Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Garba Shehu"

    This secret itinerary must stop, says PDP on Buhari’s ‘technical stopover’

This secret itinerary must stop, says PDP on Buhari’s ‘technical stopover’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s "technical stopover" in the UK is a constitutional breach.Buhari left the US on Tuesday after meeting with President Donald Trump and some top businessmen.However, has has not been seen in Nigeria since then.Reacting to complaints over the president's absence, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, [...]

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    Omokri to Garba Shehu: You lied! Buhari is not the first African leader to visit Trump

Omokri to Garba Shehu: You lied! Buhari is not the first African leader to visit Trump

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has faulted Garba Shehu's claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is the first African leader to visit US President Donald Trump.Buhari is currently at the US to meet with Trump. It is his first visit to the White House — US seat of power — since Trump was elected.Shehu, who is the presidential [...]

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    Salkida insists 98 Chibok schoolgirls are dead, challenges FG to release ‘proof of life’ video

Salkida insists 98 Chibok schoolgirls are dead, challenges FG to release ‘proof of life’ video

Ahmad Salkida, journalist known for having access to the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, insists that 98 of 113 Chibok schoolgirls in captivity have died.In a series of tweets on Saturday, Salkida said many of the girls died as a result of crossfires from security forces that were supposed to rescue them.“I regret to state here that only 15 out of [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari’s approval of $1bn for military equipment NOT final

Garba Shehu: Buhari’s approval of $1bn for military equipment NOT final

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, says the approval of $1 billion by his principal for the purchase of weapons to combat the Boko Haram insurgency is not final.On Wednesday, Masur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, said President Muhammadu Buhari approved the sum of $1 billion for the purchase of equipment for the military.The announcement sparked outrage [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Amnesty will make Boko Haram fighters useful to the nation

Garba Shehu: Amnesty will make Boko Haram fighters useful to the nation

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, has described the amnesty the president granted to Boko Haram members as a “win-win situation.”While receiving the freed Dapchi schoolgirls on March 23, Buhari had said the federal government was willing to accept the unconditional laying down of arms by repentant insurgents.Speaking at an interactive session with state house correspondents during the weekend, Shehu [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Anyone complaining of hunger should go and work

Garba Shehu: Anyone complaining of hunger should go and work

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has asked those complaining of hunger to "go and work".In an interview with Ben TV, Shehu said the current administration has invested in people and also infrastructure."Everyone complaining of hunger should go and work. And you know that this is the only government that has introduced social investment [...]

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    Garba Shehu mocks PDP: Even desperate thieves apologise when they are caught

Garba Shehu mocks PDP: Even desperate thieves apologise when they are caught

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, says the apology of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a desperate attempt to recapture power.On Monday, Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), apologised for the mistakes his party made while governing the country.But Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, asked the party to return the funds the [...]

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    Garba Shehu to PDP: Explain your role in Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal

Garba Shehu to PDP: Explain your role in Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to explain its role in the Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal.He said the party's alleged involvement in the scandal shows "rigging is its main area of core competence".It recently emerged that a wealthy supporter of former President Goodluck Jonathan allegedly hired [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari feels this is the best time to visit Benue

Garba Shehu: Buhari feels this is the best time to visit Benue

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president’s visit to Benue state is not politically inclined.Buhari is visiting Benue and other trouble spots across the country, following killings, most of which are as a result of clashes between herdsmen and farmers.However, some Nigerians are saying that Buhari’s visit to Benue – where 73 persons were reportedly killed by herdsmen [...]

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    Not Bakare, not Fela Durotoye… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

Not Bakare, not Fela Durotoye… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

I am not a fan of sequels. More often than not, they underperform, they fail to meet the expectations created by the first part. Sequel to novels, a sequel to movies, the sequel even to a political term of office. Hit the ground at best in the first term, and find your way out of office.Nelson Mandela understood this more [...]

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    Media reporting of Benue killings unfortunate, says Garba Shehu

Media reporting of Benue killings unfortunate, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, says the media has not been fair with its reportage of the killings in Benue state.Speaking with reporters on Friday, Shehu said a segment of the media is sinking deep "into the mesh of hate speech."The presidential spokesman said the "lack of journalism ethics" is very unfortunate."We want to state [...]

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    Garba Shehu to Na’Abba: Even a ‘beetle-eyed critic’ can notice Buhari’s achievements

Garba Shehu to Na’Abba: Even a ‘beetle-eyed critic’ can notice Buhari’s achievements

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the presidency on media and publicity, has dismissed the claim of Ghali Na’Abba, former speaker of the house of representatives, that President Muhammadu Buhari has not added any value to democracy.In an interview on The Osasu Show, a programme by Osasu Igbenedion, Na’Abba accused Buhari of running a “one-man” government.He vowed not to support [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari is fit to continue his good work

Garba Shehu: Buhari is fit to continue his good work

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal is fit and strong to continue "his good work" beyond 2019.On Friday, Rochas Okorocha announced that all governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed Buhari for a second term.This sparked widespread criticism.In an interview with PUNCH, Shehu said there is a right to expression and the government is [...]

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    ‘Leave politics for politicians’ — Garba Shehu hits CAN

‘Leave politics for politicians’ — Garba Shehu hits CAN

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has advised the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to stick to its religious duties.Shehu said this in response to the position of CAN that the current administration poses a threat to democracy. Musa Asake, general secretary of the association, said this in reaction to herdsmen killings across the country.But Shehu [...]

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    The list was compiled in 2015, says Garba Shehu on dead board appointees

The list was compiled in 2015, says Garba Shehu on dead board appointees

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, says there is nothing scandalous about the appointments made by his principal into boards of government agencies.He said this in reaction to the outcry over the inclusion of at least four dead persons in the list of appointees.Speaking with journalists on Saturday, Shehu said the list dates back to 2015 [...]

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    Buhari’s son seriously injured in bike accident

Buhari’s son seriously injured in bike accident

Yusuf, the only son of President Muhammadu Buhari, is currently in the hospital following a bike accident.Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president, confirmed this, saying the president's son broke a limb and had a head injury in the accident which occurred in Abuja on Tuesday night."Yusuf Buhari had a bike accident last night around Gwarimpa in the federal capital territory, Abuja," [...]

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