Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari absent at meeting with APC lawmakers

Buhari absent at meeting with APC lawmakers

President Muhammadu Buhari was absent at the emergency meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers that he convened on Tuesday.The meeting was convened to address the move of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to endorse Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, for senate president and speaker, respectively, against Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, the official candidates of APC."The President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed [...]

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    Buhari seeks help on Boko Haram-ISIS alliance

Buhari seeks help on Boko Haram-ISIS alliance

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the support of Francois Hollande, the French president, in his efforts to find out the extent of terrorism co-operations between Boko Haram and ISIS.Hollande also commended Buhari for his efforts to galvanise Nigeria's armed forces, security agencies and neighouring countries for more decisive action to eradicate the insurgent group.Speaking at Elmau, Germany, during a meeting [...]

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    Buhari must end insurgency in July 2015 as promised, says PDP

Buhari must end insurgency in July 2015 as promised, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the nation’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, not to forget his promise to end insurgency by the end of July.In a statement issued by Olisa Metuh, its national publicity secretary, PDP said it gave time for the president and the APC to settle down in office, saying the governing [...]

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    Buhari leaves for G7 summit in Germany amid protests

Buhari leaves for G7 summit in Germany amid protests

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria on Sunday to attend the G7 Summit scheduled to take place in Bavaria, Germany, between June 7 and June 8.The summit would be taking place at a time when organised demonstration is holding in the town.About 1,000 protesters are currently gathered with tents and sleeping bags at a 3,000-square-metre camp in an open field [...]

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    Buhari: I will soon make my assets public

Buhari: I will soon make my assets public

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that details of his assets and those of Yemi Osinbajo, his vice, would soon be made public in fulfillment of one of their campaign promises.He attributed the delay in doing so to the verification by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), expressing optimism that CCB would finish with the process before the expiry of the 100-day [...]

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    Yola death toll  rises to 45

Yola death toll rises to 45

The death toll from a suicide bombing at the Jimeta market in Yola, capital of Adamawa state, has risen to 45.The attack happened around 7:30 pm on Thursday."Ten more people died this morning," Othman Abubakar, the state police spokesman, told Reuters, adding that 40 people were responding to treatment.On Friday, the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, appealed to members of [...]

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    ‘Confusion at Aso Rock’ as Buhari fails to move in

‘Confusion at Aso Rock’ as Buhari fails to move in

One week after the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as president and Yemi Osinbajo as vice president, both men are yet to settle into the presidential villa, the country's seat of power.Although Goodluck Jonathan, the immediate past president and Namadi Sambo, his deputy, took Buhari and Osinbajo on a familarisation tour of the villa a day before handing over, their successors only hosted [...]

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    Fayose: Buhari not involved in plans to oust me

Fayose: Buhari not involved in plans to oust me

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has exonerated President Muhammadu Buhari in the attempt of lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the fourth assembly of the state parliament to oust him from office.Speaking on Friday during the inauguration of the fifth assembly, Fayose described the development as a distraction, saying he was able to survive the plot through [...]

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    UN urges Buhari to investigate Amnesty’s report

UN urges Buhari to investigate Amnesty’s report

Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, United Nations' commissioner for human rights, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari  to investigate reports of crimes by Boko Haram and alleged abuses by the military.Al-Hussien said he had seen allegations of mass executions, rape and amputations of children by the sect."Civilians in northeast Nigeria have been living through horrifying acts of cruelty and violence by Boko [...]

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    ‘Buhari will reduce overdependence on oil’

‘Buhari will reduce overdependence on oil’

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his administration would play more proactive and effective roles in the affairs of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).Speaking in Vienna, Austria at the ongoing OPEC international seminar, Jamila Shu’ara, head of Nigeria’s delegation to the 167th OPEC meeting, said the organisation would fare better under Buhari, a one-time minister of petroleum [...]

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    Buhari fit to rule Nigeria, says Clark

Buhari fit to rule Nigeria, says Clark

Edwin Clark, former minister of information and staunch supporter of former president Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari, who he described as being “fit to rule Nigeria”.Speaking at his Abuja residence on Wednesday when a group known as Probity Ambassadors Organisation of Nigeria conferred a lifetime achievement award on him, Clark urged Nigerians to live in [...]

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    I will review Amnesty’s report, says Buhari

I will review Amnesty’s report, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to review the report of Amnesty International, which accused the Nigerian military of extrajudicial killings in the northeast.The rights group detailed different incidents of human rights violations, demanding that the government investigates five senior military officers for the deaths of about 8,000 prisoners.The defence headquarters subsequently debunked the report, describing it as “biased, concocted and premeditated [...]

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    Osinbajo visits scene of Onitsha tanker accident

Osinbajo visits scene of Onitsha tanker accident

 Yemi Osinbajo, vice-president of Nigeria, visited the scene of the tanker accident, which claimed 69 lives at Upper Iweka in Onitsha on Sunday.Osinbajo also went to Toronto Hospital, still in the city, where some of the victims are responding to treatment.He said President Muhammadu Buhari, who was “very concerned and pained” by the incident, asked him to visit the state [...]

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    Buhari arrives Niger for Boko Haram talks

Buhari arrives Niger for Boko Haram talks

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Republic of Niger for discussions about the regional offensive against Boko Haram militants.The president was received by Mahamadou Issoufou, his Nigerien counterpart, in Niamey, capital of Niger, in what is his first official trip since Friday when he was sworn into office.Buhari told reporters that he was in Niger to relate with Issoufou on the [...]

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    Oyegun: Boko Haram in for surprise from Buhari

Oyegun: Boko Haram in for surprise from Buhari

John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the Boko Haram insurgents will be in for surprises for daring the resolve of President Muhammadu Buhari to end the insurgency.He said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents after the party's national working committee's visit to the president in Abuja on Tuesday.Oyegun said it was obvious that the [...]

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    PDP: APC planning take-over of our states through tribunals

PDP: APC planning take-over of our states through tribunals

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to use election tribunals to upturn the victory of some of its governors and lawmakers.Describing such move as an “invitation to anarchy”, PDP said it would go all out to prevent that from happening.The party also accused APC of threatening PDP legislators to work towards [...]

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