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Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    My father would have betrayed Nigerians if he gave up his mandate, says Abiola’s daughter

My father would have betrayed Nigerians if he gave up his mandate, says Abiola’s daughter

Rinsola Abiola, one of the children of late M.K.O Abiola – acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 election– has said the death of her father laid the foundation for democracy in Nigeria.Rinsola, who was so young that she "had very faint memories of her dad" at the time he fell out with the military after declaring himself president, said she is proud that her [...]

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    Buhari, Osinbajo’s wives cry with Chibok parents

Buhari, Osinbajo’s wives cry with Chibok parents

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday held a closed-door meeting with parents of two of the over 200 girls who Boko Haram militants abducted from Chibok, Borno state.Aisha, wife of the president and Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the vice-president, also attended the meeting.Addressing state house correspondents after the meeting, the vice president's wife said the president’s wife had been looking forward to meeting [...]

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    Buhari receives Joda-led transition committee’s report

Buhari receives Joda-led transition committee’s report

After about five weeks of scrutiny, the Ahmed Joda transition committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) submitted an 800-page final report of its findings to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.At the event, which took place at the Defence House, Abuja, the committee submitted the compressed report from the over 18,000 pages it received from the Goodluck Jonathan administration.Briefing state [...]

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    Buhari holds another meeting with service chiefs

Buhari holds another meeting with service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a closed-door meeting with service chiefs at the Defence House, Abuja.The meeting, which is in connection with the insurgency in the northeast, held ahead of the Lake Chad Basin Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday.Sambo Dasuki, national security adviser; Alex Badeh, chief of defence staff; Usman Jibrin, chief of naval staff, Ismail Aliyu, permanent secretary, ministry [...]

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    ‘Why Buhari didn’t meet with APC lawmakers’

‘Why Buhari didn’t meet with APC lawmakers’

The absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the emergency meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers on Tuesday was one of the many talking points of the election of principal officers of the 8th national assembly.The meeting was convened to address the move of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to endorse Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara for the posts of [...]

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    Aso Rock ‘not undergoing spiritual cleansing’

Aso Rock ‘not undergoing spiritual cleansing’

Presidency has denied the report that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to move into the presidential villa because it is undergoing "spiritual cleansing".Buhari has been operating from the defence house, the official residence of the president-elect, since his inauguration two weeks ago and the development has led to different speculations.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, [...]

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    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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