Saturday, February 23, 2019

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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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    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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