Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    VIDEO: Buhari departs Saudi for Abuja

VIDEO: Buhari departs Saudi for Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Abuja.The president was in Saudi to perform lesser hajj (Umrah) on the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and custodian of the two holy mosques.Buhari was accompanied by his wife and close personal aides.While in hajj, Buhari had a meeting with Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, Mamman Daura, [...]

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    Buhari sacks FAAN MD, appoints Rabiu Yadudu

Buhari sacks FAAN MD, appoints Rabiu Yadudu

President Muhammad Buhari has approved the appointment of Rabiu Yadudu as the new managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).Yadudu is expected to replace Saleh Dunoma, who was relieved of his duties, two years after the confirmation of his five-year tenure as the MD of FAAN.The appointment was contained in a statement by James Odaudu, deputy director, [...]

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    Falana writes Buhari, seeks release of 40 Nigerians from ‘illegal custody’ of navy

Falana writes Buhari, seeks release of 40 Nigerians from ‘illegal custody’ of navy

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of 40 Nigerians who have been in “illegal custody” of the Nigerian navy.In a letter on Sunday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the individuals had been arrested and imprisoned without being arraigned in court.TheCable had earlier reported how the detainees including Dada Labinjo, a navy [...]

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    DID YOU KNOW? Nigeria has a law that makes export of yam, beans illegal

DID YOU KNOW? Nigeria has a law that makes export of yam, beans illegal

When President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in 2015, he said his administration would focus on security, corruption and economic diversification through boosting the agricultural sector.Like he said, "We must eat what we produce".In line with this directive, the Central Bank of Nigeria set up the Anchors Borrowers Programme to improve access to finance for farmers. It also restricted forex for [...]

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    Sources: Saraki considering turning down invitation to Aso Rock

Sources: Saraki considering turning down invitation to Aso Rock

Senate President Bukola Saraki is said to be considering turning down an invitation to break fast with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday.During Ramadan, the presidency invites dignitaries to break fast with Buhari. On Monday, the president hosted members of his cabinet and it is the turn of federal lawmakers on Tuesday."The villa has invited [...]

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    Does the president know?

Does the president know?

It has become imperative to ask President Muhammadu Buhari whether he is aware that large swathes of Nigeria are no longer under his control as the Commander-in-Chief. It seems highly improbable that one listens to news bulletins these days without being told of kidnapping or bandits’ attack or terrorists’ operation. Even some of those who are closer to the President [...]

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    PHOTOS: Emefiele all smiles as Buhari congratulates him over his reappointment

PHOTOS: Emefiele all smiles as Buhari congratulates him over his reappointment

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.Beaming with smiles, governor of the apex bank shook hands with the president who congratulated him.Last week, Buhari appointed Emefiele for another term of five years.Below are the pictures of both men together:Photo credit: Sunday Aghaeze [...]

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    Buhari: How I plan to tackle unemployment

Buhari: How I plan to tackle unemployment

President Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of his second term, says his administration will tackle the challenge of unemployment through the tool of education coupled with a "matrix of initiatives".He was speaking at the 13th convocation for the conferment of higher degrees, postgraduate diplomas and honorary degrees at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state on Friday.Buhari, who was represented by Anthony Anwuka, [...]

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    A’court strikes out four appeals of Onnoghen but faults his suspension (updated)

A’court strikes out four appeals of Onnoghen but faults his suspension (updated)

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday struck out four appeals filed by Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), on his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The CCT had convicted Onnoghen on six counts bordering on false assets declaration and ordered that he should be removed from office. It also banned him from holding [...]

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    Lawyer sues Buhari over ‘private visit’ to the UK

Lawyer sues Buhari over ‘private visit’ to the UK

Inibehe Effiong, Lagos based human rights lawyer, has filed a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent private visit to the UK. In the suit with number FHC/L/CS/763/2019 filed at the federal high court in Lagos on Thursday, Buhari and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation are listed as the first and second defendants. Femi Adesina, a presidential spokesman, has announced [...]

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    Stop blaming opposition for your ineptitude, Atiku hits Buhari

Stop blaming opposition for your ineptitude, Atiku hits Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take responsibility for the insecurity across the country. Reacting to a report by a "US based Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy" accusing him of having a hand in the killings, Atiku said there is no such centre in the US, describing it as a fabrication [...]

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    We won’t accept public analysis of our proceedings, presidential tribunal warns

We won’t accept public analysis of our proceedings, presidential tribunal warns

The presidential election petition tribunal has warned against public analysis of its proceedings.Speaking during its inaugural sitting on Wednesday, Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, said actions will be taken against offenders.Bulkachuwa lamented the practise of analysing court proceedings on social media and making a verdict while the court has not made a pronouncement.She said litigants in the [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria has over 1m displaced children who don’t know their parents

Buhari: Nigeria has over 1m displaced children who don’t know their parents

President Muhammadu Buhari says there are at least a million displaced Nigerian children who do not know their parents and where they are from. Buhari also requested for the assistance of the United Nations in rehabilitating the devastated internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps across the country.The president spoke while hosting Maria Garces, president of the 73rd session of the United Nations [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Nobody can question Buhari’s achievements

Garba Shehu: Nobody can question Buhari’s achievements

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says nobody can question the achievements of the president.In a piece titled, “Buhari: Why and how he won,” Shehu said Buhari's achievement are there for all to see.He said the Buhari administration has spent four years in office without a major scandal which earned the president the [...]

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    Archbishop says Buhari has been incapacitated

Archbishop says Buhari has been incapacitated

Tunde Adeleye, chairman of the Christian Council of Nigeria, Cross River state, says President Muhammadu Buhari has been incapacitated.In an interview with PUNCH, Adeleye, who is also an archbishop, said Buhari is not doing well and the people around him are not telling him the truth.The cleric said the government is not working because it "is physically and fundamentally disunited.""In [...]

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    Buhari to journalists: Without ethics, you can become part of Nigeria’s problems

Buhari to journalists: Without ethics, you can become part of Nigeria’s problems

President Muhammadu Buhari says journalists can become part of Nigeria’s problems if they do not stick to the ethics of their profession. The president said this while congratulating Nigerian journalists as they mark the world press freedom day for 2019.The world press freedom day is observed every May 3, to celebrate fundamental principles of press freedom, evaluate press freedom around the world, [...]

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