Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tag "President Muhammadu Buhari"

    Ohanaeze endorses Atiku for president — after Buhari’s visit to south-east

Ohanaeze endorses Atiku for president — after Buhari’s visit to south-east

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as its choice candidate in the coming election.ImeObi Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the organisation's highest organ, announced the decision after its meeting in Enugu on Thursday.In a communique signed by Nnia Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze, the group cited the choice of Peter Obi [...]

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    Yari: Why all govs — even those in PDP — will work for Buhari’s reelection

Yari: Why all govs — even those in PDP — will work for Buhari’s reelection

Abdul’aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says the 36 state governors will work towards the successful reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.The Zamfara governor is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF).He made the comment on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of a group known as 'Forward With Buhari Grassroots Mobilisers Goodwill Ambassadors'.Yari said governors across the federation will rather [...]

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    ‘Keep quiet and retire to Ota’ — Tinubu lashes Obasanjo

‘Keep quiet and retire to Ota’ — Tinubu lashes Obasanjo

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to keep quiet and retire to his farm in Ota, Ogun state. Tinubu said this at the presidential rally which held in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital,on Monday.Speaking to a crowd of supporters that thronged Ramat Square, the location of the rally, Tinubu described [...]

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    Amaechi: Obasanjo forced me into exile yet he is comparing Buhari to Abacha

Amaechi: Obasanjo forced me into exile yet he is comparing Buhari to Abacha

Rotimi Amaechi, director general of the reelection campaign of  President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday recollected how he went into a 10-month exile in Ghana in 2006 when ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was in power.Narrating his experience, Amaechi tackled Obasanjo for saying President Muhammadu Buhari had returned Nigeria to the "Abacha era".Obasanjo said this at a press conference in Abeokuta, Ogun state, [...]

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    N’assembly sent disability bill to Buhari in December, Dogara’s spokesman counters Osinbajo

N’assembly sent disability bill to Buhari in December, Dogara’s spokesman counters Osinbajo

Turaki Hassan, spokesman of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has dismissed the claim of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo that the disability bill is yet to be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.Speaking at The Candidates, an interactive programme on the elections, Osinbajo had insinuated that the federal lawmakers were delaying passage of the bill.Kadaria Ahmed, the anchor, [...]

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    No law compels Buhari to attend debate, says Femi Adesina

No law compels Buhari to attend debate, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president never committed to attending the presidential debate.Buhari, who is presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was absent at the debate which held on Saturday.Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had withdrawn from the exercise, citing Buhari's absence.Speaking when he featured on a Channels TV programme, Adesina [...]

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    Atiku on Ganduje: Buhari is fighting opposition — not corruption

Atiku on Ganduje: Buhari is fighting opposition — not corruption

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his treatment of the corruption allegations against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state.While speaking during a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Buhari said he decided not to take any action about the issue because the state assembly has the mandate to deal with it.In a [...]

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    Absence of transparent leadership is missing link in police, says acting IGP

Absence of transparent leadership is missing link in police, says acting IGP

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), says the absence of transparent, accountable and knowledgeable leadership has been the missing link in the Nigeria police force.He said this on Wednesday while presenting a brief remark at the hand over ceremony at the force headquarters in Abuja.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari announced Adamu’s appointment as acting IGP at a ceremony in [...]

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    ‘We can’t divert $600m that doesn’t exist’ — Fashola speaks on Mambilla power project

‘We can’t divert $600m that doesn’t exist’ — Fashola speaks on Mambilla power project

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the reports that the Mambilla power project has been stalled, due to an attempt to divert funds, is not true.The $5.8 billion project, a 3,050-megawatt hydropower facility, was conceived in 1982.In a statement on Sunday, Hakeem Bello, the minister's spokesperson, said the federal government never awarded a contract for the Mambilla [...]

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    You can’t force Onnoghen out of office, Atiku tells Buhari

You can’t force Onnoghen out of office, Atiku tells Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the "attempt to force" Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), out of office has a negative meaning.He said this in response to the charges filed against Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).Ibraheem Al-Hassan, head of press and public relations unit of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, [...]

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    Oyinlola on Tinubu: Buhari is first presidential candidate ever to hire a proxy

Oyinlola on Tinubu: Buhari is first presidential candidate ever to hire a proxy

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, chairman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), says President Muhammadu Buhari should allow Bola Tinubu, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), contest the president election.Addressing journalists at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, Oyinlola said Buhari would go down in history as the first president to hire a proxy in a presidential contest.He [...]

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    Buhari vows to curb illegal tax collection, says ‘bad habits not easily dropped’

Buhari vows to curb illegal tax collection, says ‘bad habits not easily dropped’

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the federal government will look into the issue of illegal tax collections to encourage more private sector businesses to thrive in the country.The president made the pledge when he received the leadership of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers Association of Nigeria (AUFCDN) led by Ali Tahir.Buhari told the delegation that his [...]

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    Atiku accuses Buhari of using govt resources for reelection campaign

Atiku accuses Buhari of using govt resources for reelection campaign

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of lying by saying he won't allow use of state resources for campaign purposes.Abubakar has released what he described as evidence of how state resources have been used for Buhari's reelection campaign.The president on Wednesday said he would not allow the use of public funds [...]

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    Tinubu: Leave a naira in a room with Buhari, you’ll meet it when you return

Tinubu: Leave a naira in a room with Buhari, you’ll meet it when you return

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says unlike President Muhammadu Buhari, the integrity of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is questionable.The former Lagos governor said Buhari is a man of his word while Atiku sways back and forth on issues.Tinubu made the remark in a statement released by Tunde Rahman, his [...]

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    Amina Zakari’s family speaks on ties to Buhari’s sister

Amina Zakari’s family speaks on ties to Buhari’s sister

The family of Amina Zakari, a national commissioner at the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC), has explained its ties to President Muhammadu Buhari.The appointment of Zakari as head of INEC's collation centre in the forthcoming general election has generated controversy.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had alleged that she is related to the president and her position would compromise the electoral process.In [...]

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    Buhari: Corruption no longer condoned… the high and low are receiving jail terms

Buhari: Corruption no longer condoned… the high and low are receiving jail terms

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has drastically reduced the culture of corruption and acquisition of ill-gotten wealth in the country.The president said the downward slide “that the PDP took us in its 16 years of misrule" has been reversed in the last three years and six months.Buhari made the comment on Monday when he inaugurated the All Progressives Congress [...]

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