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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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    Garba Shehu: The real Boko Haram we know has been defeated

Garba Shehu: The real Boko Haram we know has been defeated

Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says the real Boko Haram has been defeated.In a statement released on Tuesday on the ten years of the Boko Haram insurgency, Shehu said the terrorists the military is fighting are remnants of Boko Haram and international criminals taking advantage of the country’s porous border.The Boko [...]

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    Garba Shehu: IMN trying to divert attention from its terrorist activities

Garba Shehu: IMN trying to divert attention from its terrorist activities

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has accused the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) of whipping up sentiments.Responding to the position of the group on the court which ordered its proscription, the presidential spokesman said the sect is trying to divert attention from its "terrorist activities".Abdullahi Musa, secretary to the academic forum of the movement, had said the federal government planned to [...]

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    ‘We’re in touch with their captors’ — Garba Shehu reacts to video of aid workers

‘We’re in touch with their captors’ — Garba Shehu reacts to video of aid workers

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says contacts are being made with the captors of the aid workers in Borno state.Insurgents suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) had attacked a convoy of aid workers in Damasak, Borno state, last week, killing a driver before kidnapping six [...]

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    Garba Shehu: It’s untrue that there’s collapse of security in Nigeria

Garba Shehu: It’s untrue that there’s collapse of security in Nigeria

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says the administration totally disagrees with the assumptions that there is a security collapse in the country.Speaking on Channels Television on Sunday, the presidential aide said the government is on top of the security situation across the country.He added that the government had been able to restore [...]

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    ‘What is Oby?’ — Garba Shehu’s snide remarks against Ezekwesili spark outrage

‘What is Oby?’ — Garba Shehu’s snide remarks against Ezekwesili spark outrage

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, is facing backlash over a comment he made about Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, on Sunday.One Christopher Okagbare had made a post on Twitter asking for Shehu's reaction to comments made by Ezekwesili against the president."Dear @GarShehu, Oby (Ezekwesili) has lately attacked the President at so [...]

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    Garba Shehu: We are still negotiating the release of Chibok girls

Garba Shehu: We are still negotiating the release of Chibok girls

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, says the Buhari-led administration is still negotiating with Boko Haram for the release of Chibok girls. The insurgents kidnapped 276 female students from the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state on April 14, 2014.The federal government had secured the release of some of the girls.In her newly published book titled ‘Beneath [...]

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    Leaders should mind their language, says Garba Shehu on insecurity

Leaders should mind their language, says Garba Shehu on insecurity

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, has called on leaders to watch the comments they pass over the death of Funke Olukurin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader. Since the news of her death broke, different leaders have taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari over the incessant attacks and kidnappings across the country.But reacting, Shehu said [...]

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    I won’t be distracted by Garba Shehu’s false comment, says Ortom on Ruga

I won’t be distracted by Garba Shehu’s false comment, says Ortom on Ruga

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says he will not be distracted by the "false comment" made by Garba Shehu on the federal government's plan to establish Ruga settlement in the state.While speaking on Channels Television on Monday, the presidential spokesman said Ortom should not have made any comment on the scheme since Benue state was not included in the project.The [...]

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    ‘Only real votes matter’—Garba Shehu reacts to tribunal ruling on INEC server

‘Only real votes matter’—Garba Shehu reacts to tribunal ruling on INEC server

Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari was declared the winner of the February 23 presidential election because only real votes matter.Shehu was reacting to the election tribunal's rejection of the request of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, to access the server reportedly used by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the 2019 elections.The [...]

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    Provide a soothing balm to Nigeria’s many challenges, Buhari tells Eagles

Provide a soothing balm to Nigeria’s many challenges, Buhari tells Eagles

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Super Eagles of Nigeria to provide a soothing balm to the many challenges facing the country.In his charge to the team, Buhari said: "nothing but lifting of the diadem is good enough for our country" at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Buhari also told them to play for the "honour of [...]

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