Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Buhari’s 2019 victory is a forgone conclusion, says Marwa

Buhari’s 2019 victory is a forgone conclusion, says Marwa

Buba Marwa, former military administrator of Lagos state, says the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election is a "foregone conclusion".Marwa, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), told The Sun that Buhari’s victory would be a huge landslide.Marwa said other possible contenders against Buhari, including former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Sule Lamido, former governor of [...]

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    Fayose: I sympathise with Nigerians… fuel price would go up by at least N40 per litre

Fayose: I sympathise with Nigerians… fuel price would go up by at least N40 per litre

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the price of fuel would be increased by "at least" N40 per litre.Fayose said this on Friday in reaction to the persistent scarcity of fuel in the country.He said the federal government monopolised the importation of petroleum products to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in order to hike fuel price.The fierce critic [...]

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    PHOTOS: Amosun, Kyari, presidency aides pay surprise birthday visit to Buhari

PHOTOS: Amosun, Kyari, presidency aides pay surprise birthday visit to Buhari

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, presidency aides, and some service chiefs paid a surprise birthday visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house.The president marked his 75th birthday on Sunday.The president’s family led by his wife, Aisha Buhari, and some presidential aides led by Abba Kyari, chief of staff, presented cards to the celebrant.Buhari's granddaughter also presented him with a [...]

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    Why God kept Buhari alive

Why God kept Buhari alive

Let me begin by telling a story. On June 1, 2015, the day I resumed work as adviser on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, he had admonished me: “Adesina, always tell me the truth. That is what I want from you. In this type of position I have found myself, it is very easy not to be told the truth. [...]

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    Buhari’s ministers are unhappy, says Kukah

Buhari’s ministers are unhappy, says Kukah

Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto diocese of the Catholic Church, says President Muhammadu Buhari and some of his ministers are not happy.Kukah said this in an interview with Abang Mercy, a social media expert.The cleric said those currently in charge of this nation did not envisage that things would take this turn.There has been an outcry of hardship among some Nigerians."We must [...]

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    Ortom: Buhari did not ask governors to clear salary arrears before Christmas

Ortom: Buhari did not ask governors to clear salary arrears before Christmas

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, says President Muhammadu Buhari did not direct state governors to pay salary arrears before Christmas.Buhari had on November 27 said state governors should ensure payment of salaries backlog from the balance of the outstanding Paris Club refund which would soon be paid to them — to enable workers "smile to banks" during the festive period.But in an interview with Vanguard, [...]

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    SERAP asks Buhari to probe privatisation of public enterprises since 1999

SERAP asks Buhari to probe privatisation of public enterprises since 1999

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to review the alleged corruption and abuse of power in the privatisation of public enterprises in Nigeria between 1999 and 2011.In the letter dated December 1, SERAP urged Buhari to refer the cases to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences [...]

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    2018 budget: Osinbajo’s kitchen to spend N17m on cutleries

2018 budget: Osinbajo’s kitchen to spend N17m on cutleries

The vice presidential quarters of the presidential villa set aside N17 million for cutleries in the proposed 2018 budget.Aside this amount, N50 million would be spent on acquisition of foodstuff and catering materials, with an additional N18.3 million for refreshments.N2.3million would be spent on cooking gas and fuel cost.The presidential quarters budgeted N145 million for foodstuff and catering materials and [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts oba of Benin at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts oba of Benin at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari received the oba of Benin at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.The monarch was accompanied by some chiefs of his kingdom and prominent indigenes of Edo state, including John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Here are some pictures:  [...]

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    VIDEO: Never again will public funds be diverted, says Buhari

VIDEO: Never again will public funds be diverted, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated a committee to audit assets recovered by government agencies.During the inauguration, the president vowed to step up his fight against corruption.See the video below:[...]

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    I won’t challenge Obiano’s victory, says Nwoye

I won’t challenge Obiano’s victory, says Nwoye

Tony Nwoye, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will not challenge the result of the Anambra governorship election in court.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Willie Obiano of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) as winner of the election.With a total of 98,752 votes, Nwoye came behind Obiano who polled 234,071 votes.Oseloka Obaze, the candidate of [...]

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    Buhari: TSA, BVN save us over N24bn monthly

Buhari: TSA, BVN save us over N24bn monthly

President Muhammadu Buhari says the establishment of treasury single account (TSA) and enforcement of biometric verification number (BVN) save Nigeria an estimated N24.7 billion monthly.Buhari said this at the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) e-Nigeria Conference which held in Abuja on Tuesday.He said a renewed focus on information and communications technology (ICT) has had positive effects on the nation’s economy, [...]

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    Criticised Buhari, opposed Saraki’s acquittal… five controversies of Obono-Obla

Criticised Buhari, opposed Saraki’s acquittal… five controversies of Obono-Obla

You can't list 10 aides of President Muhammadu Buhari who are active in the media without mentioning the name Okoi Obono-Obla.The lawyer from Cross River state, who until his suspension on Sunday, was the senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, featured in the news regularly.“I am humbled by my appointment and by the fact that the president considers me [...]

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    Dasuki’s memory loss: $2.1 billion fraud charge can do that to you

Dasuki’s memory loss: $2.1 billion fraud charge can do that to you

Before I go into the meat of this article, let me state this for the purpose of record. The case of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), will become one of Nigeria’s unsolved mysteries. His trial will become a poltergeist of how power is exacted for submission and not for justice. It will become an inscrutable patch of history and [...]

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    APC reaped from PDP’s evil, says Lamido

APC reaped from PDP’s evil, says Lamido

Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state, says the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) reaped from the evil of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In an interview with Daily Trust, Lamido said the APC campaigned on "pure lies". He accused the ruling party of increasing the hardship of Nigerians.“If there’s anybody who reaped most from PDP’s evil, it is the APC and they know what [...]

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    Rail project should run through all 36 states, says Buhari

Rail project should run through all 36 states, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the ongoing central rail projects to run through all 36 states of the federation.Chibuike Amaechi, minister of transportation, said this during a meeting on Buhari’s $5.5 billion loan request.Amaechi said the central rail project which runs through the northern and southern part of the country will be completed in June 2018.As part of the project, Amaechi said [...]

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