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The Canadian High Commission in Nigeria has dismissed a report that its Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, begged President Muhammadu Buhari for at least one million Nigerian immigrants.

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CBTV had reported that the Canadian PM had written to Buhari to allow at least one million Nigerians move to Canada under a new Employment and Migration Programme designed for immigrants.

However, the Canadian embassy took to its official Twitter account (@CanHCNigeria) on Tuesday, April 16, to dismiss the story as false.

“If you’ve seen this link on your social media timeline, don’t fall for it. This story is not true,” the commission posted with a screenshot of the story.

The commission further praised the important contributions of Nigerians in Canada, disclosing that over 4,200 Nigerians were approved for permanent residency in 2017.

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The Indigenous People of Biafra on Sunday said its leader, Nnamdi Kanu would expose more about the nationality of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.

It also insisted that the person occupying the seat of Nigeria’s president was not the “real” President Muhammadu Buhari.

The All Progressives Congress had told the Presidential Elections Tribunal last week that Atiku was a citizen of Cameroon and therefore was not qualified to contest any election in Nigeria.

IPOB, in a statement made available to our source in Awka, Anambra State by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said its leader would soon exposé more on the two issues in a broadcast.

The group said, “To drive home this message, our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will deliver a special address on Radio Biafra for yet another expose on the fraud called Nigeria and further clarification on the thorny issue of Atiku’s nationality.”

The group said, “With the ongoing events in Nigeria, it is now clear to all and sundry that any word uttered by our leader is the unquestionable truth backed up by irrefutable facts. Atiku’s nationality debate attests to this.”

The group’s statement read in part, “Every lecture on history, social policy, economy, politics and law is designed to liberate the poorly informed half-educated masses of Nigeria from the darkness and oppression of Fulani Caliphate misrule, illiteracy, broken education system, mediocrity and subjugation.

“Those who, over the years, derived joy in propagating the lies that Radio Biafra is about propaganda and hate speech are the ones today relying on it to get factual information on constitutional law in Nigeria.

“Senior Advocates of Nigeria now depend on Nnamdi Kanu to tutor them on constitutional law and the dysfunctional legal system of Nigeria.”

The group added, “Those that referred to IPOB as miscreants are now the same people quoting and referencing the speeches of our supreme leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in their legal depositions.

“Nigerians will come to the inescapable realisation that Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is dead and the impostor in Aso Rock is neither of Nigerian citizenship as Atiku nor birth, which both Jubril and Atiku are not.

“The Fulani Aso Rock cabal and their friends in mainstream media in Nigeria can seek to dismiss this fact but in the end, the truth must surely prevail.” 

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President Muhammadu Buhari says the spike in activities of bandits and kidnappers across the country has made him one of the unhappiest leaders in the world.
Several states, including Zamfara and Kaduna, have come under repeated attacks by suspected hoodlums.

The attacks have left many dead and properties destroyed.
On Saturday, some protesters marched to the presidential villa in Abuja over the persistent killings in Zamfara.

In a statement by Garba Shehu, his spokesman, Buhari said his mind is constantly preoccupied with the insecurity challenges in the country.
The president described as “ridiculous”, claims that he is indifferent to the incidents.

He explained that as human, he understands the pains of the victims of the attacks.
“How can I be happy and indifferent to the senseless killings of my fellow citizens by bandits?,” Buhari asked.
“I am human and I understand the pains of the victims and their families who have been traumatized and impoverished by constant ransom demands by bandits.
“The politicisation of tragedy reveals the darkest sides of our primitive politics. Almost every week, I summon my security chiefs to get an update on the strategies being devised to defeat these mass murderers.
“There is no issue that dominates my mind every 24 hours like security because, as an elected president, protecting the citizens of my country is one of the primary functions of my administration.
“I constantly listen to our security personnel in order to understand their problems and needs, and I have never hesitated to attend to those needs in terms of motivating and equipping them to respond effectively to our security challenges.
“It is, therefore, ridiculous to suggest that I am indifferent to these killings.
“I have ordered rapid and robust deployment of troops to all the areas currently under attack from bandits and we are determined to tackle this challenge ferociously until these remorseless killers are crushed and utterly defeated.”


The president reassured Nigerians that ending banditry remains a key priority of his administration.
He added that he would do whatever it takes to ensure the country’s security system confronts the perpetrators of the crimes.

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice president Yemi Osinbajo have received their certificates of return as president-elect and vice president-elect respectively after winning the 2019 presidential election.

