Friday, September 14, 2018

Tag "Buhari"

    Buhari has failed in certain areas but will be re-elected in 2019, says Shehu Sani

Buhari has failed in certain areas but will be re-elected in 2019, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says despite the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to address certain issues, he will win the 2019 presidential election.Speaking on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, Sani said the president has recorded some achievements with which he can win the votes of Nigerians."I never had a doubt President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 [...]

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    Man who climbed mast to protest ‘poor economy’ descends after 24 hours

Man who climbed mast to protest ‘poor economy’ descends after 24 hours

Nura Ilyasu, the man who climbed a telecommunications mast in Abuja, says he was on 7-day hunger strike to protest presidential impunity. Ilyasu climbed a telecommunications mast on Wednesday but descended after 24 hours. He said President Muhammadu Buhari did not deserve another term in office because of the "pervasive hunger and poverty" in the country. The 28-year-old man added that he was not [...]

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    PDP accuses FG of secretly releasing N16bn Paris Club refund to Osun

PDP accuses FG of secretly releasing N16bn Paris Club refund to Osun

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the federal government of releasing N16.6 billion Paris Club refund to Osun state ahead of the September 22 gubernatorial election.In a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, the party said the purported illegal diversion of public fund is tantamount to corruption on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari.The party alleged that [...]

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    Buhari to attend international maritime conference

Buhari to attend international maritime conference

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday declare open the first International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) African regional conference.The event, scheduled to hold at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, will be chaired by Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state.Addressing a press conference in Lagos on Friday, Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and [...]

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    ‘Buhari not yet a candidate’ — Keyamo replies critics of N45m nomination form

‘Buhari not yet a candidate’ — Keyamo replies critics of N45m nomination form

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection campaign, says the electoral law on purchasing nomination forms is being twisted.Keyamo said this in reaction to criticisms trailing the purchase of a presidential nomination form for Buhari by the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN).On Wednesday, the group presented a cheque of N45 million to Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, for the purpose of [...]

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    Buhari back to Abuja after attending China-Africa summit

Buhari back to Abuja after attending China-Africa summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday returned to Abuja from China where he attended the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.The president departed Nigeria on August 31 alongside nine ministers and four state governors.He was also accompanied by Aisha, his wife and one of his daughters.Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant on new media to the president, announced his arrival via his Twitter handle."After a successful [...]

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    Ngige: Buhari healthier than 80 percent of Nigerians

Ngige: Buhari healthier than 80 percent of Nigerians

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says President Muhammadu Buhari is healthier than 80 percent of the Nigerian population.Ngige said this in reaction to concerns raised about the president's age and health, and how it may affect the discharge of his duties.Speaking with journalists in Awka, Anambra state capital, Ngige said as a doctor, he can boast of the president's [...]

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    PDP gives Buhari 24 hours to arrest Miyetti Allah leaders

PDP gives Buhari 24 hours to arrest Miyetti Allah leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 24 hours to arrest leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and prosecute them.In a statement on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the party, said if the president refuses to do that, he will be held responsible for the utterances and actions of the group.Garus Gololo, chairman of the [...]

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    God will continue to fish out bad eggs, says Buhari on defections

God will continue to fish out bad eggs, says Buhari on defections

President Muhammadu Buhari says God will continue to "fish out the bad eggs" in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this while addressing supporters of the APC at the commencement of the campaign rally for the Bauchi south senatorial district bye-election scheduled for August 11.Gumau Yahaya is the APC candidate in the election.Buhari told the people of the state [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Linking Buhari to Benue impeachment saga is paranoia at its worst

Femi Adesina: Linking Buhari to Benue impeachment saga is paranoia at its worst

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says insinuations suggesting that President Muhammadu Buhari has a hand in the impeachment saga in Benue state is the height of paranoia.On Monday, eight members of the state house of assembly served an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.The impeachment plot, allegedly coordinated by Terkimbi Ikyange who was removed as speaker of the assembly [...]

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    Ganduje: Kwankwaso’s defection won’t affect Buhari

Ganduje: Kwankwaso’s defection won’t affect Buhari

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says the defection of Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will have no effect on President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.In an interview with journalists on Saturday, Ganduje said the defection would not change the political mood in Kano state.“I want you to go and study [...]

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    PDP, SDP describe Buhari as Nigeria’s common enemy

PDP, SDP describe Buhari as Nigeria’s common enemy

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Peoples Democratic Party have described President Muhammadu Buhari as the common enemy of Nigeria.During a courtesy visit to Kola Ologbodiyan, spokesman of the PDP, Goldba Tolofari, SDP publicity secretary, said both parties would work together to unseat Buhari in 2019.Ologbondiyan said, “We have a common enemy; Buhari is the enemy of Nigeria. He’s a common [...]

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    Buhari: We did our best to stop defections at n’assembly

Buhari: We did our best to stop defections at n’assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari says the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) did its best to avoid the mass defection at the national assembly.On Tuesday, 14 senators and 37 members of the house of representatives left the ruling party.Reacting via his Twitter handle, Buhari wished those who defected “the very best in their future undertakings”.He said such is expected “on the [...]

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    Femi Adesina: How Buhari tackled nationwide killings

Femi Adesina: How Buhari tackled nationwide killings

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has released details of the efforts the current administration has taken to curtail insecurity.Thousands of lives and properties worth millions of naira have been lost to wanton attacks and killings across the country, particularly in the northern region.President Muhammadu Buhari has come under heated criticisms for allegedly not doing [...]

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    Losers shouldn’t resort to self-help, says Buhari as he congratulates Fayemi

Losers shouldn’t resort to self-help, says Buhari as he congratulates Fayemi

President Muhammadu Buhari says the emergence of Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the Ekiti state gubernatorial election is another instance of democracy winning in Nigeria.Fayemi defeated Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In his congratulatory message issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said the people [...]

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    INFOGRAPHICS: 13 ex-governors whose assets are targets for seizure

INFOGRAPHICS: 13 ex-governors whose assets are targets for seizure

On July 5, President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law an executive order on seizure of assets suspected to have been acquired with stolen funds.The order seeks to deny suspects access to assets seized by agencies investigating them.Among those targetted by the executive order are former governors, ex-ministers, some politically exposed persons, businessmen, top civil servants and private individuals and companies.Below are [...]

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