Buhari Meets With Dele Momodu

Muhammadu-Buhari-Nigeria-PresidentThe Publisher of Ovation Magazine and one time presidential candidate, Dele Momodu, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Aso Rock Villa.

After the meeting, he told journalists that their conversation was very candid.

Mr. Momodu said that he told the President that women must be involved in the governance of Nigeria as the needs of women are not as big as that of men.

When confronted with reports on social media where he was reported to have said that the President was too slow, he responded, “You know on social media people can post anything.

“I actually wrote him a memo and one of the things I told him is that the job of a columnist is that of an adviser who is not paid.”

President Buhari Appoints Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu as Spokesmen

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President Buhari’s spokesmen: Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the first set of appointments into his administration.

The President on Sunday evening, May 31, 2015 named Mr Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu as his spokesmen.

Femi Adesina will serve as Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) while Garba Shehu will be the new Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity).

The President has also approved the appointment of Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure as the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP).

Mr Adesina is the current President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) and serves as the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun newspapers.

Garba Shehu served as the Director, Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council. He was the President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors sixteen years ago.

Abdullahi Kazaure is a career Foreign Service official and currently serves in Aso Rock Villa as a Special Assistant (Presidential Matters).

Adams Oshiomhole Emerges As BRACED Chairman

OshiomholeThe Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has emerged as the new Chairman of the South South Governors Forum following a meeting which is recorded as the first to be held shortly after the unveiling of the Calabar International Convention Center.

The governors of the BRACED Commission unanimously endorsed the Edo State Governor following his wealth of experience which other South South state governors believe can be beneficial to the region.

Adams Oshiomhole, speaking after unveiling the Calabar International Convention Center in Cross River State, South South Nigeria, described the center as beautiful image to Nigeria’s Tourism Sector.

Speaking on the importance of the 5,000 Capacity Calabar International Convention Center to the South South region, the new Chairman described the edifice as a well packaged parting gift from Liyel Imoke to not just Cross River State but the South South region and Nigeria as a whole.

The Comrade, who was overwhelmed by the project, described Liyel Imoke as a silent achiever in spite of the financial constraints the state is faced with.

Oshiomhole reasoned that by this feat, Imoke has laid a solid foundation for his successor to build on, thereby boosting the tourism map of the state.

In his remarks, Imoke disclosed that, the project which was 95% complete, is a catalyst to bringing alive other tourism related investments in the state.

The BRACED comprises of Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Edo and Delta States and had in attendance representatives who were part of installing its new leadership.

Oshiomhole Reacts To Buhari’s Visit To Aso Rock

OshiomoleEdo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has described the cordial relationship between the outgoing Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, and President-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari, as one of the positive things coming from Nigeria to the international community in a long while.

Governor Oshiomhole, during the convocation ceremony of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma was reacting to the visit of the President-elect to President Jonathan at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

He remarked that the current circumstance shows that Nigeria has moved ahead.

Senegalese President Holds Talks With Jonathan

senegaleseThe Senegalese President, Mr Macky Sall and the President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, met on Wednesday to discuss issues of concerns to both countries.

The meeting was held in closed-doors after which President Sall of Senegal briefed reporters.

He said that the ”brief solidarity visit”¬†was to pay his solidarity and discuss some issues that concern both national and regional affairs of both nations.

The Senegalese President arrived the Presidential Villa at about 6:00pm local time.

Mr Sall expressed concerns over insecurity in north-east Nigeria and praised the present effort to contain the situation.

“I came to bring my solidarity with the situation in the north of Nigeria and also have quick exchange with him on this national situation and the situation of ECOWAS.

“It is very important to let him know about our solidarity and our concern about what is happening in Nigeria and the whole of West Africa,” he said.

The Senegalese leader noted that other deliberations with the Nigerian President, centred on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

He immediately returned to his country after the parley with Journalists.

Communities in Nigeria’s north-east have witnessed over five years of terror attacks by members of a terrorist group, the Boko Haram, which the military is tackling in a renewed counter-terrorism effort in the region.