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Buhari arrives London to spend 4 days

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Femi Adesina, Buhari’s spokesperson, confirmed the president has landed in London

Adesina said Buhari will spend four days but did not state why he is in the country President Muhammadu Buhari is to spend four days in London before returning to Nigeria, his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has confirmed.

From Adesina’s confirmation, President Buhari is expected back in Nigeria on Monday, September 25.

 

President Buhari congratulate Super Eagles on their performance in Yaounde

In a tweet, the President, congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their performance against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon

 

President Buhari thanks VP Osibanjo for job welldone gives reasons why he came to London

 

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday thanked his deputy, VP Yemi Osinbajo, for the efforts at leading the country, while he  was away in London for an undisclosed ailment treatment.

The president, also threw shade at those who taunted for his return by protesting in London to return to Nigeria or resign.

“The effort by the vice president is commendable,” said Mr. Buhari, when he hosted governors on Friday. “He used his intellect to run all over the place. I was seeing him 24 hours on NTA.”

Mr. Buhari returned to Nigeria last Saturday and returned to duties as president the following Monday. He had travelled to London, the United Kingdom, since May 7 to treat an undisclosed ailment.

While the president was away, Mr. Osinbajo led Nigeria in acting capacity and earned praises for the leadership he displayed.

 

The president thanked Nigerians who prayed for his quick recovery. He was quoted as saying “I’m very happy with the national prayers. It was very covered and reported, across religions and ethnicity, people were praying (for my recovery),” he said.

He said his morale had been “raised greatly” by the “love shown to him”

Mr. Buhari spent 103 days in London. Before his arrival, there had been protests in Abuja and London, asking him to return to work as Nigeria’s president or resign. He also noted this today, subtly mocking Nigerians, who staged protest at the Abuja House where he stayed in London.

He said: “In fact some groups in London came and sang the national anthem and asked that I should go back home. Indeed, I have come back home. I hope those who went there are not stuck there…those that are stuck there with the Brexit, I hope they have weighed the implications that it won’t affect them, including those that have properties there, those who are not paying tax there.

“I hope when they sell their properties, there they will bring some of the money here. We need it very badly here.”

 

Mr. Buhari  also praised the governors for “doing (best) best in agriculture and solid minerals. “I am very pleased with the states,” he said.

Just In: President Muhammadu Buhari embarks on 6 days vacation

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Nigeria’s President will be embarking on a 6 days vacation, this was made known by special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, he made this statement  today on February 5, Friday, that President Muhammadu Buhari went on short vacation.

According to the reports made known by his special  adviser on media, Vice President Osibanjo will handle the affairs of the nation.

During his absence, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will perform the functions of the president, a statement signed by presidential spokesperson, Femic Adesina, said.

“In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution, President Buhari has dispatched a formal notice of his vacation to the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives,” the statement said.

President Buhari is taking his first vacation only eight months since coming to office.

Buhari sends corrected 2016 budget to the House

 

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President Muhammadu Buhari has formally sent amendments to the 2016 budget to the National Assembly.

A letter from the president notifying lawmakers of the “corrections” was read Tuesday by the senate president, Bukola Saraki, during senate plenary.

A document containing the corrections was attached to the letter.

The president in his letter said the “draft bill remains the same and there are no changes in figures”.

The letter reads: ‪“It will be recalled that on Tuesday, 22 December, 2015, I presented my 2016 budget proposals to the joint sitting of the national assembly. I submitted a draft bill accompanied by a schedule of details.

“At the time of submission, we indicated that because the details had just been produced, we would have had to check to ensure that there were no errors in the detailed breakdown contained in the schedule.

“That has since been completed and I understand that the corrections have been submitted.

“The national assembly would therefore have the details as submitted on the 22nd and a copy containing the corrections submitted last week. It appears that this has led to some confusion.

“In this regard, please find attached the corrected version. This is the version the national assembly should work with as my 2016 budget estimates. The draft billremains the same and there are no changes in any of the figures.”

Mr. Saraki asked the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, to ensure the copies of the corrected document are circulated today, Tuesday, so that the Senate will start debate on Wednesday.

The 2016 budget generated controversy last week after senators said the documents presented by the president were missing.

The senate on Thursday accused the president’s aide, Ita Enang, of distributing a version of the budget different from what the president submitted.

Biafran Leader Kanu apologises to Buhari, Jonathan, Igbo elders

 

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Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has expressed regret for referring to President Buhari as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile during one of his programmes on his radio station on August 1st this year. Kanu tendered the apology for his comment against Buhari, Jonathan and others in a statement which he made to the DSS on October 23rd.

The statement in part reads

“Reference to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile is regrettable and uncalled for and for that, I unreservedly apologise and will be doing so in a private letter to the President. Before PMB (President Buhari) there was the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. I also said uncomplimentary things about him and Igbo elders as well, which I now recognise should not have happened because it is un-African to be rude or insolent to elders. All I was trying to do is to draw attention to the problems afflicting society and something done about them.”‎.

He says he is however not apologetic on his stand for the actualization of the Biafran state. Kanu who is standing trial for treason and five other offenses, was arrested on October 14th this year. He was recently charged to court by the ‎federal government.