Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Boko Haram members ‘tired of fighting’

Boko Haram members ‘tired of fighting’

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    There’s more to Nigeria than oil, Buhari tells French investors

There’s more to Nigeria than oil, Buhari tells French investors

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged French investors to take advantage of Nigeria's diverse resources and invest in the country.The president, who made the appeal while speaking to a gathering of investors at the Nigeria-France presidential business forum in Paris on Tuesday, said: "Nigeria has what it takes to make a breakthrough, and there is more to Nigeria than oil. It is a [...]

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    PDP distracting Buhari with ‘boring’ statements, says APC

PDP distracting Buhari with ‘boring’ statements, says APC

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is trying to distract President Muhammadu Buhari with a litany of "jejune" statements. The party was reacting to a statement in which the PDP claimed the president lacked "clearcut fiscal policy direction and urged him to focus on revamping the economy instead of witch-hunting perceived political opponents. It described PDP's  latest [...]

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    PDP: Buhari lacks clearcut fiscal policy direction

PDP: Buhari lacks clearcut fiscal policy direction

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to pay urgent attention to the management of the nation’s economy instead of attacking perceived political opponents.The party said its worry stemmed from the fact that the economy had remained on rapid fall for the last four months apparently due to the "absence of clear-cut fiscal policy direction" and an economic [...]

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    Buhari travels to meet Hollande on Boko Haram

Buhari travels to meet Hollande on Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for Paris on Monday to begin a three-day official visit to France at the invitation of President Francois Hollande, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said on Sunday. According to him, Buhari will be accompanied on the visit by the national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, the permanent secretaries in the federal ministries of defence, finance, agriculture, foreign [...]

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    Buhari vows to overhaul soldiers’ conduct

Buhari vows to overhaul soldiers’ conduct

President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to overhauling the rules of engagement for the military, and has warned that proven acts of human rights violation by the armed forces will be punished under his leadership.         According to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president gave the warning while addressing officers, troops and newly commissioned cadets at the Nigeria Defence Academy [...]

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    APC: Nigeria’s budgets end up in private pockets

APC: Nigeria’s budgets end up in private pockets

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says corruption is the fundamental problem with Nigeria, adding that funds captured in the nation's budget end up in private pockets.The party hailed Nigerian workers and the civil society for standing up firmly against corruption, calling their open demonstration of support for the federal government's battle against corruption a major boost to the anti-graft fight.In [...]

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    Fighting on many fronts is not easy, says Buhari

Fighting on many fronts is not easy, says Buhari

‎President Muhammadu Buhari says with the insurgency in the northeast and the security crisis in the south-south,‎ his government is fighting on many fronts.Speaking at a joint press conference with Faure Gnassingbe, president of Togo, who paid him visit at the presidential villa on Thursday, Buhari said it was not easy fighting insurgency and providing infrastructure.“As for Nigeria, we are [...]

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    Buhari sacks chairman of FCT revenue service

Buhari sacks chairman of FCT revenue service

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate sack of chairmen of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Internal Revenue Service, and the Secondary Education Board (SEB) and Universal Basic Education Boards (UBEB). Muhammad Sule, spokesman of the FCT administration, confirmed the development on Thursday, saying: "The sacking was contained in a letter with reference (NO. SGF.19/S.81/T1/97) sent to the FCT permanent [...]

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    Buhari mourns death of man who found Balewa’s body

Buhari mourns death of man who found Balewa’s body

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of  Ibrahim Babankowa on the death the retired police commissioner of defunct Gongola state, who found the corpse of the late Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa after the first military coup in 1966. Babankowa, who was aged 79, led the team of police officers who discovered the corpse of the late prime minister in [...]

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    Tinubu meets Buhari at presidential villa

Tinubu meets Buhari at presidential villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a private meeting with Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the presidential villa.Also at the meeting was Bisi Akande, former interim national chairman of the APC.Although, the details of the meeting are vague, it is most likely related to the naming of members of Buhari's cabinet this September.However, speaking [...]

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    Fayose: Buhari has hidden assets

Fayose: Buhari has hidden assets

‎Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has threatened to disclose details of President Muhammadu Buhari "hidden assets".Last Friday, Buhari published his assets, disclosing he has less than N30 million in his bank account.Warning the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to provoke him, the governor asked the president to publish his assets, as they are contained in the Code of Conduct Bureau [...]

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    Buhari set to slash number of foreign missions

Buhari set to slash number of foreign missions

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will undertake a review of  Nigeria's foreign missions to determine those that are really essential. Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said the president disclosed this on Tuesday after being briefed by Bulus Lolo, permanent secretary of  the  ministry of foreign affairs. He added that a presidential committee will soon be [...]

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    Buhari has declared war on the Niger Delta, says Ijaw group

Buhari has declared war on the Niger Delta, says Ijaw group

“Tompolo was just a contractor and the said contracts are ongoing, there was no case of abandonment of the said contracts. The contracts were legally awarded, there was no case of breach, the point is that Buhari should have respect for the law, he should maintain decorum. [...]

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    Buhari: I have till Sept 30 to name my ministers

Buhari: I have till Sept 30 to name my ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians and the international community that he will name his cabinet before the end of the month. According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari gave the assurance at in Aburi, Ghana, during a joint press conference with President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana. [...]

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    Immigration asks ex-governors to return diplomatic passports

Immigration asks ex-governors to return diplomatic passports

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