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“We’ll Not Return To School Because Of Insecurity” – Katsina Schoolboy Said Before Meeting Buhari

“We’ll Not Return To School Because Of Insecurity” – Katsina Schoolboy Said Before Meeting Buhari

NEWS, Uncategorized
Hours before they were organised to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari  in Daura, his country home, some of the schoolboys abducted at the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, have lamented the state of insecurity around their school. BIGPENNGR.COM reports that schoolboys who were released on Thursday, December 17 in Zamfara State and taken to Katsina State on Friday morning amidst tight security, were packaged to meet with President Buhari who has been on short vacation at his hometown. In a video that surfaced online, one of the abducted schoolboys, Abubakar Salisu, said a majority of the students are not willing to return to the school where they were kidnapped. He regretted that the location of the school made it difficult for security...
I’ll Revisit What My Predecessors Did On 13% Derivation For N’Delta – Buhari

I’ll Revisit What My Predecessors Did On 13% Derivation For N’Delta – Buhari

NEWS
President Muhammadu Buhari promised that his administration would look into the constitutional 13 per cent derivation benefit to the Niger Delta region to ensure even spread of development projects across the region. Mr Buhari gave the assurance when he received traditional rulers and some other eminent personalities from Isoko, Delta state, led by HRM Ovrawah, Omogha 1, Odiologbo of Oleh, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday. Buhari assured them that the constitutional provisions for Niger Delta development would be carefully studied for inclusiveness, especially in the prioritisation of Federal Government projects. He said: “I have listened attentively to your address; I will still update myself with details of development in your area as it relates to oil and gas, an...
Uranta To Buhari: A President Must Be Big Enough To Tolerate What His Predecessor Went Through

Uranta To Buhari: A President Must Be Big Enough To Tolerate What His Predecessor Went Through

NEWS, POLITICS
  Following the wave of defection that hit the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC), today (Tuesday) in reminiscent of the 2015 defection of some governors which helped President Buhari unseat his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Executive Secretary of Nigeria National Summit Group (NNSG), Mr. Tony Uranta, has urged Buhari to be man enough to exercise tolerance and accept the reality of what's going on in the country. Uranta, urged President Buhari to take a leaf out of former President Jonathan's playbook and exhibit a level of statesmanship in tackling unfolding political dynamics in the country. He said that now is the time for Buhari to show tolerate, and not allow anything that would truncate the country's nascent democracy. A statement made available to...
APC Government Is A Fraud – PDP South South Leader

APC Government Is A Fraud – PDP South South Leader

NEWS, POLITICS
  The South South Zonal Coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Brother Emmanuel Ogidi has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government as a huge fraud. According to him, the APC government is not just a confused government but a very fraudulent one, characterized with evil disposition, despotic and unpatriotic tendencies. He spoke in a New Year Goodwill message to well meaning Nigerians released by the New Media and Communication Department of South South Zonal office of the PDP and made available to BigPen Online on Thursday. Ogidi said: "The President Buhari 2018 New Year Speech which is "Budget Personified", has left so many Nigerians heartbroken, disappointed, and aimlessly expectant rather than leaving them encouraged. Contin...
Charly Boy Leads Nigerian Civil Rights Groups In A Sit-Out Protest To Force President Buhari To Resume Or Resign

Charly Boy Leads Nigerian Civil Rights Groups In A Sit-Out Protest To Force President Buhari To Resume Or Resign

NEWS
Flamboyant musician, Charles Oputa, alias Charly Boy On Monday led a coalition of Civil Society and pro democracy groups under the aegis of Concerned Nigerians in a peaceful protest march in Abuja asking ailing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to resume or resign his office after he has spent 92 days in London for medical treatment without a definite date for return to work.  The placard carrying protesters converged at the Unity Fountain near Transcorp Hilton with the following inscriptions; "Resume or Resign Nigerians say enough is enough"; "Buhari ! Where are you?" "We Are Tired of Being Enslaved in Our Country," "Our Mumu Don Do"; "Buhari Called For Impeachment When Yar'adua Was Sick, Now We Are Calling For Same." Heavily armed mobile police are accompanying the protesters...
When Oil Sold Above $100, Jonathan’s Govt Owes Debts All Over But With Lean Funds, Buhari Is Doing Well – Osinbajo

