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God will never forgive me if I support Atiku for president — Obasanjo

God will never forgive me if I support Atiku for president — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Friday that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar should not count on him for support in his latest bid to actualise his life-long ambition of being elected the president of Nigeria. The former president, one of the most influential of his living peers, hinged his blistering position on the unsavoury

HURRAY! Your Nigerian passport will now be valid for 10 years

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the validity of passports issued in the country should be increased from five to 10 years. Muhammed Babandede, comptroller-general of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), made the disclosure on Thursday when he visited the Ikoyi passport office in Lagos. He said the president also approved improved security features and quality

Breaking: I will deal with agitators for Nigeria’s breakup, social media critics- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned those he described as causing disaffection among Nigerians and calling for independence of various regions of the country to desist from doing so or face severe consequences for their actions. He threatened fierce social media critics saying they have crossed the red line. In a nationwide broadcast Monday after returning

Buhari’s popularity drops as Nigerians blame him for economic slide

President Muhammadu Buhari rating dropped drastically a monthly poll tracking the performance of governments at all levels in Nigeria, and providing feedback from the public to their elected officials revealed on Thursday. Buhari scored low on jobs, economy, and power for the first time in months according to Governance Advancement Initiative for Nigeria (GAIN). It’s

President Mugabe not dead – Presidency

The Zimbabwe government on Thursday denied reports that veteran President Robert Mugabe, 91, had collapsed and died in Singapore after rumours spread rapidly about his alleged ill health. Under the headline “President well, fine”, the state-run Herald newspaper said stories about Mugabe’s health emerged each year when he took his annual leave outside the country.

2016 budget a big fraud – PDP… President planning to mortgage Nigeria’s future

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the N6.8 trillion 2016 federal budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday as a big fraud and executive conspiracy tailored towards mortgaging the future of the nation. The party queried President Buhari’s decision to borrow N2 trillion, the biggest in the history of the nation as the

Buhari congratulates Kabore on his election as Burkina Faso President

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr Roch Marc Kabore of the Movement of People for Progress Party on his historic election as the second civilian President of Burkina Faso. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. The statement also

Ugandan president says he will be a cattle keeper if he loses 2016 election

Veteran Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has said he will be a cattle keeper if he loses elections next year after three decades in power. “If I lose election I shall leave power,” Museveni said Thursday, according to the state-owned New Vision newspaper. “I have got my job at home, I am a cattle keeper,” he

Magufuli sworn in as Tanzania’s president

Tanzania’s new President, John Magufuli, has promised to unite the country, create more jobs and drive up economic growth. “It is now time for us to unite and put our ideological differences aside,” Magufuli, 56, told thousands of supporters during his swearing-in ceremony at the country’s National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, on Friday. “I will

Burundian president sworn-in for third-term in surprise, unscheduled ceremony

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, was on Thursday sworn in for a third term in a surprise ceremony following weeks of unrest related to his controversial election victory. An analyst said in Bujumbura on condition of anonymity, that the ceremony was only announced in the morning, apparently in an attempt to avoid protests. The source said

Sudan president defies court order, flees South Africa

An official member of Sudanese President Omar Bashir delegation has said that the president will leave South Africa on Monday, though his lawyer disputed the claim and said he was complying with a court order for him to stay as it decides whether to order his arrest over alleged war crimes and genocide. This is

APC laments emergence of Saraki, Dogara, moves for fresh NASS inauguration

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as totally unacceptable and the highest level of indiscipline and treachery the conduct of Tuesday’s inauguration of the National Assembly that led to the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Hon. Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively. The party, in a

(Updated): Saraki, Ekweremadu sworn in as Senate President, Deputy

While some Senators and Members of the House of Representatives elected under the platform of the All Progress Congress (APC) were gathering at the International Conference Center Abuja for a scheduled meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, some other Senators loyal to Senator Bukola Saraki alongside those of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) were inaugurated. They

NASS leadership: APC divided after controversial primary produces Gbajabiamila for speaker

The crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress (APC) Saturday took a new dimension after Hon Femi Gbajabiamila emerged the preferred candidate for the position of Speaker of the House of Representative after a controversial mock election conducted by the party. In a mock primary conducted by the leadership of the party in Abuja the Minority