Friday, April 26, 2019

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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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    Melaye slams executive over ‘unlawful’ appointment of lottery commission DG

Melaye slams executive over ‘unlawful’ appointment of lottery commission DG

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, on Wednesday, said that a new director-general of national lottery commission has assumed office without due confirmation.The senator said the new DG had already begun performing the functions of his office without any referral to the upper legislative chamber."When President Muhammadu Buhari took over power at exactly 12:04 hours 29th May 2015, what the president [...]

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    FULL LIST: Presidency releases names of freed Chibok girls

FULL LIST: Presidency releases names of freed Chibok girls

The presidency has released the names of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed from the Boko Haram sect on Saturday.The list was released on Sunday evening after the girls met with President Muhammadu Buhari.The meeting was held behind closed doors.Some of the names include Kwana Simon, Grace Dauda, Jummai Paul, Tobita Pogo, Yanke Shetima, Jumai Miutah, Juliana Yakubu, Mary Yakubu and [...]

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    The Nigerian political class is at war with itself — and that’s a very good thing

The Nigerian political class is at war with itself — and that’s a very good thing

The confusion over the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as chair of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is one of the most remarkable pieces of political theatre you would ever see.This is a man nominated by the president of Nigeria for public office. The president is head of the government’s executive arm. Yet another organ of that arm, the [...]

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    Expelling a journalist and other presidency blunders

Expelling a journalist and other presidency blunders

Undoubtedly, the last thing President Muhammadu Buhari wants to put up with now are blunders that will bring unnecessary attention to how well he should be performing in managing the country.But it really appears some of the president’s aides are oblivious of this fact; and of the danger of the failure to oversee the affairs of citizens that are [...]

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    A presidency at war with everybody

A presidency at war with everybody

I think one of the reasons the Muhammadu Buhari administration currently seems overwhelmed and isolated is because the honcho and those close to him bought the hype that he was the only man that could change Nigeria.There is no doubt that a man, especially one widely touted to be of exemplary disposition can lead a revolution to change the lives [...]

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    Who is the presidency?

Who is the presidency?

When last week, President Muhammadu Buhari decided to suspend the secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir Lawal, and the director general of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, ambassador Ayo Oke in order to allow unfettered investigations of both public officers, the most striking immediate reaction was the SGF asking: who is the presidency? State house correspondents had accosted the then [...]

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    We have offended many of our greedy elite, presidency reacts to Umar’s criticism

We have offended many of our greedy elite, presidency reacts to Umar’s criticism

The presidency has said the anti-corruption efforts of the Muhammadu Buhari administration has offended many "greedy and frustrated" elite.Reacting to the criticism of the anti-corruption campaign by Dangiwa Umar, a retired colonel and social activist, the presidency said he (Umar) was not in a position to make accusations.Umar had accused the federal government of being selective in its anti-corruption crusade [...]

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    The siege of the Nigerian senate

The siege of the Nigerian senate

BY MUSA ABDULLAHIWhile President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical vacation in London and his vice, Yemi Osibanjo, was holding the fort in Abuja, Nigerians whose quality of life was tremendously impacted by the shibboleth of the stand-in leader in the state house felt that the government was working. In the little space of time Osibanjo functioned as acting president, [...]

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    Presidency: We’re absolutely not against anyone who wants to protest

Presidency: We’re absolutely not against anyone who wants to protest

The Nigerian Presidency has said it will not stop anyone from protesting and airing their grievances as long it is done in a lawful manner.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant (media & publicity) to the vice president, said the government was fully aware of the right of Nigerians to have freedom of assembly.Akande said this in reaction to the much-publicised One Voice [...]

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    Air force: How we crashed the aircraft received from presidency

Air force: How we crashed the aircraft received from presidency

The Nigeria air force says an aircraft handed to it by the presidency suffered a “mishap” while taxing on a tarmac in Makurdi, Benue state capital, last week.In a statement issued on Friday, Ayodele Famuyiwa, air force spokesman, said a panel had been set up to investigate the incident.“The attention of the Nigerian air force (NAF)has been drawn to media [...]

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