Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    EFCC tackles HSBC, says bank laundering money for corrupt Nigerians

EFCC tackles HSBC, says bank laundering money for corrupt Nigerians

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused HSBC Bank of laundering proceeds of corruption for over 50 Nigerians, including a serving senator.A recent report attributed to the bank predicted that if President Muhammadu Buhari wins his second term bid, it would “stunt the economy”.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, had on Saturday [...]

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    Enelamah represents Buhari at commissioning of Akwa Ibom flood control project

Enelamah represents Buhari at commissioning of Akwa Ibom flood control project

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned an erosion and flood control project in Akpene Eket, Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state.The project is one of the 26 federal government ecological intervention projects for the second quarter of 2017.Represented by Okey Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and investment, the president said his administration is committed to ensuring fair treatment for [...]

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    Adeosun ‘departs Nigeria’ after resignation

Adeosun ‘departs Nigeria’ after resignation

Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria's former minister of finance, has departed the country, a day after turning in her resignation letter.The minister had resigned after admitting that her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate was forged.In her resignation letter, Adeosun said she didn't know the certificate was falsified as she relied on associates to obtain it after she returned to the [...]

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    PDP exists only on social media, says Keyamo

PDP exists only on social media, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has its existence only on Twitter and Whatsapp.He said this in reaction to a statement by the PDP, accusing the ruling APC of "killing democracy"  by fielding Buhari as its only presidential candidate.But Keyamo replied that the APC was not doomed but rather, the PDP [...]

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    Southern leaders reject new DSS DG, describe Buhari as Nigeria’s most tribalistic leader

Southern leaders reject new DSS DG, describe Buhari as Nigeria’s most tribalistic leader

Some elders under the aegis of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum have accused President Muhammadu Buhari of dividing Nigeria more than any other leader in the nation's history.In a statement Thursday, the forum condemned Buhari’s failure to make Matthew Seiyefa the substantive director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).The leaders alleged that the act shows his "vote of [...]

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    Ezekwesili hints at running against Buhari

Ezekwesili hints at running against Buhari

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has hinted at challenging President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Writing via her Twitter handle on Wednesday, Ezekwesili asked if it was already late to join the race for 2019.A former vice-president of World Bank (African region), Ezekwesili has been a strong critic of Buhari, and has at various times accused him of failing in his [...]

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    Amaechi defends construction of N18bn Transportation University in Buhari’s hometown

Amaechi defends construction of N18bn Transportation University in Buhari’s hometown

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has defended the planned construction of Transportation University in Daura, Katsina state, where President Muhammadu Buhari is from.The construction of the N18 billion project is scheduled to start in 2019.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Amaechi said there is nothing special about siting the university in the president’s hometown since "Daura is also part of [...]

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    Buhari: We’ll continue to deprive looters fruits of their crimes

Buhari: We’ll continue to deprive looters fruits of their crimes

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will make sure that looters do not enjoy the fruit of their crimes.Buhari said this on Thursday when he received the report of the committee he set up to audit recovered funds.He described corruption as a threat to the well-being, national security, and economy of Nigeria."We will not allow the wanton diversion and embezzlement [...]

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    FG: States owing salaries won’t get Paris Club refund

FG: States owing salaries won’t get Paris Club refund

The federal government says states must clear owed salaries and other related staff arrears before they would be able to access the remaining $2.69 billion Paris Club refund.Hassan Dodo, director of information, federal ministry of finance, made this known in a statement released on Tuesday."The DMO led the reconciliation process under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Finance. The final [...]

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    Ngige: Nigerians should be clapping for Buhari’s government on a daily basis

Ngige: Nigerians should be clapping for Buhari’s government on a daily basis

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says nobody could have performed better than President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking when he met with journalists in Onitsha, Anambra state on Sunday, Ngige said Nigerians ought to be clapping for the government of Buhari on a daily basis.The minister said the situation of the country could have been worse if Buhari had not been elected in 2015.He [...]

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    ‘Things are changing’ — minister urges Nigerians in diaspora to return home

‘Things are changing’ — minister urges Nigerians in diaspora to return home

Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, has urged Nigerians in the diaspora to return home and "help build a nation of everybody’s dream".The minister made the appeal during a series of town hall meetings held with Nigerians in the US.NAN reports that the minister was in the US to sensitise Nigerians on the presidential executive order V signed by [...]

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    PDP on N45m form: INEC must penalise Buhari for violating electoral act

PDP on N45m form: INEC must penalise Buhari for violating electoral act

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold President Muhammadu Buhari culpable for “violating” provisions of the electoral act.The PDP said this on Thursday while reacting to the presidential nomination form bought for Buhari by a group known as the National Coordinator of Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN).On Wednesday, the group presented a [...]

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    Falana: Buhari hiding under national interest to justify disobedience of court orders

Falana: Buhari hiding under national interest to justify disobedience of court orders

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says President Muhammadu Buhari is hiding under the cloak of national interest to justify his disobedience of court orders.While speaking at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA in Abuja, Buhari had said the rule of law is subject to national interest.The president had said: “Rule of Law must be subject to the supremacy of [...]

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    Femi Adesina to Atiku: Mind your language against Buhari

Femi Adesina to Atiku: Mind your language against Buhari

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, has condemned a statement credited to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar that President Muhammadu Buhari is “power drunk”.Abubakar, who is a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was quoted as saying Buhari is “very uncompromising, power drunk (and) will not be ready to leave power without a fight.”Reacting on Wednesday, Adesina said it is true [...]

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    Akpabio: Boko Haram operated freely when PDP was in charge

Akpabio: Boko Haram operated freely when PDP was in charge

Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, has commended the current administration's efforts in fighting Boko Haram insurgents.He said unlike the era of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when insurgents “moved around freely”, they are no longer in control of any territory in the north-east.Akpabio was in the PDP for more than 16 years — as a commissioner, governor and senator — [...]

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    Buhari, 2019 elections and the law

Buhari, 2019 elections and the law

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly declared in China, last Sunday, that he believes in the idea of free and fair elections, and that he is committed to this pillar of the democratic process. I don’t expect him to say anything otherwise. On the whole idea of free and fair elections, electoral integrity as it were, rests the political stability of our [...]

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