Saturday, May 28, 2016

We Have Spent One Year Planning – Lai Mohammed

By Yusha’u A. Ibrahim,

Information minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said yesterday in Kano that the present administration spent its first year in office planning how to make Nigeria a better country.

Mohammed stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, stressing that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration spent its first year in office blocking the leakages to stop stealing of public funds.

More "Facts" Emerge On The Cause Of Ali Modu And PDP Govs Impasse.

Fresh facts emerged yesterday on why the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors had to dump Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff as National Chairman at the May 21 convention ground in Port Harcourt.
A high-ranking chieftain who gave an insight into why the governors fell out with Sheriff, revealed that the governors had settled for Sheriff as chairman based on promises he made to finance the party’s 2019 presidential campaign with N40 billion.

He was also said to have promised the governors that he would deploy five private jets for the party’s electioneering campaign in 2019.

Presidency lists President Buhari’s achievements after first year in office

The presidency has released a list detailing all the achievements of President Buhari in the last one year. He marks one year in office tomorrow May 29th. The list as published by the News Agency of Nigeria contains the following:

  • The relocation of the Nigerian Military Command Centre to Maiduguri, since May 2015, contributed to the success in the fight against insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country.

Military Storms Oporoza, Niger-Delta In Warships Searching For Militants

The Nigerian military early today invaded oporoza, arriving there in at least four warships in search of NIGER-DELTA AVENGERS

Military Rescued 11,595 Boko Haram Captives Under Me – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that the military had so far rescued 11,595 persons held captive by the Boko Haram sect between May 29, 2015 when he was inaugurated and February 2016.
He said since December 2015, the military had regained all territories hitherto occupied by the sect.
These were contained in a document entitled ‘Fact sheet on President Muhammadu Buhari’s first year in office’ made available to journalists by the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

Children’s Day: I Won’t Tolerate Forced Marriage, Child Abduction, Buhari Warns

*Urges stakeholders to rise against violence against children
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, warned against forced marriages and child abduction in the country, noting that every child has the right of education and the right to live. He also noted that decisive actions would be taken to stem what he described as unacceptable cases of violence and intimidation against children.

Jonathan wants Obasanjo, Abdulsalami, Babangida others probed

President Goodluck Jonathan has advised the incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari, not to single his administration out for probe.
He said if Mr. Buhari must investigate him and his administration, he should do the same for the past governments.
A probe centred only on the Jonathan administration will amount to a “witch hunt”, the president said Wednesday at a valedictory cabinet meeting attended by ministers ahead of his handing over to Mr. Buhari on Friday.
Mr. Jonathan said his comments followed calls from different quarters for his administration to be investigated.

Sayyed Hachem Safieddine Chairman of the Executive Council of Hezbollah in Lebanon

In an interview with the official website of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, conducted in Beirut by Marwa Osman*, Sayyed Hachem Safieddine Chairman of the Executive Council of Hezbollah in Lebanon commemorates the 25th of May the Resistance and Liberation day by saying that the Zionist entity is unable until now to repair it losses at the moral, military and combating levels after their defeat in the 2006 war. He says the liberation of South Lebanon in the year 2000 is a true nightmare that hit the Israeli military, political and security leaderships and this nightmare still entrenched within their conscience, their culture, and their military and security institutions.