Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag "Buhari"

    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 ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

Abacha Loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m 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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Falana to Buhari: You obeyed court orders during military rule… why not now?

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari for "obeying court orders when he was a military head of state but doing the opposite in a democratic government".Speaking at a public lecture to mark the 30th anniversary of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said he is writing the [...]

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    Soyinka gives Buhari pass mark in anti-graft war

Soyinka gives Buhari pass mark in anti-graft war

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says the fight against corruption has taken a new turn under President Muhammadu Buhari.Soyinka who spoke on Hard Talk, a BBC programme, said of Buhari’s top three campaign promises, the president performed best in the anti-graft war.Commenting on security, the professor said while Buhari is making progress in curbing Boko Haram insurgency, the president failed to [...]

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    ‘Let him resign first’ — ASUU blasts Aisha over ‘Muhammadu Buhari University’

‘Let him resign first’ — ASUU blasts Aisha over ‘Muhammadu Buhari University’

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has taken a jab at Aisha Buhari for stating her plans to establish a private university in her husband's name.NAN had reported that the wife of the president was planning to establish a new private university to be called Muhammadu Buhari University.Responding to the disclosure, Deji Omole, ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan, and Ademola Aremu, [...]

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    Bakare: I pray Buhari appoints the brightest people this time

Bakare: I pray Buhari appoints the brightest people this time

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, says he prays President Muhammadu Buhari appoints the best, brightest and fittest people for his second term in office.Bakare, who ran for presidency with Buhari in 2011, under the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), said Nigeria has so much asset, which can be employed for the development of [...]

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    Galadima to Buhari: Swear with the Qur’an that you didn’t rig the election

Galadima to Buhari: Swear with the Qur’an that you didn’t rig the election

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has challenged him to swear with the Qur'an that he did not rig the 2019 presidential election.Galadima, who spoke in an interview with The Sun, said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, won the election but it was allegedly rigged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National [...]

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    Buhari: Merchants of evil won’t overwhelm Nigeria under my watch

Buhari: Merchants of evil won’t overwhelm Nigeria under my watch

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not allow those he described as "merchants of evil and death" to overwhelm the country under his watch. In the Easter message issued on his behalf by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari said his administration will continue to provide honest leadership and secure the lives and property of Nigerians.Buhari said he would not treat with triviality, the [...]

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    ‘Why are we leaders of tomorrow?’ — reactions to Keyamo’s comment on WAEC certificate

‘Why are we leaders of tomorrow?’ — reactions to Keyamo’s comment on WAEC certificate

When he appeared on Channels Television on Sunday, Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential campaign, said it's not compulsory to have the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certificate to contest an elective position.Keyamo was reacting to the certificate scandal of Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state.The senior lawyer's comment attracted different [...]

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    Keyamo: You don’t need WAEC certificate to become president

Keyamo: You don’t need WAEC certificate to become president

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign, says a presidential or governorship candidate does not need to have the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certificate to contest an elective position.Keyamo was reacting to the certificate scandal of Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state.Several politicians have been caught in certificate scandal. There [...]

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    Osinbajo: Buhari has shown he’s a man of his words

Osinbajo: Buhari has shown he’s a man of his words

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari has kept to his words on developing the Niger Delta region.Osinbajo said this in a speech at the maiden matriculation of the Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta state.He said the institution is a proof of the "unwavering commitment" of the Buhari administration to the development and progress of the region.The vice-president was represented [...]

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    Buhari: I’m one of the unhappiest leaders in the world

Buhari: I’m one of the unhappiest leaders in the world

President Muhammadu Buhari says the spike in activities of bandits and kidnappers across the country has made him one of the unhappiest leaders in the world.Several states, including Zamfara and Kaduna, have come under repeated attacks by suspected hoodlums.The attacks have left many dead and properties destroyed.On Saturday, some protesters marched to the presidential villa in Abuja over the persistent killings [...]

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    PHOTOS: Senegalese president brings Buhari, Obasanjo together

PHOTOS: Senegalese president brings Buhari, Obasanjo together

President Muhammadu Buhari and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo met at Diamniadio, a city in Senegal, for the inauguration of President Macky Sall.This is the first time that Buhari and Obasanjo would be seen together publicly since the Nigerian president won his reelection bid in February.Obasanjo had kicked against Buhari's second term, endorsing Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who [...]

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