Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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    APC: 2018 was tough… we confronted monsters

APC: 2018 was tough… we confronted monsters

Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says 2018 was tough for the ruling party because it confronted monsters.In a statement on Tuesday, Issa-Onilu said some monsters had found their way into the APC during the merger in 2014 but defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after inflicting damages to the party.He said the defectors from the [...]

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    Atiku asks Buhari to release probe report on military arms procurement

Atiku asks Buhari to release probe report on military arms procurement

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of covering up corrupt practices in the Nigerian military.He also called on the president to release the report of the probe panel that investigated alleged corruption in arms procurement in the military from 2007 to 2015.Atiku made the call in a statement issued on Sunday [...]

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    Tinubu, Dangote, Otedola lead APC presidential campaign

Tinubu, Dangote, Otedola lead APC presidential campaign

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have been named members of the ruling party's presidential campaign council for the 2019 elections.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.The council made up of at least 70 individuals.It is co-chaired by Buhari and Tinubu,with Vice-President [...]

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    ‘You are ignorant of issues in petroleum sector’ — Femi Adesina blasts Atiku

‘You are ignorant of issues in petroleum sector’ — Femi Adesina blasts Atiku

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate is ignorant of issues in the petroleum sector.Adesina said this in an article where he criticised the PDP presidential candidate for attacking provisions of the 2019 budget.He referred to a number of issues Atiku commented on including crude oil prices and foreign [...]

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    Buhari: Heckling is part of the democratic process

Buhari: Heckling is part of the democratic process

The news that President Muhammadu Buhari was interrupted and booed intermittently by some lawmakers while presenting the appropriation bill to the national assembly recently has been trending on the social media. Also trending is a list of the lawmakers said to have booed the President during the rowdy session. As should be expected, the PDP issued a statement claiming it [...]

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    Nigeria is finished if Buhari remains for another four years, says Peter Obi

Nigeria is finished if Buhari remains for another four years, says Peter Obi

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigeria’s economy will keep “bleeding” if President Muhammadu Buhari remains in power for another four years.Speaking in Lagos on Saturday, Obi made reference to the 2019 budget Buhari presented to the national assembly on Wednesday.According to him, Nigeria will not survive if  Buhari’s goes ahead with plans to [...]

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    Osinbajo to Yoruba: Support Buhari’s re-election bid, get presidency in 2023

Osinbajo to Yoruba: Support Buhari’s re-election bid, get presidency in 2023

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the Yoruba to support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid in other to have a chance at the presidency come 2023.Osinbajo made the remark when he visited the palace of Lamidi Adeyemi 111, the Alaafin of Oyo, on Saturday.Buhari's main challenger in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had been endorsed [...]

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    PDP accuses Buhari of diverting public funds to campaign

PDP accuses Buhari of diverting public funds to campaign

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of secretly diverting monies from various social intervention funds to his re-election campaign.  In a statement signed by Kola Ologbodiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, the party said the funds have been used for vote buying.The opposition party accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of giving the impression that it has the [...]

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    Afenifere faction endorses Buhari for 2019, says ‘he’s trying his best’

Afenifere faction endorses Buhari for 2019, says ‘he’s trying his best’

A faction of Afenifere, the apex socio-cultural Yoruba association, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election.Biodun Akin-Fasae, spokesman of the faction, said this on Thursday while addressing journalists on the outcome of a delegates' meeting in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.The group said Buhari is "trying his best" with regards to developing what is left of the Nigerian [...]

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    Buhari warns police: You are not above the law, resist all temptations

Buhari warns police: You are not above the law, resist all temptations

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Wudil, Kano state, warned the police against acts that could bring the community in conflict with them.Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, in a statement in Abuja, said Buhari gave the directive in an address at the convocation and passing out parade of the First Regular Cadet Course at [...]

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    We’re closing infrastructural deficit, says Buhari as he inaugurates new Abuja airport terminal

We’re closing infrastructural deficit, says Buhari as he inaugurates new Abuja airport terminal

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.While inaugurating the terminal on Thursday, Buhari said his administration is gradually closing the infrastructural deficit in the country.The terminal was constructed with funding from the China Export Import Bank.Buhari said the new structure shows Nigeria is moving towards achieving global aviation standards in facilitation, passenger [...]

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    Atiku’s aide: Unemployed Nigerians now twice the population of Benin Republic

Atiku’s aide: Unemployed Nigerians now twice the population of Benin Republic

Paul Ibe, media adviser to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the latest job report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is catastrophic.The NBS released the job report for Q4 2017 to Q3 2018 on Wednesday, showing that the number of unemployed Nigerians rose from 17.6 million to 20.9 million in the review period. [...]

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    PDP isn’t why Buhari has failed

PDP isn’t why Buhari has failed

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on media, Garba Shehu, in a response to a statement by Phrank Shuaibu, the SA public communications to PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said the late submission of handover notes by the Goodluck Jonathan administration was responsible for the late appointment of ministers.I remember citing the timing of the submission and the voluminous nature [...]

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    Buhari’s administration speaks from two sides of the mouth

Buhari’s administration speaks from two sides of the mouth

For the umpteenth time, I do wish President Muhammadu Buhari, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR) an impressive 76th birthday. Now that the birthday party is over, it is important and imperative that we return to the sole business that affects those who daily walk all the dusty streets of our country — nation building.  While [...]

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    PDP to Buhari: Your best birthday gift to Nigerians is credible elections

PDP to Buhari: Your best birthday gift to Nigerians is credible elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his 76th birthday.In a statement issued on Monday, the party told the president his best birthday gift to the country should be allowing credible elections in 2019.The party said at the age of 76, Buhari has attained "a father-figure position" and should "do everything to respect the aspirations and [...]

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    ‘He’s my brother’ — Atiku celebrates Buhari at 76

‘He’s my brother’ — Atiku celebrates Buhari at 76

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 76th birthday.Writing via his Twitter handle on Monday, Atiku, who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), prayed for long life for Buhari.He said he remains a brother with the president even though they will soon meet at the polls in 2019."I [...]

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