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

2 min read 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

5 min read 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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Saraki dumps APC says it’s not fit for purpose

< 1 min read Senate President Bukola Saraki has left the ruling All Progressives Congress. In a tweet posted via his verified Twitter handle, the politician said: “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).” See the tweet: I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided…

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Buhari lacks physical, intellectual capacity to govern – Na’Abba

2 min read A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Umar Gali Na’Abba, has said President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the physical and intellectual capacity to govern Nigeria. Na’Abba said this when one of our correspondents contacted him to confirm comments attributed to him concerning calls on the President to seek a second term.  He told one of our correspondents over the…

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Fr. Mbaka and the Voice of God by Reuben Abati

7 min read “I do not believe in my mind that the way things are in Nigeria, any Catholic priest has the mandate to decide which of the political contestants should be voted for…I don’t believe a priest should be doing that…If he was in my archdiocese, I will have sanctioned him long ago for the kind of utterances he makes.” – John Cardinal…

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Buhari Appoints Dead Man as Board Chairman of Nigerian Press Council

3 min read A man who was dead and buried over a year ago has made the list of newly appointed board members of the Nigerian Press Council (NPC). Senator Francis Okpozo died at 81, in 2016, and the Presidency issued a statement on December 28, 2016 expressing condolences to the government of Delta State on his death. NewsmakersNG found that the late…

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Picture: Maryam Abacha, others celebrate with President Buhari at 75

3 min read President Muhammadu Buhari’s low-key 75th birthday was a celebration like no other. Though shorn of pomp and circumstance, the celebration was grand and memorable, as defined by the A-List of political and business elite, who attended the event at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja. President Buhari’s family members led by his wife, Aisha, were also fully represented. Sunday Aghaeze,…

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Nigeria seeks global support on climate change

3 min read • Buhari, others in France for One Planet Summit President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Paris appealed to the international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the effects of climate change. In a submission to the One Planet Summit attended by over 60 heads of state and governments, as well as representatives of non-governmental and private organisations, the President said:…

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Buhari asked us to focus on northern Nigeria — World Bank

2 min read The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, said on Thursday that the bank had concentrated on the northern region of Nigeria in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s request. Kim and the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, who spoke at separate press conferences in Washington DC, United States, also advised Buhari to invest in things that…

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Rats Destroyed Buhari’s Office, He Will Work From Home – Presidency

< 1 min read President Muhammadu Buhari, who resumed duties Monday after a 103-day medical vacation abroad, will operate from his official residence until the completion of the renovation of his office, the Presidency said Monday. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Shehu Garba, told THISDAY that the president’s office needed renovation because of its devastation by rodents…

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