Monday, November 12, 2018

Tag "President Buhari"

    2019: We must market Buhari from door-to-door, says Yahaya Bello

2019: We must market Buhari from door-to-door, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says for President Muhammadu Buhari to be reelected in 2019, the All Progressives Congress (APC) must be ready to market his accomplishments.Bello said this at a dinner hosted by the president for youth political appointees and supporters of his administration at the presidential villa, Abuja.He said failure to present the achievements of the current [...]

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    Shi’ites march to Aso Rock, ask Nigerians to send Buhari back to Daura

Shi’ites march to Aso Rock, ask Nigerians to send Buhari back to Daura

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) from the south-west have called on people in the region to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Addressing journalists during a protest at the entrance of the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday, Muftau Zakariya, south-west coordinator of the group, said the president has no "moral justification" to remain in office beyond [...]

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    2019: Buhari to receive nomination form on Tuesday

2019: Buhari to receive nomination form on Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will receive presidential nomination and expression of interest forms on Tuesday, NAN is reporting.Buhari would pick the forms at the new banquet hall of the presidential villa, Abuja, at 11:30am.On September 5, a group known as the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN) presented a cheque of N45 million to Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    PDP asks national assembly to override Buhari on electoral amendment bill

PDP asks national assembly to override Buhari on electoral amendment bill

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the national assembly to override President Muhammadu Buhari on the electoral act amendment bill.The party made the call in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, its national publicity secretary.Buhari had declined assent to the bill, citing "some drafting issues that remain unaddressed following the prior revisions to the bill".The PDP, however, said Buhari’s veto did not [...]

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    Mr president, restore the lost public trust before it is too late

Mr president, restore the lost public trust before it is too late

Immediately President Buhari won the last presidential election, I set an agenda for him, as an effect of my many years of experience within the context of nation building. I told Mr. President that every President who served before him betrayed the public trust. And without it being restored, he would have a bumpy, bouncy and potholed ride. I told [...]

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    35 states get N28bn loan to pay salaries — minus Lagos

35 states get N28bn loan to pay salaries — minus Lagos

The federal government has given approval for the release of N28 billion as budget loan for 35 states, excluding Lagos which does not need it.Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning made this known to reporters at the end of the national economic council (NEC) meeting chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.According to him, each state will receive N800 million to [...]

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    Don’t rush into single currency, Buhari warns ECOWAS

Don’t rush into single currency, Buhari warns ECOWAS

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against rushing into currency integration.The regional body is targetting 2020 for the achievement of this goal.But in his speech at the fourth meeting of the presidential task force on the ECOWAS currency programme, Buhari said the framework for implementing the single currency agenda in the sub-region was not [...]

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    FG to review power sector privatisation

FG to review power sector privatisation

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government will restructure the power sector to optimise the operations of electricity distribution companies (DisCos).The president, who was represented by Zainab Ahmed, minister of state for budget and national planning, said this at the end of the 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja on Thursday.He said the review would effect changes in the ownership structures of [...]

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    Four highlights from Buhari’s independence day speech

Four highlights from Buhari’s independence day speech

In his second independence day speech, President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on issues of interest ranging from calls for restructuring, the federal government’s diversification policy for the economy, institutional reforms in the nation’s political landscape and efforts aimed at restoring peace and security to the country.Here are some highlights of his speech which hinged on national security, the economy and corruption.On [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari receives Osinbajo at home

PHOTOS: Buhari receives Osinbajo at home

President Muhammadu Buhari, who resumed work on Monday, welcomed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to his private residence at the presidential villa in Abuja.Both men exchanged pleasantries before going into a private meeting.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    Behind the pilgrimages to Abuja House

Behind the pilgrimages to Abuja House

In Nigeria, we have incredible appetite for the dramatic. Irrespective of how uncomplicated an issue or situation is, Nigerians will build a muddled plot around it and end up confusing themselves and as many people of the world as get interested.A mortal being, who has seen and fought many wars and is possibly closer to 90 than his official 74 [...]

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    Hurray! Buhari tourism is here

Hurray! Buhari tourism is here

Last weekend, tourism industry practitioners rose from ashes of depression to high praises and celebration over the appointment of Segun Runsewe and Folarin Coker as director-generals of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) respectively.The two time-tested administrators and frontline tourism apostles were appointed by President Buhari to rev up the dwindling fortunes of [...]

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    PHOTO EXTRA: Buhari with his ‘dear wife’ in London

PHOTO EXTRA: Buhari with his ‘dear wife’ in London

Aisha Buhari is with her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, in London, United Kingdom.Buhari is in the UK for a short leave and medical checkup.Adebisi Olumide-Ajayi, the special assistant to the President’s wife on media, on Sunday shared a picture showing the president and his wife in London.She captioned it: "Our president and his dear wife in London."Buhari had played host to Ibikunle [...]

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    Presidency: Buhari not dead… may rumour-mongers receive grace to repent

Presidency: Buhari not dead… may rumour-mongers receive grace to repent

President Muhammadu Buhari is not dead, the presidency has said.Fake reports had on Saturday suggested that the president was flown to a German hospital where he died.In reaction, presidential spokespersons, Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina, shut down the reports through their social media handles.Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to the President, called on those spreading the rumours to repent."Best [...]

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    After criticising Buhari, Soyinka apologises for ‘miscommunication’

After criticising Buhari, Soyinka apologises for ‘miscommunication’

Wole Soyinka, a professor and playwright, has apologised for his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari's congratulatory message to Adama Barrow, president-elect of The Gambia.After Barrow's victory at the polls ended President Yahya Jammeh's 22-year grip on power, Buhari had congratulated the West AFrican country, saying he was looking forward to a "smooth transition of power and working with the incoming President of The [...]

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    Buhari acted well in establishing north-east committee, says group

Buhari acted well in establishing north-east committee, says group

The inauguration of a Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative(PCNI) has been described as the right step in the right direction.D. B Shaljaba, coordinator of the Network for Sustainable Development and Empowerment in Borno South (NSDE), said this in a statement issued on Monday.He said the move has further given hope to the people of the north-east region.Shaljaba said [...]

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