Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari heading to New York, to address UN assembly Tuesday

Buhari heading to New York, to address UN assembly Tuesday

President Muhammadu will depart Nigeria for New York on Sunday to participate in the 73rd session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73).UNGA73 officially opened on September 18.The theme of this year's session is "Making the United Nations relevant to all People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies."In a statement on Saturday, Femi Adesina, spokesman of [...]

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    ‘I don’t believe foreigners are involved in Nigeria killings’ – French envoy contradicts Buhari

‘I don’t believe foreigners are involved in Nigeria killings’ – French envoy contradicts Buhari

Denys Gauer, outgoing French ambassador to Nigeria, says he does not believe that foreigners are involved in the killings across the country.The French's envoy position contradicts that of President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari had said that the killings are as a result of the influx of mercenaries from the Sahel region.“It has always been there, but now made worse by the influx [...]

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    Omokri: Even Buhari’s wife knows he lacks vision

Omokri: Even Buhari’s wife knows he lacks vision

Reno Omokri, ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, says even Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, knows her husband is "visionless".Omokri said this while reacting to the attack on Senate President Bukola Saraki by Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president.Reacting to Saraki's critical comment, Shehu described Saraki as a very dangerous person who can "go any length to promote his personal interests".But [...]

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    Allow Saraki drown in his own water, Garba Shehu tells Buhari’s supporters

Allow Saraki drown in his own water, Garba Shehu tells Buhari’s supporters

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has asked supporters of the president to ignore the attacks Senate President Bukola Saraki is directing at Buhari.Saraki, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been very critical of Buhari in recent times.Two days ago, he told some PDP delegates that most world leaders [...]

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    Buhari hosts new DSS DG at Aso Rock

Buhari hosts new DSS DG at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari played host to Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant to the president on new media, posted pictures of the meeting between both men on Twitter.This is the first time Buhari and Bichi would be seen publicly since the head of the secret [...]

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    Between HSBC and Buhari

Between HSBC and Buhari

Since the report that HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services companies, took a dim view of the Buhari government’s economic policies, operatives and supporters of the government have been falling over themselves to give it back to the bank. Though I have been unable to lay my hands on the bank’s original research notes, it is [...]

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    Orji Kalu ‘begs’ Babangida to support Buhari’s re-election bid

Orji Kalu ‘begs’ Babangida to support Buhari’s re-election bid

Orji Kalu, former Abia governor, on Tuesday pleaded with Ibrahim Babangida, former military head of state, to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.Kalu, who met with Babangida in Niger state, told journalists that he begged the former military leader to endorse Buhari for a fresh term in office.He said: "I am in Minna to campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari. At [...]

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    Saraki: Nigerians voted Buhari but a cabal is in charge

Saraki: Nigerians voted Buhari but a cabal is in charge

Senate President Bukola Saraki says though Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, a cabal is now in charge of the country.Saraki who is one of the presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he visited members of the party in Oyo state, to solicit support ahead of the primary election.He alleged that Nigeria lacked the [...]

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    Kaduna APC youth assure Buhari, el-Rufai of two million votes in 2019

Kaduna APC youth assure Buhari, el-Rufai of two million votes in 2019

The All Progressives Congress (APC) youth in Kaduna state have pledged two million votes to President Muhammadu Buhari and governor Nasir el-Rufai in the 2019 general election.The youth on Saturday made the pledge at the end of the 'Kaduna State APC Emerging Young Leaders Summit'.In a communiqué signed by Umar Yaro, APC youth head of mobilisation, they appealed for more [...]

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    PMB: The first president of northern Nigeria

PMB: The first president of northern Nigeria

Those who blindly approve and endorse everything Buhari does are doing a good job, provided it is putting food on their table and tossing some coins into their pocket, but if nothing is coming from it, then they are not wise, because even Mr. President—who professes to love Nigeria more than all of us is not in power, serving pro [...]

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    ‘Fastest decision made by Buhari asides flying to London’ — reactions to Bichi’s appointment

‘Fastest decision made by Buhari asides flying to London’ — reactions to Bichi’s appointment

A flurry of reactions has been pouring in since the appointment of Yusuf Bichi as the new director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS).Bichi was on Thursday appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to take over from Matthew Seyeifa who was the acting director-general.Seyifa was elevated to the position by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo while President Buhari was on vacation in London.The [...]

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    Atiku petitions Buhari over ‘threat’ to life

Atiku petitions Buhari over ‘threat’ to life

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he and his family have received death threats via text messages because of his decision to contest the 2019 presidential election.In a petition dated September 7 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abubakar said the author of the message said his family is being closely watched.Abubakar said his wife and daughters received separate messages that unless [...]

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    Revisiting ‘democracy and dictatorship’

Revisiting ‘democracy and dictatorship’

Let us begin by quickly recalling two bits of Nigeria’s recent history. First, at the close of 1983, a military junta overthrew and supplanted the elected civilian government of Shehu Shagari, the first and only president of Nigeria’s Second Republic (1979-1983). Then, early in 1985, in the second year of the new military regime, which was headed by Major-General Muhammadu [...]

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    ‘He’s not weak’ — Kwankwaso’s aide tackles Buhari

‘He’s not weak’ — Kwankwaso’s aide tackles Buhari

Binta Sipikin, spokeswoman of Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, says her principal is not weak.Sipikin said this in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari's statement that defectors are weak and selfish.On Tuesday, Buhari said those who defected from the APC could not align with the vision of his administration.Kwankwaso left the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Buhari submits nomination form, asks APC leaders to prepare for 2019

Buhari submits nomination form, asks APC leaders to prepare for 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari submitted his nomination form at the All Progressives Congress (APC) headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.The president was accompanied by some governors and members of his cabinet.Speaking after submitting the form, Buhari charged the ruling party to do all its best to ensure that the ruling party wins in 2019."I'm here in person among friends and colleagues to [...]

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    Weakest members have left APC, says Buhari

Weakest members have left APC, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described those who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) as weak people who could not align with the vision of his administration.A wave of defection hit the ruling party between July and August. Among those who left the party were Senate President Bukola Saraki; Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto; Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue and [...]

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