Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

Soldiers deployed to rig Ekiti gov election could have ended insurgency, says Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused the federal government of using the military to rig elections.Speaking late Sunday night during an interview with Al Jazeera, Buhari alleged that there was no commitment on the part of government to restore normalcy to the parts of the country under the siege of Boko Haram.“The government is not prepared [...]

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    APC leaders flood Sanusi’s coronation

APC leaders flood Sanusi’s coronation

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led other leading officials of the party to Kano for the coronation of Muhammadu Sanusi II, 14th emir of Kano, on Saturday.Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives; Bola Tinubu, national leader of APC and several governors of the party were also in attendance.Some governors of the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Buhari: I won’t lose this time around

Buhari: I won’t lose this time around

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his fourth attempt in the presidential race would not end like the previous ones.Since 2003 when he commenced his democratic bid for the highest office in the country, Buhari has been emerging second.But responding to a question raised during an interview with AFP on Friday, Buhari said his chances [...]

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    Obasanjo absent at council of state meeting

Obasanjo absent at council of state meeting

Olusegun Obasanjo, a former Nigerian president, refused to show up at the council of state meeting holding at the presidential villa in Abuja.The meeting, which has the forthcoming general election as its main focus, is being attended  by current and former leaders, even those who have recently boycotted it.Among those in attendance are: Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives; Rotimi [...]

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    Lamido: Yes I met Amaechi, but I’m for Jonathan

Lamido: Yes I met Amaechi, but I’m for Jonathan

Sule Lamido, the governor of Jigawa, has denied the report that he is working for the opposition party ahead of the forthcoming presidential election.Lamido, who is the north-west coordinator for President Goodluck Jonathan's re-election campaign, recently held a closed-door meeting with Rotimi Amaechi, director-general of the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC), fuelling suspicion that Lamido was working to undermine the [...]

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    Jonathan plotting to form interim govt, says APC

Jonathan plotting to form interim govt, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Jonathan administration of plotting to throw the country into a crisis in a bid to form an interim government.At a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, Lai Mohammed, spokesman of the APC, also alleged that the Jonathan government was scheming to scuttle the elections through the judiciary, having failed by other means.“During [...]

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    THE QUESTION: Is Buhari scared of engaging Jonathan in a presidential debate?

THE QUESTION: Is Buhari scared of engaging Jonathan in a presidential debate?

On January 14, President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari – the two biggest combatants in the 2015 presidential election – embraced each other publicly in a rare show of camaraderie that was commended by a public particularly concerned that heated polity was becoming overheated.Jonathan and Buhari, alongside 12 other contestants, signed a peace accord ahead of the general election, and the Nigeria Election [...]

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    Buhari kicks off nationwide town hall meetings

Buhari kicks off nationwide town hall meetings

The campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress Presidential (APCP) has announced the commencement of town hall meetings as a deliberate campaign strategy ahead of the February 14 presidential poll.During the meetings, Muhammadu Buhari and his running mate Yemi Osinbajo will interact and explain directly to citizens, the policy thrust of their envisaged administration and how the set objectives will be [...]

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    Buhari’s understanding of governance pedestrian, embarrassing, says Okupe

Buhari’s understanding of governance pedestrian, embarrassing, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, special adviser to the president on public affairs, has based the refusal of Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, to participate in electioneering debates on his "little mental capacity" and "pedestrian, embarrassing" understanding of governance.Speaking earlier on Monday, Dele Alake, director of strategic communication of Buhari Campaign Organisation, had said Buhari was shunning the debates because some [...]

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    Osinbajo: I won’t be a spare tyre to Buhari

Osinbajo: I won’t be a spare tyre to Buhari

Yemi Osinbajo, running mate to Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dismissed the widespread impression that vice-presidents do not play active role in government.Speaking in Lagos during a parley with healthcare professionals under the auspices of the Health Care Federation of Nigeria, Osinbajo said he would not be a “spare tyre”.Osinbajo also said that [...]

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    Jonathan will beat Buhari in the north, says PDP

Jonathan will beat Buhari in the north, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is certain that President Goodluck Jonathan, its presidential candidate, will beat Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), fair and square in the north, in the February 14 presidential election.The party also claimed that with President Jonathan’s soaring popularity among the voting population across the country, he would win more than two-thirds [...]

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    PDP: Buhari flying about in Rivers’ $45m aircraft

PDP: Buhari flying about in Rivers’ $45m aircraft

Uche Secondus, the deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), cannot fight corruption because he is “benefitting from the proceeds of corruption”.Secondus alleged that Buhari has been using an aircraft belonging to the Rivers state government for his tour across the country, saying Rotimi Amaechi, the [...]

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    Buhari ‘not stoned as alleged by Obanikoro’

Buhari ‘not stoned as alleged by Obanikoro’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the report that Muhammadu Buhari, its presidential candidate, was pelted with stones during its rally in Lagos, saying “a lie has never worn a bolder face”.APC blamed the report on Musiliu Obanikoro, former minister of state for defence, who took to his Twitter handle to condemn the alleged stoning of Buhari in Lagos.“The stoning [...]

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    Jonathan only building ‘political roads’ in Edo, says Oshiomhole

Jonathan only building ‘political roads’ in Edo, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, the governor of Edo state, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of constructing “political roads” in the state to deceive the people of Edo ahead of the presidential election.The governor, who was speaking on Thursday during the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin, urged the people to vote massively for APC.“The dualisation that [...]

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    APC planning to release terrorist tapes, PDP alleges

APC planning to release terrorist tapes, PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in possession of tapes of terrorist attacks on Nigerians, “which it intends to air to achieve its a selfish purpose”.It said that after releasing the tapes, the opposition party must explain to Nigerians how it got hold of them."We ask, is the APC working in collaboration with terrorist cells who have been [...]

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    FFK denies forging an email on Buhari’s statement of result

FFK denies forging an email on Buhari’s statement of result

Femi Fani-Kayode, director of media, Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, has denied the allegation that he altered the result released by Muhammadu Buhari’s school last week.One of the questions over the result is the allegation that Hausa Language was not a subject in 1961 when Buhari wrote his West African School Certificate examination.A certain Sodiq Alabi, who claimed to have sent an email to [...]

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