Biafra: Change your attitude towards Igbos, Ohanaeze tells Buhari

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has pleaded with well-meaning northern groups and other Nigerians to inform President Muhammadu Buhari to change his attitude towards people of the South East in order to stem the tide of agitation and cry of marginalization in Igbo land. Speaking in Enugu yesterday while playing host to the Speaker of Northern Youth Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ukkasa Hamsa Rahama and the National Clark, Abdulrazak Danjuma, the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Enugu state, Chief Alex Ogbonna said that Ndigbo do not want secession again, but a…

Buhari orders ERGP unit to monitor economy

Taiwo Hassan Following Nigeria’s exit from recession, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an Implementation Unit for the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) to closely monitor the country’s economic performance. The president disclosed this at the 45th annual general meeting (AGM) of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in Lagos. Buhari, who was represented at the occasion by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Hammed, said that the Implementation Unit is meant to monitor early warning signals of potential economic risks that may plunge Nigeria…

Terrorism: Buhari lauds Jodan on military support

Anule Emmanuel Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for its support to Nigeria’s campaign against terrorism and insurgency. The President specifically expressed happiness with the country’s donation of military hardware to Nigeria and its pledge to further supply helicopters. Speaking during a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II shortly after his address to the 72ndSession of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, President Buhari said the very expensive donation of about 200 Armoured Fighting Vehicles “reflects true concern for Nigeria’s security situation and…

Genocide: Groups upbraid US lawyer over Buhari, Buratai’s ICC probe

Wale Elegbede   Three groups, the National Committee of Yoruba Youth (NCYY), Southeast Professionals in Diaspora and the Coalition of Civil Society Groups against Terrorism in Nigeria have berated a United States lawyer, Bruce Fein for calling on the United Nations to refer President Muhamadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for investigation in the on-going military operation against the Indigenous Peoples of Biafran (IPOB) in the South-East. In an article published in HuffPost on Sunday, and other various insidious…

Buhari approves N45bn severance package for Airways workers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N45 billion for the payment of severance benefits of workers of the liquidated Nigerian Airways. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the presidential villa, Abuja after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The affected workers on Wednesday in Lagos protested against the Federal Government’s failure to pay their severance benefits estimated N78 billion. The protesters had said they intended to draw government’s attention to their plight as many of them had…

Atiku to Buhari: Replicate UN advice on minority treatment in Nigeria

Former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress Atiku Abubakar has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on his speech at the 72nd Session of United Nations General Assembly in New York, advising him to replicate his advice on minority treatment in Nigeria. President Buhari in his presentation at the Session had drawn the attention of the UN to the sufferings of Myanmar’s Rohingya people, cited by the UN as perhaps the world’s most persecuted minorities and also asked the United States of America to dialogue with the North Korea. But Atiku…

Buhari tasks ECOWAS on adequate safety on water routes

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday called on member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in charge of water transportation to provide adequate safety measures for passengers plying the water routes. The called was coming on the heels of boat that which capsized three days ago, claiming many lives off Niger Republic. The President made the call during a condolence visit to his Niger Republic counterpart, President Muhammad Yusuf in Niamey, Niger Republic capital, where he stressed the need for the enforcement of safety and life jackets for…