Monday, July 22, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Boroh: Buhari will sustain Niger Delta amnesty

Boroh: Buhari will sustain Niger Delta amnesty

Paul Boroh, special adviser to the president on Niger Delta and coordinator of the amnesty programme, says the federal government remains committed to the amnesty programme in the region.Boroh, who spoke with NAN in Abuja on Wednesday, said the federal government would ensure the sustenance of all ongoing human capital development initiatives under the programme.He said in spite of the [...]

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    Correct Nigerian negotiators at the UN, youths urge Buhari

Correct Nigerian negotiators at the UN, youths urge Buhari

Nigerian groups for sustaining social change by and for children and young people have disagreed with some the policies of Nigerian negotiators at the United Nations (UN).The groups appreciated the negotiators for their work, but hinged its disagreement on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the exclusion of Nigerian youths from sexual and reproductive health issues in the policy document.The groups commended the [...]

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    B’Haram: France offers to help with ‘intelligence’

B’Haram: France offers to help with ‘intelligence’

President François Hollande of France has pledged that his administration will assist the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) with intelligence gathering and equipment to check the activities of insurgents in Nigeria and beyond.Hollande made this known after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Elsee Palace in Paris.The French president, who was addressing a joint news conference, expressed the [...]

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    Buhari: Fight against corruption is for soul of Nigeria

Buhari: Fight against corruption is for soul of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday that the fight against corruption was aimed at saving the soul of the nation.He disclosed this at the second plenary meeting of Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), which held at Igwurita, near Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Buhari was represented by Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's vice-president."Our fight against corruption is not just a battle of virtue [...]

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    Africa loses $7bn a year to piracy, says Togolese president

Africa loses $7bn a year to piracy, says Togolese president

President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo on Thursday said an estimated $7billion is being lost to piracy in Africa on a yearly basis.Responding to a question at a joint press briefing with President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Nigeria on Thursday, Gnassingbe also said more than 40 per cent of fishing activities in the Gulf of Guinea were illegal.He called [...]

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    ‘Buhari frustrating establishment of maritime university’

‘Buhari frustrating establishment of maritime university’

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is frustrating the infrastructural development of the Niger Delta region.The group says the president has decided to victimise the region for supporting former president, Goodluck Jonathan in the last election.In a statement signed by Eric Omare, spokesman of the council, IYC said it would not “accept a situation where [...]

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    Tambuwal vows to flush out ghost workers

Tambuwal vows to flush out ghost workers

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has promised to take urgent step to flush out ghost workers from the state's civil service.He made the promise in Sokoto on Thursday when he received members of various trade unions under the umbrella of the state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC).The members were on a solidarity demonstration in support of the [...]

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    Fayose: I won’t publish mud houses as assets

Fayose: I won’t publish mud houses as assets

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he will not deceive Nigerians by publishing cattle herds and mud houses as assets.He was making the statement in reference to President Muhammadu Buhari's published assets, which include "mud houses, 270 heads of cattle, 25 sheep, five horses, a variety of birds and a number of economic trees".“Those regarding President Buhari as a saint should know [...]

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    Army: We are making progress in Sambisa

Army: We are making progress in Sambisa

The Nigerian army says troops involved in the counter-insurgency operation code-named 'Operation Lafiya Dole’ are making steady progress towards clearing all Boko Haram enclaves in and around the Sambisa forest.This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by Sani Usman, acting director of army public relations.Usman said troops were currently clearing Boko Haram hideouts around areas that had already [...]

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    Publish names of looters, ex-minister tells Buhari

Publish names of looters, ex-minister tells Buhari

Nduese Essien, a former minister of lands, housing and urban development, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to publish the names of those who said too have returned stolen funds.Essien made the call on Tuesday during an interview with NAN in Eket, Akwa Ibom state.He said publishing the names of the looters will make more impact in the fight against corruption.“President Muhammadu [...]

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    Kolade: SURE-P was politicised under Jonathan

Kolade: SURE-P was politicised under Jonathan

Christopher Kolade, former chairman of the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), has revealed that the initiative under former president, Goodluck Jonathan, was clouded by "politics and eventual lack of credibility".The former Nigerian high commissioner to the United Kingdom also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership over the last 100 days, saying he has done well in office, but he alone cannot [...]

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    Buhari gives MDAs one-week ultimatum on TSA

Buhari gives MDAs one-week ultimatum on TSA

President Muhammadu Buhari has given a deadline of September 15 for full compliance with his directive that all federal government revenue must be paid into the treasury single account (TSA) or designated accounts operated in the Central Bank.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, quoted Danladi Kifasi, head of the civil service of the federation, as [...]

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    Jonathan pioneered treasury single account, says PDP

Jonathan pioneered treasury single account, says PDP

The Treasury Single Account (TSA) celebrated by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was done under Goodluck Jonathan, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said on Sunday. But the party argued that the account has its attendant problems and therefore suggested that it is likely to fail.Speaking on a Channels Television’s Politics today, Olisa Metuh, national publicity secretary of the PDP, said the single account [...]

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    PDP: We have proof of corruption under PMB

PDP: We have proof of corruption under PMB

The People’s Democratic Party says it has "incontrovertible evidence" of corruption in the first 100 says of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.The party also slammed the "insincerity" of the ruling party on the importance of assessing Buhari's first 100 days in office, when the defunct ACN also assessed former president, Goodluck Jonathan, on his 100 days performance back in 2011.Olisa Metuh, the national [...]

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    Akpabio: I thank God for being alive

Akpabio: I thank God for being alive

Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, has expressed gratitude to God for surviving a recent road accident in Abuja.Akpabio's car collided with a vehicle belonging to the United States embassy at Bolingo junction in the federal capital territory last Monday.He was immediately rushed to the national hospital in Abuja and flown to the United Kingdom a few days later.In a statement [...]

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    A new sheriff is in town

A new sheriff is in town

Some call it the Buhari bounce. Others describe it as the Buhari effect. Yet some others say it is the Buhari aura. One thing is however crystal clear. Things have not been the same in the past 100 days in Nigeria, since Muhammadu Buhari assumed the presidency. A new sheriff has truly come to town.Exactly 100 days ago, he climbed [...]

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