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[ Masterweb Reports: Hope Abah reports ] - [ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - Days of torrential rains have destroyed property and displaced many in Benue State. It was early Wednesday morning, the family of George Okoh had been deep in their sleep when they were suddenly awoken by screams from their neighbourhood at the Media village in Achussa, a suburb of Makurdi metropolis in Benue State.
 
As the head of the family, Okoh, the state correspondent of This Day newspaper decided to brave the odds by being the one to first step out from his bed, at least, to peep through the window for a clue as to what might have gone wrong.
 
"As I pulled my legs out of the bed, I discovered that I was standing in water. It was precisely at 1:15am and the rain was dropping heavily accompanied by thunderstorm. I sleepily brushed over my eyes so I could see well and that was when it dawned on me that my house had been flooded," he said.
 
Okoh added that his car was submerged, while his household appliances were damaged, among other things.
 
According to him, his family of five are currently taking refuge at his paternal home in another area of the town, though the water as at yesterday [Saturday] had considerably receded.
 
Besides, Okoh, there are over 110,000 households affected by the flood according to the Executive Secretary of the Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr. Boniface Ortese, across 24 communities in Makurdi and environs.
 
Of the figure, Makurdi alone had a total of 82, 136 affected population as compiled in a document made available to Daily Trust on Sunday by SEMA while ongoing assessment of other local government areas was yet to be obtained.
 
The breakdown of surroundings submerged by the flood between last Sunday and Wednesday in Makurdi metropolis include 200 affected houses in Achusa with 5,125 persons displaced while at Idye 217 houses with 5,200 persons displaced.
 
At Genabe layout, 200 houses were affected with 5,021 persons displaced, 218 houses around the Wurukum market were affected with 1,000 persons displaced, and at Wadata market 150 houses were affected and 4,300 persons were displaced.
 
Similarly, behind the Civil Service Commission, 200 houses were submerged in the flood and 5,777 persons displaced while at the Industrial Layout, 69 houses and 4,310 persons and Demekpe 111 houses with 7,820 persons displaced.
 
The flood also affected 137 houses in Katungu with 6,031 persons displaced while at Agboughul-Wadata 201 houses were affected and 5,728 persons displaced.
 
A displaced resident at Tse-Chijir along Achusa road in Makurdi, Iorya Dooshima, said her entire family had vacated the house because the flood had submerged it up to the window level and that they were now taking refuge with relatives in other safer areas of the town.
 
Dooshima said they had not moved to the camp opened by the state government because of its distance.
 
For elderly man, Gbarka Gwaza, whose house at Idye by Zone 4 Police headquarters collapsed completely, said he could only hope in God, the government and good spirited individuals to come to his rescue.
 
A woman, Celina Tyovander, tries to survive as she risked the snake-infested water, swam with her children to cross over the submerged bridge connecting her Tor-Udogbo village behind the University of Agriculture in Makurdi to her farm at the other side of Guma Local Government.
 
Tyovander told Daily Trust on Sunday that she had no choice but to do so for the sake of feeding her children from her farm produce.
 
The flood started last Sunday at about 12:00 midnight, continued until about 5:00am and wreaked havoc in Makurdi metropolis, leaving many families stranded.
 
It also washed away electricity poles, markets, farms and homes in nearly all residential vicinities of the state capital.
 
Our correspondent reports that, Wurukum market, High level, Wadata, North Bank, Gyado villa, Kanshio and Naka road suburbs were among the worst affected areas while rice farms and bridges connecting rural communities of Guma, a neighbouring local government were also washed away.
 
Ortese who has been warning residents in floodprone areas in the state for a few months now to heed the recent Nigerian Metrological Agency’s prediction and relocate to safer ground, said the water surged into many locations while it displaced people and destroyed property.
 
He advised the traders at the Wurukum market to relocate immediately to the International market along Chief Abu King Shuluwa Way which they have refused to occupy.
 
On his part, Governor Samuel Ortom urged the Federal Government to urgently release ecological fund to enable the state avert a repeat of the 2012 flood experience across the country, just as he described the flooding challenge as overwhelming and happening at the time his administration was facing problems of salary payment.
 
Ortom after his assessment of the flooding which also cut off Ishaya Bakut by-pass and the welfare quarters linking Achusa road, directed the immediate use of the gigantic building put up by the Presidential Committee on flood situated at Agan in Makurdi and the International Market for the rehabilitation of victims.
 
However at the time of filing this report, displaced victims were yet to move into the designated camps.
 
