Friday, January 18, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    ‘I’m not responsible for the failure of this govt’ — Jonathan blasts Garba Shehu

‘I’m not responsible for the failure of this govt’ — Jonathan blasts Garba Shehu

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says it is unfair to blame for him for the "failure" of President Muhammadu Buhari to inspire confidence in investors within his first six months in office.He said this while responding to the comments made by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, when he featured on Channels Television earlier on Monday.Shehu had said Jonathan directed members of his cabinet [...]

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    VIDEO: Minsters, SGF join Buhari as he cuts 76th birthday cake

VIDEO: Minsters, SGF join Buhari as he cuts 76th birthday cake

President Muhammadu Buhari cut a cake at the presidential villa in Abuja to commemorate his 76th birthday.Buhari turned 76 on Monday.Among those who joined him were Abba Kyari, his chief of staff; Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation; Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance; Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and planning.Below is a video:https://twitter.com/BashirAhmaad/status/1074647821746352128 [...]

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    CUPP asks lawmakers to boycott Buhari’s budget presentation

CUPP asks lawmakers to boycott Buhari’s budget presentation

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has asked members of the national assembly to boycott the budget presentation of President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.In a statement by Imo Ugochinyere, its national spokesman, the coalition accused Buhari of disrespecting resolutions made by the parliament.CUPP said Buhari does not deserve the company of democrats because attending the budget presentation would imply supporting [...]

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    Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria, says Jonathan

Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria, says Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says President Muhammadu Buhari has been of great service to the country.Jonathan said this on Sunday in a goodwill message to Buhari on his 76th birthday.He said the president has contributed much to the development of the country, having served in different offices.The former president prayed for good health and more productive years for Buhari."Yours has been [...]

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    We must wipe out Boko Haram, says Buhari

We must wipe out Boko Haram, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the battle against Boko Haram is a fight to the finish and the insurgents will be wiped out from the region.The president said this at the extra-ordinary summit of heads of state and government of the Lake Chad basin commission and Benin in Abuja on Saturday.He lamented that the region had suffered decades of neglect and [...]

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    NEDG: We weren’t influenced to exclude any party from presidential debate

NEDG: We weren’t influenced to exclude any party from presidential debate

The Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) has refuted claims that it deliberately excluded some political parties from the presidential and vice presidential debates for the 2019 elections.The vice-presidential debate holds on Friday, while the presidential debate is slated for January 19, 2019.In a statement signed by Eddie Emesiri, executive secretary, NEDG, the group said both it and the Broadcasting [...]

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    2018 Electoral Act: What Buhari should do

2018 Electoral Act: What Buhari should do

It is in moments like this, when elections are fast approaching, that you see the really immature democratic character of Nigerians. The desperation, the reckless vituperation, the unbridled partisanship show that Nigerians do not realise that elections, as a former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Ghandi, once said, should not be so much about those who win or lose as about [...]

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    Timi Frank to UK, US: Buhari’s critics being hurled into jail, call him to order

Timi Frank to UK, US: Buhari’s critics being hurled into jail, call him to order

Timi Frank, a former deputy spokesman of All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on the US, UK, European Union and the UN to call President Muhammadu Buhari to order over alleged harassment of the opposition.Frank made the appeal in a statement he issued on Thursday.The former deputy spokesman of the APC said there is a "plot to arrest" Nnamdi Okonkwo, [...]

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    Garba Shehu: We don’t take Obasanjo seriously anymore

Garba Shehu: We don’t take Obasanjo seriously anymore

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the presidency no longer takes the utterances of former President Olusegun Obasanjo seriously.Shehu said this during an interactive session with reporters in Abuja on Wednesday.He said he was not in anyway surprised that the former president was reported to have maintained neutrality at a forum, but later backtracked that he never said [...]

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    ‘Over 20,000’ APC members in Akwa Ibom defect to PDP

‘Over 20,000’ APC members in Akwa Ibom defect to PDP

Mass defection has hit the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom state as “over 20,000” of its members have reportedly defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The defectors were led by the chapter and ward chairmen from 16 local government areas of the state.Joseph Ama and other former APC chapter chairmen who spoke separately during the event at the [...]

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    Accord Party presidential candidate asks Nigerians to reject Buhari, Atiku

Accord Party presidential candidate asks Nigerians to reject Buhari, Atiku

Isaac Ositelu , presidential candidate of the Accord Party (AP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar of being among those who plunged Nigeria to its current state of “misery and hopelessness”.In a statement, Ositelu urged voters to “reject” Buhari and Atiku, two of the most popular contenders in the 2019 presidential election, saying that is the only way [...]

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    Buhari willing to plunge Nigeria into crisis, says CUPP on rejection of electoral bill

Buhari willing to plunge Nigeria into crisis, says CUPP on rejection of electoral bill

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says by refusing to sign the electoral amendment bill into law, President Muhammadu Buhari is willing to plunge the country into crisis.In a letter to the national assembly, the president said signing the bill into law could “create uncertainty and confusion during the forthcoming elections."Buhari said an amendment to the law close to [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Why Buhari rejected electoral amendment bill

EXCLUSIVE: Why Buhari rejected electoral amendment bill

President Muhammadu Buhari says he rejected the electoral amendment bill because it could affect the 2019 elections.The president said this in a letter sent to the national assembly.In the letter obtained by TheCable, the president said signing the bill into law could "create uncertainty and confusion" during the forthcoming elections."Pursuant to section 58 (4) of constitution of the Federal Republic [...]

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    VIDEO: Aisha Buhari asks Nigerians to fight the ‘two men hindering this government’

VIDEO: Aisha Buhari asks Nigerians to fight the ‘two men hindering this government’

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has challenged Nigerian men to stand up to the two people who are allegedly hindering the progress of her husband's administration.The president's wife said this at a national women leadership summit organised by Project 4+4 for Buhari & Osinbajo 2019, a political group.Although she did not mention the names of the two persons, she [...]

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    EFCC witch-hunting us, says Akwa Ibom

EFCC witch-hunting us, says Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom state government has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of witch-hunting it.Charles Udoh, commissioner of information, said this in a statement issued on Thursday.The commission was accused of attempting to soil the reputation of Udom Emmanuel, the governor."The attention of the Akwa Ibom State Government has been drawn to a December 5, 2018 publication on [...]

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    2019: ’16 years of PDP was disastrous’ – group fires back at Atiku

2019: ’16 years of PDP was disastrous’ – group fires back at Atiku

The Peoples Rights Assembly (PRA), a group has fired back at Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over his claim that the best Nigeria enjoyed was under the PDP government.Atiku said this in Ibadan earlier in the week at the south-west zonal presidential rally of the party.He said he headed the best economy team between [...]

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