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As Tinubu Takes Oath as Nigeria’s 16th President Today

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will today make history as he will be sworn-in as the 16th president of Nigeria in Abuja. In this report, Adedayo Akinwale takes another look at Tinubu’s 80-page Action Plan to transform the nation.

In October, 2022, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu launched an ambitious 80-page Action plan tagged Renewed Hope 2023. The document encapsulated his plan to transform Nigeria if elected the president.

As fate would have it, Tinubu was declared  winner of the February 25, 2023 presidential poll having polled  8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Atiku abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored  6,984,520 votes and Peter Obi of the Labour Party who came third with a total of 6,101,533 votes, while Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP came fourth with 1,496,687 votes.

Nevertheless, Nigerians are not new to  political parties’ manifesto. The 15th president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, did the same. But one thing has been constant like a northern star, the more documents the politicians launch, the country has been repeatedly worse off at the end of their tenure.

In the case of Buhari, if at all he had any policy document, the best such policy document did was to bring Nigeria’s economy to its knees, while poverty conveniently resides in Nigeria and unemployment rate in the country has been awarded a Nigerian citizen. It’s a kind of affliction that Nigerians do not pray for it to rise a second time.

Without sugarcoating it, due to past ugly experiences, Nigerians are not really enthusiastic about any policy document of any politician or administration. They are just ready to roll with whatever policy each administration brings.

However, having survived the eight-year rule of Buhari, Nigerians will be willing to see how Tinubu hopes to transform the country, build on the successes of Buhari, if any, and reverse, most importantly the negative economic indices, while improving on the country’s security architecture, as well as reducing the unemployment rates.


Expectedly, in the 80-page document, Tinubu promised to establish highly trained and disciplined anti-terrorist battalions to tackle insecurity in the country.

The president-elect said the military units would be better equipped with tactical communications gear and new vehicles to give them a greater communications and mobility advantage over criminals, bandits and terrorists.

Tinubu assured that his government would  reduce the country’s dependence on imported foreign military equipment by ramping up domestic production of basic and essential military hardware and equipment, including small arms and ammunition.

He said: “Highly trained and disciplined anti-terrorist battalions (ABATTS) with special forces units will be created. Their objective shall be to seize the strategic and tactical initiative, in the hands of terrorists, kidnappers and bandits.

“We will further modernise our Armed Forces by ensuring that our weapons systems (land, sea and air) are capable of addressing current and anticipated security threats in the modern world. This shall also mean the recruitment of people who possess the technical skills required for today’s military.”

The president noted that the Police Force would be repositioned to deliver on its primary duties of community policing and maintaining law and order through crime fighting and prevention; while police personnel would be freed from extraneous duties such as VIP security and guard duties.

He explained that VIP Security and provision of security for government buildings, installations and other critical assets will be transferred to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). The NSCDC shall be evaluated and reformed to be better integrated with our internal security apparatus.

Tinubu explained that his government would  implement measures to eliminate attacks on vital national infrastructure, saying this would be known as Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Plan.

He added that integral to this effort would be the deployment of modern technologies, tools and equipment to end crude oil theft, prevent vandalization of national assets, and reduce, to the barest minimum, environmental pollution of the Niger Delta.

According to him,  his government would combine increased aerial surveillance over land and sea with other cutting edge technology that would provide instant notification of intrusions or disruptions of oil pipelines and related installations.

He said such technology would also be deployed to monitor power stations, transmission and distribution networks, sea and airports, rail transportation, telecommunications and. other vital infrastructure.


In the document, Tinubu hinted that the budgetary procedure would be reviewed.  He explained that budgetary custom based on the country’s annual budget and fiscal policies largely on the dollar value of projected oil revenue, not only  artificially restrict the federal government’s fiscal latitude, it also unduly attracts the nation’s attention towards a single source of fiscal revenue to the detriment of others.

To him, to achieve optimal growth in the long term, government must wean itself from this limitation, adding, “A more efficient fiscal methodology would be to base our budgeting on the projected level of government spending which optimises growth and jobs’ without causing unacceptable levels of inflation. As part of this prudent growth-based budgeting, we will establish a clear and mandatory inflationary ceiling on spending. However, we must break the explicit link between naira expenditure and dollar inflows into the economy.”

