Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "President Buhari"

    We didn’t know we’d come back to Nigeria, Chibok girl tells Buhari

We didn’t know we’d come back to Nigeria, Chibok girl tells Buhari

One of the 21 freed Chibok girls on Wednesday told president Muhammadu Buhari that while in Boko Haram's captivity, they never expected to be brought back home.Tolu Ogunlesi, head of digital communications for the presidency, made this known in a tweet shortly after the girls met with president Buhari.According to Ogunlesi, the girls who had spent two and half years as captives [...]

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    Buhari: Incredible selfishness of looters extended Boko Haram’s ‘reign of terror’

Buhari: Incredible selfishness of looters extended Boko Haram’s ‘reign of terror’

President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed treasury looters for the extension of the "reign of terror" of Boko Haram insurgents.The president said this on Tuesday at the lunch of the Reviewed National Counter Terrorism Strategy (NACTEST) in Abuja.Buhari, who was represented by Yemi Osinbajo, vice president Yemi Osinbajo, said: "Sadly because of the disgraceful deed and the wickedness of some in governance [...]

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    The law will take its course, Buhari tells Zamfara ‘blasphemy’ killers

The law will take its course, Buhari tells Zamfara ‘blasphemy’ killers

President Muhammadu Buhari says justice will be meted out to the perpetrators of the mob killings in Zamfara state.Eight people were burnt alive by a mob at Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata Mafara on Monday.The victims were burnt to death in house occupied by a male student alleged to have committed blasphemed against Prophet Muhammed.In a statement released on Tuesday, Buhari noted that ethnic violence [...]

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    Mbaka: Nigerians may vote Buhari out in 2019

Mbaka: Nigerians may vote Buhari out in 2019

Ejike Mbaka, a reverend father and spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry, has lamented the effects of the country's economic recession on the masses, saying Nigerians may vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Mbaka, who supported Buhari's election, said it is high time the president understood that "things are going wrong".The Catholic priest in a recent message published by Punch, said [...]

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    Withdraw military from our land, Ijaw elders tell Buhari

Withdraw military from our land, Ijaw elders tell Buhari

Ijaw elders, comprising of Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, Edwin Clark and traditional rulers, have demanded the withdrawal of troops from Niger Delta communities.The elders, from the seven Niger Delta states, said this on Saturday after a meeting held in Warri, Delta, over the destructive activities of militants.A communique issued at the end of the meeting convened by Clark, called on [...]

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    Buhari scared by Ndigbo’s economic dominance, says MASSOB

Buhari scared by Ndigbo’s economic dominance, says MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) says President Muhammadu Buhari is "rattled and unsettled" by Ndigbo, but that the race is "divinely destined to lead" in every field of nation-building.In a statement signed by Uchenna Madu, the group's director of information, MASSOB said the sin of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, is that he is Igbo.The group said [...]

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    Mbaka: Before Buhari, our economy was already in trouble

Mbaka: Before Buhari, our economy was already in trouble

Ejike Mbaka, a reverend father, has attributed the prevalent economic doldrums in Nigeria to the mismanagement of the nation's resources by Goodluck Jonathan, immediate past president.His spokesperson, Maximus Ugwuoke, quoted him to have said this while speaking on Sunday at Adoration Ministry, Emene, Enugu.Mbaka, a staunch proponent of President Muhammadu Buhari, noted that he had on January 31, advised [...]

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    Buhari talking to his mercenaries, not us, say Avengers

Buhari talking to his mercenaries, not us, say Avengers

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the militant group responsible for recent attacks on oil installations, has denied holding talks with the government.On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari said his government had started talks with the violent groups.‎According to a statement released by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari disclosed this at the state house while speaking at a farewell audience with Michael [...]

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    House of Reps has ‘no evidence’ to impeach Buhari

House of Reps has ‘no evidence’ to impeach Buhari

The house of representatives has no iota of evidence of impeachable offence against President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Alhassan Doguwa, chief whip of the green chamber.Talks of impeachment emanated last week after a rancorous executive session within the senate chamber.However, the senate immediately disregarded the report while promising to investigate the origin of the rumour.Speaking in the same vein, Doguwa, [...]

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    THE FILE: Not just Ihejirika, Minimah. All 54 people under probe over fresh arms scandal

THE FILE: Not just Ihejirika, Minimah. All 54 people under probe over fresh arms scandal

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the probe of 54 individuals, as recommended by the committee on the audit of procurement of arms.Those listed for investigation include 18 serving and retired military personnel, 12 serving and retired public officials and 24 chief executive officers of companies.The committee, led by John Ode, disclosed that the total amount spent for procurement and [...]

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    BAD NEWS: ‎Era of free money is over, says Buhari

BAD NEWS: ‎Era of free money is over, says Buhari

The era of free money is over, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday in Zamfara state.He was speaking during a one-day working visit.He also said the security situation in Nigeria is improving, despite the situation in the Niger Delta."There is no easy money to throw around, we must go back to farming, livestock rearing so that we could develop the industries, [...]

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    Osinbajo: Buhari has adopted 2 recommendations from confab report

Osinbajo: Buhari has adopted 2 recommendations from confab report

Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president, says Nigerians require a deeper and better understanding of the restructuring debate, following widespread criticism of his recent comments on the subject.He also said President Muhammadu Buhari had already adopted two of the recommendations in the report submitted after the national confab convened during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan, his predecessor.In a statement released on Tuesday [...]

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    Chibok girls not within an easy grasp, says presidency

Chibok girls not within an easy grasp, says presidency

The Nigerian army under President Muhammadu Buhari would immediately rescue the abducted Chibok girls if their current location is known, the presidency said on Monday.BringBackOurGirls, an advocacy group, recently asserted that the president has broken his promise to rescue over 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from Chibok government school, Borno state, in April 2014.The BBOG group had described [...]

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    Falana urges Buhari  to sack Buratai over $1.5m Dubai property

Falana urges Buhari to sack Buratai over $1.5m Dubai property

President Muhammadu Buhari should terminate the appointment of Tukur Buratai, a lieutenant-general and chief of army staff, if he voluntarily fails to resign, Femi Falana has said.The human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria said this in reaction to the report that Buratai purchased property worth $1.5m in Dubai.In a statement issued on Sunday, Falana described the defence mustered [...]

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    MASSOB: Buhari believes he’ll easily crush Biafra

MASSOB: Buhari believes he’ll easily crush Biafra

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) says President Muhammadu Buhari's belief that he will "easily crush Biafra" is erroneous because God, history and humanity are on the side of those agitating for secession.The pro-Biafran group said the actions and decisions of Buhari's administration keep giving credence to the clamour for the Republic of Biafra.In [...]

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    Avengers continue bombing campaign, ‘blow up’ Chevron pipelines

Avengers continue bombing campaign, ‘blow up’ Chevron pipelines

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has blown up two pipelines belonging to Chevron.Mudoch Agbinibo, spokesman of the group, disclosed this in a terse statement on Wednesday night."Between the hours of 10:50pm to 11:10pm our (Niger Delta Avengers) strike team blew up Chevron Manifolds. The manifolds are RMP 22, 23 and 24. Happy Eid Mubarak to our Muslim Brothers," Agbinibo said [...]

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