Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    JOHESU ‘relaxes strike’ in four states, asks Buhari to sack Adewole

JOHESU ‘relaxes strike’ in four states, asks Buhari to sack Adewole

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has called off strike in Lagos, Kano, Yobe and Niger states.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Biobelemoye Josiah (pictured), JOHESU chairman, called on all health workers in the four states  to relax the strike following the “implementation” of the agreement by the states.He also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Isaac Adewole, minister [...]

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    Reps withdraw another bill rejected by Buhari

Reps withdraw another bill rejected by Buhari

The house of representatives has withdrawn the police procurement (establishment) bill, earlier rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari.The bill is among those which the lawmakers sought to override Buhari's veto power on.In a letter conveying his disapproval to the lawmakers, Buhari had said the bill lacked clarity regarding the manner of disbursement of funds.He also questioned the constitutional powers of the [...]

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    Buhari: I’ve done better than PDP’s 16 years of misrule

Buhari: I’ve done better than PDP’s 16 years of misrule

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has done more in three years than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) achieved in 16 years.Buhari said this on Monday at the palace of Nuhu Sanusi, emir of Dutse, Jigawa state, according to a statement by Garba Shehu, his spokesman.He said the dwindling oil prices that started in 2016 did not discourage the federal [...]

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    Buhari: Back to our sick season

Buhari: Back to our sick season

It will seem that again, Nigeria is back to the narrative of her President’s health. Senior Special Assistant on Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, had on Monday issued a press release intimating the public of the president’s itinerary. He would be absent from the country for four days to attend to his health in the United Kingdom, so [...]

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    IGP to Nigerians: Support Buhari to carry on with fight against corruption

IGP to Nigerians: Support Buhari to carry on with fight against corruption

Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police, has called on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption to put the country back on the path of greatness.Idris made the call at the customary dinner organised for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detective superintendent course (7) 2017/2018 at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.He said the feat achieved [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Buhari never promised not to receive treatment abroad

Femi Adesina: Buhari never promised not to receive treatment abroad

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president never promised not to receive medical treatment abroad.He said this in reaction to a statement in circulation quoting Buhari as making the promise while speaking as a presidential candidate at Chatham House, London.Buhari was alleged to have asked: “What is the difference between me and those who elected us to [...]

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    Buhari departs for London with few aides

Buhari departs for London with few aides

Only few of President Muhammadu Buhari's aides travelled with him to the United Kingdom where he is billed to meet his doctor. Buhari left Abuja on Tuesday afternoon.Muhammad Bello, minister of federal capital territory;  Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police; and Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president; were among those at the Abuja airport to bid him farewell.Garba Shehu, presidential [...]

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    Femi Adesina: I want to believe Buhari will return on Saturday

Femi Adesina: I want to believe Buhari will return on Saturday

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal's trip to London is “just for a review” of his health.In a statement issued on Monday night, Garba Shehu, also a presidential spokesman, said the trip is at the instance of the president's doctor.“The doctor requested the president to return for a meeting (after an initial one) which he agreed [...]

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    Rep to Buhari: I expected you to correct Trump that not only Christians are being killed

Rep to Buhari: I expected you to correct Trump that not only Christians are being killed

Aliyu Madaki, a member of the house of representatives, has asked US President Donald Trump not to bring his “divisive politics” into Nigeria.He said this on Tuesday in reaction to a comment Trump made when he recently hosted President Muhammadu Buhari last week.Trump had told Buhari, during their meeting, that America would not accept the killing of Christians in Nigeria.“We [...]

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    Buhari sees n’assembly invasion as an embarrassment to Nigeria, says Saraki

Buhari sees n’assembly invasion as an embarrassment to Nigeria, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says President Muhammadu Buhari sees the invasion of the national assembly and theft of the mace by suspected thugs as "an embarrassment to the country".Saraki on Monday quoted the president as saying that the incident will be investigated.He said this while briefing state house correspondents after meeting with Buhari alongside Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house [...]

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    Ezekwesili: It’s sad that Nigerian children now see death as common

Ezekwesili: It’s sad that Nigerian children now see death as common

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, says it is unfortunate that children are becoming accustomed to hearing news about death.She accused President Muhammadu Buhari of doing Nigerians “greatest disservice” by not coming up with solutions to the incessant killings.In 2018 alone, hundreds have been killed in Nigeria in crisis situations — and this is outside the Boko Haram violence.Crisis situations such [...]

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    Buhari’s government seeking to foist a fascist regime’ – PDP petitions UN

Buhari’s government seeking to foist a fascist regime’ – PDP petitions UN

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the United Nations over the “thoughtless abuse of human rights” being perpetrated by the federal government in the country.In the petition dated April 30 and signed by Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, the party also accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of clamping down on the opposition.The party said there is a [...]

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    Youth in agribusiness, President Buhari and opportunities in Nigeria

Youth in agribusiness, President Buhari and opportunities in Nigeria

BY AGBAJI CHINEDUAgribusiness can be seen as a science and practice of activities with backward and forward linkage related to production, processing, marketing and trade, distribution of raw and processed food, feed, fiber including the supply of inputs and service for these activities. In a developing country like Nigeria, agribusiness system with forward and backward linkages consists of the following [...]

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    Buhari: Most youth in the north are uneducated or school dropouts

Buhari: Most youth in the north are uneducated or school dropouts

Despite the outrage generated by his comment on young persons in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has again spoken on the "uneducated" youth.While speaking at a Commonwealth forum in London, Buhari had said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they want everything free, banking on the notion that Nigerian is an oil-rich nation.“More than 60 [...]

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    Buhari questions state police, approves recruitment of 6,000 more officers

Buhari questions state police, approves recruitment of 6,000 more officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has questioned the demand for the establishment of state police in the country.Buhari was speaking in an interview with Voice of America.Most governors in the country have expressed support for the establishment of state police as a measure to address the nation's security challenges.The All Progressives Congress (APC) restructuring committee also recommended it.But Buhari described state police [...]

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    I can’t tell US what to do, says Buhari on low import of Nigeria’s crude

I can’t tell US what to do, says Buhari on low import of Nigeria’s crude

President Muhammadu Buhari says he did not discuss America's low patronage of Nigeria’s crude oil with US President Donald Trump during their meeting on Monday.He said this was because he “can’t tell the US what to do".The US, which used to be the largest importer of Nigeria's crude, reduced its import on increased exploration of shale.Trump recently attacked the Organisation [...]

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