Saturday, January 20, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    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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    I’m not in a hurry to do anything, says Buhari

I’m not in a hurry to do anything, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained the reason why “he is not in a hurry” to take decisions.Buhari made the explanation when he hosted some top members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to a dinner at the presidential villa in Abuja.Buhari said his experience as a military dictator is one of the major reasons for his gradual pace.He said [...]

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    Keyamo writes Buhari, seeks removal of IGP over arrest of Elombah brothers

Keyamo writes Buhari, seeks removal of IGP over arrest of Elombah brothers

Festus Keyamo, counsel to Daniel and Tim Elombah, has accused Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), of using the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) and special tactical squad (STS) to punish his clients.On January 1, SARS operatives invaded the Anambra residence of the Elombah brothers who are behind elombah.com, an online platform, and arrested them.The publisher was released but told not [...]

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    Adeosun: AfDB provided us with $1bn support during recession

Adeosun: AfDB provided us with $1bn support during recession

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says the African Development Bank (AfDB) provided $1 billion for Nigeria in 2016 when the economy was in a recession.The minister made this known on Thursday at the commissioning of the bank’s permanent office building in Abuja.According to a statement signed by Oluyinka Akintunde, special adviser, media and communications to the minister, Nigeria has only drawn $600 [...]

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    I’m not scared of DSS, says cleric ‘summoned for criticising Buhari’

I’m not scared of DSS, says cleric ‘summoned for criticising Buhari’

Isa El-Buba, general overseer of the Evangelical Outreach Ministries International, says he is not scared of the Department of State Services (DSS).Operatives of the DSS were said to have attempted to invade the residence of the cleric on Monday night but youths in Jos rebuffed the operation.El-Buba said he was summoned by the DSS for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari in [...]

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    Herdsmen killings: Saraki leads senators to Aso Rock

Herdsmen killings: Saraki leads senators to Aso Rock

Senate President Bukola Saraki led his colleagues to the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday night.The lawmakers, who met with President Muhammadu Buhari, discussed  their resolution concerning the killings in Benue and other parts of the country.Earlier, both chambers of the national assembly had called on the federal government to take decisive action against those behind the killings.The senate had [...]

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    Falana: This govt can’t justify decision to treat herdsmen as sacred cows

Falana: This govt can’t justify decision to treat herdsmen as sacred cows

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the Buhari administration cannot justify its decision to "treat herdsmen as sacred cows" after it crushing other armed groups.In a statement on Tuesday, Falana said herdsmen who are armed should be disarmed by the government.The lawyer said the "much delayed" ranches should be established by the government as a solution to the frequent clashes [...]

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    Buhari is my friend but we can’t succeed if we continue like this, says Bisi Akande

Buhari is my friend but we can’t succeed if we continue like this, says Bisi Akande

Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the presidential system of government Nigeria is practising can no longer sustain its growth and success.Akande made the remark while addressing a news conference in his country home, Ila, Osun state as part of activities to mark his 79th birthday.He said multi-party parliamentary democracy was the best form of [...]

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    CAN asks Buhari to prevent ‘needless civil war’

CAN asks Buhari to prevent ‘needless civil war’

The Taraba state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to prevent the country from going into "another needless civil war".Herdsmen have been accused of killing scores in Benue and Taraba states recently.Speaking with journalists on Monday, Ben Ubeh, Taraba CAN chairman, said ranching is the best solution to the clashes between herders and [...]

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    VIDEO: 6 Dubai-scale megacities, 10-lane mega highway… Bakare unveils ‘Nigeria of my dreams’

VIDEO: 6 Dubai-scale megacities, 10-lane mega highway… Bakare unveils ‘Nigeria of my dreams’

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, has outlined a range of solutions for the chronic Nigerian problem, and unveils it in a video he tagged "The Nigeria of my dreams".The video, which was presented during his state of the nation address on sunday presents six Dubai-scaled megacities in Nigeria -- one for every geopolitical zone of [...]

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    Nigeria doesn’t need election in 2019, I can become president without election… 7 lessons from Bakare’s national address

Nigeria doesn’t need election in 2019, I can become president without election… 7 lessons from Bakare’s national address

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, says Nigeria does not need a another election in 2019.Delivering his state of the nation address at the church auditorium in Ogba, the fiery preacher said the nation needs a renegotiation of its union.Bakare added that he never said in his January 1, 2018 declaration that he will run for [...]

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    Bakare: Buhari did nothing about Benue genocide though he was warned 18 months earlier

Bakare: Buhari did nothing about Benue genocide though he was warned 18 months earlier

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says President Muhammadu Buhari and his government did nothing about the genocide in Benue even though they were warned 18 months earlier.Bakare also added that the government has failed in what seem to be its area of strength -- security, and has permitted a genocide in some parts of [...]

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    Dear Nigerian youth, everything shouldn’t be about the hustle

Dear Nigerian youth, everything shouldn’t be about the hustle

Dear Nigerian youth,I will be brief.Hello from the “woke side”. I hate to knock your hustle, but you are about to give yourself up for conscription into an enchanted army of influencers and social media bugs again.You did the same thing in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election; you sold a septuagenarian from Katsina state as Mai Gaskiya; as [...]

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    Governors asking Buhari to seek re-election ‘are selfish’

Governors asking Buhari to seek re-election ‘are selfish’

Timi Frank, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the seven governors nudging President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election "are selfish".Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna governor, speaking on behalf of his colleagues on Friday said they want Buhari to keep running the country "in the right direction".Reacting, Frank said the governors could have paid a condolence visit to Samuel Ortom, [...]

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    Nigerians stood by us, says Buhari as son leaves hospital

Nigerians stood by us, says Buhari as son leaves hospital

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to all those who stood by his family when Yusuf, his only son, was at Cedacrest Hospital in Abuja.Yusuf was admitted to the hospital following a bike crash in the Gwarinmpa area of Abuja.In a statement issued on his behalf by Femi Adesina, his spokesman, Buhari said people showed his family "overwhelming love"."President Muhammadu Buhari, his [...]

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    No apologies… Buhari must re-contest, say seven governors

No apologies… Buhari must re-contest, say seven governors

Seven governors, including Nasiru el-Rufa’i of Kaduna state, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday, and emphasised the need for him to re-contest in the 2019 election.El-Rufa’i, who spoke to state house correspondents after the meeting, said governors want Buhari to continue running the country beyond 2019.According to him, people are free to continue to speculate about [...]

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