Thursday, March 26, 2020

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    ‘Not addressing Nigerians on coronavirus is a matter of style’ — Femi Adesina defends Buhari

‘Not addressing Nigerians on coronavirus is a matter of style’ — Femi Adesina defends Buhari

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the style adopted by President Muhammadu Buhari over the coronavirus pandemic is different from his counterparts across the world. He said rather than address citizens of the country over the outbreak of the disease like other world leaders have done, Buhari's style involves getting reports for established ministries and agencies. US President Donald Trump, South Africa President [...]

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    Falana to Buhari: Back restriction on public gatherings with law

Falana to Buhari: Back restriction on public gatherings with law

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The federal and state governments had put measures in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Such measures include travel ban, suspension of events, closure of schools and ban on large gatherings. But some of the directives, particularly [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari will address Nigerians on coronavirus if the need arises

Garba Shehu: Buhari will address Nigerians on coronavirus if the need arises

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the nation's number one citizen will address Nigerians on the coronavirus outbreak if there is the need to do so. Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Friday, Shehu said the president is not "out for showmanship" over the situation. He was speaking in reaction to criticisms Buhari has received for not addressing Nigerians [...]

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    Coronavirus: This isn’t the time for cheap politics, Garba Shehu tackles senate

Coronavirus: This isn’t the time for cheap politics, Garba Shehu tackles senate

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has described as "cheap and sensational", the senate's call on President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians over the coronavirus pandemic. At plenary on Wednesday, the lawmakers expressed concern that the president has not addressed Nigerians since the country recorded its first case of the virus last month. But in a statement on Thursday, Shehu accused the senators of politicising the [...]

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    Senate asks Buhari to address Nigerians on coronavirus

Senate asks Buhari to address Nigerians on coronavirus

The senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians on the coronavirus pandemic. The senate made the request after debating a matter of urgent public importance at Wednesday’s plenary session. Nigeria currently has eight confirmed cases of the virus. The president is yet to address citizens since the outbreak, even though the country recorded its first case of the infection three weeks [...]

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    ‘Why I acted that way’ — man who rushed towards Buhari speaks

‘Why I acted that way’ — man who rushed towards Buhari speaks

Mohammed Gunddare, the young man who rushed towards President Muhammadu Buhari at Argungu Fishing Festival in Kebbi state, says he was emotional about the president's personality. Security operatives had blocked the man from running into Buhari who had posed for photographs with some dignitaries at the event on Thursday. The video of the incident went viral, with critics of the government saying the [...]

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    Senators: South-east excluded in Buhari’s $22.7bn loan spending plan

Senators: South-east excluded in Buhari’s $22.7bn loan spending plan

The senators from the south-east have alleged that the region was excluded in the spending plan of President Muhammadu Buhari's proposed $22.7 billion loan. The federal lawmakers have, therefore, met with the leadership of the national assembly to seek adjustments in the plan as presented by the president. Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, who was flanked by members of the caucus, [...]

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    Buhari ‘threatened to declare state of emergency’ in Kano over Sanusi, Ganduje rift

Buhari ‘threatened to declare state of emergency’ in Kano over Sanusi, Ganduje rift

President Muhammadu Buhari threatened to declare a state of emergency in Kano in the heat of the crisis between Muhammadu Sanusi, deposed emir, and Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, according to the committee set up to reconcile the duo. In its report seen by TheCable, the committee chaired by Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, detailed efforts to resolve the [...]

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    Animal feed to become VAT-exempt as Buhari seeks amendment of finance act

Animal feed to become VAT-exempt as Buhari seeks amendment of finance act

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the national assembly to amend the finance act by including animal feed to the list of basic items that are exempted from value-added tax. The president’s request was contained in a letter read during Tuesday’s house of representatives plenary session by Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker. Among the amendments is that the effective date of the law should [...]

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    Oyedepo: Buhari’s govt has no direction — worst in Nigeria’s history

Oyedepo: Buhari’s govt has no direction — worst in Nigeria’s history

David Oyedepo, presiding bishop of Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is the worst in Nigeria's history. According to the PUNCH, he said this while delivering a sermon at the Faith Tabernacle church in Ota, Ogun state, on Sunday. "I said stop stepping on my toes and you said that is hate speech [...]

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    IN FULL: $1.25bn for Abuja rail, $500m for NTA — Buhari’s $22.7bn loan spending plan

IN FULL: $1.25bn for Abuja rail, $500m for NTA — Buhari’s $22.7bn loan spending plan

The senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari's $22.7 billion loan request -- years after it was rejected by the previous assembly. At its plenary session on Thursday, the upper legislative chamber approved the 2016-2018 external borrowing plan which the president said would be used for critical projects across the country. TheCable understands Nigeria's public debt profile stands at N26.215 trillion as of September 2019. According [...]

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    Marwa to Buhari: Declare emergency on drug abuse

Marwa to Buhari: Declare emergency on drug abuse

Buba Marwa, former military governor of Lagos state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare an emergency on drug abuse in the country. In an interview on NTA monitored by TheCable, Marwa, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse, said Nigeria has got to the point where the war against drug abuse must be taken seriously. The [...]

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    EXTRA: PDP blames Buhari for coronavirus case in Nigeria

EXTRA: PDP blames Buhari for coronavirus case in Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the coronavirus case in Nigeria is as a result of the inadequacies of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration. Nigeria recorded its first case of the deadly virus after an Italian visited the country. In a statement on Friday, Kola Ologbodiyan, PDP spokesman, said the current administration has failed to live up to its responsibilities, adding that it [...]

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    NBET staff write to Buhari, thank him for re-instating Amobi as MD

NBET staff write to Buhari, thank him for re-instating Amobi as MD

Some members of staff of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Limited (NBET) have applauded President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to reverse the suspension of Marilyn Amobi as the managing director. In a February 10 letter addressed to the president, the workers also listed what they described as Amobi's "key achievements" since her appointment in July 2016. Thirty-eight members of staff of the agency [...]

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    Buhari: Nigerians feel lawmakers pocket a lot of money despite doing little

Buhari: Nigerians feel lawmakers pocket a lot of money despite doing little

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians perceive the members of the national assembly as people who are “overly comfortable” and “stuff wads of currency notes into their pockets for little work done.” Buhari said this during the launch of the Green Chamber magazine, a publication of the house of representatives, in Abuja on Wednesday. The president, who was represented by Lai Mohammed, minister [...]

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    Buhari appoints new NDDC acting MD, expands interim management

Buhari appoints new NDDC acting MD, expands interim management

President Muhammadu Buhari has expanded the interim management committee overseeing the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from three to five members. On October 30, the president inaugurated a three-man committee to oversee the operations of the NDDC and ordered a forensic audit of its operations from 2001 to 2019. Buhari had appointed Gbene Joi as the acting managing director; Cairo [...]

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