Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Presidency hit by yet another controversy — this time on Eko Atlantic City

Presidency hit by yet another controversy — this time on Eko Atlantic City

Just when the “embarrassment” involving Naomi Campbell, British supermodel, is yet to die down, the presidency has been entangled in another web of controversy.This time around it is about the Eko Atlantic City. The project situated in the Victoria Island part of Lagos is a planned coastal city being constructed on reclaimed land from the Atlantic Ocean.On Friday, Akinwunmi Ambode, governor [...]

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    PDP seeks arrest of Buhari’s aides over ‘Martin Luther King award’ controversy

PDP seeks arrest of Buhari’s aides over ‘Martin Luther King award’ controversy

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the presidency over its “lies” concerning the Martin Luther King award said to have been received by President Muhammadu Buhari.The family of King, late American human rights activist, visited Buhari on Monday.During the visit, Naomi Barbara King, matriarch of the family, presented a plaque to the president.The federal government later announced that Buhari [...]

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    Garba Shehu to PDP: Explain your role in Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal

Garba Shehu to PDP: Explain your role in Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to explain its role in the Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal.He said the party's alleged involvement in the scandal shows "rigging is its main area of core competence".It recently emerged that a wealthy supporter of former President Goodluck Jonathan allegedly hired [...]

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    Femi Adesina: If Buhari contests in 2019, his opponents should just run away

Femi Adesina: If Buhari contests in 2019, his opponents should just run away

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal is yet to declare his intention for the 2019 election because he wants to prevent opponents from sabotaging the country.In an interview with reporters during the weekend, Adesina said it will be a problem if Buhari "speaks too early".He said the president would keep his intentions to his "chest" until the "time [...]

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    ‘It might be a political distraction’ – Garba Shehu dismisses TI report

‘It might be a political distraction’ – Garba Shehu dismisses TI report

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has described as “misleading and unfair”, the recent report of Transparency International (TI) that corruption is “getting worse” in Nigeria.In its latest corruption perception index (CPI), TI said Nigeria dropped from 136 in 2016 to 148 in 2017, out of the 180 countries surveyed.Reacting on Friday, Shehu said [...]

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    Fake Buhari tweet on herdsmen in circulation, says presidency

Fake Buhari tweet on herdsmen in circulation, says presidency

The presidency has alerted the public to the existence of a fake Twitter handle purportedly belonging to President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Saturday, Femi Adesina, Buhari's spokesman, said a message is already in circulation from the fake handle.“The spurious message seeks to justify attacks by herdsmen, saying they were only defending themselves,” the statement read.“Evil doers and enemies of [...]

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    Obasanjo reveals why he visited 97 countries as president

Obasanjo reveals why he visited 97 countries as president

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo says he visited a total of 97 countries between 1999 and 2007 when he presided over the country.The elder statesman said he embarked on those journies to stave off the negative perception which the world had about Nigeria.He spoke when he delivered a lecture at the AIG-Blavatnik school of government, University of Oxford, UK, on Monday.“I was elected as president [...]

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    Garba Shehu asks religious leaders to guide their utterances

Garba Shehu asks religious leaders to guide their utterances

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has warned religious leaders to refrain from making divisive statements.In a statement on Saturday, Shehu said the responsibility of maintaining peace and order is not that of the government alone but religious organisations as well.He said the allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari let down Muslims by not attending [...]

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    I support single term presidency, says Ekweremadu

I support single term presidency, says Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has advocated a single-term presidency of five or six years for Nigeria and other African countries to deepen democracy and good governance.Ekweremadu spoke while delivering a lecture entitled: ‘Constitutionalism and the Challenges of Leadership in Africa: an Evaluation of Tested Models’ on Tuesday.The event was organised by the Centre for Media and Peace Initiatives, a [...]

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    Garba Shehu and the ‘agenda’ to keep embarrassing Nigeria

Garba Shehu and the ‘agenda’ to keep embarrassing Nigeria

The announcement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, that rodents invaded President Buhari’s office while he was away in the UK for treatment thus necessitating a renovation even as Buhari works from home gives one serious cause for concern if there is not a devious agenda to keep shaming, ridiculing, and embarrassing Nigeria by Shehu and certain individuals in the presidency [...]

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    Watch your tongue, Garba Shehu warns those criticising Buhari

Watch your tongue, Garba Shehu warns those criticising Buhari

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has advised those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over restructuring to exercise restraint in their choice of words.In a statement on Wednesday, Shehu said issues are resolved through "established processes, not by abuses, insults or irresponsible statements".He was reacting to opinions expressed over Buhari’s speech. The president had said [...]

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    Senate: Buhari broke no law, people should stop making noise about resignation

Senate: Buhari broke no law, people should stop making noise about resignation

The senate on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari had not violated any law by not returning from medical vacation after 90 days.The senate made this known in a statement released by Aliyu Abdullahi, its spokesperson.It was reacting to protests by a coalition of civil society organizations, operating under the aegis of 'OurMumuDonDo,' demanding the resignation of the president over his [...]

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    Magu must act on AGF’s letter else there’ll be consequences, says Buhari’s aide

Magu must act on AGF’s letter else there’ll be consequences, says Buhari’s aide

Okoi Obono-Obla, special assistant to the president on prosecutions, says there will be consequences if Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), fails to act on the letter written to him by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice.TheCable had reported that the AGF, in a letter dated August 1, ordered [...]

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    Presidency: We don’t consider Nnamdi Kanu a south-east leader of thought

Presidency: We don’t consider Nnamdi Kanu a south-east leader of thought

The presidency has said it does not consider Nnamdi Kanu, arrowhead of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), as a leader of thought in the south-east region.Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, gave this as the reason why Kanu was left out of the ongoing consultations of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo with leaders of the south-east."Well, the thing [...]

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    Judges recall: You are defending the indefensible, presidency tells NJC

Judges recall: You are defending the indefensible, presidency tells NJC

The presidency has said the National Judicial Council (NJC) is "defending the indefensible" with respect to its justification of the recall of judges accused of corruption.According to the presidency, contrary to the position of the NJC, there was a subsisting notice of appeal against the judgment that acquitted justice Adeniyi Ademola.In a statement issued on Monday, Okoi Obono-Obla, special assistant [...]

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    Buhari and the marabouts

Buhari and the marabouts

“Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?”“Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?”“She is a social media assistant at the Presidency. She shoots straight and direct. She defends President Muhammadu Buhari with the passion of someone the President treats like a daughter.”“Not a son, this time, a daughter! Interesting. Of power, fathers, wives, sons and daughters….”“She spits fire, particularly if the person [...]

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