Saturday, August 17, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari to military: Eliminate bandits wherever you find them

Buhari to military: Eliminate bandits wherever you find them

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military to hunt bandits and eliminate them wherever they find them.A statement from Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as giving the directive while addressing officers of the 17th Army Brigade and Nigerian Air Force 213 operational base in Katsina on Saturday.There have been reports of deaths in recent months mostly as a result [...]

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    UK police, DSS petitioned over Buhari’s Cambridge assessment documents

UK police, DSS petitioned over Buhari’s Cambridge assessment documents

The Department of State Services (DSS) and the London Metropolitan Police Service have received petitions to investigate the documents said to have been obtained from Cambridge University and tendered for President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election tribunal.TheCable obtained copies of the separate petitions both dated August 14, 2019, and which were forwarded by Kalu Kalu Agu, a Nigerian lawyer.Abba [...]

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    Lawyer files suit to stop inauguration of Buhari’s ministers

Lawyer files suit to stop inauguration of Buhari’s ministers

Musa Baba-Panya, a lawyer, has filed an exparte motion before a federal high court in Abuja, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating his ministers on Wednesday.Baba-Panya filed the suit over the exclusion of a federal capital territory (FCT) indigene among the 43 ministers.In the case with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/878/19, the president is the 1st defendant while the attorney-general [...]

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    ‘You are completely out of touch’ — Ezekwesili hits Buhari over directive to CBN

‘You are completely out of touch’ — Ezekwesili hits Buhari over directive to CBN

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a "completely out-of-touch leader" over his directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation.In a statement issued on Tuesday by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president said he had asked the CBN to stop issuing foreign exchange for food importation [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: CBN to implement ban on FX for food import ‘in phases’

EXCLUSIVE: CBN to implement ban on FX for food import ‘in phases’

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is happy with President Muhammadu Buhari's latest directive on restricting forex for food importation, TheCable understands.Insiders at the apex bank told TheCable that the directive will be implemented in phases so that the impact on food prices and inflation can be managed."A lot of times CBN is hindered in implementing macroeconomic policies because of [...]

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    Buhari asks CBN to halt forex for food importation

Buhari asks CBN to halt forex for food importation

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation.In a statement issued on Tuesday by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president said the directive is to ensure the steady improvement in agricultural production and attainment of full food security.The president, who hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts APC governors in Daura

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts APC governors in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received some governors elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Daura, Katsina state to mark this year's Sallah celebration.Among the governors are Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos and Godwin Obaseki of Edo.Ovie Omo Agege, deputy senate president; Boss Mustapha, secretary to the federal government; [...]

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    Omokri seeks probe of APC leaders over Timi Frank’s ‘confession’

Omokri seeks probe of APC leaders over Timi Frank’s ‘confession’

Reno Omokri, former media aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) fabricated and spread lies which destroyed Nigeria’s economy.Timi Frank, former deputy spokesman of the APC, had alleged that the party deployed propaganda to bring down the government of Jonathan.In a statement, Omokri asked the EFCC and the ICPC to investigate President Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu [...]

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    Xenophobic attacks: NANS pickets MTN, DSTV offices in Ogun

Xenophobic attacks: NANS pickets MTN, DSTV offices in Ogun

Members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have picketed the MTN and DSTV offices in Ogun state over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.The group gathered in their droves at the branches of the South African companies located in Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, the state capital, on Thursday.Both offices have been shut by the protesting students.Led by Azeez [...]

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    Trouble for AMCON debtors as Buhari signs new law

Trouble for AMCON debtors as Buhari signs new law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a new law which empowers the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to put the bank accounts of its debtors under supervision.On July 31, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo set up a task force with a mandate to devise a strategy to recover the N5 trillion owed to the corporation.The agencies tasked to go after the debtors are [...]

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    I like to be on the side of the constitution, says Buhari on Bauchi, Edo crisis

I like to be on the side of the constitution, says Buhari on Bauchi, Edo crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari says he always likes to be on the side of the constitution.The president said this while speaking on the crises rocking the Edo and Bauchi states houses of assembly.The two houses of assembly have been embroidered in crises and attempts by the national assembly to intervene had been rejected by the courts.Speaking when he received state lawmakers from [...]

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    Falana on Sowore: Buhari’s govt tagging any critic a terrorist

Falana on Sowore: Buhari’s govt tagging any critic a terrorist

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of tagging anyone who criticises its actions and policies a terrorist.The senior advocate of Nigeria said the current administration has developed the culture of using the terrorism prevention (amendment) act to clamp down on anyone or group with opposing views.Falana said this while reacting to the arrest [...]

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    Atiku: Nigerians are victims of Buhari’s ‘grand cluelessness’ – I’ll keep talking

Atiku: Nigerians are victims of Buhari’s ‘grand cluelessness’ – I’ll keep talking

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says he will keep speaking up for Nigerians who have become victims of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘grand cluelessness’.In statement issued by Paul Ibe, his media aide, on Saturday, Abubakar said the Buhari administration had not responded to a report by the UNDP which stated that 98 million Nigerians were living in multidimensional poverty because he was [...]

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    Presidency accuses IMN of killing Channels TV reporter, DCP

Presidency accuses IMN of killing Channels TV reporter, DCP

Presidency says the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), whose members are known as Shi'ites, killed Usman Umar, the FCT deputy commissioner of police, and Precious Owolabi, Channels TV reporter.In a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said President Muhammadu Buhari condoled with the family of Umar over the loss."Both of them were [...]

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    Buhari: We have lifted 5m Nigerians out of extreme poverty

Buhari: We have lifted 5m Nigerians out of extreme poverty

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has lifted five million Nigerians out of extreme poverty in three years.Speaking at the opening of the global youth employment forum of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Abuja on Thursday, Buhari said this was achieved through the National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP).He said N-SIP has produced positive outcome in the enrollment of children [...]

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    ‘Army did not ask for our certificates’ — Buhari’s military colleague tells tribunal

‘Army did not ask for our certificates’ — Buhari’s military colleague tells tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari's military course mate has told the presidential election tribunal that the army did not ask them to submit their certificates during enlistment.Paul Tarfa, a retired major general, made the submission on Tuesday while testifying as Buhari’s first defence witness in the petition challenging the president’s re-election.The whereabouts of the president’s academic records have been a source of [...]

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