Monday, February 18, 2019

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    Buhari, Amaechi to meet Xi over Nigerian rails

Buhari, Amaechi to meet Xi over Nigerian rails

President Muhammadu Buhari, Rotimi Amaechi, the minister for transportation will be in South Africa on Thursday to participate in the Forum on China/Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) with plans to revive Nigerian rails.At the forum, taking place in Johannesburg, from December 4-5, Buhari will follow up his discussion with the Chinese leader during November’s United Nations General Assembly in New York.According to [...]

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    Buhari’s trips are not for enjoyment

Buhari’s trips are not for enjoyment

I have been amused, reading a number of jokes concerning the frequency of the President, Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips.Questions have been raised about why so many visits, and what are the benefits Nigeria is getting?I will make it clear from the beginning that the critic is entitled to his and her opinion and nothing said here is intended to silence [...]

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    10 presidential jets gulp N2.1bn in six months

10 presidential jets gulp N2.1bn in six months

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied that his presidency spent about N6bn on the maintenance of 10 presidential jets.The president who spoke through Garba Shehu, his special assistant on media and publicity, said the allegations were only aimed at distracting a government committed to solving major issues in the country, as only N2.1bn was spent in six months.“The government is focused on [...]

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    Buhari’s ministers take oath of office

Buhari’s ministers take oath of office

After 165 days of presiding over the affairs of the country without a cabinet, President Muhammadu Buhari unveiled his team on Wednesday.The president inaugurated the federal executive council at a ceremony that held at the council chambers of the presidential villa in Abuja.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, who anchored the programme, announced that the oath [...]

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    Buhari rues influx of foreign construction workers

Buhari rues influx of foreign construction workers

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the federal ministries of works and lands, housing and urban development to urgently prepare action plan for speedy revitalisation of the nation's vocational training centres.According to Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Buhari gave the directive on Friday at a meeting with the board of directors of Julius Berger [...]

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    Buhari wants Eaglets to bring U-17 World Cup from Chile

Buhari wants Eaglets to bring U-17 World Cup from Chile

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his wishes for a triumphant outing to the U-17 national football team, the Golden Eaglets, who are in Chile to participate in the 2015 edition of FIFA U-17 World Cup.In a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the president urged the Golden Eaglets to do their best to [...]

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    Diplomats rue Nigeria’s absence at key UN talk

Diplomats rue Nigeria’s absence at key UN talk

United States and European Union diplomats expressed disappointment over the absence of Nigeria at a meeting conveyed on Friday to discuss the plights of internally displaced persons (IDPs).According to Reuters, the event chaired by O'Brien on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, focused on seeking succor for millions of people displaced by activities of the sect.While Niger, Chad [...]

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    Go and defend yourself, Buhari tells Saraki

Go and defend yourself, Buhari tells Saraki

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as unacceptable the attempts to link him to the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Advising Saraki to assemble a team of good lawyers to defend him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Buhari said he was not out to persecute him or anyone.The president said the tribunal was only performing its constitutional function, saying [...]

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    Adesina: Buhari never said he will publish assets

Adesina: Buhari never said he will publish assets

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says the president never promised to make his assets public.Adesina said the issue of assets publishing cannot be credited to Buhari but the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).He said Buhari has declared his assets in compliance with the law and may decide to make them public when verification is [...]

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    Buhari asks Nigerians to ‘reject’ Radio Biafra

Buhari asks Nigerians to ‘reject’ Radio Biafra

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to ignore Radio Biafra, a controversial station known for using its programmes to incite the public.Refuting the claim that he expressed anti-Igbo sentiments in a recent interview with the BBC Hausa Service, Buhari asked Nigerians not to be deceived by the station's hate propaganda against him."The claim by a pirate radio station that [...]

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    Buhari: I didn’t know any of my service chiefs

Buhari: I didn’t know any of my service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the newly-appointed service chiefs to rebuild the reputation of the armed forces and prove that they were appointed on merit as he had no previous relationship with any of themBuhari also asked them to show utmost commitment to their duties, saying their appointment was based on merit."All of you, including the national security adviser, were chosen [...]

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    Your end is near, Buhari tells Boko Haram

Your end is near, Buhari tells Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the end of the Boko Haram sect is in sight.He said that despite the resurgence of insurgent attacks, the operations of security forces have improved tremendously.Condemning the recent attacks in Jos, Zaria, Potiskum and Kaduna, the president said his administration remains committed to overcoming the challenges of insecurity as quickly as possible.“The president is convinced that [...]

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    Buhari: I will hunt Boko Haram without mercy

Buhari: I will hunt Boko Haram without mercy

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to use all the resources at the disposal of his government to fight insurgency.Condemning the recent attacks in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, Buhari described Boko Haram insurgents as “enemies of everybody, and enemies of humanity everywhere”.He said he was deeply touched by incidents of violence on innocent people during the month of Ramadan.“The terrorists are [...]

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    Buhari ‘may intervene’ in national assembly crisis

Buhari ‘may intervene’ in national assembly crisis

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have assured President Muhammadu Buhari that they would resolve the ongoing crisis in the national assembly.Shehu, who said the governors advised Buhari not to meddle in the affairs of the legislative arm of government, revealed that the president might wade in [...]

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    FG investigates Amnesty’s allegation against military

FG investigates Amnesty’s allegation against military

The federal government has launched an investigation into the allegations of Amnesty International against the Nigerian military.In a 129-page report, the human rights watchdog group accused the military of unlawful killings and abuse of rights in the northeast.The group urged the Nigerian government to charge Azubuike Ihejirika, former chief of army staff; Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim, former chief of defence staff; Kenneth [...]

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    ‘Why Buhari didn’t meet with APC lawmakers’

‘Why Buhari didn’t meet with APC lawmakers’

The absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the emergency meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers on Tuesday was one of the many talking points of the election of principal officers of the 8th national assembly.The meeting was convened to address the move of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to endorse Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara for the posts of [...]

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