Friday, April 27, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Sources: Senators, reps collecting signatures to impeach Buhari

Sources: Senators, reps collecting signatures to impeach Buhari

Senators and members of the house of representatives have started collecting signatures for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari, sources told TheCable on Thursday.The lawmakers, who are not happy with the decision of the president to approve $496 million for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US without their backing, had given the impression that the matter [...]

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    Sources: Buhari was misled to approve $496m for fighter jets

Sources: Buhari was misled to approve $496m for fighter jets

President Muhammadu Buhari was misled to approve $496 million for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US without the backing of the national assembly, a source told TheCable.The money was said to have been withdrawn from the excess crude account (ECA).In August, the US government sold the aircraft to Nigeria to enable it combat the Boko Haram [...]

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    BACK STORY: Mayowa Tijani, the young journalist whose report inspired #LazyYouth revolt

BACK STORY: Mayowa Tijani, the young journalist whose report inspired #LazyYouth revolt

Aminu Gamawa, PhD, lawyer, Harvard fellow and social commentator, used one tweet to summarise a million words."I doubt if President Buhari has said or done anything, since he was elected, that cost him many supporters and goodwill more than the recent statement on Nigerian youths," he tweeted as the presidential jibe went globally viral and incurred an unprecedented backlash.At [...]

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    Queen officially declares CHOGM 2018 open — hints Prince Charles will succeed her

Queen officially declares CHOGM 2018 open — hints Prince Charles will succeed her

Queen Elizabeth II, the head of the Commonwealth, has officially declared the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) open.The Queen said in her remarks that she wishes her son, Prince Charles, the prince of Wales, will succeed her as the head of the Commonwealth and continue the work her father handed over to her."My family and I have been [...]

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    PHOTOS: Biafra protesters storm Westminster as Buhari meets the Queen

PHOTOS: Biafra protesters storm Westminster as Buhari meets the Queen

Some Biafran protesters are currently demonstrating at the Pall Mall Street, Westminster, about 650  metres from Buckingham Palace as President Muhammadu Buhari meet British Prime minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II, and other heads of state.The protesters are, among other things, requesting the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and a referendum on [...]

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    Atiku: I will never refer to Nigeria’s youth as people who sit and do nothing

Atiku: I will never refer to Nigeria’s youth as people who sit and do nothing

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says he will never say Nigerian youth are lazy.On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari, while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, said many Nigerian youth just want to sit down and do nothing.He said a lot of Nigerian youth have not been to school but they want everything for free.Reacting in a statement posted on [...]

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    VIDEO: Many Nigerian youth don’t want to do anything, says Buhari

VIDEO: Many Nigerian youth don’t want to do anything, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says many Nigerian youth have not been to school but they want education, health and housing free.Speaking at Westminster on Wednesday, the president said a lot of the youth just want to sit down and do nothing, banking on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation.[...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria is safe for business — Shell is preparing to invest $15bn

Buhari: Nigeria is safe for business — Shell is preparing to invest $15bn

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is safe for business, urging foreign investors to come to the country and invest.Fielding questions at the business forum of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) in Westminster, the president said Shell Group is preparing to invest $15 billion in Nigeria."On security, certainly, both in the northeast and in the southsouth, there has been [...]

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    Buhari: Many Nigerian youths haven’t been to school — they want to sit and do nothing cos of oil money

Buhari: Many Nigerian youths haven’t been to school — they want to sit and do nothing cos of oil money

President Muhammadu Buhari says many Nigerian youths just want to sit down and do nothing, banking on the notion that Nigerian is an oil-rich nation.Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, the president said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they want everything free."About the economy, we have a very young population, our population [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari meets Theresa May

VIDEO: Buhari meets Theresa May

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Theresa May of UK at 10 Downing Street, London.The Nigerian leader left Abuja for London exactly one week ago.Below is a video of their meeting:VIDEO: Prime Minister @theresa_may welcoming President @MBuhari to 10 Downing Street. #PMBinUK pic.twitter.com/lWv97URs72 — Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) April 16, 2018 [...]

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    TheCable live at London 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

TheCable live at London 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria on Monday -- after declaring his interest to run for office come 2019 -- to attend the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting  (CHOGM 2018) in London and Windsor, United Kingdom.At the meetings, the president is expected to discuss power, politics, business, youth and women development, and the future of the Commonwealth.The President and his team [...]

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    Senate confirms three nominees for NDDC board

Senate confirms three nominees for NDDC board

The senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of three members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).The nominees were confirmed after Peter Nwaboshi, chairman of NDDC committee, presented a report to the senators for consideration.The confirmed nominees are Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa (Ondo), Chuka Ama Nwauwa (Imo) and Nwogu N. Nwogu (Abia).Nwaboshi explained that the nominees were screened but the report [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari is incompetent, says PDP senator

VIDEO: Buhari is incompetent, says PDP senator

The senate witnessed a rowdy session on Thursday after Eyninaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state, described President Muhammadu Buhari as incompetent.Abaribe had moved a motion reacting to a comment made by Buhari in UK on Wednesday.“When a commander-in-chief cannot take care of invaders, invading Nigeria why is he still a commander-in-chief, why do we continue [...]

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    Saraki disbands pro-Buhari support group in senate

Saraki disbands pro-Buhari support group in senate

Senate President Bukola Saraki has disbanded a parliamentary support group loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari.The group was disbanded after the senate suspended Ovie Omo-Agege, a Delta senator, for 90 legislative days.The Buhari support group, which was chaired by Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west, had Omo-Agege as member.The late Ali Wakili, senator representing Bauchi south; Binta Garba, senator representing Adamawa [...]

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    Buhari on 2nd term bid: I declared before leaving for UK because Nigerians were talking too much

Buhari on 2nd term bid: I declared before leaving for UK because Nigerians were talking too much

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained the reason he made his intention for a second term known shortly before he left for the UK.Buhari made his intention known at the national executive committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday.Speaking when he received Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, at the Abuja House, London, on Wednesday, Buhari said there were a lot of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Archbishop of Canterbury in London

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Archbishop of Canterbury in London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby in London.The president left for the United Kingdom on Monday.George Oguntade, Nigeria’s high commissioner to the UK, and Josiah Idowu-Fearon, a prominent Anglican bishop with Nigerian heritage, witnessed Welby presenting a book to Buhari.Below are pictures:[...]

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