The state commissioner of Environment, Engineer Terlumun Terver, said it was unfortunate that the flood occurred in the magnitude it did because his ministry had taken a proactive measure to act on NIMET earlier warnings by distilling drainages.
 
He, however, appealed to the federal government to come to the assistance of the state by dredging the River Benue to curb the yearly disaster.
 
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engineer Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja, and his team yesterday visited the affected areas in both Makurdi and Guma local government areas to assess the level of damage.
 
Maihaja on completion of the five-hour tour remarked that the incident was really devastating, adding that the federal government would do everything within its powers to ameliorate the suffering of the victims.
 
He said that his team was in the state on the directives of President Muhammdu Buhari to inspect the level of damage and assist with the relief items already arriving in batches.
 
At the moment, there are still palpable fears by residents that more flooding could occur if the rains persist.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians have the constitutional right to live, work and raise their families in any part of the country without restrictions.
 
The president said this in his country home of Daura, Katsina State, on Saturday while receiving Aminu Bello Masari, as part of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
 
The president reiterated his administration's commitment to guaranteeing the security of everyone in the country and protecting all from harassments by reasons of their states of origin, tribes or ethnic backgrounds.
 
President Buhari assured all Nigerians of their safety, emphasising that "Every Nigerian has a right to live, work and thrive in any part of the country, irrespective of their backgrounds.’’
 
Addressing journalists after the visit, Masari affirmed that Buhari had brought so much honour and pride to his home state by living a life of integrity, fairness and kindness to all; a reflection of his fear of God.
 
The governor said the president’s leadership style had attracted positive global attention to the state and the nation.
 
Masari; who was accompanied on the visit by the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk and members of his cabinet; prayed that God continue to uphold President Buhari in good health.
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari

 

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - [ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says contrary to the claim by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, he did not take over negotiations with the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
 
He made the clarification yesterday through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande.
 
Ngige had, while addressing State House reporters after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, said Osinbajo had taken over some aspects of the negotiations and discussions with ASUU.
 
The minister had said: "At council today (Wednesday), the vice president has taken over some of the aspects of the negotiations and discussions.
 
"So, we are continuing the meeting in his office and when we finish meeting, we will get back to ASUU for another round of meeting and we are hopeful that we will be able to go to an appreciable extent to solve some of the outstanding issues that is preventing them from going back to work."
 
But the vice president’s spokesman, via Twitter, described the minister’s disclosure as untrue and inaccurate.
 
Akande emphasised that Ngige and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, continued to lead the negotiations.
 
"News report that Vice President Osinbajo has taken over ASUU negotiations is untrue and inaccurate. Labour and Education ministers continue to lead the talks."
 
The ASUU has since August 13 been on a nationwide strike over the failure of the federal government to implement an agreement reached with the union in 2009.
 

The union had also alleged that the government did not implement the Memorandum of Understanding the two sides signed in 2013. The leadership of the union had on Tuesday boycotted a meeting with the government.
 
*Photo Caption - Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
 

 

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to all Nigerians to rise against the odds, keep their prejudices aside and strengthen the bonds of friendship and unity in order to keep the country together.
 
President Buhari made the appeal Thursday in his Eid-l-Kabir message to the country.
 
The president likened the country to a tree that can bend but cannot break.
 
He said all Nigerians "must learn to see ourselves as brothers and sisters from the same heritage who must come to terms with the African proverb that ‘a family tie is like a tree, it can bend but it cannot break.’
 
He assured that his administration which, he noted, had made the security, economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians its priority, "will not rest on its oars until we see the Nigeria of our dream."
 
The president, who felicitated with all Nigerians particularly the Muslim faithful on the celebration of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir, also congratulated all those who are currently in Saudi Arabia to participate in the rites of the Hajj.
 
He thanked all Nigerians who prayed for his recovery and those who had continued to extend their goodwill after his return from his medical vacation in London.
 
He said Nigerians' fervent and sincere prayers, which cut across religion, political and ethnic divides, had energised him to re-dedicate himself and his administration to the task of building a great Nigeria.
 
"For Muslims all over the world, this celebration is to commemorate the trials and triumph of Prophet (Abraham) Ibrahim," the president said.
 
Buhari said he believed "that our nation can make rapid progress on all fronts if we re-enact the exemplary virtues, typified by Prophet (Abraham) Ibrahim, through his sacrifice, patience, steadfastness, generosity and obedience to Allah's command and constituted authority."
 
