Saturday, June 15, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Buhari: I’ve admired Atiku over the years for his doggedness

Buhari: I’ve admired Atiku over the years for his doggedness

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has admired Atiku Abubakar, former vice president,  over the years, for his courage and doggedness.In a statement by Femi Adesina, his spokesman, on Thursday, Buhari felicitated with Abubakar as he turns 70 on Friday.In a letter he signed, the president said he was delighted to welcome Abubakar "to the 70s club," and prayed that Allah [...]

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    Mimiko: Me, join APC? I only discussed security issues with Buhari

Mimiko: Me, join APC? I only discussed security issues with Buhari

Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor, says he is not considering leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking with state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Mimiko said he only met the president to discuss the security situation in his state.He explained that he recieved Buhari at the Akure airport on Saturday because [...]

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    Rejection of Buhari’s loan not personal, says Saraki

Rejection of Buhari’s loan not personal, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the senate’s rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign loan request is not personal.In October, the president wrote to the senate seeking approval for the borrowing of $29.9bn from external sources.But the upper legislative chamber threw out the proposal without a debate.In a statement issued by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki's media aide, on Thursday, the senate president [...]

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    Lai to govs: There’s corruption in every party, change must begin with us

Lai to govs: There’s corruption in every party, change must begin with us

Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, has appealed to state governors to support the national reorientation campaign, “Change Begins With Me”.Mohammed made the appeal in Abuja when he made a presentation to the governors forum which met at the presidential villa on Wednesday night, stating that there is corruption in every party.In the presentation, a copy of which [...]

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    Presidency: Jonathan’s ghost projects now being given life

Presidency: Jonathan’s ghost projects now being given life

The "deceitful projects" awarded during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan, former president, are now being funded by the government of president Muhammadu Buhari, the presidency has said.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president, says some of the projects only existed on paper as no payment was made for their commencement.Shehu was quoted to have said [...]

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    Oyegun: Buhari doesn’t want to control the legislature like PDP did for 16 years

Oyegun: Buhari doesn’t want to control the legislature like PDP did for 16 years

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari does not believe in controlling the legislature “as was the practice with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during its 16-year misrule of the country.”Reacting to a statement by the PDP that there was a rift between the executive and the legislature, Oyegun said the relationship between [...]

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    Loan? Party crisis? Why did Saraki, 5 APC govs meet Osinbajo at Aso Rock?

Loan? Party crisis? Why did Saraki, 5 APC govs meet Osinbajo at Aso Rock?

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo met with Senate President Bukola Saraki, Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, and five governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.The meeting, which details were unknown, held just as President Muhammadu Buhari was heading for the climate change conference in Morocco.The governors in attendance were: Ibikunle [...]

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    Buhari, Saraki meet thrice in one week… is it about the $29.9bn loan?

Buhari, Saraki meet thrice in one week… is it about the $29.9bn loan?

President Muhammadu Buhari met with Senate President Bukola Saraki at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday. This is the third time both men are meeting since last week when the senate rejected the executive's $29.9bn foreign loan request.Saraki met with the president ‎for two hours after Jumat prayers, but the purpose of his visit was not disclosed to journalists.On Wednesday, the senate [...]

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    Sagay: Amaechi is among Buhari’s brightest stars, judges only blackmailing him

Sagay: Amaechi is among Buhari’s brightest stars, judges only blackmailing him

Itse Sagay, a professor of law, says the call for Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to step down is malicious and vindictive, and should be "ignored with complete ignominy".Describing Amaechi as one of the "brightest stars" of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration, Sagay said the bribery allegations against him were intended to undermine and weaken the federal government.Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro, [...]

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    Magu’s anniversary gift and our Kenya moment

Magu’s anniversary gift and our Kenya moment

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    You must earn the trust of Nigerians, Buhari tells ministers

You must earn the trust of Nigerians, Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged members of his cabinet to work hard to earn the trust of Nigerians.According to Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development, the president gave this charge at the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.He also revealed that the council approved the procurement of 38 units of four-wheel Nissan Patrol worth N326.781m for the [...]

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    I’m ready to work with Trump, says Buhari

I’m ready to work with Trump, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is ready to work with Donald Trump, US president-elect, to strengthen the ties between his country and Nigeria.Buhari said this in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, his spokesman, on Wednesday.He congratulated Trump, who defeated Hilary Clinton in the US presidential election.He also congratulated the American people on the outcome of the election.“On behalf of [...]

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    Buhari: In a country of over 450 ethnic groups, only God can do it

Buhari: In a country of over 450 ethnic groups, only God can do it

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday admitted the challenges of the multiplicity of ethnic groups in the country.Speaking at the inauguration of Edo State University, Iyamho, in Etsako West local government area of the state, Buhari said Nigeria made itself a mono-economy by "throwing away everything for petroleum."Buhari also declared that multiparty system remained the best option in Nigeria’s democracy considering [...]

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    Buhari: Let’s forget 2019 if we can’t conduct election in one state

Buhari: Let’s forget 2019 if we can’t conduct election in one state

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to ensure violence-free elections in Ondo and Rivers states, saying if an election cannot be conducted in one state, “we should forget about 2019.” According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, on Tuesday, the president said this while speaking at a state dinner in Benin, the Edo state.Buhari said the forthcoming [...]

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    Buratai weeps as Ali, 6 fallen heroes are laid to rest

Buratai weeps as Ali, 6 fallen heroes are laid to rest

It was a pensive and tearful atmosphere as Muhammad Abu Ali, Nigeria's war hero, was buried after a national funeral in Abuja on Monday.Even, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, could not hold back tears as he read the funeral oration at the graveside of of Ali and his men.Ali, a lieutenant-colonel, was killed by Boko Haram insurgents in a [...]

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    PDP: ‘Corrupt’ judges have been suspended, why is Buhari keeping Amaechi, Onu?

PDP: ‘Corrupt’ judges have been suspended, why is Buhari keeping Amaechi, Onu?

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Chibuike Amaechi, minister of transportation and Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, for alleged attempts to bribe judges whom the National Judicial Commission (NJC) have now suspended.On Thursday, the NJC announced the suspension of seven judges who are being investigated for corruption.Two of the suspects – supreme [...]

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