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    ‘Revenge is not acceptable’ — Buhari speaks on Katsina killings

‘Revenge is not acceptable’ — Buhari speaks on Katsina killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against revenge following an attack on two communities in Katsina state. More than 30 people were killed in the communities located in Batsari local government area of Katsina on Friday night. The police say they have been able to arrest a suspect connected to the incident. In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Politicians paid miscreants to boo Buhari in Borno

Garba Shehu: Politicians paid miscreants to boo Buhari in Borno

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says some politicians paid miscreants to boo President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno state. On Wednesday, some residents of the state booed the president as his convoy made its way into Maiduguri. Buhari was on a condolence visit to the state over the killing of 30 citizens at Auno on Sunday. In an interview with the Hausa service of [...]

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    Garba Shehu: TI corruption index could be based on statements from the opposition

Garba Shehu: TI corruption index could be based on statements from the opposition

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the corruption perception index by Transparency International (TI) which ranked Nigeria low could be based on statements from the opposition party. In its 2019 corruption perception index published on Thursday, TI ranked Nigeria 146 of 180 countries studied, two points lower than 148 the country was rated in 2018. The organisation identified some causes of the decline [...]

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    Garba Shehu: PDP is biggest obstacle to good governance in Nigeria

Garba Shehu: PDP is biggest obstacle to good governance in Nigeria

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as " the single biggest obstacle to good governance in the country". Shehu said this in reaction to a statement by the PDP that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost confidence in the All Progressives Congress (APC). The party had said Buhari was apprehensive that the APC would fizzle out before 2023. The [...]

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    Presidency: Security forces working to rescue those in Boko Haram captivity

Presidency: Security forces working to rescue those in Boko Haram captivity

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says security forces are working tirelessly to secure the release of all the captives in custody of Boko Haram. Shehu said this in reaction to the allegation of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) that Christian faithful were being persecuted and are the primary targets of the insurgent group. The Christian body also alleged that the government had [...]

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    ‘Third term agenda kicked off in September’ — Falana replies Garba Shehu

‘Third term agenda kicked off in September’ — Falana replies Garba Shehu

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the presidency is attacking him for challenging support groups that are behind the "third term agenda". Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had accused Falana of spreading fake news over his claim that there are plans for the president to get another term. But in a statement on Wednesday, Falana said the third term agenda for Buhari [...]

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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 Boundaries Nigeria’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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