Friday, 31 March 2017

Stolen purse lands man in jail for 6 weeks

49 years old Ibrahim Jibril of no fixed address has been handed a 6 weeks jail term by a Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja for stealing a purse.

Jibril was convicted by the presiding judge, Mr Umar Kagarko after pleading guilty to a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft.

He was however given an option of N6000 fine.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Fidelis Ogbobe told the court that contrary to Sections 348 and 284 of the Penal Code, Jibril had on March 27, “criminally trespassed into the building of the Accountant General of the Federation, AGF.

“He went into the office and stole a purse belonging to one Mrs Oloruyonu Maria, a staff of the office of the AGF.

“During police investigation, the said purse was recovered from him.’’

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Court orders flogging of Abuja teenage thief

Mohammed Ali,18 was on Thursday sentenced to six strokes of cane by a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja.

The presiding judge, Abubakar Sadiq, gave the order after Ali had pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing iron rods and subsequently begging for leniency.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Dalhatu Zannah had told the court that one Dandaura Musa of Plot 196 behind Standard Construction Company Jabi, Abuja, caught Ali in the act and brought him to Utako Police Station on March 25.

He explained that on the same date at about 2 a.m., Ali had in the company of his accomplice now at large, unlawfully entered into Plot 196 Jabi, and stole five iron rods valued at N7,000 in contravention of Sections 79 and 288 of the Penal code.

He added that the convict during interrogation owned up to the crime.


Meningitis kills 5 in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Primary Health Care Development Board on Thursday confirmed the death of a fifth person from Cerebrospinal Meningitis in Abuja.

The board had on Tuesday recorded four deaths from the disease in Durumi area of Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC.

Executive Secretary of the board, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN that the latest death from the disease occurred in Dakwa village in Bwari Area Council on Wednesday.

“The four suspected cases we have were all in Durumi I and II in AMAC while one confirmed case of a child  just happened yesterday (Wednesday) in Dakwa of Bwari Area Council.

“The four that died in Durumi showed all signs of meningitis but there was an autopsy carried out in the one at Dakwa and was confirmed to be meningitis at the University of Abuja Teaching hospital, Gwagwalada.

“We have so far immunised all residents of Durumi that are within the ages of 1 year and 29 years and we are going to cordone off Dakwa area today (Thursday) for a similar vaccination,” he said.

He also said that 65,000 Abuja residents have so far been immunized against the disease since its outbreak in Zamfara, Sokoto and neighboring Niger State.

He advised residents to avoid crowded places and ensure cross ventilation in their homes in order to help contain the disease.


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Osinbajo in Paris for Anti-corruption forum

The Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday left Abuja for Paris, France  to attend the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD’s Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum.

Osinbajo will be speaking at the event which will start on Friday 30 March and end on Saturday 31 March, 2017.

Degree Palaver: Melaye wears ABU academic gown to Senate plenary

Amid the controversy surrounding his graduation from the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West on Tuesday wore the

academic gown of the tertiary institution to the day's plenary.

The University had, on Monday confirmed that Melaye was a student of the institution and had graduated in 2000 with a Third Class Bachelor of Arts, BA (Hons) degree in Geography .

The Senator and the Vice- Chancellor of the ABU, Professor Ibrahim Garba had on Monday appeared before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, which investigated Dino Melaye's certificate scandal.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

We bought bullet proof SUV for $298k, not N298m - Senate

Following recent media reports, the Senate has admitted buying a bullet proof Range Rover Sports Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Sen. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday that the Senate actually procured the said vehicle but not at the price being speculated in the media.

He said that the vehicle was procured at $298,000 (N49.1 million) at the exchange rate of N165 to a dollar and not N298m as has been reported in the media.

His words :

“Our attention has been drawn to the various false and mischievous reports in the media about the price of the vehicle which the Senate was said to have bought as part of its convoy but was later abandoned when it got impounded by the Customs over controversy surrounding import duty payment.

“The correct price of the vehicle when it was imported in 2015 is $298,000 which at the prevailing rate of N165 to a dollar is about N49,170.

“The Senate paid N62.5m for the vehicle in November 2015. This is contrary to the mischief by those who decided to turn the $298,000 to N298 million as the price of the vehicle.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the price the Senate paid for that vehicle is N62.5m and not N298 million.

