Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Muslim group: S’Africa expelled ‘corrupt’ Zuma, Nigeria must retain ‘incorruptible’ Buhari

Muslim group: S’Africa expelled ‘corrupt’ Zuma, Nigeria must retain ‘incorruptible’ Buhari

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says “incorruptibility” is President Muhammadu Buhari's “major selling point”.According to the Muslim body, all allegations of “nepotism, religious bias and incompetence” levelled against the president are “tales from moonlight concocted by corrupt elements who want to bring back corruption”.The group said if it is true that South Africa expelled its corrupt president (in reference to Jacob Zuma), Nigeria [...]

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    Be prepared to make sacrifices, Buhari tells Nigerians

Be prepared to make sacrifices, Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is in need of sacrifices by all citizens so as to be “freed from corruption".Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying this ata meeting with Katsina senior citizens, in Daura, his hometown, on Sunday.Shehu said the president called on all Nigerians to be prepared to make sacrifices as a foundation for national growth and development.He [...]

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    Junaid: Buhari couldn’t read two pages of book in a year

Junaid: Buhari couldn’t read two pages of book in a year

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, says President Muhammadu Buhari has a dangerous attitude of not reading.The former lawmaker, who is Buhari's ally, said the president was unable to finish two pages of a book he recommended to him in 2015.He said he recommended the book to the president because it had to do with economic matters.But that the president [...]

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    Okorocha backtracks, says APC govs yet to decide on Buhari’s re-election

Okorocha backtracks, says APC govs yet to decide on Buhari’s re-election

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says governors in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are yet to decide whether or not to support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid.He said this on Friday while addressing journalists after the governors met with Buhari at his residence in Daura, Katsina state.Okorocha dismissed reports that their mission to Daura was aimed at convincing the [...]

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    Group threatens to recall Shehu Sani for ‘working against’ Buhari, el-Rufai

Group threatens to recall Shehu Sani for ‘working against’ Buhari, el-Rufai

The Concerned Indigenes of Kaduna Central Senatorial District has threatened to recall Shehu Sani, senator representing the district, from the national assembly.Addressing a press conference in Kaduna on Monday, Aliyu Saidu, spokesman of the group, accused the senator of making disparaging remarks about President Muhammadu Buhari and Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna.Saidu said Sani’s “attacks” on Buhari and el-Rufai were unacceptable.He [...]

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    Buhari asks security agencies to step up

Buhari asks security agencies to step up

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged security agencies to always stay ahead of criminals and bandits.Buhari gave the charge on Monday on the heels of various killings recently recorded in the country.The president said part of the resolutions from the security meeting held earlier in the day was that the law enforcement agencies will also take intelligence-gathering more serious.“All our law [...]

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    Fayose: Nigeria’s constitution no longer working

Fayose: Nigeria’s constitution no longer working

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the constitution of Nigeria is no longer working.Idowu Adelusi, Fayose's chief press secretary, quoted him as saying this during a broadcast on a television station.“The constitution of Nigeria is no longer working,” he said.“The constitution was not even drafted to make the governor have control over the security apparatus that could be used to [...]

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    I lack the power to create cattle colonies across Nigeria, says Buhari

I lack the power to create cattle colonies across Nigeria, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he does not have the constitutional power to create cattle colonies across the country.According to the president, the Land Use Act of 1978 empowers only state governors and local government chairmen to control land in their domains.He said this on Saturday at the south-south zonal meeting of the National Committee of the Buhari Support Groups (NCBSG) [...]

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    ‘Looters angry because they can no longer pay tithe’ — Yahaya Bello taunts Catholic bishops

‘Looters angry because they can no longer pay tithe’ — Yahaya Bello taunts Catholic bishops

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has taunted the Catholic bishops who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.During the visit, the clerics told the president that his goodwill is being depleted by "glaring failures”.Reacting after observing Ju’mat prayer at the presidential villa on Friday, Bello told state house correspondents that it is the corrupt [...]

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    APC, is the falcon now hearing the falconer?

APC, is the falcon now hearing the falconer?

The good book says when you hear rumour of war and counter wars, just know the end is near. The same goes for politicians. When you hear reconciliation and superlative promises, one should just know a common selfish interest of the group is at stake or election is pretty close. Yesterday, President Buhari mandated Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu to lead the [...]

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    ‘Exceptional act of nationalism’ — public relations consultants hail Buhari over new executive order

‘Exceptional act of nationalism’ — public relations consultants hail Buhari over new executive order

The Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on new executive order which prohibits visas for some foreigners.The order, signed by the president on Monday, makes it unlawful to grant visas to expatriates to come into Nigeria to render professional services which could be otherwise provided by Nigerian professionals.In a statement issued on Tuesday, John [...]

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    Buhari picks Tinubu to resolve conflicts in APC

Buhari picks Tinubu to resolve conflicts in APC

President Muhammadu Buhari has designated Bola Ahmed Tinubu to resolve the disagreements in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, made this known in a statement released on Tuesday.Tinubu, national leader of the APC, is expected to reconcile aggrieved members of the party and facilitate mediations.The statement read: "As part [...]

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    Shehu Sani describes Babangida’s statement as ‘bullet shot with flowers’

Shehu Sani describes Babangida’s statement as ‘bullet shot with flowers’

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, has described the statement released by former military president Ibrahim Babangida as “a bullet shot with flowers”.In the statement issued on Sunday, Babangida demanded a generational shift in the country’s leadership ahead of the 2019 elections.“I do not intend to deny President Buhari his inalienable right to vote and be voted for, [...]

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    APC rep accuses Obasanjo of trying to ‘heat up the system’

APC rep accuses Obasanjo of trying to ‘heat up the system’

Ehiozuwa  Agbonayinma, a member of the house of representatives, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of attempting to heat up the polity.He said the former president is trying to deceive Nigerians with his recent letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.Agbonayinma, an All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker, who represents Egor/Ikpoba-okha constituency in Edo state, said this while speaking on a Channels TV [...]

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    Buhari and the 2019 drama

Buhari and the 2019 drama

From all indications, President Buhari will be seeking re-election in 2019, his seeming indifference to the talks about his reported desire for a second term in office notwithstanding.It is actually the way of most politicians to keep mute about their next political aspiration especially when governance currently under their watch is bogged down by intractable challenges.As such, they would [...]

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    Buhari writes senate: It’s untrue to say I haven’t done anything about Benue killings

Buhari writes senate: It’s untrue to say I haven’t done anything about Benue killings

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is incorrect to assume that he has not done anything about the Benue killings.In a letter read on Wednesday by Senate President Bukola Saraki, Buhari said the police is working "strenuously" to apprehend those behind the attacks.He said the federal government is working to put in place measures to forestall the reoccurrence in Benue and [...]

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