Buhari Rejoices With ‘Compassionate’ Queen Elizabeth II On Platinum Jubilee

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II stands on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace as the troops march past during the Queen’s Birthday Parade, the Trooping the Colour, as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee celebrations, in London on June 2, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Brady / POOL / AFP)


President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee, describing her as a compassionate leader. 

Buhari’s greeting was contained in a series of tweets on his official handle on Thursday night.

“Warmest wishes and congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee. I rejoice with a loyal, patriotic and compassionate leader who truly works for the people,” Buhari said.

“People never lose trust in Queen Elizabeth. Their firm belief is that she always has the potential to deliver, especially during troubled times. It is confirmation of the fact that Queen Elizabeth always acts and delivers according to people’s expectations.”

READ ALSOBuhari Hails Pope’s Appointment Of Bishop Okpaleke As Cardinal

Warmest wishes and congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee. I rejoice with a loyal, patriotic and compassionate leader who truly works for the people.

— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) June 2, 2022

He, therefore, on behalf of all “citizens of Nigeria wish her many more years as Queen of England and Head of the Commonwealth, in excellent health”.

Five remarkable moments from BBNaija S6 reunion opening night

The Big Brother Naija season 6 reunion started off with glitz and glamour on Thursday night. The programme, monitored by our correspondent, aired across Africa Magic stations. Hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the opening night showcased the introduction of the reunion show and the former housemates. In this piece, The PUNCH highlights five remarkable moments from…

Read More

Lagos community gets water project, residents excited

The Love Water Borehole Project has donated a water project to Jakande Ilasan community in Lekki, Lagos State. At the inauguration of the project on Tuesday, the sponsor, Mrs Naomi Alabi, said she grew up in an environment without clean water. This, she said, made her to realise that water is a luxury everyone needed…

Read More

Church organises service of songs for sound engineer killed in Lekki

Family, friends and colleagues of David Imoh, the sound engineer killed and burnt in an attack in Lekki area of Lagos May 12, 2022 gathered on Thursday to pay their last respects to him. Imoh who was lynched and burnt to death after a misunderstanding ensued over the N100 balance with one of the commercial…

Read More

Nations League: Ronaldo’s Portugal fight back to draw Spain

Spain were denied a winning start by Portugal in the Nations League on Thursday as Alvaro Morata’s first-half finish was cancelled out by a late equaliser from Ricardo Horta. Morata sidefooted home at the end of a scintillating counter-attack and while Cristiano Ronaldo came on in the second half for Portugal, it was another substitute…

Read More

How Saraki led campaign of calumny against me in 2015 – Tinubu

Presidential aspirant and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, narrated how former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, allegedly led a campaign of calumny against him in 2015. Tinubu spoke at the Presidential Lodge in Abeokuta, the state capital, while addressing the APC delegates ahead of the party’s primary. The national leader…

Read More

AFCON qualifier: Tunisia thrash 10-man Equatorial Guinea 4-0

Naim Sliti scored and created two other goals as Tunisia began a four-match build-up this month by hammering 10-man Equatorial Guinea 4-0 in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday.    Sliti broke the stubborn resistance of the Equatoguineans on 56 minutes when, after two failed attempts by the visitors to clear a…

Read More

Don’t come for campaign, students tackle Oyetola over bad road

Student body, under the aegis of the National Association of Ora-Igbomina students, Osun State, has frowned at the planned visit of Governor Oyetola to Ora-Igbomina town, Ifedayo Local Government Area of the state. In a press release issued on Thursday by the president and general secretary of the association, Adedapo Taiwo and Adewumi Boluwatife respectively,…

Read More

BBNaija reunion: Peace opens up on social media break

Former Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate, Peace, has addressed her noticeable absence from social media shortly after the show ended in October 2021. In the reunion show which premiered on Thursday night, she opened up on why she took a break off social media. Peace noted that she took a break from social media…

Read More

Bala Mohammed rewards gov aspirant’s withdrawal, reappoints him SSG

The Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has reappointed Ibrahim Kassim as the Secretary to the State Government. This, our correspondent observed, was a way of rewarding him (Kassim) for stepping down for him and paving way for him to get his re-election ticket to contest for a second term. The PUNCH had reported that Governor…

Read More