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Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    The unconstitutionality of Buhari’s executive order 10

The unconstitutionality of Buhari’s executive order 10

On the 20th of May, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Executive Order No 10. According to the tenor of the Order, it is meant to give effect to the provisions of the 1999 Constitution as altered by the 4th Alteration Act, No.4 of 2017 which guarantees financial autonomy for the judiciary and the legislature at the state level. In [...]

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    Senator: Umar Dangiwa’s letter on lopsided appointments meaningless

Senator: Umar Dangiwa’s letter on lopsided appointments meaningless

Ajibola Basiru, spokesman of the senate, says the letter written by Umar Dangiwa, former military administrator of Kaduna, on alleged lopsided appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari is filled with "political platitudes not statistics". Basiru said this after he was asked by journalists on Tuesday if the senate is an "accomplice" in the president's decision to pick appointees from the north. In [...]

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    ‘I’ll remain consistent with you’ — Buhari assures Adesina

‘I’ll remain consistent with you’ — Buhari assures Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, of his support in his bid to get re-elected. Adesina visited the president on Tuesday at the presidential villa in Aso Rock. "In 2015, when you were to be elected for the first term, I wrote to all African leaders, recommending you for the position," a statement by Femi [...]

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    Buhari replaces another dead nominee on Federal Character Commission board

Buhari replaces another dead nominee on Federal Character Commission board

President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced another dead nominee on the board of the Federal Character Commission (FCC). In a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday, the president said Daniel James Kolo, the nominee from Kwara state, died on May 19. Buhari named James Gia Kolo as his replacement. "In compliance with provision [...]

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    Dangiwa’s letter

Dangiwa’s letter

"At this time and in the light of all that have happened since you took office, any conversation with you Mr. President cannot gloss over the chaos that has overtaken appointments into government offices in your administration. All those who wish you and the country well must mince no words in warning you that Nigeria has become dangerously polarized and [...]

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    PTF makes recommendations to Buhari on reopening schools, places of worship

PTF makes recommendations to Buhari on reopening schools, places of worship

As Nigeria prepares to end the second phase of the eased lockdown on Monday, the federal government is considering opening up more sectors of the polity. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, said this on Sunday after the PTF submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the PTF [...]

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    Buhari extends appointment of appeal court’s acting president

Buhari extends appointment of appeal court’s acting president

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the appointment of Monica Dongban-Mensem as the acting president of the court of appeal. In March, Buhari had appointed Dongban-Mensem for a period of three months. In a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said Buhari has approved an extension of her appointment for an additional three [...]

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    Post-coronavirus, Africa’s manufacturing moment

Post-coronavirus, Africa’s manufacturing moment

Across the world, as countries and economies slowly reopen, Africa lags behind. We were last to experience the coronavirus—and we expect to be the final continent to flatten the curve. Some may say it is too early, that the crisis still too deep and the recovery too distant to dwell upon the future. But that is wrong. In times of global [...]

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    Buhari: Close to a billion dollars stolen under Abacha

Buhari: Close to a billion dollars stolen under Abacha

President Muhammadu Buhari says close to one billion dollars was stolen from Nigeria "under a previous, undemocratic junta in the 1990s". In an article published in Newsweek, a US based publication, the Nigerian leader thanked countries that have returned the looted funds back to Nigeria. Although Buhari did not mention the name of Sani Abacha directly, it was clear that he was [...]

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    Ekweremadu kicks against executive order on state judiciary, legislature

Ekweremadu kicks against executive order on state judiciary, legislature

Ike Ekweremadu, senator representing Enugu west, has faulted the executive order of President Muhammadu Buhari on financial autonomy for the legislature and judiciary in states. While signing the order last week, Buhari had said he would do everything to strengthen the principles and practice of democratic governance in the country. But the former deputy senate president said there was no need for the executive order [...]

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    Lai: Buhari taking Nigeria to the next level of irreversible change

Lai: Buhari taking Nigeria to the next level of irreversible change

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says President Muhammadu Buhari is taking the country to the next level of irreversible change. Speaking at a press conference to mark the first anniversary of the second term of Buhari on Thursday, Mohammed said the president got reelected because of his performance. The minister said under Buhari's leadership, Nigeria is going to join the comity of [...]

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    Senate: We are not too quick in approving Buhari’s loan requests

Senate: We are not too quick in approving Buhari’s loan requests

Ajibola Basiru, spokesman of the senate, says the upper legislative chamber is not quick to approve loan requests of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking with journalists after plenary on Thursday, Basiru said the last loan request by the executive took the senators about six weeks of scrutiny before approval was granted. Basiru spoke hours after President Muhammadu Buhari sent a letter, seeking a $5.5 [...]

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    ‘Nigerians have experienced change’– presidency lists ‘Buhari’s achievements’ in 5 years

‘Nigerians have experienced change’– presidency lists ‘Buhari’s achievements’ in 5 years

The presidency says the administration of Muhammadu Buhari in the past five years has made impact on all aspects of Nigerian life.  Buhari was sworn in for a second term on May 29, 2019, and on Friday, he will clock five years as Nigeria's president. Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman who released a fact-sheet of the achievements of the president in five years, said [...]

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    Buhari, reopen every of our national life now!

Buhari, reopen every of our national life now!

When covid-19 first sneaked in—through our borders as we would sneak out of our parents’ houses when men were boys to go attend parties,we all screamed up to the firmament that all our borders should be completely closed, looking for tailor-made solutions considering our peculiarities as a people, but those in the corridors of power would not bulge, because of [...]

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    Buhari appoints Ebonyi REC as NECO registrar

Buhari appoints Ebonyi REC as NECO registrar

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Godswill Obioma as the registrar and chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Examination Council (NECO). This comes two days after the president fired Charles Uwakwe from the position. Uwakwe was suspended in May 2018 over alleged mismanagement of N25 billion. Until his appointment, Obioma was the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Ebonyi [...]

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    ‘There’ll be severe penalties’ — Buhari signs amended order on foreign assets taxation

‘There’ll be severe penalties’ — Buhari signs amended order on foreign assets taxation

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an amendment to executive order 8 on voluntary offshore assets regularisation scheme (VOARS).  First signed in October, 2018, the order grants offshore assets owners a 12-month window to declare and pay tax on their assets.  It is similar to the voluntary assets and income declaration scheme (VAIDS) backed by an executive order signed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo [...]

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