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‘Buhari is a shy person, dislikes public show’ – Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a “shy person” who dislikes public shows.


Amaechi made the remark while disclosing why Buhari has not commissioned the Itakpe-Warri rail line after it was completed. He spoke during an interview with Dele Momodu, Publisher of Ovation Magazine.

According to Amaechi: “Now the project is ready for Commissioning but because of Coronavirus everything is on hold. “And you know the President is a shy person. He doesn’t like the public shows. “What he said is that let’s just focus on our achievements and by the time we leave office people will see what we have done but some of us are insisting that we commission some of our projects. We have decided to name it after former President Goodluck Jonathan.”

El-Rufai Tests Positive for COVID-19

Kaduna Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The governor, in a live broadcast, said he submitted a sample for the COVID-19 test and the result came in positive.

He stated he has been in isolation according to doctors’ orders.

El rufai

He said: “Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the COVID-19 test and the result came in this evening and I regret to say that it is positive.

“According to the protocols for managing COVID-19, I am in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for someone that is no showing symptoms.

“I wish to appeal to the people of Kaduna State to continue to closely observe the preventive measures already announced.

It is most important that everybody should do their utmost to stay safe, stay home and stay alive. “The Deputy Governor is chairing our COVID Taskforce and will continue to issue statements from time to time,” he said

Governor Ishaku Returns to Jalingo after 87-days Exile in Abuja

Taraba state governor,  Darius Ishaku on  Thursday returned to Jalingo, the capital, after 87 days of exile in Abuja.

The governor arrived at Danbaba Suntai Airport Jalingo exactly 4: 11 pm amidst tight security. Ishaku was last seen in the state on 22nd December 2019 after presenting the 2020 appropriation bill to the State House of Assembly on the nineteenth of the same month.

Governor Ishaku

He later signed the state’s Appropriation Bill there in Abuja, after his aides carried the documents to him in the nation’s capital.

The governor’s long stay outside the state irked the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who threatened to institute a court action against him for failing to transmit powers to his deputy, Haruna Manu.

The governor through his Special Adviser on Media and publicity Bala Dan Abu, told Journalists in a press statement that the governor had a domestic accident and was in Abuja base on medical advice.

The state house of assembly on their part passed a vote of confidence on the governor which many described as supporting impunity in the state.

Addressing journalists, on arrival at the airport, the governor agreed that he had a domestic accident in his Abuja residence at about 8 pm when he was climbing the staircase.

He said his stay in Abuja was not against the Constitution of the country since he was still within the country. He stressed that even in his absence projects were still ongoing in the state.

“On the 22nd December, 2019 I was climbing the staircase, suddenly the light went off and I felt down, for those who saw me the next day I was limping. I traveled abroad for medical treatment and on return to the country, my doctors asked me to rest. That was why I stayed in Abuja, Even in my absence, massive roads construction and other projects are still ongoing”, Ishaku said.

While declaring ‘No handshake’ in Taraba as a result of the coronavirus the governor appreciated the people of the state for their prayers and also warned against unnecessary trips as part of measures to avoid coronavirus.

Presidency Refutes Report of an attack on Buhari in Kebbi

The Presidency has described as false and untrue social media reports on the alleged attack on President Muhammadu Buhari in Argungu, Kebbi State, on Thursday.

A statement by the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, late Thursday night, said a young man had attempted to greet the president at a closed range but was prevented by security officials.

” A young man was very excited to see his President at the Argungu fishing festival. He made to walk straight to him for a handshake. Security details prevented it. Now, opposite people are passing it off as an attempt to attack the President. How malicious can some people be! “-@Femiadesina

The presidential said: ”As the President went round the arena to inspect rice pyramids on display, and take photographs with farmers, a young man was so very excited to see his President so close. He made an attempt to get to him.

  • Femi Fani kayode | I don’t know what that young man had in mind but this is the first time that I have ever heard of a citizen wanting to “greet” his President by charging at him. Must this Government lie about everything? Must they put a spin on every event? Do they think that we are fools? ..And by the way, if all he wanted to do was to give “his President a handshake” because he was “very excited” to see him then why shoot the poor boy in the leg?
  • Gimbakakanda | I just gathered that Buhari is in Kebbi state for the Argungu fishing festival. God will punish Coronavirus for reducing our President to a guest of such village gathering. How do you go from rolling with the Donald Trumps of this world in DC to enduring heatwaves in Argungu?
  • Okonadiza | Even London, his usual hibernation spot where he gets treated for headache, he has refused to go there in a long time. This President is now ready to attend New Yam Festival in Nnewi, Ojude Oba in Ijebu and Eyo Festivity in Lagos. Corona is a bastard walahi.

”World over, such would not be allowed by security details. The young man was prevented, and he protested that he should be allowed to greet his President. ”Now, professional contortionists are making mischief of the event. They are passing the video clip off on social media as an attempt to attack the President.”Malicious people always twist things to give a negative narrative. But they simply dash their heads against the wall. The country moves on.”

Buhari was in Kebbi State on Thursday to declare open the Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival. It was the first time the international tourism event would hold in 11 years, as security considerations had rendered it impracticable.