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10042018 - Why I'm seeking a 2nd term — BUHARI

10042018 - Why I'm seeking a 2nd term —

Why farmers, herdsmen’s clashes may get worse OGBEH 8 Nigeria’s external reserves’ll soon hit $50bn; now at $47bn EMEFIELE 9 MEET THE BOSS Conversation with Madagascar’s wealthiest man Ylias Akbaraly Chairman, Sipromad 36 Group ** VOL. 26: NO. 63523 TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 Why I'm seeking a 2nd term BUHARI •President urges APC to be united and capture power in 2019 •Asks party to grant waivers for Oyegun, others to contest at congresses •Why I endured media attacks by my opponents Oyegun •Afenifere, Junaid Mohammed, Ikokwu, Okorocha, Adeniran, PDP, others react APC NEC MEETS By Omeiza Ajayi, Dennis Agbo, Ugochukwu Alaribe & Dirisu Yakubu A BUJAPresident Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, put paid to speculations about his political future with a declaration to the National Executive Committee, NEC of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that he would seek a second term to enable him consolidate on his achievements. The resolution of the President’s aspiration, however, came with a fresh uncertainty on the future of the party, Continues on Page 5 From left: Chairman, All Progressives Governors Forum and Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President Muhammadu Buhari, All Progressives Congress, APC, National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; National Secretary, Mallam Ibrahim Gubi; Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the Chairman, Nigerian Governors' Forum, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, during the meeting of the APC National Executive Committee at the Party's National Headquarters, Wuse 2, Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Abayomi Adeshida. High fertility rate fuelling underdevelopment Experts 46 Buhari hasn’t approved release of $1bn for arms Presidency COLUMNISTS TENIOLA 18 ODUMAKIN 17 COLE 31 MAILAFIA 31 8 Abacha loot: Adeosun blocks $17m payment to Malami’s lawyers 9 FG confirms Anambra's status as oil producing state 16 SEE INSIDE Naira depreciates to N360.21/ $ in I&E window 49 Mr & Mrs