giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com August 17, 2018


Buhari now in London due to 'technical stopover' - Presidency

07 May 2018, 09:02 | Rodolfo Wallace

President Muhammadu Buhari and Olusegun Obasanjo

Buhari Obasanjo

On Thursday, government officials said Buhari would return to the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Thursday evening on a separate aircraft.

Gowon stated this at a time the Senate was considering a motion to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the purchase of Tucano aircraft at a cost of $496 million without legislative approval.

Gowon said: "It will be too early in the day to start impeaching presidents in Nigeria‎, otherwise, there will be no president that will not get impeached because of these interest groups".

NAIJ.com earlier reported that amid cries from main opposition party PDP that President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption war is selective, U.S. president Donald Trump backed the Nigerian leader's achievements in his anti-graft campaigns.

"The big jet is under repairs".

Although the president has arrived Abuja, Nigeria, the development had sparked reactions from Nigerians who said the president had not included the United Kingdom trip in his travel itinerary.

Hawaii's volcanic eruption has destroyed at least 21 homes, officials say
That brings the number of fissures to nine as of Sunday morning, according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency . Footage from a drone aired on the Hawaii News Now website showed lava incinerating trees as it crept near structures.


Biggest Donor, US State Dept, Cuts Funding for Syria's White Helmets
The CBS report would add that the US support to the White Helmets accounts for at least 1/3 of the group's funding. The US State Department chose to stop funding White Helmets non-governmental organisation in Syria.


Gareth Bale scores brilliant goal as Real Madrid draw with Barcelona
Champions Barca have 87 points while Real are third in the Liga standings with 72 after 35 games. Barcelona's Sergi Roberto was sent off before half-time for hitting Marcelo in the face.


Buhari, who travelled to the United States for a meeting with President Donald Trump, had left Washington, D.C. on Tuesday after the Monday meeting. "The technical stop-over I talked about is that the journey from United States to Abuja is broken into two", Mr Shehu added.

Shehu also explained that the flight crew travelling with President Buhari chose to break the long journey to refuel and do the routine checks.

"It is a routine thing". This is very normal. But you don't need to push it to the edge.

"Indeed, Nigerians are anxious about the signal being sent out by this penchant for secret itinerary, particularly, given the poor reputation and governance transparency issues confronting our country in the Buhari administration".

Mr Obasanjo backed Mr Buhari in his bid for the presidency in 2015, but has refused to endorse him for a second term in elections due in February.

"Instead, the president has continued to de-market our nation in the global arena".



Other News

Trending Now

Another Giro d'Italia podium finish for Sam Bennett
It was Viviani's second consecutive stage victory after he also won the race's second stage from Haifa to Tel Aviv on Saturday. Join PRO to watch the 2018 Giro d'Italia live and on replay. "It's my goal to complete it with the Maglia Ciclamino this year".

Bank Holiday Monday is set to be hottest in 20 years
But forecasters warn the warm sunshine will lead to higher than normal levels of UV radiation, meaning a risk of sunburn. If temperatures reach that level it will be the hottest in 40 years, according to Sky weather presenter Jo Edwards.

When is the 2018 Kentucky Derby? Race Date, Time, Details
In 1973, Secretariat won the Derby in a time of one minute, 59.4 seconds, a record that still stands to this day. Trainer Todd Pletcher, who has two Derby victories on his resume, has four horses in this year's race.

Gina Haspel Sought to Withdraw Nomination Over Torture Role
The torture sessions were videotaped, and Haspel also reportedly played a part in the tapes' destruction in 2005 . She was reassured by staffers, however, that her nomination was still on track and was talked out of withdrawing.

Jobless Rate in USA at 2000 Low
More tellingly, the unemployment rate fell to 3.9% the lowest since December 2000, just 8 years ago, the jobless rate was 10%. Coming into this month, "wages showed a moderate 2.7 percent annual increase", NPR's John Ydstie reported.

Netanyahu Says Iran Nuclear Deal 'based on a Lie'
Boris Johnson is travelling to Washington with the hope of persuading Donald Trump not to scrap the Iran nuclear deal . In a magazine interview, French President Emmanuel Macron warned a decision by Mr Trump to withdraw could lead to war.

Committee Confident Of Successful Exercise — Ekiti APC Primaries
It was gathered that thugs had attacked the ballot boxes and smashed them to the ground, emptying the ballot papers. NAN reports that only delegates from four local governments had concluded their voting when violence erupted.

Missouri's first Jewish governor faces state's first-ever impeachment hearing
He has admitted to the affair but denied criminal wrongdoing. "And the time for truth is coming", he said in a statement. A spokeswoman for the Senate president pro tem confirmed that the Senate has the petition and is collecting signatures.

Oil edges up ahead of deadline on US sanctions on Iran
But they have also started work on protecting EU-Iranian business ties if Trump makes good on his threat to withdraw. Fritsch said the cuts, along with demand growth, were more than offsetting the increase in US oil.

Dodgers Throw Combined No-Hitter Against Padres In Mexico
His first one went pretty well — in his major league debut last weekend, he took a ideal game into the seventh inning against St. It's the first time since 1999 that a regular-season Major League Baseball game has been played in Mexico.