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Buhari challenges Nigerian youths to back his government and secure their future.

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the youths of the country to cooperate with his regime, telling them that they are endangering their future if they do not back the government.

Buhari spoke during his visit to Borno State where about 30 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday, to reassure the people of the state of the determination of the government to bring the insurgency in the country to an end.

He noted that because the youth are a larger part of the country’s population, they must help the government stabilise the country.

According to him, “We have young aggressive youths, the Nigerian youths. Our population, 60 percent, is below 30 years old.”

“And we have to remind them that they must help us stabilise this country so that they can have a better future. If they don’t cooperate with the government, they are endangering their future.

“I am already 77, how many years do I expect under normal circumstances?”

Buhari also said he wondered how Boko Haram survived to date.

“As commander in chief, I campaigned both in 2015 and last year on three fundamental issues which include security; you cannot preside over an institution or a country if it is not secure. This is just common sense, everybody knows this even those that have not gone to school know this,” he said.

“This Boko Haram or whatever they are, cannot come up to Maiduguri or environs without the local leadership knowing because traditionally the local leadership is in charge of security in their own respective areas. So with my understanding of our culture, I wonder how Boko Haram survives up till now.

“We are working for you in this country. As commander in chief, I am dealing with the security institutions and I believe there is an improvement in security.

“I urge the people of the state to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies and let us deny Boko Haram access to our loyal citizens and encourage displace people to go back to the land.”

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Buhari should be jailed-Femi fani kayaode.

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed Garba Shehu over his statement that Senator Abaribe’s call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign is a foolish one.

Femi Fani kayode
Femi Fani kayode

Recall that earlier, the presidential aide labelled the Senate Minority leader as a an armchair critic following Abaribe’s call to President Buhari to resign over the security situation of the country.

Reacting to this statement, Fani-Kayode queried when Garba Shehu “will stop saying rubbish.”

Going further, Fani-Kayode expressed that the presidency is cursed.

See his tweet below:

Femi Fani-Kayode

When the Presisency refers to the leader of the minority in the Senate as an “armchair critic” you know they are cursed. When will Shehu Garbage stop talking rubbish? If anyone should be in jail it is not Abaribibe but the calamitious affliction that he speaks for called Buhari.

Femi Fani-Kayode

*Presidency

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Buhari Border closure is not meant to suffer Neighboring countries.

Buhari says border closure has drastically reduced smuggling of agricultural produce as well as arms and ammunition.

In August 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari said, the border closure was meant to check smuggling activities from neighbouring countries into Nigeria. (Premium Times)
In August 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari said, the border closure was meant to check smuggling activities from neighbouring countries into Nigeria. (Premium Times)

At a meeting with a select group of of the Nigerian community on Saturday, January 18, 2020, in London, the president said, the closure is aimed at strengthening national economy and security.

In a statement issued after the meeting, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said, the border closure has started yielding dividends for Nigeria.

He said farmers have been celebrating the closure which has drastically reduced smuggling of agricultural produce as well as arms and ammunition.

The statement reads, President Buhari attributed the country’s virtual food security position to the “very good last three rainy seasons;” the federal government’s reduction in the price of fertilizers by 50 per cent and the presidential directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria not to give foreign exchange for food imports thereby saving the nations billions of naira.

Border closure stimulates economy, curbs illegal importation of firearms – Economist  [taungdailynews]

Commending Nigerians in the Diaspora for their huge home remittances — more than $25 billion in 2018 — the President also lauded their individual performances in their various fields of expertise.

Explaining the achievements of his administration in implementing its three-point campaign agenda by focusing on fixing the economy, providing security and tackling corruption, the President said Nigeria’s “huge, vibrant youth population” have been encouraged to go back to the farms and are “living decent and respectable lifestyles.”

On security, he said “it is common sense that you can only run the country if it is secured,” adding that the country “has not done badly in the North East.”

Describing the havoc done by corruption to the image and economy of Nigeria as “terrible,” President Buhari said that his administration is now focused on retrieving stolen fixed assets and returning the proceeds of the sale “to the treasury through the Treasury Single Account (TSA),” so that nobody can return them to the convicts even after his tenure.

