Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Presidency: Buhari’s opinion on Dasuki ‘personal’

Presidency: Buhari’s opinion on Dasuki ‘personal’

The presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari will not interfere with the trials of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), and Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), dismissing insinuations that the president is bent on influencing the court to jail the duo.According, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari has the right to hold an opinion on the [...]

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    PDP: Buhari thinks Dasuki wants to be president

PDP: Buhari thinks Dasuki wants to be president

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu is persecuting Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), out of suspicion that he is nursing a 2019 presidential ambition. The party said Dasuki, who is undergoing trial for alleged fraud, has vast political and security network, hence the president's bid to stop his 'suspected' ambition. It "sympathised" with "Buhari and leaders of the All [...]

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    PMB picks Danjuma, Dangote to resettle IDPs

PMB picks Danjuma, Dangote to resettle IDPs

Theophilus Danjuma, former minister of defence, and Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, will lead the presidential  committee to rehabilitate infrastructure and resettle internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east. According to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the committee would be inaugurated soon. Speaking on Friday at the state house, Abuja, in response to a goodwill message delivered to him by Women In Politics Forum [...]

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    PDP describes Buhari’s budget as  ‘a big fraud’

PDP describes Buhari’s budget as ‘a big fraud’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday described the N6.8 trillion 2016 federal budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday as "a big fraud and executive conspiracy tailored towards mortgaging the future of the nation". The party flayed the decision to borrow N2 trillion, describing it as "the height of recklessness and deceit from a government that trends on propaganda". In a [...]

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    We’ll hold you to every word, Dogara tells Buhari

We’ll hold you to every word, Dogara tells Buhari

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the national assembly will hold President Muhammadu Buhari to every word and provision in the 2016 budget.Buhari had presented a N6.08 trillion budget before a joint session of the national assembly on Tuesday.In his presentation, the president projected a capital expenditure of N1.8trn, which is 30 percent of the total budget.He [...]

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    Arms deal landed Nigeria ‘in crisis’, says Buhari

Arms deal landed Nigeria ‘in crisis’, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the violation of the procurement of arms for the military under the last administration is responsible for some of the challenges confronting the country.Speaking on Monday when Michael Fallon, British secretary of state for defence, visited him in Abuja, Buhari  his government was taking urgent and appropriate actions "to restore order, due process and probity to the [...]

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    Buhari: I received only two SUVs from Jonathan

Buhari: I received only two SUVs from Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he received only two sports utility vehicles (SUVs) from the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan.This is contrary to reports that he received five armoured vehicles from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari received the two vehicles "in keeping with his entitlements as a former head of state".The [...]

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    Probe Jonathan if you want to, and stop going round in circles, PDP tells Buhari

Probe Jonathan if you want to, and stop going round in circles, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan and to stop “going round in circles.”The party called for the establishment of a national truth commission where issues of corruption in public office would be debated.In a statement released on Sunday by Olisa Metuh, its spokesman, PDP asked the Buhari government [...]

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    PMB budgets N500bn for ‘vulnerable Nigerians’

PMB budgets N500bn for ‘vulnerable Nigerians’

The federal government has proposed N500bn for social welfare programmes in the 2016 fiscal year.This proposal was stated in a letter containing the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) sent to the national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.Senate President Bukola Saraki read the letter on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.The social programmes, which will be coordinated with [...]

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    FG sets $38 oil benchmark in 2016 expenditure

FG sets $38 oil benchmark in 2016 expenditure

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved a N6trn expenditure for 2016 in the medium term expenditure framework (MTEF).Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, disclosed this to journalists after a meeting of the council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.Udoma also revealed that an oil benchmark of $38 was being projected for the framework.The MTEF, which [...]

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    Buhari MAY NOT sign anti-social media bill

Buhari MAY NOT sign anti-social media bill

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government is committed to the protection of free speech in keeping with democratic tradition, and would not sign into law any bill that runs contrary to the constitution.According to Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, who was reacting to the public hostility towards the social media bill now being [...]

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    Dokpesi must not face secret trial, says PDP

Dokpesi must not face secret trial, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the arrest of Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Africa Independent Television (AIT), by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as political persecution.The party condemned the arrest, saying it “had been made aware that more of its leaders had similarly been listed for arrest over unproven allegations pursuant to the plot by the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Boko Haram insurgents are cowards, says Buhari

Boko Haram insurgents are cowards, says Buhari

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    Dasuki: I’m not a thief… all contracts were awarded with Jonathan’s approval

Dasuki: I’m not a thief… all contracts were awarded with Jonathan’s approval

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), has described his indictment by the probe panel on arms procurement as a desperate attempt by the presidency to “hang” him.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the arrest of Dasuki for allegedly awarding fictitious contracts worth about N333bn while he was NSA.But responding to the allegations in a statement on Wednesday, Dasuki denied [...]

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    Buhari: This is not military rule… allegedly corrupt officials are innocent until proven guilty

Buhari: This is not military rule… allegedly corrupt officials are innocent until proven guilty

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he still gathering facts and evidence against those who have stolen Nigeria’s funds, adding that his administration will give full regard “to due process and the rule of law in the prosecution of its war against corruption”.According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari made the disclosure at an audience with a delegation from the Foursquare [...]

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    Buhari secretly meeting with INEC to rig Kogi governorship election, says PDP

Buhari secretly meeting with INEC to rig Kogi governorship election, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of plotting the manipulation of the November 21 Kogi governorship election in favour his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).According the PDP, the presidency has concluded plans to use officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agents to rig the election for Abubakar Audu, candidate of the [...]

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