The Voice Newsmagazine
It was with great joy and happiness that I received the news of the recent delisting of Nigeria from the embarrassing club of countries (Nigeria and the ravaged countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan) with gold, silver and bronze medals in Polio endemicity by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The 55th Independence Anniversary Broadcast delivered today, October 1st, 2015, by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, stands out as one of the most abridged in recent times, and which left a lot to be desired.
There has been an influx of refugees and migrants across the Old World to western Europe partly from crisis-ridden regions of the Dark Continent. The ongoing crisis from war-torn Syria compounded the problem as Europe unavoidably has to open its doors to fleeing Syrians from the bloodshed that has engulfed the embattled country under President Assad.
Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Against Corruption,under the auspices of LaUdeze Foundation the Netherlands and Leader of Nigerian Community in the Netherlands, Chief Lambert Igbonugo duly commend the efforts of Buhari administration to obliterate corruption in the country. We can witness that within these initial efforts by the new administration Nigeria has started to recover her rightful place in the community of nations and by extension making Nigerian in Diaspora proud.
Following a briefing on the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies to take all necessary action to ensure the safe and speedy rescue of Chief Olu Falae who was abducted from his farm on Monday.
President Buhari condemns the callous and reprehensible kidnapping of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and elder statesman.
Chief Olu Falae; Still in the hands of kidnappers
I was close to forgetting about him. I wondered if he was still alive, and if he was happy. I wondered what he would make of me, seeming that I had changed considerably. Would he squint at the vulgarity of my story? I received a message from that silence between the stars. It took me along a path, reminding me of how I’d always been blind to the patterns. The artist in me must have sculpted him as my perfect beau, because despite his impish mistakes and empty promises, I fell shattered when he skipped. Then I saw him everywhere. I sought for depth and clarity, a flame that flickers in the darkness.
PRESIDENT BUHARI TO DISCUSS TERRORISM AND GLOBAL SECURITY WITH WORLD LEADERS IN NEW YORK, ADDRESS 70TH SESSION OF UNGA
President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria for New York on Thursday for a series of meetings and interactions with notable world leaders within and on the sidelines of the main events of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
As a follow-up to yesterday's Extra-ordinary session of ECOWAS leaders in Abuja regarding the situation in Burkina Faso, a select group of West African leaders would be meeting today in Quagadougou.
President Muhammadu Buhari who hosted the Abuja summit would be represented at the meeting by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. In all, six ECOWAS leaders would be attending the meeting later today with the leaders of last Thursday's military coup in Burkina Faso.
The Vice President is expected back to Abuja later today.
By Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant
President Muhammadu Buhari has received with immense sadness, news of the passing away of Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Dideolu Awolowo.
On behalf of the Federal Government and people of Nigeria, President Buhari extends sincere commiserations to the children, grand children and great grand children of the “Jewel of Inestimable Value” on the death of their famed matriarch, just a few weeks before her hundredth birthday.
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MORE STATES BENEFIT FROM PRESIDENT BUHARI'S RELIEF PACKAGE AS NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL MEETS IN ABUJA
States of the federation have started benefiting from the Special Intervention Fund aspect of the presidential relief package earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was disclosed today at the National Economic Council, NEC, meeting held at the State House presided over by Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDEMNS COUP D'ETAT IN BURKINA FASO, CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RESTORATION OF CIVIL TRANSITIONAL AUTHORITY
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government of Nigeria unreservedly condemn Wednesday's detention of the Interim President, the Prime Minister and other ministers of the transitional government of Burkina Faso in an apparent coup d'etat.
Apart from barefaced theft of public funds, corruption has also been cited as the main reason for poor policy choices, the prevalence of poverty in the midst of plenty and waste of resources in the country, according to President Muhammadu Buhari in his Goodwill message to the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Nigeria earlier today in Port Harcourt.
President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for Paris tomorrow, Monday, September 14, 2015 to begin a three-day official visit to France at the invitation of President Francois Hollande.
In a bid to inspire a new crop of visionary elite in the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has called on Nigerian leaders to aspire to win the people’s heart rather than enrich themselves with state resources.
According to him “our history reminds us of the visionary leaders in Nigeria, who fired our imagination through their vision, diligence and selfless service, who did not live or fight to enrich themselves, they did not leave vast personal estates behind, but their names and legacies live in the hearts of the people.”
BUHARI APPLAUDS ARMED FORCES’ RESOLVE TO SPEEDILY END INSURGENCY, WARNS THAT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS WILL BE PUNISHED
President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Kaduna reaffirmed his administration’s total commitment to the rule of law and warned that proven acts of human rights violation by the Armed Forces will be punished under his leadership.
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has advocated a permanent membership status for Nigeria in the Security Council of the United Nations, stating that the country deserves it because of its contributions to international peace keeping, the size of its population and economy.
Delivering a keynote address today at the Africa launch of the Global Commission Report, Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Prof. Osinbajo said ‘’ Nigeria fully shares the views expressed in the Report, that the United Nation’ Security Council should be expanded including the call in the Report for restraint on the use of veto by the five permanent members of the Council.’’
President Muhammadu Buhari has recorded one hundred days in office aa the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. A hundred days means he has spent approximately three months since his inauguration as president on May 29.
(Photo by Sesco photography)
Regardless of what the army of praise-singers, in whose eyes the President can do no wrong, may say, it is in tune with globally acceptable best practices to evaluate his performance as president so far; indeed in view of our unique circumstances as a leadership-challenged nation, it is also very prudent and also necessary for every socially conscious and well-meaning Nigerian- particularly those who clamored and voted him in as president- to conduct a personal scientific evaluation of the performances of the man who promised to usher in change, and a new season for Nigerians and Nigeria.
When the news filtered in that Dr. Babatunde Fowler has been appointed Acting Executive Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) by President Buhari. This, again, is an indication that President Buhari has indeed resolved to put a square peg in a square hole.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Rahman Adeola Ipaye as Deputy Chief of Staff and Mr. Laolu Akande as Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) in the Presidency.