President Muhammadu Buhari Easter Message


President Muhammadu Buhari

Fellow Nigerians,
I rejoice with you all, especially our Christian brothers and sisters, as we celebrate Easter.
For Christians all over the world, this celebration is in commemoration of the supreme sacrifice which Jesus Christ made for the salvation of mankind.
The Gospels also tell us that during his earthly ministry, Jesus Christ repeatedly urged his disciples and followers to “love one another as I have loved you”.
As we celebrate Easter this year, I sincerely believe that it will serve our dear nation very well if we all imbibe this essential message of Jesus Christ and truly learn to love  our countrymen and women as we love ourselves.
Indeed, we will surely make faster progress towards the achievement of the peaceful, united, strong, progressive and prosperous country we all desire if, as a nation, we eschew all divisive, parochial, ethnic and religious sentiments and rivalries, and begin to live more harmoniously with our compatriots, as Jesus Christ and the founders of the world’s other great religions enjoined mankind.
Our unfortunate notoriety in recent years as a country where the blood of men, women and children are wantonly and callously shed in frequent orgies of criminal, political, ethnic and religious violence has become very embarrassing and utterly unacceptable.
My administration is determined to achieve greater peace and security across our nation by ending the avoidable conflicts and crises that hinder our national progress.
I ask for greater support from all Nigerians in this regard. We must put a stop to politically motivated killings. Our communities must be made safe again for all inhabitants to live together in peace and harmony.
Our armed forces, police and other security agencies are being progressively reformed, repositioned and empowered to win the war against terrorism and make mass killings, abductions and other criminal atrocities things of the past in our beloved country.
Let us all also play our parts as patriotic citizens and do all that we can to ensure that we make Nigeria a safer, more peaceful and happier place for its people and others.
Faith, belief and the fulfilment of expectations are also key themes of the Easter celebration. I urge you all therefore, to continue to have faith in the future greatness of our country and to believe that the CHANGE my administration promised will surely come to fruition.
That CHANGE, which we all yearn for, will certainly occur more rapidly if we all place the love of our country above selfish personal and group interests.
The National Assembly has just passed the 2016 budget. I assure all Nigerians that we will do our utmost best to ensure that the budget, the first since my election as President, is efficiently and successfully implemented towards achieving our objective of faster economic growth and development.
I thank the vast majority of Nigerians for their patience and understanding in the first ten months of this administration.
As we go forward, I assure you all that we are working very hard to overcome the challenges we encountered on assumption of office.
We are moving on with an unshaken resolve and determination to deliver on the mandate you gave us on March 28, last year.
I wish you all very happy Easter celebrations.

Muhammadu Buhari
March 26, 2016

News Headlines March 26. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

News Headlines March 26. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

Boko Haram: Military Guns Down Two Female Suicide Bombers in Borno Town
Russian Oil Exports Threaten OPEC’s Output Freeze Deal
Dolapo Osinbajo, Migiro Open 2016 African Women in Leadership Conference in S/Africa
Tinapa: Cross River Govt. Signs Historic MoU
Ship Owners Back Peterside’s Appointment as NIMASA DG
Hoteliers Tackle LG Boss over Multiple Taxation
Vitafoam Links Product Diversification to Shareholder Value
Glo’s TVC Takes Subscribers on Tour of Rich Data Bundles
Promasidor Cowbellpedia Maths Qualifying Exam Records Impressive Turn-Out
Nigerian Banks Ripoff Customers
Amaechi, Wike and the Story of Humpty Dumpty
Presidency Disowns #ISTANDWITHBUHARI
Rivers Re-run: Pro-Jonathan Group Warns against Further Violence
Heralding the New Nigerian Kitchen
Piercing Petrol Scarcity Amidst Slithering Economy
The Garment Factory Fabric Collections
Why ‘Palm Wine Drinkers’ Want Emefiele Out
Rogers Augustine Nwoke: We Killed Lizards for Food…It Was that Tough
Increase in Tuberculosis Cases Worry Thoracic Society
Fibroids and You
Food Done Right

