Friday, April 19, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari matches his words with action, says APC on N30,000 minimum wage

Buhari matches his words with action, says APC on N30,000 minimum wage

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the signing of the minimum wage into law as another election promise delivered.President Muhammadu Buhari signed the national minimum wage bill into law on Thursday.In a statement on Friday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC's national publicity secretary, described Buhari's assent to the law as another demonstration of a president "who matches his words with action".He commended [...]

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    Onnoghen’s conviction is victory for Buhari’s corruption fight, says Garba Shehu

Onnoghen’s conviction is victory for Buhari’s corruption fight, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says the war against corruption is all encompassing and not designed to persecute anyone for political or other reasons.Shehu disclosed this in a statement while reacting to the conviction of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), in Abuja on Thursday.He said the conviction of Onnoghen [...]

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    Ngige inaugurates NSITF board — few weeks to end of tenure

Ngige inaugurates NSITF board — few weeks to end of tenure

Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and productivity, will on Thursday morning inaugurate the board of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).The minister's decision to inaugurate the board is coming a few weeks to the end of his tenure and over 18 months after President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed 11 persons to occupy positions on the board.Ngige had previously refused [...]

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    INEC server: Atiku to invite Microsoft, IBM, Oracle as witnesses

INEC server: Atiku to invite Microsoft, IBM, Oracle as witnesses

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, is willing to engage experts from Microsoft, IBM and Oracle to verify his claim that the servers belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes.INEC’s polling figures from the 36 states and federal capital territory (FCT) gave [...]

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    President Buhari and Zainab Ahmed: Who is subsidising who?

President Buhari and Zainab Ahmed: Who is subsidising who?

I never knew that it is possible and feasible to become a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) without being licensed to practice in Nigeria. I will not be able to camp around this issue for so long a time because you know I am not schooled in both the spirit and letter of the law, but I appeal to every [...]

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    Buhari: We will not rest until remaining Chibok girls are back

Buhari: We will not rest until remaining Chibok girls are back

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not rest until the remaining abducted Chibok girls are back and reunited with their family.The president said this in a series of tweets on Sunday to commemorate the fifth year since the girls were abducted from Chibok, Borno state.Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from Chibok in April 2014. Only 107 of them [...]

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    INEC to tribunal: Atiku’s lawyer not licensed to practise in Nigeria

INEC to tribunal: Atiku’s lawyer not licensed to practise in Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was not signed by a legal practitioner licensed to practise in Nigeria.Atiku had filed a petition before the presidential election tribunal to challenge the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.Atiku's legal team is led by Livy Uzoukwu with 31 other [...]

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    Senate moves to override Buhari on two bills

Senate moves to override Buhari on two bills

The senate has resolved to override President Muhammadu Buhari's veto on two bills passed by the national assembly.The bills are the the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration No. 28,) bill 2018 and Industrial development (Income Tax Relief) (Amendment) Bill 2018.The fourth alteration bill seeks to stipulate the time within which the president or governor will [...]

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    Buhari: I’m going slowly because I want to survive

Buhari: I’m going slowly because I want to survive

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is going slowly because he wants to survive.Speaking on Tuesday while responding to questions at a town hall meeting with the Nigerian community in Dubai, Buhari said he does not care if he is called "Baba go slow" as long as he is not looting the country’s treasury.He said he did not want to make [...]

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    Buhari returns to Abuja after economic summits in Jordan, Dubai

Buhari returns to Abuja after economic summits in Jordan, Dubai

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Tuesday night, a day ahead of schedule.NAN reports that the president was initially scheduled to return to Abuja from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Wednesday, April 10, at about 1.30 a.m.However, the presidential aircraft carrying the president, his aides and some members of his entourage, landed at the presidential wing of [...]

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    Senate confirms Paul Tarfa as chairman of North-East Development Commission

Senate confirms Paul Tarfa as chairman of North-East Development Commission

The senate has confirmed Paul Tarfa, a retired major-general, as the chairman governing board of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC).Tarfa and other members of the board were confirmed after a report was presented by Abdulaziz Nyako, chairman of the committee on special duties, on Tuesday.The chairman of the committee while presenting his report said all the nominees met the necessary [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: A woman will succeed Buhari in 2023 (video)

Amina Mohammed: A woman will succeed Buhari in 2023 (video)

Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, says a woman will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.The former minister of environment said this on Saturday at the Mo Ibrahim governance weekend in Abidjan, stating that she will be a campaign manager for the said woman.In conversation with Mo Ibrahim, Amina Mohammed was asked when Nigeria will have a female [...]

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    ‘Come to Nigeria and prosper’ — Buhari woos UAE investors

‘Come to Nigeria and prosper’ — Buhari woos UAE investors

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged investors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to invest in Nigeria.The president spoke on Monday while meeting groups of investors on the sidelines of the annual investment meeting in Dubai.According to Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, Buhari assured the investors of handsome returns within a short time.“Come to Nigeria and prosper. Come and have [...]

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    Dear Mr President, two new descriptions of your anti-corruption war and a toxicity that cannot be over

Dear Mr President, two new descriptions of your anti-corruption war and a toxicity that cannot be over

Dear Mr President, to protect the supremacy of the rule of law, you had us fighting for a former National Security Adviser, who is alleged to have shared money meant to arm our troops among his cronies while insurgents killed and maimed innocent Nigerians. By the time an Ibo separatist with a penchant for using strong language against other tribes [...]

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    Buhari: No Nigerian territory under Boko Haram’s control

Buhari: No Nigerian territory under Boko Haram’s control

President Muhammadu Buhari says no part of the country is under the control of Boko Haram insurgents. He said this while delivering his remarks at the world economic forum on the Middle East and North Africa.“Today, I am pleased to say no territory in the Federal Republic of Nigeria is held or controlled by Boko Haram,” he said.“We are extremely grateful [...]

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    ‘Yari has failed us’ — protesters troop to Aso Rock over Zamfara killings

‘Yari has failed us’ — protesters troop to Aso Rock over Zamfara killings

Some protesters marched to the presidential villa in Abuja on Saturday over the persistent killings in Zamfara state.Suspected armed bandits have killed many people in the state.On Friday, Sanusi Rikiji, speaker of the state house assembly, went on a condolence visit to Kaura Namoda emirate where at least 50 members of the civilian joint task force (CJTF) were killed in [...]

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