Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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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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    Shehu Sani: How PDP-led legislature and presidency can work together

Shehu Sani: How PDP-led legislature and presidency can work together

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has bared his mind on how Nigeria can move forward amid the recent political developments.Various lawmakers and governors have left their party to another in the last two weeks.Senate President Bukola Saraki leads the retinue of lawmakers that left the All Progressives Congress (APC) while governors Samuel Ortom and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Benue and [...]

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    The law meant for rich and poor, says Garba Shehu on Saraki’s police invitation

The law meant for rich and poor, says Garba Shehu on Saraki’s police invitation

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says every Nigerian, irrespective of his or her social class, is answerable to the law.He said this in reaction to criticisms on the police invitation of Senate President Bukola Saraki over the robbery in Offa, Kwara state.On Monday, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), asked Saraki to appear at the office of intelligence response team (IRT) [...]

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    Femi Adesina: How Buhari tackled nationwide killings

Femi Adesina: How Buhari tackled nationwide killings

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has released details of the efforts the current administration has taken to curtail insecurity.Thousands of lives and properties worth millions of naira have been lost to wanton attacks and killings across the country, particularly in the northern region.President Muhammadu Buhari has come under heated criticisms for allegedly not doing [...]

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    Sheriff named DG of Buhari support committee

Sheriff named DG of Buhari support committee

Ali Modu Sheriff, former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been named the director-general of "Buhari 2019 presidential support committee".Gideon Sammani, senior special assistant to the president on political matters, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.The committee is made up of 35 members in the support committee, 10 in the national advisory committee, five members of national [...]

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    FG to publish list of 200 ‘looters’

FG to publish list of 200 ‘looters’

The federal government will soon make public, list of 200 persons who allegedly looted Nigeria's treasury.According to Daily Trust, Okoi Obono-Obla, special assistant to the president on prosecution, disclosed this at the inauguration of a new software application for tracking illicit properties in the country.The application was developed by African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), a civil society [...]

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    Presidency on Plateau attack: There were several killings under PDP too

Presidency on Plateau attack: There were several killings under PDP too

The presidency says killings are not peculiar to the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said this in reaction to the seven days of mourning declared by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the recent mass killing in Plateau state.In a statement released on Thursday, Adesina described the PDP's declaration as "irresponsible politics".He said killings have [...]

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    Presidency fires back: N’assembly got N270bn but still distorted the budget

Presidency fires back: N’assembly got N270bn but still distorted the budget

The presidency has taken another swipe at the national assembly over the 2018 budget, accusing the lawmakers of not being contended with the N170 billion funds for constituency projects.Reacting to the national assembly’s claims that alterations in the budget were justifiable, the presidency said it is surprised the lawmakers were cutting allocations of national projects, despite having “enough”.While signing the [...]

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    ‘N2.7trn spent on infrastructure, 5 million new taxpayers, N100bn Sukuk bond’ — presidency lists achievements

‘N2.7trn spent on infrastructure, 5 million new taxpayers, N100bn Sukuk bond’ — presidency lists achievements

The presidency has released a fact sheet outlining the achievements of the Muhammadu Buhari administration since it assumed office three years ago.The 41-page document highlights successes in the economy, security and the fight against corruption – the three priorities of President Buhari’s change agenda.The fact sheet is organised into the following sections: resetting the economy; restoring growth, growing what we [...]

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    Presidency questions credibility of Amnesty’s report on rape

Presidency questions credibility of Amnesty’s report on rape

The presidency says Amnesty International's report alleging human rights violation by Nigerian security agencies is inherently battling with credibility, falling vehemently short of evidential narration.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, made this position known in a statement in Abuja.Amnesty will on Thursday release the report titled 'They Betrayed Us: Women who survived Boko Haram [...]

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    Omokri to Garba Shehu: Don’t blame Patience Jonathan for Buhari’s woes

Omokri to Garba Shehu: Don’t blame Patience Jonathan for Buhari’s woes

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to leave Patience Jonathan alone "as she is not responsible for its failure".In an article titled ‘The Real Price of Changing the Change (1),’ Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had said Patience Jonathan would be the happiest if Buhari is voted out in 2019.“The former [...]

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    Bakare on presidency: Sowore will do his turn, I will do mine

Bakare on presidency: Sowore will do his turn, I will do mine

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly church, says he and Omoyele Sowore, a presidential aspirant, will lead Nigeria.Bakare said this when Sowore paid a visit to his church.Introducing him to the congregation, Bakare described the Sahara Reporters publisher as an "uncompromising non-conformist rebel with a cause".He said though they both have their eyes on the seat of the president, [...]

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    Garba Shehu asks Nigerians to pause and count blessings brought by Buhari

Garba Shehu asks Nigerians to pause and count blessings brought by Buhari

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has asked Nigerians to take a moment to acknowledge the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.He said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday.Acknowledging that more still needs to be done, Shehu said the federal government is working to make everyone feel the change they voted [...]

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