Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Give us oil blocks, Niger Delta leaders tell Buhari

Give us oil blocks, Niger Delta leaders tell Buhari

Niger Delta leaders have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to allocate oil blocks to natives of the region as a means of ending militancy in the area.The leaders of the oil-rich region, who were led by Edwin Clark and Alfred Diette-Spiff, made this demand when they met with the president in Abuja on Tuesday.They made 16 demands which include,‎ “the allocation of [...]

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    Repaying $30bn loan won’t be difficult, says FG

Repaying $30bn loan won’t be difficult, says FG

The debt management office (DMO), which is under the finance ministry, says Nigeria will easily repay the loan of $29.9 billion in 30 years if it succeeds in getting it.In a statement on Tuesday, Festus Akanbi, spokesman of the minister of finance, said Abraham Nwankwo, director-general of the DMO, provided clarifications on the proposed foreign loans while speaking on Sunrise [...]

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    Buhari addressing the issues we raised, say APC govs

Buhari addressing the issues we raised, say APC govs

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have presented letters of concern to President Muhammadu Buhari over lack of consultations in his appointments, and he is addressing them.Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, disclosed this on Monday after meeting with the president in Abuja.He said the governors presented the letters to Buhari over his "numerous lopsided appointments", including the [...]

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    Akeredolu: Tinubu has accepted Ondo primary and moved on

Akeredolu: Tinubu has accepted Ondo primary and moved on

Rotimi Akeredolu, governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 26 Ondo election, says his rift with Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party, is over.Tinubu had criticised the process through which Akeredolu got the party’s ticket, and had rejected his candidature.But speaking with state house correspondents after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, the politician said [...]

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    Buhari orders investigation into ‘sexual assault’ at IDP camps

Buhari orders investigation into ‘sexual assault’ at IDP camps

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into an allegation of sexual abuse and exploitation at the camps of internally displaced persons in the northeast.In its report on Monday, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) alleged that women and girls were being sexually exploited by security officials.In response to the allegation, the president directed the inspector-general of police to immediately commence [...]

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    PDP asks n’assembly to reject Buhari’s proposal to borrow

PDP asks n’assembly to reject Buhari’s proposal to borrow

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to account for recovered loot over his proposed decision to borrow $29.96bn.The president had asked the national assembly for approval to borrow the sum from external sources.But the PDP called on the national assembly to reject the proposal "because it will plunge the country into huge debts".“We totally disagree with [...]

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    Oshiomhole ‘not interested’ in whether Obaseki betrays him or not

Oshiomhole ‘not interested’ in whether Obaseki betrays him or not

Adams Oshiomhole, governor-elect of Edo state, says Godwin Obaseki, the governor-elect, can only disappoint the state and not him because he is an individual among four million people.Speaking with journalists on Monday at the state house, Oshiomhole said conflict arises only when one refuses to accept that his or her tenure is over.He said one of the reasons he was [...]

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    Bugaje, another ambassadorial nominee, turns Buhari down

Bugaje, another ambassadorial nominee, turns Buhari down

Usman Bugaje, an ambassadorial nominee from Kastina state, has turned down his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.Bugaje is the second nominee to reject the offer, after Pauline Tallen, former deputy governor of Plateau state, turned it down as well.While Tallen announced her decision to decline the appointment in public, Bugaje prevailed on by top government officials not to announce his [...]

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    Buhari to sign order on ‘transparent’ contract procedures

Buhari to sign order on ‘transparent’ contract procedures

President Mohammadu Buhari is to sign an executive order on promoting transparency and efficiency, so as to create an enabling business environment ‎in Nigeria.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister ‎of justice, disclosed this in Kaduna on Monday at a retreat with civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Open Governance Partnership (OGP).‎According to Malami, this will [...]

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    Osinbajo: ‘Someone somewhere’ recommended me to be vice president

Osinbajo: ‘Someone somewhere’ recommended me to be vice president

Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo has given a hint of how he became President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate, saying “somebody somewhere” recommended him for the position.In his book, ‘Muhammadu Buhari: Challenges of Leadership,’ John Paden, Buhari’s authorised biographer, claimed that the president chose Osinbajo as his partner in the 2015 presidential election despite pressure from Bola Tinubu, who wanted the position.Tunji Bello, secretary [...]

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    Buhari promises Chibok girls ‘the best of life’

Buhari promises Chibok girls ‘the best of life’

President Muhammadu Buhari says the released Chibok girls will now get the best of life, having suffered much in captivity.“Aside from rescuing them, we are assuming the responsibility for their personal, educational and professional goals and ambitions in life. Obviously, it is not late for the girls to go back to school and continue the pursuit of their studies,” he [...]

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    VIDEO: Freed Chibok girls arrive presidential villa to meet Buhari

VIDEO: Freed Chibok girls arrive presidential villa to meet Buhari

The 21 Chibok girls recently freed from Boko Haram's grasp are currently meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.The girls arrived the villa less than an hour ago alongside their families and their medical team.Yemi Osinbajo, vice president, Aisha Alhassa, minister of women affairs, and other government officials are present at the meeting.Watch video of their arrival [...]

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    Adichie: Buhari has disappointed Nigerians, his behaviour suggests he’s tone deaf

Adichie: Buhari has disappointed Nigerians, his behaviour suggests he’s tone deaf

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award winning Nigerian writer, says president Muhammadu Buhari wasted the chance to make "real reforms" in the early days of his administration.In an article written for the New York Times, Adichie said Buhari's outdated economic ideology and the seemingly selective corruption war had led to a "declining hope" in his government.She noted that Buhari had, in many situations, appeared [...]

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    Obasanjo: It’s not Buhari’s job to condemn Fulani herdsmen

Obasanjo: It’s not Buhari’s job to condemn Fulani herdsmen

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, has said the onus is not on president Muhammadu Buhari to address the menace of Fulani herdsmen.The ex-head of state believes it is the responsibility of state and local governments to deal with the persistent problem.Obasanjo says he's infuriated by comments insinuating that Buhari has vested interest in the activities of Fulani herdsmen, hence [...]

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    FFK to Buhari: Face me like a man… leave my wife and 8-month-old son alone

FFK to Buhari: Face me like a man… leave my wife and 8-month-old son alone

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says his wife and son were on Monday "illegally detained" at a bank in Ekiti state on the orders of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The spokesman of the presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said his family would have been arrested and "subjected to all manner of harm" were it [...]

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    Okorocha: Most APC members feel they have not been carried along

Okorocha: Most APC members feel they have not been carried along

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to consider including more members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his government.Speaking with state house correspondents on Sunday, Okorocha said many members of the party were crying of neglect.He was reacting to suggestions that Buhari should reshuffle his cabinet.‎‎"If there is a clarion call for Mr President to [...]

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