Buhari Receives Rescued Missing Chibok Girl Thursday

For Amina Ali, one of the 276 school girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State in April 2014 by the terrorist Boko Haram sect, it was sweet freedom on Tuesday as she was rescued from the fringes of the terrorists’ den in the Sambisa Forest.

And thursday, she will have the rare privilege of meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari who has been scheduled to receive her at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is set to receive her thursday. She will be brought by the Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima,” the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Shehu Garba, said last night.

Although a web of controversy surrounded the circumstances of her rescue yesterday, the school girl, who was rescued along with her four-month old child and her husband, was briefly reunited with her parents before being handed over to the military who after debriefing her presented her to Governor Shettima.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, who took the girl to the governor, said the governor had promised to present her to President Muhammadu Buhari today.??”I want to further confirm to you that, we have found one of the Chibok girls but plead for your understanding on this issue, we need to give her time to rest as you can see she is traumatized and nursing a baby.??”The governor has told us that he does not want to take credit for this and will hand over the girl to Mr. President who will in turn unveil her to the nation,” Ezugwu said.

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Buhari Receives Pastor Adeboye, Ooni Of Ife In State House (PHOTOS)

President Buhari receives in audience, H.R.H. Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife in Statehouse, also he welcomed Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

Pictures below are shared by the president’s official photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo.

President Buhari receives in audience, H.R.H. Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife in Statehouse on 16th Feb 2016
President Buhari receives in audience Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Statehouse on 16th Feb 2016

Buhari Receives Portrait From Nigerian Community In India

President Buhari was honoured by the Nigerian community in India with a lovely portrait of the president wearing the Igbo attire.

Received by the Nigerian community in India, earlier today, President Buhari explained to Nigerians living in India why he is fighting corruption. Read report here and see photos of the event below.

Saraki Receives 2nd Batch Of Ministerial List

Senate President, Olubukola Saraki on Monday, confirmed  the arrival of the 2nd batch of the ministerial list on his official Twitter handle.

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NEMA Receives 12, 000 Nigerian Returnees From Cameroun

About 12,000 Nigerians, mostly from Borno State, who fled insurgency attacks by Boko Haram to the Republic of Cameroun, have started arriving home through the border post in Sahuda, Mubi South, Adamawa State.

The position which was made known via a Press Statement signed by Senior Information officer of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mallam Sani Datti noted that the returnees are currently being screened by the Nigerian Immigration Service and the security agencies.

“The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has so far received 1,121 of the returnees from the Nigerian Immigration Service at the border post, out of which 650 have been transported to Borno State, while the remaining are still at Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons camp in Yola,” the statement said.

The statement also noted that “In the mean time, NEMA is providing food and non-food items as well as medical cover to cater for the returnees at the border while awaiting the conclusion of the immigration and security screening. Arrangements have also been concluded to locate the returnees to a new camp in Fufore, Adamawa State for proper care.”


Abia Election Tribunal Receives 30 Petitions

The Abia Tribunal sitting in Umuahia has received 30 petitions arising from the recently-concluded elections in Abia, the tribunal Chairman, Justice Mohammed Wakili, has said.

In his inaugural speech on Wednesday in Umuahia,Wakili promised that the tribunal would dispense justice without fear or favour.

“Counsels appearing before this tribunal should avoid uncomplimentary comments and frivolous petitions against the tribunal as it will not be taken kindly.

“And I urge counsels to put more effort to see that cases are not delayed due to unnecessary applications for adjournment”.

The tribunal handled seven motions on the first day of its sitting.

Six of the motions were applications for an order of substituted service to respondents, while the remaining motion was an ex parte motion.

The ex parte motion was filed by Orji Kalu of Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA) against Mao Ohuabunwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and eight others for Abia North Senatorial zone.

Kalu, through his counsel, Perfect Okorie, urged the tribunal to make an order for ballot papers and result sheets of the Abia North Senatorial election to be made available for inspection.

The chairman ruled on the ex parte motion, directing INEC to release the said documents for inspection while the other motions were granted and adjourned till May 14 for mention.

In a recent interview, Okorie said that so far, the tribunal had shown that it would be fair and that all parties would be given equal opportunity to ventilate their grievance.

“Also, with the way the tribunal is going, I believe it will do justice to the cases before the end of 180 days as stipulated by the Electoral Act,” Okorie said.

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Wike Receives Certificate Of Return From INEC

Rivers State governor-elect, Nyesom Wike has received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The certificate was presented to Wike on Monday by INEC’s Supervisory National Commissioner in Charge of Rivers, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States, Mrs Thelma Iremiren at the Independent National Electoral Commission headquarters, Aba Road, Port Harcourt.

Iremiren also presented Certificates of Return to all the newly elected members of the Senate and House of Representatives from the state.

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Rivers Election Tribunal Receives 17 Petitions

The Rivers Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday said that it had so far received 17 petitions from 2015 general elections. The Tribunal Secretary, Mrs Deborah Musa, who did not give the breakdown, made this known in an interview in Abuja. It will be recalled that the tribunal relocated to Abuja following security threats.

Musa had in a statement stated that the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, approved the relocation of the tribunal to Abuja. Musa, however, said the tribunal would be sitting at Court 20 and Court 23 of the Apo High Court complex in Abuja.

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