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INVESTIGATION: VP Osinbajo was never excluded from national security meetings

More details are now emerging about the purported exclusion of the Vice President from some National Security Council meetings held so far, days after the presidency formally denied the false speculations describing them as "the creation of someone who just wanted to write something". Informed presidency sources said the Vice…

World leaders line up offers of presidential state visits for Buhari at their capitals

In what is an unusual diplomatic largesse for his country and presidency, leading nations around the world are offering President Muhammadu Buhari state visits this year. This is just as the United Nations is also looking forward to his participation at the 70th anniversary of the world body in New…

Pressure mounts on Obama to attend Buhari’s inauguration

As the May 29 inauguration of Nigeria’s President-elect and the Vice President-elect draws closer, pressure is mounting on the White House on who to represent the United States at the event. While the immediate past U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Johnnie Carson, is asking President Barack Obama to send his…

Barack Obama

Obama to send high-powered delegation to Buhari’s inauguration

International interest in Nigeria's political transition and the planned transfer of power from the Jonathan-Sambo presidency to the Buhari-Osinbajo presidency billed for May 29 has risen in the United States as President Barack Obama now considers sending a high-powered U.S. delegation to the event, officials said Wednesday. U.S. government sources…

Former Nigeria`s, President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan in secret meeting with pastors; says “Osinbajo is my problem”

Apparently ruffled by the momentum generated by the nomination of Yemi Osinbajo, a professor and pastor, as the running mate of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, President Goodluck Jonathan is asking a group of Pentecostal pastors to help him avert what he fears could…

Nigeria blasts America, says U.S has let Nigeria down in war against Boko Haram

Disappointed by the refusal of the United States to help Nigeria procure military weapons to combat Boko Haram, the federal government has now openly expressed its dissatisfaction with the American government decision, arguing that the Americans were letting Nigeria down at her hour of need, Empowered Newswire reports. Speaking Monday…

Debating Government-Media Relationship, By Yushau A. Shuaib

The debate over whether the government and the media are friends or foes was rekindled at a recent interactive seminar on Responsibility to Report (R2R) organised by the Development Research and Project Centre with funding from the Dutch Government in Abuja. The seminar was similar to the recently concluded National…

Omar Al-Bashir, Sudan President

Controversy over Nigeria’s plans to welcome Sudan President, Bashir

Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court An international uproar against Nigeria started brewing over the weekend with news that indicted International Criminal Court suspect, President Omer Al-Bashir of Sudan is expected in Abuja to participate in the international HIV/AIDS conference starting tomorrow, Empowered Newswire reports. This news came…