Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    ‘Come to Nigeria and prosper’ — Buhari woos UAE investors

‘Come to Nigeria and prosper’ — Buhari woos UAE investors

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged investors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to invest in Nigeria.The president spoke on Monday while meeting groups of investors on the sidelines of the annual investment meeting in Dubai.According to Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, Buhari assured the investors of handsome returns within a short time.“Come to Nigeria and prosper. Come and have [...]

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    Dear Mr President, two new descriptions of your anti-corruption war and a toxicity that cannot be over

Dear Mr President, two new descriptions of your anti-corruption war and a toxicity that cannot be over

Dear Mr President, to protect the supremacy of the rule of law, you had us fighting for a former National Security Adviser, who is alleged to have shared money meant to arm our troops among his cronies while insurgents killed and maimed innocent Nigerians. By the time an Ibo separatist with a penchant for using strong language against other tribes [...]

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    Buhari: No Nigerian territory under Boko Haram’s control

Buhari: No Nigerian territory under Boko Haram’s control

President Muhammadu Buhari says no part of the country is under the control of Boko Haram insurgents. He said this while delivering his remarks at the world economic forum on the Middle East and North Africa.“Today, I am pleased to say no territory in the Federal Republic of Nigeria is held or controlled by Boko Haram,” he said.“We are extremely grateful [...]

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    ‘Yari has failed us’ — protesters troop to Aso Rock over Zamfara killings

‘Yari has failed us’ — protesters troop to Aso Rock over Zamfara killings

Some protesters marched to the presidential villa in Abuja on Saturday over the persistent killings in Zamfara state.Suspected armed bandits have killed many people in the state.On Friday, Sanusi Rikiji, speaker of the state house assembly, went on a condolence visit to Kaura Namoda emirate where at least 50 members of the civilian joint task force (CJTF) were killed in [...]

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    Ozekhome: Onnoghen resigned because the cabal had sealed his fate

Ozekhome: Onnoghen resigned because the cabal had sealed his fate

Mike Ozekhome, human rights lawyer, says Walter Onnoghen resigned as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) because he knew his fate had been pre-determined by the cabal.Onnoghen turned in his resignation letter on Thursday, a day after the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended that he be compulsorily retired.In a piece Ozekhome wrote on the travails of the former CJN, the senior lawyer [...]

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    Buhari worried over annual loss of ‘N400bn’ to medical tourism

Buhari worried over annual loss of ‘N400bn’ to medical tourism

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over the country's huge loss to medical tourism.Speaking on Thursday at the inauguration of senior executive course (SEC) 41 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau state, the president said the country loses about N400 billion to medical tourism annually.He was represented by Simon Lalong, Plateau governor,The event had [...]

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    Buhari off to Jordan, Dubai for economic summits

Buhari off to Jordan, Dubai for economic summits

President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to participate at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa scheduled to hold in Amman, Jordan.In a statement on Thursday, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media, said Buhari is participating in the event based on an invitation by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.Adesina said the [...]

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    Saraki to Buhari: You’ve been misinformed about debts payable to states

Saraki to Buhari: You’ve been misinformed about debts payable to states

Senate President Bukola Saraki has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he must have been misinformed about debts payable to some states.The senate president said this on the back of a statement attributed to the president that the national assembly inflated debts meant to be paid to deserving states.The president had on Tuesday said the total amount approved by the national [...]

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    Buhari directs finance ministry to sell all recovered assets

Buhari directs finance ministry to sell all recovered assets

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the ministry of finance, led by Zainab Ahmed, to sell all recovered and liability-free assets in six months.A number of politicians and former government officials will be affected by this because some assets have been seized in the course of the war against corruption embarked on by the Buhari administration.Speaking on Tuesday while briefing the [...]

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    Buhari vows to prosecute killers of Kolade Johnson

Buhari vows to prosecute killers of Kolade Johnson

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to prosecute the killers of Kolade Johnson, a football fan, who was a victim of the March 31 fatal shooting in Lagos.The president also regretted the action of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) operatives from the state police command, which he described as unfortunate and avoidable.Johnson was a victim of a stray bullet when SARS officers [...]

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    Okorocha: Oshiomhole has reduced APC to a regional party

Okorocha: Oshiomhole has reduced APC to a regional party

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might have serious setback in 2023 due to the leadership style of Adams Oshiomhole, its national chairman.Speaking on Monday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, the governor said the national chairman has reduced the APC to a regional minority party in [...]

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    N’assembly transmits CAMA to Buhari

N’assembly transmits CAMA to Buhari

The national assembly has transmitted the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.Bukola Saraki, the senate president, made this known in a series of tweets on Sunday.The bill, which is designed to improve the ease of doing business, will make it possible to register a company from any part of the world."The 8th @NASSNigeria's Bill [...]

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    Housing sector suffered setback ‘when ministry got merged with power’

Housing sector suffered setback ‘when ministry got merged with power’

Festus Adebayo, a real estate expert, says the housing sector suffered when the housing ministry was merged.Upon assumption of office in 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari merged the housing ministry with power and works.Speaking with journalists at the weekend, Adebayo said having a ministry for housing is instrumental to the development of the sector.The expert urged the government to look into the [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria facing challenge of meeting domestic food requirements

Buhari: Nigeria facing challenge of meeting domestic food requirements

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has continued to face the challenge of meeting domestic food requirements and providing raw materials for the manufacturing sector and export.The president made the statement on Saturday at the opening of the 40th Kaduna international trade fair, organised by the Kaduna chambers of commerce, industry, mines and agriculture (KADCCIMA).NAN reports that the fair had the theme, [...]

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    Buhari on appointments: Every part of Nigeria will have a sense of belonging

Buhari on appointments: Every part of Nigeria will have a sense of belonging

President Muhammadu Buhari says every part of the country will be represented in the allocation of political offices in his second term.The president gave this assurance on Friday when he received the leadership of the Christain Association of Nigeria (CAN).Samson Ayokunle, CAN president who led the delegation, had urged the president to see himself as the father of all."Having been [...]

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    Buhari absent at Tinubu’s colloquium

Buhari absent at Tinubu’s colloquium

President Muhammadu Buhari is absent at the colloquium of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The colloquium holds annually to mark the birthday of the former Lagos governor.This year's colloquium, which has the theme "Next Level: Work For People", is ongoing at the International Conference Center (ICC), Abuja .It is not clear why the president [...]

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