Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Electoral bill: PDP asks national assembly to override Buhari

Electoral bill: PDP asks national assembly to override Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign Organisation (PPCO) has asked the national assembly to override President Muhammadu Buhari and pass the electoral act amendment bill.Buhari had rejected the bill for the fourth time, citing disruption to the 2019 elections as his reason.In a letter sent to the national assembly, obtained by TheCable, the president asked the lawmakers to revise some [...]

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    Again, Buhari assures Nigerians that 2019 elections will be credible

Again, Buhari assures Nigerians that 2019 elections will be credible

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will do its best to ensure that results of 2019 elections reflect the will of the people.Buhari said he understood the yearnings of Nigerians and strongly believed in the collective dream for a greater country.He said this while receiving letter of credence from Jyrki Pulkkinen, ambassador of Finland to Nigeria.The president has made the [...]

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    Buhari: l’ll no longer complain about the problems I inherited

Buhari: l’ll no longer complain about the problems I inherited

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has resolved to stop complaining about the problems his administration inherited when it came into office.Buhari said he "asked for it" by relentlessly vying for office four times before emerging president in 2015.He made the comments while speaking with a cross-section of Nigerians in Poland on the sidelines of the global summit on Climate Change.The president [...]

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    Fake news credibility and source influence

Fake news credibility and source influence

Fake news has grown in an astronomic proportion. This is a major challenge of our ever involving technological advancement. Technological advancement as we know gave rise to information overload and unhealthy competition for a desire to be top news breaker. Many care less about the source. Professional laziness is now in the increase within the fourth estate of the realm [...]

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    Buhari off to Chad for regional summit on Boko Haram

Buhari off to Chad for regional summit on Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday departed Abuja for N’Djamena, Chad, to preside over the summit of heads of states and governments of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).In a statement on Thursday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said the president will be meeting with five African presidents to review the security situation in the region and intensify efforts to curb insurgency.According [...]

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    Obasanjo’s son: No one can fault Buhari’s integrity

Obasanjo’s son: No one can fault Buhari’s integrity

Olajuwon Obasanjo, national coordinator of Buhari Youth Organisation, says no one can fault President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity.The son of the former president said this while addressing reporters in Abuja on Wednesday.He said the president stood above his peers in the administration of the nation's finances and resources."Buhari believes in promoting Nigerian youths which is the basis of forming this association [...]

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    Buhari increases salaries of police officers

Buhari increases salaries of police officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an enhanced salary structure for officers of the Nigeria police force.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the new salary structure is aimed at boosting the performance of the officers.In a statement on Monday, Shehu quoted Buhari as saying that his administration would continue to give attention to the operational needs of the force to "restore its [...]

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    Buhari meets with service chiefs over killing of soldiers

Buhari meets with service chiefs over killing of soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the service chiefs and inspector-general of police for the second time in the last few days.The meeting was over the spate of attacks on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram insurgents.Over 100 soldiers are believed to have been killed in the most recent attack in Metele, Borno state.TheCable learned from a presidency source that Buhari [...]

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    Akiolu: Obasanjo is the major problem of Nigeria today

Akiolu: Obasanjo is the major problem of Nigeria today

Rilwan Akiolu, the oba of Lagos, has accused ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of being the major problem of Nigeria.In an interview with Vanguard, the monarch said the former president was “running after” Lagos when in government, instead of focusing on the country’s investments.“The major problem of Nigeria today is former President Olusegun Obasanjo. When he was in government, he was running [...]

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    Buhari finally reacts to killing of soldiers, calls it a national tragedy

Buhari finally reacts to killing of soldiers, calls it a national tragedy

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of soldiers in Metele village, Borno, by Boko Haram insurgents.Although the army is yet to reveal the casually figure, it is estimated that no less than 100 soldiers were killed in the attacks.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, quoted Buhari as saying immediate measures are in [...]

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    Buhari summons service chiefs over killing of soldiers by Boko Haram

Buhari summons service chiefs over killing of soldiers by Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned the service chiefs to an emergency security meeting over the killing of Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents.NAN report that a source, who preferred not to be named, confirmed the development in Abuja on Friday.Scores of soldiers were killed during the attacks, which occurred at Metele, a remote village bordering Nigeria and Chad.Although some estimates [...]

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    Buhari: I’ll deal with any looter caught red-handed… no matter the ethnicity, religion

Buhari: I’ll deal with any looter caught red-handed… no matter the ethnicity, religion

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will deal with any government official who is found guilty of pilfering public funds, regardless of the person's religion or ethnic group.The president said this on Friday when he received an All Progressives Congress (APC) delegation from Benue state, led by senator George Akume, at the presidential villa, Abuja.He said: “I honestly don’t know how [...]

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    CAN asks aggrieved politicians in Akwa Ibom to sheathe their swords

CAN asks aggrieved politicians in Akwa Ibom to sheathe their swords

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked aggrieved politicians to sheathe their swords.Akwa Ibom has been involved in crisis in the last three days over the invasion of the state house of assembly by thugs suspected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).In his reaction, Ndueso Ekwere, CAN chairman said the issue at the [...]

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    Buhari: Jonathan is a true democrat… he will rise again

Buhari: Jonathan is a true democrat… he will rise again

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday hailed his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, for voluntarily conceding defeat at the 2015 general election, describing him as a true democrat.Buhari made the comment at the launch of Jonathan's book titled 'My Transition Hours' in Abuja.Represented by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, the president said Jonathan’s act of courage had made him [...]

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    Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina says President Muhammadu Buhari would rather lose the 2019 presidential election than rig it.The presidential spokesman said this while speaking during a programme on ARISE TV on Tuesday.Commenting on concerns raised ahead of the 2019 elections, Adesina said the process will be free and fair."I'm surprised that this president has been with you for three and half years and [...]

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    FG approves N60bn for rice subsidy

FG approves N60bn for rice subsidy

The federal government has disclosed its plan to disburse N60 billion to subsidise rice production.Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, made the disclosure after a meeting of the National Council on Food Security.President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting in Abuja on Friday.“There is a subsidy programme coming up. Government has approved N60 billion to support the rice industry to bring down [...]

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