Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari sends 2019-2021 expenditure framework to n’assembly

Buhari sends 2019-2021 expenditure framework to n’assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the 2019-2021 medium term expenditure framework (MTEF) and fiscal strategy paper (FSP) to the national assembly for consideration.In a letter attached to the document, Buhari said the MTEF and FSP were prepared against the background of "a generally uncertain economic environment as well as fiscal challenges in the domestic economy".The president said the preparation towards the submission [...]

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    Buhari replaces nominee for chairman of NDIC board

Buhari replaces nominee for chairman of NDIC board

President Muhammadu Buhari has withdrawn the nomination of Olabode Akin Mustapha as chairman of governing board of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and replaced it with Ronke Shokefun.Buhari's request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday."The distinguished senate is kindly invited to recall my earlier request for [...]

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    Buhari appoints Abike Dabiri-Erewa as diaspora commission chairman

Buhari appoints Abike Dabiri-Erewa as diaspora commission chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abike Dabiri-Erewa as the chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman of Nigeria Diaspora Commission.The request for her confirmation was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.Buhari based his request on section 2 (1) of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission act."In compliance with section [...]

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    Keyamo: Pump price at N90? Oil marketers must be laughing at PDP

Keyamo: Pump price at N90? Oil marketers must be laughing at PDP

The Buhari campaign organisation says the People’s Democratic Party's promise to crash petrol price to N90 is laughable, as no supplier of the product will sell at that price.On Friday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, will reduce the cost of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, to N97 per litre.In a statement [...]

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    Buhari begs NLC to shelve nationwide strike

Buhari begs NLC to shelve nationwide strike

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its nationwide strike slated to commence on Tuesday.The president made the appeal at the presidential villa on Monday while receiving members of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria.In a statement by Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity to the president, Buhari said the labour union should [...]

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    ‘Buhari behaving like Father Christmas’ — Atiku slams $500,000 aid to Guinea Bissau

‘Buhari behaving like Father Christmas’ — Atiku slams $500,000 aid to Guinea Bissau

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (APC), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to be more prudent with Nigeria's resources instead of donating money to other countries "like Father Christmas".Abubakar gave the advice in reaction to the report that the federal government had approved a donation of $500,000 to the Republic of Guinea Bissau ahead of its November [...]

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    My government won’t condone hate speech, says Buhari

My government won’t condone hate speech, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government will not condone hate speech.According to NAN, the president gave the warning at the 24th convocation ceremony of the University of Uyo on Saturday.Buhari who was represented by Ibrahim Yakasai, director of corporate communications, National Universities Commission (NUC), asked security agencies to fish out and prosecute those making inciting statements.While urging Nigerians to [...]

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    Buhari has succumbed to the firepower of governors, says Shehu Sani on APC crisis

Buhari has succumbed to the firepower of governors, says Shehu Sani on APC crisis

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have no respect for President Muhammadu Buhari and do not share his philosophy.In an interview with The Nation, Sani said the president is unable to curtail the powers of the governors and have succumbed to them.Commenting on the crisis rocking the ruling party, the senator said [...]

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    Buhari: Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and I wrote WASC in 1961

Buhari: Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and I wrote WASC in 1961

President Muhammadu Buhari says he and the late Shehu Musa Yar'dua sat for the West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961.Buhari said this on Friday after Uyi Uwadiale, registrar of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), presented him with a re-issued certificate at the presidential villa in Abuja.The president has been under pressure following his failure to submit his credentials to [...]

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    Amaechi: Buhari will accept outcome of 2019 elections

Amaechi: Buhari will accept outcome of 2019 elections

Rotimi Amaechi, director-general of the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president will accept the outcome of the 2019 elections.Speaking when he received a delegation from the European Union (EU), Amaechi said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would adhere strictly to the electoral laws in the forthcoming elections.“One assurance I will give you today is that we'll stand [...]

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    ICC president says Buhari is one of the most respected African statesmen

ICC president says Buhari is one of the most respected African statesmen

Chile Eboe-Osuji, president of the International Criminal Court (ICC) says President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the most highly respected African statesmen of our time.Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York earlier in the week, Eboe-Osuji expressed reverence for president Buhari, quoting him three times in his speech to the UN.The speech, which was his first [...]

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    No preferred candidate yet between Buhari and Atiku, says northern group

No preferred candidate yet between Buhari and Atiku, says northern group

Northern Emancipation Network (MEN), a youth group, says it is yet to align with either of President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president, for the 2019 elections.Buhari is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while Abubakar is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer.Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, leader of MEN, told NAN that it is hasty for any group [...]

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    Oshiomhole on APC crisis: I won’t mortgage my conscience to keep my job

Oshiomhole on APC crisis: I won’t mortgage my conscience to keep my job

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he cannot mortgage his conscience to keep his job.The national chairman said this while briefing state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.While answering questions on the crisis rocking the party from the recently concluded primaries, he said only three APC governors were not happy with [...]

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    Again, Osinbajo meets economic team over minimum wage

Again, Osinbajo meets economic team over minimum wage

Members of the economic management team headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo held a meeting over the new national minimum wage on Wednesday.The meeting, presided over by the vice-president, was the second in a week. The team met on Monday on the same issue of workers' salaries.A source at the first meeting told TheCable that the federal government maintained its earlier [...]

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    Again, Buhari begs aggrieved aspirants not to abandon APC

Again, Buhari begs aggrieved aspirants not to abandon APC

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants not to leave the party.The appeal comes three weeks after he asked those who failed in their bid to secure the party's ticket to emulate Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, who lost his reelection ticket but did not leave the ruling party.The president had a dinner with [...]

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    Why the turning point generation is turning to Canada

Why the turning point generation is turning to Canada

My phone beeps, as usual, the notification bar flashes a few new WhatsApp messages from friends, family, colleagues and other contacts. In those few seconds, I gleaned from one of the messages, the following words: "I don Pass!"I quickly unlocked the phone to jubilate with a friend of over a decade, one of the most ambitious and hardworking persons [...]

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