Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari to swear in ministers on Wednesday

Buhari to swear in ministers on Wednesday

‎President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in ministers-designate next Wednesday, the All Progressives Congress (APC),  said on Twitter on Saturday.This implies that the much awaited federal executive council (FEC) will be constitu‎ted next week.On Tuesday, Senate President Bukola Saraki had submitted a list of confirmed ministers to the president at the presidential villa.‎ ‎ The president had on September 30 submitted the first [...]

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    APC lied on ‘N5,000 for jobless youths’, says PDP

APC lied on ‘N5,000 for jobless youths’, says PDP

In response to the drama at the senate on Wednesday over the "pre-election promise" of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pay N5,000 a month to jobless Nigerian youths, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the ruling party never set out to fulfill its promise. In a statement released on Thursday by Olisah Metuh, its national publicity secretary, PDP said it did [...]

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    Saraki hands list of cleared ministers to Buhari

Saraki hands list of cleared ministers to Buhari

‎Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday submitted the list of confirmed ministers to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.Saraki confirmed this on his Twitter handle, writing: "‎Today, I presented the confirmed list of ministers to Mr President."‎On September 30, the president had submitted the first list of ministerial nominees containing 21 names to the senate president.‎In October, he submitted another [...]

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    Buhari: PDP yet to show remorse for misrule

Buhari: PDP yet to show remorse for misrule

In response to a statement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accusing him of chasing away investors with his utterances, President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the party of not showing "remorsefulness" for the harm it did to Nigeria.Olisa Metuh, PDP spokesman, had said the president was "de-marketing" Nigeria with "negative labelling of Nigerians and unhealthy portrayal of the nation’s economy".But the presidency, in [...]

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    PDP: Buhari chasing investors away from Nigeria

PDP: Buhari chasing investors away from Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari is “de-marketing the nation and scaring away investors through negative labelling of Nigerians and unwarranted unhealthy portrayal of the nation’s economy.”In a statement by Olisa Metuh, its spokesman, on Sunday, the party said that “the president’s unwary statements have become very serious clog in the wheel of progress, eroding the confidence of both domestic and [...]

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    I’ll prosecute corrupt public office holders, Buhari assures Nigerians in India

I’ll prosecute corrupt public office holders, Buhari assures Nigerians in India

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is poised to prosecute corrupt public officers so as deter persons who may want to steal the nation's funds from doing so.According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman,  Buhari made the statement on Wednesday in New Delhi while reaffirming his administration's resolute commitment  to curbing corruption, plugging all loopholes in public sector accounting and deploying available [...]

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    I’m not shy around women, says Buhari

I’m not shy around women, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not shy around women, contrary to reports that his appointment of a few female ministers is because he is shy around them.According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, “the claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is shy around women, purportedly made by one Gideon Samani yesterday and published by a national newspaper today is totally fallacious”.“The subsequent [...]

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    EFCC invitations will not stop, APC warns PDP

EFCC invitations will not stop, APC warns PDP

The All Progressives Congress says that despite the Peoples Democratic Party's attempt to frustrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption by making bogus allegations, anti-corruption agencies will not stop inviting public officers for questioning.On Sunday, the PDP alleged that the APC government was using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to harass its members so as to stop it from [...]

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    PDP: APC using EFCC to harass Akpabio to weaken us ahead of 2019 elections

PDP: APC using EFCC to harass Akpabio to weaken us ahead of 2019 elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the investigation of Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader and former Akwa Ibom state governor, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is an attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to destabilise the party and scuttle its chances of taking over power in 2019.On Friday, the EFCC quizzed Akpabio for hours over alleged [...]

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    Robbers shot her because she didn’t open the door, says mother of girl ‘saved by Buhari’

Robbers shot her because she didn’t open the door, says mother of girl ‘saved by Buhari’

Hajaratu Gwani, mother of 15-year-old Deborah Stephen, who was shot by armed robbers last week, is still full of gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for settling her daughter's medical bills.While visiting victims of the Abuja bomb blasts at the national hospital on Sunday, Buhari had heard the cry for help of the grieving mother and decided offset the patient's medical bills, totalling [...]

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    PDP: Nothing exciting about Buhari’s ministers

PDP: Nothing exciting about Buhari’s ministers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says there is nothing exciting about the ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari, as the proposed members of his cabinet "are a regular team".The party said “by a mere look at the list, one could tell that there is nothing to be excited about, especially considering the length of time it took the President to come up [...]

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    2016 budget will diversify Nigeria’s economy, says Buhari

2016 budget will diversify Nigeria’s economy, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the 2016 national budget being prepared by his administration would include fresh policies and measures to encourage the rapid diversification of the Nigerian economy away from its current dependence on the oil and gas sector.Speaking at an audience with the president of the Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF), Pierre Gattaz and a delegation of French [...]

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    SURVIVOR: Abuja blast hit my arm and leg

SURVIVOR: Abuja blast hit my arm and leg

Jeffery Imiah, a victim of Friday’s bomb blast at Kuje, Abuja, on Monday recalled how he was caught up in a bomb blast by Boko Haram.Imiah, an officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who spoke to TheCable about his experience on the night of the blast, said winning the war against insurgency was possible.Recounting his experience, he said: [...]

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    Buhari won’t respect his cabinet, says PDP

Buhari won’t respect his cabinet, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari will not respect his appointed ministers because he intends to run a “monocracy”.Buhari is expected to announce the members of his cabinet this week, going by his repeated promises that he will do so before the end of September.Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Monday, Olisa Metuh, spokesman of [...]

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    Account for Nigerian pilgrims, Buhari tells hajj commission

Account for Nigerian pilgrims, Buhari tells hajj commission

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    Your days are numbered, Buhari tells B’Haram

Your days are numbered, Buhari tells B’Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the challenge of Boko Haram insurgency will be over soon.The president gave the assurance in an Eid-el-Kabir message on Wednesday.His statement comes a few days after Abubakar Shekau, leader of the group, accused him of deceiving Nigerians over a peace deal with the sect.Buhari has expressed willingness to negotiate with the group in [...]

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