Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    PDP on N45m form: INEC must penalise Buhari for violating electoral act

PDP on N45m form: INEC must penalise Buhari for violating electoral act

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold President Muhammadu Buhari culpable for “violating” provisions of the electoral act.The PDP said this on Thursday while reacting to the presidential nomination form bought for Buhari by a group known as the National Coordinator of Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN).On Wednesday, the group presented a [...]

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    Falana: Buhari hiding under national interest to justify disobedience of court orders

Falana: Buhari hiding under national interest to justify disobedience of court orders

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says President Muhammadu Buhari is hiding under the cloak of national interest to justify his disobedience of court orders.While speaking at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA in Abuja, Buhari had said the rule of law is subject to national interest.The president had said: “Rule of Law must be subject to the supremacy of [...]

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    Femi Adesina to Atiku: Mind your language against Buhari

Femi Adesina to Atiku: Mind your language against Buhari

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, has condemned a statement credited to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar that President Muhammadu Buhari is “power drunk”.Abubakar, who is a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was quoted as saying Buhari is “very uncompromising, power drunk (and) will not be ready to leave power without a fight.”Reacting on Wednesday, Adesina said it is true [...]

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    Akpabio: Boko Haram operated freely when PDP was in charge

Akpabio: Boko Haram operated freely when PDP was in charge

Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, has commended the current administration's efforts in fighting Boko Haram insurgents.He said unlike the era of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when insurgents “moved around freely”, they are no longer in control of any territory in the north-east.Akpabio was in the PDP for more than 16 years — as a commissioner, governor and senator — [...]

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    Buhari, 2019 elections and the law

Buhari, 2019 elections and the law

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly declared in China, last Sunday, that he believes in the idea of free and fair elections, and that he is committed to this pillar of the democratic process. I don’t expect him to say anything otherwise. On the whole idea of free and fair elections, electoral integrity as it were, rests the political stability of our [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did any court say the rule of law is subject to national interest?

FACT CHECK: Did any court say the rule of law is subject to national interest?

President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on the rule of law and national interest has generated vigorous debate about whether the president is mocking Nigeria’s constitution and its foundation or actually stating the obvious.While delivering an address at the annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja on August 26, Buhari had said: “Rule of Law must be subject [...]

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    Hubris and national pride

Hubris and national pride

By established reputation that he has done deliberately little to repudiate, President Donald Trump is renown for carrying himself with the ultimate supercilious swagger. In his own eyes, he is the centre of God’s universe around which all other existences must gravitate or otherwise fall off into ignoble oblivion. Actually, as it seems, they pass or fail the test of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari meets Nigerian community in China

PHOTOS: Buhari meets Nigerian community in China

President Muhammadu Buhari held an interactive session with the Nigerian community in China on Sunday.The meeting took place at the Nigerian Embassy in Beijing.The president is in the country for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.The summit, which will be attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and other African leaders, is scheduled to hold from September 3 to 4.https://twitter.com/BuhariCentre/status/1036141908463181824Asisat [...]

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    Nigeria signs $328m ICT agreement with China

Nigeria signs $328m ICT agreement with China

Nigeria has signed a $328 million agreement with China on the National and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone (NICTIB) Phase 11.The NICTIB 11 project is aimed at developing information and communications technology in Nigeria.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.NAN reports that the agreement was signed when Buhari arrived [...]

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    PDP calls Buhari ‘insensitive leader’ over comment on illegal migrants

PDP calls Buhari ‘insensitive leader’ over comment on illegal migrants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on illegal migrants. While playing host to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, Buhari said migrants who take the risk of going through the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea are on their own.“We have made it very clear that we do not support anything illegal and anybody who feels this [...]

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    Garba Shehu on ‘lifeless’ comment: World leaders admire Buhari… they’re queuing to meet him

Garba Shehu on ‘lifeless’ comment: World leaders admire Buhari… they’re queuing to meet him

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says various world leaders “queuing” to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari shows the president is on the right course.Shehu said this on Saturday while reacting to a derogatory comment about Buhari credited to US President Donald Trump.According to a report by Financial Times, the US president reportedly told his aides that he never wanted to meet [...]

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    CUPP: APC plotting to manipulate Osun poll

CUPP: APC plotting to manipulate Osun poll

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged there is a plot by President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to derail the September governorship poll in Osun state and the 2019 elections.The coalition said part of the alleged plot is being carried out by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).In a statement on Friday, CUPP [...]

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    ‘You can’t rewrite the constitution’ — Ayo Adebanjo tackles Buhari over comment on rule of law

‘You can’t rewrite the constitution’ — Ayo Adebanjo tackles Buhari over comment on rule of law

Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw his statement that national security takes precedence over the rule of law.While speaking at the 2018 annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, Buhari had said he would not sacrifice national security for the rule of law.The president has been criticised over the comment.Speaking [...]

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    True change begins from the top, not the bottom

True change begins from the top, not the bottom

Do I unbiasedly want PMB to pass on the baton of leadership? Yes, but my stance has nothing to do with him being lifeless as carelessly opined by President Donald Trump; I am just of the opinion that staying in power beyond 2019 is going to destroy the petite credibility he has left. Like Jose Mourinho (the current manager of [...]

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    Buhari, rule of law, national interest and security

Buhari, rule of law, national interest and security

President Muhammadu Buhari has been getting raps for asserting that his government would continue to place the nation’s security and national interests above the rule of law. He reportedly argued that the individual rights of suspected offenders would not be spared when national and public interests are threatened.  According to him, “Rule of Law must be subject to the supremacy [...]

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