Monday, April 22, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Kano rep on inconclusive polls: Buhari’s integrity should be questioned

Kano rep on inconclusive polls: Buhari’s integrity should be questioned

Aliyu Madaki, a member of the house of representatives from Kano state, says President Muhammadu Buhari's integrity should be questioned over the inconclusive governorship elections in some states.Madaki said the president's integrity should be "seriously questioned" over his inaction and silence on the manner the elections ended in the states.The lawmaker representing Dala constituency spoke while contributing to a motion [...]

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    SGF chairs Buhari’s inauguration committee

SGF chairs Buhari’s inauguration committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has picked Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), to chair the committee for his inauguration on May 29.Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (general services office), office of the SGF, announced this in a statement.Members of the committee, which will be inaugurated on Thursday, are Lai Mohammed, minister of information, Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, [...]

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    Shehu Sani: PDP should recall ALL past members for Buhari to probe

Shehu Sani: PDP should recall ALL past members for Buhari to probe

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says he agrees that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be held accountable for squandering the nation's resources.He, however, said this should involve all past and present members of the political party during its sixteen-year rule.A good number of those in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), including governors and ministers, joined the party [...]

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    ‘Akwa Ibom under siege’ — group raises the alarm

‘Akwa Ibom under siege’ — group raises the alarm

The Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) has raised alarm following reports of influx of armed political thugs and deployment of more regular security forces into the state, two days to the governorship and state house of assembly elections.Addressing reporters in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday, Emmanuel Sam, leader of AILM, decried the alleged importation of suspected armed militants from Edo [...]

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    CAN congratulates Buhari as JNI asks Atiku to accept his fate

CAN congratulates Buhari as JNI asks Atiku to accept his fate

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to run an inclusive government this time.Buhari was re-elected in the February 23 election, defeating Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had since rejected the outcome of the election.In a letter to the president dated March 1, 2019, [...]

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    Buhari: Only those with integrity will make my next cabinet

Buhari: Only those with integrity will make my next cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari says only those with integrity and interest of Nigeria will be considered in the next cabinet.He also promised to appoint more women and youth during his second tenure, acknowledging the "significant role" they played toward his re-election.He said his administration would not disappoint them.Buhari spoke at a dinner the All Progressives Congress (APC) women and youth organised to celebrate [...]

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    Buhari to supporters: Don’t gloat… my victory enough for you

Buhari to supporters: Don’t gloat… my victory enough for you

President Muhammadu Buhari has pleaded with his supporters not to humiliate the opposition over his victory in the election.Making the plea in a thread on his official Twitter handle, Buhari said his supporters should see his victory as a “reward” for their efforts.“I would like to make a special appeal to my supporters not to gloat or humiliate the [...]

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    No section of Nigeria will be left behind, Buhari promises in acceptance speech

No section of Nigeria will be left behind, Buhari promises in acceptance speech

President Muhammadu Buhari says his second administration will be fair to everyone and ensure no section or group is left behind in its programmes.Buhari said this on Wednesday while delivering his acceptance speech at the All Progressives Congress (APC) headquarters in Abuja.The president was re-elected after defeating his main challenger Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with over [...]

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    Omokri tackles Momodu for asking Atiku to concede the election

Omokri tackles Momodu for asking Atiku to concede the election

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has criticised Dele Momodu, celebrity journalist, for asking Atiku Abubakar to accept defeat and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari.Momodu, an ally of Atiku, had asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate to concede the election based on election results being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The results of more than [...]

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    Buhari leading with over 1m votes in 18 states announced so far

Buhari leading with over 1m votes in 18 states announced so far

President Muhammadu Buhari is leading with over 1 million votes in results of 18 states announced at the national collation center of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won in 10 states while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared eight states. The 71 other presidential candidates are far behind.While the president running under the [...]

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    PDP sues Buhari over directive to punish ballot snatchers

PDP sues Buhari over directive to punish ballot snatchers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sued President Muhammadu Buhari over his directive to the military to be "ruthless" with ballot box snatchers.In a suit filed before the federal high court in Abuja, the party asked the court to declare that Buhari's directive is unconstitutional, unlawful and void.The party also sued Mohammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), [...]

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    Buhari: I won’t impose any religion on Nigerians

Buhari: I won’t impose any religion on Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as deceptive and ungodly, the allegations that his administration plans to Islamise Nigeria.In a statement on Friday, the president said under no circumstances will he impose any religion or faith on any Nigerian.He said similar allegations were made in the past "to stoke up religious division for political gains" but the accusers "failed woefully"."The President [...]

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    Buhari: PDP destroyed checks and balances in civil service

Buhari: PDP destroyed checks and balances in civil service

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ruined the civil service in its sixteen years in power.Speaking when he swore in new permanent secretaries in Abuja on Wednesday, the president said past administrations destroyed the systems of checks and balances within the civil service.He lamented that this had undermined service delivery to the citizens in the past years, [...]

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    Buratai protecting Nigeria’s democracy, says group

Buratai protecting Nigeria’s democracy, says group

The Coalition for Democracy and Good Governance has hailed Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, and the Nigerian Army over "responsiveness to protecting Nigeria’s democracy and the sovereignty of the country".Addressing reporters in Abuja on Thursday, Emmanuel Itodo, executive director of the group, said since the directive for the military to ruthlessly deal with ballot snatchers, he has observed that [...]

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    Uyi Giwa-Osagie: Another victim of intimidation

Uyi Giwa-Osagie: Another victim of intimidation

BY EKWUEME IFEANYICHUKWUThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Uyi Giwa Osagie, the lawyer and treasurer of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, for alleged money laundering. The arrest of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate's lawyer, is politically motivated.Since Nigeria returned to democratic rule, the Nigerian government has over the years weaponized state apparatus, such as the Nigerian Police [...]

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    PDP: APC plotting to use looted funds for rigging

PDP: APC plotting to use looted funds for rigging

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the federal government of releasing over "N6 billion loot" to leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as part of an alleged plot to rig the general election.In a statement on Tuesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said the looted funds would be shared among APC candidates contesting for senatorial and house of representatives [...]

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