Posts Tagged ‘President Muhammadu Buhari’

The Truth About Ni­ger Delta Avengers and Goodluck Jonathan – Ijaw Youth Council

by Breaking Timeson May 16, 2016
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been absolved of forming the new Ni­ger Delta Avengers (NDA) to frustrate the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), the umbrella body of Ijaw youths worldwide, which on Sunday exonerated Jona­than of any involvement in the creation of the new group, said that the former leader’s […]

Presidency Agrees to Pay N5000 Monthly to 1m Nigerians

by Breaking Timeson May 15, 2016
To cushion the harsh effect of the new pump price of Premium Motor Spirt, PMS also called petrol on the people, the presidency is set to implement the N500 billion earmarked in the 2016 budget for social welfare. A statement by the media spokesperson for Vice President Yemi Osinabjo, Mr. Laolu Akande in Abuja on […]

FLASH| UK Pledges £40m to Support Nigeria Against Boko Haram

by Breaking Timeson May 15, 2016
The UK has pledged funds of £40m ($57.44m)to help Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond also said that Britain would train around 1,000 Nigerian militia in counter-insurgency operations. The announcements came at the Regional Security Summit in Abuja, Nigeria. “President Buhari has shown strong leadership in the global fight against […]

FLASH| US to Return $350m Looted Funds to Nigeria

by Breaking Timeson May 15, 2016
The United States government has given President Muhammadu Buhari reassurances that it would return at least $350m of stolen money to Nigeria. US Secretary of State, John Kerry, affirmed this during the Anti-corruption Summit Plenary at Lancaster House London, United Kingdom. He said, “This money goes somewhere, folks. When I read that tens of billions of dollars were stolen […]

Despite ‘Impressive’ Military Gains, Boko Haram is Still a Threat – Hollande

by Breaking Timeson May 14, 2016
Visiting French President Francois Hollande has said Boko Haram remains a threat despite “impressive” military gains against it. “The results (of the counter-insurgency) are impressive” and the rebels had been “diminished and forced to retreat”, he told a news conference in Abuja where he is to take in the regional security summit. But added: “This […]

Buhari ‘Evades’ Questions Relating to Boko Haram’s Sponsors

by Breaking Timeson May 14, 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday “skirted” around a question on who the sponsors of Boko Haram were. At a joint news conference with President Francois Hollande of France, at the presidential villa, on Saturday, Buhari was asked of the sponsors of the sect, but instead of responding to the question, he narrated how Maiduguri was […]