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    Independence Day: Buhari to address the nation at 7am

Independence Day: Buhari to address the nation at 7am

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Tuesday morning, address the country through a nationwide broadcast.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement.He said the broadcast is part of activities to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary celebrations."President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7am," the statement read."Television, [...]

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    ‘I wasn’t worried all along’ — Buhari reacts to tribunal verdict

‘I wasn’t worried all along’ — Buhari reacts to tribunal verdict

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the ruling of the presidential election petition tribunal on the February 23, 2019 poll, as a victory for Nigerians who trooped out to overwhelmingly elect him for a second term in office.Speaking shortly after the tribunal upheld his victory, the president said he was not worried about the petition filed to challenge the outcome of [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Nigerians won’t be second-class citizens abroad if we have the country we want

Femi Adesina: Nigerians won’t be second-class citizens abroad if we have the country we want

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says Nigerians will not become second-class citizens elsewhere if the country is what it ought to be.Speaking at the "Naija Youth Talk" programme organised by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Abuja on Monday, Adesina said while it is the right of citizens to demand for the kind of country they want, it is pertinent to [...]

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    100 days of Buhari aka ‘Baba-go-slow’

100 days of Buhari aka ‘Baba-go-slow’

How do you measure the virility of an administration; its potency to impregnate the economy, infrastructure and welfare of citizens? Should it be in the first 100 days of its life; in two or four years? Well, I will measure in the little steps, in actions and in the agenda.100 days may be too short to gauge the failure of [...]

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    INTERVIEW: People say they want General Buhari of 1984, not this president, says Femi Adesina

INTERVIEW: People say they want General Buhari of 1984, not this president, says Femi Adesina

Against allegations of highhandedness, and intolerance to criticism, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, says many Nigerians have said they prefer President Muhammadu Buhari as a military ruler because he is too tolerant. In this interview with TheCable, Adesina also shares what Nigerians should expect in the 'Next Level' across sectors.TheCable: Can you speak more [...]

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    Buhari has spoken on attacks on Nigerians in SA, says Femi Adesina

Buhari has spoken on attacks on Nigerians in SA, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, has denied allegations that the president is keeping silent over the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Wednesday, Adesina said the president has spoken and acted on the xenophobic attacks through Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs.Renewed xenophobia in South Africa has seen foreign nationals, including Nigerians, [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Anyone operating from PDP HQ is talking nonsense

Femi Adesina: Anyone operating from PDP HQ is talking nonsense

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has taken a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for saying that the president's trip to the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development was "a poor and disgraceful outing".The opposition party had said the president failed to seal any meaningful economic agreement at the conference but only came [...]

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    No protest against Buhari in Japan, says Femi Adesina on IPOB’s threat

No protest against Buhari in Japan, says Femi Adesina on IPOB’s threat

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says there is no protest or harassment against the president in Japan.On Friday, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had directed his members in Japan to "disgrace and arrest" the president when he gets to the Asian country.The president arrived Japan on Monday to [...]

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    Buhari reappoints Adesina, Garba Shehu

Buhari reappoints Adesina, Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu, his spokespersons.Abiodun Oladunjoye, a deputy director (information) at the presidential villa, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.TheCable had earlier reported that the duo alongside some presidential aides had been reappointed.The president also reappointed Laolu Akande as the senior special assistant to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.All Osinbajo’s aides are officially [...]

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    Presidency accuses Atiku of ‘denigrating’ Nigeria’s democracy

Presidency accuses Atiku of ‘denigrating’ Nigeria’s democracy

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is denigrating the country's democracy.Adesina said this in reaction to comments made by the former vice-president on the reported secret burial of soldiers who have died in the war against Boko Haram.The Wall Street Journal had reported how [...]

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    Falana tackles Femi Adesina for justifying detention of El-Zakzaky

Falana tackles Femi Adesina for justifying detention of El-Zakzaky

Femi Falana, human rights activist, says filing an appeal against a court judgement does not suspend its order.Falana was reacting to the attempt of Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, to justify the continuous detention of IbrahIm El-zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).Adesina had said El-Zakzaky was still in detention because the presidency filed an appeal against the federal [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Nigerians won’t wait longer than necessary for Buhari’s cabinet

Femi Adesina: Nigerians won’t wait longer than necessary for Buhari’s cabinet

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari will announce his cabinet when the time comes.It has been 26 days since the president was inaugurated for his second term in office. He has since made just three appointments--Mele Kyari as the group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and renewal of Ahmed Idris's appointment as the accountant-general [...]

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    Femi Adesina: We believe Leah Sharibu will be released one day

Femi Adesina: We believe Leah Sharibu will be released one day

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the federal government believes Leah Sharibu will be released "one day".Adesina spoke on Sunday at the Easter concert of the Apostolic Faith, West Africa, which held at the church’s national headquarters in Lagos.He asked Nigerians to keep faith, saying the federal government is doing everything possible to secure the release of Sharibu.Sharibu was the only [...]

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    ‘Come to Nigeria and prosper’ — Buhari woos UAE investors

‘Come to Nigeria and prosper’ — Buhari woos UAE investors

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged investors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to invest in Nigeria.The president spoke on Monday while meeting groups of investors on the sidelines of the annual investment meeting in Dubai.According to Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, Buhari assured the investors of handsome returns within a short time.“Come to Nigeria and prosper. Come and have [...]

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    ‘It’s touching to lose precious lives’ — Buhari speaks on collapsed building

‘It’s touching to lose precious lives’ — Buhari speaks on collapsed building

President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathised with families of victims who lost their lives in the three-storey building that collapsed at Ita-Faaji, Lagos Island.Speaking through Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity, the president said he is extremely saddened by the incident which left fatalities, particularly children.The building, which houses a primary school on the second floor, caved in [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Buhari likely to dissolve cabinet before May 29

Femi Adesina: Buhari likely to dissolve cabinet before May 29

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari will likely dissolve his cabinet before May 29.After assuming office in 2015, it took Buhari six months to unveil his cabinet and this attracted widespread criticisms.But speaking on Arise Television on Thursday, Adesina said the president will not spend a long time before choosing his cabinet members.He said the president had already [...]

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