Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Atiku: The solution to Nigeria’s crisis does not lie with one man

Atiku: The solution to Nigeria’s crisis does not lie with one man

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, says he supports the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari in spite of the present economic challenges.In a message marking the 56th Independence anniversary of the country he released on Friday, Atiku urged Nigerians not to make the mistake of imagining that the antidote to this current crisis lies with any one man/woman or the government alone.He urged [...]

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    NEITI to Buhari: Let’s learn from Ghana by passing the PIB now

NEITI to Buhari: Let’s learn from Ghana by passing the PIB now

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has urged president Muhammadu Buhari to expedite the process of passing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).NEITI made the call to the president in its new policy brief, titled 'The Urgency of a New Petroleum Sector Law'."The process of enacting a new law for Nigeria’s petroleum sector has gone on for far too long, and [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Tambuwal gets Buhari’s nod to resolve Tinubu-Oyegun feud

EXCLUSIVE: Tambuwal gets Buhari’s nod to resolve Tinubu-Oyegun feud

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has engaged Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state governor, to mediate in the rift between John Oyegun, national chairman of the party, and Bola Tinubu, the national leader.Tinubu had accused Oyegun of manipulating the Ondo state governorship primary election.He then called on Oyegun to resign his position for allegedly leading the APC down the path of [...]

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    We’re limping but we’ll help our poor neighbours, says Buhari

We’re limping but we’ll help our poor neighbours, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will help its less financially endowed neighbours despite its own economic cirisis.He said this while receiving Bashir Mamma, president of the ECOWAS Bank of Investment and Development (EBID), at the state house in Abuja on Monday.Buhari said Nigeria would fulfill its financial obligations to the bank.“We may be limping because of fallen oil prices, but [...]

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    Buhari: Before asking for the change we promised, ask yourself if you’ve changed your ways

Buhari: Before asking for the change we promised, ask yourself if you’ve changed your ways

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to be part of the process of changing the country.Speaking at the launch of the 'Change Begins with Me' campaign in Abuja on Thursday, the president said the change that Nigerians seek must start with them.He urged citizens to first ask how far they have changed their ways and ask what they have done to be part of [...]

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    YOUR SAY: Is the media exaggerating reports of economic hardship under Buhari?

YOUR SAY: Is the media exaggerating reports of economic hardship under Buhari?

Bayo Onanuga, managing director (MD) of the News Agency of Nigeria, sparked public outrage on Tuesday when he suggested that the media was hyping – or "over-sensationalising" – economic hardship under President Muhammadu Buhari.In his opinion, an objective reality check is needed to reveal the true state of things in the country.He said his daughter took a flight from Lagos to London and [...]

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    QUESTION: From sending buses to convey them to the villa, has Buhari stopped ‘loving’ BBOG?

QUESTION: From sending buses to convey them to the villa, has Buhari stopped ‘loving’ BBOG?

For more than two years, the Bring Back Our girls (BBOG) movement has steadied itself in the vanguard of the campaign for the rescue of the Chibok schoolgirls.It has remained daring in its demand, just as it was in the dimming months of the Goodluck Jonathan administration.Even, the parturition of a new administration – the President Muhammadu Buhari government - [...]

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    APC: With prayers and patience, Nigeria will reach its potential under Buhari

APC: With prayers and patience, Nigeria will reach its potential under Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the the support, cooperation, patience and prayers of Nigerians will help the country reach its potential during the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.Releasing a statement in Abuja on Monday, Mai Mala Buni, APC national secretary, blamed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for dragging the economy into recession but assured Nigerians that the president would eventually halt the rot.“The [...]

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    We’re not used to successful people jogging in the streets, Buhari tells Zuckerberg

We’re not used to successful people jogging in the streets, Buhari tells Zuckerberg

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commended Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, for his simplicity, but he said successful people in Nigeria do not jog and sweat on the streets like the entrepreneur did in Lagos.The president also commended Zuckerberg for sharing his wealth of knowledge with Nigerian youths, and inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs.Buhari said this while receiving [...]

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    PDP: Buhari, Adeosun CANNOT rescue the economy from recession

PDP: Buhari, Adeosun CANNOT rescue the economy from recession

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is incapable of rescuing Nigeria from economic recession.Deji Adeyanju, PDP new media director, said this in a statement on Friday.He said that the government was not taking the right steps to save the economy.He described the statement of Kemi Adeosun, finance minister, that the government would bring Nigeria out [...]

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    PDP asks Buhari to resign for ‘destroying’ the economy

PDP asks Buhari to resign for ‘destroying’ the economy

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for “destroying” Nigeria’s economy.Deji Adeyanju, PDP new media director, said this in a statement.Reacting to the figures of unemployed Nigerians and that of the rate of inflation in the country released by the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday, Adeyanju accused the Buhari administration of incompetence and [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: ‘NEPA lawyer’, electricity industry reformer… Here’s Ugbo, new MD of NDPHC

CLOSE-UP: ‘NEPA lawyer’, electricity industry reformer… Here’s Ugbo, new MD of NDPHC

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday appointed Chiedu Ugbo managing director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC).​Ugbo is a lawyer who is well-versed in the power industry.Bolaji Adebiyi, director (press)‎ at the office of the secretary to the government of the federation, announced his appointment in a statement.He also said that the president appointed two directors in the company."His [...]

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    You can win battles but not the oil war, Avengers tell Buhari

You can win battles but not the oil war, Avengers tell Buhari

Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, has told president Muhammadu Buhari that no amount of military operation in the oil-rich region can quell the agitation therein.The Avengers informed the president that the Nigerian military cannot win the "oil war" in the Niger Delta because the locals know the secret of the terrain better than them.In a statement released on Monday, Mudoch [...]

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    Soyinka: Militants feel Buhari is not taking them seriously

Soyinka: Militants feel Buhari is not taking them seriously

Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, has said Niger Delta militants aren't convinved the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government is responding to them with a great degree of seriousness.The literary icon noted that he was personally approached by some of the militant groups, hence his appeal for a positive response to their demands.Soyinka made this known on Thursday while holding press conference to speak [...]

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    Obasanjo: No single person can take glory for Buhari’s election

Obasanjo: No single person can take glory for Buhari’s election

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, on Tuesday said Nigerians voted overwhelmingly for President Muhammadu Buhari and as such, no single person can take credit for his electoral success.The former president also denied making the insinuation that he was among a clique of persons who made it possible for the president to get into office.Speaking during a visit to Jalingo state house, [...]

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    You inherited a big problem, Kerry tells Buhari

You inherited a big problem, Kerry tells Buhari

John Kerry, United States (US) secretary of state, has assured President Muhammadu Buhari of his country's support because Buhari “inherited a big problem”.Kerry said this at the state house when he visited Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, issued a statement saying that during the meeting with Kerry, Buhari pledged that the anti-corruption crusade in the country would be [...]

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