Thursday, March 26, 2020

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    ‘Not addressing Nigerians on coronavirus is a matter of style’ — Femi Adesina defends Buhari

‘Not addressing Nigerians on coronavirus is a matter of style’ — Femi Adesina defends Buhari

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the style adopted by President Muhammadu Buhari over the coronavirus pandemic is different from his counterparts across the world. He said rather than address citizens of the country over the outbreak of the disease like other world leaders have done, Buhari's style involves getting reports for established ministries and agencies. US President Donald Trump, South Africa President [...]

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    Buhari and Femi Adesina – what are you doing to Nigeria’s future?

Buhari and Femi Adesina – what are you doing to Nigeria’s future?

I was rereading Mr Femi Adesina's vehement pronouncement at Mrs Farida Waziri's book launch and the part that got me was his claim that Buhari declared his assets openly in 2015 but chose not to declare openly in 2019 and that it was his (Buhari’s) prerogative since the constitution does not say he should declare openly. He also said that [...]

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    Sule Lamido to Buhari: Ask yourself why some of your allies abandoned you

Sule Lamido to Buhari: Ask yourself why some of your allies abandoned you

Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to secure Nigerians. He said this in reaction to a statement credited to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, that the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is a one-man army. NEF had criticised Buhari over "his failure" to secure Nigerians but in his response, Adesina said the forum lacked credible membership [...]

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    Apostle Suleman: Buhari isn’t  a religious bigot… he said ‘Amen’ when I prayed with him

Apostle Suleman: Buhari isn’t a religious bigot… he said ‘Amen’ when I prayed with him

Johnson Suleman, senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), says President Muhammadu Buhari is not a religious bigot.  Suleman said this in an open letter he wrote to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman whom he had earlier disagreed with over widespread insecurity in the country.   In the letter, Suleman said he held Adesina in high esteem. He also said he has deep respect [...]

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    Omokri to Femi Adesina: S’west govs won’t set up Amotekun if security is better under Buhari

Omokri to Femi Adesina: S’west govs won’t set up Amotekun if security is better under Buhari

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, why a regional outfit was set up in the south-west says if the security situation of the country has improved. Omokri said this in response to Adesina's claim that the country is more secure than it was before President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office. In a statement on [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Insecurity not as bad as under Jonathan

Femi Adesina: Insecurity not as bad as under Jonathan

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says despite the growing insecurity in the country, security has improved under the Buhari administration. Adesina said while the latest bomb blast at a Borno mosque is regrettable, Nigeria used to experience as many as 10 bombings in a day before President Muhammadu Buhari took over from former president Goodluck Jonathan. The presidential spokesman said this on Sunday when [...]

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    Femi Adesina: CAN speaks as if it’s a political party

Femi Adesina: CAN speaks as if it’s a political party

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) speaks as if it is an opposition political party. Adesina was reacting to a statement by the Christian body on the death of Lawan Andimi, CAN chairman of Michika local government in Adamawa state. Andimi was killed on Monday after N800 million ransom allegedly demanded by the insurgents was not paid. Reacting [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Buhari won’t declare assets publicly

Femi Adesina: Buhari won’t declare assets publicly

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president will not declare his assets publicly. Speaking at a programme on Channels Television on Monday, Adesina said no law mandates the president to do so in his second term. He said declaring assets publicly is voluntary. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) had asked Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and all state governors [...]

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    Buhari won’t handpick his successor, says Femi Adesina

Buhari won’t handpick his successor, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says his principal will not handpick his successor in 2023. Speaking at a programme on Channels Television on Monday, Adesina said Buhari is interested in who succeeds him, but will not manipulate the process to favour anyone. The presidential spokesperson was reacting to a statement by Tunde Bakare, serving overseer [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Nigeria would have been better if Buhari’s military regime had lasted longer

Femi Adesina: Nigeria would have been better if Buhari’s military regime had lasted longer

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigeria would have been a better country if the president’s military regime had lasted longer. Adesina said this in an article celebrating the president’s birthday which was shared on his Facebook account on Tuesday. Buhari led Nigeria as a military dictator from 1983 to 1985 before he was deposed and replaced by Ibrahim Babangida. According [...]

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    Presidency: We are not bothered about US, UK reports on human rights abuse

Presidency: We are not bothered about US, UK reports on human rights abuse

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says as a sovereign nation, Nigeria is not bothered about the reports from the United States, United Kingdom and European Union as regards "abuse of human rights". Recently, the international community has expressed concern about the situation in Nigeria, condemning the detention of some critics of the government. Asked if the federal government was not bothered about the perception [...]

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    Ask Garba Shehu, says Femi Adesina as he dodges questions on Aisha Buhari’s allegations

Ask Garba Shehu, says Femi Adesina as he dodges questions on Aisha Buhari’s allegations

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, refused to comment on the allegations raised by Aisha Buhari on Wednesday. Buhari's wife had accused Shehu of “crossing his boundaries”, and interfering in her family matters. She said the presidential spokesman had been in the middle of some of the controversies that rocked her family of recent. Asked to comment [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Calling Buhari ‘major general’ is proof of press freedom

Femi Adesina: Calling Buhari ‘major general’ is proof of press freedom

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says the decision of PUNCH to refer to the president as a "major general" is proof of press freedom. In an editorial entitled "Buhari’s lawlessness: Our stand", on Wednesday, the newspaper said it will also refer to the Buhari administration as a regime until it purges itself of ”contempt [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Millions of Nigerians not bothered about Sowore’s rearrest

Femi Adesina: Millions of Nigerians not bothered about Sowore’s rearrest

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says millions of Nigerians are not bothered about the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now. Adesina spoke on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Monday. Sowore was rearrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) at a federal high court in Abuja last Friday -- less than 24 hours after he was released. This sparked off an [...]

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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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