The certificates were presented to the flagbearers of the All Progressives Congress (PDP) by the chairman of INEC Professor Mahmood Yakubu who had earlier declared Buhari the winner of the polls.

FORMER Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of Social Democratic Party, SDP, Mr. Donald Duke and that of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili on Tuesday boycotted the signing of peace accord by Presidential candidate’s and their political parties in Abuja.

The ceremony which was organised by National Peace Committee for a peaceful conduct of the 2019 elections, was attended by diplomatic corps, international community, religious and traditional rulers.

There was no information on why Atiku and others absented themselves from the ceremony. Speaking as the guest speaker, the former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon advised the Presidential candidates and their political parties to honour the agreement they have signed in the interest of the nation.

The European delegation advised the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and security agencies to be neutral in the election. The EU said that Nigeria set a record of credible and transparent election for Africa and the world to emulate in 2015, advising that such gain recorded should be consolidated

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Maiduguri, Borno state used the opportunity of the COAS Annual Conference to address Nigerian soldiers at the battlefields to further boost their morale. 

It was gathered that he later visited the hospital where injured soldiers are being treated.

He commended them for their bravery while commiserating with the families of the fallen heroes.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved Rank Salary Structure Adjustment for the Nigeria Police Force, the Presidency said on Monday.

The structure implies that the salaries, allowances and pensions of policemen will be increased.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said the decision was part of the commitment of Buhari’s administration “ to give attention to the welfare and operational needs of the Nigeria Police Force with a view to restoring its lost primacy in the internal security framework of the country.”

READ: Full Statement By President Buhari Regarding The N30,000 Minimum Wage

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On Tuesday, November 6, President Muhammadu Buhari received the report of the national minimum wage tripartite committee in which N30,000 was negotiated as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
Read his full statement as released to the press below
“On 27th November 2017, I inaugurated the National Minimum Wage Committee with a mandate to recommend a new minimum wage for the workers of our country. This exercise became necessary for many reasons. The last review took place in 2011. We all know since then, the prices of key consumables have increased and the most vulnerable of our workers are struggling to make ends meet.
Since 2011, many changes have taken place. Nigeria rebased its GDP to become the largest economy in Africa. We reported very strong GDP growth rates and exceptional performance of our capital markets. However, these reported successes did not flow into the pockets and homes of majority of Nigerians. In the last three years, we focused on correcting this deficiency. We are working to create a diversified and inclusive economy. We are pushing to clear pension arrears owed to our retired workers with the limited resources available to us.
We supported state governments to pay workers salary. And of course, we set up a committee in order to review the minimum wage of workers. In constituting this committee, we took into account the need for all stakeholders to be adequately represented – the government, the private sector and most importantly the workers. Our goal was to get an outcome that was consensual.
From the onset, we knew the committee had a difficult task ahead of it. But at the same time, we were also confident that the patriotic and professional background of its members would produce realistic, fair and implementable recommendations that will be considered by both the executive and legislative arms of government. I am not surprised that the committee has worked for close to one year. I am also not surprised that on a few occasions, the debates got heated and sometimes, these differences came out. What is truly inspiring is that, in almost all instances of disagreements, the committee members always came back to the negotiating table with a common goal of improving the welfare of Nigerian workers. On behalf of all Nigerians today, I want to thank you for your commitment and sacrifice in getting us to where we are today.
In the past few days, I have been receiving regular updates on your deliberations. And today, I am pleased that you have completed your work in a peaceful and non-confrontational manner. The entire nation is grateful to you all.
The Committee Chairman highlighted some of the challenges encountered during your deliberations, especially as it relates to having a consensus position acceptable by all parties. I understand, on the government side, the concerns raised were around affordability – that today many states struggle to meet their existing salary requirements. On the side of labour, the points raised focused on the need for any increase to be meaningful. In a way, both arguments are valid. I want to assure you all that we will immediately put in place the necessary machinery that will close out these open areas.
Our plan is to transmit the Executive Bill to the National Assembly for passage within the shortest possible time. I am fully committed to having a new National Minimum Wage Act in the very near future. Let me use this opportunity to recognise the leadership of the organized labour and private sector as well as representatives of State and Federal Governments for all your hard work. The fact that we are here today, is a notable achievement. As the Executive Arm commences its review of your submission, we will continue to engage you all in closing any open areas presented in this report.
I therefore would like to ask for your patience and understanding in the coming weeks. May I therefore, employ workers and their leaders not to allow themselves to be used as political weapons. Thank you and may God bless our country.”