Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tag "Buhari"

    ‘A dent on our democracy’ — Nigerians hit Magu for donning Buhari’s reelection lapel

‘A dent on our democracy’ — Nigerians hit Magu for donning Buhari’s reelection lapel

Nigerians have taken to social media to express their reservations over a campaign lapel of President Muammadu Buhai donned by Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Magu had the lapel on him when he appeared on a programme on Channels Television on Tuesday.Reacting to Magu's action, a Twitter user @OlaniranMichae8, described the anti-graft czar as the "first [...]

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    Adewole defends Buhari’s medical trips, says Nigerians lack respect for privacy

Adewole defends Buhari’s medical trips, says Nigerians lack respect for privacy

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says President Muhammadu Buhari receives medical treatment abroad because Nigerians do not know how to handle information.Adewole was reacting to the criticisms trailing the president’s medical trips abroad.Speaking to THISDAY, Adewole said the president, as an individual, is entitled to his privacy.Describing Nigeria as a strange country, he said Nigerians have no respect for people’s [...]

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    2019: Benue martyrs and Buhari’s last hurdle

2019: Benue martyrs and Buhari’s last hurdle

BY EVARISTUS BASSEYI subscribe to a civil society coalition whose membership is drawn mostly from the North East. When UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance in Nigeria invited me and Ambassador Ahmed to a meeting in preparation for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference for Nigeria and Lake Chad region, to organize the CSOs, I suggested the creation of a [...]

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    Buhari returning to London to see doctor

Buhari returning to London to see doctor

President Muhammed Buhari will on Tuesday travel to London to see his doctor.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement.Shehu said the trip is expected to last four days.According to Shehu, Buhari's doctor had asked the president to return to London after the duo met in the city where the president [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Saraki, Dogara at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Saraki, Dogara at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari hosted Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker, house of representative, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.The lawmakers said they discussed a wide range of issues with Buhari.See pictures of the meeting which Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, in attendance: [...]

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    PDP has ‘more than enough credible aspirants’ to defeat Buhari in 2019

PDP has ‘more than enough credible aspirants’ to defeat Buhari in 2019

Ighoyota Amori, ex-senator for Delta central, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has more than enough credible candidates to contest the 2019 presidential election.Amori, who is the political adviser to Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, said this in an interview with NAN.According to him, the best of all the qualified candidates in the party will defeat President Muhammadu [...]

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    Buhari: Why I joined politics after forceful retirement from the army

Buhari: Why I joined politics after forceful retirement from the army

President Muhammadu Buhari says his participation in politics is borne out of a desire and commitment to serve Nigerians, and not for fun or to gather wealth.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, quoted Buhari to have said this on Saturday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress held at Bayagida Model Primary School, Katsina [...]

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    Lawan: Buhari’s impeachment bid laid to rest… US confirmed $496m payment

Lawan: Buhari’s impeachment bid laid to rest… US confirmed $496m payment

Ahmed Lawan, senate majority leader, says Donald Trump's confirmation that the US has received $496m from Nigeria for fighter jets has put the issue of impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari to rest.Some members of the house of representatives had called for the impeachment of the president for approving the release of $496 million without consulting the national assembly.But Lawan says the [...]

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    Buhari: US collaborating with Nigeria to repatriate $500m loot

Buhari: US collaborating with Nigeria to repatriate $500m loot

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government is in talks with that of the United States on how to repatriate $500m looted fund stashed in banks worldwide.The president disclosed this while addressing journalists after his meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House.According to him, the attorneys-general of both countries will work together to ensure the return of the fund.“Our [...]

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    ‘Dear President, you deserve some accolades’… Twitter reactions to Buhari’s visit to the US

‘Dear President, you deserve some accolades’… Twitter reactions to Buhari’s visit to the US

For once, President Muhammadu Buhari is receiving positive reviews on a foreign trip -- from Nigerians. Many Nigerians on twitter are of the opinion that his current outing in the US is far better compared to the previous ones, most especially his last visit to the UK where he was accused of demarketing the country. His number one critic is probably his [...]

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    Buhari on ‘shithole’ comment: It’s better I keep quiet

Buhari on ‘shithole’ comment: It’s better I keep quiet

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is better he keeps quiet on President Donald Trump's alleged insult on some African nations, including Nigeria, because he could not verify the validity of the allegation.According to a New York Times report in December 2017, Trump was alleged to have said Nigerians "never return to their huts" after seeing America.The White House has, however, denied [...]

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    Atiku: I’ll probe Buhari if I’m elected president

Atiku: I’ll probe Buhari if I’m elected president

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says if he wins the 2019 election, he will investigate the arms procurement of the current administration.Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa on Saturday, Abubakar said it is taking too long to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents.“Eight years after, Nigerian government is still fighting Boko Haram that are not professionally trained," he said.“I want to be [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts leaders of Tijjaniya sect at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts leaders of Tijjaniya sect at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari received a delegation from the Grand Khalifa of Tijjaniya Movement at the presidential villa on Friday in Abuja.The delegation was led by Sheikh Mahi Ibrahim Inyass.The sect leaders told state house correspondents that they briefed the president on the successful hosting of the 32nd Maulud of Sheikh Ibrahim Niasse in Kaduna.They also said they were on the [...]

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    Catholic bishops ask Buhari to resign over nationwide killings

Catholic bishops ask Buhari to resign over nationwide killings

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the incessant attacks in the country.The group made the call in a statement issued by Augustine Akubeze and Camillus Umoh, its president and secretary respectively.The clerics condemned the killing of two priests and 17 congregants by suspected herders in Benue on Tuesday .The state [...]

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    Secondus to Buhari: You’re supposed to be in Benue — not Bauchi

Secondus to Buhari: You’re supposed to be in Benue — not Bauchi

Uche Secondus, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says it is an act of insensitivity on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Bauchi state instead of Benue.Buhari arrived Bauchi on Thursday for a two-day visit.Benue has experienced a high rate of killings in recent times. On Tuesday, suspected herdsmen killed two priests and some other worshippers at [...]

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    Buhari appoints two deputy DGs for  NIA

Buhari appoints two deputy DGs for NIA

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointments of two deputy directors-general for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).The appointees are Apollonius Agev and Kio Amieyeofori. While Agev hails from Benue state, Amieyeofori is from Rivers.The approval was contained in a statement by Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary, general services office, office of the secretary to the government of the federation.According to [...]

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