“The Senate will appreciate it if all reports relating to the legislative institution, particularly on this vehicle matter, are reported with accuracy and all facts put in proper perspective.

“We urge journalists to avoid sensationalism. The Senate is a responsible institution and those who believe that when they have issues to explain before it, the next thing to do is to resort to falsehood, blackmail, muck-raking and mud-slinging, should know that they are just overheating the polity and undermining our democratic institution.

“Finally, the Senate wish to reiterate our total commitment to upholding the rule of law and to work for Nigerians, in accordance with our constitution.”


Nigeria ratifies agreement on climate change

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday signed, on behalf of Nigeria, the Instrument of Ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Army begin small arms championship in Camp Zero (photo)

It was a landmark event on Monday as Nigerian Army kicked off its Small Arms Championship at Camp Zero in  Sambisa Forest, Borno State.

President Muhammadu Buhari was represented at the occasion by the Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Mansur Dan-Ali.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Governor's son to be arraigned for manslaughter

Khali Al-Makura, a son of Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura will soon have his day in court for causing the  death of a JSS II student, Amos Ovyeh.

The Commissioner of Police, Nasarawa State Command, Mr . Abubakar Sadiq-Bello disclosed this in a telephone interview with Northern City News on Tuesday.

The governor's son allegedly knocked down the JSS II student of Government Science School, Lafia with his car on Sunday night while he was going to buy batteries for his torchlight.

The suspect is still in police custody and his car is at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department. As soon as investigation is concluded, he will be charged to court,”  Sadiq-Bello said.

Police arrest fake cripple for street begging, criminal activities

An able bodied man, who had been posing as a cripple for over two years was on Monday, nabbed by men of the Kano State Police Command policemen near the headquarters of Kano Foundation after a tip-off.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Zone I, DSP Samba Sokoto, while disclosed this to journalists in Kano on Tuesday , said the man was involved in criminal activities within the city of Kano.

He added that the  suspect had also been operating as a street beggar before some vigilant residents of the area reported him to the office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG, Zone 1, Kano.

“We got the information about the suspect but when our men arrested him, he was found to be physically fit without any deformity,” he said.

Gov Ortom's convoy in road accident

The convoy of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State was on Tuesday involved in a traffic accident when a commercial Carina ll Toyota car rammed into the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ bus which was traveling with him.

Although no life was lost in the incident, one of the occupants of the Carina car who sustained head injuries was taken to hospital on the orders of the governor.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor , Mr Terver Akase confirmed that the accident happened at about 4:30 pm between Abakwa and Adi in Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State..

Police seize N33m fake drugs in Kano

The Kano State Police Command on Monday intercepted a consignment of controlled and substandard drugs valued at over N33 million naira.

The  seized controlled drugs included diazepam , fortwin injection and neomaline while the substandard drugs are Ibuprofen tablets, Quinine , Coartem, among others, all valued at about N33, 039, 200.

Photo news: Mary Onyali visits Osinbajo in Abuja

Chief Mary Onyali (MFR) on Tuesday led a courtesy visit by the Mary Onyali Sports Foundation, to Vice President
Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerians still love Buhari, says the Presidency

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adeshina has said that Nigerians still have confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari.

A statement by the State House and signed by Attah Esa, Deputy Director, Information, Office of the Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity. said that Adesina made the submission while addressing a delegation of Northern Youths Initiative for Peace and Good Governance on Tuesday in Abuja.

‘‘I am glad that majority of Nigerians are still with President Buhari.

‘‘The excitement and jubilation, around the country, that greeted his return to Nigeria recently is a clear testimony of the love, confidence and belief, which Nigerians have in his leadership.

‘‘We are witnessing a positive turn around in the economy, agriculture, the fight against corruption, job creation and I am very confident that President Buhari will lead Nigeria to the Promised Land before the mandate given to him by Nigerians lapses in 2019,’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that Femi Adeshina received the Sardauna Leadership Award, ‘Icon of Societal Transformation’  from the organization.


Buhari saddened by gunmen attack on Zaki Biam

"I am saddened by the recent attack by gunmen on a market in Zaki Biam, Benue State, and which resulted in the loss of lives.