The Nation
Self-Professed Chibok Girl Suicide Bomber Arrested
N116b ONSA contracts: FG to refer 300 indicted persons, firms to EFCC, ICPC, Police Father rapes 12-yr-old daughter in Bayelsa, aborts pregnancy
20-yr-old communal war gathers fresh cloud in Delta
No Rivers rerun without guaranteed security, INEC vows
El-Rufai: Iconoclast in the saddle
The Shiite ghost won’t go away
Belgian ministers ‘offered to resign’ over Brussels attacks
Unilever PAT run rate improves significantly SPAR opens store in Ilupeju
Implement AU’s recommendation on health, agric, govts told
Real estate gets digital platform
New recruitment guidelines for MDAs coming
Shun cultism, UNIUYO VC Warns matriculating students
Undergraduate turns millionaire overnight
Siasia: Fair play cost us
Eagles can beat Egypt in Alexandria —Ikpeba
Amoo excited as Nigeria U-23 pip Brazil 1-0 FIFA women’s RANKING Super Falcons remain 37th
Ekpai plays down winner against Brazil Aigbogun relishes Enyimba win over Plateau Utd
Mina Okoloko yet to get her groove back

Rivers Rerun: INEC Vows Not Conclude Rerun Unless….
Disappearance Of Female Varsity Students: Parents Cry To Buhari, Police
Orile Police Detention Of School Kids: LASG Wades In
Showtime Reporters Dissect Anonymous ’ Debut Single
17 Political Parties Will Participate In Ondo Council Election
NYSC DG Visits Family Of Slain Corps Member, Promises Support
Muojeke, 1st Republic Parliamentarian Dies In Onitsha At 92
After Africa’s Polio Milestone, What’s Next For Global Health?
How Lebanese Raped, Impregnated His Nigerian Maid And Sacked Her
Easter: Lagos offers residents free bus ride to cushion effect of fuel scarcity
Tears as Catholic church buries 6 seminarians
“Making N1b will make this my last robbery”
Okowa’s smart way of doing things in Delta—Ukah
Federal character: How commission is addressing ethnic domination challenge
How Salah denied Super Eagles victory
Egypt shock Nigeria , draw 1-1
Nigeria U-23 beat Brazil
20 YEARS AS A COMEDIAN: How my grandma showed me the path to follow – I Go Dye
My most annoying routine is taking my bath – Simi
The Osijos: Power pass power!
Female teachers who lust after their pupils!
How can I stop falling in love with my teacher?

Fuel Scarcity Ends In April – Kachikwu
PDP Serving Senators, Ex Govs Pass Vote of Confidence On Modu Sheriff
EFCC Former Cook Demands Compensation For ‘Damages’
Saraki’s Continued Trial Worrisome – Timi Frank
Fuel Scarcity: Group Urges PMB To Revive Major Refineries
We Will Not Expose Our People To Danger Again – INEC Chairman
Let The Trial Commence
Rivers State Rerun: CAN YouthsWing Condemn killing Of Corps Member
Imo North Re-Run: The Dynamics, Power Play, Intrigues
AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: Siasia Optimistic Eagles Can Win In Egypt After Kaduna Draw
Amiesimaka, Akanni Others Disappointed With Super Eagles’ Draw Against Pharaohs
Nigeria 1-1 Egypt: Salah Rescues Pharaohs From Defeat
Tope Alabi Ebele, Liza C For City People Easter Fiesta
FIFTY’ Grosses Over N400M On Return On Investment
Omoni Oboli, Kiki Omeili, Kalu Ikeagwu In New Movie
My Project Will Help Curb Piracy, Create Job Opportunities For Nigerian Youth – Binta
Owen Gee:Cool Kaylah To Host Pearl Looks 2016 Runway Model Competition
Ibinabo’s Possible Journey To Jail
BBOG Proposes April 14 As Nigerian Student’s Day
Kogi State: The Misfortune Continues -111
Righteousman Drops New Album
As Fuel Scarcity Persists

