Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Pro-Buhari group knocks northern, southern leaders over ‘lack of wisdom’ in criticising FG

Pro-Buhari group knocks northern, southern leaders over ‘lack of wisdom’ in criticising FG

Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum, a socio-cultural group, says the allegation of incompetence against the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration by some prominent leaders is deceptive.Akin Malaolu, the group’s secretary general, on Saturday issued a statement in reaction to criticisms of the government by leaders of Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF).According to NAN, while listing some [...]

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    PDP describes Nigeria Air as a huge scam

PDP describes Nigeria Air as a huge scam

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of attempting to use the newly unveiled airline to siphon billions from the nation's treasury.At the Farnborough International Airshow on Wednesday, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, unveiled the logo and name of the new national carrier — Nigeria Air.He said the government will not own more [...]

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    ‘Not all lawmakers are corrupt’ — APC rep demands apology from Buhari

‘Not all lawmakers are corrupt’ — APC rep demands apology from Buhari

Abubakar Adamu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member in the house of representatives, has faulted the perception that all lawmakers are corrupt.He said contrary to this belief, he has never collected bribe as a public official.He took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for accusing the national assembly of inserting questionable projects into the 2018 budget.Demanding an apology from the president, [...]

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    Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia after the World Cup.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, disclosed this on Monday.There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled.Shehu said the president has directed Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign [...]

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    Sheriff named DG of Buhari support committee

Sheriff named DG of Buhari support committee

Ali Modu Sheriff, former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been named the director-general of "Buhari 2019 presidential support committee".Gideon Sammani, senior special assistant to the president on political matters, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.The committee is made up of 35 members in the support committee, 10 in the national advisory committee, five members of national [...]

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    MAP: 13 roads to be reconstructed with recovered loot

MAP: 13 roads to be reconstructed with recovered loot

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed an executive order to restrict corrupt suspects access to their assets seized during investigation.As part of the benefits of the order, Buhari said an equivalent of about 57% of the monies recovered from high-profile corruption cases would be used for reconstruction and repair of 13 roads across the country.Below is a story map of [...]

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    Buhari rejects four national assembly bills

Buhari rejects four national assembly bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected four bills passed by the national assembly. Buhari communicated this via a letter he sent to the house of representatives which was read during plenary on Thursday.The bills include the Corporate manslaughter bill, 2018; Agricultural credit scheme (amendment) bill, 2018; National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency bill as well as Courts and tribunal standard scales of fines [...]

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    I am a very slow reader, says Buhari

I am a very slow reader, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is a “very slow” reader, saying this could be as a result of being an ex-soldier.Buhari said this during a joint briefing with South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa in Abuja on Wednesday.He was speaking on the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) which Nigeria is yet to become a signatory to.He said he is still studying [...]

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    Finally, Buhari signs bill separating NFIU from EFCC

Finally, Buhari signs bill separating NFIU from EFCC

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the bill seeking to make the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) an autonomous body.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly (senate), disclosed this while addressing state house correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday.By this, the NFIU would seize to exist as a department in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).“NFIU will [...]

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    Moghalu on anti-Buhari coalition: Nigerians need paradigm shift — not regrouping of old career politicians

Moghalu on anti-Buhari coalition: Nigerians need paradigm shift — not regrouping of old career politicians

Kingsley Moghalu, a presidential aspirant of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says what Nigerians need is a generational shift in governance and not allegiance to “same old career politicians”.Moghalu said this while reacting to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 37 political parties.The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), a breakaway faction of the [...]

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    Garba Shehu on anti-graft war: PDP leaders are feeling the heat

Garba Shehu on anti-graft war: PDP leaders are feeling the heat

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are among the Nigerians feeling the heat of the fight against corruption.The presidential spokesman said this in an article titled "Executive order 6: Buhari acquires a big stick against corruption".He said while the federal government has recorded great strides in the anti-graft war, some Nigerians, [...]

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    Galadima: I’ve made more contribution to Buhari than those in his kitchen cabinet

Galadima: I’ve made more contribution to Buhari than those in his kitchen cabinet

Buba Galadima, national chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), a breakaway faction of the ruling party, says he has made more contributions to President Muhammadu Buhari than those in his "kitchen cabinet".Speaking during a programme on African Independent Television (AIT), Galadima said he played a huge role in the emergence of Buhari as president.He said some of those [...]

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    Nigerians protest killings, ask Buhari to end avoidable deaths

Nigerians protest killings, ask Buhari to end avoidable deaths

Some Nigerians took to the streets of Ibadan, Oyo state, on Saturday, to protest the incessant killings in various parts of the country.They called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end “avoidable deaths” and to also ensure justice for those killed.In 2018 alone, hundreds have been killed in various crisis situations, including attacks by suspected herdsmen, bandits and armed robbers.The latest [...]

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    Buhari on CCT trial: Some destroy the judiciary to save themselves but Saraki took a tortuous path

Buhari on CCT trial: Some destroy the judiciary to save themselves but Saraki took a tortuous path

President Muhammadu Buhari says Senate President Bukola Saraki's acquittal at the supreme court shows the country's judicial system is “working”.The supreme court had on Friday dismissed the false assets declaration charges against Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The apex court had upheld the ruling of the CCT that the senate president has no case to answer.A court of [...]

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    Femi Adesina: My daughter almost cried when she read negative things about me on social media

Femi Adesina: My daughter almost cried when she read negative things about me on social media

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says his daughter “almost cried” over some “misconceptions” she reads about him online.In an interview with THISDAY, the presidential aide said most of the things said about him on social media are untrue, rather “fabrications” and “twists”.“I remember my daughter who was in the university then and she called me and was almost [...]

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    Catholic bishops: Buhari’s government has completely ignored the call to save lives

Catholic bishops: Buhari’s government has completely ignored the call to save lives

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if cannot end the killings recorded in the country and keep Nigeria safe.The bishops said this on Tuesday, while reacting to recent killings in various parts of the country, particularly in Plateau state.At least 100 persons were killed in Plateau when suspected herdsmen invaded two [...]

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