When Oil Sold Above $100, Jonathan’s Govt Owes Debts All Over But With Lean Funds, Buhari Is Doing Well – Osinbajo

NEWS
  Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is currently faring better in terms of infrastructural development of the country than previous administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan even when crude oil sold over $100 per barrel in the international market at that time. Osinbajo stated this on Sunday at the Presidential Villa while playing host to Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, Houston, US-based Nigerian doctor who successfully led a medical team that operated on a foetus, winning US and global acclaim for the feat. According to the Acting President, availability of resources is not the issue, but it is all about the management of what is available. “When we were making over a $100 per barrel, we were owing oil JVC cash cal...
Tension As Militants Regroup In N’Delta, Threaten Bombing From September 31 (+Video)

Tension As Militants Regroup In N’Delta, Threaten Bombing From September 31 (+Video)

NEWS
Palpable tension has enveloped the Niger Delta region as a video release few days ago shows militants are regrouping in their hundreds to launch attack on oil installations in the region over alleged failure of the Federal Government to keep to its own side of the ceasefire bargain secured from militant groups, BigPen Online can report. This followed a threat by a militant group, the Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders (NDRC), which threatened to resume attacks on oil facilities on September 31, 2017. The group, in a statement Monday by its spokesman, Mr. Izon Ebi, also urged PANDEF to stop all talks with the federal government. The statement read: “We have resolved and are more determined to use all necessary means to take back our heritage by stopping all oil and gas explora...
BREAKING: Governors Meeting Buhari In London Just Arrived

BREAKING: Governors Meeting Buhari In London Just Arrived

NEWS
The selected Governor slated to meet ailing President Muhammadu Buhari today (Wednesday) has arrived Abuja House in London. The visit by the seven Governors drawn across geopolitical zones of the country but mainly PDP members are on a goodwill visit to the President. The Governors led by Zamfara state Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, who chairs the Nigerian Governors’ Forum came in at exactly 2.55pm to keep 3.00pm appointment with Mr. Buhari. They came in three Mercedes Benz cars, two governors in each. Oyo state Governor Abiola Ajimobi and leader of delegation, Abdulaziz Yari were in the same car. Recall that presidential media handlers announced to State House correspondents on Tuesday that the governors would leave at night and arrive London in the morning to meet with the ...
After APC Governors, Six PDP Governors Taking Turn To Visit Buhari In London

After APC Governors, Six PDP Governors Taking Turn To Visit Buhari In London

NEWS
Barely few days after photograph emerged that some All Progressives Congress, APC's Governors had visited President Muhammadu Buhari in London, another set of Governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have been selected to visit the ailing President in the UK. According to a Presidential statement, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara would on Wednesday lead five other governors in paying a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Presidential spokespersons, Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu and Laolu Akande, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. Among the governors picked for the trip are: Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Samuel Ortom of Benue, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, and Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state. Meanwhile, President...
Amid Increasing Suspicion, New Photo Emerges Of Buhari Having Lunch With APC Governors, Chairman In UK

Amid Increasing Suspicion, New Photo Emerges Of Buhari Having Lunch With APC Governors, Chairman In UK

NEWS
Amid insinuation that President Muhammadu Buhari's health may have failed him completely to continue as President, a new picture backed by presidential statement shows Buhari is hearty. He was pictured on Sunday having lunch with some state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress including the Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. BigPen Online recalls that the president has been on vacation in the United Kingdom since May 7, a development which had fueled the rumour mill that the president was suffering grave health challenges with some Nigerians claiming he might have been dead. This, report says have prompted the release by the Presidency of different photographs of the president with people including one with his wife, Aisha in ...