JAMES DANJUMA profiles the President-elect and writes that attention will once again shift to Katsina State and Daura in particular, as General Muhammadu Buhari gears up to assume office on May 29.Buhari

In 11 days’ time, precisely May 29, Nigeria’s Fourth Republic would be ushering in its fourth President, 72-year-old retired General Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari’s journey to becoming the President-elect is a story on resilience: having ran unsuccessfully for the same office on three different occassions in 2003, 2007 and 2011 on different political platforms. Read More →

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The failures that characterised the Goodluck Jonathan-led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, administration informed the emergence of General Muhammadu Buhari as President-elect. ROBERT AWOKUSE, in this report, takes a look at Buhari’s promises for change in the country and their possible achievement.buari-and-Oyegun

After a closely contested presiden­tial election on March 28, former Head of State, General Muham­madu Buhari’s emergence as President-elect, brought to an end the 16-year rule of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Nigeria.

Reactions have however continued to trail this historical development, espe­cially as to whether Buhari’s election was free and fair or not; but while the inter­national community and many Nigerians are of the opinion that the election was credible, some other pro-Goodluck Jona­than, especially from the South-South and South-East geo-political zones of Nigeria counter such view of a credible election. Read More →

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By  WoleAyodele


The remains of Haruna John, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police who was killed in a helicopter crash in Jos on Wednesday, 14th March 2012 would finally be buried today in Jalingo, Taraba State.

Ahead of the burial, his corpse was flown into Jalingo from Abuja on Thursday and was received by Taraba State Governor, Mr. Danbaba Danfulani Suntai on behalf of the government and people of the state.

Receiving the corpse, Mr. DanbabaSuntai, who was accompanied by his Deputy, AlhajiAbubakarSaniDanladi and other top government functionaries expressed his administration’s preparedness to give a befitting state burial to the late DIG of Operations.

The corpse, which arrived Jalingo Airport at about 2:30pm aboard a Dana Chartered Aircraft, was accompanied to the state by a powerful delegation headed by Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Philemon Ibrahim Laiha and other top Police Officers.

Also in company with the corpse which was placed in a casket draped in Nigerian National colours of green and white was the deceased wife, Olayinka and his children.

From the Airport, the casket was driven to the residence of Haruna John’s immediate Juniour brother and Nigeria’s Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Ambassador Musa John where a Christian wake keep would be held for the deceased.

THISDAY gathered that the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed DikkoAbubakar  is expected to arrive Jalingo yester night ahead of the burial while the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim is expected to lead the federal government delegation to the burial ceremony.


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