Sunday, December 10, 2017

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    Buhari, security and team strategy

Buhari, security and team strategy

BY AGBESE PHILIPPresident Muhammadu Buhari used his visit to Kano this week to reaffirm that security, the economy and fight against corruption remain the cardinal principle of his All Progressives Congress (APC) administration. Such assurance is definitely needed in a clime and place where the tendency is to latch onto the negatives as opposed to highlighting the successes and working [...]

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    Insensitive leaders, docile and uninformed led

Insensitive leaders, docile and uninformed led

Mr. President freshly went to Kano State and the whole of Kano went berserk while in receipt of him. This has become the foremost yardstick that PMB is using to measure his effectiveness and performance in office. But what Mr. President and his team do not understand is that being popular and being effective are not one and same. No [...]

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    Bad weather forces Buhari to travel from Kano to Daura by road

Bad weather forces Buhari to travel from Kano to Daura by road

President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to Daura, his hometown in Katsina state, by road on Thursday due to bad weather condition.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said this in a statement on Friday.He said Buhari travelled to Daura from Kano where he had just completed his two-day official visit.“The condition of the weather necessitated the trip to Daura by road,” he said.Shehu also [...]

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    Agbakoba: Buhari sleeping on the job… he needs to sack his failing cabinet

Agbakoba: Buhari sleeping on the job… he needs to sack his failing cabinet

Olisa Agbakoba, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to overhaul his cabinet.Agbakoba, leader of the recently-formed National Intervention Movement (NIM), says the president is "sleeping on the job".Speaking on Thursday during a briefing on NIM’s agenda, the senior advocate of Nigeria said: "We want government to work for Nigerians. Presently, it does [...]

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    Buhari: I ended up in jail — after jailing many for ‘corruption’

Buhari: I ended up in jail — after jailing many for ‘corruption’

President Muhammadu Buhari has recounted how he was sent to jail during the military regime.Buhari was in 1985 detained for over two years by then military president Ibrahim Babangida.Speaking on Wednesday during his visit to Kano, Buhari harped on how he ended up in jail after arresting and jailing others for corruption-related offences."When I was the military head of state, [...]

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    Falana writes Buhari: DSS embarrassing your govt with unlawful arrests

Falana writes Buhari: DSS embarrassing your govt with unlawful arrests

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of “embarrassing” the current administration through “illegal” arrest and detention innocent citizens.In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the lawyer alleged that the secret police is using its operations to settle personal scores.Falana said contrary to Buhari's promise to ensure “responsible and accountable governance at all levels [...]

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    Senate raises oil benchmark to $47 per barrel

Senate raises oil benchmark to $47 per barrel

The senate has increased the crude oil benchmark from $45 per barrel as presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to $47 for the 2018 budget.The senate approved $47 per barrel oil benchmark after it considered a report by its joint committees on finance, appropriation and national planning and economic affairs.The lawmakers also reduced non-oil projection to N5.279 trillion from N5.597 trillion.The [...]

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    Atiku: I will definitely beat Buhari this time… he has wasted a lot of goodwill

Atiku: I will definitely beat Buhari this time… he has wasted a lot of goodwill

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he is sure of defeating President Muhammadu Buhari “this time”, in reference to the 2019 presidential election.Atiku was quoted as saying this in an interview with Dele Momodu on The Boss newspaper.He accused the president of "wasting" a lot of goodwill since assuming office.Atiku said many Nigerians are unhappy with the current administration, adding that he [...]

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    Atiku: For 15 years, Buhari was unable to enter US

Atiku: For 15 years, Buhari was unable to enter US

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was unable to enter the US for 15 years due to "religious considerations".Atiku was quoted as saying this in an interview with Dele Momodu, publisher of The Boss newspaper.Momodu asked him what offence he committed that made him to “run away from US” but Atiku said he has not visited [...]

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    ‘Nigerians selling us in Libya more wicked than Arabs’ — returnees recount ordeal

‘Nigerians selling us in Libya more wicked than Arabs’ — returnees recount ordeal

Some Nigerian returnees from Libya have recounted how they were sold as slaves in the country, with some claiming that their fellow countrymen were actively involved.A report by CNN had uncovered auctions of Africans, including Nigerians, in Libya.The report had generated global outcry and condemnation, with President Muhammadu Buhari ordering the evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the country.Some of the [...]

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    Buhari writes senate, requests confirmation of 10 CCB board members

Buhari writes senate, requests confirmation of 10 CCB board members

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the senate, requesting the confirmation of 10 nominees for the board of  the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).In a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the red chamber on Wednesday, the president asked the lawmakers to confirm the nominees.Buhari said the curriculum vitae of the nominees have also been sent [...]

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    Buhari breaks silence on Libya slave trade, orders evacuation of Nigerians

Buhari breaks silence on Libya slave trade, orders evacuation of Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigerian migrants in dire straits in Libya will be identified and evacuated.Buhari said this in the wake of global condemnation of the sale of African refugees into slavery in Libya.A recent CNN video report had shown migrants being traded in an auction.During an interaction with the Nigerian community in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire on Tuesday, the [...]

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    Atiku-supporting minister meets Buhari, keeps mum on defection

Atiku-supporting minister meets Buhari, keeps mum on defection

Aisha Alhassan, the minister of women affairs who once declared support for former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.After the meeting, Alhassan refused to answer questions from state house correspondents concerning Abubakar's resignation from the APC.Since the former vice-president ditched the party, there have been speculations that some top personalities may follow suit.Having said she will support [...]

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    Buhari raises hope on new minimum wage, inaugurates committee

Buhari raises hope on new minimum wage, inaugurates committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a 30-member tripartite committee on national minimum wage to ensure "a fair and decent living wage".The president inaugurated the committee at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Monday.Referring to workers as vital elements in the nation's growth and development, he said the committee's duty would be to renegotiate the national minimum wage for the workers.The [...]

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    Buhari approves N164.7m fees for Chibok girls studying in Atiku’s school

Buhari approves N164.7m fees for Chibok girls studying in Atiku’s school

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of N164.7 million as school fees of the freed 106 Chibok girls studying at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa state. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, who announced this in a statement on Sunday, said the money is for the second-semester fees of the girls.Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is the founder of the [...]

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    Shehu Sani: I stand with Tinubu… no automatic ticket for Buhari

Shehu Sani: I stand with Tinubu… no automatic ticket for Buhari

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says President Muhammadu Buhari would not get an automatic ticket for 2019.Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), also said this earlier in the week.Speaking while delivering a lecture in Osogbo, Osun state capital on Friday, the APC senator said some governors who endorsed Buhari for a second tenure are [...]

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