Keep hope alive, Kalu tells Nigerians
National Mosque Chief Imam felicitates with Christians
Easter: Don’t oppress others, Fayose counsels leaders
Saraki: Group faults CCT’s ruling
FG, UNEP move against food insecurity in Nigeria, launch EBAFOSA
Lekki killing: Govt White Paper’ll be out soon —Ambode
Community spoils for showdown as naval rating kills local dredger
Police to deploy horses in league venues
Construction workers die inside underground tank
#NGAEGY SIDE ATTRACTION: Supporters give Kanu Nwakwo standing ovation
#NGAEGY SIDE ATTRACTION: Fans mob #Mikel for refusing them selfie
Police confirm 4 dead in Eket cult clash
Insecurity: NIS vows to flush out illegal immigrants
Dogara felicitates with Christians
CAN President urges Nigerians to shun violence, division
Ademowo charges Nigerians to shun crimes
Motor parks in Asaba record low patronage
#GoodFriday: Heavy traffic on Lagos/Ibadan expressway [PHOTO]

The Sun
Buhari should tread softly
Day female fan gave me hot slap –Ene Ogiri, actress
Strange fire wipes out family of 5
Easter: Dogara, Fayose, Ugwuanyi, others felicitate with Christians
Factory workers in Nnewi face mass retrenchment
Queens College of scandal: School authorities must go down with Osifala -Old students, activists insist
.Victim alleges teacher gave money, food in order to caress her breasts, buttocks
Judiciary has crumbled under Buhari’s threats –Adegboruwa
Resign if you can’t pay workers’ wages, Kaigama tells governors
Buhari dissociates self from campaign group
‘Litigations stall release of funds recovered from looters’
Customs FOU Zone A arrests 34 suspects over N360m contraband
nterbank rate hits 20% as CBN quarantines N400bn from banking system
…Naira appreciates to N320 By Blaise Udunze
Super Patriot: Iwobi fails to join sports stars that dumped Nigeria
Ngerem slams Nigeria’s Rio Olympics preparations
… Says participation could be effort in futility
Amaju, NFF, LMC officials stranded in Kaduna
Strange fire wipes out family of 5
2-month old baby, Islamic teacher, wife, two other kids killed in Bauchi
Biafra: Agitators renew hope for reconciliation
.How Nnamdi Kanu, Uwazuruike, Uchenna Madu turn enemies fighting same cause
Rivers rerun: INEC seeks adequate security for fresh polls
Nigerian prisons steaming with condemned persons
Army intercepts 2 suicide bombers in Borno
The fall of notorious robbery kingpin, TK
Alleged Islamisation plan: Religious leaders divided over Buhari
.Sheik Ahmed, Prof Ishaq Akintola disagree with CAN
…He did no wrong taking Nigeria to Saudi Arabia military coalition –Sheikh Ahmed
Healthy babies for sickle-cell carriers
Soltan boss hails TBI on Cruise holiday sales
Fuel scarcity ends in 2 weeks- FG
Those killing Nigeria (2)

News Headlines March 7. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

News Headlines March 7. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo for

