Breaking: Nigeria’s President Buhari Appoints New Army Chief

Posted by - May 27, 2021

Nigeria’s president Mohammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff for the large West African country. Gen. Yahaya will fill the space left behind by his predecessor, Late Lt. Gen Attahiru, who died in a plane crash last week. Prior to his appointment Major General Yahaya was the

Nigerian professor lauded by president Buhari on appointment to UK varsity

Posted by - July 17, 2020

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated Prof Charles Egbu over his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor of Leeda Trinity Unversity, United Kingdom. Buhari, in the congratulatory message on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, noted that Egbu “is the first black person appointed helmsman of a ranked university in

Nigeria’s president urged to issue executive order on new cars

Posted by - May 17, 2020

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to follow the ‘Namibia example’ by issuing an executive order banning the purchase of new cars by the presidency and all ministers until May 2023. SERAP urged him to “use the savings from this

Madagascar’s Covid-Organics delivered to Nigeria

Posted by - May 17, 2020

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday received the country’s share of a purported coronavirus herbal cure, COVID-Organics. The made-in-Madagascar cure was delivered to Buhari by Equatorial Guinea president, Umaru Sissoco Embalo, who was in Abuja on an official visit. Buhari subsequently ordered that the consignment be sent to the necessary regulatory bodies for tests before a

Nigeria’s president appoints dead man to official position

Posted by - April 30, 2020

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a dead man into office, naming the late Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru as a board member for a government agency, two months after he died. Mr Buhari sent a letter to the country’s senate on Tuesday to confirm the list of 37 appointees but was unaware that Mr Okwuru had

Nigerian president loses chief of staff to coronavirus

Posted by - April 18, 2020

Abba Kyari, one of the closest advisers to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, died Friday after contracting the novel coronavirus, becoming the highest-profile casualty of the virus in Africa’s biggest economy. Buhari named Kyari, a former chief executive officer of United Bank for Africa Plc, as his chief of staff in August 2015, and renewed his

Nigeria Extends Lockdown

Posted by - April 14, 2020

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced an extension of the lockdown in the capital Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states in order to sustain the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The initial 14-day lockdown was due to end Monday night but has now been extended by 14 days. Essential workers, food shops and pharmacies will, however,

Nigeria Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Against Buhari’s Re-election

Posted by - October 30, 2019

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday (October 30) dismissed an appeal filed by main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar against the re-election earlier this year of President Muhammadu Buhari. The panel headed by the Chief Justice Mohammed Tanko said it had examined all the briefs and exhibits submitted by the petitioners but found that there was no

President Buhari Orders Evacuation Of Nigerians In South Africa

Posted by - September 9, 2019

The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, gave approval for the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians in South Africa who are willing to return to Nigeria following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country. He also directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to further engage the South African authorities on

El-Zakzaky’s Release: FFK Commends President Buhari, Urges Same Courtesy For Dasuki, Others

Posted by - August 6, 2019

Court’s ruling on the release of Nigeria’s Islamic leader, Sheik El-Zakzaky and the president’s acceptance has continued to receive commendation even from the opposition party. In a tweet Tuesday morning, the country’s former Aviation minister and political analyst, Femi Fani-Kayode applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for honouring court’s order. Fani-Kayode, a member of the People’s Democratic