Thursday, January 17, 2019

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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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    Presidency commissions weekly newsletter to ‘hear’ all Nigerians

Presidency commissions weekly newsletter to ‘hear’ all Nigerians

The Presidency Office of Digital Engagement (PODE) has commissioned a weekly newsletter for Nigerians home and abroad to stay abreast of most immediate decisions in-and-out of Aso Villa.The weekly email newsletter, titled "Government At Work", which appears on Mondays, tries to capture in detail what the government has done in the previous week, and is currently doing.It ranges from events, policy [...]

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    Nothing like ‘padding’ in legislative engagement, says presidency

Nothing like ‘padding’ in legislative engagement, says presidency

The presidency, on Tuesday, said that the 2016 budget was not padded.Ita Enang,  senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly affairs, said this while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.He spoke in response to allegations of "budget padding" against the leadership of the federal house of representatives by Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house appropriations committee.“I [...]

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    Presidency: No discrimination. Christian pilgrims also bought dollar for N160

Presidency: No discrimination. Christian pilgrims also bought dollar for N160

The Presidency has said that the subsidy on foreign exchange offered to Muslim pilgrims was also made available to Christian pilgrims.The directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) should sell dollars to Muslims embarking on Hajj pilgrimage at the rate of N197 to the dollar has generated widespread criticism.The announcement, which was disseminated on Thursday through a [...]

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