Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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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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    Buhari: Herdsmen attacks would be brought under control

Buhari: Herdsmen attacks would be brought under control

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that increasing cases of killings being carried out by suspected herdsmen in communities across the country would soon be brought under control.He said security agents deployed in affected areas would achieve the feat in no distant time.According to Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity, Buhari gave the assurance while receiving the [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Buhari won’t run if his health will limit him

Femi Adesina: Buhari won’t run if his health will limit him

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says his principal will not seek re-election if he considers his health as a challenge.Although Buhari is yet to speak publicly about his reelection bid, his supporters have been hinting towards him staying in office beyond 2019.On Friday, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, said all his colleagues [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Those saying Buhari lacks empathy do not know him

Femi Adesina: Those saying Buhari lacks empathy do not know him

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, has defended the refusal of his principal to visit Benue and other states under herdsmen attacks.Worried by Buhari's seeming reluctance to visit Benue where over 80 persons have been killed in this year alone, some Nigerians have accused the president of lack of sympathy regarding the killings.Reacting to such accusations, Adesina said the president [...]

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