Category Archive : Governance

Christian or Muslim, We Are All Children Of Abraham – Buhari Says As He Vows To Rescue Leah Sharibu

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again made a vow to end insurgency and terrorism in Nigeria as well as rescue Leah Sharibu, the only remaining Dapchi girl who was kidnapped alongside 110 others 2years ago.

Leah Sharibu as reported, was a Christian girl who refused to compromise her faith and convert to Islam, thus the Boko Haram terrorists refused to release her alongside others.

President Buhari urged all Christians and Muslims in Nigeria to continue to seek peace and live as one, not allowing the terrorists to divide them as everyone, irrespective of religion is a child of Abraham.

His statement below;

“Two years ago, 110 innocent children from the town of Dapchi were taken, against their will, by the terrorists of Boko Haram. 107 survived the ordeal. Today all but one – Leah Sharibu – are returned to their families.

“Now aged 16, Leah remains in the hands of the terrorists – they say because she refuses to renounce her Christian faith.

“We say, as the government for and of all Nigerians, that no person has the right to force another to change their faith against their will and that all life is sacred.

“This government continues and seeks to secure the release of all children and captives of terrorists – and we do so regardless of their creed or the name of their creator.

“As we redouble our efforts for Leah’s return, we can never allow the terrorists to divide us – Christian against Muslim, Muslim against Christian. We are all Sons of Abraham. And all Nigerians have the same worth and rights before the law, and before God.

“Muhammadu Buhari,
President and Commander-in Chief,
Federal Republic of Nigeria,
Abuja.

Supreme Court Nullifies APC Victory In Bayelsa, Declares PDP Candidate Winner

The APC candidate David Lyon

The Supreme Court has nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were both elected on the platform of the APC.

A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, wife of former Rivers State Governor, Peter Odili has ordered INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the APC candidates as winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.

The court then ordered INEC to give the victory to the party with the next highest number of votes – the PDP.

The nullification of APC is on the basis of the Federal High Court’s judgment of November 12, 2019 which disqualified Degi-Eremienyo the running of the Governor for submitting forged certificates to INEC.

The court ruled Degi-Eremienyo’s disqualification affects the joint ticket with the Governorship candidate Lyon, since both of them ran for the election.

Bayelsa State was preparing for inauguration of the new Government on Saturday.

118 Year Old Woman Appointed Special Adviser

One of the most weird things have just happened.

Kolokuma Opokuma local government Vice Chairman has appointed 118yr old woman as Special Adviser on Elders Matters.

The woman known as Mrs Omonigbalebo Dani Orogono is now the oldest person to occupy a public office in Nigeria.

As part of her duty, she is going to advise the LG authorities on what programs and projects to execute for the benefit of aged people in the Local Government.

She will also become the mediator between the aged and the Government, conveying the demands of the people to the authorities.

Congratulations ma!

Do you think she can handle the responsibilities?

I Have Launched A New Visa Policy, Let The World Know Nigeria Is Open For Business – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the launch of a Visa policy which he says is going to open Nigeria to the world for business.

At the launch ceremony

The President says the Visa policy will boost tourism, improve Nigeria business environment, foreign direct investments, attract innovation, amongst other benefits.

This policy is coming days after the US placed a Visa ban on Nigerians applying for permanent residency in the United States, stating a number of breeches from the Nigerian Government.

The President’s statement, “Pleased to announce that Nigeria has a new Visa Policy, which I launched today. This new Policy will help improve our business environment, attract FDI, boost tourism, and improve African integration, without compromising national security and our territorial integrity.

“This new Visa Policy will advance our goal of building a globally competitive economy, by helping attract Innovation, and specialized skills and knowledge from abroad, to complement locally available ones. We are sending a message to the world that Nigeria is Open for Business.”

Buhari Gives Super Eagles Legend, Daniel Amokachi Executive Appointment

Daniel Amokachi has just been appointed Nigeria’s Football Ambassador by President Buhari.

Daniel Amokachi is currently serving as Super Eagles assistant coach.

Amokachi, who was a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia, also represented Nigerian in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in USA where the team won the gold medal.

His duty as football ambassador will be to assist the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to scout for football talents, also offer technical support for football development, as well as mentor young sportsmen and women.

Congratulations Amokachi!