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BREAKING: President Buhari Goes To ICC Tomorrow

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday, July 15, 2018, depart Nigeria for the Netherlands to participate in activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), at The Hague ORIENTAL TIMES understands.

President Buhari is the only world leader invited to deliver a keynote address during the Solemn Hearing to commemorate the anniversary at Courtroom 1 of the ICC’s Headquarters at The Hague.

In buttressing Nigeria’s commitment as a member of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC, the President, as the current anti-corruption champion for the African Union, will use the global platform to reaffirm Nigeria’s support to the fundamental values of the Rome Statute and to the ideals of the ICC. He will also highlight his administration’s campaign against corruption in Nigeria.

After the event at the Courtroom, the President will have a bilateral meeting with the ICC Prosecutor, Ms Fatou Bensouda.

President Buhari will attend a dinner hosted by Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, the President of the ICC who is a Nigerian.

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ORIENTAL TIMES learnt that, while in The Hague, Buhari will meet with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, to discuss bilateral issues such as migration, peace and security, and economic cooperation.

The President and his delegation will have a separate roundtable with some Dutch Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of companies based in Nigeria with a view to urging them to expand their investments, especially in agriculture, oil and gas in Nigeria.

President Buhari will also tour the Port of Rotterdam and Shell refinery Pernis, Hoogvliet.

On the margins of the President’s visit, Nigeria and the Netherlands will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral consultations.

President Buhari’s delegation to the Netherlands will include Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State; Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

Others are the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh; the Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar; the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru; and the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman.

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26 Comments

  1. Unanimous

    July 15, 2018 at 7:34 am

    I hope that osuji will do his work without bias because his parents in Nigeria as Igbo tribe will not be omitted when the killers and terrorist will visit money is not everything.

  2. Unanimous

    July 15, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Terrorist government.

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  4. Anonymous

    July 15, 2018 at 5:37 am

    To do what

  5. chinedu emeziem

    July 15, 2018 at 4:59 am

    lcc president was promised oil block that is why minister petroleum are going with him to perfect the agreement to cover up the atrocity commuted by buhari government I told u this people are evil let them eat money opon the innocent blood wasted in this country call Nigeria

  6. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    He is going down no two ways about

  7. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    LOL….if he like go ICT Na him sabi

  8. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Wicked .

  9. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    that is where his life will end. buhari is dead and buried.

  10. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    He is a cheap poor liar, he is going to lie about everything

  11. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    good for him let him go

  12. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    True?

  13. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    some people will only read the head line and start to comment rubbish, why not read the body of the news in order to understand what the news is talking about?

  14. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 5:23 pm

  15. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Fake news

  16. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Go and promote another incompetence on the global platform as you never observed and recognised human rights in Nigeria

  17. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Our president

  18. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    To legalize the killings by fulani herdsmen

  19. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Go and answer your questions. #AFAU

  20. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    How

  21. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    fake news .

  22. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Nonsense

  23. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    which ICC?

  24. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Visiting his new home after 2019?

  25. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Fulani terrorist government

  26. Anonymous

    July 14, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Who cares…

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2023: North Has Learnt Its Lessons With Buhari — Sheikh Gumi

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Islamic scholars, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, has described Nigerians as very sentimental people who do not learn lessons.

In an interview with Sunday Sun, the Islamic scholar spoke about the 2023 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari and what is going on in the country.

Speaking on the coming 2023 elections, Gumi said stability is what is important now and not regional politics.

He explained that Nigeria is not about who leads from which region. He said what Nigeria needs is a crop of smart and intelligent Nigerians and it has nothing to do with whether the person is from the north, south, east or west.

According to him, the north has learnt its lessons with President Buhari. He said: “The north has learnt its lessons. Now, north is worse hit with Buhari. Jonathan was building 150 Almajiri schools, nine universities in the north. He was doing things. This Kaduna-Abuja rail, although the late President Umar Yar’Adua started it. So, let’s have somebody who can do it.”

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Listing the qualities of the kind of leader Nigeria needs, he said such a person must be alert, intelligent, not take revenge, be forgiving, rehabilitate and not kill or imprison.

He added that the person’s mind should not be about catching people, but correcting them.

Asked if he has noticed any difference in the country since its return to democratic rule in 1999, he said there is development in the world as technology has made things better. He, however, said there is retrogression in government.

“Things are supposed to improve because science and technology have brought development close to the people. Government is retrogressing simply because we don’t have the right people in the right place and at the right time. Nigeria’s situation now is worse,” he added.

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We Won’t Declare Kalu’s Seat Vacant — Senate

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The Senate on Friday ruled out the possibility of declaring vacant, the seat of its Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu, following his conviction by a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday.

Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment over a N7.65bn fraud charges against him since 2007 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The judgment was delivered by Justice Mohammed Idris, 12 years after the EFCC filed the suit against him.

Kalu was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Jones Udeogu, who served under him as the director of finance and account at the Abia State Government House in Umuahia.

Reacting to the calls on the leadership of the Senate to declare his seat vacant, the Spokesperson for the red chamber, Senator Godiya Akwashiki, said it was not possible.

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He said such a request would only be considered after the embattled senator had explored all the legal options available to him without success.

Akwashiki argued that the constitution of Nigeria does not mandate the Senate President to unilaterally declare the seat of any senator facing prosecution or convicted by a lower court, vacant.

He said, “The Senate has no reason to declare his seat vacant. This is not the first time that such a thing would happen.

“There is no provision in the constitution that says the seat of any senator facing prosecution or convicted at a lower court should be declared vacant.

“He still has the opportunity to appeal the case.

“Even the tenure of a former governor Joshua Dariye, who has been in prison for some time now, ran its course until the end of the 8th National Assembly. Nobody declared his seat vacant.

“The Senate President cannot declare the seat of Kalu vacant. It is against the law.

“Tell those who are canvassing such things that there is nothing like that, it is a non-issue,” the Senate spokesperson added.

On whether Kalu will continue to receive salaries while in prison, Akwashiki said the National Assembly bureaucracy determines the payment of senators based on the template from the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Allocation Commission.

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N40m Allegedly Stolen In Bayelsa Govt House

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Not less than N40 million was on Friday, December 6, declared missing in the office of Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown, the deputy chief of staff to the Bayelsa state Government House.

The Nation reports that about seven policemen and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been arrested and detained as possible suspects linked to the development at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police command.

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