Saturday, August 10, 2019

Tag "presidency"

    El-Rufai kicks against zoning ahead of 2023 presidential election

El-Rufai kicks against zoning ahead of 2023 presidential election

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the country needs to choose competence over zoning when electing its president.In Nigeria, political offices, including the presidency, are rotated on the basis of geographical zones.Olusegun Obasanjo from Ogun state in the south-west was president between 1999 and 2007. He was succeeded by Umaru Musa Yar'Adua from Katsina state in the north-west. Following [...]

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    Presidency accuses Amnesty of supporting call for overthrow of Nigerian constitution

Presidency accuses Amnesty of supporting call for overthrow of Nigerian constitution

The presidency has accused Amnesty International (AI) of supporting the call for the overthrow of the Nigerian constitution.The Nigerian government made the accusation via its Twitter handle on Sunday.It said even though it has no objections with the operations of AI, the human rights watchdog is promoting tweets calling for lawlessness.It wrote: “The Government of Nigeria has absolutely no difficulty [...]

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    Buhari’s aides occupying office illegally, says CUPP

Buhari’s aides occupying office illegally, says CUPP

The Coalition of the United Political Parties (CUPP) has kicked against the continuous stay in office of some aides of President Muhammadu Buhari.The coalition said it has filed a suit to challenge the aides of the president who have refused to vacate office without fresh appointments.Imo Ugochinyere, spokesman of CUPP, made this known to reporters in Abuja.The coalition condemned Buhari's delay [...]

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    ‘Presidency frustrating AIT, Ray Power’ — Dokpesi raises the alarm

‘Presidency frustrating AIT, Ray Power’ — Dokpesi raises the alarm

Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM, has accused presidency of using the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to frustrate his stations.Dokpesi made the allegation while speaking with journalists during a press conference at the company headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.He expressed concern over the leadership of the NBC, claiming that press [...]

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    SIPs have ‘met the needs’ of beneficiaries

SIPs have ‘met the needs’ of beneficiaries

Some international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) have backed the social investment programmes (SIPs) of the federal government.Africa Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Action Aid and the National Economic Summit Group (NESG) are among the organisation that endorsed the SIPs.A presidential source said the validation by the NGOs is important to President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Ohanaeze sec-gen: Amaechi spoke the truth… Igbo are out of 2023 presidential race

Ohanaeze sec-gen: Amaechi spoke the truth… Igbo are out of 2023 presidential race

Uche Okwukwu, secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says the statement credited to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, on Igbo presidency is "nothing but the truth".In a statement on Monday, Okwukwu said those who attacked the minister over the statement were politically ignorant.In an interview, Amaechi had said the people of the south-east should not demand the presidency in 2023 because the [...]

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    CCT chairman: I’m only answerable to the presidency — NOT any institution

CCT chairman: I’m only answerable to the presidency — NOT any institution

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), says he is not answerable to any institution aside the presidency.According to PUNCH, he said this while responding to a petition against him by the Incorporated Trustees of the Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative, a non-governmental organisation.Umar said he and members of the tribunal are not judicial officers, hence [...]

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    Okorocha: Oshiomhole, Amaechi planning to stop me by all means

Okorocha: Oshiomhole, Amaechi planning to stop me by all means

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, are trying to stop his political progress by all means.Addressing some of his supporters on Tuesday, he said their calculation is that he would be a strong force to contend with in 2023, hence, the plan to stop him.He [...]

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    Presidency: We’re not involved in plot to arrest Onnoghen, frame justices

Presidency: We’re not involved in plot to arrest Onnoghen, frame justices

The presidency has denied plotting to arrest Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), as is being alleged by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said the presidency will not interfere with Onnoghen's ongoing trial and has no involvement in an alleged plot to frame supreme court justices.On Friday, the CUPP alleged the presidency plans to [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Demand a written agreement if your zone is promised power in 2023

Shehu Sani: Demand a written agreement if your zone is promised power in 2023

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says those geo-politcal zones that have been promised power in 2023 should demand a written agreement to that effect.The senator said this via a tweet on Tuesday.Sani said the agreement should be signed by the presidential candidates and chieftains of the political parties offering the promise and witnessed by respected traditional and religious leaders.The [...]

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    Garba Shehu accuses Amnesty of damaging morale of the military

Garba Shehu accuses Amnesty of damaging morale of the military

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has accused Amnesty International (AI) of damaging the morale of the Nigerian military with its "bias" report on the farmers-herders conflict.On Monday, the international watchdog released a report on the incessant attacks involving herdsmen and farmers in the country, saying close to 4,000 lives have been lost in the attack since 2016.It also accused government and [...]

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    Presidency: We won’t allow Nnamdi Kanu ruin the relationship we have with other countries

Presidency: We won’t allow Nnamdi Kanu ruin the relationship we have with other countries

The presidency says it will not allow Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ruin the cordial relationship Nigeria has with other countries.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said this in reaction to the reappearance of the IPOB leader.Kanu, who had not be seen publicly in 13 months, resurfaced in Israel, according to a video released by Radio Biafra.In [...]

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    Saraki: APC’s nightmare, presidency’s mortal fear

Saraki: APC’s nightmare, presidency’s mortal fear

BY JUDE NDUKWEEver since his emergence as Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has been the undeserved target of mudslinging, character assassination, frivolous court cases, undue media trial, executive harassment and humiliation, propaganda, half-truths and outright falsehood among other shenanigans aimed at cowing and arm-twisting him to force him to bow to the whims and caprices of a powerful cabal operating [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Abba Kyari turned down N200m monthly… he can’t be involved in N29m bribe

Garba Shehu: Abba Kyari turned down N200m monthly… he can’t be involved in N29m bribe

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, is innocent of the N29.9m bribery allegation peddled against him.TheCable had earlier reported Kyari's response to the allegation by one Bako Kyari, who identified himself as a nephew to the chief of staff.Bako had accused Kyari, during a recent [...]

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    DSS: Why we obeyed directive to recall redeployed officers

DSS: Why we obeyed directive to recall redeployed officers

The Department of State Services (DSS) has explained why it complied with the directive to reverse postings of some officials transferred out of the headquarters of the service in Abuja.There were reports that the presidency mounted pressure on Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the DSS, to recall the redeployed officers.He had transferred some officers out of the headquarters when he [...]

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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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