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Nobody Will Be Allowed To Destabilise Nigeria – President Buhari Vows

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja urged Nigerians to resist agents bent on causing breakdown of law and order in the country, assuring that no individual or group will be allowed to destabilise Nigeria.

‘‘We have the land, we have the resources, and we have the people. But I do not know why people will allow themselves to be successfully subverted to destabilise their own country,’’ the President said at an Iftar dinner with Governors, Ministers and Heads of Government Agencies.

President Buhari, who thanked the Governors and Ministers for honouring his invitation to break the Ramadan fast, expressed confidence that in spite of the current security challenges, the country will succeed.

On the forthcoming general elections, the President affirmed that being beneficiary of free, fair and credible elections, the introduction of technology and the Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) will make it impossible for anyone to claim millions of votes again in the country.

Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, commended President Buhari for demonstrating resilience and determination at a crucial period in Nigeria’s history.

‘‘We have a leader who is not distracted by momentary challenges but has continued to commit to the renewal of our nation and we, governors, ministers and heads of government agencies are equally dedicated to building a better Nigeria, on your watch,’’ he said.

Noting that this year’s Holy month of Ramadan coincided with the just concluded Christian Lenten period, the Governor of Ekiti said it holds enormous spiritual value on the benefits of renewal, sacrifice, almsgiving, forgiveness and healing for the individual as well as the nation.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 19, 2022

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Provide Details To Enable Us Rescue Your Father — IPOB Tells Nollywood Actor, Odoputa

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The Indigenous People of Biafra says it is willing to help in efforts to rescue Kenneth Odoputa, father of Nigerian Nollywood actor, Uche Odoputa who was kidnapped some weeks ago.

Uche had, in an Instagram post on Monday, cried out for help to secure the release of his father from the abductors.



The Nollywood actor, who also shared a picture of his father, had also solicited prayers from his colleagues and fans for the safety and release of his father.

“Friends please join me in praying for my father’s safe return from the hands of kidnappers that took him over two weeks now. Mr. Kenneth Odoputa,” Uche’s post read.

Reacting, IPOB through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said the group was willing to support rescue efforts to connect Uche back to his father.

Powerful, in a text to SaharaReporters, said Uche should endeavour to contact the group and give details of the location of the kidnap incident, the date it happened and other necessary details so as to fast-track the rescue mission.

He said, “Please find out who this is and tell him to provide evidence of the incident, picture of his father, the village where this happened and the date. If you know him, let him know about this, please. We are willing to step in.”

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Buhari Signs New Health Insurance Bill Into Law, Ends Old Scheme, NHIS

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed the new National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022 into law.

Announcing this on his verified Twitter handle, Buhari said that the new law was part of his government’s efforts to achieve universal health coverage for Nigerians.



“As part of our healthcare reforms, I have signed into law the recently passed National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022, which repeals the National Health Insurance Scheme Act. We will ensure the full implementation of the new Act, to provide coverage for all Nigerians,” Buhari said.

Buhari noted that the new health insurance law will repeal the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act of 2004.

According to him, the new law will work in line with state governments health insurance schemes by empowering them (state governments) to accredit primary and secondary healthcare facilities and ensure the enrollment of Nigerians in the scheme.

Note that the chairman of Nigeria’s Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, had, since the bill was passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives, repeatedly advocated for Mr. President to sign the bill into law.

Oloriegbe, representing Kwara Central Senatorial District in the red chamber, had maintained that parts of the content of the new bill made health insurance mandatory for all Nigerians.

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