Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Despite endorsing Atiku, Obasanjo insists he won’t campaign for any party

Despite endorsing Atiku, Obasanjo insists he won’t campaign for any party

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigerians should vote for the party that would improve the country’s economy and alleviate the people's suffering.He said this on Saturday at the 27th Owu national convention held in Iwo, Osun state.Obasanjo, who recently endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he will not campaign for any candidate or party.He [...]

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    Lawan: Buhari can’t be forced to sign something as important as electoral bill

Lawan: Buhari can’t be forced to sign something as important as electoral bill

Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be forced to sign the electoral act amendment bill.He said the president's decision to withhold assent is not a big deal, noting that it was done in the interest of the country.Lawan said the 2010 electoral act is good enough for the conduct of the 2019 general election.TheCable [...]

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    Buhari hails Ribadu: Your fearless fight against corruption has been recognised

Buhari hails Ribadu: Your fearless fight against corruption has been recognised

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for winning the anti-corruption lifetime achievement award.Ribadu was conferred with the honour at an event organised by Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence (ACE) Award in Malaysia on Friday.The former EFCC boss was one of eight recipients from five continents.According to [...]

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    Atiku and Buhari: Between the devil and deep blue sea

Atiku and Buhari: Between the devil and deep blue sea

Our modern day heroes and heroines are those who have taken it upon themselves to consistently speak the truth to power, without being rude. They have refused to toe the line of those—who daily worship the current President of Nigeria because they do know that he is a man like all of us and he has glaring weak areas. While PMB’s [...]

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    SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and Buhari got most of those votes

SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and Buhari got most of those votes

At least 13.5 million Nigerians voted manually -- without biometric accreditation -- in the 2015 presidential election, according to data from the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC).The data, obtained by DeepDive Intelligence, shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won in nine of the 10 most-affected states.Notwithstanding, the non-use of PVCs during the [...]

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    EXTRA: APGA, ADP candidates getting ‘campaign help’ from Buhari

EXTRA: APGA, ADP candidates getting ‘campaign help’ from Buhari

Ahead of the 2019 elections, there's a growing trend of finding President Muhammadu Buhari's image on campaign posters and billboards of politicians from other parties.Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is unwittingly being used to drive the campaigns of opposition parties. The president is believed to be one of the most popular politicians in the country.Some of the candidates [...]

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    Electoral bill: PDP asks national assembly to override Buhari

Electoral bill: PDP asks national assembly to override Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign Organisation (PPCO) has asked the national assembly to override President Muhammadu Buhari and pass the electoral act amendment bill.Buhari had rejected the bill for the fourth time, citing disruption to the 2019 elections as his reason.In a letter sent to the national assembly, obtained by TheCable, the president asked the lawmakers to revise some [...]

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    Again, Buhari assures Nigerians that 2019 elections will be credible

Again, Buhari assures Nigerians that 2019 elections will be credible

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will do its best to ensure that results of 2019 elections reflect the will of the people.Buhari said he understood the yearnings of Nigerians and strongly believed in the collective dream for a greater country.He said this while receiving letter of credence from Jyrki Pulkkinen, ambassador of Finland to Nigeria.The president has made the [...]

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    Buhari: l’ll no longer complain about the problems I inherited

Buhari: l’ll no longer complain about the problems I inherited

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has resolved to stop complaining about the problems his administration inherited when it came into office.Buhari said he "asked for it" by relentlessly vying for office four times before emerging president in 2015.He made the comments while speaking with a cross-section of Nigerians in Poland on the sidelines of the global summit on Climate Change.The president [...]

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    Fake news credibility and source influence

Fake news credibility and source influence

Fake news has grown in an astronomic proportion. This is a major challenge of our ever involving technological advancement. Technological advancement as we know gave rise to information overload and unhealthy competition for a desire to be top news breaker. Many care less about the source. Professional laziness is now in the increase within the fourth estate of the realm [...]

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    Buhari off to Chad for regional summit on Boko Haram

Buhari off to Chad for regional summit on Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday departed Abuja for N’Djamena, Chad, to preside over the summit of heads of states and governments of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).In a statement on Thursday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said the president will be meeting with five African presidents to review the security situation in the region and intensify efforts to curb insurgency.According [...]

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    Obasanjo’s son: No one can fault Buhari’s integrity

Obasanjo’s son: No one can fault Buhari’s integrity

Olajuwon Obasanjo, national coordinator of Buhari Youth Organisation, says no one can fault President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity.The son of the former president said this while addressing reporters in Abuja on Wednesday.He said the president stood above his peers in the administration of the nation's finances and resources."Buhari believes in promoting Nigerian youths which is the basis of forming this association [...]

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    Buhari increases salaries of police officers

Buhari increases salaries of police officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an enhanced salary structure for officers of the Nigeria police force.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the new salary structure is aimed at boosting the performance of the officers.In a statement on Monday, Shehu quoted Buhari as saying that his administration would continue to give attention to the operational needs of the force to "restore its [...]

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    Buhari meets with service chiefs over killing of soldiers

Buhari meets with service chiefs over killing of soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the service chiefs and inspector-general of police for the second time in the last few days.The meeting was over the spate of attacks on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram insurgents.Over 100 soldiers are believed to have been killed in the most recent attack in Metele, Borno state.TheCable learned from a presidency source that Buhari [...]

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    Akiolu: Obasanjo is the major problem of Nigeria today

Akiolu: Obasanjo is the major problem of Nigeria today

Rilwan Akiolu, the oba of Lagos, has accused ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of being the major problem of Nigeria.In an interview with Vanguard, the monarch said the former president was “running after” Lagos when in government, instead of focusing on the country’s investments.“The major problem of Nigeria today is former President Olusegun Obasanjo. When he was in government, he was running [...]

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    Buhari finally reacts to killing of soldiers, calls it a national tragedy

Buhari finally reacts to killing of soldiers, calls it a national tragedy

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of soldiers in Metele village, Borno, by Boko Haram insurgents.Although the army is yet to reveal the casually figure, it is estimated that no less than 100 soldiers were killed in the attacks.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, quoted Buhari as saying immediate measures are in [...]

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