"I commiserate with the Govt & people of Benue State. I assure that the incident will be investigated, & the perpetrators brought to justice."

The President Twitted his reaction to Monday's attack on Zaki Biam, Benue State yam market by unknown gunmen who killed over 30 people.

The attackers are reported to have also razed several buildings including a petrol station in the area.

PMB being briefed by the Chief of Army Staff (photo)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received a briefing from the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Ile-Ife crisis: Afenifere protests parade of only Yoruba suspects in Abuja

Pan-Yoruba socio cultural group Afenifere has faulted the arrest and parade in Abuja on Monday of Yoruba suspects allegedly involved in the riot at Ile -Ife on March 8.

The group is concerned that only Yoruba suspects were arrested in a conflict that also involved Hausa/Fulani.

The police gave the names of those paraded as: aded yesterday are Olarenwaju Adebayo, Akanbi Adeyinka, Obimakinde Samuel, Alhaji Zakari Abdulyekini, Bamidele Ilusanmi, Jimoh Sakiru, Eluwole Akeem, Eluwole Kuburat,
Ayoola Abimbola, Bello Wahab, Taiwo Fokinwajo, Oba Ademola Ademiluyi, Peter Omisope, Adefisan Isaac, Adelekan Kehinde, Olufisan Akintoye, Omisanmi Isaac, Olarenwaju Daniel, Seye Akinyonbo and Adejugbon Monday.

Philanthropist rescues housemaid from prison

After serving two years of a seven years prison term, 50 years old house help, Lydia Joel has regained her freedom, courtesy of philanthropist and  CEO of Stanel Group, Mr Stanley Uzochukwu.

Lydia was jailed for allegedly stealing a George Wrapper from her mistress

“My madam gave me clothes to wash and I washed them. But in the evening when I gathered the clothes, the George wrapper was missing from the clothes on the line. That was the beginning of my problem. The woman said I stole the cloth; I said I was not the one, but she didn’t believe me.

“She called the police to arrest me and because she has money to influence the police, I was charged to court with different count charges.

“That was how I was eventually charged to court and jailed for 7 years with an option of fine of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira Only (N150, 000.00). I had nobody to pay that kind of big money, so I resigned to fate in the prison to serve the jail term.

“While in prison, I was frustrated, depressed and hopeless for serving a jail term for a crime I didn’t commit. I thought it was all over in life,’’ she said after breathing the air of freedom.

She said that other inmates also benefited from Stanley Uzochukwu’s visit to Jos Prison.

“I was only happy for the food items but never knew that Stanley Uzochukwu is a God sent; a ‘messiah’ to secure my freedom.

“He set about 25 inmates free from the very day he visited with a truck of food items. And my case was mentioned to him and he promised he would do something.

“But I didn’t believe he could keep to his promise until he, indeed, sent some persons to the prison authorities to initiate the process of making payment for my fine of N150,000.00. This was unbelievable! As God may have it to the shame of my enemies, he paid the fine and I was set free.’’


Herbalist to be hanged for murdering brothers

A Koton-Karfe, Kogi State High Court on Monday sentenced a herbalist, Ibrahim Muhammed, to death by hanging for the murder of two brothers Mohammed Kudu Abubakar and Umar Tanko Abubakar after stealing their car.

Justice Alaba Omolaye-Ajileye while condemning the accused for his “high level of exceptional wickedness” held that  the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

“I hold that after poisoning the two brothers as the accused confessed in his downright criminality, he hit their heads with pestle (Exhibit P7) to hasten their annihilation.

“And, in order to avoid any trace of his brutal and inhuman act, the accused buried the dead bodies of Tanko and Mohammed in his compound.

“Unfortunate for him, since nothing is hidden under the sky, nemesis caught up with him.

“By the application of an unusual but most excellent investigatory dexterity, the Special Anti-Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police, Kogi State, exposed the apparently hidden crime.

“By your own word, after poisoning both Tanko and Mohammed and they refused to die, you used a pestle to hit them on their heads. That was a brutal homicide committed with determination and ruthlessness.

“The manner you committed it by your own description, make it a high-level exceptional wickedness that it can only be properly marked by death sentence, which is the only sentence I can pass on you," he ruled.

