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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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    EXTRA: Even if witches and wizards endorse Atiku, he won’t win, says Femi Adesina

EXTRA: Even if witches and wizards endorse Atiku, he won’t win, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will not win the election even if witches and wizards endorse him.Adesina said this in reaction to the endorsement of Abubakar by five socio-cultural groups in the country.Writing via his Twitter handle on Monday, he said President Muhammadu Buhari's opponents will fail during the elections, no [...]

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    Buhari: My Christian brothers stood by me when fellow Muslims worked against me

Buhari: My Christian brothers stood by me when fellow Muslims worked against me

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attitude of some Nigerians who hide under the guise of ethnicity and religion to perpetrate injustice.Buhari said this when he hosted the staff who worked with him during his tenure as military head of state between 1984 and 1985.Buhari said using religion and ethnicity as smokescreen "is just corruption, pure and simple".He said those [...]

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    No law compels Buhari to attend debate, says Femi Adesina

No law compels Buhari to attend debate, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president never committed to attending the presidential debate.Buhari, who is presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was absent at the debate which held on Saturday.Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had withdrawn from the exercise, citing Buhari's absence.Speaking when he featured on a Channels TV programme, Adesina [...]

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    Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina says President Muhammadu Buhari would rather lose the 2019 presidential election than rig it.The presidential spokesman said this while speaking during a programme on ARISE TV on Tuesday.Commenting on concerns raised ahead of the 2019 elections, Adesina said the process will be free and fair."I'm surprised that this president has been with you for three and half years and [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Buhari will follow due process on proposed minimum wage

Femi Adesina: Buhari will follow due process on proposed minimum wage

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal did not endorse any figure as the new minimum wage.The tripartite committee had submitted its report to Buhari on Tuesday, with the recommendation of N30 000 minimum wage as being demanded by organised labour.In his speech, the president said he was committed to having a new minimum wage.Subsequently, the Atiku [...]

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    Buhari begs NLC to shelve nationwide strike

Buhari begs NLC to shelve nationwide strike

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its nationwide strike slated to commence on Tuesday.The president made the appeal at the presidential villa on Monday while receiving members of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria.In a statement by Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity to the president, Buhari said the labour union should [...]

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    Femi Adesina: The military said they’ve lost Buhari’s certificates

Femi Adesina: The military said they’ve lost Buhari’s certificates

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the military had admitted losing President Muhammadu Buhari's certificate.In an interview with The Nation, Adesina was quoted as saying the issue is dead and those still discussing it are "idle".Buhari had failed to submit his academic certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), claiming it is still with the military.The president's claim had triggered [...]

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    Femi Adesina: N30,000 minimum wage not feasible — even if public office holders sacrifice their pay

Femi Adesina: N30,000 minimum wage not feasible — even if public office holders sacrifice their pay

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says N30,000 as minimum wage for civil servants is not feasible.The Nigerian Labour Congress has been at loggerheads with the federal government over a demand for an increase in the minimum wage.Labour has rejected the proposal of the federal government to raise the minimum wage from N18,000 to N24,000.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Thursday, [...]

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    ‘The harder they come, the harder they fall’ — Femi Adesina reacts to reunion of OBJ, Atiku

‘The harder they come, the harder they fall’ — Femi Adesina reacts to reunion of OBJ, Atiku

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal's opponents will fall ahead of the 2019 elections.Adesina said this on Thursday shortly after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.Abubakar, seen as Buhari's main challenger in the elections, received Obasanjo's blessings when he met the former president alongside other prominent Nigerians, in Abeokuta, [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Nigeria’s poor rating on corruption is a low mark for citizens – not government

Femi Adesina: Nigeria’s poor rating on corruption is a low mark for citizens – not government

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigerians share in the blame of the country’s bad ranking in Transparency International’s  (TI) corruption perception index (CPI).In 2017, Nigeria dropped from 136 in 2016 to 148 on the index of TI.The ranking was seen as a blow to the current administration which claims to have the fight against corruption as one of its core [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Zainab Ahmed will be minister of finance

Femi Adesina: Zainab Ahmed will be minister of finance

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Zainab Ahmed will be minister of finance.Buhari appointed Ahmed to oversee the ministry following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun who was involved in certificate forgery scandal.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Adesina said it had become clear that Ahmed is no longer minister of state for budget and national planning."You know [...]

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    ‘If Buhari is uncompromising, why is Adeosun still a minister?’ — Atiku’s aide tackles Femi Adesina

‘If Buhari is uncompromising, why is Adeosun still a minister?’ — Atiku’s aide tackles Femi Adesina

Paul Ibe, media adviser to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, says it is curious that President Muhammadu Buhari is deemed uncompromising while Kemi Adeosun, accused of certificate forgery, remains minister of finance.The former vice-president had said Buhari is “very uncompromising, power drunk (and) will not be ready to leave power without a fight".But Femi Adesina, the president's spokesman, said his principal [...]

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