Friday, January 1, 2016

Top 9 Things Nigerians Expect From President Buhari In 2016

The previous year was thoroughly eventful- although it ended on a rather somber note for many Nigerians as fuel scarcity yet lingers, the Naira continuously drops in value in the international market, bombs are still being detonated by Boko Haram, while protests are becoming a regularity.

As Nigerians enter the New Year with hope for their general state of being to get better, here is a list of 10 things most citizens expect from the Federal Government in 2016.

Defeat Boko Haram completely, not technically.

2016 And Those That Will Bring The Change

Today is the first of 2016, a year that is pregnant with promises and hope, with Nigerians wishing that the much talked about change would begin to reflect in their socio-economic lives. In this piece, JONATHAN NDA-ISAIAH takes a look at key personalities that would drive the much expected change.

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day”, says Edith Lovejoy Pierce. Or is it the words of Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom, another great mind, that “every New Year brings new expectations, new enthusiasms and new experiences”? These two sayings aptly describe the expectations and hope of every Nigerian in this New Year.

Oil Cartel Blackmailing Buhari’s Government – Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that oil cartel and their cronies who are resistant to change are out to blackmail and sabotage government efforts at addressing the perennial fuel scarcity.
In his New Year message to Nigerians, Oyegun said it was heartwarming that the government is winning the war on insurgency and corruption, assuring Nigerians that the party will fulfill its pre-election promises.

Buhari's Body Language: Dasuki & Kanu WILL Go To Jail & 3 Other Lessons From Buhari’s 1st Media Chat.

Finally, the president has spoken. For two hours, President Muhammadu Buhari sat down with four Nigerian journalists on Wednesday in his first presidential media chat. Traditionally, media chats have a way of defining Nigerians’ perception of their presidents, even after the expiration of their tenure. Ask Goodluck Jonathan and he would have wished he never said “stealing is not corruption” at one of his chats.
So what impressions has Buhari left us with? What about him did we not know, that we now do? Four of them below:

I Never Received N500m Personal Gift From Atiku Abubakar- Gov Bindow

Adamawa State Governor, Muhammed Bindow has denied receiving N500m gift from former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
Bindow while making clarification on the matter on Wednesday explained that the said money was donated by Atiku to facilitate the 2015 governorship and State Assembly elections campaign of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
He said, “Contrary to the allegation which has gone viral in the social media; I didn’t receive the sum of N500 million from the former vice president as a personal gift.

'They Forced Us To Pray Before Raping Us, To Them We Were Animals' ISIS Rape Survivor Reveals

An ISIS rape survivor has revealed the terrible fate she suffered at the hands of the ruthless terrorist organization. Nadia Murad Basee Taha, 21, from the Northern Iraqi town of Sinjar was captured in her home and sold as a sex slave to ISIS militants who considered her as an infidel and did whatever they wished with her body. Speaking at Cairo University in Egypt, she told students:

I Use 5, Not 6 Vehicles In My Convoy – Lai Mohammed.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed yesterday said there are five vehicles in his convoy, not six as reported by Daily Trust on Monday. A statement by his press secretary, Joseph Mutah, said the minister he moves around in a convoy of five vehicles if moving with his aides and four without his aides. He said though the report highlighted the cut in the cost of governance under Buhari administration, but there a misrepresentation of fact on his motorcade. Daily Trust reported that it saw the minister using six vehicles, four of which were Toyota Land cruiser SUVs and two Hilux vans in his convoy. But the statement said “the fact is that if the minister moves with his aides, who occupy one vehicle, he has a three- vehicle convoy plus two pilot vehicles. If he is without his aides, he has a two-vehicle convoy plus the two pilot vehicles. The minister’s back-up vehicle is also used by the security details. ” Daily Trust.