Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari: Opposition can’t distract our good work

Buhari: Opposition can’t distract our good work

President Muhammadu Buhari says opposition cannot distract his administration from the good work it is doing for the benefit and development of Nigeria.He said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has the full understanding of Nigeria’s challenges and is encouraged by the support of Nigerians in addressing them.Buhari said this when he received some governors of the party accompanied by [...]

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    Why Buhari’s ‘800m walk’ makes both his health and age legitimate campaign issues

Why Buhari’s ‘800m walk’ makes both his health and age legitimate campaign issues

Do public officials owe the public full disclosures about their health status? Does the age of a political leader really matter when it comes to the leader performing his/her statutory duties?Answers to the above questions have never been straightforward even in countries like the USA and the UK where the public’s right to know can sometimes verge on intrusions into [...]

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    Atiku: I regularly jog more than a mile but won’t ask Nigerians to elect me based on that

Atiku: I regularly jog more than a mile but won’t ask Nigerians to elect me based on that

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has taunted President Muhammadu Buhari over the comment that the president is fit for another term because he trekked a distance of 800 meters in Daura, Katsina state, on Tuesday.The issue of Buhari's health has generated controversy, with some of his critics asking the president not to seek another term based on his health condition.Last year, [...]

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    A dry Sallah and other stories

A dry Sallah and other stories

“Baba is back, we thank God”“You have started your mischief again. Baba said he will be back in two weeks, and he is back, so what is special about that?”“You know sometimes when the President goes to London like that, we may then be told that his doctors have advised that he should spend another week or more. But we [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari heads to Daura for Sallah

PHOTOS: Buhari heads to Daura for Sallah

President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja for Daura, his hometown in Katsina state, on Monday evening.Boss Mustapha, secretary to government of the federation and Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, were with Buhari as of the time he left the presidential villa.Buhari returned to the country on Saturday after a 10-day vacation in the UK.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    Buhari’s kinsmen want him to reverse Daura’s sack, says Junaid Mohammed

Buhari’s kinsmen want him to reverse Daura’s sack, says Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, a lawmaker in the second republic, says some of President Muhammadu Buhari's kinsmen want him to reinstate Lawal Daura, former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).Daura, who was sacked following the DSS blockade at the national assembly, is from the president's home state of Katsina.In an interview with PUNCH, Mohammed said: "There is an ethnic attempt by those [...]

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    ‘This is a government of liars’ — Atiku hits Buhari again

‘This is a government of liars’ — Atiku hits Buhari again

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has described the current administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari as a government of liars.The former vice-president said this on Thursday while addressing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Enugu state.The presidential aspirant said the All Progressives Congress (APC) promised three million jobs annually but the country has been recording job losses, leading to the "worst [...]

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    Osinbajo: After Daura’s sack, what next?

Osinbajo: After Daura’s sack, what next?

While the remote and immediate causes for last week’s decisive sacking of MrLawal Daura as the Director-General of the Department of State Services remain a guess, it is unarguably the most inspiring action by the Muhammadu Buhari administration in a long while.And following it up this Tuesday with the literal disbandment of the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad, was a bonus [...]

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    Kenyan lawyer: Nigeria must improve its healthcare so Buhari doesn’t go abroad for medical vacation

Kenyan lawyer: Nigeria must improve its healthcare so Buhari doesn’t go abroad for medical vacation

Patrick Lumumba, director of Kenya School of Laws, says Nigeria must improve its healthcare system to discourage President Muhammadu Buhari from going abroad on medical vacation.Lumumba said this on Wednesday while speaking at Summit Of The Alternatives (SOTA) in Abuja. The professor spoke to the audience via Skype.Buhari is currently on a 10-day vacation in the UK.The former director of Kenya's [...]

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    ‘I believe I can make the change’ — Saraki considers running against Buhari

‘I believe I can make the change’ — Saraki considers running against Buhari

Senate President Bukola Saraki is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Saraki, who had earlier hinted at running for the highest office in the land, told Bloomberg in an interview that he had been consulting widely.In the last one week, the senate President has visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and former military President Ibrahim Babangida.Saraki said he would need to win the [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Foreign governments aren’t opposed to Buhari’s second term

Femi Adesina: Foreign governments aren’t opposed to Buhari’s second term

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal thought deeply before announcing his second term bid.Adesina said this in a statement on Tuesday while reacting to a newspaper report entitled "Pressure mounts on Buhari not to seek re-election".The reported said countries such as European Union, US, UK and Saudi Arabia were mounting pressure on Buhari not to run [...]

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    Lawmaker who wants to make Buhari life president is on his way to senate

Lawmaker who wants to make Buhari life president is on his way to senate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Lawal Gumau, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the bye-election in Bauchi south senatorial district.Gumau, a member of the house of representatives, made the headlines after he said his sole mission at the senate is to make President Muhammadu Buhari head of the country for life.While speaking at the close [...]

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    Atiku: If elected president, I’ll serve one term

Atiku: If elected president, I’ll serve one term

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says if elected president, he will sign an undertaking to serve for just a term.Abubakar said this in an interview with THISDAY.The former vice-president said his case would not be like President Muhammadu Buhari who allegedly reneged on his promise to serve for one term."If I am elected as the president in 2019, I give [...]

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    David-West: The mistake Buhari made over Adeosun

David-West: The mistake Buhari made over Adeosun

Tam David-West, former minister of petroleum resources and an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president's mistakes are haunting his government.In an interview with The Guardian, he said Buhari made a mistake in the first four months of his administration with the people he surrounded himself with and are working against him.David-West said that the economy is not doing well [...]

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    Buhari plants, Osinbajo waters… Nigeria still lacks increase

Buhari plants, Osinbajo waters… Nigeria still lacks increase

In 1961, while delivering his inaugural address, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, spoke about every African dictator -- in advance. Though his words were targeted at the communists of his time, his timeless metaphor speaks to all dictators, and of course Nigeria's current crop of rulers.JFK, as he was fondly known, said: “Those who [...]

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    DSS operatives block entrance of national assembly

DSS operatives block entrance of national assembly

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have blocked all the entrances into the national assembly.The operatives are turning away cars of lawmakers and one of those that have been prevented from gaining entry into the national assembly is Rafiu Ibrahim, senator representing Kwara south.A legislative source told TheCable that Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, and some senators elected on [...]

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