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PHOTO NEWS: Sanwo-Olu at Presidential policy retreat

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was present at the second day of Presidential Policy Retreat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, Thursday, July 25.

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L-R: Kano State Governor, Alhaji Umar Ganduje; President Muhammadu Buhari; Ondo State Governor. Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu during the Day 2 of the Presidential Policy Retreat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

L-R: Deputy Governor of Osun State, Mr. Olugboyega Alabi; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun during the Day 2 of the Presidential Policy Retreat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

L-R: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, with Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun during the Day 2 of the Presidential Policy Retreat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

President Muhammadu Buhari (right), exchanging pleasantries with Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (2nd right) shortly after the Day 2 of the Presidential Policy Retreat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, July 25, 2019. With them: Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle (left); Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello (2nd left) and others.

L-R: Kano State Governor, Alhaji Umar Ganduje; President Muhammadu Buhari; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole during the Day 2 of the Presidential Policy Retreat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

Adamu Adamu

For five years, I worked as Buhari’s speechwriter – Ministerial nominee says

A ministerial nominee, Adamu Adamu, says he worked for President Muhammadu Buhari between 1994 and 1999 as a speechwriter.

The former minister of education revealed this while responding to questions from members of the senate during the ministerial nominees screening on Wednesday.

Adamu is one of the 13 re-appointed ministers by Buhari.

“I started working as a speech writer to President Buhari in 1994 up till 1999. I later became his unofficial speechwriter until he became president. Now that he is president, I think it is a collective responsibility and it doesn’t affect my job,” he said.

Furthermore, he said while he was the minister of education, he did everything possible to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the nation.

He added that the state governments need to do more in advancing the reduction of out-of-school children.

Don’t test our patience, President Buhari warns Shi’ites

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that the protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, otherwise known as Shi’ites, were testing the patience of the Federal Government with their violent protests in Abuja.

He said the FG might be forced to act with maximum force to defend the interest of the majority of Nigerians.

Reacting to the killing of Deputy Commissioner of Police Usman Umar and National Youth Service Corps member, Precious Owolabi, during Monday’s protest by the sect, Buhari called on any group carrying out violent protests to stop now, else the government would take decisive actions against them.

“Let nobody or group doubt or test our will to act in the higher interest of the majority of our citizens,” a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, quoted Buhari as saying.

The President said he was deeply touched by the death of Umar and Owolabi as he condoled with their families and the management of Channels TV, where the corps member was attached to.

He described the two as “law-abiding, hard-working and vibrant Nigerians with a promising future.”

MINISTERIAL LIST: Full list of ministerial nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally forwarded the ministerial list nominees to the Senate for confirmation.

With report gathered, there are over 40 nominees in the list by the President.

Those on the list announced by Senate President Ahmed Lawan include former ministers Rotimi Amaechi, Ogbonnaya Onu, The Nation reported.

See full list of nominated ministers below…

Ikechukwu Oga (Abia)

Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa)

Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom)

Chris Ngige (Anambra)

Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra)

Adamu Adamu (Bauchi)

Maryam Katagum (Bauchi)

Timi Sylva (Bayelsa)

George Akume (Benue)

Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Borno)

Goddy Agba (Cross Rivers)

Festus Keyamo (Delta)

Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi)

Osagie Enakhire (Edo)

Clement Agba (Edo)

Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti

Geofrey Onyeama (Enugu)

Ali Issa Fantami (Gombe)

Emeka Nwajiuba (Imo)

Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa)

Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna)

Mohammed Mahmoud (Kaduna)

Sabo Nanunu (Kano)

Bashir Salihi Magashi (Kano)

Hadi Sirika (Katsina)

Abubakar Malami (Kebbi)

Ahmadu Tijani (Kogi)

Lai Mohammed (Kwara)

Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara)

Raji Fashola (Lagos)

Nimbe Momora (Lagos)

Muhammed Abdullahi (Nasarawa)

Zubeira Dada (Niger)

Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun)

Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo)

Rauf Aregbesola (Osun)

Sunday Dare (Oyo)

Pauline Tallen (Plateau)

Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)

Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi (Sokoto)

Saleh Mohammed (Taraba)

Abubakar Aliyu (Yobe)

Sadiya Umar Farouk (Zamfara)

PHOTO NEWS: Funke Fasoranti with her daughter, granddaughter a week before death

Late Mrs Funke Fasoranti-Olakunrin, a week ago, was in the United States to celebrate her grandaughter’s 1-year birthday.

The deceased was reportedly shot Friday along the Kajola-Ore road, in Ondo State, by those the police described as armed robbers a week after her visit in the States.

President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with her father, Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

See photo of the birthday in the US below…

President Buhari celebrates Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm felicitations to Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, on his 85th birthday, July 13, 2019, rejoicing with the literary icon for being one of the country’s greatest prides, and a universal brand.

President Buhari joins family and friends of the cerebral academic in celebrating the many years of laudable achievements, recognitions, awards, and consistency, all which have cumulated in pride to Nigerians, Africans and the black race.

The President salutes Prof Soyinka for his intellectual momentum, interventions on state issues and polity through articles and comments, penchant for justice, and persistence in holding leaders to account.

As he clocks 85, PMB affirms that Prof Soyinka’s lifestyle sends a message to all Nigerians & Africans,especially the younger generation, that real success is measured by the intangibles of courage & impact brought to the life of others, rather than pursuit of personal interests.

Buhari condoles with Afenifere leader, Pa Fasoranti on daughter’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin.

The deceased was reportedly shot Friday along the Kajola-Ore road, in Ondo State, by those the police described as armed robbers. The President directed security agencies to swing into action, and bring the hoodlums to justice in the shortest possible time.

The President prayed that God will comfort Pa Fasoranti, and give him the fortitude to bear the grievous loss.