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Buhari is President whether Home or Abroad – Presidency

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The Presidency has stated categorically that President Muhammadu Buhari acts fully in the capacity of his office whether he is in Nigeria or abroad on official assignments.
In reaction to a report by an online news medium that vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, had to cancel his trip to India for the India-Africa conference because he did not want to relinquish power to Nigeria’s number three citizen, Senator Bukola Saraki, the Presidency noted that the President is still acting in his full capacity despite embarking on a state visit to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

In a statement issued by Laolu Akande, spokesperson for Prof Osinbajo, he said:

 “Nigerians know wherever Mr. President is, at home or abroad he acts fully in his office except if on break, indisposed or incapacitated. So the question of his traveling creating a vacuum does not even exist at all.“It is simply untrue that an advance party from the Vice President’s office departed for India. No such thing happened because there was no such final decision to travel.

The statement then cleared the air on Nigeria’s participation at the summit.

“There are some insinuations online about Nigeria’s participation in the India-Africa conference holding from March 14-16 in New Delhi.”
“For the avoidance of any doubt, Nigeria’s delegation to the the meeting is led by Industry and Trade Minister, Dr. Okey Enelamah,” the statement read.

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You Cannot Benefit From Country You Curse – Shettima Warns Nigerians

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Kashim Shettima has warned Nigerians against hauling curses on the country as a result of the hardship, stating that it would be impossible for abusers to benefit from a system they have abused.

He stated that there are a lot of opportunities in Nigeria and therefore urged Nigerians to count their blessings instead of putting the country down through words.

In his words, “Let us count our blessings. Let us not put our country down.

He emphasized that, “It cannot be tales of woes all the time. As bad as things are today and with all the inflation, there are sectors that are doing incredibly well. The health sector is doing very well.

The petroleum sector is doing well. The Agric sector is doing well, for those who are planting cassava.

“People buy it there on the farm. I am not saying that things are easy. The government has come with very tough reforms.

“However, you have to position yourself in the reform. If you go out and say Nigeria is a shitty country, forgive my French, you are going to get shitty results.

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President Bola Tinubu steps aside as ECOWAS Chairman as his tenure comes to an end today (Sunday).

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The 65th Ordinary Session of the Authority is holding at the Presidential Villa in Abuja where he is expected to pass on the torch to another leader.

The Military leaders of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso rule out returning to ECOWAS even as President Bola Tinubu leads Heads of State of the 15-member bloc in a Summit in Abuja to persuade them to return.

“Westerners consider that we belong to them and our wealth also belongs to them. They think that they are the ones who must continue to tell us what is good for our states. This era is gone forever; our resources will remain for us and our populations,”
says Burkina Faso’s leader, Capt. Ibrahim Traoré.

“”Our people have irrevocably turned their back on ECOWAS,” Niger’s General Abdourahamane Tiani says.

“The attack on one of us will be an attack on all the other members,” insists Mali’s leader, Col. Assimi Goïta.

The trio signed a confederation treaty on Saturday, underscoring their determination to chart a joint course and exit the bloc which is urging them to return to democratic rule.

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SAD! Ex Nasarrawa Deputy Governor, Silas Agara Loses Wife

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Mrs Jummai Agara, the wife of former Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Silas Ali Agara, is dead.

According to a family source, she died in Abuja after protracted illness.

The deceased who had months ago completed her PhD programme with the Federal University of Lafia(FULafia) is survived by her husband, children and many family relations.

May God comfort the family and grant her soul eternal rest. Amen

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