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President Buhari’s Strides In The Year 2016, By Garba Shehu

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari completed 19 months in office at the end of December. Except for this period being the end of a year and the beginning of another one, it is not a milestone of spectacular importance. It is, nonetheless, another opportunity to reiterate the Buhari success story, a period in which so much changed. This is even as the beneficiaries of the old order seem even mo ...

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Ten Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To Germany,By Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country after a three-day intensely busy State Visit to Germany which, as is usual with his foreign engagements, was characterized by punishing schedules. Unfortunately, an important trip such as this one planned to boost trade and investment, enhance security partnership and pitch the country to eager investors became overshadowed by public outcry over some remark ...

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What  Is President  Buhari Doing With The Economy?  By Garba  Shehu 

LET me start by asking an important question: who wants to kill racy introspection? There is a cacophony of voices telling the Muhammadu Buhari administration to close its eyes to the past; that given the enormous tasks that lie ahead, history and its consequences for our nation should be the least of the government's preoccupation at this juncture. I disagree. Let us keep a fiery memory of the past so that ...

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Six Takeaways From President Buhari’s Participation In ‘TICAD 6’ Nairobi, Kenya, By Garba Shehu

  Tokyo International Conference on African Development, "TICAD 6" just ended in Nairobi, Kenya and in attendance were several African Presidents and Prime Ministers including our own Muhammadu Buhari and the co-convener of the conference, Shinzo Abe, the head of the Japanese government. The TICAD seeks a win-win partnership between Japan and Africa. A key objective of the conference is to build up Afr ...

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In Defense Of President Buhari: Is This The Change We Voted For? Yes, It Is! By Garba Shehu

The last couple of weeks have witnessed the heaviest public criticism of the Muhammadu Buhari administration since he came to power after inflicting a heavy defeat on the Peoples Democratic Party and their candidate Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Much of it has been on account of the unresolved social and economic problems facing the country. Unfair criticism of the Buhari administration especially on account ...

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President Buhari Sharpens Focus On Niger Delta, By Garba Shehu

Out of  the blue, a group calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers,NDA spouts. They kill soldiers and policemen.They kidnap and kill oil company workers. Piracy on the high seas. They asked oil companies to stop operations and pack out of the Niger Delta region. They blow up oil pipelines, power and other infrastructure. They attack and kill prominent individuals,ransacking homes up and down the coastal area ...

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Buhari’s Sugar-Coated Pill Takes Anti-Graft War To The States, By Garba Shehu

The recent agreement between the federal and state governments to implement a Fiscal Sustainability Plan, FSP marks a new level in President Muhammadu Buhari's  ambitions to cure the Government at federal and state levels of their corruption ills. Before now, observers had noted the existence of a gap between what the administration is doing at the center and the business-as-usual going on in the states, wi ...

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Nine Key Milestones In President Buhari’s First Year, By Garba Shehu

Twelve months ago, President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He came to power following the decisive victory of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC over the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP and its candidate, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.  The victory ended the 16-year reign of the PDP. President Buha ...

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London 2016, A Recognition Of Buhari’s Focus, By Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in London on Tuesday to join 50 other world leaders at a landmark international anti-corruption summit called by Prime Minister David Cameron. The "Anti-Corruption Summit London 2016" will bring together world leaders, business and civil society to agree a package of practical steps to: expose corruption so there is nowhere to hide punish the perpetrators and support those ...

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President Buhari At Nuclear Summit And Its Takeaways, By Garba Shehu

Today, we live in a world that is troubled by the fear of nuclear terrorism. The Black Sea region of the world, the new republics  born  out of the defunct Soviet Union is awash with illicit trafficking of nuclear and associated radioactive materials. More troubling is the fact that these dangerous materials are  being hawked in areas of turmoil in the Middle-East. The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq, ISIS ...

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The Smell Of Trivia, By Garba Shehu

A good number of the reactions to President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement that Nigeria has joined the Islamic Coalition Against Terrorism, shows  quite clearly that many Nigerians do not fully understand the president’s motives for this decision.  With the rise of the Boko Haram Terrorist group of the past few years, Nigeria faces a threat such as no other in its entire history and existence.  Desperate t ...

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INSIGHT: Major Takeaways From President Buhari’s Trips To Saudi Arabia And Qatar, By Garba Shehu

At The Invitation of the King, Salman Bin-Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and that of the Ruler of Qatar, Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, President Muhammadu Buhari undertook state visits to the two Middle-Eastern states between February 22nd and the 29th. As expected, there is much healthy anxiety at home about the outcomes. For many of our citizens,their expectation is for the benefits of these visits ...

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