Bandits and kidnappers should get death penalty —Progressive Governors Forum DG

The Director-General, All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh. Lukman, on Thursday advocated for the death penalty for kidnappers, bandits and their beneficiaries. Reacting to the ultimatum given by Ondo state government that herders should evacuate the forests of Ondo, the Director General asserted that both the Federal government and Ondo State... Continue Reading →

Sack Garba Shehu over insensitive comments on security- Concerned elders to Buhari

Concerned elders across the country have demanded the sack of President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, over his alleged insensitive comments. The elders’ demand follows Shehu’s comments claiming that the tenure of Service Chiefs was dependent on the “pleasure” of the Commander-in-Chief. Shehu had appeared on television and made... Continue Reading →

We must stop herdsmen from roaming around –Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, has insisted that to curb the incessant cases of herdsmen and farmers clashes in Nigeria, everything must be done to stop the herdsmen from roaming around the country. Shehu, while appearing on a Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, December... Continue Reading →

Nigerian govt warns land borders could be closed again

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has warned that four of Nigeria’s land borders which were reopened last week could be closed again if there is any “trouble”. Shehu stated this on Tuesday while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme. The Federal Government ordered the immediate... Continue Reading →

#EndSARS: Groups seek to join $1bn suit against Twitter

Three groups have indicated interest to be joined in the one billion dollar suit filed by a Nigerian, Adamu Garba, against the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Twitter International Company, Jack Dorsey. Garba filed the suit against Dorsey over his alleged sponsorship of the recent #EndSARS protests in parts of the country. The groups;... Continue Reading →

Buhari at 78: Garba Shehu opens up on why President delayed appointing ministers in 2015

Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, has disclosed why the president delayed in appointing ministers during his first tenure. Shehu said upon his inauguration in 2015, Buhari had long meetings with Permanent Secretaries and heads of the various government agencies and departments. He said the meetings took some few... Continue Reading →

More than 300 students still unaccounted for after Nigerian school raid

337 students are still unaccounted for after gunmen attacked a school in northern Nigeria over the weekend, a government official told CNN on Monday. Local police said a large number of attackers riding motorbikes ambushed the all-boys Government Science Secondary School in Kankara late Friday, in a possible kidnapping-for-ransom attempt. The apparent kidnappers are making... Continue Reading →

Nigeria school attack: Gunmen who seized children in Katsina ‘surrounded’

Government troops have surrounded the area where gunmen are believed to be holding schoolchildren hostage in north-western Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman has said. Ten children are reportedly being held captive, Garba Shehu said, far fewer than the number staff reported missing. About 800 pupils were enrolled at the all-boys school in Katsina state and... Continue Reading →

Presidency warns those threatening Buhari to desist

The Presidency has warned those threatening the President to perform certain functions within specific timelines to desist. The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu who issued the warning in a statement released on his Twitter account warned that such unpatriotic outbursts were unhelpful and unwarranted. He said the President will... Continue Reading →

Nigeria’s Ambassador to U.S. dies aged 85

Nigeria's Ambassador to the United States, Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor died on Thursday night aged 85. President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesperson Garba Shehu confirmed the demise on Friday, saying the West African country's leader had held a telephone conversation with Nsofor's widow. "President Buhari, who has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work with Justice Nsofor's... Continue Reading →

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