Posts Tagged “Buhari”

Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari, donates building materials to Internally Displaced Persons

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Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari, donates building materials to Internally Displaced Persons

First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, yesterday donated building materials to support the resettlement and rehabilitation of victims of insurgency in Yobe State. Mrs. Buhari, who was represented by Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, delivered the materials in Damaturu to the state’s Deputy Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu. She said the materials were to assist the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)…

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Nigeria’s President is one of the most respected leaders in the World, UN Sec. Gen can Testify

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Nigeria’s President is one of the most respected leaders in the World, UN Sec. Gen can Testify

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for his war against corruption and terrorism. He also told Buhari that leaders across the world respect him for giving Nigeria a positive image.   Buhari’s Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement quoted Ban Ki-Moon as saying this during…

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OTHER SIDE OF BUHARI NIGERIANS DON’T KNOW || BY FOLUSHO DANIEL

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OTHER SIDE OF BUHARI NIGERIANS DON’T KNOW || BY FOLUSHO DANIEL

For so long, many Nigerians have been attempting to study and decode President Muhammadu Buhari, using different lenses. Some only had a modicum of clue on who he may be, counting on the code of information they obtained from the media when he first romped into global limelight as the Nigerian head of state in…

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FOR NIGERIA’S RAIL TRANSPORT, A NEW DAY BECKONS || BY IDOWU SAMUEL

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FOR NIGERIA’S RAIL TRANSPORT, A NEW DAY BECKONS || BY IDOWU SAMUEL

Efforts towards modernizing the Nigerian railway system had commenced in October 2006. An agreement was signed between Nigeria and the CCECC of China for construction of a standard gauge Lagos-Kaduna rail line, costing $8.3 billion. The project, well packaged was for upgrade of the entire rail system to standard gauge, covering a 25-year period. The project included the Port Harcourt-Kano line and the additional, Lagos-Calabar line (East-West).

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A YEAR IN, NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT MIGHT NOT HAVE LONG LEFT

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A YEAR IN, NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT MIGHT NOT HAVE LONG LEFT

If left unchecked, popular frustration could eventually have political consequences for the president. When narrow interests begin to amass power in Nigeria, the country’s various factions tend to realign against them, throwing their weight behind candidates who can restore equilibrium. That is how Jonathan’s campaign for re-election was defeated in 2015, and if Buhari is not careful, it could be how his is thwarted in 2019.

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MAKING NIGERIA’S UNITY NON-NEGOIATIABLE

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MAKING NIGERIA’S UNITY NON-NEGOIATIABLE

Confronted with the threatened secession of seven slave owning southern states, the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, reiterated the legal and moral obligation of an electoral minority to respect the decision of a constitutional majority if democracy is to be sustained. In Lincoln’s words “Plainly the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy. A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, always changing easily with deliberate change of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or despotism. The rule of a minority as a permanent arrangement is wholly impossible so that rejecting the majority principle, anarchism or despotism in some form is all that is left”. Stressing that all his authority as President derived from the people, Lincoln affirmed that his sacred duty was to administer his government and “transmit it unimpaired to his successor”. Buhari can also logically make this claim.

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RETIRING US AMBASSADOR SPEAKS ON BUHARI, HIS EXPERIENCE IN NIGERIA

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RETIRING US AMBASSADOR SPEAKS ON BUHARI, HIS EXPERIENCE IN NIGERIA

Mr Entwistle said: “I see a parallel between President Buhari and President Obama.
President Obama had not been in office very long before the people had the same kind of impatience. A lot of people forgot what difficult situation President Obama inherited. I think the same thing is happening to President Buhari. It is completely understandable for the people to have high expectations.
They are impatient, because they want to see change. But, the president inherited very difficult circumstances.

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WHY ECONOMIC REFORM IS THE KEY TO SOLVING NIGERIA’S CORRUPTION PROBLEM

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WHY ECONOMIC REFORM IS THE KEY TO SOLVING NIGERIA’S CORRUPTION PROBLEM

The second characteristic of the Nigerian economy exacerbating corruption is Abuja’s dependence on foreign debt. Foreign debt has been used as a vehicle for money laundering, as many Nigerian leaders have siphoned oil money for personal gain, while using international credit to invest in the country’s economy. The linkage between a loose fiscal policy and predatory corruption reached its peak during the Second Republic (1979-1983). Reckless borrowing caused a debt crisis ameliorated only by an increase in oil prices after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. From 1958-1983, the Nigerian oil industry generated $101 billion, with the vast majority of these profits being transferred to the bank accounts of Nigeria’s political and business establishment.

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LONG FACTUAL STORY: INSIDE THE GLOBAL HUNT FOR NIGERIA’S MISSING OIL BILLIONS

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LONG FACTUAL STORY: INSIDE THE GLOBAL HUNT FOR NIGERIA’S MISSING OIL BILLIONS

He has also been trimming his fellow politicians’ lavish perks, clamping down on first class air tickets and ending their state-funded “entourages” – the crowds of hangers-on who made some Nigerian statesmen look more like US rappers on tour.

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ECONOMY: DOWN STILL, YET HOLDS BRIGHT FUTURE

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ECONOMY: DOWN STILL, YET HOLDS BRIGHT FUTURE

Even if endowed with the gift of clairvoyance, it could hardly have crossed the mind of President Muhammadu Buhari when he assumed office as President of the most populous black nation in the world that his first 12 months in power would be hallmarked by a most harrowing experience in economic management. Bubbling with the…

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