Friday, September 14, 2018

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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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    Nigerians stood by us, says Buhari as son leaves hospital

Nigerians stood by us, says Buhari as son leaves hospital

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to all those who stood by his family when Yusuf, his only son, was at Cedacrest Hospital in Abuja.Yusuf was admitted to the hospital following a bike crash in the Gwarinmpa area of Abuja.In a statement issued on his behalf by Femi Adesina, his spokesman, Buhari said people showed his family "overwhelming love"."President Muhammadu Buhari, his [...]

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    Omokri: Jonathan treated herdsmen as terrorists

Omokri: Jonathan treated herdsmen as terrorists

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says herdsmen were decisively dealt with under his former principal.He said this in reaction to the statement of Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, that 756 people were killed during the period Jonathan was in office.Describing Adesina's comment as "mischevious", Omokri said Jonathan was not inactive in the face of the herdsmen [...]

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    Rep demands apology from Femi Adesina, asks him to stop blaming Jonathan

Rep demands apology from Femi Adesina, asks him to stop blaming Jonathan

Samson Okwu, a member of the house of representatives, says the comment by Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Benue killings is a "statement of failure".On Wednesday, Adesina said between 2013 and May 2015 when Goodluck Jonathan was president, 756 people were killed in herdsmen attacks."Let nobody say that all this is happening because we have a Fulani [...]

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    Femi Adesina: 756 killed by herdsmen in two years under Jonathan… was he a Fulani president?

Femi Adesina: 756 killed by herdsmen in two years under Jonathan… was he a Fulani president?

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says it is "very unkind" to say attacks by herdsmen are rampant because President Muhammadu Buhari is Fulani.He said the issue between herdsmen and locals had been existing long before Buhari became president.According to Adesina, between 2013 and May 2015 when Goodluck Jonathan was president, 756 people were killed in herdsmen attacks.He said the issue is [...]

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    Femi Adesina bags chieftaincy title in Enugu

Femi Adesina bags chieftaincy title in Enugu

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, was on Tuesday conferred with the traditional title of Nwanne Di Na Mba (a brother in another land) of Mmaku kingdom, Enugu state.Adesina received the chieftaincy title during the 1st Grand Ofala festival of Igwe Cyprain Nevobasi, Igwe Omeluenyi 1 of Agunnese, Ezeani 111 of Nmaku kingdom in Enugu.The Igwe [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Why should fuel scarcity stop us from airing documentary on Buhari?

Femi Adesina: Why should fuel scarcity stop us from airing documentary on Buhari?

Femi Adesina,  spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, has defended the decision of the presidency to release a documentary on his principal at a time when millions of Nigerians are struggling to get fuel.Some Nigerians have faulted the timing of the documentary, saying focus should be on the resolving the fuel crisis.But Adesina, who disagreed asked: "Should we then be perpetually like [...]

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    TV documentary on Buhari out Sunday

TV documentary on Buhari out Sunday

A video documentary, entitled the Human Side of President Muhammadu Buhari, will make its debut on Sunday.The media and publicity department of the state house which put together the 55-minute documentary said it will first be shown on NTA between 8pm and 9 pm on Sunday.Channels TV will air it on Christmas Day while there will be a repeat broadcast [...]

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    Why God kept Buhari alive

Why God kept Buhari alive

Let me begin by telling a story. On June 1, 2015, the day I resumed work as adviser on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, he had admonished me: “Adesina, always tell me the truth. That is what I want from you. In this type of position I have found myself, it is very easy not to be told the truth. [...]

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