Buhari shouldn’t have signed 2018 budget into law – Shehu Sani

Buhari shouldn’t have signed 2018 budget into law – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna central in the National Assembly has expressed worry over the signing of the 2018 budget into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a tweet, Senator Sani said President Buhari should not have signed the budget into law when he was not happy with the changes made in it by the National Assembly.

According to the vocal senator, President Buhari should have been guided by his conscience in signing the budget into law.

”The President should not have signed a document he considers full of infractions.Signature, grudgingly or happily is the Crown of Consent.

Read his full tweet below:

Source: PM News

Why We Think Nigerians Should Re-Elect Buhari – Ministers

Why We Think Nigerians Should Re-Elect Buhari – Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari

Its nine months before the 2019 elections in Nigeria and most of the Federal ministers are solidly behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to seek re-election.

Some justified the President’s re-election bid during the 2018 World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI) held on Thursday, in Abuja.

In reaction to the question on why Nigerians should re-elect President Buhari, in the 2019 elections, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said the Buhari-led administration has delivered on all its campaign promises while the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau says Nigeria cannot get anyone better than Buhari.

See more of their responses below…

Nigeria is on the path to sustainable growth and recovery. We’ve never had it so good in terms of our potential to grow and to really show what Nigeria can do as a diversified economy – Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

Because we’ve delivered on all our promises. We promised Nigerians we are going to fight insecurity, we fought insecurity. We promised Nigerians we are going to revive the economy, we have revived the economy. We promised we are going to fight corruption, corruption today is a taboo in Nigeria,” Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

“Under the leadership of the President, we have changed the conversation in Nigeria. We are now talking about the importance of security, of fighting corruption and of a good economy rather that saying corruption is not a problem it is not stealing,”  Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah.

Continuity, Nigeria can’t get anybody better than President Buhari – Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau.

President Buhari earlier at the event spoke on the success recorded by his administration in tackling insecurity. He stressed that the terrorist group, Boko Haram, has been degraded and is no longer in control of any part of Nigeria.

Speaking on the theme ‘Why Good Journalism Matters,’ Buhari noted that good journalism is critical to the development and growth of societies and is needed to combat the challenges posed by fake news.

He also praised the IPI for giving Nigeria the hosting rights for its world congress for 2018, saying it made the right choice.

“It is our pride that your vision of professional journalism, training institutions in Nigeria has taken firm root,” Buhari said.

Calm Returns To Kaduna After Shiites, Police Clash

Calm Returns To Kaduna After Shiites, Police Clash

Calm has returned to Kaduna State after Thursday’s clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and the police.

The Islamic group had staged a protest yesterday (Thursday), demanding the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife who have been in detention since December 2015, following a clash with the Nigerian Army.

The protest which took place along the Ahmadu Bello Way in the state capital, Kaduna, later turned violent shortly after El-Zakzaky and his wife were arraigned at the state high court on the same day.

Read Also: Police Arrest 42 Shiite Members Linked To Murder Of Police Officer

Some angry members were said to have stabbed a police officer to death.

The spokesperson of the State Police Command, Mukhtar Aliyu, confirmed the killing to Channels Television.

As at Friday morning, however, normalcy had returned to the business district in the capital city as traders and others who had closed their shops on Thursday, were open for business.

Security officials have also been positioned at strategic locations and flash points to avert any further breakdown of law and order by the Shiites or other groups.

APC chair: Oshiomohole unopposed as Ebri withdraws

APC chair: Oshiomohole unopposed as Ebri withdraws

The coast is virtually clear for former governor Adams Oshiomhole’s bid for the chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress.

The last of his rivals, Chief Clement Ebri, also a former Governor of Cross River, announced his withdrawal from the race, leaving Oshiomhole now unopposed.

Ebri’s decision to withdraw from the race was made known on Thursday in his letter titled: “Withdrawal from National Championship race”, in Abuja.

