Today's Headlines: "IPOB Have Nowhere To Go"-Buhari, Don’t expect me to do everything for you-Buhari


1) Don’t expect me to do everything for you, says Buhari 

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President Muhammadu Buhari has told State Governors complaining about herdsmen attacks on farmers in their domains to seek local solutions to the problems.

This is as the President lashed out at them not to expect him to be the one to fix all their problems, but he stated he expects them to take action.

2) IPOB Have Nowhere To Go, We Will Send Military After Them – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has described the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as a dot in a circle that has nowhere to go.

Buhari stated this on Thursday, during an interview with Arise TV.

According to the president, people from the South East have too much investment in Nigeria. He also threatened to send the Military and Police after them.

Buhari also claimed he has been assured by, “the elderly people” and “the youths” from the South-South region, that they have no intention of seceding.

He insisted that IPOB will not have “access to anywhere” even if they eventually secede from the country.

3) I’m one of Fulani herdsmen, Gov. Ortom is right: Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted Governor Samuel Ortom is right about him being Fulani herdsmen’s kinsman.

“The governor of Benue said I cannot discipline the cattle rearers because I am one of them. I cannot deny that I am one of them,” President Buhari said, adding that he has instructed that old grazing routes be reopened and taxes paid by genuine herders to solve the farmers-herders violent crisis.

Mr Buhari also commented on open grazing in the country, saying that old grazing routes be reopened and asked herders to pay taxes to solve the farmers-herders crisis.

4) My Appointments Based On Merit, Says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buahri says all his appointments are strictly based on merit and in accordance with his administration’s zeal to serve Nigerians.

Buhari said this during an exclusive interview with Arise TV on Thursday morning.

Some critics of the Buhari administration have accused the president of nepotism.

After the death of General Ibrahim Attahiru, former Chief of Army Staff, Buhari appointed General Faruk Yahaya as his successor.

5) Fulani herdsmen carrying AK-47 are not Nigerians – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that the Fulani herders attacking farmers across the country with sophisticated weapons like AK-47 rifles are not Nigerians.

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In an interview with Arise TV on Thursday, Buhari said the Nigerian Fulani herders only carry sticks and machete to gather herbs for their cattle.

“The problem is to understand the culture of the cattle rearers.

6) Nigeria Building Rail To Niger Republic So I Don't Cut Off My Cousins, Family Members There, Says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has justified the decision of his government to construct a rail line linking Nigeria with the Niger Republic despite criticisms that trailed the announcement of the plan.

Speaking during an exclusive interview broadcast on Arise TV, Buhari said the government’s decision to connect Niger with Nigeria by rail through Kano was to allow his Nigerien relatives easily have access to Nigeria.

7) Behave Yourselves If You Want Jobs – Buhari Tells Youths

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President Muhammadu Buhari has advised Nigerian youths to be of good conduct if they want jobs in the country.

Buhari gave the advice in an interview with Arise TV on Thursday.

The President who bemoaned the spate of violence in the country, urged Nigerian youths to make the country secure so it can attract investors.