Saturday, July 11, 2020

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Femi Adesina: Igbo are not against Buhari

Femi Adesina: Igbo are not against Buhari

President Muhammdu Buhari is fair to all Nigerians notwithstanding partisan interests, his spokesman has said. In an article on Friday, Femi Adesina said that Buhari got low number of votes from the south-east does not mean the Igbo are against him. He said the president is guided by what is right and fair in his actions,  and that this has earned him [...]

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    Buhari: There’ll be consequences for attack on UN helicopter

Buhari: There’ll be consequences for attack on UN helicopter

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Damasak, Borno state, which led to the death of a five-year-old girl. A humanitarian chopper belonging to the United Nations was also damaged by bullets fired by the insurgents during the attack which occurred last Thursday. In a statement issued on Sunday, the president described the attack as "cowardly", adding [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Why Buhari ignored the insults of Wike, Fayose

Femi Adesina: Why Buhari ignored the insults of Wike, Fayose

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari could have "dealt with" Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, and Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, for combative remarks against the presidency. The presidential spokesman was reacting to Wike's invitation of Buhari for a state visit. Wike, a member of the opposing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), sent the invitation after the federal government approved the [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria is in a terrible state of underdevelopment

Buhari: Nigeria is in a terrible state of underdevelopment

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country is in a terrible state of underdevelopment and more is needed to steer the economy from this path. The president made these remarks on Tuesday when he held a virtual meeting with members of the presidential economic advisory council (PEAC). The president described the guidance provided by the council as a tutorial. "We are a country characterised [...]

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    PTF briefs Buhari as second phase of eased lockdown ends

PTF briefs Buhari as second phase of eased lockdown ends

President Muhammadu Buhari has received briefing from the presidential task force on COVID-19 at the end of another phase of the gradual easing of the lockdown he ordered to check the spread of coronavirus. The briefing took place at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Monday. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the task force, led his [...]

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    Garba Shehu to PDP: No one can dictate to Buhari where to hold meetings

Garba Shehu to PDP: No one can dictate to Buhari where to hold meetings

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says no one can dictate to the president where he should hold his meetings. Shehu said this in response to criticisms against the use of the federal executive council (FEC) chamber for the conduct of the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressive Congress (APC). At the NEC meeting of the APC last [...]

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    ‘Oshiomhole made mistakes, NWC was like a fight club’ — 7 things Tinubu said on APC crisis

‘Oshiomhole made mistakes, NWC was like a fight club’ — 7 things Tinubu said on APC crisis

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has finally opened up on the ouster of Adams Oshiomhole, the party's former national chairman and his loyalist. In a 1858-word statement on Saturday, Tinubu detailed how the crisis which saw the dissolution of the party's national working committee (NWC) could have been averted. He admitted there were mistakes which Oshiomhole must [...]

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    Former reps: Buhari has broken the leadership logjam in APC

Former reps: Buhari has broken the leadership logjam in APC

Former members of the house of representatives who belong to the All Progressives Congress (APC) have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in the crisis rocking the party. In a letter addressed to Buhari on Friday, they said the president's "bold step taken to break the leadership logjam" in APC saved the party from needless crisis. They also pledged their "unflinching [...]

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    Group asks court to restrain Buhari from appointing 21 ‘unqualified persons’ as judges

Group asks court to restrain Buhari from appointing 21 ‘unqualified persons’ as judges

A group known as the Justice Reform Project (JRP) has asked a federal high court in Abuja to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari from appointing 21 persons as judges of the federal capital territory. In April, the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended 33 candidates to the president for appointment as judges of the high court of the FCT. However, in the suit marked [...]

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    ‘Nigeria witnessed a new low today’ — Chidoka faults use of Aso Rock executive chamber for APC meeting

‘Nigeria witnessed a new low today’ — Chidoka faults use of Aso Rock executive chamber for APC meeting

Osita Chidoka, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for using the federal executive chamber of the presidential villa for the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were among the party members who attended the meeting called by Victor Giadom, former deputy national secretary of the party. The [...]

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    Buhari meets service chiefs — amid protests against killings

Buhari meets service chiefs — amid protests against killings

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with the nation’s service chiefs. Buhari is meeting with the security heads inside the presidential villa alongside some presidential aides. Also present at the meeting alongside the heads of the army, the navy and the air force is Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff. The meeting is taking place amid calls on the president to address Nigeria’s [...]

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    Banditry: Buhari approves joint military, police operation in north-west

Banditry: Buhari approves joint military, police operation in north-west

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a joint operation involving the military and police force to tackle banditry in the north-west region. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. Shehu, who called for calm in the state and other parts of the north-west region, said "Operation Accord", which was launched three weeks ago, would be improved with the deployment [...]

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    Fayose: Democracy will return to Nigeria after Buhari’s tenure

Fayose: Democracy will return to Nigeria after Buhari’s tenure

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, says Nigerians are mourning over "lack of democracy" under President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement which Lere Olayinka, his spokesman, issued on his behalf on Friday, the ex-governor alleged that Nigeria has nothing to celebrate in terms of democratic governance and practices. Fayose accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of destroying the tenets of democracy, saying [...]

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    ‘412km Sukuk-funded roads completed, 10m children fed’ — 10 highlights of Buhari’s broadcast

‘412km Sukuk-funded roads completed, 10m children fed’ — 10 highlights of Buhari’s broadcast

On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari gave a nationwide broadcast in commemoration of this year's Democracy Day. He used the opportunity to give an account of his stewardship in critical sectors. Buhari said his administration has recorded "notable achievements" notwithstanding some setbacks, and set timelines for more deliverable. Here are 10 key things the president said during the broadcast: '412KM SUKUK-FUNDED ROADS COMPLETED' Buhari said [...]

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    Buhari: We have considerably downgraded Boko Haram, bandits

Buhari: We have considerably downgraded Boko Haram, bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has "considerably downgraded" security threats such as Boko Haram insurgency and banditry. Buhari, who said this in his Democracy Day nationwide broadcast on Friday, added that all forms of crimes across the country had also been reduced. But the president said he regretted the recent attacks in Borno where at least 80 were reportedly killed by [...]

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    Buhari asks military to extract a heavy price from Boko Haram over fresh killings

Buhari asks military to extract a heavy price from Boko Haram over fresh killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Nigerian armed forces to strongly repel the attack on Faduma Kolomdi village in Gubio local government area of Borno state. TheCable had reported how over 70 people were killed by Boko Haram fighters in an attack on Tuesday. In a statement Garba Shehu, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Buhari expressed shock over the "brutal killings" in the [...]

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