Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Osinbajo: Buhari has ensured nobody steals money from treasury

Osinbajo: Buhari has ensured nobody steals money from treasury

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari has ensured that nobody steals from the nation's treasury.In a statement on Monday by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, Osinbajo said the country's major problem before the current administration came in was that people were stealing from the treasury.The vice-president said once the country is able [...]

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    ‘It’s a slap on our country’ — reactions over Buhari’s failure to submit credentials to INEC

‘It’s a slap on our country’ — reactions over Buhari’s failure to submit credentials to INEC

Nigerians on social media have been reacting to the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to submit his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2019 elections.This is the second time the president would not submit his credentials to the electoral body. In 2014, he said his  academic certificates were with the military board. He repeated [...]

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    ‘Atiku will win in 2019’ — The Economist predicts loss for Buhari again

‘Atiku will win in 2019’ — The Economist predicts loss for Buhari again

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research unit of The Economist Magazine, says Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.The London-based magazine made the prediction in its latest country report on Nigeria. This is coming less than two months after it had predicted that Buhari would lose the election.“Mr. Buhari is [...]

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    Fashola: Reelecting Buhari will ensure return of power to south-west in 2023

Fashola: Reelecting Buhari will ensure return of power to south-west in 2023

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has urged the people of south-west to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections to guarantee a return of power to the region in 2023.The minister said this at a special town hall meeting on infrastructure organised by the ministry information and the National Orientation Agency (NOA).Lai Mohammed, minister of [...]

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    IGP summons Akwa Ibom PDP leaders over ‘destruction of Buhari’s campaign materials’

IGP summons Akwa Ibom PDP leaders over ‘destruction of Buhari’s campaign materials’

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has summoned some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Akwa Ibom state to Abuja over the violence which led to the destruction of some campaign materials of President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection bid.Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PDP clashed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, earlier in the month.Ini Okpodio, chairman of [...]

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    AFRICMIL sues Buhari over withdrawal of $496m for purchase of Tucano aircraft

AFRICMIL sues Buhari over withdrawal of $496m for purchase of Tucano aircraft

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a civil society organisation, has filed a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari over the purchase of 12 Tucano aircraft worth $496 million without the approval of the national assembly.The funds were withdrawn from the excess crude account (ECA)The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1179/2018 has the senate president, the senate, speaker of the house [...]

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    Senate confirms Buhari’s nominee after 18 months, adjourns sitting till Nov 6

Senate confirms Buhari’s nominee after 18 months, adjourns sitting till Nov 6

The senate has confirmed Lanre Gbajabiamila as director-general of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC).Gbajabiamila was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari 18 months ago.The upper legislative chamber also confirmed some other nominees of Buhari. They were confirmed after the lawmakers considered reports of the committee on youth and sports and establishment on Wednesday.The appointment of Bello Tukur as chairman of the [...]

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    Buhari: Those who feel they have another country may choose to go

Buhari: Those who feel they have another country may choose to go

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians who feel they have another country may choose to go.According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said this when he received Kwara state All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates for the 2019 polls.Adesina quoted Buhari to have said he and others who do not have another country would stay back and salvage Nigeria together.“You don’t have to [...]

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    Magu to Nigerians: Whether you vote Buhari’s government or not — be vigilant in 2019

Magu to Nigerians: Whether you vote Buhari’s government or not — be vigilant in 2019

Ibrahim Magu, acting-chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has asked Nigerians to be vigilant in 2019.Speaking in Gombe state on Monday, the anti-graft czar said vigilance is important whether Nigerians vote for the current administration or change leadership.He also appealed to every Nigerian to take ownership of the fight against corruption.“As we move closer to the general elections where [...]

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    Gumi: Once Obasanjo decides, it is our duty to follow

Gumi: Once Obasanjo decides, it is our duty to follow

In this interview journalists, Ahmad Gumi, one of the clerics who accompanied former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar during the reconciliation with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, says there is nothing controversial about his trip to Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. He said most of the critics of the trip were on social media which he said has been infested by the agents of [...]

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    Kanu’s deputy: My leader didn’t agree with any politician to work against Buhari

Kanu’s deputy: My leader didn’t agree with any politician to work against Buhari

Uche Mefor, deputy leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says Nnamdi Kanu did not reach any agreement to work against President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection.Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, had said Kanu vowed to work against the reelection of Buhari when they spoke via telephone on Saturday.But in a statement, Mefor said Fani-Kayode's claim is "crude tactics" [...]

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    Lai Mohammed: Why Buhari talks to foreign media

Lai Mohammed: Why Buhari talks to foreign media

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says President Muhammadu Buhari engages foreign media organisations to allow them to know the true position of things and the administration's achievements which are being downplayed.The minister made this known in London on Friday after an engagement with the Royal African Society, a body founded in 1990 to promote relations between the UK and Africa.Mohammed [...]

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    APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to cause violence in the state.Speaking with reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday, the governor said he had been briefed on the alleged plans but they will all end in futility.Udom said the [...]

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    Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says job creation is what he does best.The 71-year-old former vice-president said this ahead of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) release of labour statistics, expected Thursday, October 18 and Monday, November 6, 2018."The most effective way to fight crime is to provide opportunity to create wealth, because poverty [...]

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    DEFENDING NAIRA: Foreign reserves fall by $2.1bn in 30 days

DEFENDING NAIRA: Foreign reserves fall by $2.1bn in 30 days

Nigeria's foreign exchange reserves have declined by $2.15 billion in the last 30 days, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) position itself in defence of the naira.Since the United States Federal Reserves raised interest rates on September 26, 2018, the Nigerian reserves have dropped by $1,541,891,539, as investors continue voting their monies out of the Nigerian economy.The reserves moved [...]

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    Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has scrapped the payment of education taxes in primary and secondary schools.Fayemi made this known on Wednesday at a town hall meeting held in Ido-Ekiti.In 2015, Ayodele Fayose, former governor of the state, had introduced the levy where pupils in private and public schools were mandated to pay N1000 and N500 respectively.But the new governor [...]

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