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    Buhari’s aide describes El-Zakzaky as leader of a terrorist group

Buhari’s aide describes El-Zakzaky as leader of a terrorist group

Lauretta Onochie, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, has described Ibraheem El-Zakzaky as a leader of a terrorist group.The federal government had proscribed the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by El-Zakzaky, after a federal high court in Abuja declared the group a terrorist organisation.In a Twitter post on Monday evening, Onochie said the “leader of [...]

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    Atiku demands N500m from Buhari’s aide for ‘defamation’

Atiku demands N500m from Buhari’s aide for ‘defamation’

Atiku Abubakar, presidemtial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked Lauretta Onochie, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, for an apology and N500 million for "defamation".In a letter dated May 14 and addressed  to Onochie by Mike Ozekhome, his lawyer, the presidential candidate threatened to commence a N2 billion suit against her if she did not meet [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Is Lauretta Onochie’s picture of Atiku’s Sokoto rally fake?

FACT CHECK: Is Lauretta Onochie’s picture of Atiku’s Sokoto rally fake?

Lauretta Onochie, a media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has claimed that PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, distributed cash and food at his Sokoto rally.Onochie tweeted an image supposedly from the Sokoto campaign rally that held on Monday, December 3.CrossCheck Nigeria, a fact-checking collaboration between Nigerian newsrooms, including TheCable, found that the image was recycled and miscontextualised.https://twitter.com/Laurestar/status/1069891933265453056Also, one Facebook user, [...]

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    CAN asks Buhari to caution Lauretta Onochie over ‘vulgar’ tweet

CAN asks Buhari to caution Lauretta Onochie over ‘vulgar’ tweet

Samson Ayokunle, president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restrain Lauretta Onochie, his aide, over her alleged use of vulgar words.Onochie who is an aide to Buhari on social media had tweeted: "Prime Minister Theresa May, a Christian, is in a mosque doing what humans go to do in a place of worship. [...]

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    Buhari’s aide says Wike should be receiving ‘mental’ treatment

Buhari’s aide says Wike should be receiving ‘mental’ treatment

Lauretta Onochie, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, is paranoid.Onochie was reacting to some comments made by Wike when he appeared on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Monday.While on the programme, the governor alleged that "federal might" was being used against him in the state."Some many strategies have been mapped out. They [...]

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    Buhari is ‘only Nigerian leader not accused of corruption’

Buhari is ‘only Nigerian leader not accused of corruption’

Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, says her principal is the only Nigerian leader not accused of corruption.In a tweet on Saturday, Onochie said some people may insult her based on the claim, but maintained that it is a "fact" that cannot be disputed.Onochie shared an image featuring past leaders including Sani Abacha, Olusegun Obasanjo, [...]

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    Avengers might be working for Jonathan, says Buhari’s aide

Avengers might be working for Jonathan, says Buhari’s aide

Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, says the fresh threats issued by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) may be as a result of the court invitation to former President Goodluck Jonathan.On Friday, the militants said they would resume attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta.Announcing a suspension of its ceasefire with the federal government, the [...]

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    Buhari’s aide says Patience Jonathan is in possession of ‘stolen items’

Buhari’s aide says Patience Jonathan is in possession of ‘stolen items’

Lauretta Onochie, special assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, says Patience Jonathan is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) because she is in possession of stolen items.Onochie tweeted this on her handle @Laurestar on Tuesday.On Monday, the former first lady asked Buhari to call Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC, to order.Accusing Magu [...]

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    Buhari’s aide says those seeking Diezani’s extradition are very ignorant

Buhari’s aide says those seeking Diezani’s extradition are very ignorant

Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, says those seeking the extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, "are very ignorant".Alison-Madueke, who is being investigated over corruption allegations, is currently in the UK.On Monday, Charles Oputa, better known as Charly Boy, led a group of protesters to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), [...]

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    You should crawl on your knees apologising to Nigerians, Buhari’s aide knocks Jonathan

You should crawl on your knees apologising to Nigerians, Buhari’s aide knocks Jonathan

Lauretta Onochie, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, says ex-President Goodluck Jonathan should crawl on his knees apologising to Nigerians for “plundering” the nation's economy.In a series of tweets, Onochie said the Jonathan administration was “fraught with broken promises”.Quoting Osita Okechukwu, director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), she said the last administration only relied on “vodoo” economic records.She also [...]

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    Buhari’s reunion with his media team

Buhari’s reunion with his media team

I was really excited on Saturday when I received news of the eventual visit of President Muhammadu Buhari’s media team to him in London. I had always felt that the exclusion of the media team from the London medical vacation and the various visits practically undermined the presidential media office, and created the space for the mismanagement of the communication [...]

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    Expose me If you have evidence that I looted, Omokri challenges FG

Expose me If you have evidence that I looted, Omokri challenges FG

Reno Omokri, former special assistant to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on new media, has challenged the federal government to expose any evidence that he looted the nation's treasury. In a series of tweets on Friday, Omokri also condemned the government's description of the #ResumeorResign protest as illegal."I challenge the @MBuhari administration: If you have evidence I looted please expose it," he wrote."The [...]

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    Buhari is like a private citizen at the moment, says presidential aide

Buhari is like a private citizen at the moment, says presidential aide

Lauretta Onochie, special assistant to the president on social media, has said Muhammadu Buhari is like "a private citizen at the moment," and that those requesting for his health status lack respect.Reacting to the protest demanding that the president resigns or resume work, Onochie said no one has a right to ask for the president's health record."For the life of [...]

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    Working for Buhari is one of the easiest things on earth, says aide

Working for Buhari is one of the easiest things on earth, says aide

Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, says working for the president is “one of the easiest jobs on earth.”In an interview with PUNCH, Onochie said Buhari's “honesty” makes her job “very easy.”She also said this was applicable with the jobs of all other presidential aides.“When you have to make up stories to cover inefficiencies, then [...]

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    Buhari and the marabouts

Buhari and the marabouts

“Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?”“Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?”“She is a social media assistant at the Presidency. She shoots straight and direct. She defends President Muhammadu Buhari with the passion of someone the President treats like a daughter.”“Not a son, this time, a daughter! Interesting. Of power, fathers, wives, sons and daughters….”“She spits fire, particularly if the person [...]

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    Buhari, Osinbajo will remain together beyond 2023, says presidential aide

Buhari, Osinbajo will remain together beyond 2023, says presidential aide

Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, says the president and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will remain together beyond 2023.She said this on Facebook and Twitter while reacting to the remark made by Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, criticising Osinbajo for saying Buhari treats him as a son.Osinbajo had said this during a recent visit [...]

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