Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Akwa Ibom gov promises to facilitate oil exploration in community

Akwa Ibom gov promises to facilitate oil exploration in community

In a bid to ensure that the resources generated in Akwa Ibom to be used to its full potential, Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state, has promised to facilitate the speedy exploration of crude oil deposits discovered in Uruan LGA of the state if re-elected into office.Emmanuel, who made the promise during his campaign tour of the council, explained that [...]

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    The Obasanjo bombshell

The Obasanjo bombshell

“Former President Obasanjo is a courageous patriot and statesman who tells truth to power when he is convinced leaders are doing wrong” – Muhammadu Buhari, March 4, 2015.“Buhari is sick in the spirit, body and soul. Let’s beg him to go and rest…Let’s give chance to another person” – Olusegun Obasanjo, January 21, 2019.On Sunday, President Olusegun Obasanjo addressed a [...]

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    Buhari ‘has promised’ to give youth ministerial appointments

Buhari ‘has promised’ to give youth ministerial appointments

Tony Nwoye, director of youth mobilisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, says President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to give youth ministerial appointments.Speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja, Nwoye said the promise was extracted from Buhari after consultation with him.The director, who is a serving house of representatives member, said it took him and his aides [...]

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    Buhari: My Christian brothers stood by me when fellow Muslims worked against me

Buhari: My Christian brothers stood by me when fellow Muslims worked against me

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attitude of some Nigerians who hide under the guise of ethnicity and religion to perpetrate injustice.Buhari said this when he hosted the staff who worked with him during his tenure as military head of state between 1984 and 1985.Buhari said using religion and ethnicity as smokescreen "is just corruption, pure and simple".He said those [...]

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    Fashola: 108 firms approved to supply electricity meters

Fashola: 108 firms approved to supply electricity meters

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works, and housing, says 108 firms have been approved to supply electricity meters.The minister said this in Lagos on Sunday during a neighborhood campaign for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking to voters at his ward, Fashola said the deployment of the firms for the meter asset providers (MAPs) scheme will end estimated billing and [...]

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    Really, who needs medical attention between Buhari and Obasanjo?

Really, who needs medical attention between Buhari and Obasanjo?

The synopsis of President Buhari’s response to Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter likening his administration to the brutal Abacha regime is that the former president is “sick or psychologically challenged”. But I think the riposte is like that of a blind man mocking another man who uses recommended glasses.Who really needs medical attention between Buhari and Obasanjo?Over the years, Obasanjo has shown [...]

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    APC to Obasanjo: After Feb 16, you will realise you’re not God

APC to Obasanjo: After Feb 16, you will realise you’re not God

Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says former president Olusegun Obasanjo is haunted by his actions while in office, especially with regards to the conduct of elections.Issa-Onilu said Obasanjo "would realise that he is not God" after the presidential election.He was reacting to allegations by Obasanjo that the APC-led federal government had concluded plans with the Independent National [...]

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    Lalong: Why Buhari didn’t address the crowd at Plateau APC rally

Lalong: Why Buhari didn’t address the crowd at Plateau APC rally

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, says President Muhammadu Buhari's inability to address the crowd at the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Jos is nothing new.Buhari, the presidential candidate of the APC, was in Jos on Saturday in continuation of his nationwide campaign for the elections.According to NAN, the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, venue of the event, was jam-packed with [...]

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    ‘Just five minutes distance from Aso Rock’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s absence at presidential debate

‘Just five minutes distance from Aso Rock’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s absence at presidential debate

The absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential debate did not come as a surprise to some yet the comments poured in from different angles.Citing Buhari's absence, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made a last-minute decision to withdraw from the exercise.It ended up being between Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Peoples Party (YPP),  Fela Durotoye of [...]

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    Secondus: Buhari is tired but ‘power grabbers’ won’t let him rest

Secondus: Buhari is tired but ‘power grabbers’ won’t let him rest

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says "power grabbers" are putting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking at the inauguration of 27 presidential election campaign committees at the party’s campaign office in Abuja, Secondus said it is evident that Buhari can no longer cope in office."There is no way this President can cope given what we are [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Miyetti Allah members at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Miyetti Allah members at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari received members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigerian (MACBAN) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.The group, which has since declared support for the reelection bid of the president, was led by Muhhamadu Kirowa, its national president.Buhari appealed to the herders to cooperate with his government in bringing lasting peace to the country.The president said [...]

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    Buhari: From 1978 till date, I’ve never lost interest in oil sector

Buhari: From 1978 till date, I’ve never lost interest in oil sector

President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.Speaking in Warri, Delta state, on Thursday, the president said oil is God's favour to Nigeria, and the Deltans are fortunate to have such great resource in their custody.The President asked the people to reflect on [...]

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    Buhari declines assent to five bills

Buhari declines assent to five bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected five bills sent to him by the national assembly.The bills are revenue mobilisation, allocation and fiscal commission amendment bill, 2018; bankruptancy and insolvency bill, 2018; federal polytechnic amendment bill, 2018; maritime security operations coordinating board amendment bill, 2018 and energy commission amendment bill, 2018.The president's decision were contained in five letters written to the national [...]

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    ‘What a shame!’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari, Osinbajo town hall meeting

‘What a shame!’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari, Osinbajo town hall meeting

Kadaria Ahmed, media personality, kicked off The Candidates, a town hall meeting for participants in the elections.Four political parties were selected for the programme. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) took the lead on Wednesday.At the end of the programme, some Nigerians took to social media to assess President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo.Here are some reactions:https://twitter.com/akaebube/status/1085632104845754375https://twitter.com/dondekojo/status/1085624901069930496https://twitter.com/ogundamisi/status/1085644285221847040https://twitter.com/julietkego/status/1085655532814229504https://twitter.com/julietkego/status/1085635106109382656https://twitter.com/Williamscolins/status/1085654900829184006https://twitter.com/joshuaodeyemi/status/1085626156710330368https://twitter.com/ani_nomso/status/1085653141880680448https://twitter.com/JajaPhD/status/1085624023466344449https://twitter.com/babsdeleke/status/1085635536679813129https://twitter.com/PaulPositive4/status/1085649795182555137https://twitter.com/Adacampbell/status/1085626569236905984https://twitter.com/JKFagge/status/1085622854044008450https://twitter.com/dondekojo/status/1085625101125603328https://twitter.com/fisayosoyombo/status/1085636524459376643https://twitter.com/Adacampbell/status/1085622882619797505https://twitter.com/fisayosoyombo/status/1085644146138800131https://twitter.com/kcnaija/status/1085624136406310913https://twitter.com/MrStanleyNwabia/status/1085623081769537536 [...]

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    ‘I feel very sad’ — Osinbajo breaks silence on Onnoghen

‘I feel very sad’ — Osinbajo breaks silence on Onnoghen

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari did not know about plan to arraign Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), until Saturday evening.Osinbajo said this on Wednesday while speaking at the third Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) conference in Abuja.The CJN is accused of false assets declaration. A petition was written against him by Dennis Aghanya, a former [...]

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    Atiku’s aide asks anti-graft agencies to probe Buhari

Atiku’s aide asks anti-graft agencies to probe Buhari

Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and Junaid Abdullahi, his son-in-law, of using funds from "fake contracts" to run the president's reelection campaign.In a statement, Shaibu alleged that the federal government had been using the Border Communities Development Agency (BDCA) headed by Abdullahi to award contracts [...]

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