Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag "Muhmmadu Buhari"

    CLOSE-UP: Onnoghen, the new CJN who upheld Rev King’s death sentence and cancelled Yar’Adua’s election

CLOSE-UP: Onnoghen, the new CJN who upheld Rev King’s death sentence and cancelled Yar’Adua’s election

Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen is the new chief justice of Nigeria. He was appointed acting CJN on November 10, 2016, when Mahmud Mohammed, his predecessor, retired. A controversy had brewed over President Muhammadu Buhari’s delay in sending his name to the senate for confirmation as CJN. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo eventually forwarded his name to the upper legislative chamber, but not until two [...]

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    PDP to Jonathan: Just propaganda and lies, Buhari hasn’t done better

PDP to Jonathan: Just propaganda and lies, Buhari hasn’t done better

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says in less than two years in office, President Muhammadu Buhari has reversed all the achievements made by the Goodluck Jonathan administration. In a congratulatory message to the former president on his 59th birthday, Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman of the faction, said Nigerians were yearning for his return. He said Jonathan willingly conceded [...]

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    Impeachment plot against Buhari laughable, says APC

Impeachment plot against Buhari laughable, says APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday said reports of a plot to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari by some senators during a closed session of the senate on Tuesday is laughable and a joke taken too far. A statement signed by Mai Mala Buni, national secretary of the APC, advised the senators in question to stop the huge joke and [...]

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    Fayose on 2016 budget: Nigeria may be forged under Buhari

Fayose on 2016 budget: Nigeria may be forged under Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has described the controversy surrounding the 2016 budget as a “national embarrassment”, saying there is a possibility of Nigeria being forged under the President Muhammadu Buhari. The governor advised Buhari to withdraw and present a new budget, criticising the anti-graft campaign of the current administration. “If under a president that says he is fighting corruption, the budget [...]

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CAF honours Muhammadu Buhari with platinum award

President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, was honoured with a platinum award by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Thursday. Buhari was awarded for his leadership of the country since he became president last May. The country's minister for youth and sports development, Solomon Dalung, was on hand to receive the award on his behalf at the 2015 [...]

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    Buhari, Amaechi to meet Xi over Nigerian rails

Buhari, Amaechi to meet Xi over Nigerian rails

President Muhammadu Buhari, Rotimi Amaechi, the minister for transportation will be in South Africa on Thursday to participate in the Forum on China/Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) with plans to revive Nigerian rails. At the forum, taking place in Johannesburg, from December 4-5, Buhari will follow up his discussion with the Chinese leader during November’s United Nations General Assembly in New York. According to [...]

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    TRIBUTE: Owolabi, the journalist caring for IDPs

TRIBUTE: Owolabi, the journalist caring for IDPs

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Boko Haram would be defeated on or before December 2015. The pessimists say Boko Haram is not just a battle to be won, but an ideology to be conquered, and December is not feasible for that. Optimists on the other hand say they stand with the president that all things are possible. Both schools of thought [...]

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Naira firms up after CBN intervention

The naira appreciated by one point against the US dollar after the Central Bank injected dollars into the Nigerian market on Friday. Bola Onadele, managing director of the FMDQ, a regulator comprising main commercial banks and the central bank, confirmed that the apex bank  sold dollars but did not say how much. "The central bank intervened on Friday ... it sold dollars [...]

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    Send corrupt persons to jail, Sultan tells Buhari

Send corrupt persons to jail, Sultan tells Buhari

Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, wants President Muhammadu Buhari to prosecute all those found guilty of corruption. Delivering a key note address during a security conference organised by the Sun newspapers and the police in Abuja on Monday, the traditional ruler pledged support for the anti-corruption stance of the current administration. Abubakar is a member of the national peace committee which [...]

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    Buhari: Mbaka ready to sacrifice his life for truth

Buhari: Mbaka ready to sacrifice his life for truth

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday showered encomium on Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu (AMEN), describing him as a man who speaks the truth to power. Buhari said Mbaka is a remarkable example that religious leaders are the conscience and moral compass of the society. In a statement issued on his behalf by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant [...]

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    Buhari: I will hunt Boko Haram without mercy

Buhari: I will hunt Boko Haram without mercy

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to use all the resources at the disposal of his government to fight insurgency. Condemning the recent attacks in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, Buhari described Boko Haram insurgents as “enemies of everybody, and enemies of humanity everywhere”. He said he was deeply touched by incidents of violence on innocent people during the month of Ramadan. “The terrorists are [...]

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    APC: PDP’s claim on Osinbajo, Tinubu, an act of desperation

APC: PDP’s claim on Osinbajo, Tinubu, an act of desperation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted the allegation that Yemi Osinbajo, running mate of Muhmmadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the party, was planning to hand over to Bola Tinubu, APC national leader, if the opposition party wins the forthcoming general election. Describing the claim of the ruling party as an attempt to divert attention from the success of Buhari’s [...]

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