Friday, January 18, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Atiku on Ganduje: Buhari is fighting opposition — not corruption

Atiku on Ganduje: Buhari is fighting opposition — not corruption

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his treatment of the corruption allegations against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state.While speaking during a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Buhari said he decided not to take any action about the issue because the state assembly has the mandate to deal with it.In a [...]

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    Absence of transparent leadership is missing link in police, says acting IGP

Absence of transparent leadership is missing link in police, says acting IGP

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), says the absence of transparent, accountable and knowledgeable leadership has been the missing link in the Nigeria police force.He said this on Wednesday while presenting a brief remark at the hand over ceremony at the force headquarters in Abuja.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari announced Adamu’s appointment as acting IGP at a ceremony in [...]

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    ‘We can’t divert $600m that doesn’t exist’ — Fashola speaks on Mambilla power project

‘We can’t divert $600m that doesn’t exist’ — Fashola speaks on Mambilla power project

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the reports that the Mambilla power project has been stalled, due to an attempt to divert funds, is not true.The $5.8 billion project, a 3,050-megawatt hydropower facility, was conceived in 1982.In a statement on Sunday, Hakeem Bello, the minister's spokesperson, said the federal government never awarded a contract for the Mambilla [...]

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    You can’t force Onnoghen out of office, Atiku tells Buhari

You can’t force Onnoghen out of office, Atiku tells Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the "attempt to force" Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), out of office has a negative meaning.He said this in response to the charges filed against Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).Ibraheem Al-Hassan, head of press and public relations unit of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, [...]

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    Oyinlola on Tinubu: Buhari is first presidential candidate ever to hire a proxy

Oyinlola on Tinubu: Buhari is first presidential candidate ever to hire a proxy

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, chairman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), says President Muhammadu Buhari should allow Bola Tinubu, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), contest the president election.Addressing journalists at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, Oyinlola said Buhari would go down in history as the first president to hire a proxy in a presidential contest.He [...]

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    Buhari vows to curb illegal tax collection, says ‘bad habits not easily dropped’

Buhari vows to curb illegal tax collection, says ‘bad habits not easily dropped’

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the federal government will look into the issue of illegal tax collections to encourage more private sector businesses to thrive in the country.The president made the pledge when he received the leadership of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers Association of Nigeria (AUFCDN) led by Ali Tahir.Buhari told the delegation that his [...]

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    Atiku accuses Buhari of using govt resources for reelection campaign

Atiku accuses Buhari of using govt resources for reelection campaign

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of lying by saying he won't allow use of state resources for campaign purposes.Abubakar has released what he described as evidence of how state resources have been used for Buhari's reelection campaign.The president on Wednesday said he would not allow the use of public funds [...]

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    Tinubu: Leave a naira in a room with Buhari, you’ll meet it when you return

Tinubu: Leave a naira in a room with Buhari, you’ll meet it when you return

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says unlike President Muhammadu Buhari, the integrity of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is questionable.The former Lagos governor said Buhari is a man of his word while Atiku sways back and forth on issues.Tinubu made the remark in a statement released by Tunde Rahman, his [...]

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    Amina Zakari’s family speaks on ties to Buhari’s sister

Amina Zakari’s family speaks on ties to Buhari’s sister

The family of Amina Zakari, a national commissioner at the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC), has explained its ties to President Muhammadu Buhari.The appointment of Zakari as head of INEC's collation centre in the forthcoming general election has generated controversy.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had alleged that she is related to the president and her position would compromise the electoral process.In [...]

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    Buhari: Corruption no longer condoned… the high and low are receiving jail terms

Buhari: Corruption no longer condoned… the high and low are receiving jail terms

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has drastically reduced the culture of corruption and acquisition of ill-gotten wealth in the country.The president said the downward slide “that the PDP took us in its 16 years of misrule" has been reversed in the last three years and six months.Buhari made the comment on Monday when he inaugurated the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Amina Zakari breaks silence, says she’s neither Buhari’s niece nor cousin

Amina Zakari breaks silence, says she’s neither Buhari’s niece nor cousin

Amina Zakari, a national commissioner at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has denied being a blood relation of President Muhammadu Buhari.In an interview with BBC, Zakari said she is not Buhari's cousin nor niece.Her appointment to head the INEC committee on collation centre has generated controversy.The PDP had alleged she is related to the president and her new position [...]

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    Timi Frank: Buhari violating peace accord through campaign of terror against opposition

Timi Frank: Buhari violating peace accord through campaign of terror against opposition

Timi Frank, former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has given the national peace committee a 72-hour ultimatum to call President Muhammadu Buhari to order over "gross violation of the peace accord".The peace accord was signed by presidential candidates of different political parties ahead of the general election.In a statement on Thursday, Frank said failure to [...]

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    APC: 2018 was tough… we confronted monsters

APC: 2018 was tough… we confronted monsters

Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says 2018 was tough for the ruling party because it confronted monsters.In a statement on Tuesday, Issa-Onilu said some monsters had found their way into the APC during the merger in 2014 but defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after inflicting damages to the party.He said the defectors from the [...]

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    Atiku asks Buhari to release probe report on military arms procurement

Atiku asks Buhari to release probe report on military arms procurement

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of covering up corrupt practices in the Nigerian military.He also called on the president to release the report of the probe panel that investigated alleged corruption in arms procurement in the military from 2007 to 2015.Atiku made the call in a statement issued on Sunday [...]

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    Tinubu, Dangote, Otedola lead APC presidential campaign

Tinubu, Dangote, Otedola lead APC presidential campaign

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have been named members of the ruling party's presidential campaign council for the 2019 elections.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.The council made up of at least 70 individuals.It is co-chaired by Buhari and Tinubu,with Vice-President [...]

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    ‘You are ignorant of issues in petroleum sector’ — Femi Adesina blasts Atiku

‘You are ignorant of issues in petroleum sector’ — Femi Adesina blasts Atiku

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate is ignorant of issues in the petroleum sector.Adesina said this in an article where he criticised the PDP presidential candidate for attacking provisions of the 2019 budget.He referred to a number of issues Atiku commented on including crude oil prices and foreign [...]

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