Tinubu also said his government will limit foreign debt obligations emphasising that government  can protect  exchange rates, guard against inflation and preserve foreign currency reserves by limiting  exposure to large debt obligations denominated in foreign currency.

He added that his administration will engage in extraordinary prudence in contracting debt in foreign currency. He emphasised that the policy will be such that new foreign currency debt obligations would be linked to projects that generate cash flows from which the debt can be repaid.

The president said, “Where possible, we shall limit such foreign currency denominated debts to essential expenditures that cannot be adequately addressed by either naira denominated expenditures or debt obligations.”

Job creation

He further promised that his administration will provide sufficient jobs with decent wages; revive manufacturing industries, generate, transmit and distribute sufficient and affordable electricity; manufacture, produce and market good quantities of the essential goods and services; export more and import less to strengthen the Naira; make food available and affordable; modernise and expand public infrastructure.

This, he said, his administration will achieve by building on the foundation laid by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

He added, “Based on our unshakable faith in our people and standing on the foundation established by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, we shall: Build a Nigeria where sufficient jobs with decent wages create a better life for all and a future of promise for our youth.

“Revive our manufacturing industries and place Nigeria back on the path of industrialisation and job creation. Generate, transmit and distribute sufficient, affordable electricity to give our people the necessary power to drive their businesses and brighten their homes. Power is key to unlocking the potential of our national economy.

“Manufacture, produce and market increased quantities of the essential goods and services we require. Nigeria shall be known as a nation of creators, not just consumers.

Export more and import less in order to earn more foreign exchange and strengthen the Naira.

“Deliver food security and affordability by continuing to prioritise agriculture and assist farmers and other players in the agricultural value chain through enlightened policies that promote productivity and guarantee robust incomes. Modernise and expand public infrastructure to stimulate economic growth at an optimal rate,” among others.

As the administration of Tinubu officially takes off today after being sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola at the Eagle Square in Abuja, Nigerians are hopeful it will be a new dawn.


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On this day, children are given the spotlight as various activities, events, and programs are organized to bring happiness and laughter into their lives. Schools, communities, and families come together to create a memorable experience for children, filled with fun, games, and educational activities.

May 29: Anxiety as Supreme Court decides Tinubu-Shettima’s fate

There is palpable fear and anxiety ahead of the landmark Supreme Court judgment regarding the victory of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

The Supreme Court will today, Friday, decide on Tinubu’s victory over alleged double nomination by his running mate, Kashim Shettima.

DAILY POST reports that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is seeking Tinubu and the Vice-President-elect, Kashim Shettima’s disqualification, over alleged double nomination.

PDP claimed the act violated the electoral laws.

The appellant anchored its appeal on the claims that the appellate court erred in law when it dismissed its appeal and affirmed the judgment of a trial court which held that the suit was incompetent and lacking in merit.

PDP pointed out that the ruling party breached the law by nominating Shettima as the senatorial candidate for Borno Central and as vice-presidential candidate.

However, the anticipated ruling is causing some measure of panic among Nigerians.

Tinubu is expected to be inaugurated on May 29 as the next Nigerian president, but the decision of the apex court might either make or mar the event.

Speaking ahead of the judgement, Chuks Ibegbu, a public affairs analyst, said the ruling of the Supreme Court should not be a cause for alarm.

Ibegbu urged Nigerians not to allow themselves to be used in causing mayhem after the apex court ruling.

The chieftain of Ohanaeze Ndigbo told DAILY POST: “Well the Supreme Court is the Highest in the land. There should be no cause for alarm. Whatever decision they take is Supreme. We hope their decision will be the best in the interest of justice and Nigeria.

“I want to advise all Nigerians to be law abiding. Nobody should allow anybody to use him as a tool for mayhem.

“Politicians must never be allowed to sow the seed of discord on us. We have many things in common, viz- marriage, workplace relationship, religious companionship, etc, and when these politicians finally settle down in office it’s their wives, children, girlfriends, associates etc they care for and their bottomless pockets.”

