Monday, September 17, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    No, Mr President, illegal immigrants are your trouble

No, Mr President, illegal immigrants are your trouble

Three years into what increasingly looks like his first term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari still appears not to have come to an understanding of the compassion and citizen deference that modern democratic leadership demands. If those were in his contemplation, his comment, last week, to the effect that illegal immigrants from Nigeria were on their own would never have [...]

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    ‘It’s against the law’ — APC presidential aspirant asks Buhari to reject N45m form

‘It’s against the law’ — APC presidential aspirant asks Buhari to reject N45m form

SKC Ogbonnia, a presidential aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari will break the law if he accepts the N45 million expression of interest and nomination forms bought for him by a group.On Wednesday, a group known as known as the National Coordinator of Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN) presented a cheque of N45 million to Adams Oshiomhole, [...]

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    ‘If Buhari is uncompromising, why is Adeosun still a minister?’ — Atiku’s aide tackles Femi Adesina

‘If Buhari is uncompromising, why is Adeosun still a minister?’ — Atiku’s aide tackles Femi Adesina

Paul Ibe, media adviser to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, says it is curious that President Muhammadu Buhari is deemed uncompromising while Kemi Adeosun, accused of certificate forgery, remains minister of finance.The former vice-president had said Buhari is “very uncompromising, power drunk (and) will not be ready to leave power without a fight".But Femi Adesina, the president's spokesman, said his principal [...]

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    Buhari seeks China’s support on Mambilla power project

Buhari seeks China’s support on Mambilla power project

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sought support from the Chinese government for the speedy completion of the Mambilla power project in Taraba state.In November 2017, the federal government and Chinese contractors signed a N2.1 trillion (about $5.792 billion) contract deal in Abuja to execute the 3050 megawatts (MW) Mambilla hydropower project.The project was first awarded in 2007 under President Olusegun [...]

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    Group pays N45m for Buhari’s nomination form

Group pays N45m for Buhari’s nomination form

A group known as the National Coordinator of  Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network  (NCAN) has presented a cheque of N45 million to Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the purchase of  presidential nomination form for President Muhammadu Buhari.Presenting the cheque at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja on Wednesday, Sanusi Musa, coordinator of the group, [...]

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    This is how NOT to choose Nigeria’s next president

This is how NOT to choose Nigeria’s next president

The race to 2019 began in 2015, but the last lap of this marathon started in 2018, with the scheming and plotting getting thicker and thicker by every passing day. Everyone wants to be president!Muhammadu Buhari, Bukola Saraki, Atiku Abubakar, Jonah Jang, Rabiu Kwankwanso, David Mark, Aminu Tambuwal, Donald Duke, Remi Sonaiya, Kingsley Moghalu, Omoyele Sowore, Fela Durotoye... by now, [...]

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    Atiku: Buhari, Osinbajo have different views on restructuring

Atiku: Buhari, Osinbajo have different views on restructuring

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy Yemi Osinbajo have lopsided views on restructuring.Abubakar said this in a tweet on Wednesday while reacting to Vice-President Osinbajo's view on state police."The president and his vice-president have asymmetrical views on restructuring. Thus, explains the lack of forthrightness on the matter by this government. This is a failed promise [...]

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    Atiku and Buhari: The rich also cry

Atiku and Buhari: The rich also cry

In 2011, a few days before the presidential election, a retired army general broke down in tears while lamenting the problems confronting Nigeria, same way every past president lamented before taking over power, either through bullets or ballots.The venue was the International Conference Centre, Abuja. General Buhari broke down in tears at the event organised by the party—to mark [...]

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    Buhari: Under me, Nigeria has benefitted projects worth over $5bn from China

Buhari: Under me, Nigeria has benefitted projects worth over $5bn from China

Nigeria's partnership with China through the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) has resulted in the execution of projects valued at over $5 billion in the last three years of the current administration.President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this on Tuesday in Beijing, capital of China, at the FOCAC round table meeting, attended by African leaders and Chinese President Xi Jinping.The president said [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Five questions for AGF Malami over N7bn lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: Five questions for AGF Malami over N7bn lawyers’ fee

Between 2013 and 2014, the federal government used the services of Enrico Monfrini and Christian Luscher, Swiss lawyers, to recover $321 million looted by Sani Abacha, late former head of state.The funds, recovered from Luxembourg, were domiciled with the attorney-general of Switzerland.The next step in completing the repatriation was for Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to write to [...]

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    Again, Buhari rejects electoral amendment bill

Again, Buhari rejects electoral amendment bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the electoral act amendment bill, 2018.This was disclosed by Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on electoral matters (senate).Enang said the president's decision had been communicated to the leadership of the national assembly via a letter."His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has by communication dated August 30, 2018, to the Senate [...]

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    Buhari: I don’t fear free and fair election… that’s what brought me here

Buhari: I don’t fear free and fair election… that’s what brought me here

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is a beneficiary of free and fair election, hence, he is not afraid of a level playing ground during the 2019 polls.He said this on Sunday while holding an interactive session with the Nigerian community in China.The president is in China for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.“I have no fear about free and fair [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari arrives Beijing for China-Africa summit

PHOTOS: Buhari arrives Beijing for China-Africa summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Beijing for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.The summit, which will be attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and other African leaders, is scheduled to hold from September 3 to 4.Nine ministers and four state governors are among the top government officials on the president’s entourage.Buhari’s first engagement in Beijing will be an interactive [...]

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    I’ll always uphold the rule of law, says Buhari after backlash

I’ll always uphold the rule of law, says Buhari after backlash

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will always uphold the sanctity of the rule of law in governing the country.Buhari said this after widespread criticism that national security is superior to the rule of law.Speaking during a meeting with German Chancellor Angel Merkel on Friday, Buhari said the rule of law embodies all the rightful mechanisms for conflict resolution, both [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari off to China with wife, daughter

PHOTOS: Buhari off to China with wife, daughter

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, and Halima, one of his daughters, accompanied him on his trip to China.Also in the delegation were nine governors, four senators and some presidential aides.While in China, Buhari is expected to attend the 7th summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation scheduled to hold from September 3 to September 4 in Beijing.Here are some pictures.[...]

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    Akpabio, four governors in Buhari’s delegation to China

Akpabio, four governors in Buhari’s delegation to China

Godswill Akpabio is among the four senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who will accompany President Muhammadu Buhari to China on Friday.Nine ministers and four state governors all elected on the platform of the APC are also among top government officials that will be on the President’s entourage.According to a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president would [...]

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