Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Buhari"

    PDP gives Buhari 24 hours to arrest Miyetti Allah leaders

PDP gives Buhari 24 hours to arrest Miyetti Allah leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 24 hours to arrest leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and prosecute them.In a statement on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the party, said if the president refuses to do that, he will be held responsible for the utterances and actions of the group.Garus Gololo, chairman of the [...]

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    God will continue to fish out bad eggs, says Buhari on defections

God will continue to fish out bad eggs, says Buhari on defections

President Muhammadu Buhari says God will continue to "fish out the bad eggs" in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this while addressing supporters of the APC at the commencement of the campaign rally for the Bauchi south senatorial district bye-election scheduled for August 11.Gumau Yahaya is the APC candidate in the election.Buhari told the people of the state [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Linking Buhari to Benue impeachment saga is paranoia at its worst

Femi Adesina: Linking Buhari to Benue impeachment saga is paranoia at its worst

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says insinuations suggesting that President Muhammadu Buhari has a hand in the impeachment saga in Benue state is the height of paranoia.On Monday, eight members of the state house of assembly served an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.The impeachment plot, allegedly coordinated by Terkimbi Ikyange who was removed as speaker of the assembly [...]

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    Ganduje: Kwankwaso’s defection won’t affect Buhari

Ganduje: Kwankwaso’s defection won’t affect Buhari

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says the defection of Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will have no effect on President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.In an interview with journalists on Saturday, Ganduje said the defection would not change the political mood in Kano state.“I want you to go and study [...]

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    PDP, SDP describe Buhari as Nigeria’s common enemy

PDP, SDP describe Buhari as Nigeria’s common enemy

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Peoples Democratic Party have described President Muhammadu Buhari as the common enemy of Nigeria.During a courtesy visit to Kola Ologbodiyan, spokesman of the PDP, Goldba Tolofari, SDP publicity secretary, said both parties would work together to unseat Buhari in 2019.Ologbondiyan said, “We have a common enemy; Buhari is the enemy of Nigeria. He’s a common [...]

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    Buhari: We did our best to stop defections at n’assembly

Buhari: We did our best to stop defections at n’assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari says the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) did its best to avoid the mass defection at the national assembly.On Tuesday, 14 senators and 37 members of the house of representatives left the ruling party.Reacting via his Twitter handle, Buhari wished those who defected “the very best in their future undertakings”.He said such is expected “on the [...]

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    Femi Adesina: How Buhari tackled nationwide killings

Femi Adesina: How Buhari tackled nationwide killings

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has released details of the efforts the current administration has taken to curtail insecurity.Thousands of lives and properties worth millions of naira have been lost to wanton attacks and killings across the country, particularly in the northern region.President Muhammadu Buhari has come under heated criticisms for allegedly not doing [...]

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    Losers shouldn’t resort to self-help, says Buhari as he congratulates Fayemi

Losers shouldn’t resort to self-help, says Buhari as he congratulates Fayemi

President Muhammadu Buhari says the emergence of Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the Ekiti state gubernatorial election is another instance of democracy winning in Nigeria.Fayemi defeated Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In his congratulatory message issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said the people [...]

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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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