Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Senate asks Buhari to constitute board of Federal Character Commission

Senate asks Buhari to constitute board of Federal Character Commission

The senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute the board of the Federal Character Commission (FCC). The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, on Tuesday. There have been reports that the agency has only one commissioner out of the 37 as required by law. Abdullahi Halidu Shinkafi, the lone [...]

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    Buhari: Boko Haram attacking soft targets because we have weakened them

Buhari: Boko Haram attacking soft targets because we have weakened them

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has significantly weakened the Boko Haram insurgents. In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, Buhari condemned the recent attack of the insurgents on Garkida in Adamawa state. On Friday, the insurgents attacked the town, killing many people. The insurgents reportedly broke into the town around 7pm, shooting sporadically. Soldiers who engaged them in a gun battle were [...]

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    Buhari and Femi Adesina – what are you doing to Nigeria’s future?

Buhari and Femi Adesina – what are you doing to Nigeria’s future?

I was rereading Mr Femi Adesina's vehement pronouncement at Mrs Farida Waziri's book launch and the part that got me was his claim that Buhari declared his assets openly in 2015 but chose not to declare openly in 2019 and that it was his (Buhari’s) prerogative since the constitution does not say he should declare openly. He also said that [...]

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    Uzodinma meets Buhari, seeks refund of N32bn ‘spent on FG roads in Imo’

Uzodinma meets Buhari, seeks refund of N32bn ‘spent on FG roads in Imo’

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking his intervention in the refund of over N32 billion his predecessors reportedly spent on federal roads in the state. Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting with Buhari, Uzodinma said Imo is in "financial distress". He said the funds, if released, will assist in clearing both salary [...]

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    Falana: Corruption can’t be fought when there are policies promoting poverty

Falana: Corruption can’t be fought when there are policies promoting poverty

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says corruption cannot be successful tackled when there are policies and programmes which promote poverty. He also said African leaders have failed to address the cause of corruption. Falana said this on Wednesday in a keynote address at the 8th anti-corruption situation room on the review of the fight against corruption organised by the [...]

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    Buhari won’t sack service chiefs, says SGF

Buhari won’t sack service chiefs, says SGF

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says President Muhammadu Buhari will not sack service chiefs. The Nation quoted him as saying this while addressing journalists after a book presentation by Samuel Salifu, former general secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN), in Abuja on Tuesday. Mustapha said it is premature to sack the service chiefs because of Nigeria’s [...]

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    Buhari NOT embarking on 20-day UK vacation, says Femi Adesina

Buhari NOT embarking on 20-day UK vacation, says Femi Adesina

The presidency has debunked the rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to travel to the United Kingdom and some foreign countries. In a statement on Monday, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said there are reports making the rounds that the president would spend 20 days in the UK and proceed to Saudi Arabia, then Austria. Adesina [...]

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    Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly will continue to work with President Muhammadu Buhari to find a solution to the country's security challenges. Lawan said this in Katsina state while speaking at an empowerment programme by Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south, for his constituents on Sunday. The senate president said the legislature would also ensure that the federal government [...]

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    ‘Revenge is not acceptable’ — Buhari speaks on Katsina killings

‘Revenge is not acceptable’ — Buhari speaks on Katsina killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against revenge following an attack on two communities in Katsina state. More than 30 people were killed in the communities located in Batsari local government area of Katsina on Friday night. The police say they have been able to arrest a suspect connected to the incident. In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying [...]

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    Shekau threatens journalists, minister in new video, says Buhari is in big trouble

Shekau threatens journalists, minister in new video, says Buhari is in big trouble

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has issued a threat to some journalists and Isa Pantami, minister of communication and digital economy. In a new video, the insurgent leader asked his men to go after Pantami for threatening to block the communication lines of the sect members. He reminded the minister that his group killed a famous Kano cleric in 2007, [...]

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    Zulum: Borno people haven’t lost hope in Buhari 

Zulum: Borno people haven’t lost hope in Buhari 

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, says the people of his state have not lost hope in President Muhammadu Buhari.  The governor said this while reacting to the president’s visit to the state on Wednesday.  Buhari had visited the state to condole with the people over the Boko Haram attack which led to the loss of 30 lives in Auno, a community near [...]

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    Shettima on booing: Borno people still love Buhari

Shettima on booing: Borno people still love Buhari

Kashim Shettima, senator representing Borno central, says the people of the state love President Muhammadu Buhari "passionately". He said this a day after Buhari was booed by some residents when he paid a condolence visit to the state over an attack which led to the killing of 30 persons. Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Shettima, a former governor of the state, described [...]

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    Buhari, is it wrong for defenseless Nigerians to own guns?

Buhari, is it wrong for defenseless Nigerians to own guns?

In recent times, the active-governor of Borno State daily visits victims of attacks, caused by terrorists! Our ineffectiveness has turned him to a consistent mourner. This is quite unfortunate in a nation that prides itself as the giant of Africa. I read somewhere that immediately Mr. President left Borno State yesterday that Boko Haram launched a rocket, killing and wounding our [...]

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    Buhari to youths: Your future is in danger if you don’t cooperate with govt

Buhari to youths: Your future is in danger if you don’t cooperate with govt

President Muhammadu Buhari says the youth are endangering their future if they do not cooperate with the government.  The president said this on Wednesday during a condolence visit to Borno state where about 30 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday.  Buhari said the youth are a larger part of the country’s population and must help the government stabilise [...]

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    Boko Haram can’t survive without local support, says Buhari as he departs Borno without visiting scene of attack

Boko Haram can’t survive without local support, says Buhari as he departs Borno without visiting scene of attack

President Muhammadu Buhari left Borno state on Wednesday without visiting Auno, a nearby community where suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed at least 30 people on Sunday.  Buhari had headed to Borno from Ethiopia where he attended the African Union summit. TheCable gathered that the president who left the state around 4pm neither visited the scene of the attack nor hospitals where those [...]

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    Sule Lamido to Buhari: Ask yourself why some of your allies abandoned you

Sule Lamido to Buhari: Ask yourself why some of your allies abandoned you

Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to secure Nigerians. He said this in reaction to a statement credited to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, that the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is a one-man army. NEF had criticised Buhari over "his failure" to secure Nigerians but in his response, Adesina said the forum lacked credible membership [...]

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