Ebri’s decision came ahead of the party’s National Convention slated for Saturday and followed two other chairmanship aspirants’ withdrawal from the race.

He stated in the letter that his decision to withdraw from the race came after due consultations with friends, family and associates in the interest of the party.

He added that the decision was also taken in his belief that “all stakeholders “must tow in the same rancour-free direction as the 2019 general election approaches”.

Ebri noted that what happened in the leadership of the APC was directly responsible as to whether it could deliver on its promises to Nigerians to provide them with better lives.

He said that such was the core conviction that drove him into declaring his candidacy for the party’s National chairmanship position in the first place.

He also stated that the fundamental task of the APC was to win elections, adding that it behoved on the party to offer its elected officials a means for organising the government.

This, Ebri said, became the primary link between the people and government.

He also urged his supporters to transfer their support for his aspiration to the former governor of Edo, Mr Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman of the APC.

Source: PM News

Croatia humiliate Argentina 3-0 to reach knockout stage

Croatia humiliate Argentina 3-0 to reach knockout stage

Croatia have reached the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup after humiliating Argentina 3-0 with a sublime display on Thursday.

On a night when so much was expected of Messi, Chelsea reserve goalkeeper Caballero who made the most telling contribution to his team’s fate with an attempted chip over Ante Rebic that backfired badly, allowing the striker to fire home into an exposed net in the 53rd minute.

Messi – adrift for much of the match, especially during a pedestrian opening half – helped to rally his side after going behind, but neither he nor substitute forwards Gonzalo Higuain and Pablo Dybala could find a way through.

The closest Messi came was a half-chance, a snatch at a rebound from a Maximiliano Meza shot which was blocked by Daniel Subasic and turned behind to safety.

It was a dogged defensive second-half display from Croatia, illuminated by a moment of magic from their own masterful number 10, Luka Modric.

His curled shot from range drifted beautifully beyond Caballero’s dive to seal a victory that took Croatia through to the knockout stage and left them in a strong position to win the group.

Ivan Rakitic rounded off a miserable evening for Argentina as he rolled in Croatia’s third goal in injury time.

For Argentina, they are no longer in control of their own destiny.

This defeat follows their opening 1-1 draw with Iceland, in which Messi missed a penalty, and now even a heavy win over Nigeria in their final game on Tuesday may not be enough to send them through to the next round.

Should Iceland beat Nigeria in their second group game on Friday, Iceland would need only a draw against Croatia in their final match.

Source: PM News

Good Journalism Promotes Good Governance – President Buhari

Good Journalism Promotes Good Governance – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on journalists across the world to ensure that they continue to uphold the ethics of their profession and practice good journalism.

This, he said, is because good journalism is critical to the development and growth of societies and is needed to combat the challenges posed by fake news.

The President made the call at the 2018 World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI), which had the theme ‘Why Good Journalism Matters’ in Abuja, the nation’s capital on Thursday.

He said, “In a world where the borderline between hate speech and free speech has become blurred, good journalism matters.

“In an environment where fake news dwarfs investigative journalism, good journalism matters. For survival in an increasingly competitive field, good journalism matters. Good journalism promotes good governance.”

President Buhari, therefore, called on participants at the Congress “to give depth to the topic” in their discussions and conclusions.

He praised the IPI for giving Nigeria the hosting rights for its world congress for 2018, saying it made the right choice.

“It is our pride that your vision of professional journalism, training institutions in Nigeria has taken firm root,” he said.

“Your annual congress is holding in Nigeria during a period of global terrorism. Nigeria experiences that scourge through Boko Haram which has been technically degraded and has no territorial hold anywhere anymore in its North-East operational base.

“Internally displaced persons are gradually returning to their communities in reasonable safety and security.”

According to him, it is a reflection of the IPI’s assessment of Nigeria as a safe country that it gave the country the hosting rights for this conference.

“As you have seen since your arrival, you made a wise and right choice,” he said.