Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tag "presidency"

    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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    PHOTO: No lies can stop Osinbajo from becoming president in 2023, says Ondo youth group

PHOTO: No lies can stop Osinbajo from becoming president in 2023, says Ondo youth group

The Ondo state chapter of the Southwest Youth Congress (SYC) says no amount of gimmicks or lies against Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo can stop him from becoming Nigeria’s president in 2023.The group made this known on Thursday during a procession for Osinbajo's candidacy in Akure, the state capital.Bamise Akintomide, who led the state chapter of SYC, alleged that "desperate cabals" are [...]

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    Aso Rock cabal frustrating Osinbajo, says MASSOB

Aso Rock cabal frustrating Osinbajo, says MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) says the cabal in the presidential villa are frustrating Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Uchenna Madu, MASSOB leader, said this in a statement issued in Awka, Anambra state, on Sunday.He said the silence of President Muhammadu Buhari to the alleged frustration of Osinbajo by the cabal in the presidential villa is [...]

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    Ngige: Igbo must support APC — they won’t be offered presidency in bedroom

Ngige: Igbo must support APC — they won’t be offered presidency in bedroom

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says the south-east must support the All Progressives Congress (APC) as nobody will offer the region the position of president on a platter of gold.Speaking in Anambra state on Tuesday, the minister said the region should stop "shouting marginalisation" as power is not given based on sentiment and emotion.He said President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    FG proposes N9.79 trillion for 2020 budget

FG proposes N9.79 trillion for 2020 budget

The federal government says it will propose a sum of N9.79 trillion to the national assembly as total expenditure in the 2020 budget.The amount which represents an increase of 9.75 percent over N8.916 trillion spending for 2019, is based on the projection of a proposed revenue of about N7.64 trillion and a total proposed fiscal deficit component of about N2.142 trillion.Zainab [...]

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    SHOCKER: Aso Rock got N15bn for cars, generators and travels in 10 years

SHOCKER: Aso Rock got N15bn for cars, generators and travels in 10 years

Nigeria’s seat of power got N15 billion for cars, generators and travels between 2010 and 2019.Budget documents analysed by TheCable showed that in those years, a total of N664 million was allocated to generators, while local and international trips gulped N7 billion and cars got N7.32 billion.Within the period that Aso Rock got the huge resources, US-based Brookings Institution rated [...]

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    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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