Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari: Jonathan is a true democrat… he will rise again

Buhari: Jonathan is a true democrat… he will rise again

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday hailed his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, for voluntarily conceding defeat at the 2015 general election, describing him as a true democrat.Buhari made the comment at the launch of Jonathan's book titled 'My Transition Hours' in Abuja.Represented by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, the president said Jonathan’s act of courage had made him [...]

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    Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina says President Muhammadu Buhari would rather lose the 2019 presidential election than rig it.The presidential spokesman said this while speaking during a programme on ARISE TV on Tuesday.Commenting on concerns raised ahead of the 2019 elections, Adesina said the process will be free and fair."I'm surprised that this president has been with you for three and half years and [...]

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    FG approves N60bn for rice subsidy

FG approves N60bn for rice subsidy

The federal government has disclosed its plan to disburse N60 billion to subsidise rice production.Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, made the disclosure after a meeting of the National Council on Food Security.President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting in Abuja on Friday.“There is a subsidy programme coming up. Government has approved N60 billion to support the rice industry to bring down [...]

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    Buhari ‘covering up unemployment figures because of 2019 elections’

Buhari ‘covering up unemployment figures because of 2019 elections’

The Atiku Campaign Organisation has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deliberately covering up unemployment figures to protect his re-election bid. In a statement on Thursday, the organisation accused the Buhari-led administration of deliberately not providing funds for the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to release the report which is long overdue.Yemi Kale, the statistician-general of the federation, had said the federal [...]

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    ‘You often send window dressing documents’ — senator blames executive for budget delay

‘You often send window dressing documents’ — senator blames executive for budget delay

Biodun Olujimi, senate minority leader, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of unjustly blaming the national assembly over the delay in the passage of the 2018 budget.The senator said contrary to Buhari’s claim that the lawmakers delayed the passage, what the executive usually sends to the legislative chamber is "window dressing documents".Buhari presented the budget to the national assembly in November 2017 [...]

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    Buhari heads to France for Paris peace forum

Buhari heads to France for Paris peace forum

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Friday for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum which opens on Sunday and ends on Tuesday.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday.The forum is organised by the French government and a number [...]

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    Atiku tackles Buhari over minimum wage, says ‘govt only as reliable as its word’

Atiku tackles Buhari over minimum wage, says ‘govt only as reliable as its word’

Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, says President Muhammadu Buhari should "keep to his word" and approve the new N30,000 minimum wage.In a statement by his campaign organisation, Abubakar said the president should work towards paying workers "a living wage" as opposed to the "starvation wages" now paid to them.The minimum wage tripartite committee had submitted its report [...]

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    Cambridge: We can only release Buhari’s certificate if he requests for it

Cambridge: We can only release Buhari’s certificate if he requests for it

The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, now known as Cambridge Assessment, says it can only release the certificate of President Muhammadu Buhari if the president requests for it.The exam body said this in response to inquiries by Nigerians interested in authenticating Buhari's certificate.Cambridge, a United Kingdom-based examination body, oversaw the conduct of final year secondary school examination in Nigeria [...]

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    Fashola: Those criticising us for borrowing should tell us where to find funds

Fashola: Those criticising us for borrowing should tell us where to find funds

Babatunde Fashola, minister for power, works and housing, has asked those critical of the borrowings of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to tell the current administration how to raise funds.Speaking with reporters during a two-day retreat in Sokoto, Fashola said the delay of the 2018 budget by the national assembly made the ministry resort to borrowing to complete abandoned projects.He said [...]

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    Group asks ministry for contracts to fund Buhari’s campaign

Group asks ministry for contracts to fund Buhari’s campaign

Buhari Campaign Organisation, a political group, has asked the ministry of power, works and housing, for a contract to fund the campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari.In the letter dated September 20, signed by one Abba Ali, national patron, and two others, the group asked for a project for the supply and installation of road signs along federal highways.It demanded that [...]

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    Buhari says women’s group threatening him over female appointments

Buhari says women’s group threatening him over female appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) came to threaten him over female appointments in his cabinet.The president spoke during an audience with the leadership of the NCWS at the presidential villa, Abuja.He said his administration would address the deficit in appointments by appointing more women into his cabinet.The president said: "I have appreciated [...]

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    Buhari’s credentials: The ‘staff’ must stop

Buhari’s credentials: The ‘staff’ must stop

Much back in the days when the military was still in power, it was a common sight for a soldier in a commercial bus popularly referred to as 'danfo' whether in uniform or mufti, to reply a conductor's request for bus fares with the word 'staff'. Like magic, the conductor moves on to other passengers and lets the man be.It [...]

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    ‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

Soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east say the report that their poor welfare has been looked into is untrue.TheCable had published an investigation on how soldiers beg “enemies” for food and wear slippers to the battlefield.After the report, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to look into the matter, saying he remains committed to the well-being of soldiers and [...]

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    Buhari dines with aggrieved APC aspirants in Aso Rock

Buhari dines with aggrieved APC aspirants in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday hosted aggrieved aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just-concluded party’s primaries across the country.NAN reports that those in attendance at the dinner included aggrieved gubernatorial, national and state assembly aspirants who failed to secure the party’s tickets in the forthcoming 2019 general election.The meeting was also attended by Boss Mustapha, secretary to [...]

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    Buhari: It will require more than one election cycle to deliver change

Buhari: It will require more than one election cycle to deliver change

President Muhammadu Buhari says it will require more than one election cycle to build Nigeria and deliver the promised change.Buhari said this on Monday while delivering a lecture at the Island Club, Lagos.The lecture was delivered on behalf of the president by Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing.Buhari said the change promised by his government is not "an [...]

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    ‘Shame on you for going to court’ — Garba Shehu knocks PDP over Buhari’s certificate

‘Shame on you for going to court’ — Garba Shehu knocks PDP over Buhari’s certificate

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says attempts by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge the authenticity of President Muhammadu Buhari’s West African School Certificate (WASC) is shameful.Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, issued a statement to this effect on Monday.The statement read: “We have read that the failed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is going to [...]

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