Mohammed Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria departs for United Kingdom for a private visit on Thursday, 25 April 2019
This comes post hummus to his visit to Lagos to commission some relevant projects instituted by Governor Ambode of Lagos State.
The president who is expected to commission some life touching projects in Maiduguri, Borno State capital early this morning, would proceed to United Kingdom thereafter. He is expected to return to Nigeria on the 5th of May, 2019
ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA DURING THE COMMISSIONING OF OSHODI TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE, MURTALA MOHAMMED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ROAD AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BUSES
WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL, 2019
1 I am delighted to be here today to commission three key projects that reflect the drive and success of our Administration as we pursue policies and programmes that will positively impact on our citizens.
The new Oshodi Transport Interchange; the Mass Transit Medium and High capacity public buses and the reconstructed Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road by Lagos State Government clearly demonstrate the need to continue to provide high impact projects for the development of infrastructure and opportunities for job creation at all levels.
Just as this transport interchange with three different terminals is going to change the face of public transportation, the mass transit buses totaling 820 will move the people of Lagos State in a more comfortable and more efficient manner.
These projects by Lagos State are perfectly aligned with the efforts of the Federal Government to improve the country’s infrastructure especially in the transport sector.
To compliment the Oshodi transport Interchange, the Federal Government has recently approved the reconstruction of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway up to Oworonshoki and Old-Toll gate which was last attended to, 40 years ago.
We have recently commissioned the new International Airport Terminals in Port Harcourt and Abuja as well as the rail lines from Abuja to Kaduna. The Lagos to Ibadan rail line is under construction. Our government will continue to prioritise high impact infrastructure which will vastly improve the lives of our people.
Excellency, Ladies and Gentlemen,
This is my second working visit to Lagos state within a span of one year. I was also here in February to solicit for your votes. I thank you for supporting me. Earlier this morning, I commissioned Ayinke House at the Institute of Maternal & Child Health and also the Lagos Theatre in Oregun.
Your Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has performed satisfactorily and we should all commend him for his contributions to the growth and development of Lagos State.
I want to once again thank all the people of Lagos State for their support for our government and our party.
It is therefore with great pleasure that I commission the new Oshodi Transport Interchange, the Mass Transit Buses and the Murtala Mohammed International Airport road.
Thank you and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
CHOOSE EITHER THE COURT OR THE MEDIA FOR YOUR PETITION, BMO TELLS ATIKU…flirting with both is contempt of court
The Buhari Media Organization(BMO) has accused the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar of showing disrespect for the judiciary by prosecuting his election petition in the media, rather than at the Presidential Election Petition tribunal.
According to the group, this is targeted at whipping up unnecessary sentiment against the Courts.
BMO said in a statement signed by its Chairman Omoniyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke that what the former Vice President has been doing is prejudicial
“We have observed this pattern of disrespect for the judiciary by one of the losers of the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, who has embarked on a media hearing of his petition even after his lawyers went to court.
“Nigerians have regularly been fed with snippets from the 139-page document on the pages of traditional media and their online counterparts, to the extent that it seems like the Tribunal is about to take a decision.
“We consider it as a deliberate act of contempt for the panel and a disregard for the judiciary that should not be encouraged or tolerated.
“It shows that he is more interested in whipping up public sentiments through the media than prosecuting the case”.
The group urged him to act in a statesmanly manner and allow the Election Petition Tribunal do its job rather than resort to self-help.
“If Atiku believes that his claims would be better served in the media we call on him to withdraw the petition and focus on prosecuting it in the media as he is already doing prejudicially.
“The alternative is for him to face his case squarely in court, except he does not trust the members of the panel,” it said.
BMO noted that this is however not the first time that Atiku Abubakar would be taking steps that are not in line with the nation’s law”.
“Only a few weeks ago, the country was agog with reports of how the former Vice President engaged US attorneys with a view to lobbying the American Congress and the US President to recognise him as President of Nigeria.
‘This happened just about the time his team of lawyers filed his petition, and alhough the Atiku camp and the PDP denied the deal, fact checkers have proved that there is indeed a contract between him and two US lobbyists.
“Many Nigerians have described the act as treasonable felony and desperation taken to ridiculous extent, but the latest act of leaking details of his petition to the media on almost a weekly basis shows the extent the former Vice President is willing to go”, the statement added.
President Mohammed Buhari signs new minimum wage bill into law
The bill which was formerly passed by the House of Representatives and Nigeria Senate, was later given assent to by the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Thursday 18th, April 2019.
Revealing to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang, commended the president for giving Nigerians a new hope, noting that, it is one of the campaign promises delivered to people
On his note, President Buhari call on Nigerian Employee to sue any employer who fails to augment their monthly pay to the new minimum wage
The former Vice-President and the PDP claimed to have polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress who he said scored 16,741,430 votes.
ATIKU ABUBAKAR who was the major contender against the ruling party: APC, has headed to Tribunal following his knock out at the poll. The PDP candidate insists that he defeated the ruling party with over 1.6m votes
but was ‘denied victory’ sets to call on Microsoft and IBM experts to access the authenticity of the INEC server
The best rated Nigerian music producer, Michael Collins Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy has revealed that he is not in a haste to marry for the time being
The Mavin Records boss made this known during a chat with Saturday Beats, he added that he is in a relationship but has lots of work to do on himself before taking the crucial decision.
“I don’t bring up issues about my relationship status on purpose. People always talk about it.
“It is not difficult to find a wife; there are many beautiful women out there. It is not like I am ready; I am not the perfect version of what I would like to be to my wife and family.
“I want to work on myself until I am ready. By the time I am ready, if someone still wants to be with me, that would be great.
“It is not like I am looking for a wife and cannot find one. There are lots of nice and beautiful ladies out there. I don’t think I am there yet. I am not in a hurry.
“If time passes and nobody wants to marry me, then so be it but for now, I don’t feel I have worked on myself enough.
“I don’t want a scenario where I would get married and my music or business would take me away and the next thing would be that my wife would start complaining that I am hardly around. Then people would start saying he doesn’t care about his family. I don’t need that type of talk in my life.
“Let me be on my own, whenever I am ready, I am ready. I have a girlfriend; I have had different girlfriends in the last 10 years. I can’t just be single; I never said I was celibate. The relationship can break, she can leave me and go, and it is possible.
“My other ex-girlfriends left me, they didn’t break my heart, they just moved on, some of them are married now, if they were still waiting for me, they won’t be married by now.
“People have their personal agendas and it is understandable. For me, I am not in a hurry.”
Don Jazzy insisted that he does not have a child outside wedlock.
He was quoted as saying, “I didn’t hear anything about having a child outside wedlock. I don’t have a child yet or maybe somebody has a child for me somewhere and they don’t want me to know about it but I don’t know why they won’t want me to know about such a thing.
“If anyone has a child for me, they should bring the child forward. To the best of my knowledge, I don’t have a child yet.”