Muhammad t was charged with robbery and culpable homicide, contrary to and punishable under Sections 298(a) and 221 (a) of the Penal Code.

He allegedly committed the offense in January, 2016 at Kungbani Village in Kogi State.

After robbing Abubakar and his brother, Mohammed of a Toyota Carina E Wagon with registration number Niger: BDA 902 AA, he allegedly poisoned, killed and buried them in his compound.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

EFCC is trying to cook up allegations against me- Dino Melaye


"I have credible information that EFCC is trying to cook up allegations against me. Forensic check on all my accounts. I ready for una."

Senator Dino Melaye twitted the allegation on Saturday on the heels of Thursday's trending news on the social media that the  EFCC was investigating 23 senators for corruption.

Interestingly, Magu had earlier said; Magu: " @ DinoMelaye is my friend. We were fighting corruption together until he came to @NGRSenate and abandoned us."

No plans to train recruits in Sambisa - Army Spokesman

The Nigerian Army has denied an online report that it would be training the 76 Regular Recruits Intake (76RRI) in the Sambisa forest.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman in a statement on Saturday urged the public to ignore the “mischievous’’ report purported to have emanated from the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

“Members of the public are therefore requested to disregard it in its entirety.

“They should also be wary of fraudsters that request for gratification from interested candidates or their families. Recruitment into the Nigerian Army is free,” he said.

NAFDAC shuts down wine shops in Abuja's Wuse Market

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has shut down some wine shops worth over100 million naira in Wuse market, Abuja, for selling fake and unregistered products.

This was confirmed by Mr Shaba Mohammed, the Deputy Director, Investigation and Enforcement, NAFDAC, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),  on Friday in Abuja during the operation.

Mohammed was at the head of a team of NAFDAC officials on enforcement in the market in continuation of a renewed global anti-counterfeiting fight against fake products.

“This operation is being carried out in 60 countries of the world which includes Africa, America, Asia and Middle East.

“The operation is in continuation of a renewed global anti-counterfeiting fight against counterfeit, substandard, fake and unwholesome food and beverages in collaboration with Interpol and Europol,” he said.

He advised Nigerians against buying products without NAFDAC registration numbers.


More weapons from disarmament efforts in Zamfara (photo)

The faces of tired Boko Haram terrorists (photo)

These 9 key Boko Haram terrorists from Tambashe village, Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State voluntarily surrendered to troops deployed along Dikwa-Gulumba Gana Road on Tuesday.

According to a statement by Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the insurgents claimed to be tired of the situation under the Boko Haram terrorist group and willingly offered themselves to troops as a mark of repentance.

He said that the repentant terrorists are nevertheless being investigated.

VP Osinbajo following up on Niger Delta Dialogue (photo)

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Friday chaired a Meeting of the Niger Delta Inter-Ministerial Committee as a follow-up to the Niger Delta Dialogue.

In pursuance of the same goal, the VP and the Niger Delta Inter-Ministerial Committee  also had a meeting with Ambassadors from the EU, UK, US, France, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

N49m intercepted at Kaduna Airport

The sum of N49m was on Tuesday intercepted by  operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC at the Kaduna International Airport.

The Spokesman of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren said in a statement that the cash was found during a routine baggage screening in five unmarked and unaccompanied large black jute bags.

“Upon examination, the bags were found to contain fresh crispy Naira notes of N200 denomination in 20 bundles totaling N40 million and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totaling N9 million with seal purportedly emanating from the Nigeria Security and Minting Plc (NSPM) as seen in the labeled sealed packs."

He added that investigations were in top gear to unravel the persons behind the crime.

Senate to screen Magu as EFCC Chairman on Wednesday

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu will be screened by the Senate on Wednesday for the position of the substantive Chairman of the anti-graft agency.

The announcement by the President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki of the screening date during plenary on Tuesday came eight months after Magu's name was submitted by President Buhari.

The Senate had in December declined to screen Magu for the position, basing its decision on a security report by the Department of State Services, DSS.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that the DSS security report, among others alleged that the Acting EFCC boss is occupying a N20 million per year accommodation, allegedly rented for him by someone under EFCC investigation; lives a flamboyant lifestyle and flouted the President’s order against public officers flying first class when he went on pilgrimage.

