Saturday, June 15, 2019

Tag "Buhari"

    Your days are numbered, Buhari tells bandits, kidnappers

Your days are numbered, Buhari tells bandits, kidnappers

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the era of insecurity in the country characterised by banditry, kidnappings and insurgency would soon be over.Buhari spoke on Saturday while delivering his address at the fourth convocation of the Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina state.The president, represented by Hafiz Abubakar, former deputy governor of Kano state, said the days of bandits, kidnappers and insurgents [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari dines with African leaders to celebrate Democracy Day

PHOTOS: Buhari dines with African leaders to celebrate Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night hosted African leaders and diplomats to Democracy Day dinner.The dinner, which was held a the state house, Abuja, had in attendance President Hage Geingob of Namibia; President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; President George Weah of Liberia; President Macky Sall  of Senegal; and President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic.Below are pictures from the dinner:[...]

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    Despite commitment to open government, Nigeria remains highly secretive under Buhari

Despite commitment to open government, Nigeria remains highly secretive under Buhari

BY AJIBOLA AMZATIn May 2016, barely a year after the commencement of his first term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari in London committed  Nigeria to joining Open Government Partnership initiative.Two months after the promise, Nigeria formally became a member  by signing the OGP agreement. But since then, there has been no significant improvement in the transparency and accountability level of public institutions under [...]

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    Buhari to host Lake Chad security summit

Buhari to host Lake Chad security summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will on June 12 host leaders of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to an informal security meeting.Buhari made this known during a bilateral meeting with the Chadian President Idris Deby in Saudi Arabia, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).The LCBC, created in 1964, is an intergovernmental organisation that oversees [...]

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    ‘Military smuggled Nigeria into OIC’ — CAN kicks against Buhari’s latest Saudi trip

‘Military smuggled Nigeria into OIC’ — CAN kicks against Buhari’s latest Saudi trip

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s attendance of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Saudi Arabia has fueled the speculations about the "Islamisation agenda" of his government.The Christian body described the trip as unconstitutional, saying Nigeria was “smuggled into OIC during the military”.Buhari departed for Saudi on Thursday, a day after his inauguration, to attend [...]

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    VIDEO: I’m fully qualified as a ‘suffering Nigerian’, says Buhari

VIDEO: I’m fully qualified as a ‘suffering Nigerian’, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his experience in boarding school and in the military makes him"fully qualified as a suffering Nigerian".The president made this comment in an interview with NTA on Monday night.Buhari also complained about his relationship with the leadership of the 8th national assembly, rating Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives “very, [...]

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    Despite Adeosun, Babachir Lawal, Buhari says cabinet suffered no major scandal

Despite Adeosun, Babachir Lawal, Buhari says cabinet suffered no major scandal

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is pleased that his cabinet has not suffered any major scandal since it was constituted in November 2015.Buhari, who spoke in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), described it as a major achievement.When asked about the kind of people he is likely to appoint as ministers in the next four years, Buhari said: [...]

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    PHOTOS: Truck drivers flout Buhari’s directive, block roads leading to Apapa

PHOTOS: Truck drivers flout Buhari’s directive, block roads leading to Apapa

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari gave truck drivers 72 hours to vacate access roads to the port in Apapa, Lagos.He also ordered the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa and all adjoining streets leading to the area.The order was meant to clear gridlock in the area referred to as the gateway to the nation’s economy. Although [...]

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    Mohammed Adamu confirmed as IGP

Mohammed Adamu confirmed as IGP

Mohammed Adamu has been confirmed as the inspector general of police.Adamu was confirmed at the police council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.Musiliu Smith, chairman of the police service commission, and governors of the 36 states were part of the meeting.Adamu, who succeeded Ibrahim Idris, took over the force on January 15, 2019.Until his appointment by the [...]

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    Tinubu meets with Buhari, Mamman Daura in Saudi Arabia

Tinubu meets with Buhari, Mamman Daura in Saudi Arabia

One day after hosting Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with Mamman Daura, his cousin, and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Saudi Arabia, where he is performing lesser hajj.Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto; Isa Dodo, Nigerian ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Ismaila Isa, an associate of the president; Wale Tinubu, [...]

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    Buhari hosts Yari in Saudi Arabia, laments insecurity in Zamfara

Buhari hosts Yari in Saudi Arabia, laments insecurity in Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will do his best to ensure that Nigerians live in peace.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying this when he had iftar (breaking of fast) with Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday.Garba Tambari, emir of Maradun local government in Zamfara, was also present at the iftar.Buhari left Nigeria to [...]

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    Governors write Buhari: NFIU has no business with how we disburse LGA funds

Governors write Buhari: NFIU has no business with how we disburse LGA funds

The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) says the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has no business meddling in how state governments disburse funds to their respective local governments.The governors, in a letter issued by on their behalf by Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, NGF spokesman, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call the NFIU to order.The unit had on May 6 announced new guidelines which [...]

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    Abacha Loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire Malami over $15m ‘dubious’ lawyers fee

Abacha Loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire Malami over $15m ‘dubious’ lawyers fee

Some civil society organisations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a replacement for Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the payment of $15 million to lawyers he engaged for the repatriation of $321 million Abacha Loot.Enrich Monfrini, a Swiss lawyer hired by the federal government since 1999 for the recovery of the loot, had already [...]

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    I think we elite are failing Nigerians, Buhari says on education

I think we elite are failing Nigerians, Buhari says on education

President Muhammadu Buhari says the elite might be failing Nigerians when it comes to education.Buhari made this comment when he hosted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, service chiefs, heads of security agencies and chief executives of federal government agencies and institutions to iftar (breaking of fast) at the presidential villa on Monday.Making reference to Almajiris, the president said he is upset with [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Reps shouldn’t have summoned Buhari

Garba Shehu: Reps shouldn’t have summoned Buhari

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has kicked against the decision of the house of representatives to summon President Muhammadu Buhari.On Thursday, the lower chamber of the national assembly asked Buhari to appear before it over the high rate of insecurity in the country.That would be the second time of summoning the president within a month.Speaking in an interview with Arise TV on [...]

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    IMN: Anti-terrorism coalition takes protest to UN house

IMN: Anti-terrorism coalition takes protest to UN house

Protesters on Tuesday stormed the United Nations office in Abuja in protest against the alleged alliance between Iranian government and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).Report had it during the weekend that the el-Zakzaky-led group was getting support from Islamic Republic of Iran to carryout terrorism across Nigeria.The protest, organised by members of the Agenda for Terrorism-Free Nigeria (ATFN) called [...]

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