Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Don’t challenge Buhari’s victory, Dangiwa Umar advises Atiku

Don’t challenge Buhari’s victory, Dangiwa Umar advises Atiku

Dangiwa Umar, founder of the Movement for Unity and Progress (MUP), has advised Atiku Abubakar not to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari's victory in the election.Atiku, candidate of the opposing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had described the outcome of the election as worst in the history of the country— with his party set to challenge the result in court.Reacting in a [...]

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    Jibrin: Buhari, APC will decide new national assembly leaders

Jibrin: Buhari, APC will decide new national assembly leaders

Abdulmumuni Jibrin, a house of reps member from Kano state, says leaders of All Progressive Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari will play major roles in determining the leadership of the national assembly.Jibrin, who was reelected to represent Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency in Kano, urged members of the APC in the 9th assembly to "suppress" their ambition and work together as [...]

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    ‘Is it because he patronises your hospitals?’ — group knocks UK for congratulating Buhari

‘Is it because he patronises your hospitals?’ — group knocks UK for congratulating Buhari

The Mandate Protection Vanguard (MPV), a pro-democracy group, has taken a swipe at Theresa May, UK prime minister, for congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari over his victory in the election.On Wednesday, the UK congratulated Buhari for winning a second term in office.Harriett Baldwin, UK’s minister of state for Africa, said Nigerians could have confidence in the outcome of the presidential [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Buhari likely to dissolve cabinet before May 29

Femi Adesina: Buhari likely to dissolve cabinet before May 29

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari will likely dissolve his cabinet before May 29.After assuming office in 2015, it took Buhari six months to unveil his cabinet and this attracted widespread criticisms.But speaking on Arise Television on Thursday, Adesina said the president will not spend a long time before choosing his cabinet members.He said the president had already [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari, Osinbajo receive certificates of return from INEC

PHOTOS: Buhari, Osinbajo receive certificates of return from INEC

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo have been presented with their certificate of return by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday.The event took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.Here are some pictures from the event:  [...]

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    INEC presents Buhari, Osinbajo with certificates of return

INEC presents Buhari, Osinbajo with certificates of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented certificate of return to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The president, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won a second term bid after polling over 15 million votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who secured over 12 million votes in Saturday's general election.Atiku has [...]

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    Either Atiku or Buhari will have an irrelevant win at the polls

Either Atiku or Buhari will have an irrelevant win at the polls

Those who do not know the right time to leave the platform of leadership will always end up being pushed into the river of oblivion in the days to come. Over the years, I have immersed myself into the biographies of two (2) outstanding men in the history of humanity—Nelson Mandela and George Washington of this world. They both deserved [...]

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    Democracy is not easy to maintain, says Buhari in state broadcast

Democracy is not easy to maintain, says Buhari in state broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari says democracy is not easy to achieve or maintain, praising the Nigerian people for their tolerance and patience to see democracy thrive in the country.Addressing the nation via a state-wide broadcast on Friday, Buhari urged Nigerians to have faith in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deliver on credible elections.The president also asked Nigerians to come [...]

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    Understanding the army’s role in defending Nigeria’s sovereignty

Understanding the army’s role in defending Nigeria’s sovereignty

BY PHILIP AGBESEI recall that a section of the polity has decided to drag the Nigerian Army into the murky water of politics for their selfish reasons. This arose from the charge given by the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces President Muhammadu Buhari for the Nigeria Army to deal ruthlessly with those who intend to snatch ballot boxes [...]

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    We are bound to obey Buhari, Buratai replies Atiku

We are bound to obey Buhari, Buratai replies Atiku

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the army is bound to obey orders from constituted authorities, dismissing Atiku Abubakar’s call for the military not to obey President Muhammadu Buhari.On Monday, Buhari directed security operatives to deal ruthlessly with those who might want to snatch ballot boxes during the elections.Reacting, however, Atiku, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in [...]

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    ‘Buhari’s death threat reckless’ — Sowore’s party accuses president of voter intimidation

‘Buhari’s death threat reckless’ — Sowore’s party accuses president of voter intimidation

The African Action Congress (AAC) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of discouraging Nigerians from voting in the general election with his "reckless death threat".In a statement on Tuesday, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, director of media and communications of the campaign organisation of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the party, said Nigerians deserve the right to exercise their civic responsibilities without fear [...]

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    Army speaks on Buhari’s directive to deal ‘ruthlessly’ with ballot-snatchers

Army speaks on Buhari’s directive to deal ‘ruthlessly’ with ballot-snatchers

The Nigerian army says it would remain apolitical and its actions guided by the rules of engagement during the general election.President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had on Monday warned those who might want to snatch ballot boxes would do so at the expense of their lives.The president said he rarely gives the military and the [...]

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    ‘General Buhari’ showing his true colours with death threat, says Atiku

‘General Buhari’ showing his true colours with death threat, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says threatening people with death in context of election is incitement to electoral violence.Atiku was reacting to a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that ballot-snatchers will pay with their lives.In a statement on Monday, Phrank Shaibu, aide to Abubakar, quoted his principal as saying Buhari's comment is an offence [...]

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    Secondus: Buhari desperate to cling on to power but he is not God

Secondus: Buhari desperate to cling on to power but he is not God

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari is not God, and Nigerians have made up their minds to unseat him.Reacting to the president's order to security operatives to deal with election riggers, Secondus said Buhari is desperate to cling on to power.At the national caccus meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC), the president had [...]

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    Ballot box snatchers will pay with their lives, says Buhari

Ballot box snatchers will pay with their lives, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says anyone planning to snatch ballot boxes during the forthcoming elections will do so "at the expense of his own life".Speaking at an emergency meeting of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday, Buhari warned against tampering with the electoral process.He said having campaigned across the country, he has garnered enough support and [...]

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    Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says Igbos may not get a chance at presidency if they fail to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday. The governor spoke at zonal rallies in Okigwe area of the state and Owerri, the state capital.Okorocha expressed regret that "some Igbo politicians are campaigning to deceive the Igbo again as they did in 2015".He [...]

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