Saturday, January 19, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Jonathan submits handover notes to Buhari

Jonathan submits handover notes to Buhari

‎President Goodluck Jonathan has ‎presented an executive summary of his handover notes to Muhammadu Buhari, his successor, saying he has done his best for the country.The presentation was done inside the council chamber of the presidential villa.Reading a 15-page speech during the occasion, Jonathan said ‎the notes would help to be of great assistance to Buhari's administration."‎This will give you [...]

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    Sacks, fuel scarcity… 5 final GEJ memories

Sacks, fuel scarcity… 5 final GEJ memories

President Goodluck Jonathan is unarguably the most favoured politician in Nigeria’s fourth republic. His entire political career has not spanned two decades yet, but he remains the only Nigerian – living or dead – who has risen to phenomenal heights in 16 consecutive years.From a humble start as deputy governor in 1999, he became governor, vice-president, acting president and until [...]

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    ‘Buhari can appoint less than 37 ministers’

‘Buhari can appoint less than 37 ministers’

Human rights activist and foremost legal practitioner, Festus Keyamo, has described the idea of having a large cabinet as “an unnecessary drain" on the country's resources, saying Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s incoming president, is not mandated to appoint 37 ministers.Keyamo said if Buhari decides to reduce the number of ministers, he should be applauded.“The long-held notion in Nigeria that the president of [...]

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    Adesina rounds off AfDB presidential campaign

Adesina rounds off AfDB presidential campaign

All the eight candidates contesting the presidency of the African Development bank (AfDB), including Akinwunmi Adesina, Nigeria’s minister of agriculture, rounded off their campaign at the weekend and are awaiting declaration of the winner.The declaration of a new president will be made during the annual general meeting (AGM) of the bank in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on May 28.The weeklong annual [...]

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    OBJ: Buhari will correct Jonathan’s anomalies

OBJ: Buhari will correct Jonathan’s anomalies

Former Nigeria president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience with Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, whom he believes needs time to correct the administrative defects of outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan.Speaking at his hilltop mansion in Abeokuta, Ogun state, when a delegation of south-west women leaders visited him on Sunday, Obasanjo said a lot of damage had been done [...]

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    Buhari was in UK to embarrass Nigeria, says PDP

Buhari was in UK to embarrass Nigeria, says PDP

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari embarrassed Nigeria on Saturday by embarking on a visit to David Cameron, prime minister of the United Kingdom, without adequate preparations, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Sunday.The party also expressed disappointment with the president-elect for “snubbing” the handover programme lined up by the federal government to transmit power to him on May 29. It described such behaviour as [...]

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    ‘Resting’ Buhari meets Cameron in London

‘Resting’ Buhari meets Cameron in London

Despite travelling to the United Kingdom for "a much-deserved rest", Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s incoming president, met with David Cameron, British prime minister (PM), at 10 Downing street, the official residence of the PM, on Saturday.When Buhari left for Britain on Friday – his first trip outside the country since winning the March 28 presidential election – Garba Shehu, head of his media team, [...]

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    Atiku represents Buhari at special Jumu’at prayers

Atiku represents Buhari at special Jumu’at prayers

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari was on Friday represented by Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, at Jumat prayers that held at the national mosque, Abuja, in company of other Muslim faithful. According to Garba Shehu, head of Buhari's media team, "the Jumat prayer is the first in a series of week-long activities marking the commencement of the inauguration of a new president for the country". "Christians [...]

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    Buhari travels to UK for ‘much-deserved rest’

Buhari travels to UK for ‘much-deserved rest’

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Friday left for Britain on a private visit, his first trip outside the country since winning the March 28 presidential election, Garba Shehu, head of his media team, has said. According to a statement issued by Garba in Abuja, Buhari would use the opportunity of the visit to "take a much-deserved rest" ahead of his [...]

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    50 heads of state to attend Buhari’s inauguration

50 heads of state to attend Buhari’s inauguration

Edem Duke, minister of culture and tourism, has revealed that 50 heads of state and other delegates ​are planning to attend the May 29 handover ceremony to the administration of Muhammadu Buhari.Duke said this while addressing a news conference in Abuja on the lineup of events for the inauguration.He said all 54 countries on the continent had been invited to grace the occasion.This [...]

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    Buhari ‘disappointed’ with Jonathan’s men

Buhari ‘disappointed’ with Jonathan’s men

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received the interim report of the transition committee set up to smoothen his transition to the presidency.According to Shehu Garba, director of media and publicity for the Buhari media team, the president-elect thanked the committee for doing a thorough job and presenting an interim report within the time allocated to it."Buhari, however, expressed disappointment that ministers [...]

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    Jonathan helped Nigeria avert crisis, says Buhari

Jonathan helped Nigeria avert crisis, says Buhari

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari says outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, would have plunged Nigeria into crisis if he had not accepted the outcome of the March 28 poll in good fate.Buhari said Jonathan deserves the commendation he has been receiving across the world for conceding the election.He spoke in Abuja when he received Issoufou Mahamadou, president of Niger Republic, on Thursday.“The Nigerien [...]

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    Osinbajo: Buhari will inherit N12trn debt burden

Osinbajo: Buhari will inherit N12trn debt burden

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice president-elect, has said that the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari would inherit international and local debts to the tune of N12 trillion from the outgoing administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.The professor of law, who spoke at the unveiling of the APC policy document in Abuja on Wednesday, confirmed that more than 24 states in the country cannot [...]

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    Please support Buhari, Jonathan tells ECOWAS

Please support Buhari, Jonathan tells ECOWAS

President Goodluck Jonathan has appreciated the economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) for its support to his administration, urging the body to cooperate with the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari.Jonathan said he was delighted that democracy had come to stay in West Africa, noting that recent elections in Ghana and Senegal were largely peaceful without controversy, while polls in Benin, [...]

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    Kerry leads US team to Buhari’s inauguration

Kerry leads US team to Buhari’s inauguration

John Kerry, the United States secretary of state, will lead the US presidential delegation to the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria's president on May 29, the US mission in Nigeria has said."President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a presidential delegation to Nigeria to attend the inauguration of His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, president-elect of the federal republic of Nigeria, [...]

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    GMB ashamed of SA’s ‘help’ in Boko Haram war

GMB ashamed of SA’s ‘help’ in Boko Haram war

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, has expressed disappointment with the decision of the government to contract South African mercenaries to assist in tackling insurgency, lamenting the rot in the military.He said his administration would restore the dignity of the military and also combat the challenges of  insecurity, unemployment and corruption.He was speaking on Monday when members of socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum [...]

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