Monday, April 8, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    ‘Buhari treating GEJ’s men like prisoners of war’

‘Buhari treating GEJ’s men like prisoners of war’

Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of treating members of the former ruling party and Goodluck Jonathan's men as "prisoners of war".Addressing PDP stakeholders in Lokoja, capital of Kogi state, during the re-scheduled ward congress of the party in Kogi on Tuesday, Metuh said his party was ready for [...]

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    Buhari ‘to continue’ with privatisation

Buhari ‘to continue’ with privatisation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration will continue with privatisation of key sectors of the economy.He said the privatisation exercise will be expanded to include the nation’s aviation, telecommunication, energy, gas, solid minerals, health, and infrastructure development sectors.He was speaking in Washington during a business forum organised by the United States Chamber of Commerce and The Corporate Council [...]

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    Obama: Buhari has integrity and a clear agenda

Obama: Buhari has integrity and a clear agenda

President Barrack Obama has promised to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents, saying his counterpart has come to office with "a reputation of integrity".Speaking at the Oval office in the White House during a meeting with the Nigerian leader on Monday, Obama described Buhari as a man who has a “clear agenda" for [...]

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    US ‘ready’ to track stolen Nigerian assets worth billions of dollars

US ‘ready’ to track stolen Nigerian assets worth billions of dollars

The United States is ready to assist the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in tracking down billions of dollars in stolen assets and also increase military assistance in the fight against insurgency.Buhari's visit to Washington is being viewed by the US administration as a chance to set the seal on improving ties between both countries, according to Reuters.The relationship between Nigeria [...]

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    Fayose: Buhari forfeited half his salary? I am ready to forfeit all of mine

Fayose: Buhari forfeited half his salary? I am ready to forfeit all of mine

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari played to the gallery by recently slashing half of his salary. The governor said he was also ready to give up all of his own salary, because government official's salary is nothing compared with the value of his other entitlements.Fayose also said Buhari could not interfere with his activities because [...]

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    Like senate, house of reps postpones resumption

Like senate, house of reps postpones resumption

The house of representatives has postponed its resumption date from July 21 to July 28.M.A Sano-Omolori, clerk of the lower chamber, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday."This is to inform all honourable members of the house of representatives of the postponement of resumption of plenary session from the adjourned date of Tuesday, 21st July 2015 to [...]

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    Buhari persecuting Dasuki, says Metuh

Buhari persecuting Dasuki, says Metuh

Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the siege laid to the Abuja residence of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), as "unconstitutional".Metuh accused President Muhammadu Buhari of going the way of dictators, saying the last time when a former government official was placed under "house arrest" was during the military era.He said Buhari has [...]

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    Buhari ‘escapes’ mob at praying ground

Buhari ‘escapes’ mob at praying ground

President Muhammadu Buhari narrowly escaped a mob that besieged the praying ground where he offered prayers in Abuja on Friday morning.Narrating the experience to a delegation that paid him Sallah homage at the presidential villa, Buhari said it is only God who can protect any leader.He said the crowd comprising youths almost overwhelmed his security personnel.“During and after the prayers, I [...]

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    Buhari appoints Muhammadu as NSCDC boss

Buhari appoints Muhammadu as NSCDC boss

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the appointment of Abdullahi Muhammadu as the new commandant-general of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, announced this in a statement issued on Friday.Muhammadu succeeds Ade Abolurin, who has retired from service.Until his new appointment, he was an assistant commandant-general at NSCDC.Muhammadu hails [...]

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    PDP ‘to reject’ elections conducted under Zakari

PDP ‘to reject’ elections conducted under Zakari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it might not accept the outcome of any election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under the leadership of Amina Zakari.The party has been making repeated calls for her dismissal, citing alleged closeness to President Muhammadu Buhari as the reason for the demand.Olisa Metuh, PDP's spokesman, renewed the call for Zakari's dismissal [...]

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    Buhari dissolves federal boards

Buhari dissolves federal boards

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution of the governing boards of federal parastatals, agencies and institutions, according to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.Adesina directed chief executive officers of the affected parastatals, agencies and institutions to refer all matters requiring the attention of their boards to the president, through the permanent secretaries of their supervising ministries."While the dissolution does not affect [...]

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    Buhari fires Akpobolokemi, DG of NIMASA

Buhari fires Akpobolokemi, DG of NIMASA

President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi as director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, confirmed this in a statement issued on Thursday."The termination of Akpobolokemi's appointment takes immediate effect," the statement read."He is to hand over the management of NIMASA and all [...]

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    My belief in Buhari ‘unshakable’, says Dambazau

My belief in Buhari ‘unshakable’, says Dambazau

Abdulrahman Dambazau, former chief of army staff, who lost out in the race to be the national security adviser (NSA), has pledged unalloyed support for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.The man who was tipped to be appointed NSA until two weeks ago, said his resolve to ensure that Buhari succeeds remains ‘unshakable’.Denying ever eyeing the plum job, he said he would [...]

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    Buhari: B’Haram stronger after alliance with ISIS

Buhari: B’Haram stronger after alliance with ISIS

President Muhammadu Buhari says the alliance of Boko Haram with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has enlarged the capacity of the sect.Buhari said his administration was committed to tackling insecurity, confirming that Nigeria has released $21 million to the multi national joint task force to operationalise the force in the battle against insurgency.He was speaking at the [...]

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    Buhari asks Nigerians to ‘reject’ Radio Biafra

Buhari asks Nigerians to ‘reject’ Radio Biafra

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to ignore Radio Biafra, a controversial station known for using its programmes to incite the public.Refuting the claim that he expressed anti-Igbo sentiments in a recent interview with the BBC Hausa Service, Buhari asked Nigerians not to be deceived by the station's hate propaganda against him."The claim by a pirate radio station that [...]

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    Buhari to reunite with war college mates in US

Buhari to reunite with war college mates in US

President Muhammadu Buhari will reunite with members of the American War College Class of 1980 during his trip to the United States.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday, saying the president would depart the country on Sunday and return next Thursday.He said the president will be accompanied by [...]

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