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TGIF is often associated with a sense of relaxation, leisure, and freedom from work-related responsibilities. Many people look forward to Friday as a chance to unwind, spend time with family and friends, engage in hobbies or recreational activities, and recharge for the week ahead.


Breaking: His Excellency the President and SLPP Presidential Candidate together with other Presidential Candidates signed the National Election Pledge which contains key commitments among which is to accept the results of the 24th June 2023 multi-tier elections or commit to the Judicial resolution of electoral disputes. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Commonwealth, African Union, ECOWAS, United Nations, European Union and members of the National Election Pledge Committee.

Photo credit: Umaru Napoleon Koroma





One of Sierra Leone active and outstanding actresses #Juliet #Nanoh aka the screen godess” asking her fans to support her in clinching the 2023 SLAAM Best Actress Award by voting for her massively. 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

Calling on all my amazing fans!

I couldn’t wait to share the incredible news with all of you. Guess what? 🥰 I have been nominated for this year’s prestigious SLAAM Awards! 🎉✨

It’s an absolute honor to be recognized for my work in the captivating movie “Choice.” 🎥🌟 Now, I need your support more than ever.

I kindly request you to cast your valuable votes and help me secure the title of “Best Sierra Leone Lead Actress.”💕 🥰 Your votes truly matter, and your support means the world to me.

Click on the voting link below and select your screen goddess, Juliet Nanoh, in the category of “BEST SIERRA LEONE LEAD ACTRESS.” ✨ Remember, every vote counts, so let’s make this happen.

Voting link : https://slaam.org/voting/

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Kerry David Barry(Ram Dee) – Choice.

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AIK Freetong Youngster Daniel Deen Sesay having a tryout with Norwegian Top flight club Tromso IL

AIK Freetong 16 years old youngster Daniel Deen Sesay is currently having a tryout with Norwegian top flight club Tromso IL after arriving at the club this week.

Daniel joined AIK Freetong in November 2022 from Manchester United Academy in Bo City after an impressive display at the 2022 WAFU Zone A U17 Tournament in Mauritania. Daniel was Sierra Stars top performer in the competition after scoring 2 goals in the team’s opener against host Mauritania.

Daniel who plays as a forward, upon joining AIK Freetong was immediately sent on loan to local Premier league outfit Old Edwardians FC where he is currently playing his football.




News Release from the National Tourist Board – Sierra Leone

History is shaken tonight, our iconic heritage and monumental symbol is down. The famous Cotton Tree is fallen. This tree has been part of core tour itineraries and tour packages which served major tourist generating regions. As a sector this is a gap and a challenge time for the sector. People, tourists and independent travelers around the world used to visit “the old maa” for its long standing slave history and landmark relevance.

We must not forget that the historic symbol of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, is a large kapok tree known as the “Cotton Tree.” According to our history, the tree gained importance in 1792 when a group of formerly enslaved people settled the site of what is now Freetown. As a nation we must attach historical worthiness to this tree, with somuch positive attitude that characterized our reach history.

It is believed by some to have been the resting place for the Black Poor when the arrived in Sierra Leone in 1787. They apparently rested and prayed underneath the shade of the tree.

The Nova Scotians upon arrival in 1792 are also said to have sung “Return ye, ransomed sinners home” at this site though some views are held that the tree associated with this settlers is some distance away.

Without hesitation: The Cotton Tree is synonymous to Freetown and has inspired many works of creative art. She has been so useful In the dry season and harmattan when sheds its leaves and branches but also in the rains the tree can be admired in all its splendour. Its magnetic pull makes it an attractive sight for visiting tourists.

Our land mark must be regained as an attraction not sorceries.





The Freetown Cotton Tree 🌳 has been the iconic symbol of the Capital City of Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 Freetown for 400 years. The heavy wind blown on the 24th May 2023 was responsible for the fallen of the great tree.




According to information this suspect by the name of Nabieu Jibao of Woroma town Penguia chiefdom, Kailahun district was arrested at Tondola checkpoint on yesterday at 10:30 hours. He was arrested for the carrying illegal fire arms ( 500 rounds of shotgun shells heading to Kenema. As of now the matter is still in the investigation stage.





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