Saturday, July 11, 2020

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    Presidency: Magu’s probe shows fight against corruption is real

Presidency: Magu’s probe shows fight against corruption is real

The presidency has defended the suspension of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who is being investigated for alleged corruption. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday that Magu’s suspension shows the fight against corruption is real. He said Magu is not immune to such a probe because there are no sacred cows [...]

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    ‘You are a mere irritant’ — Femi Adesina blasts Ango Abdullahi’s group

‘You are a mere irritant’ — Femi Adesina blasts Ango Abdullahi’s group

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, has described the Northern Elders Forum led by Ango Abdullahi as "a mere irritant". Reacting to the group's criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari over the rising insecurity in the north, Adesina described the group as a "one-man army" which is driven by political interests and its dislike for the president. Abdullahi had said the constant attacks by bandits and [...]

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    IPOB being sponsored to allege Christian genocide in Nigeria, says presidency

IPOB being sponsored to allege Christian genocide in Nigeria, says presidency

The presidency has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of using false claims to deceive the United States and the United Kingdom.  Using the cover of Christianity, the presidency said IPOB is calling for a US special envoy to be appointed to stop the “genocide” of Christians in Nigeria.  But in a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, [...]

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    Presidency lists 50 measures FG has taken to combat coronavirus

Presidency lists 50 measures FG has taken to combat coronavirus

The presidency has listed about 50 measures taken by the Buhari administration to combat the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said the precautionary measures were carried out by federal government agencies and experts "under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari." Among the measures which Adesina listed in a statement on Wednesday include the presidential task force set up to lead [...]

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    Buhari’s office or study? Confusion over State House fumigation sparks Twitter storm

Buhari’s office or study? Confusion over State House fumigation sparks Twitter storm

How can President Muhammadu Buhari be at work in the office on Thursday when the same office was fumigated? This seemingly harmless question has sparked a Twitter storm and led to a trending hashtag #TheBuhariChallenge. In a picture released by presidency on Thursday night, Buhari was seen working from the study at his residence in the State House. TheCable confirmed that the president [...]

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    Presidency: Beneficiaries of Boko Haram inciting protests against service chiefs

Presidency: Beneficiaries of Boko Haram inciting protests against service chiefs

The presidency says some persons who are benefitting from the Boko Haram insurgency are inciting Nigerians against the country's military chiefs. In a statement, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said "a section of the political class" had hired thousands to protest against the head of the service chiefs on Monday. Shehu further accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of orchestrating the protests to [...]

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    ‘Don’t mislead Nigerians’ — presidency warns CAN over Dapchi girls

‘Don’t mislead Nigerians’ — presidency warns CAN over Dapchi girls

The presidency has accused the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of misleading Nigerians with its claim that the federal government paid ransom for the release of the schoolgirls who were abducted in Dapchi, Yobe state. Boko Haram insurgents had abducted 110 students from Government Girls' Science and Technical College, Dapchi, in February 2018. However, while five died in captivity, the insurgents returned [...]

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    Presidency: We welcome CAN’s protest against killings

Presidency: We welcome CAN’s protest against killings

The presidency says the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) exercised its rights through Sunday's protest. The Christian body held protests across the country to express sadness over the persistent insecurity and the recent killing of Lawan Andimi, its chairman, by Boko Haram insurgents. Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the security agencies alone cannot handle insecurity in [...]

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    You can’t have Biafra and presidency at the same time, ACF spokesman tells Igbo

You can’t have Biafra and presidency at the same time, ACF spokesman tells Igbo

Anthony Sani, secretary-general of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), says the Igbo community cannot pursue their agitation for Biafra and presidency at the same time. Sani said this while reacting to an article on the advice of Isa Funtua, an associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, gave to the south-east on its aspiration for the number one seat in the land. Funtua had asked [...]

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    EXTRA: I’m a cabal myself, says Isa Funtua

EXTRA: I’m a cabal myself, says Isa Funtua

Isa Funtua, an associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, says he is not a member of any cabal but a "cabal myself." Funtua, who hails from Katsina like the president, is among those whom critics of the Buhari administration refer to as the cabal. At various times, Aisha, wife of the president, has said her husband's government had been hijacked by some of [...]

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    Bode George will contest presidency in 2023, says aide

Bode George will contest presidency in 2023, says aide

Bode George, former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has indicated interest to contest as president in 2023. The Pathfinder Consortium, a group led by Uthman Shodipe-Dosunmu, George's special adviser, made the announcement in a statement. It is, however, unclear under which party the former PDP stalwart will be contesting but last week, Walid Jibrin, chairman of the board [...]

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    ‘Third term agenda kicked off in September’ — Falana replies Garba Shehu

‘Third term agenda kicked off in September’ — Falana replies Garba Shehu

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the presidency is attacking him for challenging support groups that are behind the "third term agenda". Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had accused Falana of spreading fake news over his claim that there are plans for the president to get another term. But in a statement on Wednesday, Falana said the third term agenda for Buhari [...]

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    Ask Garba Shehu, says Femi Adesina as he dodges questions on Aisha Buhari’s allegations

Ask Garba Shehu, says Femi Adesina as he dodges questions on Aisha Buhari’s allegations

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, refused to comment on the allegations raised by Aisha Buhari on Wednesday. Buhari's wife had accused Shehu of “crossing his boundaries”, and interfering in her family matters. She said the presidential spokesman had been in the middle of some of the controversies that rocked her family of recent. Asked to comment [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: Presidential aides not doing enough to defend my husband

Aisha Buhari: Presidential aides not doing enough to defend my husband

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has accused presidential aides of failing to speak up on important matters but rather commenting on unnecessary things. Speaking on Journalists' Hangout, a programme on Television Continental (TVC), the first lady cited instances where she felt the presidential aides did not do enough to dispel fake news peddled about Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. During the [...]

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    ‘No one too powerful for Buhari to control’ — 3 things Garba Shehu said on sack of Osinbajo’s aides

‘No one too powerful for Buhari to control’ — 3 things Garba Shehu said on sack of Osinbajo’s aides

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari is too powerful for anyone to control. Shehu said this in reaction to comments that some individuals influenced the sacking of some aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. More than 30 persons working with Osinbajo were asked to go earlier in the week. Explaining the reason for the action, Shehu said it was in line with Buhari’s directive for “an [...]

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    Ladoja: I was impeached because I told Obasanjo he wasn’t qualified for third term

Ladoja: I was impeached because I told Obasanjo he wasn’t qualified for third term

Rashidi Ladoja, former governor of Oyo state, says he was impeached in 2006 because he told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that he was not qualified for a third term in office. Elected in 2003 under the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP), the former governor was impeached in January 2006, reinstated in December 2006 and his term ended in 2007. In [...]

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