Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    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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    Falana says travel ban will expose FG to ridicule, calls for its withdrawal

Falana says travel ban will expose FG to ridicule, calls for its withdrawal

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the travel ban placed on 50 high-profile Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari should be withdrawn "without any delay".In a statement on Sunday, Falana said the directive which is backed by an executive order signed by the president is an "ingenious design to expose the Buhari administration to ridicule".He said the executive arm of government is [...]

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    Atiku: FG’s travel ban a throwback to Buhari’s ‘evil decree’ of 1984

Atiku: FG’s travel ban a throwback to Buhari’s ‘evil decree’ of 1984

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has condemned the travel ban placed on 50 prominent Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement issued on his behalf by his campaign organisation, Abubakar said the ban is a throwback to the notorious "evil decree two" of 1984 enacted by the military government under Buhari.He said the ban is [...]

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    Another goof?  Dead judge ‘among’ Nigerians banned from travelling abroad

Another goof? Dead judge ‘among’ Nigerians banned from travelling abroad

The federal government has included a dead person on its list of Nigerians banned from travelling abroad, according to the unconfirmed list published by The Nation.On Saturday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, announced that at least 50 Nigerians being probed for alleged corruption have been banned from leaving the country.He had said the action was to the effect of the executive order [...]

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    Gbenga Daniel, Orji Kalu… high profile Nigerians ‘affected’ by FG’s travel ban

Gbenga Daniel, Orji Kalu… high profile Nigerians ‘affected’ by FG’s travel ban

The travel ban placed on some prominent Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari affected mostly chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), according to The Nation.They include 13 former governors, a former acting governor and seven ex-ministers who served under the previous administration.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had announced that at least 50 Nigerians being probed for alleged corruption have been placed [...]

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    SERAP to FG: Your travel ban will sabotage war against corruption

SERAP to FG: Your travel ban will sabotage war against corruption

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari's order banning 50 prominent Nigerians suspected of corruption from travelling abroad. SERAP described the order as arbitrary, repressive and illegal. The president had through Garba Shehu, his spokesman, announced the ban which would place the affected individuals on a watch list, pending the determination of their cases.The group said the federal [...]

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    There is fire on the mountain: Buhari’s aides strategise against Atiku

There is fire on the mountain: Buhari’s aides strategise against Atiku

BY MAYOR IKOROHA“Uncle Lai, I heard that Atiku has chosen Peter Obi as his running mate. Few days ago it was Obasanjo swallowing his vomit, doing the unthinkable by endorsing Atiku as president. Now it is Peter Obi being chosen by Atiku as vice presidential candidate of the PDP. The social media space is agog with positive news for PDP [...]

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    Archbishop of Canterbury meets with Atiku, Buhari in Abuja

Archbishop of Canterbury meets with Atiku, Buhari in Abuja

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, on Saturday held separate meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, Gbenga Daniel, director-general of Atiku's campaign, and Paul Arkwright, British high commissioner, were present when Welby met with the PDP presidential flag bearer in Abuja.Meanwhile, Welby was a keynote [...]

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    ‘Fascism taking over Nigeria’s democracy’ — PDP rejects FG’s travel ban

‘Fascism taking over Nigeria’s democracy’ — PDP rejects FG’s travel ban

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the placement of a travel ban on some high profile Nigerians.The party described the action as a “draconian step” targeted at opposition parties and those perceived to be averse to Buhari’s re-election bid.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had announced on Saturday that at least 50 Nigerians being probed for alleged corruption have been [...]

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    Atiku: If elected, my cabinet will be ready before Buhari vacates Aso Rock 

Atiku: If elected, my cabinet will be ready before Buhari vacates Aso Rock 

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he will not waste time in choosing his cabinet members if elected Nigeria's president.Writing via his Twitter handle on Thursday, Atiku said his cabinet will be ready before President Muhammadu Buhari vacates offices.Atiku is seeking to displace Buhari under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).His comment is apparently a direct shot at the [...]

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    IN DETAIL: Nigerians now to pay tax on foreign income and assets — or face the law

IN DETAIL: Nigerians now to pay tax on foreign income and assets — or face the law

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed an executive order directing Nigerian taxpayers to voluntarily declare and pay tax on their offshore assets.The new executive order No. 8 is tagged Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme (VOARS) and went into effect same day the president signed it.It is still being debated if such a major tax reform should come in form of [...]

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    Osuntokun: God chose Atiku to rescue Nigeria from the incumbent driver

Osuntokun: God chose Atiku to rescue Nigeria from the incumbent driver

Akin Osuntokun, chieftain of the Coalition of Nigeria (CNM), says God chose Atiku Abubakar as the instrument to rescue Nigeria from the "dangerous turn" President Muhammadu Buhari has driven the country.Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking on former president Olusegun Obasanjo's endorsement of Atiku, Osuntokun said "desperate time calls for desperate measure".Osuntokun, a former aide of Obasanjo, [...]

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    ‘The harder they come, the harder they fall’ — Femi Adesina reacts to reunion of OBJ, Atiku

‘The harder they come, the harder they fall’ — Femi Adesina reacts to reunion of OBJ, Atiku

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal's opponents will fall ahead of the 2019 elections.Adesina said this on Thursday shortly after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.Abubakar, seen as Buhari's main challenger in the elections, received Obasanjo's blessings when he met the former president alongside other prominent Nigerians, in Abeokuta, [...]

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    ‘Displacing Buhari will be tough’, ‘Start from where we stopped’ — five things Obasanjo told Atiku

‘Displacing Buhari will be tough’, ‘Start from where we stopped’ — five things Obasanjo told Atiku

One of the most interesting stories in the history of Nigerian politics played out on Thursday when former President Olusegun Obasanjo reconciled with Atiku Abubakar, his deputy while in power. Obasanjo and Atiku had fallen out during their second term in office and until Thursday afternoon, the two had been on warring paths while all the attempts to make peace fell [...]

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