Thursday, February 21, 2019

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    Understanding the army’s role in defending Nigeria’s sovereignty

Understanding the army’s role in defending Nigeria’s sovereignty

BY PHILIP AGBESEI recall that a section of the polity has decided to drag the Nigerian Army into the murky water of politics for their selfish reasons. This arose from the charge given by the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces President Muhammadu Buhari for the Nigeria Army to deal ruthlessly with those who intend to snatch ballot boxes [...]

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    El-Rufai issues death threat to foreigners ‘planning to intervene in elections’

El-Rufai issues death threat to foreigners ‘planning to intervene in elections’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says any “foreign power” that intervenes in the general election would return to to their country in body bags.Speaking during an NTA Live programme on Tuesday evening, el-Rufai said as an independent and sovereign state, Nigeria would never bow to foreign powers.“Those that are calling for anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we [...]

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    Garba Shehu explains why Buhari urged Imo electorate to ‘vote who you want’

Garba Shehu explains why Buhari urged Imo electorate to ‘vote who you want’

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has defended President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to ask Imo electorate to vote candidates of their choice in the forthcoming elections.Shehu said the president addressed a mixed crowd across party lines and that campaigning for just the APC would be "insensitive".While speaking at the APC presidential rally in Owerri, Imo state capital, Buhari had asked those present [...]

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    South-east group hails army over Python Dance

South-east group hails army over Python Dance

The South East Revival Group (SERG) has spoken on the reintroduction of the military exercise, otherwise known as Operation Python Dance III in Nigeria, particularly the south east region.The group said the launch of the exercise has sent criminal elements out of the south-east.SERG pledged that the Igbos would give the troops support in the course of their operation to [...]

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    PDP crossing the line by personalising attacks on Buhari, says Garba Shehu

PDP crossing the line by personalising attacks on Buhari, says Garba Shehu

The presidency on Tuesday accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of trying "to bring down the roof on everyone" for selfish political reasons.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president, said the PDP had embarked on activities capable of disrupting the nation’s democratic system.He condemned the attacks by the opposition on President Muhammadu Buhari and the [...]

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    Garba Shehu: PDP violated peace accord by accusing Buhari’s family of corruption

Garba Shehu: PDP violated peace accord by accusing Buhari’s family of corruption

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has called on the national peace committee to act on an alleged violation of the peace accord by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The peace accord was signed by presidential candidates of different political parties ahead of the general election.In a statement on Tuesday, Shehu accused the PDP presidential campaign organisation of "bad faith, character assassination and [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari will not support Amosun’s candidate for Ogun guber race

Garba Shehu: Buhari will not support Amosun’s candidate for Ogun guber race

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, says his principal will not support Adekunle Akinlade, preferred governorship candidate of Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state.Shehu said this in a statement released after the visit of Amosun and Akinlade to the presidential villa on Sunday.Prior to Sunday's visit, the duo had earlier met with the president [...]

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    FG orders military to vacate Daily Trust offices

FG orders military to vacate Daily Trust offices

The federal government has issued a directive for soldiers to vacate the offices of Daily Trust newspaper.Soldiers on Sunday invaded the head office of the newspaper in Abuja and its regional offices in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, and Lagos.The reason for the invasion is yet to be known, but the armed soldiers arrested Uthman Abubakar, the newspaper’s regional editor, [...]

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    Amnesty got some of its facts wrong, says Garba Shehu on farmers-herders clashes

Amnesty got some of its facts wrong, says Garba Shehu on farmers-herders clashes

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, says the Buhari administration has reduced the clashes between farmers and herders.Shehu said this in statement while reacting to "Harvest of Death: Three years of bloody clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria", a recent report by Amnesty International.The organisation said a total of 3,641 Nigerians have been killed [...]

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    ‘I’m not responsible for the failure of this govt’ — Jonathan blasts Garba Shehu

‘I’m not responsible for the failure of this govt’ — Jonathan blasts Garba Shehu

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says it is unfair to blame for him for the "failure" of President Muhammadu Buhari to inspire confidence in investors within his first six months in office.He said this while responding to the comments made by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, when he featured on Channels Television earlier on Monday.Shehu had said Jonathan directed members of his cabinet [...]

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    Garba Shehu: We don’t take Obasanjo seriously anymore

Garba Shehu: We don’t take Obasanjo seriously anymore

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the presidency no longer takes the utterances of former President Olusegun Obasanjo seriously.Shehu said this during an interactive session with reporters in Abuja on Wednesday.He said he was not in anyway surprised that the former president was reported to have maintained neutrality at a forum, but later backtracked that he never said [...]

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    Garba Shehu: First time I met Ikeogu Oke, he told me we won’t meet again

Garba Shehu: First time I met Ikeogu Oke, he told me we won’t meet again

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says Ikeogu Oke, award-winning poet, saw his death coming.Oke died on November 24 in a hospital in Abuja from an undisclosed ailment.Oke, 51, was a celebrated poet who won the 2017 NLNG Prize for Literature.Shehu said he met Oke in person two weeks ago for the first time, and that the poet told him it would be [...]

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    Omokri: Even the blind can see the corruption in Buhari’s administration

Omokri: Even the blind can see the corruption in Buhari’s administration

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the current administration is "laden with corruption" to the extent that the blind and deaf can see and hear it.Omokri made the remark in a Facebook post on Friday, while reacting to a statement by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity.In a tweet on [...]

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    Presidency tackles Jonathan on claims about corruption, recession in new book

Presidency tackles Jonathan on claims about corruption, recession in new book

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has asked ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to give records of his achievements instead of "blaming everyone but himself".Shehu said this in reaction to a statement by Jonathan in chapter 5 of his recently launched book, 'My Transition Hours'.The ex-president had noted in the book that corruption was less in his government than in the administration of President [...]

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    ‘It’s a fabrication’ — presidency kicks as UK lawmaker warns investors about Nigeria

‘It’s a fabrication’ — presidency kicks as UK lawmaker warns investors about Nigeria

The presidency has criticised Priti Patel, former UK secretary of state for international development, for advising investors to be cautious about doing business in Nigeria.Patel, a member of UK parliament, had made her position known in an op-ed for London business newspaper, City A.M.She accused President Muhammadu Buhari of cancelling a "compensation settlement" after the Nigerian government reneged on a natural gas [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Service chiefs assumed ‘Next Level’ launch was a non-political event

Garba Shehu: Service chiefs assumed ‘Next Level’ launch was a non-political event

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the service chiefs left the venue of the launch of 'Next Level 2019' after realising that it was a political event.The Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation had criticised the presence of the service chiefs at the event organised to unveil President Muhammadu Buhari's scorecard and blueprint for his second term bid.The event took place at the [...]

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