The Punch
‘Many Muslim leaders unknowingly support terrorism’
Support police, LASG tells residents
Troops raid Boko Haram hideouts, kill five
Ogoni protest military invasion
Nigerian girls under threat, says Osinbajo’s wife
Nigeria, part of Saudi’s anti-terror Islamic coalition – Buhari
Reps: Hunger biting harder in Nigeria
How over 500 security agents rescued Lagos schoolgirls
EFCC searches Badeh’s house, recovers…
Man jailed 10 years for trafficking six girls
Hotelier arrested for raping, impregnating 15-year-old niece
Dangote driver accused of diverting 900 bags of sugar
El Kanemi shock Enyimba, Pillars win
World T’tennis: Nigeria remain in Div Two
Leicester’s big-spending rivals nervous —Ranieri
Investment inflow into Nigeria drops by N2.3tn
Oil workers kick against NNPC’s unbundling
Refineries record first profit in 12 months
Punch report stalls Army’s demolition of Enugu homes
Calabar killings: 14 policemen face speedy trial
3,000 C’ River residents receive free eye treatment
Curbing the unending mayhem by Fulani herdsmen
JAMB, please review my exam script
Emergency health fund
Illegal deductions by Airtel
How to write a bankable business plan
Online forex trading indicators
Your baby’s frequent illness may be due to allergy
This doctor does not fancy your coffin
Buhari, treat economy as emergency
Don’t shut base stations, NCC tells police

Court Opens Case on Hijab in Osun
La Liga: Barca’s ‘MSN’ Attain Incredible 100 Goal Record
Buhari, Lawyer Mourn Ocholi, Wife, Son
Ocholi’s Last Official Engagement
Former US First Lady, Nancy Reagan, Dies at 94
Liverpool Snatches Dramatic Win at Palace
Minister, Wife, Son Perish in a Ghastly Motor Accident.
Buhari in Dramatic U-turn, Says Nigeria a Member of Islamic Coalition against Terror
Ogun Doctors to Commence One Week Warning Strike
Premiership: Rondon Shocks 10-man Man Utd
Al Jazeera: Muhammadu Buhari: ‘I haven’t failed’ against Boko Haram
Card Rader: National Assembly To Amend Electoral Act – Lawmaker
S’East CAN Laments Activities of Fulani Herdsmen
Investors Shun Cheap Bank Stocks on Anticipated Poor Earnings
Nigerians to Spend N27.5bn on Imported Textiles by Q4 2016
El-Rufai Canvasses Favourable Policies to Uplift Local Airlines
IG Orders Police to Stop Closure of Telecoms Sites
SEC to Implement Judges’ Recommendations on Dispute Resolution
Daar Communications Loses N3.4bn through High Operating Expenses
Waiting on the Mega Party
America: Glamorous Slavery in Freedom
APC Expresses Shock at Ocholi’s Death
Stop the Rumour! Jimoh Ibrahim is not Broke
NPFL: Rabiu Ali’s Hat-trick Lifts Pillars to Joint Tops with Rangers
Dalung Inspects Rio2016 Games Facilities in Brazil
ITTF RANKING: Quadri Displaces Egypt’s Assar to Become Africa’s Best
New Prize Money Outlay for Okpekpe Race
Davis Cup: Murray Beats Nishikori to Set up Britain, Serbia Clash
Team Nigeria Secures Visas, Departs for S’Africa
‘I haven’t failed’ against Boko Haram
Nigeria: The Economic Upside

