Like Twitter, Facebook deletes President Buhari’s post against South East

Nigerian economy loses $250,600 to Twitter ban every hour

Like Twitter, Facebook deletes President Buhari’s post against South East     Another social media giant, Facebook, has deleted a post against the South East region of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari via his official page. This comes two after Twitter deleted the same tweet from the president’s handle for violating its terms and conditions. However, on Friday, Facebook said the post was deleted for violating its community standards against inciting violence. “In line with our global policies, we’ve removed a post from President Buhari’s Facebook page for violating our…

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Explained: Buhari’s $6.2bn loan request could raise public debt to N36.4trn

Public debts

Buhari’s $6.2bn loan request could raise public debt to N36.4trn     Despite coming as a key component of the 2021 Appropriation Act, the request of President Muhammadu Buhari seeking Senate’s approval for a $6.2 billion loan is generating concerns as it will further inflate Nigeria’s public debt stock. The President in a letter addressed to the President of Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, and read at plenary on Tuesday sought the approval of an external loan of $6.183 billion, to fund the deficit of N5.602 trillion in the 2021 budget.…

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Buhari to Iweala: We’ll push until you clinch WTO job

Buhari to Iweala: We’ll push until you clinch WTO job

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday assured former Minister of Finance and Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that he would do all within his power to ensure that she became the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO). According to a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the President made the promise while receiving Okonjo-Iweala at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The statement was titled “We’ll push, push until you win, President Buhari assures Okonjo-Iweala.” The former minister and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-Hee are the two remaining candidates contesting…

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Fertilizer producers hail presidency over food, fertiliser importation ban

fertiliser and fertilizer

The Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for showing solidarity with local producers of fertiliser by banning importers of the item as well as some food items from accessing doallrs to bring them into the country. In a press statement on Friday, Thomas Etuh, president of the association lauded the federal government for re-emphasising the need to sustain the ban placed on the importation of fertiliser and some staple food items into Nigeria. He said the presidential pronouncement is a demonstration of the…

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Our Democracy and Insecurity

Democracy, Nigeria, Buhari

By Muhammad Yakubu We usually shower oceans of praises on heroes of democracy of our country during special times. Today, designated as Democracy Day by the Federal Government, is likely to witness torrents of such encomiums for our heroes past and present. Unfortunately, this year’s democracy day is being celebrated amidst unprecedented degeneration of security situation in the country. Yesterday, a brother who is well known on this platform(Facebook), Barr Shettima Danazumi forwarded a suggestion that we should use the day to call the attention of our leaders towards the…

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Buhari nominates Okonjo-Iweala to head WTO

Buhari nominates Okonjo-Iweala to head WTO

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Coordinating Minister for the Economy, for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation. That Buhari withdrew the candidacy of Yonov Agah, Nigeria’s permanent representative to WTO, for the same position as reported on Thursday. The election is scheduled to hold in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021 for a four-year term that would run from 2021 to 2025 after Roberto Azevedo, former Director-General of the organisation, stepped down a year to the end of his second term. “The embassy…

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