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Reason why Buhari Hires American Lobbying Firm



The organization of President Muhammadu Buhari has obtained the administrations of a picture washing and campaigning firm with workplaces in the United Kingdom and the United States to embrace ‘effort and relationship working with different partners.’

The contracting comes about a month after Atiku Abubakar last April procured the administrations of campaigning firm Fein and DelValle PLLC, established by a previous Justice Department worker, Bruce Fein, to help push accounts that help his test of the consequence of the presidential decision among top US lawmakers.

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As indicated by subtleties of Mr. Abubakar’s agreement acquired from the site of the United States’ Department of Justice Foreign Agents’ Registration Act (FARA) site, Fein and DelValle will for the benefit of Mr. Abubakar:

“Meet and counsel with individuals from Congress and staff with an end goal to pass House and Senate resolution(s) to progenitor from a last presentation and acknowledgment of a champ of the 2019 Federal Republic of Nigeria presidential race pending legitimate difficulties to the underlying declaration that officeholder President Buhari was the Nigerian legal executive fairly and autonomously settles the victor as per the standard of law and fair treatment, free from military or political impact.”

The archives additionally uncovered that Mr. Abubakar consented to pay the campaigning firm $30,000 (about N10.8 million) to take care of expenses and costs for the administrations.

In what could be a reaction to Mr. Abubakar’s turn, the Buhari organization through the workplace of the Solicitor-General of the Federation, Ministry of Justice, consented to pay another campaigning firm, Pagefield Global, with workplaces in London and Washington, about N10 million month to month.

Reports gotten by PREMIUM TIMES from the FARA site demonstrate that Pagefield Global was procured on May 2 to give “open issues and advertising guidance and observing, undertaking effort and relationship working with different partners and the media regarding legitimate questions that the Solicitor General is leading in the interest of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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As indicated by the records, Pagefield Global will manage Dayo Apata, Nigeria’s Solicitor General.

Maybe in an offer keep the arrangement from an extensive examination, the Nigerian government selected a non-composed contract with Pagefield Global where it consented to pay the campaigning firm a month to month expense of about N10 million.

“There is no composed contract between the gatherings. We comprehend that we will be paid £21,600 every month by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on a one month see period,” Pagefield wrote in its enrollment explanation submitted to the Department of Justice.

At the point when gone after the remark, Mr. Apata precluded information from claiming the agreement.

“If you don’t mind slight that. It couldn’t be from the Ministry of Justice,” he said.

In any case, when informed that his name was referenced in the report as the contact individual in the Ministry of Justice, he said he expected to take a gander at the archives and “affirm with his manager and afterward hit you up.”

Garba Shehu, a representative to Mr. Buhari, did not reply or return calls made to his cell phone. He likewise has not reacted to a solicitation sent to him through SMS for input.

This isn’t the first run through the Ministry of Justice will get the administrations of a U.S. campaigning firm. In May 2018, the equity serve, Abubakar Malami, contracted two American campaigning firms to plant assessment articles great to the Buhari organization in American papers.

The estimation of the verbal contract, which was done through a Nigerian advertising firm, Channel Koos, was not uncovered. Be that as it may, Channel Koos was paid $8,000 for procuring the two U.S. campaigning firms.


Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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