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    Garba Shehu to PDP: No one can dictate to Buhari where to hold meetings

Garba Shehu to PDP: No one can dictate to Buhari where to hold meetings

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says no one can dictate to the president where he should hold his meetings. Shehu said this in response to criticisms against the use of the federal executive council (FEC) chamber for the conduct of the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressive Congress (APC). At the NEC meeting of the APC last [...]

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    Demolition: Nigeria won’t engage in street fight with Ghana, says Garba Shehu

Demolition: Nigeria won’t engage in street fight with Ghana, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the federal government will not engage in a street fight over the demolition of a building at the Nigerian high commission in Ghana. Last week, armed men invaded the high commission and demolished some buildings under construction. Although President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana called President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise over the incident, the house of representatives and [...]

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    Banditry: Buhari approves joint military, police operation in north-west

Banditry: Buhari approves joint military, police operation in north-west

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a joint operation involving the military and police force to tackle banditry in the north-west region. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. Shehu, who called for calm in the state and other parts of the north-west region, said "Operation Accord", which was launched three weeks ago, would be improved with the deployment [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Some traditional rulers in Katsina are aiding bandits

Garba Shehu: Some traditional rulers in Katsina are aiding bandits

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says some traditional rulers are aiding bandits in Katsina, the state President Muhammadu Buhari hails from. Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Monday, Shehu said these traditional rulers help gunmen escape when security agencies are planning attacks. Katsina has come under attacks by gunmen in recent times. A number of people have lost their lives [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Why Buhari hasn’t confirmed Dongban-Mensem as court of appeal president

Garba Shehu: Why Buhari hasn’t confirmed Dongban-Mensem as court of appeal president

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari has not appointed Monica Dongban-Mensem as the substantive president of the court of appeal because the relevant security agencies are not done screening her. Dongban-Mensem has been acting as head of the appellate court since the retirement of Zainab Bulkachuwa in March. Although the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended her as the substantive head [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari trusts women more than men, says Garba Shehu

EXTRA: Buhari trusts women more than men, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president trusts women more than men. Speaking during an NTA programme on Friday, Shehu said under Buhari, Nigeria's financial resources have been in the hands of women. Kemi Adeosun, who resigned over alleged forgery of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate, and Zainab Ahmed, her successor, are the only ones who have [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Mambilla power project won’t benefit from $311m Abacha Loot

Garba Shehu: Mambilla power project won’t benefit from $311m Abacha Loot

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says Mambilla power plant is not included in the projects to be funded with the recently repatriated Abacha Loot. Nigeria had received $311 million stolen during the Abacha regime from the US and the Bailiwick of Jersey earlier in the month. Shehu had initially listed the power project among the beneficiaries [...]

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    Mambilla plant, second Niger bridge… $311m Abacha Loot will finance these projects

Mambilla plant, second Niger bridge… $311m Abacha Loot will finance these projects

Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says the newly repatriated $311 million has been allocated to specific infrastructural projects. According to Shehu, the repatriated $311 million will be used to fund the construction of the Second Niger Bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja-Kaduna-Kano expressways and the Mambilla Power Plant. Nigeria, on Monday, received $311 million stolen [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Those of us who attended Abba Kyari’s burial were barred from Aso Rock — but it’s normal

Garba Shehu: Those of us who attended Abba Kyari’s burial were barred from Aso Rock — but it’s normal

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president, says there is nothing unusual about barring people who attended the burial of  Abba Kyari from Aso Rock. Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, died of complications from COVID-19 on Friday. He was buried on Saturday at Gudu Cemetry in Abuja according to Islamic rites. There are reports that [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Abba Kyari never stopped talking about infrastructure

Garba Shehu: Abba Kyari never stopped talking about infrastructure

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, was always concerned about infrastructure during his lifetime. Shehu, who was speaking at Kyari's burial in Abuja on Saturday, said the late administrator was loyal to the president. The news of Kyari's death was announced on Friday. He had suffered complications from COVID-19. In an interview with NTA [...]

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    ‘I stand by my statement on COVID-19 fraud’ — Ndume replies Garba Shehu

‘I stand by my statement on COVID-19 fraud’ — Ndume replies Garba Shehu

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says he stands by his statement on alleged fraud in the palliative programme for citizens to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Ndume asked President Muhammadu Buhari to disband the committee in charge of relief to the poor over alleged fraud. But in a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said it [...]

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    ‘You’re a discontented politician’ — Garba Shehu hits Ndume over COVID-19 relief fraud claim

‘You’re a discontented politician’ — Garba Shehu hits Ndume over COVID-19 relief fraud claim

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has asked Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, to name those officials who are enriching themselves in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Shehu was reacting to comments made by the senator on the federal government's efforts to provide palliatives for citizens as the country fights the spread of COVID-19. While speaking with journalists in Borno on Thursday, [...]

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    COVID-19: Trust doctors, scientists — not fiction writers like Soyinka, says Garba Shehu

COVID-19: Trust doctors, scientists — not fiction writers like Soyinka, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has called on Nigerians to disregard Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka's reservations on the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states.  Shehu said Soyinka's qualifications are in English literature and not medicine or science, stating that he does not qualify to be judged as a professional on the outbreak [...]

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    PHOTOS: Minister, Buhari’s aide defy restriction on large gatherings amid coronavirus

PHOTOS: Minister, Buhari’s aide defy restriction on large gatherings amid coronavirus

Bashir Magashi, minister of defence, and Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, were among those in attendance at a public event in Abuja despite a restriction on large gatherings in the nation's capital. The event, the 2020 annual leadership lecture organised by the Barewa Old Boys Association, Abuja branch, was held in Asokoro area of the city on Saturday morning. Although [...]

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    Buhari’s aide promotes public gathering — amid coronavirus outbreak

Buhari’s aide promotes public gathering — amid coronavirus outbreak

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has announced a public lecture amid the coronavirus outbreak. Shehu posted an invitation to the lecture on his Twitter handle on Saturday. Nigeria currently has 12 confirmed cases of coronavirus. But two patients have recovered from the disease. Since the outbreak of the disease, different measures have been put in place to combat the spread of the virus. The federal government banned [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari will address Nigerians on coronavirus if the need arises

Garba Shehu: Buhari will address Nigerians on coronavirus if the need arises

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the nation's number one citizen will address Nigerians on the coronavirus outbreak if there is the need to do so. Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Friday, Shehu said the president is not "out for showmanship" over the situation. He was speaking in reaction to criticisms Buhari has received for not addressing Nigerians [...]

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