Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Oshiomhole: Buhari’s ‘focus on north’ request twisted to achieve political goal

Oshiomhole: Buhari’s ‘focus on north’ request twisted to achieve political goal

Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, says President Muhammadu Buhari's request to the World Bank for humanitarian assistance in the north-east has been twisted to achieve a political goal.The president had come under criticism after Kim Jong, World Bank president, said he made the request during a meeting in 2015.Reacting to the outcry that emanated from Jong's disclosure, Oshiomhole said Buhari [...]

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    Agbakoba asks court to sack Buhari as petroleum minister

Agbakoba asks court to sack Buhari as petroleum minister

Olisa Agbakoba, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked a federal high court in Abuja to remove President Muhammadu Buhari as petroleum minister.Buhari appointed Ibe Kachikwu as minister of state for petroleum resources, and made himself the senior minister.In a suit which the attorney-general of the federation is listed as a respondent, Agbakoba asked the court to determine if [...]

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    Shettima says Okorocha, Ajimobi witnessed Buhari’s meeting with World Bank president

Shettima says Okorocha, Ajimobi witnessed Buhari’s meeting with World Bank president

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, says President Muhammadu Buhari's meeting with Jim Kim, president of the World Bank Group, was witnessed by three southern governors.Shettima said it was at the meeting that the president asked the World Bank chief to focus on "the northern regions".Kim said on Thursday that Buhari asked him to focus the intervention efforts of the bank [...]

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    Is Buhari president of Nigeria or the north?

Is Buhari president of Nigeria or the north?

I believe everyone has a redeeming quality. Yes, nobody is impervious to change and influence. This is the reason I have always given President Muhammadu Buhari the benefit of the doubt. I think he deserves it.Before I go into the entrails of my opinion, let me take a traipse in the past.Responding to a question from Dr Pauline Baker, the [...]

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    Kachikwu: No fraud in $25bn NNPC contracts — my letter was on governance

Kachikwu: No fraud in $25bn NNPC contracts — my letter was on governance

Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, says that there is no fraud in the award of contracts by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).H also said President Muhammadu Buhari has asked him to work together with the NNPC GMD to move the oil industry forward.Kachikwu had accused Baru of insubordination and of awarding contracts to the tune $25 billion without due [...]

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    No Nigerian promotes disunity like you, Fayose slams Buhari

No Nigerian promotes disunity like you, Fayose slams Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says President Muhammadu Buhari is the "number one promoter of disunity in Nigeria".Fayose alleged that Buhari's "one-sidedness" has stoked the embers of hate and division in the country.He spoke in reaction to the comments of Jim Kim, president of World Bank, who said Buhari asked the institution to focus on the northern part of [...]

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    Buhari to Igbo leaders: 7 northern states produced junior ministers but your sons are in charge of 4 ministries

Buhari to Igbo leaders: 7 northern states produced junior ministers but your sons are in charge of 4 ministries

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied the allegations of under-representation of Igbo in his government.Speaking at the presidential villa in Abuja during a meeting with stakeholders from the region, Buhari said while four south-easterners are heads of ministries, seven northerners were made junior ministers.“I gave south-east four substantive ministers -- the ministries of foreign affairs, trade and investment, science and technology and [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Those criticising Buhari’s ‘focus on north’ request are ignorant

Femi Adesina: Those criticising Buhari’s ‘focus on north’ request are ignorant

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, has described Nigerians criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to the World Bank Group for focus on the north as ignorant and mischievous.Jim Jong Kim, president of the group, said at a news conference on Thursday that Buhari asked the organisation to concentrate its intervention efforts on northern Nigeria.Adesina refused to react to the claim when TheCable [...]

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    Did Buhari ask World Bank to focus on the north? Presidency keeps mum

Did Buhari ask World Bank to focus on the north? Presidency keeps mum

The presidency has refused to react to the claim of the World Bank Group that President Muhammadu Buhari asked the organisation to focus on northern Nigeria.Jim Yong Kim, president of the group, said at a news conference in Washington DC, US, on Thursday, that Buhari asked the organisation to focus on the northern part of the country.TheCable called Garba Shehu, [...]

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    South-west APC leaders say no automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019

South-west APC leaders say no automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south-west say the party’s 2019 presidential ticket is open to all members.President Muhammadu Buhari received strong support from the south-west in the 2015 election.There have been rumours that Buhari may seek re-election, but he has not said he would.Speaking at the end of a stakeholders’ meeting in Agodi government house, Ibadan, [...]

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    Buhari re-appoints Orji as NSIA MD

Buhari re-appoints Orji as NSIA MD

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Uchechi Orji as managing director, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).Femi Adesina, spokesman to Buhari, said this in a statement on Thursday.Adesina also said the president approved the nomination of Isa Chiroma as the director-general of the Nigerian Law School.Orji (pictured) was first appointed in October 2012 for a term of five years, renewable for another [...]

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    PDP: Buhari mortgaging future of Nigerian children through ‘incessant’ borrowings

PDP: Buhari mortgaging future of Nigerian children through ‘incessant’ borrowings

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against President Muhammadu Buhari's plan to obtain $5.5 billion foreign loan.Buhari wrote to the senate on Tuesday, requesting its approval to obtain the loan, part of which he said will be used to fund the 2017 budget.Reacting, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the president of mortgaging the future of Nigerian children through [...]

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    Buhari meets service chiefs

Buhari meets service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with service chiefs, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, and Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, behind closed doors.The meeting presided over by the president was in progress as of the time of filing the report.It is also being attended by Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS); Arab Yadam, the acting director [...]

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    I have no plan of running for president in 2019, says Osinbajo

I have no plan of running for president in 2019, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he has no plan of running for president in 2019.According to Reuters, Osinbajo was asked at the FT Africa Summit in London if he had considered running, he said he had not thought about it, adding: “None of that is on the cards”.There have been rumours that the vice president may run for the highest elective [...]

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    Suspended SGF: Action has been too slow on Osinbajo panel report, says Sagay

Suspended SGF: Action has been too slow on Osinbajo panel report, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), says action has been “much too slow” concerning the report of the panel which probed Babachir Lawal, suspended secretary to the government of the federation, and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).Oke was suspended after his agency claimed ownership of the monies discovered in an Ikoyi [...]

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    Kachikwu’s letter: Falana advises Buhari to resign as petroleum minister

Kachikwu’s letter: Falana advises Buhari to resign as petroleum minister

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to relinquish his position as the minister of petroleum resources.On his assumption of office, Buhari took up the portfolio while he appointed Ibe Kachikwu as the sector’s minister of state.Reacting to Kachikwu's letter to Buhari in which he accused Maikanti Baru, group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National [...]

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