Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Buhari: My Leahy comment not an indictment of Obama

Buhari: My Leahy comment not an indictment of Obama

President Muhammadu Buhari says his comment on the Leahy law "aiding and abetting" Boko Haram was not meant as an indictment of President Barack Obama.He has also said he is looking forward to more cooperation with the United States (UN) after his four-day trip to the country.Refuting the reports that he accused the US government of aiding Boko Haram by [...]

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    Nigeria borrows $2.1bn to rebuild north-east

Nigeria borrows $2.1bn to rebuild north-east

The World Bank has granted a loan of $2.1 billion to Nigeria to rebuild the north-eastern part of the country ravaged by insurgency.The first 10 years of repaying the loan will be interest-free, while an additional 30 years will be at lower than capital market rate.During a meeting in Washington on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari had said that apart from [...]

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    Buhari dissolves federal boards

Buhari dissolves federal boards

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution of the governing boards of federal parastatals, agencies and institutions, according to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.Adesina directed chief executive officers of the affected parastatals, agencies and institutions to refer all matters requiring the attention of their boards to the president, through the permanent secretaries of their supervising ministries."While the dissolution does not affect [...]

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    Buhari orders crackdown on Nollywood pirates

Buhari orders crackdown on Nollywood pirates

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed law enforcement agencies to step up their efforts to curb the menace of piracy in Nigeria’s entertainment industry.Buhari, who was speaking on Tuesday after receiving a briefing from Folasade Yemi-Esan, permanent secretary of the ministry of information, said pirates were preventing artistes from enjoying the fruits of their labour.“Nollywood is making progress. We should work with them. [...]

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    Buhari eyes stronger US support ahead of visit to Obama

Buhari eyes stronger US support ahead of visit to Obama

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the belief  that his visit to President Barack Obama will strengthen bilateral ties between Nigeria and the United States of America.According to Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, the president said this on Wednesday during a meeting with Anthony Blinken, the US deputy secretary of state, at the presidential villa, [...]

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    Salary bailout not from GEJ’s savings, presidency insists

Salary bailout not from GEJ’s savings, presidency insists

The presidency has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of “creating an unnecessary controversy” over the bailout that President Muhammadu Buhari approved for insolvent states.Faulting the claim of Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the PDP,  that the money was taken from the savings that former president Goodluck Jonathan handed over to Buhari, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and [...]

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    Buhari has not touched ECA, says presidency

Buhari has not touched ECA, says presidency

The presidency has denied reports in sections of the media that funds will be drawn from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) for the relief package approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari approved a N400 billion bailout on Monday to clear the backlog of salaries in states and local governments. And Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has now [...]

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    Nigeria ‘can’t negotiate with Boko Haram from the position of weakness’

Nigeria ‘can’t negotiate with Boko Haram from the position of weakness’

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, says the willingness of the federal government to consider a peace deal with Boko Haram insurgents does not mean it would do so from "a position of weakness".Speaking in Abuja on Saturday, Adesina said the federal government will only negotiate with Boko Haram from the position of strength."Most wars, however furious [...]

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    Adesina: Buhari open to peace deal with B’Haram

Adesina: Buhari open to peace deal with B’Haram

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, says the federal government is open to negotiation with the Boko Haram sect in order to resolve the lingering insecurity in the country.Speaking during an interview with BBC on Friday, Adesina expressed the determination of the president to address insecurity and restore normalcy to the troubled parts of the [...]

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    Zakari’s appointment based on merit, says presidency

Zakari’s appointment based on merit, says presidency

The presidency has described as unfounded the allegation that Amina Zakari was appointed as the acting chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) because of being close to President Muhammadu Buhari.Olisa Metuh, national publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the allegation, demanding for her immediate sack.Metuh said Zakari had sympathy for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

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    THE FILE: After one month, what does Nigeria look like under President Buhari?

THE FILE: After one month, what does Nigeria look like under President Buhari?

After 12 years of taking shots at the highest office in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari finally took over the reins of government exactly one month ago. The president rode to power on goodwill. Frustrated by endemic corruption, infrastructural decay, insecurity and unemployment in the country, Nigerians perceived Buhari as the messiah who would solve their problems.On his part, Buhari promised not [...]

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    Buhari cleaning PDP’s mess, Adesina tells Metuh

Buhari cleaning PDP’s mess, Adesina tells Metuh

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has responded to the Peoples Democratic Party's scorching appraisal of President Muhammadu Buhari's first 30 days in office, saying the president has been preoccupied with "cleaning the mess" left behind by the PDP administration of Goodluck Jonathan.Reacting to the statement by Olisa Metuh, PDP's national publicity secretary, that Buhari's government was "all [...]

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    Buhari attends first Jumma’at prayer in presidential villa

Buhari attends first Jumma’at prayer in presidential villa

President Muhammadu Buhari and some Muslim faithful on Friday attended the Jumma’at prayer in the presidential villa main Mosque, Abuja.This is contained in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity.According to the statement, the president would now be observing most of the Jumma’at prayers at the Mosque in the villa.Adesina said the [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria will continue supporting ECOWAS financially

Buhari: Nigeria will continue supporting ECOWAS financially

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) that Nigeria will continue fulfilling its financial obligation to the regional body.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement he issued on Thursday.According to Adesina, Buhari made the promise during a meeting with Kadre Ouedraogohe, president of ECOWAS, at [...]

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    Buhari: I will recover stolen billions in 3 months

Buhari: I will recover stolen billions in 3 months

President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the rot in federal agencies under previous governments, vowing to work towards recovering "billions of dollars" in the next three months.Speaking on Tuesday during the meeting with the 36 states governors, Buhari said the days of mismanaging the resources of the country are over."There are financial and administrative instructions in every government parastatal and agency. [...]

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    Buhari not limited by old age, says presidency

Buhari not limited by old age, says presidency

The presidency has refuted the report that President Muhammadu Buhari would not be able to function effectively in office because age is not on his side.While interacting with the Nigerian community in South Africa on Monday, Buhari had said he wished he was given the opportunity to lead the country at a younger age.“How I wish I became head of [...]

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