Friday, July 20, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari: Why I declared my second term bid early

Buhari: Why I declared my second term bid early

President Muhammadu Buhari says he announced his second term bid in April to "save a lot of time and cool tempers".The president announced his intention to seek reelection at a meeting of the national executive committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking when he received the Buhari Support Group Centre (BSGC) at the presidential villa on Friday, Buhari explained that [...]

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    Sources: Buhari met Saraki over APC crisis

Sources: Buhari met Saraki over APC crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari met with Senate President Bukola Saraki and four All Progressives Congress (APC) governors on Thursday in a bid to resolve the crisis rocking the party.The governors who attended the meeting are Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Aminu Masari (Katsina), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara) and Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun).Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo also attended the meeting that took place at Aso Rock.On their [...]

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    The Hausa-Fulani and sentimental politics

The Hausa-Fulani and sentimental politics

To the Hausa-Fulani, politics is religion and religion is politics; the two are hyphenated in the emulsion of power.Since the Uthman Dan Fodio jihad of 1804, when Hausa kings were deposed and Fulani emirates established, the north has always played sentimental politics. The sentiments of religion are rooted deeply in Hausa-Fulani political culture, evident today.The reason for this is historical. [...]

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    ‘This govt is confused’ — Yet again, Obasanjo rebukes Buhari

‘This govt is confused’ — Yet again, Obasanjo rebukes Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has once again chastised the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government, describing it as "seemingly confused".Obasanjo said the Buhari administration lacks the wherewithal to tackle the spate of killings in the country.The former president issued the recent criticism in a letter read on his behalf on Wednesday at a national summit on insecurity and killings held in Abuja.He [...]

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    PMB at ICC: Proud to be Nigerian

PMB at ICC: Proud to be Nigerian

I've seen him address the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Seen him speak at AU (African Union) summits. Seen him address the European Parliament at Salzburg, France. Watched him speak to the world a number of times at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). And on Tuesday, January 17, 2018, he stood ramrod straight to address the International [...]

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    The corrupt and their cohorts are jittery, says Lai on executive order 6

The corrupt and their cohorts are jittery, says Lai on executive order 6

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says executive order six signed by President Muhammadu Buhari is the government's potent weapon against corruption.On July 5, Buhari signed an executive order seeking to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such properties.One week later, the senate described the order as usurpation of its power, summoning Abubakar Malami, [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Fayose is finally down — after all the noise and drama

Garba Shehu: Fayose is finally down — after all the noise and drama

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, is down at the moment.He said this while commenting on the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Ekiti governorship poll.Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Kolapo Olusola, his PDP counterpart.In a statement on [...]

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    Buhari departs Nigeria for Netherlands Sunday

Buhari departs Nigeria for Netherlands Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria for Netherlands on Sunday.The president is expected to participate in activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.Buhari will deliver a keynote address during the solemn hearing to commemorate the anniversary at courtroom 1 of the ICC’s headquarters.A statement said [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Adeosun ran into Bakare at Aso Rock

Femi Adesina: Adeosun ran into Bakare at Aso Rock

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, ran into Tunde Bakare, senior pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.In a statement on Friday, Adesina said the pastor and the minister did not meet with the president.He said the pastor exchanged pleasantries and thanked Adeosun for attending his mother's [...]

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    ‘Mr President, you are wrong’ — Dickson tackles Buhari over comment on restructuring

‘Mr President, you are wrong’ — Dickson tackles Buhari over comment on restructuring

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari on restructuring is a threat to the country's stability.When he hosted Niger Delta elders at the presidential villa in Abuja two weeks back, the president said those agitating for restructuring have ulterior motive."You mentioned something, which is topical these days; the restructuring of Nigeria. Every group [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts South African president at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts South African president at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received Cyril Ramaphosa, his South African counterpart, in Abuja.Both men held a meeting and addressed the media afterwards.Below are photos of the visit:Photo credit: Sunday Aghaeze [...]

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    Obasanjo: APC government intimidating judges ahead of elections

Obasanjo: APC government intimidating judges ahead of elections

Former President Olusegun Obsanjo has accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of intimidating judges to do the bidding of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on election matters.Obasanjo, who has been critical of Buhari lately, also alleged that anti-graft agencies were being used to clamp down on the opposition.He spoke in Abuja during at a colloquium to mark the 70th [...]

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    ‘Learn governance from Fayose’ — PDP taunts Buhari

‘Learn governance from Fayose’ — PDP taunts Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to learn the art of governance from Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.In a statement on Tuesday, Kola Ologbondiyan spokesman of PDP, said Buhari's attendance at the Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) rally worsened the woes of Kayode Fayemi, his party's candidate for the governorship election.He said Buhari could [...]

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    Buhari’s supporters clash in Abuja

Buhari’s supporters clash in Abuja

Some supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari clashed at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Tuesday.The aggrieved youth were to attend a rally in support of Buhari's re-election bid but trouble started when souvenirs were being distributed by the organisers.Some protested that those in charge of the distribution were not fair.Efforts to restore normalcy did not yield the desired result as [...]

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    APC: No level of gang-up can distract this administration

APC: No level of gang-up can distract this administration

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says no level of gang up can make its government fail in the promises it made to Nigerians.On Monday, the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) teamed up with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 37 political parties to form the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).The coalition is a move to wrest power from [...]

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    Arewa youth leader: We have capable presidential candidates in the north — not Buhari again

Arewa youth leader: We have capable presidential candidates in the north — not Buhari again

Gambo Gujungu, national president of the Arewa Youth Forum (AYF), says the north has enough capable presidential aspirants other than President Muhammadu Buhari.Gujungu said this in reaction to the endorsement of Buhari for a second term by north-west lawmakers of the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Jibril Barau, senator representing Kano north; Adamu Aliero senator representing Kebbi central and [...]

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