Sunday, February 17, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Kerry to discuss Nigeria’s economy, human rights issues with Buhari

Kerry to discuss Nigeria’s economy, human rights issues with Buhari

John Kerry, the United States (US) secretary of state, will visit Nigeria on Tuesday to discuss the economy with President Muhammadu Buhari.The US Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria disclosed this in a statement on Friday.According to the mission, Kerry will also visit Sokoto state, where he is billed to deliver a speech on religious tolerance.“U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will [...]

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    We’ve been neglected, Buhari’s presidential campaign bodyguards cry out

We’ve been neglected, Buhari’s presidential campaign bodyguards cry out

The bodyguards of President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 presidential campaigns are spoiling for trouble if the president does not employ them "as he promised". The ex-bodyguards, ex-protocol officers and members of the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) converged on Buhari’s campaign office in Abuja on Thursday to express their anger over their alleged neglect by the president.Olabiyi Balogun, a leader of the group, [...]

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    Abuah, information officer who served 7 presidents/heads of state, dies at 57

Abuah, information officer who served 7 presidents/heads of state, dies at 57

Justin Abuah, state house director of information, has died.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, announced this in a statement on Monday.He said that the late Abuah died on Sunday after a brief illness.“Mr Justin Onuorah Abuah, director of information, state house, has passed on,” Adesina said.“Born on January 29, 1959, Mr Abuah, fondly called OJ by all who knew and came in [...]

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    BBOG: We’ve confirmed that the girls in new video are from Chibok

BBOG: We’ve confirmed that the girls in new video are from Chibok

The Bringbackourgirls (BBOG) movement says the girls in the new Boko Haram video are the Chibok schoolgirls.In a statement on Sunday, the group, which has been campaigning for the rescue of the girls for more than two years, said that Allen Manaseh, the spokesman of Chibok Area Development Association in Abuja, identified a girl who spoke in the video as [...]

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    Lake Chad will soon dry up and there will be problems, Buhari warns

Lake Chad will soon dry up and there will be problems, Buhari warns

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged rich countries to do something urgent to save the Lake Chad from extinction before the people of the area start creating problems for them.Buhari said this while receiving Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, in Abuja on Thursday.According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president warned that the failure to regenerate the Lake [...]

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    Buhari: I’ve ordered security agencies to end herdsmen-farmers clashes

Buhari: I’ve ordered security agencies to end herdsmen-farmers clashes

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has mandated security agencies to deal decisively with all acts of banditry and criminality perpetrated in the name of herdsmen-farmers clashes.The president said this on Friday at the graduation ceremony of Course 24 at the National Defence College in Abuja.“On the matter of herdsmen/farmers' clashes, I wish to state that this administration will not tolerate [...]

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    Buhari in private meeting with Dogara

Buhari in private meeting with Dogara

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, at the presidential villa.Bashir Ahmad, special assistant to the president on new media, disclosed this on Twitter.This is the first time the president is meeting the speaker‎ since July 21, when Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the house, levelled allegations of corruption against the leadership of [...]

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    Buhari celebrates ‘wise counsellor’ Mbaka on 21st anniversary of ordination

Buhari celebrates ‘wise counsellor’ Mbaka on 21st anniversary of ordination

President Muhammadu Buhari has described Ejike Mbaka, a Catholic priest, as a wise counsellor and a teacher.In a statement on Thursday, the president felicitated with Mbaka, who openly supported him in the buildup to the 2015 election, on the 21st anniversary of his ordination."President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, director of Adoration Ministry, on the 21st anniversary [...]

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    Buhari: I’m serious about making Nigerians behave themselves

Buhari: I’m serious about making Nigerians behave themselves

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is serious about making Nigerians behave themselves.Buhari said this while receiving a team led by Seth Berkley, chief executive of Gavi and the Global Fund, at the state house in Abuja on Thursday.According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said he was impressed with the patience and steadfastness of leading supporters of [...]

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    We built Abuja-Kaduna rail to 99% completion, says PDP

We built Abuja-Kaduna rail to 99% completion, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) of appropriating the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge rail line project, which was conceptualised, awarded and constructed by past PDP administrations.In a statement by Dayo Adeyeye, its spokesman, the party said that the rail project launched by Buhari on Tuesday was “conceptualised by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, and successive PDP administrations of President [...]

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    Abuja-Kaduna railway line… Jonathan began it, Buhari finished it

Abuja-Kaduna railway line… Jonathan began it, Buhari finished it

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the Abuja-Kaduna standard-gauge railway line at the Idu station in Abuja.With the launch, commercial operations will now commence. A test-run operation was done earlier in the month.The railway line was one of the infrastructural projects of the Goodluck Jonathan administration.Also, the Buhari government has revived the Kano-Port Harcourt train services in an effort to complete the [...]

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    We are learning the hard way through hardship, says Buhari

We are learning the hard way through hardship, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is "learning the hard way through hardship" from Iran, how to diversify Nigeria’s economy.Buhari said this while receiving Mohammad Javad Zarif, a special envoy from the president of Islamic Republic of Iran, at the state house on Monday.In a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, the president said that “the federal government is working assiduously to [...]

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    Obasanjo visits Buhari, insists legislators are corrupt

Obasanjo visits Buhari, insists legislators are corrupt

President Muhammadu Buhari and Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, on Monday held a private meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja.The former president arrived at the villa about 12:50pm, and he  proceeded into a closed-door meeting with the president.Both men had had a series of such private discussions since Buhari assumed power on May 29.Obasanjo had visited Buhari for private talks [...]

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    Buhari: Stop accusing my officials of corruption without evidence

Buhari: Stop accusing my officials of corruption without evidence

President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the "blackmail" of some senior officials of his government.In a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Tuesday,  Buhari "appealled to discerning Nigerians to ignore orchestrated attempts to sully the integrity of ministers and other senior government officials, who are being tarred with the brush of corruption without any concrete evidence".According to Adesina, the president [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: I would never join Buhari, APC ‘to move Nigeria forward’

Fani-Kayode: I would never join Buhari, APC ‘to move Nigeria forward’

Femi Fani-Kayode, spokesman of the presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he would never join the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) "to move Nigeria forward".Fani-Kayode regained freedom on Friday after 67 days in detention.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had accused him and three others of criminal conspiracy, fraud and money laundering to the tune [...]

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    This is just the beginning of your regrets, Buhari tells ‘looters’

This is just the beginning of your regrets, Buhari tells ‘looters’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said those who stole from the country were already regretting their actions, and that they would regret them more.According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said this while receiving the Northern Christian Leaders Eagles Eyes Forum at the state house, Abuja.The president said his administration would not hide anything from Nigerians in its resolute commitment [...]

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