President Buhari wished everyone happy Sallah celebrations.
 
 
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari
 
 
 

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday arrived at his country home in Daura, Katsina State, preferring to walk through the street from the helipad as an overwhelming crowd surged to welcome him.
 
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement last night.
 
"The President, who was received at the helipad by the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, abandoned the motorcade as a large number of people had already gathered around the helipad, snaking all the way to his house.
 
"An elated crowd cheered as the President walked home, screaming "baba ya da wo, baba oyoyo", meaning "baba is back, welcome home", Shehu said.
 
He said Buhari was earlier received at the airport in Katsina by the governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, and the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, before he was airlifted with a chopper to Daura.
 
Shehu said the president would be spending time with his family during the Eid-el-Kabir.
 
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Air Force helicopter conveying the president and members of his family landed at the airstrip at 4:45 p.m.
 
Buhari, looking much healthier and radiant, smiled as he waved to the mammoth crowd.
 
Inside the town itself, Buhari’s arrival excited many people, who broke out in prayers for his good health.
 
Malam Aminu Shehu, a trader who could not control his emotion, described the arrival of the president as a relief to Nigerians, especially his kinsmen who spent a year without seeing him.
 
He praised God that the president was looking happy and not fatigued.
 
"We will continue to pray for the well-being of the president’’.
 
Hajiya Nana Mohammed, a politician from Maiadua Local Government Area, said the president was back for the better, describing his arrival as an unprecedented home coming and "we wish him well’’.
 
Alhaji Abdurrahaman Danmalan, a politician and the Danmadamin Daura, described the numerous reforms introduced by the present administration as a welcome development.
 
He said the president was pursuing the reforms on agriculture, education, security and infrastructure with vigour.
 
On his part, Mr Musa Mohammed, the Chairman of the Daura chapter of the NURTW, thanked God and well meaning Nigerians for their sustained prayers for the recovery of the president.
 
He said his members would book for an appointment to see the president to formally greet and interact with him.
 
Alhaji Ali Rabe, the Chairman of the Daura Emirate Amalgamation of Political Associations, also told NAN that arrangement for a thanksgiving service had been concluded.
 
Rabe disclosed that the event would hold two days after Sallah. NAN also reports that VIPs such as governors and ministers followed Buhari into Daura.
 
 
Massive security has been mounted in and around the ancient town.
 
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari



 

[ Masterweb Reports: Maureen Onochie reports ] - Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district has stressed the need to have a template on what constitutes hate speech in order for the security agencies and Nigerians to take note.
 
Speaking yesterday in Abuja when he visited the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Sani said he was not in support of the use of hate speech but "the military or the police have no business monitoring and arresting people for posting information on the social media."
 
He said people in position of power should realize that Nigeria was a democratic country which allows right to freedom of expression.
 
In her response, the Acting Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mrs. Oti Ovrawah said the commission issued an advisory preparatory to the 2015 general election to curb cases of hate speech and since then has been working to see that the various cases of hate speech and electoral violence are addressed.
 
*Photo Caption - Nigeria National Assembly Complex

 
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Emma Elekwa reports ] - A total of 64 students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state have benefitted from the Confucius Institute of the University to study in China. Unveilng the names of the students yesterday, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku said the university is the first in the sub Saharan Africa to host the Confucius Institute where exchange of language and culture takes place.
 
 
He said the partnership which spans close to 10 years have seen over 180 students of the university awarded scholarship to study in various universities in China.
 
Ahaneku said the gesture goes a long way to show the growing partnership between the University and the People's Republic of China.
 
According to the vice chancellor, the institution, through the Confucius Institute, has ordered her steps to mainstream in Chinese commerce, business, entrepreneurship, technology among others.
 
"We are using this platform to drive all areas of human endeavour to train our students to become self reliant and job creators on graduation.
 
"We are available and ready, give us the test and we will be able to take Nigeria to a higher level. I dream of a time, when products sold in various countries in Africa and beyond will have the inscription, 'Made in Nigeria, Awka, Nnewi, etc' and this is the surest way of empowerment and getting rid of unemployment." he added.
 
In his remarks, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Zhou Ping Jian, disclosed that the two countries share a lot of similarities ranging from being the populous Nations in their respective continents to becoming the largest economies respectively.
 
"Nigeria is so endowed with human capital and natural resources, hence has all it takes to become a leading manufacturing giant in Africa. China has shown great political willingness to support Nigeria's industrialization.
 
