Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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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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    Buhari heading to France Monday

Buhari heading to France Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Monday for a summit in Paris, capital of France.In a statement on Sunday, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said over 50 world leaders would attend the summit.He said the Nigerian leader would be accompanied by the governors of Adamawa, Kano and Ondo states, and the ministers of [...]

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    EXTRA: Femi Adesina to get Igbo chieftaincy title — just like Buhari

EXTRA: Femi Adesina to get Igbo chieftaincy title — just like Buhari

The saying goes thus; 'like father, like son' but in this case, it is 'like President, like spokesman'.Less than a month after President Muhammadu Buhari got two Igbo chieftaincy titles, Femi Adesina, his spokesman, has been nominated for one of his own.According to a statement signed by Attah Esa, deputy director, information, state house, Adesina was nominated by Cyprian Nevobasi, [...]

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    Falana, Fayemi, Lai to attend Global Patriot Newspapers anniversary

Falana, Fayemi, Lai to attend Global Patriot Newspapers anniversary

In celebration of its anniversary, Global Patriot, an online Newspaper, is bringing together a host of notable personalities for a public lecture and awards ceremony.They are Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture; Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development; Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state; and Femi Falana, lawyer and human rights activist.Others are Femi Adesina, special [...]

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    Wise men still come from the east

Wise men still come from the east

At his incarnation, wise men gifted in astronomy came from the East, all the way to Bethlehem, in the south of Jerusalem, to worship Jesus Christ. They are today known as the Magi, who gave the newborn gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.There is a lot to say on the significance of each gift item, but that is not the [...]

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    Femi Adesina: FG will begin implementation of 2018 budget by January

Femi Adesina: FG will begin implementation of 2018 budget by January

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the federal government will begin implementation of the 2018 budget by January.Adesina said the presentation of the 2018 budget to the national assembly is “promise made and promise being kept”.He said barring any exigencies, government would revert to the January- to-December budget cycle.Adesina spoke in a video published by the Presidency Office of Digital Engagement (PODE).“We [...]

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    Femi Adesina: APC has no presidential candidate for 2019

Femi Adesina: APC has no presidential candidate for 2019

Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not yet have a presidential candidate for the 2019 election.In an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Adesina however said Buhari was not giving any definite sign that he will not seek reelection come 2019.He added that the APC [...]

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    Femi Adesina: I don’t know if Buhari ordered Maina’s reinstatement

Femi Adesina: I don’t know if Buhari ordered Maina’s reinstatement

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says he is not in the know if President Muhammadu Buhari was involved in the reinstatement of Abdulrashed Maina.Maina, ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), who had been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of fraud, was reinstated into the civil service under controversial circumstances.Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of [...]

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    ‘Updated list coming’ – Femi Adesina reacts to omission of many appointees

‘Updated list coming’ – Femi Adesina reacts to omission of many appointees

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, says the list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointees “will be updated periodically”.The list was released on Saturday in reaction to a newspaper report that most of Buhari’s appointees are from the north.The report had said Buhari ceded 81 of 100 appointments to the north.“What matters is that the lie [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Majority of those appointed by Buhari aren’t from north

Femi Adesina: Majority of those appointed by Buhari aren’t from north

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says majority of the appointments made by his principal are not from the north.Adesina said this on Saturday while reacting to report that majority of those appointed by Buhari are northerners.The presidential spokesman also said despite the "biased reportage", Buhari is committed to serving all Nigerians."To claim, suggest or attempt to insinuate that [...]

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