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    Abati: Jonathan secured release of some Chibok girls — but Dasuki said it should not be publicised

Abati: Jonathan secured release of some Chibok girls — but Dasuki said it should not be publicised

Reuben Abati says former President Goodluck Jonathan secured the release of some Chibok girls but did not to publicise it.The former media aide to Jonathan disclosed this on Wednesday during a show he anchored on ARISE TV.Abati interviewed Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, on the show.He said Sambo Dasuki, the then national security adviser (NSA), advised the government against [...]

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    ’10 working days is two weeks’ — Femi Adesina says Buhari to return weekend

’10 working days is two weeks’ — Femi Adesina says Buhari to return weekend

President Muhammadu Buhari will return from his vacation this weekend, says Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.The president travelled to London, UK, for his vacation on August 3.During an Arise TV programme on Wednesday, Adesina said the president will return once his vacation expires."Nigerians will say anything. He is on holiday, 10 working days which translates to two weeks. He will be back [...]

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    Femi Adesina: How Buhari tackled nationwide killings

Femi Adesina: How Buhari tackled nationwide killings

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has released details of the efforts the current administration has taken to curtail insecurity.Thousands of lives and properties worth millions of naira have been lost to wanton attacks and killings across the country, particularly in the northern region.President Muhammadu Buhari has come under heated criticisms for allegedly not doing [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Adeosun ran into Bakare at Aso Rock

Femi Adesina: Adeosun ran into Bakare at Aso Rock

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, ran into Tunde Bakare, senior pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.In a statement on Friday, Adesina said the pastor and the minister did not meet with the president.He said the pastor exchanged pleasantries and thanked Adeosun for attending his mother's [...]

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    Femi Adesina: My daughter almost cried when she read negative things about me on social media

Femi Adesina: My daughter almost cried when she read negative things about me on social media

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says his daughter “almost cried” over some “misconceptions” she reads about him online.In an interview with THISDAY, the presidential aide said most of the things said about him on social media are untrue, rather “fabrications” and “twists”.“I remember my daughter who was in the university then and she called me and was almost [...]

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    Buhari will sign Budget 2018 next week, says Femi Adesina

Buhari will sign Budget 2018 next week, says Femi Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the 2018 budget into law next week, Femi Adesina, his spokesman, has said.Adesina disclosed this to state house correspondents on Wednesday after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting in Abuja.He, however, did not specify the date.“The budget will be signed next week,” he told journalists, adding: “We will give you the specific date when it [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Only the blind won’t see the good things happening under Buhari

Femi Adesina: Only the blind won’t see the good things happening under Buhari

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said that those who oppose the current administration have made it a point to harp on negative happenings in the country. Listing what he considered as the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, Adesina said the positive growth cannot be denied even by “naysayers.”He quoted figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, saying since Nigeria recovered from recession, the [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Buhari never promised not to receive treatment abroad

Femi Adesina: Buhari never promised not to receive treatment abroad

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president never promised not to receive medical treatment abroad.He said this in reaction to a statement in circulation quoting Buhari as making the promise while speaking as a presidential candidate at Chatham House, London.Buhari was alleged to have asked: “What is the difference between me and those who elected us to [...]

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    Femi Adesina: I want to believe Buhari will return on Saturday

Femi Adesina: I want to believe Buhari will return on Saturday

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal's trip to London is “just for a review” of his health.In a statement issued on Monday night, Garba Shehu, also a presidential spokesman, said the trip is at the instance of the president's doctor.“The doctor requested the president to return for a meeting (after an initial one) which he agreed [...]

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    Femi Adesina: House of reps can summon anybody, Buhari will respond accordingly

Femi Adesina: House of reps can summon anybody, Buhari will respond accordingly

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal will respond to the summon by the house of representatives "accordingly".On Wednesday, the house summoned Buhari over the incessant killings in the country, particularly the killing of 19 persons in Benue state.Suspected herdsmen had invaded a Catholic church in Benue, killing two priests and 17 worshippers.The lawmakers said Buhari should [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Buhari’s ‘one term’ statement of 2011 not applicable anymore

Femi Adesina: Buhari’s ‘one term’ statement of 2011 not applicable anymore

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal's 2011 statement that he will only be president for one term is not applicable anymore.Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme on Tuesday, Adesina said Buhari entertained pleas for him to be president for the past one year before declaring his intention."The other one of running one term was [...]

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    Femi Adesina mocks ‘voodoo priests’ who asked Buhari not to run for second term

Femi Adesina mocks ‘voodoo priests’ who asked Buhari not to run for second term

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has described those who asked his principal not to seek a second term in office as "voodoo priests".Some prominent Nigerians, including ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and former military President Ibrahim Babangida, had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to step down in 2019 and give the younger generation a go at the [...]

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    Femi Adesina: It’s still an allegation that IGP did not stay in Benue

Femi Adesina: It’s still an allegation that IGP did not stay in Benue

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says it is still an allegation that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), failed to heed President Muhammadu Buhari's directive to relocate to Benue.Buhari had ordered the IGP to relocate to Benue shortly after the January killings in the state.But the IGP was said to have spent less than a day in the state before moving [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘terribly’ degraded NOT defeated, says Femi Adesina

Boko Haram ‘terribly’ degraded NOT defeated, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, spokesman President Muhammadu Buhari, says despite the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls, Boko Haram insurgents have been “terribly degraded”.Speaking on a Channels TV programme on Sunday, he said the insurgents were “running riots” in all parts of the country before the current administration came on board.A total of 110 students of Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe, [...]

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    Not Bakare, not Fela Durotoye… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

Not Bakare, not Fela Durotoye… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

I am not a fan of sequels. More often than not, they underperform, they fail to meet the expectations created by the first part. Sequel to novels, a sequel to movies, the sequel even to a political term of office. Hit the ground at best in the first term, and find your way out of office.Nelson Mandela understood this more [...]

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    Buhari just lied on his agenda, claiming three out of five points

Buhari just lied on his agenda, claiming three out of five points

There’s a lot of chaos in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government already. But the falsehood that has been added requires strong pushback.This is where I stand: if we don’t want the labour of our past heroes to be in vain, we must stand up to defend Nigeria from harm. Yes, every politician lies, but the trust given to Buhari to govern [...]

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