Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    I’ve been fair to south-east despite low votes I got from the zone, says Buhari

I’ve been fair to south-east despite low votes I got from the zone, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has been impartial in his appointments across the geopolitical zones despite the low number of votes he received from the south-east during the 2015 elections.Buhari made the comment in response to allegations of marginalisation of the Igbo in his appointments.The president touched on the matter during an interview aired on Arise Television on Monday.He said: "Somebody made [...]

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    Buhari: I’m not afraid of IGP… I’ll take action

Buhari: I’m not afraid of IGP… I’ll take action

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not changed the service chiefs in order to avoid "competition within the service."Buhari said this in a recorded interview that was aired by Arise TV Monday night.Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; Tukur Yusufu Buratai, chief of army staff, Ibok-EteIkwe Ibas, chief of naval staff; and Sadique Baba Abubakar, chief of air staff, [...]

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    Buhari’s integrity is legendary, says Lai

Buhari’s integrity is legendary, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari is legendary.Mohammed said this on Friday at the inauguration of those who will canvass votes for the re-election of Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The event held at the Buhari/Osinbajo Project 2019 Office in Ilorin, Kwara state.The minister said Buhari leveraged on his "legendary integrity" to reinvent governance.“These canvassers [...]

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    Buhari charges his supporters to redouble their efforts

Buhari charges his supporters to redouble their efforts

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the women and youth presidential campaign team led by Aisha, his wife.Speaking at the launch which took place at the presidential villa in Abuja, the president asked members of the team to embark on door-to-door campaign for the success of the party in the coming general election.“In carrying out this assignment, I expect from members of this [...]

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    Miyetti Allah asks Nigerians to reject Atiku

Miyetti Allah asks Nigerians to reject Atiku

Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a group of cattle breeders, has asked Nigerians to vote against Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), during the election.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Abdullahi Bodejo, national president of the group, accused Atiku of alleged hatred for Fulani.Bodejo said Atiku ought to be stripped of wazirin Adamawa, a prestigious traditional title."We are [...]

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    Bakare: I’ve told Buhari he’s 15th president, I’d be 16th (video)

Bakare: I’ve told Buhari he’s 15th president, I’d be 16th (video)

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he (Bakare) will become the 16th president of Nigeria.Bakare said President Buhari is the 15th president or head of state of the country, suggesting that he (Bakare) will be the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.The fiery preacher and lawyer [...]

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    PDP accuses Buhari’s family of diverting military funds, demands probe

PDP accuses Buhari’s family of diverting military funds, demands probe

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded a probe of President Muhammadu Buhari's family over an alleged diversion of military funds.In a statement on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, accused the president's family of diverting N1.032 trillion meant for the purchase of weapons for soldiers to acquire shares in 9 Mobile and Keystone Bank.The PDP spokesman also alleged that the [...]

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    Mbaka endorses Buhari for second term

Mbaka endorses Buhari for second term

Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of adoration ministry, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari's second term bid.Mbaka gave his endorsement in a New Year message to Nigerians.The Catholic priest said Nigeria has not had president who has undertaken agricultural programmes like Buhari.He said Buhari has addressed the herdsmen clashes between herdsmen and farmers and banditry."A president that is fighting corruption need to [...]

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    Charged to court by EFCC, Orji Kalu appointed into Buhari’s re-election team (full list)

Charged to court by EFCC, Orji Kalu appointed into Buhari’s re-election team (full list)

Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, has been appointed into the committee for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.Kalu, who is standing trial for corruption, has been out of the country on alleged health grounds.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed a N7.7 billion fraud trial against the ex-governor.The campaign team constituted by wife of the [...]

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    Buhari: Those who are unbiased can see progress made by Nigeria since 2015

Buhari: Those who are unbiased can see progress made by Nigeria since 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has made "sustainable progress in all areas of national life" since he took office in 2015.The president said the progress made by the country can be appreciated and seen by "those who are not biased".In his New Year message, he urged Nigerians to "overwhelmingly" re-elect him in 2019.The president said: "I appreciate your support and [...]

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    NLC: Shagari would have industrialised Nigeria if Buhari had not overthrown his govt

NLC: Shagari would have industrialised Nigeria if Buhari had not overthrown his govt

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the late Shehu Shagari as a patriot, nationalist, and president with respect for the dignity of labour.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said this in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday in Abuja.Wabba said Shagari would have industrialised Nigeria if he had not been removed in a coup led by Muhammadu Buhari in [...]

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    Saraki: I insist 2019 budget is hopeless

Saraki: I insist 2019 budget is hopeless

Senate President Bukola Saraki has insisted that the 2019 budget proposal of N8.83 trillion presented to a joint session of the national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari is "hopeless."In an interview with THISDAY, Saraki said the proposal is not only hopeless but deceptive.The senate president first made the comment when he hosted some civil society organisations (CSOs) in Abuja on [...]

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    Akpabio asks PDP governors to surrender their states before 2019 polls

Akpabio asks PDP governors to surrender their states before 2019 polls

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, has advised governors elected under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to surrender their states before the 2019 elections.Akpabio said this on Friday while speaking at the flag off of the All Progressives Congress (APC)l campaign for the 2019 general election.The senator representing Akwa Ibom north west said the forthcoming election is all [...]

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    Galadima: Buhari will not be Nigeria’s president by May 29

Galadima: Buhari will not be Nigeria’s president by May 29

Buba Galadima, a spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation, says Muhammadu Buhari will not be Nigeria's president come May 29.Galadima said this while speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Wednesday.He made the comment in reaction to a statement by Ayo Arise, a former Ekiti senator, who said the president has integrity.But the PDP [...]

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    Saraki on Adeyanju’s arrest: Have we receded to military rule?

Saraki on Adeyanju’s arrest: Have we receded to military rule?

Senate President Bukola Saraki says it sems like the country has gone back to the period of military rule.Saraki said this while calling for the release of Deji Adeyanju, convener of Concerned Nigerians.On December 13, the police arrested Adeyanju for a murder case that he and some of his associates were discharged and acquitted for 2009.He initially stood trial for [...]

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    Osinbajo: We’ll stop importing rice by 2019

Osinbajo: We’ll stop importing rice by 2019

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria will stop importing rice by next year.According to Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Osinbajo said this on Sunday at the palace of Musa Dogonkadai, the Seriki of the Hausa community in Agege, Lagos.He said leaders of those countries help their farmers to expand their farms so that they [...]

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