Monday, October 14, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    As Ethiopian PM bags Nobel Peace Prize, Buhari, what legacy will you leave behind?

As Ethiopian PM bags Nobel Peace Prize, Buhari, what legacy will you leave behind?

One man can induce rippling change in a system. One man can stop illegal detention, arrests, and govern the impulse to clamp down on free speech and citizens’ rights. One man can rebuild relationships and cause harmony to exist among disparate peoples. That man is the president; If only he is willing.In Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, the young, charismatic prime minister, [...]

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    FAKE VIDEO ALERT: Aisha Buhari NOT locked up in Aso Rock by ‘cabal’

FAKE VIDEO ALERT: Aisha Buhari NOT locked up in Aso Rock by ‘cabal’

A video in circulation showing Aisha Buhari in distress purportedly for being locked up in an apartment at the presidential villa after she returned to the country on Thursday is fake.The first lady has not returned from the UK, TheCable can report.The video, though undated, is an old recording.A wild rumour of President Muhammadu Buhari taking a second wife has [...]

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    Buhari speaks on UNILAG scandal, asks victims of sex abuse to speak up

Buhari speaks on UNILAG scandal, asks victims of sex abuse to speak up

President Muhammadu Buhari says more steps should be taken to prevent sexual harassment.In a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said Buhari is happy that the video documentary released by the BBC Africa Eye exposed some lecturers in the University of Lagos.After the documentary was released, the national assembly reintroduced the sexual harassment prohibition bill.Buhari said his administration will support [...]

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    ALERT: Trending video NOT Sadiya Farouq’s ‘pre-wedding’ party

ALERT: Trending video NOT Sadiya Farouq’s ‘pre-wedding’ party

A video being circulated as the pre-wedding party of Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, was recorded on September 14 when her family and friends held a party to celebrate her appointment. Farouq was commissioned as the head of the new ministry on August 21.She had tweeted about the event on September 15, according to [...]

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    Sadiya Farouq abroad as wild rumour of wedding to Buhari booms

Sadiya Farouq abroad as wild rumour of wedding to Buhari booms

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, is in Switzerland promoting a UN campaign against poverty as a wild rumour of a wedding to President Muhammadu Buhari ripples.In a tweet, the minister, supposedly getting married to Buhari on Friday, canvassed for active participation of citizens in ending poverty."On October 17, join us as we #WalkOutPoverty. The [...]

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    Buhari’s aide: Over 40m Nigerians have benefited from SIP

Buhari’s aide: Over 40m Nigerians have benefited from SIP

Ismaeel Ahmed, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social investment programmes (SIP), says over 40 million Nigerians have benefited from the SIP scheme.He said this on the sidelines of an event held during the 2019 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).According to a statement, the event, which focused on the multi-dimensional approach to poverty alleviation, was hosted by the [...]

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    Yam, egg, milk, fish now exempted from VAT — highlights of 2020 budget

Yam, egg, milk, fish now exempted from VAT — highlights of 2020 budget

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2020 appropriation bill of N10.33 trillion to the national assembly.The appropriation bill also comprises statutory transfers of N556.7 billion, non-debt recurrent expenditure of N4.88 trillion and N2.14 trillion of capital expenditure.We bring you key other highlights of the budget below:WORKS GETS LION SHARE, NIGER DELTA MINISTRY GETS LEASTThe ministry of works and housing [...]

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    2020 budget: FG pegs oil benchmark at $57, targets N8.1trn

2020 budget: FG pegs oil benchmark at $57, targets N8.1trn

President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2020 appropriation bill with total expenditure of N10.33 trillion to the national assembly.While presenting the budget on Tuesday, Buhari said the federal government is targetting a revenue of N8.155 trillion; N2.64 trillion from oil revenue, N1.8 trillion from non-oil tax revenue and N3.7 trillion from other revenues.Buhari said the appropriation bill is based on the [...]

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    One thing I like about President Buhari

One thing I like about President Buhari

Once you can afford to carry the unnecessary and preventable economic-burden that the current administration is daily putting on you, there is no point agitating for those who cannot handle it, because if you do, and you end up being incarcerated for it, those you are agitating for will become dumb. The only time the poor and jobless citizens of [...]

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    Bakare: Buhari must rise above ethnic sentiments

Bakare: Buhari must rise above ethnic sentiments

Tunde Bakare, senior pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says President Muhammadu Buhari must rise above partisanship and petty ethnic sentiments for the country to move forward.He said this while speaking with journalists after his state of the nation address in Lagos, on Sunday.The pastor said it was time for every section of the country to sit and discuss [...]

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    The wages of waste

The wages of waste

Here we go again. Nigeria is set for a crisis over the implementation, or the non-implementation, of the new minimum wage. The federal government, empowered by the constitution to set the national minimum wage, had approved N30,000 after consultations with state governors, who meet regularly under the aegis of the National Economic Council (NEC), followed by the enactment of a [...]

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    Buhari in South Africa: Nigerians giving us bad name should desist from such

Buhari in South Africa: Nigerians giving us bad name should desist from such

President Muhammadu Buhari says the “few Nigerians” giving the country “bad name” in South Africa must desist from such and be of good conduct.Buhari said this on Friday during his town-hall meeting with Nigerians living in South Africa.President Cyril Rampahosa of South Africa had invited his Nigerian counterpart to the country for some bilateral agreements.“Let me also call on all [...]

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    Buhari to present 2020 budget on Tuesday

Buhari to present 2020 budget on Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2020 budget to the national assembly on Tuesday.The president said this via a letter addressed to the leadership of the assembly. The letter was read at both chambers during Thursday’s plenary.While addressing journalists, Adedayo Adeyeye, senate spokesman, said the president will arrive the national assembly at 2pm.“Next Tuesday by 2 p.m., the president will [...]

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    Supreme court strikes out HDP’s appeal against Buhari

Supreme court strikes out HDP’s appeal against Buhari

The supreme court has struck out the appeal of Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and Ambrose Owuru,  its presidential candidate.HDP and its presidential candidate had appealed the decision of the presidential election petitions tribunal which threw out its petition and upheld the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.The five-man panel led by Mary Odili on Thursday struck it out on the grounds [...]

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    Buhari, seven ministers heading to South Africa Wednesday

Buhari, seven ministers heading to South Africa Wednesday

At least seven ministers will accompany President Muhammadu Buhari to South Africa on a visit which is at the instance of Cyril Ramaphosa, his South African counterpart.The ministers are Saleh Mamman (power), Rauf Aregbesola (interior), Olamilekan Adegbite (mines and steel development), Maigari Dingyadi (police affairs); and Mariam Katagum, minister of state, industry, trade and investment, Bashir Magashi (defence) and Geoffrey Onyeama [...]

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