Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    ’10 working days is two weeks’ — Femi Adesina says Buhari to return weekend

’10 working days is two weeks’ — Femi Adesina says Buhari to return weekend

President Muhammadu Buhari will return from his vacation this weekend, says Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.The president travelled to London, UK, for his vacation on August 3.During an Arise TV programme on Wednesday, Adesina said the president will return once his vacation expires."Nigerians will say anything. He is on holiday, 10 working days which translates to two weeks. He will be back [...]

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    Tinubu to Obasanjo: You have spent your own time… leave Buhari alone

Tinubu to Obasanjo: You have spent your own time… leave Buhari alone

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to leave President Muhammadu Buhari alone.Tinubu said this while addressing party members at a stakeholders meeting in Lagos state on Tuesday.The APC leader condemned "frequent attacks" on the current administration by the former president.He said the criticisms of Obasanjo were in bad faith, adding [...]

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    Tinubu: Some lawmakers plotting to impeach Buhari

Tinubu: Some lawmakers plotting to impeach Buhari

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that some members of the national assembly are plotting to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.He, however, asked the unnamed lawmakers to drop their plan because it is “not possible for a lizard to wrestle an antelope.”Tinubu spoke on Wednesday at an APC rally organised in Akwa Ibom to welcome [...]

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    Oshiomhole to south-east: Buhari remembered you despite low 2015 votes – do better in 2019

Oshiomhole to south-east: Buhari remembered you despite low 2015 votes – do better in 2019

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the south-easterners to support President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection bid.He said supporting the president during the 2019 election would mean more projects and democracy dividends for the region.Oshiomhole was speaking at an APC rally organised in Abakiliki, Ebonyi state capital, on Saturday.He said despite the low votes Buhari got [...]

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    Akpabio meets Buhari in London — to seal APC ‘transfer’?

Akpabio meets Buhari in London — to seal APC ‘transfer’?

Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, has met with President Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of a reported plan to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).The former governor of Akwa Ibom is purportedly preparing to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a few days.He met with Buhari during the weekend in London, UK, where the president is currently on vacation.Akpabio was said [...]

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    Bolaji Abdullahi drops FG’s board appointment

Bolaji Abdullahi drops FG’s board appointment

Bolaji Abdullahi, former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has resigned as chairman of the Nigeria Sugar Development Council.He announced this via his Twitter handle on Friday, explaining that this is as a result of his decision to leave the APC.He wrote: “Following my resignation as National Publicity Secretary of APC and my decision to quit the party, I announced [...]

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    Galadima: Wresting power from a retired general won’t be easy

Galadima: Wresting power from a retired general won’t be easy

Buba Galadima, chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), says wresting power from President Muhammadu Buhari won't be an easy task.He said as a retired army general, it will be a difficult task for his camp, but it is possible with the support of Nigerians.The R-APC, which is made up of aggrieved members of the APC, recently formed a [...]

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    Buhari has no hand in press council bill, says presidency

Buhari has no hand in press council bill, says presidency

The presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari is not involved in the Nigerian Press Council Amendment Bill 2018 that has received backlash from media stakeholder across the country.The bill, which was recently passed for second reading at the senate, seeks to empower the Nigerian Press Council on decisions relating to training institutions and professional qualifications that would be acceptable for journalism practice [...]

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    Women affairs minister writes Buhari, seeks to contest Taraba guber poll

Women affairs minister writes Buhari, seeks to contest Taraba guber poll

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, has expressed her interest to contest the Taraba state governorship election in 2019.In a letter to notify President Muhammadu Buhari of her ambition, the minister said she would be running under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The minister is an ally of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar who is one of the presidential [...]

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    2019 poll: Four PDP governors are working for APC, says Jibrin

2019 poll: Four PDP governors are working for APC, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the house of representatives from Kano state, says at least four governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are working with the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 election.The lawmaker said the governors, whose identities he did not disclose, have a “cross-party arrangement” with the APC.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Jibrin said: [...]

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    Nigerian Breweries records 22% profit decline, blames new excise duty

Nigerian Breweries records 22% profit decline, blames new excise duty

Nigerian Breweries says it recorded a 22 percent decline in profit after tax for the half year ended June 30.This is according to the company’s unaudited result submitted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) for the period under review.NAN reports that the company posted a profit after tax of N18 billion compared to N24 billion recorded in the corresponding period [...]

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    R-APC: We’re shocked by Buhari’s silence on illegal attempt to impeach Ortom

R-APC: We’re shocked by Buhari’s silence on illegal attempt to impeach Ortom

The Reformed-All Progressives Congress (R-APC) says it is shocking that President Muhammadu Buhari has not deemed it fit to condemn the "illegal" attempt to impeach Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state.Eight lawmakers of the state house of assembly commenced impeachment proceeding against the governor on Monday, while some 22 others were reportedly blocked from attending plenary by the police.Reacting to this Kazeem [...]

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    2019: PDP has many credible candidates to compete with Buhari, says Bode George

2019: PDP has many credible candidates to compete with Buhari, says Bode George

Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the party has so many credible candidates to compete with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Sunday, George said the party's candidates can slog it out with the president at any level.“There are many sound hands who can compete on any level, at any [...]

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    Killings: Buhari sends 1,000 security personnel to Zamfara

Killings: Buhari sends 1,000 security personnel to Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the deployment of 1,000 security personnel to Zamfara state to stem the killings in the state.In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the security personnel comprise the army, air force, police and the civil defence.Zamfara has been on the receiving end of attacks by suspected bandits.Shehu said the personnel are being deployed [...]

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    Keyamo: Buhari’s opponents searching for funds but he has close to 1000 groups supporting him

Keyamo: Buhari’s opponents searching for funds but he has close to 1000 groups supporting him

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari's 2019 campaign, says the president currently has “close to 1,000” support groups rooting for him ahead of next year's election.Writing via his Twitter handle on Saturday, Keyamo said this kind of support is unprecedented in Nigeria's recent history.The president's re-election bid is being engineered by the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) with some other [...]

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    PDP governor to accompany Buhari to Togo

PDP governor to accompany Buhari to Togo

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, is in the delegation of President Muhammadu Buhari to two high-level meetings in Lome, Republic of Togo.Ayade was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a statement on Saturday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said Buhari would be attending the joint Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)/Economic Community of Central African [...]

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