Thursday, September 20, 2018

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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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    Femi Adesina: Who can force Buhari to do anything? Nobody!

Femi Adesina: Who can force Buhari to do anything? Nobody!

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says nobody can pressure his principal into doing anything.Adesina said this while reacting to insinuations that Buhari was forced to move against Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation.Lawal, who was indicted of corruption by the senate committee on the humanitarian crisis in the north-east, was relieved of [...]

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    FLASHBACK: ‘Who is the presidency?’ — how Babachir Lawal reacted to the news of his suspension

FLASHBACK: ‘Who is the presidency?’ — how Babachir Lawal reacted to the news of his suspension

Babachir Lawal, suspended secretary to the government of the federation, has finally been shown the way out.Lawal’s travails began after the senate committee on mounting humanitarian crisis in the north-east, indicted him of corruption.He had been accused of sharp practices in expending the funds meant for alleviating the sufferings of the displaced.On April 19 when his suspension was announced, Lawal told [...]

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    Buhari heading to Niger Republic – less than 48 hours after Turkish trip

Buhari heading to Niger Republic – less than 48 hours after Turkish trip

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday depart for Niamey, Republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the West African sub-region.Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, confirmed this in a statement issued on Monday.The trip is coming less than 48 hours after Buhari returned from a Turkish summit."Member countries of the ECOWAS Task Force on Common [...]

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    The difference between you and Buhari is trust, Femi Adesina replies Jonathan

The difference between you and Buhari is trust, Femi Adesina replies Jonathan

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the difference between his principal and former President Goodluck Jonathan is trust.Adesina said this in response to Jonathan’s comments on the reaction of Nigerians to the hike in petroleum products under Buhari.In 2012 when Jonathan’s government increased the price of fuel from N67 to N97, there were a series of protest across [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari relaxes with wife, children en route Turkey

PHOTOS: Buhari relaxes with wife, children en route Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja for Turkey after presiding over the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.Aisha, his wife and two of his children -Yusuf and Halima -  were in the delegation alongside some top government officials.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, shared some pictures the first family took mid air and when [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Those criticising Buhari’s ‘focus on north’ request are ignorant

Femi Adesina: Those criticising Buhari’s ‘focus on north’ request are ignorant

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, has described Nigerians criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to the World Bank Group for focus on the north as ignorant and mischievous.Jim Jong Kim, president of the group, said at a news conference on Thursday that Buhari asked the organisation to concentrate its intervention efforts on northern Nigeria.Adesina refused to react to the claim when TheCable [...]

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