Thursday, September 20, 2018

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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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    Okogie insists Buhari should resign, says Nigerians not protected under his watch

Okogie insists Buhari should resign, says Nigerians not protected under his watch

Olubunmi Okogie, archbishop emeritus of the Catholic archdiocese of Lagos, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to “seriously consider” resigning his position.Okogie, in an open letter titled ‘Dear Mr. President, Call a Spade a Spade’, said the killings recorded in the country since Buhari assumed office shows that his government has failed in the area of security, one of his core [...]

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    Buhari: It’s unfair to blame me for not cautioning killer herdsmen because I look like them

Buhari: It’s unfair to blame me for not cautioning killer herdsmen because I look like them

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is unfair for people to accuse him of not reprimanding suspected gun-wielding herdsmen because he looks like them.Buhari said this on Tuesday during an interactive session with stakeholders in Plateau state.Simon Lalong, governor of the state, Abubakar Bagudu and Abubakar Bello, governors of Kebbi and Niger states, accompanied Buhari to the meeting.He said he was in [...]

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    Buhari: Desperate politicians behind Plateau killings

Buhari: Desperate politicians behind Plateau killings

President Muhammadu Buhari says human live is increasingly becoming cheap in Nigeria as desperate politicians "pursue their quest for instability and chaos".Buhari said this reaction to the mass killing suspected to be carried out by herdsmen in Plateau state.In a statement by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Buhari said he is aware that other than geographical [...]

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    We won’t rest until murderers are incapacitated, says Buhari on Plateau attack

We won’t rest until murderers are incapacitated, says Buhari on Plateau attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as regrettable the killings in Plateau state. Over 100 people reportedly lost their lives on Saturday, though the police put the death toll at 86.The attacks were blamed on suspected herdsmen. Buildings, including churches, were burnt, while vehicles and property worth millions of naira destroyed.Reacting via his Twitter handle, Buhari expressed condolence to the affected communities.“The [...]

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    ‘You could have returned the budget to n’assembly’ — Melaye taunts Buhari

‘You could have returned the budget to n’assembly’ — Melaye taunts Buhari

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi-west, says President Muhammadu Buhari had the option of returning the 2018 budget to the national assembly if he was displeased with it.On Wednesday, Buhari signed the bill into law.  He however, expressed reservations about some alterations made by the lawmakers.The president said the national assembly introduced 6,043 projects and jerked up its budget by 14.5 [...]

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    SHAME! N’assembly cuts Unity Schools’ budget by N3bn — despite high insecurity

SHAME! N’assembly cuts Unity Schools’ budget by N3bn — despite high insecurity

The national assembly slashed the allocation for security infrastructure in the 104 Unity Schools across the country by N3 billion -- despite the security challenge plaguing these schools.Schools, particularly in the northern part of the country, have been attacked by Boko Haram insurgents, with students killed and kidnapped.On February 25, 2014, suspected Boko Haram insurgents invaded Federal Government College, Buni [...]

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    FEC members shower tributes on Fayemi as he bows out of Buhari’s cabinet

FEC members shower tributes on Fayemi as he bows out of Buhari’s cabinet

President Muhammmadu Buhari and ministers in his cabinet on Wednesday held a valedictory session in honour of Kayode Fayemi, ex-minister of mines and steel development.The session held on the sideline of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting.Fayemi is the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti.At the session, Buhari described Fayemi as man [...]

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    Unlike APC we won’t rely on money to win 2019 elections, PDP replies Buhari

Unlike APC we won’t rely on money to win 2019 elections, PDP replies Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the goodwill of Nigerians, not financial might, is what is needed to win an election.President Muhammadu Buhari had said the All Progressives Congress (APC) may not be able to match the financial resources of the opposition in the 2019 elections.Reacting to the comment, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, said the party will not rely [...]

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    My government is on the right track, says Buhari

My government is on the right track, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the achievements of his administration is in line with its set goals. Buhari said this in his democracy day lecture delivered at the International Conference Center (ICC) , Abuja.The president said the theme of the programme, 'Peace Building and Good Governance for Sustainable Development' was "carefully selected to reflect our current opportunities and challenges."He called on Nigerians [...]

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    Buhari trying his best… poor Nigerians support him, says Garba Shehu

Buhari trying his best… poor Nigerians support him, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the "popular support" for President Muhammadu Buhari is unlikely to dwindle ahead of the 2019 elections.Shehu, in a sequel to an earlier article titled 'Changing the Change', said the support for Buhari will grow because ordinary Nigerians acknowledge that he is doing his best.He said Buhari's greatest asset is his concern for the poor."The administration has [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Nigerians will have swollen pockets if money diverted under Jonathan is distributed

Oshiomhole: Nigerians will have swollen pockets if money diverted under Jonathan is distributed

Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, has taken another swipe at ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.He has repeatedly lampooned the Jonathan administration for allegedly plundering the nation's wealth.Oshiomhole's latest criticism came on Friday while addressing leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo.He said if the money allegedly diverted under the Jonathan-led regime is shared among Nigerians, everyone would be [...]

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    ‘Connect to chapter 41 of My Watch if you don’t have light’– Nigerians ridicule Obasanjo over ‘$16bn’ allegation

‘Connect to chapter 41 of My Watch if you don’t have light’– Nigerians ridicule Obasanjo over ‘$16bn’ allegation

Nigerians have taken to social media to comment on the "jar-war" between President Muhammadu Buhari and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.On Tuesday, Buhari said a former president has questions to answer over the $16 billion spent on power project.Obasanjo, however, fired back at Buhari,  accusing him of being ignorant.The elders statesman referred Buhari to 'My Watch', his autobiography, where he said the allegations [...]

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    Udoma: Buhari yet to receive passed 2018 budget

Udoma: Buhari yet to receive passed 2018 budget

Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, says President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to receive the 2018 budget passed by the national assembly.Udoma disclosed this on Wednesday while responding to questions from state house correspondents at the end of the of federal executive council (FEC) meeting.On May 16, the national assembly had approved the budget,  six months after it [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Patience Jonathan won’t need lawyers to keep her dollars if PDP wins in 2019

Garba Shehu: Patience Jonathan won’t need lawyers to keep her dollars if PDP wins in 2019

Garba Shehu,  presidential spokesman, says "changing the change" in 2019 would reverse all the achievements of the All Progressives Congress (APC).In an article he titled 'The Real Price of Changing the Change (1)', Shehu said Nigerians needed to understand the implication of voting out President Muhammadu Buhari.Shehu said members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have only been calling for [...]

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    Report: Buhari’s cash gift tears Christian leaders apart

Report: Buhari’s cash gift tears Christian leaders apart

The National Christian Elders Forum, (NCEF) has accused the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of corruption and abuse of office.In a memo reportedly obtained by Vanguard, NCEF alleged that a CAN delegation led by Samson Ayokunle, its president, collected "transportation money" from President Muhammadu Buhari, when they paid him a visit in November.The NCEF said while CAN officials said [...]

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