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    Falana: Buhari obeyed court orders as military head of state

Falana: Buhari obeyed court orders as military head of state

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says even when military dictators felt dissatisfied with court decisions which challenged their authority and set aside some of their policies, they never justified disobedience of court orders.In an essay released on Sunday, Falana said President Muhammadu Buhari obeyed court orders between 1984 and 1985 when he was military head of state.There has [...]

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    Tony Momoh: I don’t support disobeying court order, even if for national security

Tony Momoh: I don’t support disobeying court order, even if for national security

Tony Momoh, a former minister of information, says he does not support disobedience to court orders.Momoh said this in an interview with the PUNCH.The former minister was asked why the federal government did not release Omoyele Sowore after a court granted him bail.On December 6, the SaharaReporters publisher was rearrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) a [...]

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    Useni: Blame Buhari’s advisers for wrongs of the administration

Useni: Blame Buhari’s advisers for wrongs of the administration

Jeremiah Useni, a former senator representing Plateau south, says the advisers of President Muhammadu Buhari should be blamed for the wrongs of the administration.Useni said this while speaking with journalists in Jos on Friday.The former FCT minister said as president, Buhari does not take all the decisions by himself but depends on advisers to do that."As president, Buhari does not [...]

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    PRP: N37bn to renovate n’assembly? APC doesn’t care about the hungry!

PRP: N37bn to renovate n’assembly? APC doesn’t care about the hungry!

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) says the approval of N37 billion for the renovation of the the National Assembly Complex shows the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) does not care about the masses.There has been a nationwide outrage for the N37 billion allocated for renovation of the complex. The money is not part of the N128 billion budget of the federal [...]

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    ‘NDDC interim management will remain till after forensic audit’ — Buhari counters senate

‘NDDC interim management will remain till after forensic audit’ — Buhari counters senate

President Muhammadu Buhari says the interim management team of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will remain until the forensic audit of the agency's operations is completed.On November 5, Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the current management of the commission is void after the confirmation of the appointment of members of the agency’s board.He asked the president to inaugurate the [...]

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    Buhari swears in Ngige’s wife as permanent secretary

Buhari swears in Ngige’s wife as permanent secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has administered oath of office on nine federal permanent secretaries, including the wife of Chris Ngige, minister of labour.The permanent secretaries were sworn in in two batches of five and four before the commencement of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting at the presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.The nine permanent secretaries are Evelyn Ngige (south-south zone), Musa [...]

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    ‘Initially, it looked impossible’ — Lawan speaks on Jan-Dec budget cycle

‘Initially, it looked impossible’ — Lawan speaks on Jan-Dec budget cycle

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says initially, the January-December budget cycle looked impossible.He said this while speaking with reporters after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the 2020 appropriation bill into law.The senate president expressed optimism that the government would get the needed revenue to fund the budget."I take this opportunity to thank distinguished members of the National Assembly who committed and engaged [...]

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    Senate begins work on Buhari’s $30bn loan request

Senate begins work on Buhari’s $30bn loan request

The senate has begun work on the $30 billion loan request of President Muhammadu Buhari.This is coming a day after Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the president's request will be approved.At the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday, the request was referred to the senate committee on local and foreign loans after Yahaya Abdullahi, the senate leader, moved a motion on it."That [...]

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    Senate summons Aregbesola over visa-on-arrival policy

Senate summons Aregbesola over visa-on-arrival policy

The senate has summoned Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, over the visa-on-arrival policy announced by the federal government for all Africans.The upper legislative chamber also said it will domesticate the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA) signed by Nigeria in July.The resolutions of the senate followed a motion sponsored by Olubunmi Adetunmbi, senator representing Ekiti north.While moving the motion on [...]

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    Buhari: I won’t allow anyone use my name to canvass votes in 2023

Buhari: I won’t allow anyone use my name to canvass votes in 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not allow anyone seeking elective position use his name to canvass for votes in 2023.Buhari issued the warning when some of his aides, staff of the state house and Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, presented him a greeting card to commemorate his 77th birthday anniversary at the presidential villa, Abuja, [...]

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    ‘Happy birthday to my incorruptible GMB’  – Aisha Buhari calls husband ‘general’

‘Happy birthday to my incorruptible GMB’ – Aisha Buhari calls husband ‘general’

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    Lawan: Senate will approve Buhari’s $30bn loan request rejected under Saraki

Lawan: Senate will approve Buhari’s $30bn loan request rejected under Saraki

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative chamber will grant a multi-billion dollar loan request by President Muhammadu Buhari.Lawan said this on Monday while speaking with journalists at a luncheon in Abuja. He spoke on the achievements of the ninth senate since its inception in June.The loan request estimated at $29.960 billion was rejected by the senate in 2016 [...]

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    #NotTooYoungToRun: We’ll increase youths in elective office by 30% in 2023

#NotTooYoungToRun: We’ll increase youths in elective office by 30% in 2023

The #NotTooYoungToRun movement (NTYTR) says it will increase the number of youths with competence in elective office to at least 30% by 2023.In a statement issued after its leadership and strategy retreat, the movement said it has designed new models and scenarios for the 2023 elections.The #NotTooYoungToRun movement, coordinated by YIAGA Africa, also said it will build a grassroots movement [...]

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    A major general and a president

A major general and a president

The first time I heard the name, “Major General Muhammadu Buhari”, it was a compliment — as it were. That was on the evening of December 31, 1983. Early in the morning, we had woken up to martial music, followed by words that stuck to my head: “Fellow countrymen and women, I, Brigadier Sani Abacha of the Nigerian army, address [...]

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    ‘We’re resolved to beat evil’ — Buhari condemns killing of aid workers

‘We’re resolved to beat evil’ — Buhari condemns killing of aid workers

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of four aid workers by members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).Four out of the remaining five abducted aid workers of Action Against Hunger (AAH), an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), were reportedly killed on Friday.The insurgents blamed their action on an alleged breakdown of talks with the federal government.Reacting in [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: Buhari is not a dictator… he allows democracy even in his home

Yahaya Bello: Buhari is not a dictator… he allows democracy even in his home

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says President Muhammadu Buhari is not a dictator and that he allows democracy even in his home.Bello spoke to state house correspondents after a meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday.Buhari has been accused of being "a dictator" over alleged disregard for the rule of law.But the governor said the president, despite being a [...]

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