Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tag "Garba Shehu"

    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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    Garba Shehu asks religious leaders to guide their utterances

Garba Shehu asks religious leaders to guide their utterances

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has warned religious leaders to refrain from making divisive statements.In a statement on Saturday, Shehu said the responsibility of maintaining peace and order is not that of the government alone but religious organisations as well.He said the allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari let down Muslims by not attending [...]

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    Buhari’s blockbuster north-south gas highway

Buhari’s blockbuster north-south gas highway

After making a slow start, the Nigerian energy landscape is set for a major change with the award of a USD 2,809,522,548.36 gas pipeline contract approved by the Federal Executive Council as proposed by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources. The ministry is under the direct supervision of President Muhammadu Buhari.Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State who made the presentation [...]

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    Buhari orders military crackdown on Zamfara bandits

Buhari orders military crackdown on Zamfara bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara state.Buhari gave the order following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun local government areas.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday."To enable the army carry out this new mandate, [...]

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    Buhari returns to ‘abandoned’ office — after 11 weeks

Buhari returns to ‘abandoned’ office — after 11 weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday returned to the office he has stayed away from since he ended his three-month medical vacation in London.Since August 19 when he resumed, Buhari has been making use of two other offices — the one in his residence at the presidential villa and the other at the presidential banquet hall.The absence of the president in the [...]

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    You shouldn’t have publicised Ekwueme’s treatment, Okupe slams FG

You shouldn’t have publicised Ekwueme’s treatment, Okupe slams FG

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Jonathan on public affairs, has taken an exception to the decision of the presidency to announce the assistance rendered to Alex Ekwueme, former vice-president.On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari approved immediate overseas treatment for the ailing former number two citizen.In a statement, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Reports on feud between Kyari, Oyo-Ita were fabricated

Garba Shehu: Reports on feud between Kyari, Oyo-Ita were fabricated

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says the reports on the clash between Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president and Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of service of the federation, were fabricated.There was an altercation involving the two top officials before the commencement of this week's federal executive council (FEC) meeting.Although Oyo-Ita's countenance said [...]

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    INTERPOL has issued fresh warrant for Maina’s arrest, says Garba Shehu

INTERPOL has issued fresh warrant for Maina’s arrest, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says INTERPOL has issued a new warrant for the arrest of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT).INTERPOL first issued a warrant for Maina's arrest in 2016 when he fled Nigeria after being declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).He was at that time accused of alleged N2billion [...]

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    ‘This is an ambush’ — Garba Shehu evades question on Misau’s allegation

‘This is an ambush’ — Garba Shehu evades question on Misau’s allegation

Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, was caught unawares when he was asked about allegations made by Isah Misau during a live television programme.Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, had claimed that Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP), gave two SUVs to the president’s wife upon her request for a Sienna and Hiace.Although the president's wife denied the allegation. the police confirmed [...]

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    Resign if you have nothing to offer, PDP hits Garba Shehu over ‘Mainagate’

Resign if you have nothing to offer, PDP hits Garba Shehu over ‘Mainagate’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, to resign if he has "nothing more to contribute in government".The party said this in reaction to Shehu's claim that Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), was reinstated into the federal civil service through the "invisible hands" of Goodluck Jonathan's loyalists.Shehu had [...]

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    Nobody should believe Maina’s family, says Garba Shehu

Nobody should believe Maina’s family, says Garba Shehu

 Garba Shehu, senior special assistant  to the president on media and publicity, has described as "freshly-minted falsehood", the allegations by the family of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration invited him back into the country.At a press conference in Kaduna on Wednesday, a spokesman for the family said Maina was convinced to [...]

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    Garba Shehu fingers Jonathan’s loyalists in Maina’s recall

Garba Shehu fingers Jonathan’s loyalists in Maina’s recall

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has described Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, as one of the “monsters created by the government of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan".He also said those loyal to Jonathan might have been the "invisible hand" behind his recall.Jonathan had appointed Maina as head of [...]

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    EXTRA: Two months after ‘rat invasion’, Buhari still avoiding office

EXTRA: Two months after ‘rat invasion’, Buhari still avoiding office

Two months after President Muhammadu Buhari returned from the longest medical vacation by any serving Nigerian head of state, he has not stepped into his main office, TheCable can report.Since his return from the UK on August 19, Buhari has been making use of two offices -- the one in his residence at the presidential villa and the other at [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari has abolished ‘settlement’ — no critic will be paid to keep quiet

Garba Shehu: Buhari has abolished ‘settlement’ — no critic will be paid to keep quiet

Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson, has condemned those he described as professional critics who are fond of criticising meaningful government policies and programmes with the hope of being "settled".Reacting to the criticisms trailing President Muhammadu Buhari's Independence Day speech, he said the trend of paying critics to keep quiet has been abolished."As for those critics who are used to being [...]

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Are killer herdsmen terrorists?

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says killer herdsmen are not terrorists.  His opinion is not stupefying to me. But what is jarring for me is that Shehu’s divulgence represents the thinking of a sensitive entity - the presidency.Before you think I have rustled up “fake news” to blemish the presidential spokesman; I have not. Shehu belched the clanger in an interview [...]

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