Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    14 Chibok parents dead as rescue hopes fade

14 Chibok parents dead as rescue hopes fade

Enoch Mark, one of the parents of the abducted Chibok girls, says he has lost faith in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue his daughter.Meanwhile, Pogu Bitrus, chairman of Chibok Community Development Association, says at least 14 of the Chibok girls’ parents have died.Speaking with TheCable on Wednesday, Mark, who formerly chaired an association of the parents of the [...]

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    China offers Nigeria $15m agric ‘assistance’

China offers Nigeria $15m agric ‘assistance’

China has offered a $15m agricultural assistance to Nigeria.According to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the funds will be used for the establishment of 50 agricultural demonstration farms across the country.Also, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that technical committees be immediately established to finalise discussions on new joint Nigeria/China rail, power, manufacturing, agricultural and solid mineral projects.Shehu said in a statement [...]

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    Buhari to Nigerians: Your pains are temporary

Buhari to Nigerians: Your pains are temporary

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Nigerians for their perseverance, assuring them that the difficulties they face are only temporary.Speaking at the 2015 Vanguard Awards in Lagos on Friday night, where he was honoured with the personality of the year award 2015,  the president said that he was keenly aware of the difficulties that Nigerians were facing at this time, resulting [...]

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    UPDATED:  Obasanjo backs Buhari, says he never signed budgets without seeing the details

UPDATED: Obasanjo backs Buhari, says he never signed budgets without seeing the details

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.The leaders met behind closed doors, shielding any speck of reason for the congress from journalists.Obasanjo had held a private meeting with Buhari – a few months after he was sworn in as president – on August 8, 2015.On September 8, the former president also held another [...]

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    FG to empower unemployed youths

FG to empower unemployed youths

The federal government will address youth unemployment through active involvement of critical stakeholders of the economy on job creation, Nasir Adhama, senior special assistant on youth and students’ affairs to President Muhammadu Buhari,  has said.Adhama, who was speaking at a workshop on drug abuse in Kaduna, said:“The recent data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) which indicates that the [...]

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    PMB: I must see detailed budget before signing

PMB: I must see detailed budget before signing

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will "critically review the 2016 appropriation bill  passed by the national assembly before assenting to it." According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari made the statement while speaking in Washington DC on Thursday at a meeting with John Kerry, United States secretary of State.The president said that in view of the controversial alteration [...]

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    Lai: Nigerians now doubting our change agenda

Lai: Nigerians now doubting our change agenda

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the government is aware that Nigerians are now doubting its change agenda, but he has assured them that the Buhari administration is “working around the clock to provide  relief for the citizenry.”“As a government that was propelled into office by the power of the people, we cannot but feel the pains of [...]

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    N’assembly: Nothing abnormal if Buhari assents to 2016 budget without seeing the details

N’assembly: Nothing abnormal if Buhari assents to 2016 budget without seeing the details

The national assembly is still working on the details of the 2016 budget even after passing it last week, Abdulmumin Jibrin, chairman house of representatives committee on appropriation, has said.But in a statement on Wednesday, Jibrin said "there is nothing abnormal" for the president to assent to the bill before receiving its details. The lawmaker explained that there were inconsistencies and anomalies [...]

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    National airline not my priority, says Buhari

National airline not my priority, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says that establishing a new national airline is not on the federal government's list of priorities at the moment.Buhari, who made the statement in Malabo on Tuesday at an interactive meeting with Nigerians resident in Equatorial Guinea, declared that his administration's main area of focus now is reducing the level of poverty in the country.The president said his administration would [...]

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    I’ll never cover up corruption, says Saraki

I’ll never cover up corruption, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has reiterated the commitment of the senate to supporting the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying "under my watch, the senate will never cover corruption except if the information didn't come to us".Speaking at the weekend with a team of editors from The Economist, Saraki, according to the statement by Mohammed Isa, his special assistant [...]

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    Buhari has abandoned us, says Tinubu’s daughter

Buhari has abandoned us, says Tinubu’s daughter

Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, Iyaloja-general of Nigeria and daughter of Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari has abandoned Nigerian market women who supported him in the last general election.Tinubu-Ojo, who led a group of women to the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Thursday, said that the market women yearned to be carried along [...]

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    Buhari snubs APC over ‘mismanaged’ N7bn fund

Buhari snubs APC over ‘mismanaged’ N7bn fund

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is experiencing financial distress and has been unable to pay the salaries of its staff, TheCable can report.At a news briefing on January 25, John Oyegun, national chairman of the party, had admitted that the party was having financial challenges, but he added that the party did not want to bother President Muhammadu Buhari because it was not [...]

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    Lai: Buhari has done well with the change agenda

Lai: Buhari has done well with the change agenda

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has "availed itself creditably in the implementation of its change agenda".According to a statement issued on Sunday by Segun Adeyemi, special adviser to the minister, Mohammed made the statement while speaking on the topic, 'The Change Agenda: The Journey so far', at the annual general meeting of [...]

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    Buhari tells Qataris: Come and invest in Nigeria

Buhari tells Qataris: Come and invest in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the business community in Qatar to come and invest in Nigeria, promising to remove "any impediments".According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Monday, the president gave the assurance while speaking at a meeting with senior executives of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and some private businessmen in Doha on Sunday.Buhari stated that [...]

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    Buhari appoints Aghaeze‎ as personal assistant

Buhari appoints Aghaeze‎ as personal assistant

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    Buhari begins talks on setting up national airline

Buhari begins talks on setting up national airline

President Muhammadu Buhari has begun talks on the establishment of a national airline for Nigeria, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said on Sunday. According to him, Nigeria and Qatar also signed Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) in Doha to pave the way for direct flights between major cities of both countries. The statement did not go into detail on the proposed Nigerian national carrier but [...]

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