Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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    A new sheriff is in town

A new sheriff is in town

Some call it the Buhari bounce. Others describe it as the Buhari effect. Yet some others say it is the Buhari aura. One thing is however crystal clear. Things have not been the same in the past 100 days in Nigeria, since Muhammadu Buhari assumed the presidency. A new sheriff has truly come to town.Exactly 100 days ago, he climbed [...]

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    Buhari will balance appointments, says Adesina

Buhari will balance appointments, says Adesina

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has assured agitated members of the public that President Muhammadu Buhari intends to balance his federal appointments with time.Adesina, who revealed this on Friday while speaking with Ray 100.5FM, said the president had thus far appointed his team based on merits. He promised that Buhari will respect federal character as stipulated [...]

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    Buhari: I won’t bow to pressure on corruption

Buhari: I won’t bow to pressure on corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari assured Nigerians in Abuja on Monday that no amount of pressure will make him give up the war against corruption.There have been reports that the president is under pressure to reconsider the decision to probe the immediate-past administration.But addressing protesters who marched  to the presidential villa to urge the federal government to continue its anti-corruption campaign, Buhari said [...]

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    There may be policy somersaults to create jobs, says Buhari

There may be policy somersaults to create jobs, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he will gladly reverse or abandon some inherited economic policies if doing so will lead to the creation of more jobs for Nigerians.According to a statement by Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity, the president spoke at a meeting he had with executive members of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) [...]

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    Adesina: Buhari never said he will publish assets

Adesina: Buhari never said he will publish assets

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says the president never promised to make his assets public.Adesina said the issue of assets publishing cannot be credited to Buhari but the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).He said Buhari has declared his assets in compliance with the law and may decide to make them public when verification is [...]

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    Buhari reveals plan to retain NYSC despite ‘dwindling funds’

Buhari reveals plan to retain NYSC despite ‘dwindling funds’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme as a functional vehicle for the promotion of national unity and integration.He said his administration will take all necessary action to maintain and improve the scheme, noting that the objective for which it was established in 1973 is still relevant for national development.According to Femi Adesina, special adviser [...]

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    No hope of recovering Bakassi, says Buhari

No hope of recovering Bakassi, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will abide by the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Bakassi Peninsula.Speaking on Wednesday during an interactive session with Nigerians living in Cameroon, Buhari said his administration will ensure the faithful implementation of the Green Tree Agreement, which regulates the ceding of Bakassi to Cameroon.The oil-rich territory, which was under Cross [...]

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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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