• Why we are fighting corruption headlong – Buhari explains

    Why we are fighting corruption headlong – Buhari explains

    President Muhammadu Buhari has explained that his administration is fighting the scourge of corruption headlong because it contributes to the denial of the resources required for development.

    Speaking in New York, United States of America at the High-Level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development, the President called on development partners to also up the fight against corruption by returning ill-gotten financial assets and halting future illicit financial […]

  • Why we won’t use force in Niger Delta – Buhari explains

    Why we won’t use force in Niger Delta – Buhari explains

    President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why the federal government would not use force in stopping militancy in the Niger Delta region, even as he pledged that the anti-corruption crusade in the country will be deepened and institutionalised to last beyond the life of the current administration.

    Receiving American Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry, at an audience in State House, Abuja, yesterday, the president said though militancy in the Niger Delta had impacted negatively on the economy and affected the positive […]

  • Why I put 3 ministries under Fashola – Buhari explains

    Why I put 3 ministries under Fashola – Buhari explains

    President Muhammadu Buhari, has justified his allocation of three key ministries- Power, Works and Housing, to Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN).

    Buhari said Fashola did well as Lagos State governor and that he was capable of delivering.

    “The economic realities demanded that we merge ministries and we did,” Buhari told The Interview.

    “Putting three critical ministries under one man was determined by the ability to perform.

    “This is a man who had ruled a state excellently for eight years and as they say, the reward […]

  • Why I excluded private sector players in economic team – Buhari explains

    Why I excluded private sector players in economic team – Buhari explains

    President Muhammadu Buhari said he was averse to the inclusion of members of the private sector in his administration’s Economic Management Team because such people frequently steer government policy to suit their own narrow interests.

    According to a statement by the Presidency on Sunday, the President spoke in an interview he granted a magazine, The Interview.

    Buhari was said to be reacting to criticisms that he has no economic team.

    During the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, private sector players such as […]

  • Why Babangida, Gusau removed me from power – Buhari explains

    Why Babangida, Gusau removed me from power – Buhari explains

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said he was removed from office 31 years ago because he was planning to purge the military hierarchy of corruption.

    Mr. Buhari, who has not spared the military even in his ongoing anti-corruption war, said senior military leaders, led by former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Aliyu Gusau, removed him in August 1985, to save themselves from his wrath.

    In an exclusive interview published in the current edition of The Interview magazine, Mr. Buhari challenged Messrs […]