Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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    Buhari slams Danjuma: Your opinion is not important

Buhari slams Danjuma: Your opinion is not important

President Muhammadu Buhari says the opinion of Theophilus Danjuma, retired general, is not more important than that of millions of Nigerians who voted for his reelection in 2019. Buhari made this comment in an interview with The Interview by email released in Abuja on Saturday. When Buhari was asked if he was concerned about the vote of no confidence expressed by Danjuma [...]

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    Fayemi: APC may collapse when Buhari leaves office

Fayemi: APC may collapse when Buhari leaves office

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) may cease to exist at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure. Fayemi said this in reaction to the reports on the move by some party members to remove Adams Oshiomhole as chairman of the APC. Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, Fayemi likened rumours of a rift between [...]

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    Buhari asks Malami to wade in as Saudi places Nigerian cleric on death row

Buhari asks Malami to wade in as Saudi places Nigerian cleric on death row

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, to handle the case of Ibrahim Ibrahim, a Nigerian cleric on death row in Saudi Arabia. Buhari gave the directive after Bello Mutawalle, governor of Zamfara, prevailed on him to see to the release of Ibrahim, an indigene of Zamfara. According to a statement by Zailani Bappa, media aide to Mutawalle, [...]

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    Buhari: I hope I can hand over to my successor quietly

Buhari: I hope I can hand over to my successor quietly

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the wish for the 2023 presidential election to be conducted without hitches so he can hand over peacefully to whoever succeeds him. Buhari spoke at a dinner with members of the legal team for the 2019 presidential election petition on Thursday in Abuja. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying as a beneficiary of a free [...]

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    Number of out-of-school girls disturbing, says Buhari

Number of out-of-school girls disturbing, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is disturbed by the number of out-of-school girls in the country. Buhari spoke on Thursday while inaugurating the headquarters of the federal ministry of women affairs in Abuja. A statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying that it is the collective duty of all to ensure that "mothers of today and tomorrow are educated, [...]

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    Buhari: Whether we like it or not, the youth will rule someday

Buhari: Whether we like it or not, the youth will rule someday

President Muhammadu Buhari says someday, the baton of leadership of the country will be handed over to Nigerian youth. Speaking when he hosted youth leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the six geo-political zones, Buhari said the change will take place whether the older generation of leaders like it or not. Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as asking the [...]

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    Buhari, ASUU meet over IPPIS controversy

Buhari, ASUU meet over IPPIS controversy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the presidential villa in Abuja. Chris Ngige and Zainab Ahmed, ministers for labour and employment, and minister of finance, attended the meeting said to be at the instance of the university lecturers who have kicked against the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System [...]

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    Buhari overrules power minister, recalls NBET MD

Buhari overrules power minister, recalls NBET MD

President Muhammadu Buhari has reversed the dismissal of Marilyn Amobi as the managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Limited (NBET). The directive is in a memo issued by the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF). TheCable understands that the agency has also been moved from the ministry of power to the ministry of finance. In [...]

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    PDP asks Buhari to bury the interest he has in 2023 presidential poll

PDP asks Buhari to bury the interest he has in 2023 presidential poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the presidency’s "continuous reference" to a successor for President Muhammadu Buhari less than a year into his second tenure, is a "direct acceptance of failure and lack of capacity" of his administration. In a statement on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the opposition party, asked Buhari to bury whatever interest he has in [...]

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    Be involved in the choice of your successor, Bakare tells Buhari

Be involved in the choice of your successor, Bakare tells Buhari

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that he is succeeded by a leader who would uphold, not destroy his legacies.  In 2019, Bakare had hinted that he would succeed Buhari.  Speaking at his church on Sunday, Bakare said it is not a coincidence that Buhari is leading the country into a [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Tunde Bakare at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Tunde Bakare at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari played host to Tunde Bakare, senior pastor of the Latter Rain Christian Assembly, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday. Bakare, a close ally of Buhari, was the president's running mate in 2011 when ex-President Goodluck Jonathan emerged victorious. When Buhari defeated Jonathan in 2015, Bakare was not his running mate but both men have remained close. Below are [...]

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    Will history be kind to Buhari as he wished?

Will history be kind to Buhari as he wished?

I never thought President Buhari cared about posterity or how he would be evaluated when he leaves office because his actions now betray any reflection on the future. I also never thought he was a ‘’philosopher president’’ who ponders and asks ‘’why’’; again, because his actions have been that of a sciolist. So, my perturbation here is provoked by his statement [...]

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    Dasuki: I have no feud with Buhari… God designed my detention

Dasuki: I have no feud with Buhari… God designed my detention

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), says he holds no grudge against President Muhammadu Buhari.  Dasuki spoke during a radio interview with the Voice of America Hausa Service, shortly after he was released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). The ex-NSA was released on Tuesday evening following a directive issued by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Sowore wasn’t detained as a journalist… Buhari has never attacked the media

Garba Shehu: Sowore wasn’t detained as a journalist… Buhari has never attacked the media

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, has nothing to do with him being a journalist. Shehu was reacting to the depiction of Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, by some international news media as a journalist detained by the government. Sowore was released on Tuesday following a directive from Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, after the initial [...]

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    Buhari asks US ambassador to ignore ‘false narratives’ about Nigeria

Buhari asks US ambassador to ignore ‘false narratives’ about Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the United States to ensure its sources of information about the country cuts across all areas. The president said this on Tuesday in Abuja when he received letters of credence from Mary Leonard, US ambassador to Nigeria. On Saturday, the US had placed Nigeria on its special watch-list (SWL) for governments that have engaged in or tolerated [...]

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    Buhari: Libyan fighters trained to ‘shoot and kill’ helped Boko Haram

Buhari: Libyan fighters trained to ‘shoot and kill’ helped Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari says fighters trained during the 43-year reign of the late Muammar Gaddafi, ex-Libyan president, are destabilising the West African region.  Buhari said this on Saturday in Abuja during a bilateral meeting with President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire on the margins of the 56th ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The session was held at the [...]

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