"The Confucius Institute can act as training base not only for languages but for some skills and cultural understanding and as a bridge between the Chinese business community and Nigerian business community" he said. 
 
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.
 
 
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - A group known as Credible Nigerians has expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s war against corruption.
 
The group’s president, Krobuten Iyalla, said they also supported the president’s fight against the insurgency in the northeast and the economic sabotage in the Niger Delta.
 
He said: "We, the Credible Nigeria, do hereby state categorically that were solidly in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the fight against all ills in the Nigerian society. We say no to the division of our great country Nigeria.
 
"We also believe in the unity and progress of our country and we also wish to use this medium to call on all those propagating hate speech to stop the act and embrace restructuring of our beloved country Nigeria. In one Nigeria we stand."
 

*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari
 

 

Masterweb Reports: Evelyn Okakwu reports ] - The Nigerian government on Friday demanded the revocation of the bail granted the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in April.
 
In a statement on Thursday signed by Salihu Isah, an aide to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the Nigerian government hinged its request on 11 grounds of arguments.
 
According to the statement, the Nigerian government accused Mr. Kanu of ‘totally violating’ the 12 main conditions he was demanded to comply with by Justice Binta Nyako at an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on April 25.
 
Citing some of Mr. Kanu’s bail conditions, the prosecution said the defendant negated the conditions and acted in ways that allegedly have adverse effect on the nation’s security.
 
"Among other conditions for the bail of the 1st defendant are as follows: "That he should not be seen in a crowd exceeding 10 people.
 
"That he should not grant any press interviews, hold or attend any rallies;
 
"And that he should file in court medical updates of his health status every month."
 
The government said that the bail conditions were perfected by the defendant/applicant which he is currently enjoying.
 
"Rather than observing all the conditions, the 1st defendant/respondent in flagrant disobedience to the court order flouted all conditions given by the court.
 
"The first defendant has in furtherance to the offence he was charged, inaugurated Biafra Security Service, " the statement said.
 
"That the defendant held a rally at his residence in his hometown, Afara-UkwuIbeku in Umuahia, Abia State; the said rally with a CROWD exceeding 10 persons was captured in video published on the 1st June 2017 and circulated on YouTube."
 
According to the statement, the defendant’s separatist comments have increased rather than reducing.
 
Some of the statements allegedly made after he was granted bail include the following:
 
"I was not born to be rich, politician or scientist but to restore Biafra. I did not say we are restructuring Nigeria or implementing Aburi but restoring Biafra. That is the total exit of Biafra from Nigeria thereby restoring the kingdom of God on earth… There will be no elections," among others.
 
Mr. Kanu was first arrested in October 2015 and charged before a magistrate court by Nigeria’s government.
 
The case against him was later amended resulting in the current charge at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
 
*Photo Caption - Nnamdi Kanu

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - After returning on Saturday from his 103-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom, President Muhammadu Buhari resumed official duties Monday morning. He took off with a nationwide broadcast which was devoted mainly to harping on national unity which, according to Buhari, is settled and not negotiable.
 
"We shall not allow irresponsible elements to start trouble and when things get bad they run away and saddle others with the responsibility of bringing back order, if necessary with their blood. Every Nigerian has the right to live and pursue his business anywhere in Nigeria without let or hindrance. I believe the very vast majority of Nigerians share this view. This is not to deny that there are legitimate concerns. Every group has a grievance. But the beauty and attraction of a federation is that it allows different groups to air their grievances and work out a mode of co-existence.
 
"Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety. Therefore we are going to reinforce and reinvigorate the fight not only against; elements of Boko Haram which are attempting a new series of attacks on soft targets; kidnappings, farmers versus herdsmen clashes; in addition to ethnic violence fuelled by political mischief makers. We shall tackle them all."
 
Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, described the broadcast as "just one step of many steps that are going to be taken in the days and weeks and months ahead. So, you can’t expect that everything will be said in one day."
 
Later in the day, Buhari, in compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) signed a letter addressed to the president of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, with a view to intimating the National Assembly that he had resumed his functions as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday. The brief ceremony was exclusively witnessed by some close aides as well as official cameramen and photographers of the president.
 
The president’s itinerary, which was sighted by our correspondent, showed that Buhari really planned big for the week. A twist was, nonetheless, introduced into his resumption as he was meant to operate from his official residence at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja pending the renovation of his office.
 
