Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari is behind my problems, says Dasuki

Buhari is behind my problems, says Dasuki

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, on Friday, told a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court, Abuja that President Muhammadu Buhari is behind his unlawful arrest and detention without trial since December 29, 2015.Dasuki, who spoke through his counsel, Joseph Daodu (SAN), claimed that Buhari instigated his detention unjustly against the bail granted him by three different courts, by his [...]

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    Buhari okays Islamic bank’s offer to help Nigeria raise funds

Buhari okays Islamic bank’s offer to help Nigeria raise funds

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Mecca welcomed an offer by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to organise a financing roundtable in Abuja to mobilise more funds for investment and development of infrastructure in Nigeria. According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president of the IDB, Ahmed Mohammed Ali, made the offer at a meeting with Buhari, who [...]

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    Buhari says no to Islamic coalition against terror

Buhari says no to Islamic coalition against terror

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    Buhari picks visually-impaired man as special assistant

Buhari picks visually-impaired man as special assistant

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Samuel Inalegwu Ode Ankeli, a visually-challenged man, as his senior special assistant on persons living with disability. According, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Ankeli headed the  directorate of persons with disability at the Buhari/Osinbajo APC presidential campaign headquarters – the first of any such department in a political party in Nigeria. "He led a team that successfully mobilised a [...]

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    Like Nigeria, these 4 countries will NOT devalue

Like Nigeria, these 4 countries will NOT devalue

Egypt, Angola, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan — just like Nigeria — will not be devaluing their currencies despite shrinking reserves and widening gap between parallel and official market rates.Individuals and businesses across these countries are paying between four and 136 percent more than official exchange rates to get their hands on dollars, a recent Bloomberg survey showed.On the other hand – following China’s [...]

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    Buhari appoints Ooni of Ife UNN chancellor

Buhari appoints Ooni of Ife UNN chancellor

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), the Ooni of Ife, as the chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).In a statement on Thursday, Moses Olafare, the special adviser to the Ooni on media and public affairs, said the appointment would promote unity among Nigerians.“Ile Oodua wishes to commend President Muhammadu Buhari for recognising Ooni's efforts to [...]

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    Buhari appoints Ogunlesi head of new media

Buhari appoints Ogunlesi head of new media

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Tolu Ogunlesi as his special assistant on digital/new Media.Ogunlesi, a renowned blogger and journalist, graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2004, and obtained an MA in creative writing from University of East Anglia, UK, in 2011.Before his appointment, Ogunlesi had worked as a features editor and editorial board member of NEXT Newspaper. He also [...]

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    Buhari fires DG… after 2016 budget scandal

Buhari fires DG… after 2016 budget scandal

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment Tijjani Mohammed Abdullahi as the director-general (budget).According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Monday, Abdullahi, a fellow of the Certified National Accountants of Nigeria, and a banker of repute with experience in managing public finance, will replace the current director-general (budget), Yahaya Gusau.Although no official reason was given for the [...]

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    Buhari resumes work after vacation

Buhari resumes work after vacation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday resumed work at the state house in Abuja after a six-day vacation."In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian constitution, President Buhari has sent a formal notice of his resumption to the senate president and the speaker of the house of representatives," Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said in a statement.Buhari was on vacation from [...]

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    DSS operatives arrest ‘ISIS recruiter’ in Kano

DSS operatives arrest ‘ISIS recruiter’ in Kano

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    Buhari: Boko Haram desperate to embarrass me

Buhari: Boko Haram desperate to embarrass me

President Muhammadu Buhari says the isolated attacks of Boko Haram in the northeast are a desperate attempt to embarrass his government. According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, on Sunday, the president called on all Nigerians, especially those that are resident in areas previously ravaged by terrorists, to be more vigilant and ready to work with security operatives in [...]

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    Buhari: No single territory under Boko Haram’s control

Buhari: No single territory under Boko Haram’s control

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday in Abu Dhabi that Nigeria had made significant progress towards ending the Boko Haram insurgency since his assumption of office on May 29, 2015. Speaking at a meeting with Ban Ki Moon, secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit, Buhari said that in collaboration with the multinational [...]

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    Buhari ‘withdraws’ budget after controversy

Buhari ‘withdraws’ budget after controversy

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to senate requesting a withdrawal of the 2016 budget for corrections, TheCable understands.A source at the national assembly confirmed the development to this newspaper.Also, Abdullahi Sabi, senate spokesman, confirmed that there had been "communication" from the presidency, but added that he was unaware of the content."I can tell you there’s a communication from the presidency [...]

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    Buhari orders probe of Chibok girls’ kidnap

Buhari orders probe of Chibok girls’ kidnap

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an investigation into the abduction of the 219 girls from Government Girls Secondary Chibok, Borno state.According to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the panel to investigate the incident which happened in April 2014 will soon be named by Babagana Munguno, national security adviser (NSA).The investigation will seek to, among other things, unravel the remote and immediate [...]

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    PDP asks national assembly to impeach Buhari

PDP asks national assembly to impeach Buhari

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the national assembly to “commence the impeachment of President Muhammedu Buhari for the various constitutional breaches, especially the submission of two versions of the 2016 budget".The party made the demand after its national working committee meeting in Abuja on Thursday.The party urged the national assembly to "thoroughly investigate the shameful act, including  the distortion and banding of  [...]

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    I don’t know where your daughters are, Buhari ‘tells’ Chibok parents, BBOG group

I don’t know where your daughters are, Buhari ‘tells’ Chibok parents, BBOG group

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday told the parents of the missing Chibok girls that he did not know where their daughters were.The parents, 136 of them, together with members of the Bringbackourgirls (BBOG) movement, converged on the banquet hall of the presidential villa, seeking answers to the whereabouts of the 219 missing schoolgirls from Chibok in Borno state. But they [...]

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