Monday, November 19, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari has ‘written his name in gold’

Buhari has ‘written his name in gold’

The National Coalition of Patriots (NCP), a socio-political group, says ordinary Nigerians have been affected positively by the leadership style of President Muhammadu Buhari.The group said the president therefore deserves all the needed support to lead the nation to the greater heights in 2019.In a statement on Sunday, Abayomi Ariyo, national coordinator of the group, said Buhari is a candidate [...]

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    Soft loan bank, 24/7 electricity, 40,000 smart classrooms… inside Buhari’s campaign manual

Soft loan bank, 24/7 electricity, 40,000 smart classrooms… inside Buhari’s campaign manual

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), plans to establish a soft loan bank for small traders and artisans, called the People Moni Bank.The People Moni Bank is an offshoot of the People Moni Scheme, which aims to house the Trader Moni, Market Moni, and Farmer Moni schemes, with plans to reach 10 million Nigerians.According to the [...]

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    Saraki’s aide says trending audio of senate president was doctored

Saraki’s aide says trending audio of senate president was doctored

Olu Onemola, aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki on new media, says a trending audio recording of his principal is fake.In the recording, Saraki was quoted as saying he spent between N200 million and N400 million in each of 30 states on the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.The senate president also purportedly accused Buhari of punishing the people of [...]

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    Buhari to showcase achievements as 2019 campaign kicks off

Buhari to showcase achievements as 2019 campaign kicks off

President Muhammadu Buhari will showcase his achievements and projections for the next four years to Nigerians on Sunday.Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, said the event for the presentation is themed "The Next Level".Keyamo said the event would hold at banquet hall of the presidential villa from 5pm to 8pm and beamed live on some television [...]

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    FULL LIST: Buhari appoints 19 heads of agencies

FULL LIST: Buhari appoints 19 heads of agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed 19 heads of some government agencies.The announcement was contained in a statement by Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (general services office), office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), on Friday.Adekunle quoted Buhari as urging the new appointees to see their appointments as a call to national service.He said the president urged [...]

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    After Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Buhari wins global polio award

After Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Buhari wins global polio award

President Muhammadu Buhari has been conferred with the prestigious polio champion award.This is said to be in recognition of his uncommon commitment and leadership in the polio eradication programme in Nigeria.The polio champion award was instituted by Rotary International in 1995 to recognize and appreciate heads of governments and organisations that have played a key role in polio eradication around [...]

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    Akin Adesina: I am 100% sure Nigeria will sign free trade deal

Akin Adesina: I am 100% sure Nigeria will sign free trade deal

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), says he is confident that Nigeria and every other country on the continent will sign the Africa Free Trade agreement. Speaking in South Africa on Friday on the successes of the Africa Investment Forum, Adesina said different countries have their processes, but everyone will come around."I think Nigeria is doing the right [...]

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    Buhari renews Seplat’s oil licences for another 20 years

Buhari renews Seplat’s oil licences for another 20 years

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of three oil mining licences (OMLs) belonging to Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (Seplat). [...]

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    ‘It’s fake news’ — Emefiele responds to claims on Nigeria’s rice imports

‘It’s fake news’ — Emefiele responds to claims on Nigeria’s rice imports

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says it is fake news that Nigeria's rice import has increased by 400,000 tonnes.In a report last week, the CBN governor said he read that a United States agency said Nigeria's rice imports had increased by 400,000 tonnes in 2018.The governor dismissed the report as "false and fake news".A week [...]

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    Nigeria’s $2bn rail project suffers setback as GE pulls out

Nigeria’s $2bn rail project suffers setback as GE pulls out

Nigeria's railway projects have recorded a fresh setback as General Electric pulls out of Nigeria's $2bn narrow gauge railway concession, TheCable understands.The company has handed over to South African Transnet SOC Limited, which deals in pipeline, port, and rail construction.TheCable also understands that GE had pulled out from the deal a while ago, following the sale of its 111-year-old rail construction business, [...]

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    ‘Ganduje is very responsible’ — Buhari passes vote of confidence on governor

‘Ganduje is very responsible’ — Buhari passes vote of confidence on governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has passed a vote of confidence on Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano state, stating that the governor is very responsible.Speaking to the Nigerian community in France earlier in the week, Buhari said Ganduje was very responsible to have continued and completed the projects started by his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.The president said someone else could have diverted funds meant [...]

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    ‘Stronger response to disease outbreaks’, ‘Extradition amendment act’ — Buhari signs five bills into law

‘Stronger response to disease outbreaks’, ‘Extradition amendment act’ — Buhari signs five bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed five bills into law.The bills are Federal Capital Territory appropriation act, 2018; Nigerian Centre For Disease Control and Prevention (establishment) act, 2018; extradition (amendment ) act, 2018; National Environmental Standard And Regulations Enforcement Agency act, 2018 and the Nigerian Institute Of Mining and Geosciences.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters [...]

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    Buhari and his handlers ‘boosting Atiku’s chances’ in the election

Buhari and his handlers ‘boosting Atiku’s chances’ in the election

Moses Jolayemi, coordinator of the Ekiti state chapter of Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM), says President Muhammadu Buhari and his handlers are boosting the chances of Atiku Abubakar in next year's election.Jolayemi, who is a former editor-in-chief of Newswatch Newspaper, said this in reaction to the search of the aircraft which conveyed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), [...]

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    Shehu Sani: FG should be humble enough to apologise to Atiku

Shehu Sani: FG should be humble enough to apologise to Atiku

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has advised the federal government to apologise to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.In a tweet, the senator described the search of Atiku's private jet by security operatives as an "act of intimidation and harassment camouflaged as a routine".On Sunday, a combined security team, including operatives of the Department of State [...]

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    What are our senators doing?

What are our senators doing?

Countless times, the senate, particularly the current one led by Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been accused of being a clog in the wheel of the country's progress. Such accusations often arise when the senators differ with the executive on issues.The current senate has disagreed with the executive on issues ranging from the approval of loans, summoning of appointees and confirmation [...]

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    HSBC was in Nigeria to take funds out for money launderers, says Keyamo

HSBC was in Nigeria to take funds out for money launderers, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, the spokesman of the Muhammdu Buhari Campaign Organisation, says HSBC was in Nigeria to take funds out for money launderers.Speaking with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Keyamo said the exit of the global bank, which has a presence in 80 countries, does not erode investors confidence in Nigeria.Last week, TheCable reported the exit of the bank from [...]

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