political institutions and promotion of inclusive governance had continued to inspire both old and young…

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Buhari arrives in Nasarawa for state visit

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Buhari arrives in Nasarawa for state visit By Newsdesk President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday arrived in Lafia, capital of Nasarawa State, for a state visit and to commission some projects. The president was received by the State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura; Plateau State governor, Mr. Simon Lalong; and Deputy Governor of Benue state and other dignitaries. Some of the projects to be commissioned are Lafia Comprehensive Special School; Comprehensive Primary Healthcare Centre in Kwandere; Muhammadu Buhari International market, Karu. Ahead of the visit security personnel have been deployed in major streets. The…

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Tight security in Nasarawa for Buhari’s visit

Buhari arrives Lagos for two days official visit

Tight security in Nasarawa for Buhari’s visit By Sunday Adamu,Lafia The Nazarawa State Police Command has put in place a tight security ahead of  today’s visit to Lafia, the state capital by President Muhammadu Buhari. The police said security personnel  and other security agencies have been stationed in strategic locations within the state capital. They were also stationed in some towns, including Akwanga, Keffi and Karu. The State Commissioner of Police,Bello Ahmed,had on Monday said over 4,000 personnel were deployed to provide security during the visit. The deployment of the men…

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