The President congratulated the current World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, who was the cynosure of all eyes during the meeting, on regaining his world championship belt, as well as putting Nigeria “on the world map again like Hogan Bassey.”

On his part, Joshua, who later presented his belts to the President, pledged to “stand up for Nigeria anytime you need me.”

Various speakers lauded the President’s commitment to bequeathing a lasting legacy.

A renowned research biochemist, Adebayo Olamideji, went down the memory lane , recalling President Buhari’s nationalistic disposition by his decision to save 1,250 Nigerian students from Oyo State studying abroad from indebtedness and shame when he was military Head of State by agreeing to pay over $6.2 million.

The Federal Government closed the land borders in August 2019. According to President Buhari, the closure was meant to check smuggling activities.

Buhari nominates Dr Kingsley obiora as CBN deputy governor.

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Dr Kingsley Obiora as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), according to a State House statement on Thursday.

The nominee’s name has already been forwarded to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, for confirmation by the Senate.

The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Dr Kingsley Isitua Obiora to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President Buhari said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007.

“Dr Obiora, upon confirmation by the Senate, replaces Dr Joseph Nnanna, who retires on February 2, 2020.

Dr Obiora holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin, a Masters in Economics from the University of Ibadan, and a Doctorate in Monetary and International Economics, also from the University of Ibadan.

He is currently an Alternate Executive Director in the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, United States of America.”

It was signed by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi .

Buhari-i see Sowore, Nnamdi as Boko haram

Nnamdi Kanu

Garba Shehu, Official Spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, has categorised Mr. Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB and the dreaded Boko Haram militants as same people.

According to Mr. Shehu, who was reacting to the news of rearrest of Sowore by the DSS, the movement formed by the latter might escalate into something big, hence the DSS needs to detain him.

Shehu also said same way the Boko Haram militants justified their movement that is also same way Sowore sees his. He noted that Nigerians do not need another spate of lawlessness and loss of lives all in the name of ‘revolution’.

ABACITYBLOG reports that Shehu made the statement in a series of tweets on his official handle.

He wrote…

Garba Shehu

@GarShehu

The Presidency notes some of the insinuations in the media about the arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS) of the agitator, Omoyele Sowore.

Garba Shehu

@GarShehu

The DSS does not necessarily need the permission of the Presidency in all cases to carry out its essential responsibilities that are laid down in the Nigerian Constitution – which was the foundation for the restoration of democracy in our country in 1999.

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The Presidency notes some of the insinuations in the media about the arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS) of the agitator, Omoyele Sowore.

The DSS does not necessarily need the permission of the Presidency in all cases to carry out its essential responsibilities that are laid down in the Nigerian Constitution – which was the foundation for the restoration of democracy in our country in 1999.

However, it should not surprise anyone who has followed his actions and words that Sowore is a person of interest to the DSS.

Sowore called for a revolution to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nigeria.

He did so on television, and from a privileged position as the owner of a widely read digital newspaper run from the United States of America.

He founded an organisation, Revolution Now, to launch, in their own words, “Days of Rage”, with the publicised purpose of fomenting mass civil unrest and the elected administration’s overthrow.

No government will allow anybody to openly call for destabilization in the country and do nothing.

Mr. Sowore is no ordinary citizen expressing his views freely on social media and the internet.
He was a presidential candidate himself, who ran – and lost – as the flag bearer of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the February 23 general elections.

Nigeria’s democracy was a long time in the making, and was achieved after decades of often harsh, military-led overthrows of government: the kind of situation Sowore was advocating.

To believe in and desire armed revolution is not normal amongst ‘human rights activists’, as Sowore has been incorrectly described.

Again, it is no surprise that he should be a person of interest to the DSS.

Nigeria is already dealing with an insurgency that has left millions of people displaced and desperate in the northeastern region of our country.

The Boko Haram militants, who are behind the violence, also fancy themselves to be fighting for some sort of revolution.

Nigerians do not need another spate of lawlessness and loss of lives all in the name of ‘revolution’, especially not one that is orchestrated by a man who makes his home in far away New York……and who can easily disappear and leave behind whatever instability he intends to cause, to wit, Nnamdi Kanu.

This is a matter for the DSS, acting under its powers, he concluded.

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