Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Reps summon Buhari, demand explanations on nationwide killings in 48 hours

Reps summon Buhari, demand explanations on nationwide killings in 48 hours

The house of representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before it and address Nigerians within 48 hours on the incessant killings in parts of the country.At its sitting on Thursday, the lower legislative chamber accused the president of failing in his responsibility of securing lives and properties.This followed the adoption of a motion by Mark Gbillah from Benue state, [...]

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    PDP: Buhari owes Nigerians huge explanation over N24.387trn debt

PDP: Buhari owes Nigerians huge explanation over N24.387trn debt

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration owes Nigerians a huge explanation for its "borrowing spree" -- which it claimed “increased the country’s debt to N24.387 trillion in 2018.”A statement issued on Monday by Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the PDP, said between 2015 and 2018, Nigeria’s debt stock increased from N12.12 trillion to N24.387 [...]

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    Buhari: We’re working on creating the largest digital database in Africa

Buhari: We’re working on creating the largest digital database in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has taken the lead with cyber policing in West Africa.Speaking at the ongoing annual investment meeting in UAE, the president said his administration has continued to initiate measures to combat emerging cyber crimes like elections manipulation, subvertion of rights of citizens as well as propagation of violence.He said the present government is also working on [...]

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    Buhari: It’s ridiculous to say I’m not moved by Zamfara killings

Buhari: It’s ridiculous to say I’m not moved by Zamfara killings

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is "ridiculous" and "unfair" to suggest that he is not concerned about the killings in Zamfara state.Writing via his Twitter handle on Sunday, the president said ensuring the protection of lives of Nigerians remains his primary responsibility.Zamfara has been experiencing attacks by bandits which have caused many lives, including 50 killed on Tuesday.The attacks have [...]

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    Ajaokuta steel completion suffers setback as Buhari rejects funding bill

Ajaokuta steel completion suffers setback as Buhari rejects funding bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected a bill seeking to stop the concession of Ajaokuta Steel Company.Buhari announced his decision to withhold assent to the bill via a letter read during senate plenary on Tuesday.The bill for an act to provide for the Ajaokuta Steel Company completion fund was passed by the house of representatives in March, 2018, and by the [...]

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    Buhari rejects seven n’assembly bills — 20th this year

Buhari rejects seven n’assembly bills — 20th this year

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected seven more bills transmitted to him by the national assembly.The president announced his decision to withhold assent to the bills via a letter read during senate plenary on Tuesday.The bills include: Chartered Institute of Training and Development of Nigeria Bill, 2018; Nigeria Aeronautical Research and Rescue Bill, 2018; National Institute of Credit Administration Bill, 2018 [...]

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    Ohanaeze youths: Re-arresting Kanu may trigger instability

Ohanaeze youths: Re-arresting Kanu may trigger instability

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, the youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned that the re-arrest order against Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), might “destabilise the fragile peace” in the south-east region.A federal high court in Abuja had revoked the bail granted Kanu in 2017, after his continued absence in court.Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, [...]

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    CAN congratulates Buhari, seeks release of Leah Sharibu

CAN congratulates Buhari, seeks release of Leah Sharibu

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his victory at the presidential election, in February.The body also asked the president to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu from Boko Haram captivity.Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, CAN president, led the executive council of the association, in a closed-door meeting with the president at the council chamber of the [...]

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    Buhari rejects five more n’assembly bills

Buhari rejects five more n’assembly bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected five bills transmitted to him by the national assembly.The bills are Nigerian Film Commission bill, Immigration Amendment bill 2018, Climate change bill 2018, Chartered Institute of Pension Practitioners bill 2018 and Digital Rights and Freedom bill.The president's decision to withhold assent to the bills was conveyed via a letter read during plenary on Wednesday.The president's [...]

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    PDP threatens to halt Buhari’s inauguration

PDP threatens to halt Buhari’s inauguration

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the court order stopping the collation of pending results of the Bauchi governorship election.The party described the order as unconstitutional, and threatened to obtain similar ones stopping the swearing in of all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) "particularly President Muhammadu Buhari".A federal high court in Abuja had given an ex parte [...]

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    Buhari rejects two n’assembly bills — 8th this year

Buhari rejects two n’assembly bills — 8th this year

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected two bills which the national assembly transmitted to him for assent.The bills are the Chartered Institute of Training and Development of Nigeria bill, and the Nigerian Aeronautic Research Rescue bill.Buhari announced his decision to decline assent to the bills via a letter read during house of representatives plenary on Tuesday by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.He [...]

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    Enang: Buhari won’t interfere with leadership of 9th n’assembly

Enang: Buhari won’t interfere with leadership of 9th n’assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari will have nothing to do with the election of new leaders of the national assembly, Ita Enang, a presidential aide, has said.Enang, who is senior special assistant to Buhari on national assembly matters (senate), said the president will allow lawmakers in the ninth assembly do their work without any interference.The presidential aide said this on Friday while [...]

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    Kano rep on inconclusive polls: Buhari’s integrity should be questioned

Kano rep on inconclusive polls: Buhari’s integrity should be questioned

Aliyu Madaki, a member of the house of representatives from Kano state, says President Muhammadu Buhari's integrity should be questioned over the inconclusive governorship elections in some states.Madaki said the president's integrity should be "seriously questioned" over his inaction and silence on the manner the elections ended in the states.The lawmaker representing Dala constituency spoke while contributing to a motion [...]

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    SGF chairs Buhari’s inauguration committee

SGF chairs Buhari’s inauguration committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has picked Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), to chair the committee for his inauguration on May 29.Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (general services office), office of the SGF, announced this in a statement.Members of the committee, which will be inaugurated on Thursday, are Lai Mohammed, minister of information, Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, [...]

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    Shehu Sani: PDP should recall ALL past members for Buhari to probe

Shehu Sani: PDP should recall ALL past members for Buhari to probe

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says he agrees that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be held accountable for squandering the nation's resources.He, however, said this should involve all past and present members of the political party during its sixteen-year rule.A good number of those in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), including governors and ministers, joined the party [...]

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    ‘Akwa Ibom under siege’ — group raises the alarm

‘Akwa Ibom under siege’ — group raises the alarm

The Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) has raised alarm following reports of influx of armed political thugs and deployment of more regular security forces into the state, two days to the governorship and state house of assembly elections.Addressing reporters in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday, Emmanuel Sam, leader of AILM, decried the alleged importation of suspected armed militants from Edo [...]

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