Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    PDP: The rights Abiola stood for being strangulated under Buhari

PDP: The rights Abiola stood for being strangulated under Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of violating the democratic tenets the late Moshood Abiola stood for.Last week, Buhari awarded Abiola with Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and declared June 12 as the new Democracy Day.But in a statement on Sunday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, said the award given to Abiola by [...]

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    Akinyemi: Acts of illegality delayed Abiola’s GCFR

Akinyemi: Acts of illegality delayed Abiola’s GCFR

Bolaji Akinyemi, a professor and ex-member of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), says the honour bestowed on Moshood Abiola  is not illegal.Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari honoured Abiola with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and declared June 12 as Democracy Day.In May 1994, democrats who pressed the military regime of Sani Abacha to step down for Abiola, formed NADECO.It [...]

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    Buhari heading to Morocco on Sunday

Buhari heading to Morocco on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on a two-day working visit to the Kingdom of Morocco on Sunday.In a statement on Saturday, Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president, said his principal was invited by King Mohammed VI.He said the two leaders would discuss socio-economic matters affecting their countries following prior engagements in December 2016, during the king’s official visit to Nigeria."In [...]

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    Adebanjo: If Buhari thinks he can bamboozle Yoruba with June 12 declaration, he has failed

Adebanjo: If Buhari thinks he can bamboozle Yoruba with June 12 declaration, he has failed

Ayo Adebanjo, elder statesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari has failed if he thinks he can bamboozle the Yoruba people with the June 12 declaration.Earlier in the week, Buhari declared June 12 as Democracy Day and conferred national honours on MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the 1993 election, Baba Gana Kingibe, his running mate, and Gani Fawehinmi, the late human rights [...]

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    Only the guilty should be worried, FG replies Obasanjo

Only the guilty should be worried, FG replies Obasanjo

The federal government has described the allegations of former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the "concoction of a mind worried by guilt".Obasanjo had earlier raised the alarm that the Muhammadu Buhari government was planning to arrest and frame him up.But in a statement issued on Friday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said it is not in the character of the government or the [...]

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    New law prescribes single term for VPs who complete president’s tenure

New law prescribes single term for VPs who complete president’s tenure

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, a bill that prevents a vice-president who completes a president's tenure from contesting twice.Speaking with journalists at Aso Rock on Friday, Ita Enang, senior special assistant on national assembly matters (senate), said the law also applies to a deputy governor who completes the tenure of a governor.“The effect is that having taken the oath [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: What Bakare said about Abiola and GCFR in 2016

TRENDING VIDEO: What Bakare said about Abiola and GCFR in 2016

During a service at the Latter Rain Assembly in September 2016, Tunde Bakare, senior pastor of the church, urged the federal government to honour MKO Abiola.The fiery preacher said the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election used his life as a sacrifice for the country's democracy."To God, government is a continuum. What one government does will affect subsequent governments. [...]

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    Kudirat Abiola deserves to be honoured, APC tells Buhari

Kudirat Abiola deserves to be honoured, APC tells Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Kudirat Abiola, wife of Moshood Abiola, presumed winner of the 1993 June 12 election, deserves to be honoured.Kudirat was assassinated in June 1996. She had fought for her husband’s mandate and died in the process.On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari conferred on late Abiola the award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).The president [...]

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    Senate confirms Kafarati as chief judge of federal high court

Senate confirms Kafarati as chief judge of federal high court

The senate has confirmed Adamu Kafarati as the chief judge of the federal high court.The upper legislative chamber confirmed Kafarati on Thursday after David Umaru, chairman of the senate committee on judiciary, presented a report for the consideration of the lawmakers.Umaru said the committee was satisfied with the judge when he was screened by the committee."We screened him and the [...]

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    Buhari has ended Obasanjo’s May 29 hypocrisy, says Falana on June 12 Democracy Day declaration

Buhari has ended Obasanjo’s May 29 hypocrisy, says Falana on June 12 Democracy Day declaration

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says by declaring June 12 Democracy Day, President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has put an end to the "hypocrisy" of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.In a statement, Falana said declaring June 12 as Democracy Day "validated the integrity of the fair and free election that was criminally annulled by the Ibrahim Babangida junta".The human [...]

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    Buhari using Abiola’s name to gain political capital, says PDP

Buhari using Abiola’s name to gain political capital, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari is using the name of late Moshood Abiola, presumed winner of 1993 presidential election, to gain "political capital".On Wednesday, Buhari conferred on Abiola posthumously, the award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) -- 20 years after his death.The president also declared June 12, the day on which the election [...]

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    ‘The best thing Buhari has done’, ‘scam for south-west votes’  — reactions to June 12 Democracy Day declaration

‘The best thing Buhari has done’, ‘scam for south-west votes’ — reactions to June 12 Democracy Day declaration

The declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day was received with mixed-feelings.The government announced the new date on Wednesday evening, saying it is to honour late MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.While some commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the development, others believe there is an underlying motive.Here are what people are saying on Twitter and [...]

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    ‘You’re void of emotional intelligence’ — Ezekwesili tackles Buhari over civil war comment

‘You’re void of emotional intelligence’ — Ezekwesili tackles Buhari over civil war comment

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over a recent statement he made about the civil war.On Tuesday, Buhari said Nigerian soldiers were constrained to show a lot of restraint while fighting Biafrans.The war broke out in 1967 after eastern Nigeria declared “Republic of Biafra." Many people lost their lives by the time the war [...]

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    The cold war in Aso Rock and the new heroes in town

The cold war in Aso Rock and the new heroes in town

Earlier this week, I caught myself sympathising with Abubakar Bukola Saraki over his perceived persecution and trials in the hands of the executive and the Nigerian Police Force. As a matter of principle, I never sympathise with anybody in Nigeria's top one percent -- no matter the situation, and I have no plans to start now. So I snapped out, [...]

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    We won’t suspend anti-grazing law in Ekiti, Fayose replies defence minister

We won’t suspend anti-grazing law in Ekiti, Fayose replies defence minister

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the call by Mansur Dan Ali, minister of defence, that states should suspend the implementation of the anti-grazing law is an affront to federalism practised in the country.The minister made the call at a security meeting with President Muhammadu on Tuesday.He said there was need to negotiate safe routes for the herders.“The need [...]

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    Buhari appoints Kafarati as chief judge of federal high court

Buhari appoints Kafarati as chief judge of federal high court

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Adamu Kafarati as the chief judge of the federal high court.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 president based his request on section 250 (1) of the constitution."In accordance with the provisions of Section 250 (1) of the 1999 [...]

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