Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Nigeria will surely miss Adebayo’s patriotism, says Buhari

Nigeria will surely miss Adebayo’s patriotism, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late governor of the defunct western region, Adeyinka Adebayo, as a true patriot.A statement issued by Femi Adesina, the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, said Buhari stated this in a telephone call from London to the son of the late major general, Niyi Adebayo, a former governor of Ekiti state.Adesina said the [...]

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    Tinubu: Osinbajo is a loyal team player who doesn’t seek personal accolades

Tinubu: Osinbajo is a loyal team player who doesn’t seek personal accolades

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Acting President Yemi Osinbajo as a loyal team player.Tinubu, in a congratulatory message to Osinbajo on the occasion of his 60th birthday, said, "we know that you will have little time to celebrate as your birthday comes at a momentous time this year".In a statement released by [...]

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    Buhari describes Osinbajo as ‘running mate turned friend’

Buhari describes Osinbajo as ‘running mate turned friend’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described Yemi Osinbajo, his deputy, as a "running mate turned friend".Buhari said this in a congratulatory message to Osinbajo on Twitter.60 hearty cheers for @ProfOsinbajo, running mate turned partner in service to Nigeria; and friend. Happy Birthday, Professor! pic.twitter.com/uo7MoELivj — Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) March 8, 2017 Meanwhile, Osinbajo says he is happy and fulfilled at 60.Osinbajo, who reached [...]

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    TRIBUTE: 60 cheers to Osinbajo, the pastor who beat Amaechi, Fayemi to become VP

TRIBUTE: 60 cheers to Osinbajo, the pastor who beat Amaechi, Fayemi to become VP

Before the cracking of the 2015 presidential election, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was relatively unknown in the cumulus of Nigerian politics.Although, he had chalked up some experience in the circle - he was special adviser to Bola Ajibola, the attorney general of Nigeria from 1988-1992, and attorney-general and commissioner for justice of Lagos state from 1999 to 2007 – he never [...]

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    Osinbajo swears in Onnoghen as chief justice of Nigeria

Osinbajo swears in Onnoghen as chief justice of Nigeria

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has sworn in Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Osinbajo also conferred on the CJN the second highest honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).The ceremony took place at the council chambers of the presidential villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.Last Wednesday, the senate confirmed Onnoghen’s appointment as CJN.Before the confirmation,  he [...]

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    AU chairman calls Buhari, says African leaders are praying for him

AU chairman calls Buhari, says African leaders are praying for him

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received a telephone call from Guinea President Alpha Conde, says Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media & publicity.Conde, who is also the chairperson of the African Union (AU), wished Buhari "good health and speedy recovery".According to Adesina, the AU chairman said the call was on behalf of African leaders, who had the [...]

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    Fuelling the economy

Fuelling the economy

A fact well known to almost every man on the street right now is that Nigeria is in dire straits. As such the country requires diverse activities well situated to fuel the economy for a quick recovery from the current quagmire it's in.And to address the myriads of problems Nigeria presently faces, suggestions from experts both from within and outside [...]

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    Soludo: Buhari inherited a bad situation but made it worse

Soludo: Buhari inherited a bad situation but made it worse

Chukwuma Soludo, professor of economics and former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Thursday said Nigeria's plight has grown beyond recession to "massive economic compression".Speaking at 'Big Ideas Podium', a public policy debate organised by the Afri Heritage Institution in Enugu, Soludo acknowledged the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari inherited a bad situation, but said he has "made it [...]

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    Buhari has been away longer than expected, says APC

Buhari has been away longer than expected, says APC

Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party acknowledges that President Muhammadu Buhari has been away from the country longer than envisaged.Abdullahi said this on Thursday at the end of a meeting of the party's national working committee (NWC) with some governors in Abuja.He commended the president for transferring power to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo before his [...]

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    Buhari speaks with Moroccan king on telephone

Buhari speaks with Moroccan king on telephone

President Muhammadu Buhari had a telephone conversation with King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Thursday.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement, saying the monarch expressed satisfaction with the improvement in the health condition of the Nigerian leader.Buhari has been in the UK since January 19 on medical vacation.Adesina said both leaders discussed how to strengthen relations between their [...]

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    IPOB: Buhari will be embarrassed if Kanu is tried for treason, defamation

IPOB: Buhari will be embarrassed if Kanu is tried for treason, defamation

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said President Muhammadu Buhari and his family will be "scandalously" embarrassed if its leader Nnamdi Kanu is tried for treason and defamation.IPOB urged justice Binta Murtala-Nyako to dismiss four of the charges brought against Kanu.Murtala-Nyako had on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, dismissed six counts filed against Kanu while sustaining five others.IPOB in a statement released [...]

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    Service chiefs brief Osinbajo, pledge total loyalty to Buhari

Service chiefs brief Osinbajo, pledge total loyalty to Buhari

The Nigeria military has pledged “total commitment and loyalty” to President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari has been in the United Kingdom on extended medical vacation since January 19.Briefing Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa on Wednesday, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, who led the service chiefs to the meeting, said the military was totally committed and loyal to the president.He [...]

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    Buhari’s administration has recorded huge success, says SGF

Buhari’s administration has recorded huge success, says SGF

Babachir Lawal, secretary to government of the federation (SGF), says the current administration has laid a solid foundation for Nigeria’s future.Lawal said this at the 5th convocation of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuaghor, Owerri, on Friday.He said the government was working around the clock to fix the economy, and he asked for patience on the part of citizens.He said the president [...]

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    Shettima: It’s insane to talk about succession when Buhari is dealing with his health

Shettima: It’s insane to talk about succession when Buhari is dealing with his health

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, has said it is only insanity that can motivate anyone to be talking about succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari at a time when he is addressing his health issues.Reacting to a purported call made to this effect by Danlami Kubo, the deputy speaker of the Borno house of assembly, Shettima said, "It would amount to moral [...]

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    Buhari needs longer period of rest, says Femi Adesina

Buhari needs longer period of rest, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Tuesday, said the medical tests of President Muhammadu Buhari showed he needed more time to rest.Buhari, who has been on vacation in the United Kingdom since January 19, was scheduled to return to the country on February 6.But a day before the scheduled time, Adesina announced that the president had extended his stay because he [...]

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    Jibrin: When Osinbajo gives instruction, some people run to Buhari in London

Jibrin: When Osinbajo gives instruction, some people run to Buhari in London

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, says there may be cracks in the government if "some people" start questioning the instructions of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.In a series of tweets on Monday, Jibrin said some people run to see President Muhammadu Buhari in London to ask if he agrees with instructions given by Osinbajo.He advised Buhari to [...]

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