Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    ‘Shame on you for going to court’ — Garba Shehu knocks PDP over Buhari’s certificate

‘Shame on you for going to court’ — Garba Shehu knocks PDP over Buhari’s certificate

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says attempts by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge the authenticity of President Muhammadu Buhari’s West African School Certificate (WASC) is shameful.Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, issued a statement to this effect on Monday.The statement read: “We have read that the failed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is going to [...]

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    ‘He launched a major reform’ — Garba Shehu defends NHIS ES

‘He launched a major reform’ — Garba Shehu defends NHIS ES

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of allegations of double standard in the crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).Critics of the president have accused him of shielding Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the scheme, who has been involved in different controversies since he assumed office in July 2017.Yusuf was suspended by Isaac Adewole, minister of [...]

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    Garba Shehu: No directive from Buhari to punish Shehu Sani

Garba Shehu: No directive from Buhari to punish Shehu Sani

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said President Muhammadu Buhari did not authorise anybody to punish traitors or disloyal members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a letter dated October 2, el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, had said the president directed him to initiate the recall of Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central district, in order to punish his "disloyal" act.He also said [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari’s endorsement in APC primaries a major victory

Garba Shehu: Buhari’s endorsement in APC primaries a major victory

The presidency says the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) direct presidential primaries held on Friday is a clear indication that President Muhammadu Buhari will emerge victorious in 2019.Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, commented on the primaries in a statement issued on Saturday.He said the presidential primaries, which took place across the [...]

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    Omokri: Even Buhari’s wife knows he lacks vision

Omokri: Even Buhari’s wife knows he lacks vision

Reno Omokri, ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, says even Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, knows her husband is "visionless".Omokri said this while reacting to the attack on Senate President Bukola Saraki by Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president.Reacting to Saraki's critical comment, Shehu described Saraki as a very dangerous person who can "go any length to promote his personal interests".But [...]

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    Allow Saraki drown in his own water, Garba Shehu tells Buhari’s supporters

Allow Saraki drown in his own water, Garba Shehu tells Buhari’s supporters

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has asked supporters of the president to ignore the attacks Senate President Bukola Saraki is directing at Buhari.Saraki, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been very critical of Buhari in recent times.Two days ago, he told some PDP delegates that most world leaders [...]

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    Pro-Atiku group: Garba Shehu has forgotten Buhari’s claim that Abacha didn’t steal

Pro-Atiku group: Garba Shehu has forgotten Buhari’s claim that Abacha didn’t steal

The Atiku presidential campaign organisation says it finds it amusing that the presidency tagged the HSBC as corrupt over its prediction that a victory for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 will have a negative effect on the country.In a recent report, the bank had predicted that a Buhari second tenure would stunt the economy.It also foretold that the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    EFCC tackles HSBC, says bank laundering money for corrupt Nigerians

EFCC tackles HSBC, says bank laundering money for corrupt Nigerians

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused HSBC Bank of laundering proceeds of corruption for over 50 Nigerians, including a serving senator.A recent report attributed to the bank predicted that if President Muhammadu Buhari wins his second term bid, it would “stunt the economy”.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, had on Saturday [...]

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    Garba Shehu: HSBC laundered $100m of Abacha Loot

Garba Shehu: HSBC laundered $100m of Abacha Loot

HSBC has no moral right to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari or make predictions about his potential second term, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has said.He accused the bank of laundering more than $100 million for late Sani Abacha, former military head of state.In a recent report, the bank had predicted that a second tenure [...]

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    Buhari not opposed to card reader, says Garba Shehu

Buhari not opposed to card reader, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, says his principal is the country’s number one fan of card reader.Shehu said this in response to criticisms which trailed Buhari's refusal to give assent to the  electoral act amendment bill.Some critics said Buhari was averse to card reader but Shehu explained that electronic voting and use of card [...]

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    Buhari’s takeaways from Beijing summit

Buhari’s takeaways from Beijing summit

Heads of State, Governments and delegations from 52 African countries, which includes Nigeria and the People’s, Republic of China met in Beijing, under the auspices of the Forum on China and Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).The tri-annual summit was held with the theme: “China and Africa: Towards an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future through Win-Win Cooperation.”President Muhammadu Buhari led a [...]

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    Garba Shehu on ‘lifeless’ comment: World leaders admire Buhari… they’re queuing to meet him

Garba Shehu on ‘lifeless’ comment: World leaders admire Buhari… they’re queuing to meet him

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says various world leaders “queuing” to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari shows the president is on the right course.Shehu said this on Saturday while reacting to a derogatory comment about Buhari credited to US President Donald Trump.According to a report by Financial Times, the US president reportedly told his aides that he never wanted to meet [...]

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    Atiku: I regularly jog more than a mile but won’t ask Nigerians to elect me based on that

Atiku: I regularly jog more than a mile but won’t ask Nigerians to elect me based on that

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has taunted President Muhammadu Buhari over the comment that the president is fit for another term because he trekked a distance of 800 meters in Daura, Katsina state, on Tuesday.The issue of Buhari's health has generated controversy, with some of his critics asking the president not to seek another term based on his health condition.Last year, [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Saraki deliberately pushing this nation to the edge

Garba Shehu: Saraki deliberately pushing this nation to the edge

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says Senate President Bukola Saraki should be solely held responsible for the delay in the approval of the budget for 2019 polls.Saraki had said the presidency's delay in submitting budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows lack of foresight.But Shehu dismissed this, saying the Saraki-led senate deliberately delayed [...]

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    Presidency sets the record straight on electoral act amendment bill

Presidency sets the record straight on electoral act amendment bill

The presidency on Wednesday spoke on the "true status" of the electoral act amendment bill, maintaining that President Muhammadu Buhari has not declined assent.Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, said Buhari does not object the use of card readers in the 2019 elections.He described allegation suggesting otherwise as "wild and baseless".Shehu said in a statement: [...]

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    Garba Shehu on anti-graft war: PDP leaders are feeling the heat

Garba Shehu on anti-graft war: PDP leaders are feeling the heat

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are among the Nigerians feeling the heat of the fight against corruption.The presidential spokesman said this in an article titled "Executive order 6: Buhari acquires a big stick against corruption".He said while the federal government has recorded great strides in the anti-graft war, some Nigerians, [...]

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