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Buhari moves military command centre from Abuja to Maiduguri

President Buhari stated during his speech that, “The command centre will be relocated to Maiduguri and remain until Boko Haram is completely subdued. But we can not claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage by insurgents.” Bihari during his acceptance speech this morning President […]

I was worried I would be booed – Jonathan (didn’t perform like Fashola, etc?)

SaharaReporters citizen journalists were on the scene as former President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Yenagoa, the capital city of his home State of Bayelsa. The former president publically announced that he wished to settle in his hometown Otuoke in Bayelsa State a few days ago. Mr. Jonathan was met by a jubilant crowd of supporters, […]

Sepp Balatter reelected as FIFA president – the corruption continues

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected president of Fifa, football’s world governing body, in a vote overshadowed by arrests and corruption allegations. Mr Blatter’s rival, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, had forced a second round of voting but withdrew. In his victory speech, Mr Blatter said: “I’m not perfect. Nobody is perfect. But we will […]

President Buhari promises change at inauguration

Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in as Nigeria’s president, promising to bring “increased prosperity” to Africa’s most populous country. He is the first opposition figure to win a presidential election in Nigeria since independence in 1960. “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody”, he told cheering crowds at the inauguration in the capital, […]

Jonathan dissolves cabinet at midnight

  President Goodluck Jonathan Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan formally dissolved his cabinet midnight Thursday. Shortly after the presidential inauguration dinner held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, last night, he and his ministers proceeded to the Council Chambers tea room. A toast was proposed in his honour by one of the cabinet members a few minutes […]

I’ll be President of all, says Buhari

  Muhammadu Buhari Muhammadu Buhari on Friday became the fifth elected President of Nigeria with a promise that he would serve as the President of all, irrespective of their political affiliations, ethnicity or religion, in accordance with the oath he swore to. “Having just a few minutes ago sworn on the Holy Book, I intend […]

El-Rufai’s inauguration ends abruptly

The inauguration of Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State ended abruptly on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that El-Rufai could not review the parade mounted by the police as some youths pelted dignitaries with water sachets, stones and other objects in the pavilion. This prompted security agents to fire tear gas into the […]

Buhari is sworn in as fifth elected president of Nigeria

Buhari, 72, takes over as head of Africa’s most populous nation, top economy and leading oil producer [AP] Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to launch an intensified military campaign against the Boko Haram armed group after being formally sworn-in as Nigeria’s president. The former military ruler, who was sworn-in in the captial city of Abuja on […]

Sowore not leaving Kuje Prison quickly, court grants harsh bail conditions

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