Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Atiku says Buhari is tired

Atiku says Buhari is tired

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari is tired.He said this while responding to the president's comment that Nigeria’s economy is in a bad shape.Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), had quoted Buhari as saying this during a meeting with governors on the proposed minimum wage, [...]

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    Coalition reacts to lifting of ban on UNICEF

Coalition reacts to lifting of ban on UNICEF

The Coalition Against Terrorism in Nigeria (CATE) has reacted to the lifting of the ban placed on the activities of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) by the Nigerian army.On Friday, the army suspended the activities of UNICEF in the north-eastern part of the country.It accused the organisation of working for Boko Haram insurgents and sabotaging the war [...]

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    Minimum wage: Govs to meet Buhari, hope to reach resolution before 2019

Minimum wage: Govs to meet Buhari, hope to reach resolution before 2019

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari again over the issue of new minimum wage.The forum took the decision on Thursday at its last meeting for 2018, chaired by Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara governor.Yari declined to speak with journalists after the meeting.But the NGF head, media and public affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, said the governors resolved [...]

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    Where’s the devil in the electoral bill?

Where’s the devil in the electoral bill?

Exaggeration is the most common strain of fever at election period. Politicians make voters – and the general public – believe that the world might end on ballot day, when in fact what they are playing for is their own survival.The Electoral Bill is not just the biggest talking point; it’s been perhaps the deadliest battleground since last week. What [...]

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    2019: This time around, loyalty will be rewarded, says Buhari

2019: This time around, loyalty will be rewarded, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured his supporters that their loyalty would be rewarded if he is re-elected in 2019.Buhari made the promise on Wednesday in Abuja while delivering a speech at the inauguration of his support group, 'Together Nigeria'.The event was organised by the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO)Buhari said: "I have listened and I acknowledge with delight the story of [...]

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    Udoma: Budget 2019 is ready… we are awaiting N’assembly for presentation

Udoma: Budget 2019 is ready… we are awaiting N’assembly for presentation

Udoma Udoma, minister of budget national planning, says the 2019 budget proposal is ready but the national assembly is yet to fix a date for its presentation.Udoma made this known during a press briefing at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, who had approved [...]

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    APC describes Atiku’s signing of peace accord as ‘face-saving move’

APC describes Atiku’s signing of peace accord as ‘face-saving move’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to be wary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, in the weeks leading up to the 2019 elections.In a statement signed by Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC national publicity secretary, the party accused Atiku of not wanting to sign the national peace accord ahead of the 2019 elections. [...]

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    N’assembly ‘would be drawing battle line’ by overriding Buhari on electoral bill

N’assembly ‘would be drawing battle line’ by overriding Buhari on electoral bill

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari saved the country from a chaotic poll by withholding his assent to the electoral act amendment bill.The group said this in a statement jointly signed by Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, its chairman and secretary."It is trite that the deployment of a new electoral law only two months to an election [...]

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    Buhari: I won 2015 election because Nigerians revolted against corruption

Buhari: I won 2015 election because Nigerians revolted against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari says he won the 2015 election because Nigerians revolted against "endemic corruption".Buhari made the comment on Monday during the corruption risk training for heads of anti-corruption agencies of the African Union (AU) in Abuja.He said those who plundered the nation's commonwealth had deployed the same tactics to destabilise the current system, adding that they attempted to compromise [...]

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    Déjà vu: I fear it will be unto Buhari as it was unto Jonathan in 2015

Déjà vu: I fear it will be unto Buhari as it was unto Jonathan in 2015

There is a grand conspiracy. A plot hatched in the pits of despair and agony. There are three conspirators involved in this plot – the Nigerian people, top business executives and the international community.In this thrilling “scheme”, the Nigerian people are providing the hammer and the nail; business executives are providing the brick and mortar, while the international community is [...]

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    ‘Override Buhari on electoral reform bill’ — Agbakoba writes national assembly

‘Override Buhari on electoral reform bill’ — Agbakoba writes national assembly

Olisa Agbakoba, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the national assembly to override President Muhammadu Buhari and pass the electoral act amendment bill, 2018.He said the bill would improve the credibility of elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and also give legal backing to the use of card readers in the polls.Buhari had rejected the [...]

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    Obasanjo: Buhari’s re-election will come with worse suffering

Obasanjo: Buhari’s re-election will come with worse suffering

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election will bring a "suffering much worse" than what Nigerians go go through.He also denied reports that he would stay neutral ahead of the 2019 elections, saying "only a fool will sit on the fence".The former president said this while reacting to a report that he has withdrawn support for Atiku Abubakar, [...]

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    Buhari sets up committee on autonomy of state assemblies, judiciary

Buhari sets up committee on autonomy of state assemblies, judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an implementation committee on autonomy of state legislature and state judiciary.Femi Adesina, spokesman to the president, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.He said the committee will drive the actualisation of the autonomy granted to the legislature and judiciary at the state level.It will be chaired by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister [...]

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    Buhari to African youth: War against corruption is yours to lead and win

Buhari to African youth: War against corruption is yours to lead and win

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged young Africans to champion the fight against corruption, saying their involvement is critical to winning the anti-graft crusade in the continent.Buhari gave the challenge while declaring open the 2018 Africa Youth Congress Against Corruption (AYCAC) at the presidential villa, Abuja.He said their involvement will help in reversing the negative trends of corruption and its implications [...]

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    Despite endorsing Atiku, Obasanjo insists he won’t campaign for any party

Despite endorsing Atiku, Obasanjo insists he won’t campaign for any party

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigerians should vote for the party that would improve the country’s economy and alleviate the people's suffering.He said this on Saturday at the 27th Owu national convention held in Iwo, Osun state.Obasanjo, who recently endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he will not campaign for any candidate or party.He [...]

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    Lawan: Buhari can’t be forced to sign something as important as electoral bill

Lawan: Buhari can’t be forced to sign something as important as electoral bill

Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be forced to sign the electoral act amendment bill.He said the president's decision to withhold assent is not a big deal, noting that it was done in the interest of the country.Lawan said the 2010 electoral act is good enough for the conduct of the 2019 general election.TheCable [...]

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