Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    PHOTOS: Buhari returns — after five days in Paris

PHOTOS: Buhari returns — after five days in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from France where he attended the Paris Peace Forum.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, announced his arrival via a post on his Facebook page.The president departed the country on Friday to participate in the forum organised by the French government and a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).He was accompanied by Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti governor, Willie [...]

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    NCDC on signed bill: Buhari has shown his commitment to health

NCDC on signed bill: Buhari has shown his commitment to health

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law, the Nigerian Centre For Disease Control and Prevention (establishment) act, 2018.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), announced the signing of the bill in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.The act was signed alongside four others—the Federal [...]

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    PDP to Prince Charles: Caution Buhari against rigging 2019 elections

PDP to Prince Charles: Caution Buhari against rigging 2019 elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Prince Charles to caution President Muhammadu Buhari against rigging the 2019 elections.Charles and his wife, duchess of Cornwall, arrived Nigeria for a three-day visit on Tuesday.They were received by Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the PDP, called on the prince of Wales to prevail on the president [...]

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    Minimum wage: Buhari’s endorsement of N30,000 shows he cares, says group

Minimum wage: Buhari’s endorsement of N30,000 shows he cares, says group

The New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NICL) has lauded the decision of the organised labour to suspend its planned nationwide strike.The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)and other trade union bodies had planned to embark on an indefinite industrial action over their demand for an increment in minimum wage.The union, however, after the intervention of the federal government, called off its strike [...]

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    Why I accepted to be spokesman of Buhari’s campaign

Why I accepted to be spokesman of Buhari’s campaign

Festus Keyamo, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says he does his job as the mouthpiece of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), for free of charge.Keyamo was appointed as the spokesman of the group in in April.According to a letter signed by Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation and director-general of the campaign, Keyamo's  appointment covers the period before the president “gets [...]

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    ‘It’s less likely for Buhari to be defeated in 2019’ — US institute releases survey report

‘It’s less likely for Buhari to be defeated in 2019’ — US institute releases survey report

It is less likely for President Muhammadu Buhari to be defeated in the 2019 election, according to some respondents in a survey by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). USIP said the report is based on its interactions with Nigerians from different sectors.This highlight report, which analysed the chances of violence marring the elections, is contrary to two recent predictions by The [...]

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    Buhari’s certificate controversy: The bane of poor record keeping in Nigeria

Buhari’s certificate controversy: The bane of poor record keeping in Nigeria

President Muhamadu Buhari has always insisted that his WAEC certificate was with the Secretary of the Military Board. But, in 2015, the military, through its then director of Army Public Relations, Olajide Laleye, denied that it was in possession of the certificate and that there was no record to show that Buhari submitted such important document.Even Government College Katsina, the [...]

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    Buhari: Why I am disappointed in national assembly

Buhari: Why I am disappointed in national assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari says he felt disappointed in the national assembly for delaying the passage of the 2018 budget by seven months.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari to have said this when he received a delegation of citizens of Niger state led by Abubakar Bello, the governor, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.Buhari presented the budget to the [...]

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    Nigerian economy looking good, says Buhari

Nigerian economy looking good, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the economy of Nigeria is looking good.According to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said this on Thursday when he received a letter of credence from Jesper Kamp, the new ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Nigeria.Buhari also said his administration would continue to implement policies that will make the economy better.The president [...]

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    Nigeria’s foreign reserves fall by $2.2bn in Oct — biggest monthly drop since 2015

Nigeria’s foreign reserves fall by $2.2bn in Oct — biggest monthly drop since 2015

Defending the naira has become more expensive as Nigeria's foreign reserves declined by $2.2 billion in October 2018 alone -- the largest monthly drop since 2015.Data from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has shown that the reserves shed $2,243,157,059 in October, moving from $44,305,099,104 on the last working day of September to $42,061,942,045 as at October 30, 2018.The country's foreign [...]

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    Buhari visits Kaduna, meets with traditional, religious leaders over violence

Buhari visits Kaduna, meets with traditional, religious leaders over violence

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with traditional and religious leaders in Kaduna state over the clashes that led to loss of lives.The meeting is being held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Murtala Square, Kaduna.Among thos in attendance are Shehu Idris, emir of Zazzau; Mathew Man-oso Ndagoso, archbishop of Kaduna Catholic archdiocese; Khalid Aliyu, secretary-general of the Jama'atul Nasril Islam [...]

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    Buhari: Recharging Lake Chad is the best investment Europe, America can make in Africa

Buhari: Recharging Lake Chad is the best investment Europe, America can make in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari says the greatest investment Europe and America can make in Africa now is helping the continent accomplish inter-basin water transfer to recharge the Lake Chad.According to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said this while hosting Moussa Mahamat, chairman, African Union Commission, on Friday.Buhari said the Lake Chad, which provides a means of livelihood to [...]

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    Atiku advises Buhari to adopt issue-based campaign

Atiku advises Buhari to adopt issue-based campaign

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to base their campaign for 2019 on issues, rather than insults.He said this in a statement which Segun Showunmi, spokesman of his campaign, issued on Tuesday.He advised the APC to uphold the virtue, “if it is not too hard” [...]

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    Nigeria visit: Archbishop of Canterbury ‘strictly neutral’ on 2019 elections

Nigeria visit: Archbishop of Canterbury ‘strictly neutral’ on 2019 elections

The office of Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, says his meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have no political undertone.The archbishop was a keynote speaker at a conference where he delivered a paper titled 'Towards 2019 Elections: the moral actions for the common good of Nigeria'.After the event on Saturday [...]

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    Group petitions Buhari over NJC’s recommendation of Abba-Aji as supreme court judge

Group petitions Buhari over NJC’s recommendation of Abba-Aji as supreme court judge

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), a non-governmental organisation, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to forward the name of  Uwani Abba-Aji, justice of the court of appeal, to the senate for confirmation as justice of the supreme court.The National Judicial Council (NJC) had on Friday recommended Abba-Aji to Buhari for appointment as justice of the apex court.CSNAC, in a [...]

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    2019: Buhari, Atiku to speak at restructuring  summit

2019: Buhari, Atiku to speak at restructuring summit

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar are expected to speak on restructuring at the "Handshake across Niger" summit ahead of 2019 general election. Buhari is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while Abubakar is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential election.Also expected to speak at the summit scheduled to take place [...]

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