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No corrupt APC member’ll escape justice — Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Secreatry of state, John Kerry in Washington DC on July 21st 2015

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said that no corrupt member of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), or associates will go scot-free in his anti-graft war.

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Buhari meets Obama, to appoint ministers September

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File: US President Barack Obama speaks with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, July 20, 2015. Obama welcomes Nigeria's freshly elected president after the country's first ever democratic transition. AFP

RESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, implored his United States counterpart, Barack Obama, to assist Nigeria in locating and returning about $150 billion looted by corrupt government officials.

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Probe Jonathan, be fair, PDP tells Buhari

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Jonathan

EMINENT Nigerians and groups were unanimous, yesterday, in their support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s vow to probe the immediate past Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration.

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Without God’s protection, nobody is safe – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari having an handshake with one of the children, while Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo admire, during the Sallah homage at the Presidential Villa on Friday.

President Muham-madu Buhari on Friday stated that no level of military and police security alertness could be sufficient if God withdraws His shield from mankind.

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Be patient with me, Buhari begs Nigerians

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Against  the backdrop of criticisms that he has been too slow since he assumed office on May 29, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, begged Nigerians for patience, saying he has been working meticulously to tackle the many national challenges which he identified.

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Babangida expresses confidence in Buhari’s ability to crush insurgents

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Gen. Ibrahim 		Babangida

FORMER Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (retd), yesterday, lamented the resurgence in the murderous activities of the Boko Haram sect in the last four weeks of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, saying that it has struck fear in the hearts of most Nigerians.

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Appointment of New Service Chiefs: 25 Generals face retirement

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Members of the court martial sit during the inauguration to try soldiers accused of mutiny tasked with fighting Boko Haram militants in Abuja on October 2, 2014. Nearly 100 soldiers tasked with fighting Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's far northeast appeared at a military court martial on Thursday, facing a range of charges including mutiny. The hearing comes just weeks after a tribunal sentenced 12 soldiers to death following their conviction for shooting at their commanding officer in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, in May. AFP PHOTO

Following the appointment of new service chiefs on Monday by President Muhammadu Buhari, military sources have confided in Vanguard that about 25 Major Generals may proceed on retirement when the Senate confirms the new appointments.

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I chose new Service Chiefs on merit, says Buhari

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THE NEW SERVICE CHIEFS, NSA

In an apparent bid to re-jig the nation’s security apparatus in the wave of growing insurgent attacks and suicide bombings, President Muhammadu Buhari, 45 days after assuming office, yesterday sacked all the service chiefs and appointed replacements whom he said were chosen on merit.

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APC, PDP battle over $5.5bn NLNG dividend

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Metuh, Buhari and Lai

THE All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to account for $5.5 billion realised from Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) since 2004.

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Alleged N1.35bn Fraud: You mean I’m now a prisoner? – Lamido

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Former Governor Sule Lamido being led to prison yesterday in Kano.

A Federal High Court, sitting in Kano, yesterday, ordered former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, accused of fraud, remanded in prison custody in Kano till September 28.

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Building Collapse: Court indicts Joshua’s Synagogue church, says aircraft not cause of collapse

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TB Joshua-Synagogue Church

AFTER 10 months of sitting, the Lagos Coroner’s Inquest into the collapse of a six-storey building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), yesterday, in Ikeja indicted the church for “criminal negligence” and recommended that it be prosecuted. 116 people died in the tragic incident.

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APC, PDP at war over source of bailout funds

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President Muhammadu Buhari

THE Presidency and the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were sharply divided, yesterday, over the sources of the N804.7 billion relief package being worked out to bail out many states of the country from their unpaid salaries burden.

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Unpaid Salaries: Buhari okays N804.7b lifeline for states

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President Muhammadu Buhari

TO end the lingering and back-breaking burden of unpaid workers’ salaries in several states of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a comprehensive relief package.

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I’ve no Northern agenda – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Following criticisms that trailed the appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari which many argued were lopsided in favour of the north, the president, yesterday, dismissed insinuations that he was implementing a northern agenda in his appointments.

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APC crisis: No deal yet

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara;Senate President, APC Chirman Chief John Odigie-Oyegun Dr. Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari at the APC NEC Meeting.

Expectations of a resolution of the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC over the sharing of National Assembly positions came to an anti-climax yesterday after the National Executive Committee, NEC skipped the issue.

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APC crisis: Our case against Dogara & co – Gbajabiamila’s group

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MEETING—President Muhammadu Buhari (R) welcoming some members of the House of Representatives, Rep. Magaji Aliyu, Rep. Aminu Malle and Rep. Nasiru Garo, during President Buhari's  meeting with some House of Reps members at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday night. Photo: NAN.

Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his associates in the House of Representatives plan to decimate the All Progressives Congress, APC before returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), members of the House aligned to Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila have told President Muhammadu Buhari.

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APC crises: Buhari heads peace moves, meets aggrieved groups

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara; Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by President Muhammadu Buhari were, yesterday, running against time to resolve the crises that have partly stymied the new ruling party’s moves to fully constitute the executive and legislative arms of government.

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Alleged $2.1bn withdrawal: You lied, Okonjo-Iweala tells Oshiomhole

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Oshiomhole and Okonjo-Iweala

Immediate past Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy & Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday described as “false and malicious,” the allegation by Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, that she spent $2.1 billion from the Excess Crude Account, ECA, without authorization.

