Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    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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    Senate approves $2.78bn Eurobond request, cautions FG on borrowing

Senate approves $2.78bn Eurobond request, cautions FG on borrowing

The senate has approved the $2.786 billion loan request of President Muhammadu Buhari to finance the 2018 budget.The upper legislative chamber also approved $82.54 million to refinance the balance of $500 million Eurobond in the international capital market.Senate President Bukola Saraki had read the president's request on the floor of the senate last week Tuesday after the senators resumed from [...]

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    Tambuwal: Nigeria being run through proxies… Buhari not in charge

Tambuwal: Nigeria being run through proxies… Buhari not in charge

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, says President Muhammadu Buhari is not running the affairs of the country.The former speaker of the house of representatives said it is unacceptable for the country to be "run through proxies".According to Tambuwal, "it will be suicidal" for the president to get four more years in office.He made the comments on Monday in Abuja while [...]

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    ‘Travel ban is barbaric’ — Lawyers challenge Buhari’s order on seized assets

‘Travel ban is barbaric’ — Lawyers challenge Buhari’s order on seized assets

Ikenga Ugochinyere and Keneth Udeze, both lawyers, have filed an appeal against the judgement upholding President Muhammadu Buhari's executive order 6.On July 5, Buhari had signed the executive order to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such properties.He explained that he signed the order to stop owners of the assets from using their proceeds [...]

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    Obasanjo: Buhari’s hand too weak to sign African free trade agreement

Obasanjo: Buhari’s hand too weak to sign African free trade agreement

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari's hands are too weak to sign the African free trade agreement (AfCTA).He made the statement on Saturday while speaking at the Babacar Ndiaye lecture series in Bali, Indonesia.Obasanjo said he hopes that Nigeria will soon have a president who will sign the agreement."Africa cannot overcome fears of trade wars till it achieves [...]

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    2019 poll: Buhari asks n’assembly to approve N242bn request of INEC from 2018 budget

2019 poll: Buhari asks n’assembly to approve N242bn request of INEC from 2018 budget

President Muhammadu has asked the national assembly to approve the total amount needed for the 2019 polls from the 2018 budget.Buhari's request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.The amount requested by the president for the election is N242 billion.In July, Buhari had asked the lawmakers [...]

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    ‘He shall come back in 2019’ — Christian clerics launch 40-day prayer for Buhari

‘He shall come back in 2019’ — Christian clerics launch 40-day prayer for Buhari

Some Christian clerics in Plateau state say they have on a 40-day prayer for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.The group under the aegis of the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP) is also praying for peace and security of the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Sunday Garuba, a bishop and convener of the prayer, said God sent [...]

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    Five reasons Atiku will beat Buhari silly

Five reasons Atiku will beat Buhari silly

BY PHRANK SHAIBU  This past week marked a turning point in the nation’s political history. It was Atiku and all the news around his much-anticipated victory at the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which ended on Sunday in Port Harcourt. It is also the week that the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari as its [...]

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    Atiku: Buhari would have arrested me if I am corrupt

Atiku: Buhari would have arrested me if I am corrupt

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says President Muhammadu Buhari would have ordered his arrest if he had evidence of corruption against him.In a statement issued on his behalf by his campaign organisation, Abubakar said his emergence has thrown the camp of Buhari into confusion.He also dismissed the allegation of the Buhari Campaign Organisation that he clinched the ticket of the opposition [...]

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    Rewane: Buhari, Atiku will have to show us their ministers before elections

Rewane: Buhari, Atiku will have to show us their ministers before elections

Bismarck Rewane, CEO Financial Derivatives, says President Muhammadu Buhari and his top 2019 challenger, Atiku Abubakar, alongside other presidential hopefuls, will have to show us their cabinet before elections.The revered financial analyst said elections this time around will be different from the 2015 reality, and no one will vote change just for the sake of change.Rewane said all contenders must show [...]

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    ‘Don’t abandon APC’ — Buhari begs losers to emulate Ambode

‘Don’t abandon APC’ — Buhari begs losers to emulate Ambode

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to all the aspirants who lost out in the primary elections of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to abandon the party.In a statement by Garba Shehu, his spokesman, the president pleaded with them to demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship.He advised the aspirants to learn from Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, who lost his [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari wears pan-Nigerian attires again — ahead of 2019 polls

EXTRA: Buhari wears pan-Nigerian attires again — ahead of 2019 polls

Pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari putting on attires of different ethnic groups are currently in circulation.The pictures were released after the candidacy of Buhari for the 2019 poll was affirmed at the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Saturday.At least 7,000 delegates from 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) ratified Buhari’s candidacy.It [...]

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    Okorocha on primaries: I led APC governors to Buhari because we want the right thing done

Okorocha on primaries: I led APC governors to Buhari because we want the right thing done

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he led nine governors of the All progressives Congress (APC) to President Muhammadu Buhari because of the controversies which trailed the party's primaries for 2019 elections.TheCable had earlier reported how APC governors stormed Aso Rock over the primaries.The national working committee (NWC) of the ruling party had screened out preferred candidates of some [...]

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    El-Rufai, Akeredolu meet Buhari after disqualification of preferred senatorial candidates

El-Rufai, Akeredolu meet Buhari after disqualification of preferred senatorial candidates

President Muhammadu Buhari met with Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, and Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of  Ondo state, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday.El-Rufai and Akeredolu arrived at Aso Rock around 3.15pm and walked straight into the office of the president.The purpose of the meeting was unknown as of the time of filing this report.The meeting happened a day after [...]

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    Atiku: I’ve not seen Nigeria in such a bad shape since the civil war

Atiku: I’ve not seen Nigeria in such a bad shape since the civil war

Atiku Abubakar, one of the presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the current administration is the worst to emerge since the civil war. Abubakar, who was vice president from 1999 to 2007, said this on Sunday at a media chat organised under the aegis of The United Nigeria Group (TUNG) in Abuja.Listing his achievements in his years as [...]

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    Buhari ‘looking into’ poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Buhari ‘looking into’ poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is "looking into" the poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east.The president's comment comes in the wake of TheCable’s investigation on how soldiers beg "enemies" for food and wear slippers to the battlefield.In his Independence Day speech, Buhari said he remains committed to the well-being of soldiers and other security operatives in the [...]

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