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Buhari did not pick Tinubu as his running mate in 2015 because of Obasanjo – Oyinlola

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a former governor of Osun state, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo prevented Bola Tinubu, former Lagos governor, from becoming Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2015. Buhari contested for the presidency in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The idea of a Muslim-Muslim ticket was Obasanjo’s worry, the former governor said. Buhari and Tinubu are Muslims.

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Dancing In Military Barracks Over Sacking Of Buratai, Others

A 20-second video captured the moment some personnel of the Nigerian Navy in their barracks believed to be in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, screamed and danced over the development. here was jubilation in some military barracks across the country, when the news of the sacking of the former service chiefs filtered in on Tuesday and the announcement of their

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COVID-19: Buhari, Osinbajo to take vaccine ‘on live TV’

Faisal Shuaib, executive director and chief executive officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), says provisions would be made for President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television. Around 100,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are expected in the country at the end of January. Speaking at the media briefing of the

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Commenting on Buhari’s administration isn’t good for my sanity – Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says it is best for his sanity to forget about the existence of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. In an interview with Kaftan TV aboard the Lagos-Ibadan train service, Soyinka said one must forget about the government to have a sense of balance. “I don’t want to talk about Muhammadu Buhari’s administration,” he said when

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Probe the ‘missing N3.8bn’ health funds – SERAP asks Buhari

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to probe allegations of missing N3.8 billion health funds. In a statement on Sunday, Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP’s deputy director, said the funds are meant for the federal ministry of health, teaching hospitals, medical centres, and National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). He said the allegation is contained

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Call for Restructuring: ‘Unwarranted and unpatriotic’ —Presidency

Nigeria’s Presidency has on Sunday night described the calls by people from various quarters of the country as unwarranted and unpatriotic. This response was issued in a statement made availabel to the public by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. The most recent of such calls was the one made by  General Overseer

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‘Lower’ petrol price compared to Saudi makes no sense – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria cannot afford the current “low” pump prices of petrol as revenue and foreign exchange earnings continue to shrink. President Buhari made this known while addressing the country in commemoration of the 60th Independence Anniversary on Thursday. The President added that the combined effect of the drop in oil revenue and the downturn of economic activities

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Security situation is worse under current service chiefs – Borno Elders say

Elders of the North Easters extraction under the name ‘Coalition of North East Elders for Peace and Development’, have complained that the activities of the Boko Haram terrorism are becoming intolerable. While narrating their ordeal in the current security situation in the region and throughout the country, the coalition said none of the excuse tendered by the Service Chiefs are

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Edo Elections: Buhari sends congratulatory message to Obaseki

Following the official declaration of Governor Godwin Obaseki as the governor-elect of Edo State, President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Sunday, congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory at the poolls. The incumbent Governor ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) at the poll. The President made this

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