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President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government has banned the unauthorised acquisition of firearms, drones and broadcast equipment.
A social media adviser to the Nigerian president has criticised the leader of the country's Christian Association in an open letter posted to her Facebook page, calling the Christian leader "pretenders to the throne of God".
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received the newly appointed Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi at the Presidential Villa.
The Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has given reasons President Muhammadu Buhari removed former Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Matthew Seiyefa.
The spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 presidential campaign, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has joined the minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed, and the social media aide to the president, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie, to defend the appointment of Yusuf Bichi as new DG DSS and Kemi Adeosun’s resignation.
Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged Nigerians to ensure they vote in a president who understands democracy and is capable of giving all ethnic nationalities a sense of belonging, in the 2019 general elections.
The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Saturday noted that democracy would have been a thing of the past in Nigeria if the National Assembly did not provide critical intervention to save the country from descent to despotism.
The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has condemned the barrage of criticisms against President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of a Northerner, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, as the new Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), saying the president made a perfect choice.
The Federal Government says President Muhammadu Buhari is not lopsided in the totality of appointments made into public offices and cannot be judged only on the isolated case of the security sector.
The Southern and Middle Belt Leadership said President Muhammadu Buhari has exposed his rabid nepotism with the replacement of acting Director-General, Department of State Services, Mathew Seyeifa with Yusuf Bichi, a Kano indigene.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa chapter, on Sunday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals.
According to the organization, “Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies.”
Wife of late leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Mrs. Anna Okpozo, said people should stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of her late husband, Senator Francis Okpozo, in the recent board appointment saying no body is above mistake.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Herman Hembe, a sacked lawmaker, as the board chairman of the Michael Imoudo National Institute for Labour Studies (MINLS).
The presidency has reacted to the controversy generated by its appointment, Friday evening, of 1,468 Nigerians into the boards of agencies and parastatals.
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A 15-year-old boy, who hacked his 22-year-old brother to death with a machete has been arrested.