Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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    Shake-up in army after Buhari’s warning to service chiefs

Shake-up in army after Buhari’s warning to service chiefs

An overhaul in the Nigerian army on Friday has led to the appointment of a new director of military intelligence and acting provost marshal.The development is coming a day after President Muhammadu Buhari issued a warning to service chiefs to guard against attacks on schools while receiving the released Dapchi schoolgirls.Following the shake-up, SA Adebayo will replace Abubakar Tarfa as DMI, [...]

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    Junaid Mohammed says Tinubu’s life ‘is in danger’

Junaid Mohammed says Tinubu’s life ‘is in danger’

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, has asked Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be careful, saying there may be attempts on his life or to arrest him.Mohammed, who described Tinubu as the most aggrieved member of the APC, said the elder statesman in in a “difficult situation”.Speaking during an interview with THISDAY, Mohammed said [...]

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    MAN: Why Nigeria must approach African free trade agreement with caution

MAN: Why Nigeria must approach African free trade agreement with caution

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) says Nigeria must be cautious before rushing into a free trade agreement with other African countries.Frank Jacob, president of MAN, urged the federal government to renegotiate trade conditions that will impede economic growth in its review of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.He said MAN is apprehensive that the rules of origin (ROO) [...]

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    Now Buhari listens, says Omokri on withdrawal of policemen

Now Buhari listens, says Omokri on withdrawal of policemen

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says President Muhammadu Buhari deserves commendation for listening to his counsel on withdrawing policemen from very important personalities (VIPs).Last week, Omokri had criticised the current administration for not condemning "attaching of 150,000 policemen to VIPs".In a statement on Monday, Omokri said he was glad that the IGP ordered police officers attached to [...]

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    Femi Adesina: If Buhari contests in 2019, his opponents should just run away

Femi Adesina: If Buhari contests in 2019, his opponents should just run away

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal is yet to declare his intention for the 2019 election because he wants to prevent opponents from sabotaging the country.In an interview with reporters during the weekend, Adesina said it will be a problem if Buhari "speaks too early".He said the president would keep his intentions to his "chest" until the "time [...]

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    Ortom’s aide: We appreciate Buhari’s visit but he failed to address the situation on ground

Ortom’s aide: We appreciate Buhari’s visit but he failed to address the situation on ground

Tahaz Agerzua, spokesman of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to the state did not give hope to the people.Speaking in an interview on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, Agerzua said Buhari failed to address the true situation on ground.Buhari visited the state on Monday, over two months after the new year attack by [...]

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    Abducted schoolgirls: I responded better than Jonathan, says Buhari

Abducted schoolgirls: I responded better than Jonathan, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration’s response to the abduction of secondary school students is better when compared to that of the previous government.While Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped 110 students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state on February 19, 2018, the group abducted 274 students from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, on April 14, [...]

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    Buhari putting Nigeria back on its feet, says Lai

Buhari putting Nigeria back on its feet, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says contrary to speculations by naysayers, President Muhammadu Buhari is putting in all efforts to put Nigeria back on its feet.Mohammed alleged that naysayers who were hoping to override the string of achievements of the administration were spending huge amounts of money to distort the situation in Nigeria and have taken to social media [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari drives tractor in Jos

PHOTOS: Buhari drives tractor in Jos

President Muhammadu Buhari drove a tractor in Jos, capital of Plateau state, on Friday while inaugurating the state tractor ownership scheme.Simon Lalong, governor of the state and Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, were among the dignitaries who looked at the number one citizen in admiration.Buhari arrived in Plateau on Thursday - his first visit to the state since he took [...]

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    Melaye: PDP borrowed N6trn in 16 years but APC in debt of 11trn in three years

Melaye: PDP borrowed N6trn in 16 years but APC in debt of 11trn in three years

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says the All Progressives Congress (APC)  under President Muhammadu Buhari has accrued N11 trillion debt in three years, as against N6 trillion borrowed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 16 years.Melaye said this while speaking at the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.The lawmaker said despite floating many Eurobonds, "there is no specific programme" [...]

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    Ben Bruce to Buhari: You made yourself a laughing stock by promising to fight corruption in Ghana

Ben Bruce to Buhari: You made yourself a laughing stock by promising to fight corruption in Ghana

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east constituency, says President Muhammadu Buhari made himself a laughing stock by promising to fight corruption in another nation, while the social vice is increasing in Nigeria.Buhari, who was in Ghana on Tuesday to mark the country's 61st independence anniversary, was quoted to have said he would help the west-African country fight corruption.‘‘Your Excellency can [...]

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    Buhari leaves for Ghana Monday

Buhari leaves for Ghana Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart for Accra, Ghana, to attend the country's 61st independence anniversary. The Nigerian leader will be accompanied by a delegation including Geoffery Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs and Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, to the event scheduled to hold at the Independence Square on Tuesday.According to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman,  Buhari is [...]

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    Buhari: We’re targeting a regime of food sufficiency

Buhari: We’re targeting a regime of food sufficiency

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is working towards a regime of zero importation of food for consumption.Buhari said this would amount to self-sufficiency in food production, and radically cut down on imports of agricultural products.He spoke while receiving a letter of credence from Lim Sim Seng, high commissioner of Republic of Singapore to Nigeria, at the state house, Abuja.According to [...]

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    Magu is going nowhere, says Osinbajo

Magu is going nowhere, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is “going nowhere”.The senate has demanded the replacement of the anti-graft czar who failed its screening on two separate occasions but the presidency has allowed Magu to carry on with his job.To protest the refusal to sack Magu, the upper legislative chamber suspended the screening [...]

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    Buhari rejects Peace Corps bill

Buhari rejects Peace Corps bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the proposed Peace Corps of Nigeria establishment bill.The president conveyed his rejection of the bill in a letter which Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, read during plenary on Tuesday.The national assembly passed the bill in 2017, after a prolonged battle involving the organisation and the nation's security agencies.Buhari cited security concerns and financial [...]

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    Buhari describes Dapchi abduction as a national disaster, says missing girls will be found

Buhari describes Dapchi abduction as a national disaster, says missing girls will be found

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as a national disaster, the abduction of students of Government Girls' Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, saying his government is doing its best to secure their release.In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari said he has instructed all security agencies to see to it that the girls return safely and the perpetrators face [...]

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