Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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    Femi Adesina: Nigerians ought to applaud Buhari over his decision on Magu

Femi Adesina: Nigerians ought to applaud Buhari over his decision on Magu

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the invitation of Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to appear before a presidential panel is in his best interest. Speaking on Wednesday when he featured on Politics Today, a programme on Channels Television, Adesina said President Muhammadu Buhari deserves to be applauded over his action on Magu. "If anything [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Igbo are not against Buhari

Femi Adesina: Igbo are not against Buhari

President Muhammdu Buhari is fair to all Nigerians notwithstanding partisan interests, his spokesman has said. In an article on Friday, Femi Adesina said that Buhari got low number of votes from the south-east does not mean the Igbo are against him. He said the president is guided by what is right and fair in his actions,  and that this has earned him [...]

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    ‘Wike spoke up when others cowered’ — Rivers commissioner speaks on N78bn refund

‘Wike spoke up when others cowered’ — Rivers commissioner speaks on N78bn refund

Paulinus Nsirim, Rivers commissioner for information and communications, says the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the refund of N78.9 billion to the state for the repair of federal roads may be because Nyesom Wike, the governor, has the "courage to speak up when others are silent". Nsirim said this in reaction to an article by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Why Buhari ignored the insults of Wike, Fayose

Femi Adesina: Why Buhari ignored the insults of Wike, Fayose

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari could have "dealt with" Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, and Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, for combative remarks against the presidency. The presidential spokesman was reacting to Wike's invitation of Buhari for a state visit. Wike, a member of the opposing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), sent the invitation after the federal government approved the [...]

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    FG bans purchase of non-essential official vehicles

FG bans purchase of non-essential official vehicles

The federal government says it is cutting down the cost of governance by stopping "non-critical and administrative capital spending" which includes the purchase of non-essential official vehicles. The plan of the government was contained in a document entitled 'what you need to know about the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP)' by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Thursday. The NESP is an outcome [...]

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    Buhari to address the nation on Democracy Day

Buhari to address the nation on Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation on Friday. This was announced on Thursday in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity. According to Adesina, the address is in commemoration of Democracy Day. "To commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day, President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 7am," it read. "Television [...]

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    ‘Nigerians have experienced change’– presidency lists ‘Buhari’s achievements’ in 5 years

‘Nigerians have experienced change’– presidency lists ‘Buhari’s achievements’ in 5 years

The presidency says the administration of Muhammadu Buhari in the past five years has made impact on all aspects of Nigerian life.  Buhari was sworn in for a second term on May 29, 2019, and on Friday, he will clock five years as Nigeria's president. Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman who released a fact-sheet of the achievements of the president in five years, said [...]

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    Like Gambari, like Femi Adesina

Like Gambari, like Femi Adesina

As Editor-in- Chief and big-name Columnist for the Daily Sun Newspaper, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman for president Muhammadu Buhari was a Man of the People. He was a journalist's journalist, and no Friday passes by without some of us reading from his popular "kulikuli" column in those days when the Newspaper was arguably at its best, complete with some of [...]

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    ‘Buhari won’t address the nation today’ — Femi Adesina counters PTF coordinator

‘Buhari won’t address the nation today’ — Femi Adesina counters PTF coordinator

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not address the nation on COVID-19 on Monday. Writing via his Twitter handle, Adesina said any update on the COVID-19 response will be given by the presidential task force (PTF). Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the task force, had during a Channels TV programme, said Buhari would address Nigerians on COVID-19 following [...]

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    Dear Femi Adesina, learn from yesterday’s spokesmen

Dear Femi Adesina, learn from yesterday’s spokesmen

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, features in the pantheon of accomplished Nigerian journalists no doubt. In his days of ‘’truth-telling’’ and before the hex of unclean spirits in Aso Rock, Adesina was the man from miyshore – the straight place. He was loved. He cut the persona of a light bearer. But why has the ‘’kulikuli exponent’’ so unravelled? By the way, [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Abba Kyari was in my dream night before he died

Femi Adesina: Abba Kyari was in my dream night before he died

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, has recounted how Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to the president, appeared in his dream the night before he died. He recalled that in the dream which occurred last Thursday, the late Kyari, who stood waiting for him, "oddly" did not wear his usual 'flowing Agbada' and was heavily bearded. The former chief [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: FG is NOT paying Nigerians N30,000 ‘coronavirus relief’

FAKE NEWS ALERT: FG is NOT paying Nigerians N30,000 ‘coronavirus relief’

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the report that Nigerians with bank verification number (BVN) will be given N30,000 as relief fund is false.  The report, which went viral on Friday, said Adesina issued a statement to that effect.  The said amount was to help Nigerians “stock up their home during the stay-at-home order by the government”. As a way of reducing the spread [...]

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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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