But in a letter to the Senate in January, President Buhari re-nominated Magu for the position, stating that the EFCC acting Chairman as well as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal had been cleared of every wrongdoing  alleged by the Senate..

CBN Governor briefs Buhari at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari being briefed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, in his office at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday.

Committee clerk slumps, dies in National Assembly

Tragedy tragedy visited the National Assembly on Monday as a senior management staff of the legislature, Mr  Mohammed Shuaibu , slumped and died shortly after he resumed the day's work.

The deceased was the Clerk to the House of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Production Services, and was said to have slumped after  complaining of some discomfort.

A shocked colleague of the deceased said that his death was a surprise because he had driven himself to the office that morning.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Benue Gov gives herdsmen 48 hours to leave LGA

Following the weekend attack on Tombo-Mbalagh community in which 8 people have been confirmed dead, GH the Governor of Benue State, Mr Samuel Ortom has given Fulani herdsmen 24 hours to leave Buruku Local Government Area.

During his visit to the community on Monday, Ortom said that the herdsmen must leave since they were not welcomed by the unarmed inhabitants of the area.

Recall that Benue State people were disarmed through the amnesty programme  executed by the Ortom administration in 2015.


Osinbajo on his relationship with President Buhari

"I think one thing that we must recognize is the way this administration works, it has always been that of team work.
There is very little that is done without the President’s clearance and endorsement, so generally speaking, even with some responsibilities that are mine constitutionally, we always have full discussions and agreements on them, and in some cases there is delegation. But by and large, I practically discussed practically everything fully with him while he was away and I had his endorsements before we were able to go on and do what we did."

PMB's 1st day in office after resumption (photo)

President Muhammadu Buhari officially  resumed duties on Monday following his return from medical vacation in London.

His first action was to write to notify the National Assembly of his resumption.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

PMB's hometown Daura celebrating his return (photo)

Military recovers 211 hostages, 11 bicycles from Boko Haram terrorists

Troops of 22 Brigade Garrison on clearance duty under Operation Lafiya Dole on Saturday rescued 211 civilians held captive by Boko Haram terrorists at Cingal Murye and Maja villages in Northern Borno.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement on Sunday that one insurgent was neutralised while 11 bicycles were recovered from the fleeing terrorists.

“In addition, the patrol team escorted two heavy duty trucks and 18 pickup vans to recover Internally Displaced Persons’ food stuff from Mala Maja,’’ he added.


Pregnant Suicide Bomber killed in Borno

Security operatives working with members of the Civilian JTF have killed two female suicide bombers one of whom was a pregnant woman in Borno State.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that the suicide bombers were killed when they attempted to attack a security post in Ummarari village along mulai axis of Maiduguri Damboa road at the outskirts of Maiduguri.

The spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, told NAN that rescue workers evacuated the remains of the suicide bombers.

“When we got the alert on the incident, the NEMA emergency workers in collaboration with other stakeholders moved to the scene and evacuated the bodies,” he said.


Saturday, 11 March 2017

4 children drown in River in Abuja

The bodies of four children – Jinkai Hakila, 10, Bridget Ibrahim, 11, Precious Ezra, 14 and Azumi Daniel, 16, were on Saturday fished out of Danko River in Galadimawa Community, a Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja suburb.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that the victims were at the river to wash clothes before they drowned at about 11 am.

Miss Blessing Elisha, 14, an eye witness who was also washing at the river said that several efforts made to stop the children from playing in the water yielded no result before the incident.

“I actually did not see them entering the water because I was busy washing, suddenly I was called that three of them had entered the river.

“It was then I looked up and saw the fourth one going in and an attempt made to rescue her looked like I was getting drowned.

“Then I left her and ran to call for help,” she said.

A fisherman who participated in the rescue attempts corroborated Miss Elisha's account of the incident.

“We came to the scene of the incident immediately we got the information, and it took some time before we discovered their corpses because our nets were already in the river for fishing.

“It was after I pulled out my net with a very big fish in it that I saw the four corpses in the same area with their stomach not swollen,” he said.

Their remains were immediately buried by the river bank in line with the tradition of the community.