President Buhari rounded off his activities on Monday with a briefing he received from his deputy, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. The president had earlier received the governor of Nasarawa State, Umar Tanko Almakura.
 
The president’s sole programme for Tuesday was a meeting he held at his residence with members of the National Security Council (NSC) which lasted three hours in response to rising security issues in the country. While he was away in the UK, there were ethnic clashes, kidnappings, heightened campaign for a sovereign state of Biafra by IPOB and the October 1 deadline by a group of Arewa youths asking all Igbos to vacate the North.
 
Buhari handed down orders to the security chiefs, asking them to preserve Nigeria’s unity and end all threats to national security. In attendance were the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; the Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Malam Lawal Daura, and a representative of the Chief of Naval Staff.
 
There was a surprise on Wednesday. President Buhari was scheduled to chair the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, but the meeting did not hold. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had consistently presided over the meetings for over three months during Buhari’s medical sojourn in London. There was no explanation from the Presidency on why the council meeting was put off. State House caterers had brought the cabinet members’ meals to the Council Chambers of the Villa before realising that the FEC meeting would not take place. Presidential spokesman, Adesina, merely said in a terse statement that "The meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will not hold today (Wednesday)."
 
The president later on Wednesday received the report of the presidential panel that investigated the allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke. He received the report at his official residence from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who headed the panel comprising the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno (rtd) and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, as members.
 
President Buhari had on April 19 suspended Babachir and Oke and set up the three-man committee to investigate alleged infractions against both officials within a period of two weeks. Babachir was investigated for allegedly awarding millions of naira contracts to a company in which he had interest, Global Vision Limited, under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).
 
A Senate Committee on Humanitarian Crisis in the North-East, which had earlier found the suspended SGF culpable of alleged complicity in a N200 million grass-cutting contract to clear "invasive plant species" in Yobe State, had demanded his resignation and prosecution.
 
Oke was probed for alleged $43.4 million operations cash found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at apartment 7B in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. He had reportedly claimed that the money belonged to the NIA and was approved by former President Goodluck Jonathan for some covert operations. The panel was mandated to uncover the circumstances by which the NIA came into possession of the funds and find out how and by whose or which authority the funds were made available to the NIA as well as to establish whether or not there was a breach of the law or security procedure in obtaining custody and use of the funds.
 
The most senior permanent secretary in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Habibat Lawal and Oke’s senior deputy, Ambassador Arab Yadam, are currently acting as SGF and Director-General of the NIA respectively.
 
On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari signed nine international agreements aimed at strengthening his administration’s anti-corruption war as well as stabilising the economy and improving the security situation in the country. The signing ceremony for the execution of the Instruments of Ratification for International Agreements between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and other Entities was held at a conference room in the First Lady’s wing of the Presidential Villa.
 
The agreements signed with the United Arab Emirates were: Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters, Agreement on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and an Extradition Treaty.
 
Other agreements included Charter for the Lake Chad Basin between Nigeria, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger and the Republic of Chad; African Tax Administration Forum Agreement on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters, the World Intellectual Property Organization Treaty on Audio-Visual Performances and the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons, who are blind, visually-impaired or otherwise.
 
The president directed all agencies of government with roles to play under the ratified treaties to play their anticipated roles in an effective and responsible manner in order to ensure that the country reaps the full benefits of the agreements. "It is my hope that these Instruments will reinvigorate the anti-corruption war and check the illicit flow of funds out of our country to other jurisdictions, improve national security, food security, boost our economic and tax regimes and improve the overall well-being of our creative community,’’ he said.
 
Buhari described the signing of the agreements as an important milestone in demonstrating the sovereign capacity of Nigeria to fulfill international obligations and take important steps for the benefit of the economy, security and the anti-corruption war.
 
Then on Friday, Buhari met with leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for about one hour at the new Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa. He said the visit signified the unity of Nigeria as "It is not a party occasion. It is not a political gathering. It is a symbol of our national unity. It is also an expression of the maturity of our democracy. Multi-party democracy is a very tried and tested form of government. Opposition does not mean hostility, enmity or antagonism. Democracy needs opposition, one which is vibrant but responsible."
 
President Muhammadu Buhari later joined other Muslim faithful in observing Juma’at at the State House mosque. Cameramen and photographers were, however, barred from covering the prayer session which the Presidency described as private. The president also on Friday met with state governors inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja and told them that the show of love by Nigerians had boosted his morale.
 
As shown by his first five working days, President Buhari is settling back into work.
 

*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari