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    Ask Garba Shehu, says Femi Adesina as he dodges questions on Aisha Buhari’s allegations

Ask Garba Shehu, says Femi Adesina as he dodges questions on Aisha Buhari’s allegations

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, refused to comment on the allegations raised by Aisha Buhari on Wednesday.Buhari's wife had accused Shehu of “crossing his boundaries”, and interfering in her family matters.She said the presidential spokesman had been in the middle of some of the controversies that rocked her family of recent.Asked to comment [...]

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    ‘You cuddled past dictators’ — presidency replies PUNCH again

‘You cuddled past dictators’ — presidency replies PUNCH again

The presidency has issued yet another response to PUNCH over its protest against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.After the newspaper announced that it had taken the decision to henceforth prefix Buhari's name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said the action is a proof [...]

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    ‘It’s your family problem’ — Twitter reactions to Aisha Buhari’s attack on Garba Shehu

‘It’s your family problem’ — Twitter reactions to Aisha Buhari’s attack on Garba Shehu

Wild reactions have greeted Aisha Buhari's open reprimand of Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman.On Wednesday, the first lady in a statement accused Shehu of taking instructions from Mamman Daura, the president’s nephew, and of undermining her office.As expected, some Nigerians took to Twitter to share their opinions on the ''feud at the presidential villa''."This Aisha Buhari's letter shouldn't distract us from [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: Garba Shehu should have resigned for misconduct

Aisha Buhari: Garba Shehu should have resigned for misconduct

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, should have resigned for going beyond his brief.In a statement on Wednesday, she accused the presidential spokesman of interfering in the affairs of the president’s family.“In saner climes, GarbaShehu would have resigned immediately after going beyond his boundaries and powers,” she said in the statement personally signed by her.Aisha [...]

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    Aisha Buhari attacks Garba Shehu, says he’s gone beyond his boundary

Aisha Buhari attacks Garba Shehu, says he’s gone beyond his boundary

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, says Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has gone beyond his brief.In a statement released on Wednesday and personally signed by her, she accused Shehu of taking instructions from Mamman Daura, the president's nephew.Here is the full text of her statement.Garba Shehu Has Gone Beyond His BoundariesNigeria’s development is hinged on the ability of public officials [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari’s name can fetch good things for Nigeria

Garba Shehu: Buhari’s name can fetch good things for Nigeria

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says Nigerians should be happy that they have a leader like President Muhammadu Buhari who is respected globally.Speaking when he appeared on a Channels TV programme on Sunday, Shehu said the president’s name can “fetch a lot of good things” for the country.He was speaking in defence of the president’s frequent trips abroad, the latest being to [...]

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    Three governors, four ministers to accompany Buhari on Saudi Arabia trip

Three governors, four ministers to accompany Buhari on Saudi Arabia trip

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Monday, depart Abuja for Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to attend the third edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII).According to a statement released by Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman, on Sunday, the event is organised by Saudi’s Public Investment Fund (PIF).Shehu said the event themed, 'What’s Next for Global Business?' will hold [...]

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    Buhari is NOT interested in a third term, says Garba Shehu

Buhari is NOT interested in a third term, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says President Muhammadu Buhari is not interested in another term.In a statement on Tuesday, Shehu warned "so-called support groups, staging street demonstrations asking President Buhari to do a third term", to desist.He said as a democrat Buhari is only interested in rounding off his second term after which [...]

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    ‘You need to be truthful’ — presidency faults UN report on violence

‘You need to be truthful’ — presidency faults UN report on violence

Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says the report of violence released by Agnes Callamard, the United Nations' rapporteur after her visit to Nigeria left out important details.In a statement released on Friday in Abuja, the presidential aide said the report was silent on inter-group and community violence in the country; making it [...]

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    FG: Leah Sharibu still alive, we are working on her release

FG: Leah Sharibu still alive, we are working on her release

The federal government says Leah Sharibu, a secondary school student kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe state, by Boko Haram insurgents, is still alive.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, told journalists in Abuja on Saturday that the government is not giving up on negotiations for her release."Instead of giving up, the government is carrying forward processes [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Ministers still have access to Buhari… Abba Kyari’s role hasn’t changed

Garba Shehu: Ministers still have access to Buhari… Abba Kyari’s role hasn’t changed

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says that the role of Abba Kyari, the president's chief of staff, is still the same as it was before his reappointment.President Muhammadu Buhari reappointed Kyari in July despite agitations against his reappointment.Following his reappointment, Buhari asked members of his new cabinet to channel all requests to meet with him through Kyari.This generated reactions from Nigerians, [...]

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    Buhari reappoints Adesina, Garba Shehu

Buhari reappoints Adesina, Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu, his spokespersons.Abiodun Oladunjoye, a deputy director (information) at the presidential villa, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.TheCable had earlier reported that the duo alongside some presidential aides had been reappointed.The president also reappointed Laolu Akande as the senior special assistant to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.All Osinbajo’s aides are officially [...]

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    Buhari remains best hope for our economy, Garba Shehu replies PDP

Buhari remains best hope for our economy, Garba Shehu replies PDP

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari remains the best person to prevent the Nigerian economy from collapsing. Shehu was reacting to an accusation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Buhari is ruining the nation’s economy by leading it to be the world’s poverty capital.The opposition party also accused the president of holding Nigerians hostage.But Shehu, in a statement issued [...]

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    Presidency: Nigerians have ignored the ‘phantom’ revolution

Presidency: Nigerians have ignored the ‘phantom’ revolution

The presidency has taunted promoters of #RevolutionNow, saying Nigerians have ignored their call for a ‘revolution’.In a statement issued on Monday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the failure of the revolution showed that citizens would not allow the government to be undermined by any group.“Today, millions of Nigerians went about their businesses: work, seeking employment, attending school/college and caring for [...]

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    Presidency: Days of coups and revolutions are over

Presidency: Days of coups and revolutions are over

 Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the days of revolutions and coups are over .Reacting to the planned "Revolution Now" that led to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, an activist, Shehu said there is a difference between "peaceful protest and incitement to revolution".He said the organisation championing the planned protest is not backed by any" serious public face", challenging them to [...]

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    State house official who served presidents for 25 years is dead

State house official who served presidents for 25 years is dead

The presidency has announced the death of Tijani Yusuf, an official who served at the presidential villa in Abuja for 25 years.In a statement, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, said Yusuf died after a brief illness on Wednesday morning.Until his demise, he was a special assistant on special duties to Jalal Arabi, [...]

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