Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Buhari was treated badly by the military under PDP- Presidency

28 December 2015, 06:23Lekan Oladeinde

Abuja - The Presidency has said the military hierarchy did not treat President Muhammadu Buhari well during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Presidency described the actions of the military at that time as shameless and unfortunate.

The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, in a Facebook post on Saturday noted that the military in particular treated Buhari so badly that its leaders kept silent when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charged that he didn't have WAEC papers.

Shehu said Buhari went without a full complement of armed guards from the army he served at the highest level until the dastardly bomb attack on his convoy in April 2014.

He stated that it was at this time that the Chief of Army Staff at that time thought it necessary to reinstate the armed convoy to protect Buhari.

On the criticism trailing revelations that Buhari received some vehicles from the embattled ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, Shehu stated that the President was entitled to what he received.

“When they brought the two cars within a few days of his being bombed, the staff of the General were merely informed that this was from the Federal Government in fulfillment of its obligation to him.

Since this was an entitlement long-overdue, not minding that it came short of what was expected, there was absolutely nothing wrong on the part of the General for accepting that which was due to him.”

Shehu noted that the hashtag “#Buharigate” was intended as a counterpoise to "Dasukigate," the phenomenal corruption scheme by which money intended for weapons to fight terror was shared among PDP leaders.

He added that #Buharigate failed to gain traction because it was seen as an opposition overreach and a desperate attempt to tarnish Buhari’s hard-earned name and nothing more.

- News 24


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...