Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Pastor Bakare got it wrong this time on Buhari

Pastor Bakare got it wrong this time on Buhari

BY LADY AITE-EHIEMUAOn Monday, 18 June, 2017, many national dailies published reports culled from a press conference addressed by Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly Church.The reports quoted the pastor as saying that the current political tension in the country which was caused by hate speeches, is the aftermath of the choice of an elderly person (President Muhammadu Buhari) [...]

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    Buhari will complete his tenure, says Osinbajo

Buhari will complete his tenure, says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed hope that President Muhammadu Buhari will complete his tenure in good health.The tenure of the president ends in May 2019.There has been speculation that Buhari’s health is deteriorating. Some reports even say the president, who has been in the UK for medical treatment since May 7, has speech impairment.But on Sunday, an audio of [...]

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    Buhari ‘asks’ Nigerians to avoid reckless statements

Buhari ‘asks’ Nigerians to avoid reckless statements

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to stop making reckless statements, according to his media office.Buhari, who is on medical leave in the UK, made this appeal in a message on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr.While some groups in the south-east are demanding an independent state of Biafra, some in the north have asked the Igbo to leave the region within [...]

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    We gave Buhari a difficult task, says Oyegun

We gave Buhari a difficult task, says Oyegun

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu  Buhari was given a very difficult task, but that he is doing well in tackling the challenges he met on the ground.According to a statement issued by Edegbe Odemwingie, APC assistant publicity director, on Wednesday, Oyegun said this when he received  a delegation of the party from [...]

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    Is Buhari Nigeria’s last president?

Is Buhari Nigeria’s last president?

Tangentially, I take the title of this article to be humdrum. Why? Goodluck Jonathan was prognosticated to be the last president of composite Nigeria, but the doom prognosis is now legend.Without obviating the trepidation and tension that eclipsed the country before and during the 2015 general election, Nigeria survived Jonathan; I believe it will survive President Muhammadu Buhari.However, the whirling [...]

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    Buhari gives Osinbajo go-ahead to sign budget

Buhari gives Osinbajo go-ahead to sign budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has given Acting President Yemi Osinbajo the go-ahead to sign the 2017 appropriation bill into law.According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, on Monday, the president indicated that it was in the interest of the country that his deputy sign the budget.“Following the receipt of a full brief on the 2017 appropriation bill as [...]

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    No, Chichi, you don’t get to give up on Nigeria

No, Chichi, you don’t get to give up on Nigeria

I would be dishonest if I said I didn’t expect that my last piece to have some effect, but I certainly didn’t anticipate the intensity of the connection; people who felt exactly the same way, who thought someone had reached deep into their hearts and retrieved their anger, and their disappointment, and their sadness.It was communal catharsis.“My God!” one [...]

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    Saraki: Why I didn’t contest against Buhari

Saraki: Why I didn’t contest against Buhari

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he supported the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari because he did not want to be part of his party's problem.Saraki alongside some of his colleagues elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected from the party to the fledging All Progressives Congress (APC) in January 2014.There was speculation that he would vie [...]

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    Only 11 of Buhari’s 196 nominees have been rejected by senate, says Saraki

Only 11 of Buhari’s 196 nominees have been rejected by senate, says Saraki

Bukola Saraki, senate president, said on Tuesday that the red chamber has confirmed the nominations of 90 percent of the appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari.Saraki said the senate has a cordial relationship with the president and the executive arm of government.He made this known when the national executive of the Islamic group, Jamaatu Izalatul Bidiah Wa Ikamatus Sunnali (JIBWS) led by [...]

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    Atiku tells Nigerians to be patient but improve their choice of leaders in the next election

Atiku tells Nigerians to be patient but improve their choice of leaders in the next election

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has urged Nigerians to exercise patience with those in government until they complete their tenures.In a statement to mark Democracy day, Abubakar said a democratic system imbues the people with political wisdom to improve on their mode of selection of leaders with each election that takes place.He also appealed to Nigerians to pray for the quick recovery and [...]

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    Ngige, Buhari and marginalisation of the Igbo

Ngige, Buhari and marginalisation of the Igbo

An impression that had been repeatedly disputed and firmly denied by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC party has been confirmed by no less a person than a member of cabinet, Nigeria’s minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige.In an interview with ThisDay Newspaper Ngige gave insight into why there was a deliberate marginalization [...]

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    Buhari still working from London, says Kachikwu

Buhari still working from London, says Kachikwu

Ibeh Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, says the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari has not made much difference because the president is working from London.Buhari has been the UK where he is receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment.Speaking in an interview on BBC Hard Talk, Kachikwu said Acting-President Yemi Osinbajo had also been very efficient.Responding to a [...]

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    Buhari and the marabouts

Buhari and the marabouts

“Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?”“Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?”“She is a social media assistant at the Presidency. She shoots straight and direct. She defends President Muhammadu Buhari with the passion of someone the President treats like a daughter.”“Not a son, this time, a daughter! Interesting. Of power, fathers, wives, sons and daughters….”“She spits fire, particularly if the person [...]

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    Okupe: Despite the drums of war, Nigeria won’t break up

Okupe: Despite the drums of war, Nigeria won’t break up

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant on public affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, says there are many reasons Nigeria should disintegrate but that it is not in the destiny  of the country to break up.There has been tension in the country lately over rumours of an impending coup d’état.Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, had issued a stern warning [...]

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    ACF: Aisha Yesufu’s call for Buhari’s resignation is misplaced

ACF: Aisha Yesufu’s call for Buhari’s resignation is misplaced

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described as unnecessary, the call for President Muhammadu Buhari's resignation by Aisha Yesufu, Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) co-convener.Yesufu had said Buhari, who's battling health issues, should step down as he could no longer discharge his duty as president."Things are stagnating in Nigeria, for crying out loud, the president is sick, the president is [...]

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    To those who want Buhari dead

To those who want Buhari dead

They showed their pernicious hands again last Sunday, and have been on the prowl since then, roaring like a lion, seeking who to devour. Purveyors of death they are, and they have killed President Muhammadu Buhari many times over, cloned the websites of international media houses to announce the hoax, but their wishes did not become horses, so they remain [...]

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