Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Rule of law: The president got it wrong

Rule of law: The president got it wrong

It is unfortunate that the most important statement made so far at the on-going Annual Conference of the Nigeria Bar Association, an outright derogation of the supremacy of the rule of law, has not yet generated any coherent response from either the Bar or the Bench. President Muhammadu Buhari was guest of honour on Sunday at the NBA Conference and [...]

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    Buhari describes recent APC victories as sign of good things in 2019

Buhari describes recent APC victories as sign of good things in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari says the recent victories recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) have shown that 2019 elections will be won by the party.Two weeks ago, the APC secured victories in the Bauchi south, Katsina north and Lokoja/Kogi senatorial bye-elections.Kayode Fayemi, its candidate, also won the Ekiti governorship election.Speaking when he received chairmen of the Association of Local Governments [...]

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    Tinubu: Three years not enough to reshape Nigeria — we ate the seed of growth for breakfast

Tinubu: Three years not enough to reshape Nigeria — we ate the seed of growth for breakfast

Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says treasury looters have “eaten” Nigeria’s seed of growth and development.He said as a result of this, the three years of the APC administration is not enough to re-engineer the country.Speaking during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in Lagos on Thursday, the APC leader said despite the looting of the country's treasury in [...]

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    US: There’s impunity in Nigeria… people getting away with serious crimes

US: There’s impunity in Nigeria… people getting away with serious crimes

The US says there is a "culture of impunity" in Nigeria, making people get away with serious crimes.David Young, acting US ambassador to Nigeria, said this on Sunday during a fellowship with church leaders in Jos, Plateau state.According to PUNCH, Young, who is the deputy chief of mission and charge de affaires, US embassy in Nigeria, said the "culture of [...]

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    We won’t surrender to corruption, says Buhari

We won’t surrender to corruption, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will never surrender to corruption.He said no amount of criticism and hatred will make him relent in the war against corruption, insisting that doing that is a "betrayal of public trust".The president made this known in his Eid-el Kabir message to Nigerians.Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, quoted the president [...]

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    I could have slugged out APC ticket with Buhari, Tambuwal replies Tinubu

I could have slugged out APC ticket with Buhari, Tambuwal replies Tinubu

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has denied the claim of Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he left the ruling party because he could not be given automatic ticket in 2019.Tinubu had said on Sunday that Tambuwal and Senate President Bukola Saraki left the APC because they were afraid to test the strength of [...]

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    Femi Adesina: If you are a potential thief, you have every cause to worry about Buhari’s recent comment

Femi Adesina: If you are a potential thief, you have every cause to worry about Buhari’s recent comment

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president remains committed to a just and transparent fight against corruption.Adesina said this when he made an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.There have been reactions to Buhari's comment when he returned from his 10-day vacation to the UK.The president had vowed that to jail more "looters".“We are going to jail more [...]

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    Falana: Why Buhari must urgently sign new electoral bill

Falana: Why Buhari must urgently sign new electoral bill

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to "urgently" sign the new electoral act amendment bill into law.He said the bill should be signed now to avoid altering the arrangements for 2019 elections, in accordance to the ECOWAS protocol on democracy and good governance act.The national assembly had first amended the electoral act but it was rejected [...]

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    ‘More thieves will be jailed’ — Buhari talks tough as he resumes office

‘More thieves will be jailed’ — Buhari talks tough as he resumes office

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is going to jail “more thieves” who looted the nation's treasury.He said this on Saturday in an interview with NTA upon return from his vacation in London.Buhari said his administration is not going to let those who stole the country's funds escape prosecution.“We are going to jail more of the thieves that brought the [...]

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    Kofi Annan’s humility and love for humanity set him apart, says Buhari

Kofi Annan’s humility and love for humanity set him apart, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has eulogised the late Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations.The Nobel peace laureate died on Saturday after a short illness. He was aged 80.In a statement issued by the presidency, Buhari praised Annan’s “humility, nobility and love for humanity” which he said set the late global icon apart while he was alive.“President Buhari, who called [...]

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    Bone of contention: The issues delaying INEC’s budget for 2019 polls

Bone of contention: The issues delaying INEC’s budget for 2019 polls

The national assembly joint committee considering the budget for 2019 elections has met on three occasions – and all three meetings have been inconclusive.Before the lawmakers embarked on their annual recess on July 24, President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a supplementary budget of N242 billion to be passed for the 2019 elections.Amid calls to reconvene and pass the budget, the [...]

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    Pro-Buhari group knocks Tambuwal: Your ambition a pipe dream, you’ll be rejected like Fayose

Pro-Buhari group knocks Tambuwal: Your ambition a pipe dream, you’ll be rejected like Fayose

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says the presidential ambition of Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, will not come to fruition.It said on Saturday that the governor will be rejected in the 2019 elections if he either runs for a second term in office or takes a shot at the presidential seat.The group was reacting to the recent comments credited [...]

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    Lai: Why Buhari does not share money like PDP leaders

Lai: Why Buhari does not share money like PDP leaders

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the current administration does not “share money” because it is focused on infrastructural development.He said the federal government prefers to invest in infrastructure that would have ripple effects on the economy than “sharing money to people and political stooges like the previous administration did.”The minister said this on Friday while inspecting the rehabilitated Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa [...]

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    ’10 working days is two weeks’ — Femi Adesina says Buhari to return weekend

’10 working days is two weeks’ — Femi Adesina says Buhari to return weekend

President Muhammadu Buhari will return from his vacation this weekend, says Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.The president travelled to London, UK, for his vacation on August 3.During an Arise TV programme on Wednesday, Adesina said the president will return once his vacation expires."Nigerians will say anything. He is on holiday, 10 working days which translates to two weeks. He will be back [...]

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    Tinubu to Obasanjo: You have spent your own time… leave Buhari alone

Tinubu to Obasanjo: You have spent your own time… leave Buhari alone

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to leave President Muhammadu Buhari alone.Tinubu said this while addressing party members at a stakeholders meeting in Lagos state on Tuesday.The APC leader condemned "frequent attacks" on the current administration by the former president.He said the criticisms of Obasanjo were in bad faith, adding [...]

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    Tinubu: Some lawmakers plotting to impeach Buhari

Tinubu: Some lawmakers plotting to impeach Buhari

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that some members of the national assembly are plotting to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.He, however, asked the unnamed lawmakers to drop their plan because it is “not possible for a lizard to wrestle an antelope.”Tinubu spoke on Wednesday at an APC rally organised in Akwa Ibom to welcome [...]

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