Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari’s First Four Years in Four Charts

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in for a second and final four-year term on Wednesday after being re-elected in February on pledges of reviving economic growth in Africa’s most populous nation. These charts show some of the economic progress and challenges that marked Buhari’s first term in office: Inflation has been above the central bank’s target of 6%…

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Nigerians became poorer in Buhari’s first term – The Economist

The Economist reviewed the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari and concluded that Nigerians became poorer during his first four years in office. The magazine, in the publication, which was posted on its website on Thursday, said while the Nigerian economy was “stuck like a stranded truck,” average incomes fell during the four-year period covering 2015 to 2019. Opposition parties…

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Dancing Governor: Tribunal declares Adeleke winner of Osun election

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has declared Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the September 2018 election in the state. Oyetola-Adeleke The 3-man tribunal upheld the petitions filed by Adeleke and the PDP, challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Gboyega Oyetola at the September 2018…

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Buhari shuns meeting with Bauchi, Adamawa governors

President Muhammadu Buhari failed to see Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar and his Adamawa State counterpart, Jibrilla Bindow, when the duo visited the Presidential Villa yesterday. Both men face an electoral battle in about a week, following a declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the results of the March 9, 2019 gubernatorial election in the states were…

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Next level: Rex Institute breaks silence, threatens to drag APC to court over alleged ‘stolen’ logo

Rex Institute has threatened a court action against the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for allegedly plagiarizing its Logo This was contained in a letter dated November 19 2018 and addressed to the National Legal Adviser at 40 Blantyre Cres. Wuse 2 Abuja Nigeria, a copy of which was obtained by DAILY POST. Few hours after the launch of its…

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Service chiefs get partisan, attend Buhari’s campaign launch

Pictures of service chiefs attending President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign rally tagged ‘Next Level’ have become a source of worry for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, a spokesman for the organisation has said. Some service chiefs including the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadiq; and Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice…

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Igbo leaders back Atiku Abubakar, Obi for 2019

Igbo leaders, consisting of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, elders, traditional and religious leaders as well as women groups, have endorsed the joint presidential ticket of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi for the 2019 polls. In a five-point communiqué issued at the end of a summit with the theme, “Ndigbo 2019 and Beyond”, yesterday in Enugu, they said their decision was informed by…

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Ondo Assembly impeaches Speaker, Deputy

The Ondo State House of Assembly on Friday impeached its Speaker, Bamidele Oloyelogun, and his deputy, Iroju Ogundeji. Assembly man Sunday Olajide (APC-Akure Constituency 2) moved the motion for the impeachment, while Assemblyman Oluyede Feyide (APC- Ose Constituency) seconded the motion. After the impeachment of the two officers, the lawmakers elected Assemblyman Olamide George (APC-Akure North Constituency) as the new…

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Ben Bruce withdraws from senatorial race

The commonsense Senator, Ben Murray Bruce, has withdrawn his ambition to return to the Senate for a second term in 2019. The Senator abandoned his ambition to represent the Bayelsa East Senatorial District following widespread rejection of his candidacy by the stakeholders of the district. In a letter written on the eve of the senatorial primaries of the People’s Democratic…

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PDP picks 75-year-old Useni as Plateau governorship candidate

Senator Jeremiah Useni, 75 years old, has emerged the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau in the 2019 general elections. Useni polled 1018 votes to defeat 12 other candidates at the party’s primaries. His closest rival Johnbull Shekarau got 340 votes. In all, 2,097 delegates from the seventeen local government areas voted at the primaries. Useni…

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