Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    FLASHBACK: When a retired principal confirmed issuing Buhari’s WAEC certificate

FLASHBACK: When a retired principal confirmed issuing Buhari’s WAEC certificate

In the last 24 hours, there has been controversy over President Muhammadu Buhari's academic credentials. The president failed to submit his certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as required, saying they are in possession of the military. This triggered some reactions, with some Nigerians questioning the veracity of the claim and wondering if he actually sat for the Senior School [...]

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    No evil will befall Ambode, says oba of Lagos

No evil will befall Ambode, says oba of Lagos

Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, says Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will be justified if he is angry over the affairs of the state.Tinubu had rejected the reelection bid of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, throwing his weight behind Jide Sanwo-Olu who eventually emerged the APC governorship candidate.In an interview with PUNCH, Akiolu said [...]

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    NNPC denies funding Buhari’s campaign

NNPC denies funding Buhari’s campaign

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has described as false, reports that Maikanti Baru, its group managing director, authorised cash transfers  to the President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organisation.The NNPC denied the allegation in a statement Ndu Ughamadu, its spokesman, issued on Friday.According to the statement, the GMD never authorised any “phantom cash transfer” for the purpose of sponsoring publicity for [...]

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    Amaechi: One of the benefits of Chinese investments is the varsity they’re building in Daura

Amaechi: One of the benefits of Chinese investments is the varsity they’re building in Daura

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says one of the benefits of Chinese investments in Nigeria, is the University of Transportation currently being built by the Chinese in Daura, Katsina state.Speaking at one of the breakout sessions of the just concluded Nigerian Economic Summit (NES24), the minister said the Chinese are building a factory in the University structure."Somebody asked, what are the [...]

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    ‘Go to court if in doubt of any candidate’s claim’ — INEC chairman reacts to criticisms on Buhari’s credentials

‘Go to court if in doubt of any candidate’s claim’ — INEC chairman reacts to criticisms on Buhari’s credentials

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there is room for legal action if anyone is in doubt of claims by candidates in the 2019 elections.Speaking specifically about the personal particulars provided by the candidates, Yakubu said anyone suspecting false claims has the right to file legal action against such candidate.President Muhammadu Buhari had told the [...]

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    2019: Buhari fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

2019: Buhari fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

President Muhammadu Buhari has again failed to submit his academic records ahead of the 2019 elections.The president's academic credentials are not contained in his personal documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), according to PUNCH.All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit certain documents, including their  academic credentials, to the commission.But Buhari, a former [...]

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    ‘He populated primary election panels with his kindred’ — VON DG blames Oshiomhole for APC crisis

‘He populated primary election panels with his kindred’ — VON DG blames Oshiomhole for APC crisis

Osita Okechukwu, director-general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), has asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to resign.Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Wednesday, Okechukwu accused Oshiomhole of breaching the party's constitution.He said the "mess" created by the chairman can only be put together by President Muhammadu Buhari and the leaders of the APC."As [...]

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    Reps approve Buhari’s $2.786bn Eurobond request but ask FG to limit borrowing

Reps approve Buhari’s $2.786bn Eurobond request but ask FG to limit borrowing

The house of representatives has approved the $2.786 billion loan request of President Muhammadu Buhari for part funding of the 2018 budget.The lower legislative chamber also approved $82.54 million request to refinance the balance of $500 million eurobond in the international capital market.The lawmakers approved the request  on Tuesday following consideration of report of the committee on aids, loans and [...]

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    NHIS ES: Those plotting to stop me have failed

NHIS ES: Those plotting to stop me have failed

Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says those who think they can stop his fight against corruption in the agency have failed.In an interview with BBC Hausa, the NHIS executive secretary said he has been going through “unnecessary accusations of fraud” since he came on board at the NHIS.Yusuf said he was only accused of corruption [...]

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    We are not aware that our men accompanied suspended NHIS ES to office, say police

We are not aware that our men accompanied suspended NHIS ES to office, say police

The police say they are not aware that some officers accompanied Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to office on Monday.Yusuf was suspended by the NHIS governing board last week but he had argued that his suspension was illegal and that he would resume office nonetheless.He had said only President Muhammadu Buhari could suspend him.On [...]

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    Buhari: I’ll continue to hold Jonathan in high esteem

Buhari: I’ll continue to hold Jonathan in high esteem

"I’ll continue to hold former president Jonathan in high esteem as a result of that singular act," he said. [...]

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    Buhari, service chiefs review security situation ahead of 2019 polls

Buhari, service chiefs review security situation ahead of 2019 polls

President Muhammadu Buhari had a meeting with the national security council at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.Dan Ali, minister of defence, said the security situation in the country in relation to the general election was discussed at the meeting.He said security agents would be deployed to states to douse tension created during the primaries held across the country and also [...]

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    2019: ‘No other politician’ looks as prepared as Atiku

2019: ‘No other politician’ looks as prepared as Atiku

Isa Odidi, a 2007 presidential candidate, says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is the most prepared of all the presidential candidates in the 2019 election.Odidi said this in his new book titled ‘Atiku Abubakar: The Best Choice for President of Nigeria in 2019’.Atiku will contest in the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He was deputy [...]

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    Buhari’s executive order 6 is unconstitutional

Buhari’s executive order 6 is unconstitutional

The legality of President Buhari's Executive Order 6 (EO6) has been affirmed by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Abuja Federal high court and right now the most cries against EO6 seem to be centred around Buhari's cronies not listed among the 50 persons banned from travelling outside the country but a careful look at the constitution viz-a-viz EO6 would show [...]

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    ‘Buhari’s govt has zero integrity’ — Sowunmi, Keyamo argue over 2019

‘Buhari’s govt has zero integrity’ — Sowunmi, Keyamo argue over 2019

Segun Sowunmi, the spokesperson of the Atiku campaign organisation, says President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has zero integrity.Sowunmi said this on Monday when he featured on a Channels TV programme alongside Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari re-election campaign organisation.He also dismissed Buhari's anti-graft war, saying Nigeria's economy “ran into a slump because of the corruption under the Buhari-led administration.”The public [...]

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    Agbakoba on 2019: Buhari is history… even his wife isn’t supporting him

Agbakoba on 2019: Buhari is history… even his wife isn’t supporting him

Olisa Agbakoba, former national president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says President Muhammadu Buhari is history. Speaking with Daily Independent, Agbakoba said under Buhari's leadership, Nigeria is now "broken politically, strategically, morally, and completely bankrupt."He said the president had lost the goodwill with which he rode to power in 2015. He added that judging by performance, nothing stands Buhari out as a qualified [...]

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