Monday, February 17, 2020

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Buhari NOT embarking on 20-day UK vacation, says Femi Adesina

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Buhari NOT embarking on 20-day UK vacation, says Femi Adesina

The presidency has debunked the rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to travel to the United Kingdom and some foreign countries. In a statement on Monday, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said there are reports making the rounds that the president would spend 20 days in the UK and proceed to Saudi Arabia, then Austria. Adesina [...]

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    Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly will continue to work with President Muhammadu Buhari to find a solution to the country's security challenges. Lawan said this in Katsina state while speaking at an empowerment programme by Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south, for his constituents on Sunday. The senate president said the legislature would also ensure that the federal government [...]

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    ‘Revenge is not acceptable’ — Buhari speaks on Katsina killings

‘Revenge is not acceptable’ — Buhari speaks on Katsina killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against revenge following an attack on two communities in Katsina state. More than 30 people were killed in the communities located in Batsari local government area of Katsina on Friday night. The police say they have been able to arrest a suspect connected to the incident. In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying [...]

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    Shekau threatens journalists, minister in new video, says Buhari is in big trouble

Shekau threatens journalists, minister in new video, says Buhari is in big trouble

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has issued a threat to some journalists and Isa Pantami, minister of communication and digital economy. In a new video, the insurgent leader asked his men to go after Pantami for threatening to block the communication lines of the sect members. He reminded the minister that his group killed a famous Kano cleric in 2007, [...]

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    Zulum: Borno people haven’t lost hope in Buhari 

Zulum: Borno people haven’t lost hope in Buhari 

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, says the people of his state have not lost hope in President Muhammadu Buhari.  The governor said this while reacting to the president’s visit to the state on Wednesday.  Buhari had visited the state to condole with the people over the Boko Haram attack which led to the loss of 30 lives in Auno, a community near [...]

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    Shettima on booing: Borno people still love Buhari

Shettima on booing: Borno people still love Buhari

Kashim Shettima, senator representing Borno central, says the people of the state love President Muhammadu Buhari "passionately". He said this a day after Buhari was booed by some residents when he paid a condolence visit to the state over an attack which led to the killing of 30 persons. Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Shettima, a former governor of the state, described [...]

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    Buhari, is it wrong for defenseless Nigerians to own guns?

Buhari, is it wrong for defenseless Nigerians to own guns?

In recent times, the active-governor of Borno State daily visits victims of attacks, caused by terrorists! Our ineffectiveness has turned him to a consistent mourner. This is quite unfortunate in a nation that prides itself as the giant of Africa. I read somewhere that immediately Mr. President left Borno State yesterday that Boko Haram launched a rocket, killing and wounding our [...]

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    Buhari to youths: Your future is in danger if you don’t cooperate with govt

Buhari to youths: Your future is in danger if you don’t cooperate with govt

President Muhammadu Buhari says the youth are endangering their future if they do not cooperate with the government.  The president said this on Wednesday during a condolence visit to Borno state where about 30 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday.  Buhari said the youth are a larger part of the country’s population and must help the government stabilise [...]

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    Boko Haram can’t survive without local support, says Buhari as he departs Borno without visiting scene of attack

Boko Haram can’t survive without local support, says Buhari as he departs Borno without visiting scene of attack

President Muhammadu Buhari left Borno state on Wednesday without visiting Auno, a nearby community where suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed at least 30 people on Sunday.  Buhari had headed to Borno from Ethiopia where he attended the African Union summit. TheCable gathered that the president who left the state around 4pm neither visited the scene of the attack nor hospitals where those [...]

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    Sule Lamido to Buhari: Ask yourself why some of your allies abandoned you

Sule Lamido to Buhari: Ask yourself why some of your allies abandoned you

Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to secure Nigerians. He said this in reaction to a statement credited to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, that the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is a one-man army. NEF had criticised Buhari over "his failure" to secure Nigerians but in his response, Adesina said the forum lacked credible membership [...]

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    Northern Elders Forum: Buhari in denial of his failure to secure the country

Northern Elders Forum: Buhari in denial of his failure to secure the country

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) says President Muhammadu Buhari is in denial of his failure to secure the country.  The forum, in a statement by Ango Abdullahi, its chairman, said it appears the current administration does not have any idea on what will provide relief or solution to insecurity and poverty in the land. It said poverty has worsened in the north under the Buhari [...]

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    Why is Buhari borrowing $22.6bn to ‘complete’ projects less than half that sum will fund from start to finish?

Why is Buhari borrowing $22.6bn to ‘complete’ projects less than half that sum will fund from start to finish?

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    Buhari: Success recorded in anti-Boko Haram war has restored our pride in the world

Buhari: Success recorded in anti-Boko Haram war has restored our pride in the world

President Muhammadu Buhari says the success in the fight against insurgency has restored Nigeria's honour in the world.  Buhari spoke at the inauguration of the Nigerian Air Force Agusta 109 power helicopters on Thursday. He commended the security operatives for playing critical roles in securing the nation, describing them as "a source of pride to us as a nation". The president said the [...]

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    Economic council to Buhari: Ministries, agencies working at cross purposes

Economic council to Buhari: Ministries, agencies working at cross purposes

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, received a briefing from the economic advisory council (EAC) at a meeting which held at the presidential villa, Abuja. According to Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, the team led by Doyin Salami, chairman of the council, outlined a number of challenging opportunities facing the economy and proffered solutions to most [...]

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    CAN: Boko Haram gets more attention from FG than victims of attacks

CAN: Boko Haram gets more attention from FG than victims of attacks

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has alleged that the federal government pays more attention to Boko Haram insurgent than victims of attacks.  CAN said this in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari's comment that 90 percent of Boko Haram victims are Muslims. In a statement, Kwamkur Vondip, CAN's national director of legal and public affairs, described the president's comment as "false and provocative". Accusing [...]

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    Opinions are divided on service chiefs, says Gbaja after meeting with Buhari

Opinions are divided on service chiefs, says Gbaja after meeting with Buhari

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says opinions are divided on the continuous stay of service chiefs in office despite rising insecurity. The speaker said this on Monday after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari alongside Senate President Ahmad Lawan. Gbajabiamila said during the meeting, the president opened up about the challenges associated with insecurity. "The question of security is uppermost in his [...]

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