The Nation
Minister, wife, son die as SUV somersaults
Suspect: we planned kidnap for 2 months
The Nation Forum on the economy opens April 7
Ambode: Lagos won’t tolerate criminality
Kidnapped Lagos schoolgirls freed
SGF, others receive bodies at National Hospital
Buhari, APC, Atiku, others mourn
How food ration led to release of abducted girls
Companies get 19-day deadline to submit annual reports
Dearth of infrastructure threatens 20,000Mw projection
EFCC seizes $1m cash from Badeh’s house
Ese: don’t mix criminality with religion, say Soyinka, Falana
How agri-business incubators can boost agric, create jobs
nvestors shun NAICOM’s N350m micro insurance licence
Here comes Hyundai’s Tucson SUV
‘Why power reform must work’
U.S spends $1.25m on wildlife conservation
Energy firm begins supply of 40Mw to Eko DisCo
APC chief beheaded in Rivers ahead of rerun
Stakeholders to rejig lottery business
Kidnapped Lagos schoolgirls freed
Lassa fever: Contact hospitals reopened
Uniosun to graduate 3,164
Lawyer: DSS erred on Ekiti Assembly
Fed Govt shortlists 21 for NIPOST Post Master General
‘Restore Ransome-Kuti’s rank’
Ondo retirees berate Mimiko for non-payment of salaries, pensions
Scores dump PDP for APC in Ondo
Companies get 19-day deadline to submit annual reports
Dearth of infrastructure threatens 20,000Mw projection
How agri-business incubators can boost agric, create jobs
Investors shun NAICOM’s N350m micro insurance licence
China retains ITTF World Team Championships titles
Why local coaches fail – Jo Bonfrere
Lillian Esoro Bashes Busybodies
Emotions flow at AMVCA 2016
Myro releases visuals for Plantain remix
Adaeze Yobo has it out with mum
CDM set to drop Sexy Africana
What’s matter with Rivers politicians?
Honour your word
Absurd dependency

Okorocha To Present First Igbo Newspaper, Ikoro March 15
Why Oliseh, Others Failed – Bonfrere
Okpekpe Race Gets New Prize Money
Military Operations In Rivers LGAs: Protesters Shut Down Bori
Allocation To Caretaker LG Chairmen: NASS Handicapped —Dogara
Post Bank Under-Way, Says Communications Minister
How Ogbonnaya Onu Derailed My Medical Career — Ndoma-Egba
N5,000 Dole: Yes And No
Idemnity: FCTA To Drag Zenith Insurance, Leadway Assurance, Standard Alliance, Others To EFCC
How minister, wife, son died in gory auto crash
How Police rescued abducted Lagos school girls without ransom
NJC queries Judge for allegedly receiving N10m donation
Biafra: IPOB replies Buhari, says ‘we would also not tolerate Nigeria’
Terrorism: Why Nigeria’ll join Saudi-led Islamic coalition —Buhari
Fuel scarcity: NNPC reopens Port-Harcourt refinery
EDO 2016: Why Edo elders are interested in Oshiomhole’s successor – Prince Akenzua
Why Oliseh, others failed – Bonfrere
Okpekpe race gets new prize money
Wrestling: Nigeria conquers Africa
Dalung: Rio inspection necessary
AFCON Qualifier: Siasia okays Kaduna stadium, hotel
Artistes storm Owerri for Mallam Yankee’s club launch
Does your wife think you’re a good lover?!
‘FG must be willing to support smallholder farmers’
New TUMA award winner emerges, as Maths expert cautions teachers
Alleged failed sugery on woman with eight months pregnancy: Our story by LUTH CMD

3 Abducted Ikorodu Schoolgirls Regain Freedom
Gloomy Sunday As PMB Loses Minister
News Analysis: Kogi Politicians And Mystery Of Sudden Deaths
NDDC Paid N3.9bn For Non-existent Projects – Senate
MTN Fine: Shittu, Malami, Others To Appear Before Senate
Politicians Use Religion, Ethnicity To Oppress, Divide The People – Osinbajo
Fund Recovery: I’m Not Shielding Aliyu – Gov Bello
War Against VPD: After Polio, Measles Should Be Next
Former US First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies At 94
FG To Spend 35% Of Budget On Debt Servicing
Man Wins $291m In Lottery, Brother Wins $7
CBN Calls For Diversification Of Foreign Exchange Sources
EPL Round-up: United Lose, Benteke Saves Liverpool
NPFL: Pillars Edge Past Akwa, Shooting Stars Win
I’m The Right Man For Nigeria – Bonfrere
BPP And The Made-in-Nigeria Policy Option
War Against VPD: After Polio, Measles Should Be Next
Workplace Diplomatic Communication
PMB: Between N5,000 Stipend And Infrastructural Development
Katsina: Gains Of Masari’s War Against Cattle Rustling
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