Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Let’s be shinning examples, Buhari tells APC leaders

Let’s be shinning examples, Buhari tells APC leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to be good examples to others as the party prepares for its primary elections.Buhari said this while speaking at the party's national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday in Abuja.The president said the primary elections must be in compliance with the constitution."As we stand on the threshold [...]

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    Soyinka to Buhari: Rulers who tried to annul rule of law paid heavily

Soyinka to Buhari: Rulers who tried to annul rule of law paid heavily

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says those who tried to alter the rule of law paid heavily for this.The literary scholar was responding on Thursday to President Muhammadu Buhari's position that "national security" is superior to the the rule of law.Buhari said this at the 2018 annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja.But Soyinka disagreed, recalling human rights [...]

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    We’re nervously monitoring Brexit, Buhari tells May as Nigeria, UK sign new agreements

We’re nervously monitoring Brexit, Buhari tells May as Nigeria, UK sign new agreements

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country is 'nervously monitoring' the proceedings of Brexit.The president made this statement on Wednesday when Theresa May, British prime minister, paid him a visit in the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, Abuja.Both countries also signed two agreements on defence and security partnership as well as Economic Development Forum.In his remarks, Buhari said Nigeria and [...]

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    Uduaghan attends APC caucus meeting at Aso Rock

Uduaghan attends APC caucus meeting at Aso Rock

Emmanuel Uduaghan, former governor of Delta state, on Tuesday attended an All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.Uduaghan is aspiring to represent Delta south senatorial zone in 2019.He had been a member of PDP since 1998.The meeting which started about 8:20pm is holding at the Aso Rock villa in Abuja.The caucus is deliberating on the [...]

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    Ozekhome: A lawless government hides under national security to promote dubious agenda

Ozekhome: A lawless government hides under national security to promote dubious agenda

Mike Ozekhome, human rights lawyer, says  “national security or national interest is a veritable smokescreen under which a tyrannical and lawless government hides to promote its dubious agenda against the hapless masses".He said this while expressing dissatisfaction with the position of President Muhammadu Buhari that national interest should be elevated above the rule of law.Buhari said this in his opening remarks [...]

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    PDP: Buhari cheapened his office during woeful US outing

PDP: Buhari cheapened his office during woeful US outing

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the reported comment  of US President Donald Trump describing President Muhammadu Buhari as lifeless has exposed Nigeria to ridicule.According to Financial Times, the US leader made the remark after receiving the Nigerian leader in April.Trump had reportedly said he does not want to meet anyone as "lifeless' as Buhari again.In a statement on Monday, [...]

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    INEC budget: N’assembly committee rejects N189bn, okays N143bn for 2019 polls

INEC budget: N’assembly committee rejects N189bn, okays N143bn for 2019 polls

The national assembly joint committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has adopted N143 billion for the 2019 elections.The committee adopted the amount which President Muhammadu Buhari presented to the legislature in July but refused to approve N45.6bn proposed to be vired from the 2019 budget.In a letter to the senate, Buhari requested that N189.2 billion be released to [...]

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    Buhari: We won’t sacrifice national security for rule of law

Buhari: We won’t sacrifice national security for rule of law

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not sacrifice issues of national security for the rule of law.The president said this on Sunday while delivering an address at the opening of the 2018 annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja.He said the rights of those who threaten national security does not take priority in place of [...]

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    Buhari asks troops to be ruthless with bandits

Buhari asks troops to be ruthless with bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged military personnel saddled with the task of fighting bandits in Zamfara to be "as ruthless as humanly possible" in carrying out their assignment.The president gave the charge when he addressed the 1000-strong military force at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina, on Saturday.The federal government had, on July 29, assembled military personnel, comprising the [...]

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    Nigeria, Atiku and the Mandela option

Nigeria, Atiku and the Mandela option

BY ETHELBERT OKERE The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari presidency would have since began to concoct another lie to tell the people of the Southeast, if you like, the Igbo following, the recent declaration by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, that he will do only one term of four years if elected president next year.Atiku, unarguably the most [...]

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    Shehu Sani pledges support for Buhari’s re-election bid, gives reason for not leaving APC

Shehu Sani pledges support for Buhari’s re-election bid, gives reason for not leaving APC

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, on Thursday paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state.Speaking with journalists after a closed-door meeting with Buhari, Sani said he visited the president's country home to pledge his support for his re-election bid.The lawmaker said they spoke about the need for the party to be united."I am also here to [...]

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    Sadly, Nigeria has a Pinocchio for a vice-president

Sadly, Nigeria has a Pinocchio for a vice-president

The recent comments by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo that the administration of which he is a part of has achieved much more than the Jonathan government is another in a long line of lies that the Vice President has come to be known for.It beats my imagination why a man who claims to be an ordained pastor would have a [...]

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    Keyamo: Since 1960, no government has touched lives of the poor like Buhari’s

Keyamo: Since 1960, no government has touched lives of the poor like Buhari’s

Festus Keyamo, human rights lawyer, says since 1960 no government has touched the lives of the poor like the one led by President Muhammadu Buhari.Keyamo, director Media, Buhari Campaign Organisation, made this known in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, at the inauguration of Buhari/Osinbajo Project 2019.Keyamo, who delivered a lecture at the occasion said the previous administrations established the worst system of [...]

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    Buhari: Opposition can’t distract our good work

Buhari: Opposition can’t distract our good work

President Muhammadu Buhari says opposition cannot distract his administration from the good work it is doing for the benefit and development of Nigeria.He said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has the full understanding of Nigeria’s challenges and is encouraged by the support of Nigerians in addressing them.Buhari said this when he received some governors of the party accompanied by [...]

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    Why Buhari’s ‘800m walk’ makes both his health and age legitimate campaign issues

Why Buhari’s ‘800m walk’ makes both his health and age legitimate campaign issues

Do public officials owe the public full disclosures about their health status? Does the age of a political leader really matter when it comes to the leader performing his/her statutory duties?Answers to the above questions have never been straightforward even in countries like the USA and the UK where the public’s right to know can sometimes verge on intrusions into [...]

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    Atiku: I regularly jog more than a mile but won’t ask Nigerians to elect me based on that

Atiku: I regularly jog more than a mile but won’t ask Nigerians to elect me based on that

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has taunted President Muhammadu Buhari over the comment that the president is fit for another term because he trekked a distance of 800 meters in Daura, Katsina state, on Tuesday.The issue of Buhari's health has generated controversy, with some of his critics asking the president not to seek another term based on his health condition.Last year, [...]

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