Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari’s administration has recorded huge success, says SGF

Buhari’s administration has recorded huge success, says SGF

Babachir Lawal, secretary to government of the federation (SGF), says the current administration has laid a solid foundation for Nigeria’s future.Lawal said this at the 5th convocation of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuaghor, Owerri, on Friday.He said the government was working around the clock to fix the economy, and he asked for patience on the part of citizens.He said the president [...]

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    Shettima: It’s insane to talk about succession when Buhari is dealing with his health

Shettima: It’s insane to talk about succession when Buhari is dealing with his health

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, has said it is only insanity that can motivate anyone to be talking about succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari at a time when he is addressing his health issues.Reacting to a purported call made to this effect by Danlami Kubo, the deputy speaker of the Borno house of assembly, Shettima said, "It would amount to moral [...]

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    Buhari needs longer period of rest, says Femi Adesina

Buhari needs longer period of rest, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Tuesday, said the medical tests of President Muhammadu Buhari showed he needed more time to rest.Buhari, who has been on vacation in the United Kingdom since January 19, was scheduled to return to the country on February 6.But a day before the scheduled time, Adesina announced that the president had extended his stay because he [...]

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    Jibrin: When Osinbajo gives instruction, some people run to Buhari in London

Jibrin: When Osinbajo gives instruction, some people run to Buhari in London

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, says there may be cracks in the government if "some people" start questioning the instructions of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.In a series of tweets on Monday, Jibrin said some people run to see President Muhammadu Buhari in London to ask if he agrees with instructions given by Osinbajo.He advised Buhari to [...]

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    The north must replace Buhari in 2019, says Arewa leader

The north must replace Buhari in 2019, says Arewa leader

Shettima Usman Yerima, president of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), says the northern region will have to present someone else for the presidency in 2019 because the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has "failed".Yerima said the north is unstoppable at the moment, and as such, will need a "vibrant" presidential candidate in the next general election.In an interview with Vanguard, the [...]

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    50,000 youths march, hold ‘marathon prayer’ for Buhari in Daura

50,000 youths march, hold ‘marathon prayer’ for Buhari in Daura

About 50,000 youths in Daura, Daura local government area of Katsina state on Saturday, rallied in solidarity with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the youths rallied under the auspices of an NGO, "Buhari Youth Congress for Change."Musa Badamasi, the secretary of the NGO, told NAN that the rally was accompanied with marathon prayer.He [...]

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    Buhari hosts Saraki, Dogara at Abuja House, London

Buhari hosts Saraki, Dogara at Abuja House, London

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, at Abuja House, London.Ahmed Lawan, senate leader, is also in attendance.A source confirmed this to TheCable.However,  Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker, who was scheduled to be at the meeting could not make it. The lawmakers arrived at the residence a few minutes [...]

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    Saraki, Dogara to visit Buhari in London

Saraki, Dogara to visit Buhari in London

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, are scheduled to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in London on Wednesday.A source confirmed this to TheCable.Bamikole Omisore, media aide of the senate president, told TheCable that he was already in London with Saraki, but he did not give details of the meeting with Buhari.However, TheCable learnt [...]

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    Adewole tells health workers to market Buhari’s accomplishments

Adewole tells health workers to market Buhari’s accomplishments

Isaac Adewole, minister of health,  has called on staff of federal teaching hospitals and centres across the country to market their accomplishments to show the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to providing quality healthcare to Nigerians.According to a statement issued by Oyeboade Akinola, spokesperson of the ministry, Adewole said this during a meeting with management staff of  Obafemi Awolowo University [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Saraki, Osinbajo meet ahead FG’s fresh $1bn loan request

EXCLUSIVE: Saraki, Osinbajo meet ahead FG’s fresh $1bn loan request

The presidency and leaders of the national assembly have reached a compromise on a planned external borrowing, TheCable has learnt.In October 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari had written to the national assembly seeking approval for the borrowing of $30bn from external sources.But the national assembly turned down the president's request.The proposal was rejected even without consideration at the senate, and the [...]

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    Okorocha: Buhari has 6 more years to spend… Ndigbo should wait till 2023

Okorocha: Buhari has 6 more years to spend… Ndigbo should wait till 2023

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says the Igbo should consider occupying the highest office in the land after the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari.The governor was reacting to a statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the Igbo should be considered for presidency in 2019.Speaking with journalists after a meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Monday, [...]

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    Acting CJN’s tenure ends in 12 days — but Buhari hasn’t asked senate to confirm him

Acting CJN’s tenure ends in 12 days — but Buhari hasn’t asked senate to confirm him

President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to submit the name of Walter Onnoghen to the senate for screening and confirmation as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).In October 2016, the National Judicial Council (NJC) nominated Onnoghen, who is the most senior member of the supreme court bench, to head the nation's judiciary.Onnoghen has been in an acting capacity since November 10, 2016 [...]

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    EFCC released me because ‘nothing was found on me’, says Jafaru Isa, Buhari’s ally

EFCC released me because ‘nothing was found on me’, says Jafaru Isa, Buhari’s ally

Jafaru Isa, a retired general and President Muhammadu Buhari’s ally, has claimed tha the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) released him because it found nothing incriminating on him.Isa, who spoke for the first time on the matter, described the allegation that he received a part of funds for arms purchase from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), as [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: IPOB mulls armed struggle

EXCLUSIVE: IPOB mulls armed struggle

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it is considering taking up arms to defend itself against repeated attacks from Nigerian security forces.In November 2016, Amnesty International released a report alleging that Nigerian security forces killed at least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in the south-east between May and August.“The Nigerian security forces, led by the military, embarked on a chilling [...]

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    Don’t push southern Kaduna people into self-defence, Onaiyekan warns govt

Don’t push southern Kaduna people into self-defence, Onaiyekan warns govt

John Onaiyekan, a cardinal and Catholic archbishop of Abuja diocese, has warned the Kaduna state government against a situation where people take the laws into their hands.Commenting on the outbreak of violence in southern Kaduna, Onaiyekan said everyone has a right to self-defence when there is no alternative.The crisis in the region made the administration of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of [...]

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    Buhari in ‘deep sadness and regret’ over accidental bombing of civilians in Borno

Buhari in ‘deep sadness and regret’ over accidental bombing of civilians in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the accidental bombing of humanitarian workers and civilians in Borno state as "a regrettable operational mistake".He expressed regret at the tragedy, saying the federal government would lend a hand to the Borno state government in attending to it.Lucky Irabor, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, had disclosed the incident to journalists in Borno state on [...]

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