Monday, July 22, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari submits assets declaration forms ahead of inauguration

Buhari submits assets declaration forms ahead of inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari has, in compliance with the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, submitted his assets declaration forms to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), which by law must precede his oath-taking slated for Wednesday.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president, media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.The duly completed forms were [...]

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    Sanusi, other traditional rulers dine with Buhari  at Aso Rock

Sanusi, other traditional rulers dine with Buhari at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday broke his fast with traditional rulers, including Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano.Among the traditional leaders who joined the president for the Ramadan breakfast were Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto; Adeyeye Ogunwusi, ooni of Ife; Yahaya Abubakar, the etsu Nupe James Ayatse, and Tor Tiv.Government officials, including Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, as well [...]

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    Buhari gets assets form, asks CCB to keep it safe from his opponents

Buhari gets assets form, asks CCB to keep it safe from his opponents

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received his assets declaration form ahead of his second term.The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) presented the forms to him and and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja.He urged the CCB to keep his form safe, saying he is sure that a lot of people who have "tested the bitter pill" of [...]

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    Falana: Navy flouting Buhari’s order to release 40 illegal detainees

Falana: Navy flouting Buhari’s order to release 40 illegal detainees

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has accused the Nigerian navy of flouting the order of President Muhammadu Buhari to release the 40 Nigerians "illegally detained" by the force.Falana had earlier urged the president to order the release of 40 Nigerians who have been in “illegal custody” of the navy.But in a letter written to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) [...]

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    Lawan: My support for Buhari will not make senate his rubber stamp

Lawan: My support for Buhari will not make senate his rubber stamp

Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says the national assembly will not become President Muhammadu Buhari’s “rubber stamp” if he is elected senate president.Lawan told journalists in Abuja on Saturday that although he is a fan of Buhari, his support for the president will not jeopardise the upper legislative chamber under his leadership.Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) had [...]

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    Buhari calls on wealthy Nigerians to invest in critical sectors

Buhari calls on wealthy Nigerians to invest in critical sectors

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on wealthy individuals in the country to develop more confidence in the nation’s economy by massively investing in critical sectors in order to boost job and wealth creation.Buhari was speaking when he hosted members of the business community and leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Iftar (breaking of the Ramadan fast) at the [...]

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    Okorocha: I wonder if it’s worth taking pains for APC

Okorocha: I wonder if it’s worth taking pains for APC

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is wondering if it is worth taking pains for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated some projects in the state on Thursday, the governor said he had worked passionately for the ruling party but what he got in return was constant hounding by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)."You [...]

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    Presidential tribunal dismisses application seeking to stop Buhari’s inauguration

Presidential tribunal dismisses application seeking to stop Buhari’s inauguration

The presidential election petitions tribunal has dismissed the suit filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and Ambrose Oworu, its presidential candidate, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration.The party and its presidential candidate are seeking an order from the tribunal to restrain Tanko Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria, from administering the oath of office on Buhari on May [...]

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    Buhari: Why I refused to sack my ministers

Buhari: Why I refused to sack my ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari says his decision to retain cabinet ministers in the last three and half years in spite of pressures from some quarters is because of their unique skill, strength and leadership qualities.Buhari was speaking during a valedictory session of the federal executive council (FEC) held at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.He observed that the ministers, who exhibited [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari departs Saudi for Abuja

VIDEO: Buhari departs Saudi for Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Abuja.The president was in Saudi to perform lesser hajj (Umrah) on the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and custodian of the two holy mosques.Buhari was accompanied by his wife and close personal aides.While in hajj, Buhari had a meeting with Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, Mamman Daura, [...]

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    Buhari sacks FAAN MD, appoints Rabiu Yadudu

Buhari sacks FAAN MD, appoints Rabiu Yadudu

President Muhammad Buhari has approved the appointment of Rabiu Yadudu as the new managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).Yadudu is expected to replace Saleh Dunoma, who was relieved of his duties, two years after the confirmation of his five-year tenure as the MD of FAAN.The appointment was contained in a statement by James Odaudu, deputy director, [...]

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    Falana writes Buhari, seeks release of 40 Nigerians from ‘illegal custody’ of navy

Falana writes Buhari, seeks release of 40 Nigerians from ‘illegal custody’ of navy

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of 40 Nigerians who have been in “illegal custody” of the Nigerian navy.In a letter on Sunday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the individuals had been arrested and imprisoned without being arraigned in court.TheCable had earlier reported how the detainees including Dada Labinjo, a navy [...]

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    DID YOU KNOW? Nigeria has a law that makes export of yam, beans illegal

DID YOU KNOW? Nigeria has a law that makes export of yam, beans illegal

When President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in 2015, he said his administration would focus on security, corruption and economic diversification through boosting the agricultural sector.Like he said, "We must eat what we produce".In line with this directive, the Central Bank of Nigeria set up the Anchors Borrowers Programme to improve access to finance for farmers. It also restricted forex for [...]

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    Sources: Saraki considering turning down invitation to Aso Rock

Sources: Saraki considering turning down invitation to Aso Rock

Senate President Bukola Saraki is said to be considering turning down an invitation to break fast with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday.During Ramadan, the presidency invites dignitaries to break fast with Buhari. On Monday, the president hosted members of his cabinet and it is the turn of federal lawmakers on Tuesday."The villa has invited [...]

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    Does the president know?

Does the president know?

It has become imperative to ask President Muhammadu Buhari whether he is aware that large swathes of Nigeria are no longer under his control as the Commander-in-Chief. It seems highly improbable that one listens to news bulletins these days without being told of kidnapping or bandits’ attack or terrorists’ operation. Even some of those who are closer to the President [...]

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    PHOTOS: Emefiele all smiles as Buhari congratulates him over his reappointment

PHOTOS: Emefiele all smiles as Buhari congratulates him over his reappointment

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.Beaming with smiles, governor of the apex bank shook hands with the president who congratulated him.Last week, Buhari appointed Emefiele for another term of five years.Below are the pictures of both men together:Photo credit: Sunday Aghaeze [...]

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