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Buhari, Fulani herdsmen and dereliction of duty

Two incidents in Nigeria involving deaths summed up President Muhammadu Buhari’s gross dereliction of duty. Armed Fulani herdsmen killed 15 farmers yesterday in Udeni Ruwa district, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nararawa state. And Abdul Atta, a retired permanent secretary in the old Northern Region from nearby Kogi State died. Buhari sent his condolences on Atta’s death and had nothing …

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Iran demands Nigeria releases Zakzaky

The BBC are reporting that Nigeria is facing Iranian pressure for the release of Shia cleric Ibrahim al-Zakzaky. Iran says it is using all diplomatic channels to pursue the release of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky who was arrested by the Nigerian army last month. “We have used all those channels to warn them [Nigeria] regarding this …

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Nigeria’s legislative lawbreakers

The National Assembly has declared that it would not be a part of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy. President Muhammadu Buhari had indicated in his “media chat” on Wednesday that: “We are having problems with them (National Assembly) on TSA. We have to have a closed door session with them.” A Senate spokesman Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi said in an …

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Amaechi ignores Buhari cost-cutting

The Minister for Transport Rotimi Amaechi flew into Port Harcourt today on a private jet. His boss President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the need for cutting costs due to falling oil revenues. In this regard, an Efficiency Unit was established in November to vet the expenditure of federal ministries and agencies. The Minister for Finance Kemi Adeosun explained: “The principal …

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Boko Haram and the defeat that never was

President Muhammadu Buhari declared just before Christmas that Boko Haram had been “technically” defeated. This followed on from a statement made by his propaganda minister Comical Lai Mohammed that the war against the insurgents had been “largely” won. Both left themselves open to ridicule after deadly attacks by the terrorists two days later left scores dead and wounded. This article …

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Buhari “technically” flip-flops on Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari said in his New Year message to Nigerians: “I commend our Armed Forces for significantly curtailing the insurgency which has ravaged the northeast of Nigeria over the past few years. “However, there is still a lot of work to be done in the area of security. Our Armed Forces will maintain, consolidate and build on their successes …

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