Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "Garba Shehu"

    Direct your anger to the right quarters, Shehu tells Nigerians

Direct your anger to the right quarters, Shehu tells Nigerians

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says Nigerians are right to be disappointed on the state of the economy, but that they should direct their anger to the "right quarters".In a piece entitled: 'What is President Buhari doing with the economy?', Shehu attributed the poor situation of things to years of mismanagement and corruption.He [...]

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    Corrupt people trying to gag Buhari’s administration, says Shehu

Corrupt people trying to gag Buhari’s administration, says Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the President on media and publicity, says an "army of corrupt people" want to gag President Muhammadu Buhari's attempt at resuscitating the comatose economy which he inherited.In a piece titled: 'In defense of President Buhari', Shehu said some Nigerians have been unfair in their criticisms of the current administration.He said Buhari had succeeded in [...]

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    Nigeria will appreciate international support, says Buhari

Nigeria will appreciate international support, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will continue to welcome support from the international community in the agricultural and solid minerals sectors as Nigeria moves to reduce dependence on crude oil.According to Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Buhari said this at the presidential villa in Abuja during a farewell audience with Svante Kilander, [...]

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    Buhari regrets Cameron’s resignation, but hails his courage

Buhari regrets Cameron’s resignation, but hails his courage

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed regrets over the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron, but commended the outgoing UK leader for ‘‘putting the will of the people before his political future”.Cameron had announced that he will be stepping down in October, citing the loss in the European Union referendum as his reason.“I was absolutely clear about my belief that [...]

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    Buhari will still dine with lawmakers, says Shehu

Buhari will still dine with lawmakers, says Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says the proposed dinner with members of the national assembly was postponed and not cancelled.In a statement issued late Wednesday, Shehu said clash of schedule was responsible for the development.He said the programme has been rescheduled, but did not give a specific date.“Please don’t call it cancellation because [...]

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    Fayose ‘childishly obsessed’ with grabbing headlines, says presidency

Fayose ‘childishly obsessed’ with grabbing headlines, says presidency

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, is "childishly" obsessed with being in the news.Shehu was reacting to Fayose's statement regarding a bribery scandal involving a certain Aisha Buhari and William Jefferson, US congressman.The governor had claimed that the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari was the one indicted in [...]

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    Presidency threatens legal action against lawyer over comments on Buhari’s certificate‎

Presidency threatens legal action against lawyer over comments on Buhari’s certificate‎

The Presidency has threatened litigation against Nnamdi Nwokocha, a lawyer, over comments he made about the issue of President Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate during an interview.Reacting to Nwokocha’s comments, , Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said it was unfair for a lawyer who is a litigant in a case pending in court to hijack [...]

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    Presidency: Key sectors will benefit from Buhari’s China trip

Presidency: Key sectors will benefit from Buhari’s China trip

The presidency on Friday said key sectors of the the economy will have a huge benefit from President Muhammadu Buhari's trip to China.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said this in a statement.The statement, which listed some of the agreements that were signed, said through the visit, Nigeria has attracted additional investments exceeding $6 billion.“In [...]

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    I share your pains, Buhari tells Chibok parents

I share your pains, Buhari tells Chibok parents

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the parents of the 217 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, abducted by Boko Haram militants, to exercise patience with his administration.Buhari, who assured them that he shared their pains, said security agencies will continue to explore all possible options for the safe return of their children.The president also asked religious and [...]

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    Presidency: UK Telegraph report full of lies

Presidency: UK Telegraph report full of lies

The presidency says the report of UK Telegraph which accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using funds donated to the fight against insurgency for persecution of his opponent is "full of inaccuracies".In a statement issued on Wednesday, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said it appeared that the writer sought out opinions which suited and [...]

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    Buhari: We’ll hit 10,000MW power – NOT 20,000

Buhari: We’ll hit 10,000MW power – NOT 20,000

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration would generate 10,000 megawatts of distributable power over the next three years, against 20,000 promised.Speaking at the national economic council (NEC) retreat on Monday, the president said the power situation in the country is no longer a laughing matter.“Nigerians’ favourite talking point and butt of jokes is the power situation in our country. But, [...]

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    Buhari warns: South Sudan must not collapse

Buhari warns: South Sudan must not collapse

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised the authorities of South Sudan not to allow the lingering crisis in the country lead to its collapse.According to Garba Shehu, the president said this on Thursday when he received Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, the country’s vice-president, who briefed him on the situation South Sudan.Shehu said Buhari has promised to work with some members of [...]

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    Fashola to accompany Buhari to UAE summit

Fashola to accompany Buhari to UAE summit

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, power and housing, will accompany President Muhammadu Buhari to a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Fashola’s counterparts in petroleum, environment, justice, trade and investment, finance and foreign affairs, as well as the national security adviser, will also make the trip.According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president [...]

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    Buhari will not ban hijab now, says presidency

Buhari will not ban hijab now, says presidency

The presidency says the Buhari administration will not ban the hijab without consulting with the stakeholders. Giving a clarification on the pronouncement of the president on his maiden media chat on Wednesday, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said the speculations were "unfounded", and that the Buhari administration would always respect the rights of Muslims to protect their [...]

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    Buhari’s aides surprise him on 73rd birthday

Buhari’s aides surprise him on 73rd birthday

The aides of President Muhammadu Buhari took him by surprise when they presented a giant card to him at the presidential villa in Abuja earlier on Thursday.An elated president beamed with smiles as he shook hands with them. Some of the aides who felicitated with their principal on his 73rd birthday were: Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity; [...]

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    Buhari will step on big toes, says Shehu

Buhari will step on big toes, says Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says President Muhammadu Buhari “will step on big toes” in his anti-corruption campaign.Shehu said this in Kaduna at the opening of a three-day retreat for state house correspondents.Describing the media as “one of government's most lethal weapons” in the battle against corruption, Shehu appealed for support in the [...]

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