PMB's illness. caused by anemia - Expert

Following the disclosure by President Muhammadu Buhari that he received blood transfusions while undergoing treatment in London, a specialist in Anatomic Pathology, Prof Femi Williams has said that only anemia could have been warranted that kind of treatment.

Williams told The Nation in an interview that “We now have a pretty good idea of diagnosis, which is now comprehensive or good enough to say that the diagnosis of President Buhari’s illness is anemia.

“You cannot be transfused if you don’t have anemia.”

Buhari had at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council shortly after his return to Abuja warned of the dangers of self medication.

“I couldn’t recall when last I had blood transfusion; I couldn’t recall honestly I can say in my 70 years. I couldn’t remember this drug that Nigerians take so much , very common.

“I think one of our terrible things is self drug administration. We have to trust our doctors more and trust ourselves more because over there they only take drugs when it is absolutely necessary. They don’t just swallow everything,” he said.

Williams said that the snippets of information from the President’s history and disclosure on his health status will help millions of Nigerians damaging their vital organs from unbridled ingestion of over the counter (OTC) pain relieving and other drugs.

He also called for adequate publicity on the adverse effects of self medication and described the President Buhari’s view on the issue as a huge public service to the nation.

“Assuming this is the correct scenario, the nation owes the president a debt of gratitude and if this is not correct the president has done a great service by highlighting the adverse effects and dangers of self medication that is so rampant in the nation.”

Vulnerable women making more and more babies in IDP camps

"Despite conditions in IDP camps, more and more babies are born daily; making lives of women more difficult." Hon. Asabe Bashir.

Hon. Asabe Bashir represents Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives. She spoke on the vulnerablilities of women in Borno IDP camps during the International Women's Day, IWD2017.

Buhari advises against self medication

Amid the euphoria of his safe return to the country Friday after his long medical vacation in the United Kingdom, President Muhammadu Buhari has advised Nigerians against self medication.

“I think one of our terrible things is self-drug administration.

“I can’t remember this drug that Nigerians take so much, very common,” he told an audience that included Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other top government officials on Friday.

“We have to trust our doctors more and trust ourselves more 

“Over there, they only take drugs when it is absolutely necessary. They don’t just swallow everything,” he added.

Photo news: Borno, Kebbi people celebrate Buhari's return

Celebrations have continued across the country since the return Friday of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Photos show President Buhari's supporters in Biu, Borno State and Jega town, Kebbi State jubilating over his safe return.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Armed bandits surrender weapons to soldiers (photos)

These weapons were surrendered by some repentant armed bandits to troops of I Division Nigerian Army.

Aisha Buhari welcomes PMB with exotic flowers (photo)

An elated wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari receiving her husband with exotic Gardenias flowers on his return to the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Among those who witnessed the special moment were the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs.Winifred Oyo-Ita, the Senior Special Assistant to the First Lady,

Mrs. Hajo Sani; one of the daughters of the President; the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Alhaji Abdulazeez Yari and some governors' wives.

Osinbajo to continue as Acting President (PMB)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he would not resume power immediately but instead allow his VP Osinbajo to continue as Acting President.

Buhari returned to the country Friday after his 51 days  medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

Hinting that he still needed more time to rest, Buhari said that he  “came back towards the weekend, so that the Vice President will continue and I will continue to rest.”

He however didn't give a timeline as to how long Osinbajo would be in that position.

With or without me, Nigeria will continue, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told a gathering of government officials that Nigeria would continue even without him.

The President also remarked that he had never been this sick all his life.

“I couldn’t recall being so sick since I was a young man , including in the military with its ups and downs,” he said.

He did not disclose the nature of his ailment but only made reference to blood transfusions.

Julius Berger begins rehabilitation of Abuja Airport runway (photo)

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has commenced repair works on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport runway, following its 6 week closure on March 8.

The project is estimated to cost the Federal Government N5.8 billion.

See photo

Foreign Affairs Minister Welcomes PMB Home (photo)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama welcoming President Muhammadu Buhari with a handshake at the State House, Abuja on Friday.

PMB's arrival at Kaduna Air Force Base in pictures

PMB arriving Nigerian Air Force Base in Kaduna Friday morning from his medical holiday in the UK.


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