Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    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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    Enang to Saraki: We are appealing, not compelling… reconvene n’assembly

Enang to Saraki: We are appealing, not compelling… reconvene n’assembly

Ita Enang, senior special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly matters, is canvassing for the resumption of the national assembly.Enang said it is not a good time for lawmakers to go on break as there are pending matters that require urgent attention.Senate President Bukola Saraki had announced the recess a few days early, shortly after security operatives laid siege to the [...]

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    R-APC spokesman: Buhari trying to hide the pain he’s feeling over defections

R-APC spokesman: Buhari trying to hide the pain he’s feeling over defections

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), says the ruling party now lives in self-denial.The R-APC broke out of the larger party last month and many other prominent members of the party also defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Taunting the defectors, President Muhamadu Buhari, had on Thursday, said God will continue to fish out bad eggs [...]

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    PDP: There are plans to invade national assembly while Buhari is in London

PDP: There are plans to invade national assembly while Buhari is in London

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari's 10-day leave is an alibi to exonerate him from a planned invasion of the national assembly.In a statement on Thursday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, said the president is terrified and distressed by defections from the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ologbondiyan said as a result of the defections from APC, the [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Buhari enjoys the trappings of being president — not the hard work that comes with it

Ezekwesili: Buhari enjoys the trappings of being president — not the hard work that comes with it

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, says President Muhammadu Buhari enjoys the trapping of being president but shies away from the hard work that comes with the job.Reacting to Buhari’s scheduled holiday trip to London in a series of tweets, Ezekwesili said the president has not worked hard enough to earn a holiday.“Some things have become pretty obvious now. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari summons service chiefs to Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari summons service chiefs to Aso Rock

Less than 24 hours after announcing his 10-day holiday to London, President Muhammadu Buhari met with service chiefs at the presidential villa in Abuja.Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, and Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, attended the meeting.Here are pictures[...]

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    One for Adesanmi: Lawlessness is now a west African curse

One for Adesanmi: Lawlessness is now a west African curse

Over the past few days, I have not stopped thinking about Professor Pius Adesanmi, the witty professor of English and African studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, who was involved in a car accident while returning to Lagos from Ilorin and was virtually left for dead.Gracefully, the professor and king of boys survived this one, and he can say like [...]

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    Ortom’s impeachment notice:  PDP reps threaten to block Buhari’s request on INEC budget

Ortom’s impeachment notice: PDP reps threaten to block Buhari’s request on INEC budget

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the house of representatives has threatened to block President Muhammadu Buhari's supplementary budget over the impeachment move against Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state.In the budget sent to the national assembly earlier in the month, Buhari asked the national assembly to appropriate N242 billion for the 2019 election.Speaking at a press conference, [...]

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    Senator Adamu: I would have walked Saraki out of Aso Rock

Senator Adamu: I would have walked Saraki out of Aso Rock

Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west, says he would have sent Senate President Bukola Saraki out of Aso Rock if  he had attended the recent meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with senators of the All Progressive Congress (APC).After 14 APC senators defected to other political parties, Buhari invited the remaining senators in the ruling party to a meeting at the presidential villa [...]

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    Amaechi: If Buhari contests election on a sick bed, Bauchi people will vote for him

Amaechi: If Buhari contests election on a sick bed, Bauchi people will vote for him

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says some of the legislators who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) are from areas President Muhammadu Buhari would win comfortably.On Tuesday, 14 senators, including Isa Misau from Bauchi state, and 37 members of the house of representatives left the ruling party.Speaking with journalists after inspecting sections of the Itakpe-Warri rail line on Friday, [...]

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    Buhari orders review of FAAC revenue reporting template

Buhari orders review of FAAC revenue reporting template

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for the review of the revenue reporting template between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the federation account allocation committee (FAAC).Kemi Adeosun, the minister of finance, made this known on Friday while giving the breakdown of how the N821.9 billion revenue generated in June was shared among the three tiers of government."As you are [...]

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    Buhari promises to look into 13 percent derivation for oil states

Buhari promises to look into 13 percent derivation for oil states

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will look into the 13 percent derivation benefit to the Niger Delta region.[...]

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