Saturday, April 20, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Vote who you want, says Buhari in Imo as Okorocha, Oshiomhole back different candidates

Vote who you want, says Buhari in Imo as Okorocha, Oshiomhole back different candidates

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state to work together and ensure a peaceful election.He also asked the electorate to vote for who they want, amid the lingering crisis over the party's governorship race in the state.Buhari spoke at the APC presidential rally which held in Owerri, Imo state capital, on Tuesday.He [...]

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    Making sense of Aisha Buhari’s double standards

Making sense of Aisha Buhari’s double standards

BY ENIOLA DANIELAll I do as I look forward to the last minute to cast my vote for the next president of Nigeria, is to ‘sharpen’ my Permanent Voter Card (PVC), watch out for the latest comedy, as Nigeria itself has become a sort of home of comedy. Really, the country is just like the typical television series, Fuji House [...]

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    Buhari’s suspension of Onnoghen ‘punctured game plan of some elements’

Buhari’s suspension of Onnoghen ‘punctured game plan of some elements’

Shitu Kabir, presidential candidate of Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), says President Muhammadu Buhari did not err in the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).He said Buhari acted in the overall interest of the masses, adding that "desperate disease needs a desperate treatment".Buhari suspended Onnoghen over his ongoing trial for alleged false assets declaration.While many, including the [...]

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    Buhari: I go to bed and wake up thinking about Nigerians

Buhari: I go to bed and wake up thinking about Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria and Nigerians are constantly on his mind.The president stated this on Monday at the closing ceremony of a workshop on voter education organised by the All Progressives Congress directorate of election planning and monitoring.Buhari said his administration has no free money to give to everybody but it will continue to provide infrastructural facilities to all [...]

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    Secondus: Buhari wants to be head of the three arms of government

Secondus: Buhari wants to be head of the three arms of government

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari's plan is to head all three arms of government.Speaking during a PDP rally in Akwa Ibom state on Monday, Secondus said Buhari's ambition is "to be the chief justice, senate president and the speaker of the house of representatives."He said this in reaction to the suspension [...]

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    Atiku: Buhari has set a precedent unmatched by the military

Atiku: Buhari has set a precedent unmatched by the military

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Monday, Atiku said through the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Buhari set a new precedent that has no equivalence in the nation's history, "not even in [...]

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    Falana: No court can stop prosecution before CCT

Falana: No court can stop prosecution before CCT

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says no court has the right to stop a trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).He said this in reaction to the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) by President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari had backed his action with a CCT order even though different courts ruled that the matter be put [...]

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    Southern, middle belt leaders convene emergency meeting over Onnoghen

Southern, middle belt leaders convene emergency meeting over Onnoghen

The Southern and Middle Belt leaders forum has convened an emergency meeting over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen and appointed Ibrahim Muhammadu as the acting CJN.He backed his action with an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).In a statement signed by Edwin Clark (south-south); Ayo Adebanjo (south-west); [...]

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    Buhari dissolves NDDC board, appoints acting MD

Buhari dissolves NDDC board, appoints acting MD

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Nelson Braimbraifa as acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).This is according to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, special adviser to Buhari on media and publicity.The statement said Braimbraifa would serve in acting capacity following the exit of Nsima Ekere, who is now vying for the governorship seat [...]

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    DOCUMENTS: How CCT ordered Onnoghen’s suspension

DOCUMENTS: How CCT ordered Onnoghen’s suspension

On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), citing a ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The ruling was unknown to the public. But documents seen by TheCable showed that the CCT issued it on Thursday while acting on a motion ex parte application filed by the federal government.The application dated January 9 was [...]

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    Ohanaeze endorses Atiku for president — after Buhari’s visit to south-east

Ohanaeze endorses Atiku for president — after Buhari’s visit to south-east

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as its choice candidate in the coming election.ImeObi Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the organisation's highest organ, announced the decision after its meeting in Enugu on Thursday.In a communique signed by Nnia Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze, the group cited the choice of Peter Obi [...]

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    Yari: Why all govs — even those in PDP — will work for Buhari’s reelection

Yari: Why all govs — even those in PDP — will work for Buhari’s reelection

Abdul’aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says the 36 state governors will work towards the successful reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.The Zamfara governor is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF).He made the comment on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of a group known as 'Forward With Buhari Grassroots Mobilisers Goodwill Ambassadors'.Yari said governors across the federation will rather [...]

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    ‘Keep quiet and retire to Ota’ — Tinubu lashes Obasanjo

‘Keep quiet and retire to Ota’ — Tinubu lashes Obasanjo

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to keep quiet and retire to his farm in Ota, Ogun state. Tinubu said this at the presidential rally which held in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital,on Monday.Speaking to a crowd of supporters that thronged Ramat Square, the location of the rally, Tinubu described [...]

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    Amaechi: Obasanjo forced me into exile yet he is comparing Buhari to Abacha

Amaechi: Obasanjo forced me into exile yet he is comparing Buhari to Abacha

Rotimi Amaechi, director general of the reelection campaign of  President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday recollected how he went into a 10-month exile in Ghana in 2006 when ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was in power.Narrating his experience, Amaechi tackled Obasanjo for saying President Muhammadu Buhari had returned Nigeria to the "Abacha era".Obasanjo said this at a press conference in Abeokuta, Ogun state, [...]

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    N’assembly sent disability bill to Buhari in December, Dogara’s spokesman counters Osinbajo

N’assembly sent disability bill to Buhari in December, Dogara’s spokesman counters Osinbajo

Turaki Hassan, spokesman of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has dismissed the claim of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo that the disability bill is yet to be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.Speaking at The Candidates, an interactive programme on the elections, Osinbajo had insinuated that the federal lawmakers were delaying passage of the bill.Kadaria Ahmed, the anchor, [...]

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    No law compels Buhari to attend debate, says Femi Adesina

No law compels Buhari to attend debate, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president never committed to attending the presidential debate.Buhari, who is presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was absent at the debate which held on Saturday.Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had withdrawn from the exercise, citing Buhari's absence.Speaking when he featured on a Channels TV programme, Adesina [...]

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