Sunday, August 18, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Obasanjo: Buhari’s govt moving Nigeria towards the path of disaster

Obasanjo: Buhari’s govt moving Nigeria towards the path of disaster

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of moving the country towards the path of disaster.In an interview with Premium Times, the former president said the progress the country is said to be making is questionable.He lamented the present arrangement of political leadership in the country, saying it tends to favour some zones at the expense of [...]

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    Security agencies are capable, says Buhari

Security agencies are capable, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says security and law enforcement agencies are capable of safeguarding the country.Speaking while responding to concerns raised by a delegation of Zamfara Advocacy Group which held a meeting with him at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday, Buhari said the military and the police have been taking drastic measures to check the activities of some "local elements [...]

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    May 29 no longer public holiday as Buhari signs June 12 into law

May 29 no longer public holiday as Buhari signs June 12 into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, the bill to make June 12 Democracy Day.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), disclosed this to state house correspondents on Monday.Enang said the new law, now allows public holiday to be declared on June 12 every year, while May 29 will no longer be a public [...]

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    EXTRA: Bayelsa NLC seeks spiritual intervention for speedy implementation of minimum wage

EXTRA: Bayelsa NLC seeks spiritual intervention for speedy implementation of minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Bayelsa state has sought spiritual intervention to ensure speedy implementation of new national minimum wage.The chapter of the congress went spiritual during a thanksgiving service held for the re-election of John Ndiomu as chairman of NLC in the state.Ndiomu appreciated God for helping workers in the state resolve their challenges, as well as for the [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Anxiety mounts as Buhari keeps ministerial list close to his chest

THE INSIDER: Anxiety mounts as Buhari keeps ministerial list close to his chest

Close to two weeks into President Muhammadu Buhari's second term, many of the ministers who were confident of being re-appointed are no longer sure about their fate as the waiting game continues.Technically, Buhari could not have released his ministerial list before the inauguration of the national assembly, which is due for Tuesday, June 11.He is expected to send the list [...]

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    Fayemi: Governors yet to take a position on state police

Fayemi: Governors yet to take a position on state police

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says his colleagues are yet to take a stand on the issue of state police.The governor, who is chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), disclosed this at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.He said the meeting was convened to address the security [...]

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    IT’S OFFICIAL: 9th n’assembly to be inaugurated Tuesday

IT’S OFFICIAL: 9th n’assembly to be inaugurated Tuesday

Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the national assembly, says the ninth assembly will be inaugurated on Tuesday.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Sani-Omolori said he is in receipt of a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari to that effect.The clerk said the eight assembly officially terminates by 12 midnight on June 8."I just want to confirm that I have received a proclamation [...]

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    PDP to Buhari: It’s inciting to describe those who rejected you as necessary evil

PDP to Buhari: It’s inciting to describe those who rejected you as necessary evil

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for branding residents of the federal capital territory as “necessary evil".Buhari had described them as "necessary evil" for voting the PDP during the last general election.But in a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said resorting to branding Nigerians evil for exercising their rights is completely "un-presidential" and must be condemned by [...]

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    Nebena asks Buhari to call Oshiomhole, Oyegun to order

Nebena asks Buhari to call Oshiomhole, Oyegun to order

Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked  President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the ongoing face-off between leaders of the party.Nabena said Buhari's intervention in the disagreement between Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, and John Odigie-Oyegun, his predecessor, is necessary to avoid a weakening of the party's foundation.Oyegun had accused his [...]

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    Buhari describes FCT residents as ‘necessary evil’ for voting PDP

Buhari describes FCT residents as ‘necessary evil’ for voting PDP

President Muhammadu Buhari has described residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) as "necessary evil" for voting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election.Speaking when a delegation of FCT residents paid him Sallah homage at Aso Rock on Tuesday, the president said he is putting necessary measures in place to make Abuja secure for "myself and the [...]

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    Presidential panel recommends establishment of state police

Presidential panel recommends establishment of state police

The presidential panel on the reform of special anti-robbery squad (SARS) has recommended the establishment of state and local government police to tackle the rising insecurity in the country.This is in the report it submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.The panel, chaired by Tony Ojukwu, executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, was constituted [...]

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    Fashola: I doubt if any nation is doing what Buhari’s govt has done

Fashola: I doubt if any nation is doing what Buhari’s govt has done

Babatunde Fashola, former minister of power, works and housing, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari's administration for the "strides recorded so far".According to Channels Television the former minister described the achievement of this government as one of a kind, saying perhaps only a few or no other government has recorded such feat.Fashola was quoted as saying instead of engaging in one activity [...]

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    Don’t attack the president, Kumuyi tells Christians

Don’t attack the president, Kumuyi tells Christians

William Kumuyi, the general superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, has urged Christians not to attack the president of the country through any means.Kumuyi, who gave the admonition during his sermon at the Deeper Life Bible Church, headquarters, Gbagada, in Lagos, said that real Christians must obey constituted authorities and shun violence.In his sermon entitled “The Believers’ Preservation Until the [...]

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    Buhari departs Jeddah for Abuja

Buhari departs Jeddah for Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the royal terminal of King AbdulAziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for Abuja.This was after attending the 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah.NAN reports that the presidential aircraft conveying the president and members of his entourage left the Jeddah airport for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 2:45pm local [...]

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    I expect all PDP lawmakers to endorse me, says Lawan on senate presidency

I expect all PDP lawmakers to endorse me, says Lawan on senate presidency

Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, says he expects all senators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to endorse him for office of senate president.Lawan was reacting to the support Peter Nwaboshi, a PDP senator, declared for him.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, the senate leader said Nigerians only care about the betterment of their lives and not [...]

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    Amnesty to Buhari: Human rights should top your agenda this term

Amnesty to Buhari: Human rights should top your agenda this term

Amnesty International Nigeria has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to make human rights a priority in his new term.Speaking on Friday at the launch of "Nigeria: Human Rights Agenda", a publication,  Osai Ojigho, director of Amnesty International Nigeria, said during the first term of Buhari over 300 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) were killed.Ojigho added that many peaceful [...]

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