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FG probes N3.8trn missing oil funds

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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (R) WITH THE CLERK OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, SALISU MAIKASUWA AND SOME PERMANENT SECRETARIES DURING BREAKING OF RAMADAN FAST AT THE  PRESIDENTIAL VILLA ABUJA ON MONDAY

A panel of four governors was, yesterday, constituted to probe the affairs of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, following revelations that the corporation withheld N3.8 trillion of the N8.1 trillion generated from oil receipts.

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War in House of Reps over leadership posts

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The House of Reps yesterday.

Bad blood flowing from the unresolved leadership tussle in the House of Representatives literally flowed in the chambers of the House, yesterday, as members charged on one another for supremacy.

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Banks lose millions in daring robbery attack

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Top: Entrances of the banks burst by the armed robbers. Below from left: A victim agonises over her loss; the exit route of the robbers and some of the cars destroyed during the Ikorodu robbery incident, yesterday. Photos: Bose Adelaja.

Dare-devil armed robbers, in commando-style, yesterday, held residents of Ipakodo area of Ikorodu in Lagos hostage for about two hours as they robbed two major banks in the area. The scene of the robbery operation was just a stone’s throw to Ipakodo Divisional Police station. The policemen, who engaged the armed robbers, were, however, overwhelmed.

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Buhari blows hot, vows to recover all stolen funds

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Buhari-hot

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday in Abuja, vowed that billions of dollars stolen from government coffers by past government officials would be recovered by his government.

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Nigeria’s treasury empty, Buhari laments

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President Muhammadu Buhari attending to some files in his office as he resumed duties at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

On his first day at the Aso Rock Villa since his inauguration on May 29, President Muhammadu Buhari said, yesterday, that he inherited a “virtually empty treasury”, from his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan with debts running into hundreds of millions of dollars. The President disclosed this on a day he ordered the withdrawal of the military from internal security operations as part of a comprehensive review of national security operations.

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Buhari to remove oil subsidy

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MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari plans to totally remove fuel subsidy and use the proceeds for the provision of free and compulsory primary/secondary education across the country.

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APC crisis: Saraki, others seek Obasanjo’s advice

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From right Alhaji Danjumu Goje, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Senatoe Bukola Saraki, Senate President and Alhaji Sanni Yerima in group photograph during a visit to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for Former President of Nigeria at his Hill Top Mansion, Presidential Hill, Abeokuta on Friday

The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki stormed Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, Friday and held a closed door meeting with former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in his residence.

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APC, federal lawmakers in fresh face-off

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APC Joint Leadership Meeting:  From left, National Publicity Secretary of APC Alh. Mohammed Lai, National Chairman John Oyegun, National Auditor Chief Morgan, Senatorial Candidate of APC, Hon Dino Melayi  and APC Presidential Campaign Organization and River State Governor Rotimi Amechi discussing during APC Joint Leadership Meeting held in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

A sequel to the still unsettled crisis in the All Progressives Congress, APC, arising from last week’s National Assembly leadership contest, another crisis may be in the offing as lawmakers take up battle with national officers of the party over the appointment of principal officers of the legislature.

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Old age won’t affect my job – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari chairs the meeting of the Peace and Security Council at the 25th AU Summit in Johannesburg on Saturday

ABUJA—President Muhammadu Buhari declared, yesterday, that his age will not affect his job as president of Nigeria.
He said that at 72 he has in quantum, the wisdom, the patience, the temperance and forbearance that age brings and has brought all these virtues to the presidency to make a difference in our national life.

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Unpaid Salaries: 36 govs meet on bailout for bankrupt states

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retreat: From left: Speaker, House of Representatives and Sokoto State Governor-elect, Aminu Tambuwal; Oyo State Governor-elect, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; Ogun State Governor-elect, Ibikunle Amosun and Borno State Governor-elect, Alhaji Ibrahim Kashim Shettima, during the retreat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors Forum for the Governors-elect, in Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.

Troubled by the precarious financial situation of 18 out of the 36 states of the federation, the governors are meeting today in Abuja to propose a bail out scheme for the financially handicapped states.

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Buhari to fight graft with 5 special laws

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DINNER—President Muhammadu Buhari waves to other guests as he is recognized amongst other Heads of States at a dinner which took place, yesterday, at the International Conference Centre in Johannesburg South Africa during 25th AU Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to employ five proposed laws as his weapons in the fight against corruption, close associates of the President have disclosed.

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What President Buhari, VP Osinbajo will earn

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buhari-salary

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, has reviewed the salaries of the President, Vice President, Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives and Speakers in the 36 states of the federation, as well as well other legislators in both the National and State Assemblies among other public officers in the country.

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NASS: Saraki, Lawan’s men close ranks

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Saraki

The dust raised over the National Assembly leadership contests was, yesterday, settling as some antagonists of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara have commenced peace moves with some now eyeing juicy committee positions.

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War of words in Senate over Bukola Saraki

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FILE: Senate President Bukola Saraki (M) going in for his first plenary session as President of Senate yesterday. Behind him is Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. Photo: NAN.

The rumbles from Tuesday’s election of Senator Bukola Saraki as Senate President continued, yesterday, with opponents and supporters of the nation’s new number three man stalking one another in furtherance of upturning or sustaining the new order.

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