Showing posts with label Buhari. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Buhari. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Why Buhari Must Work With Blders, By Maitama Sule

Elder statesman and Nigeria’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Alhaji Maitama Sule has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to work with the nation’s elders to achieve the needed change in his government.

Sule gave the advice in Abuja at the inaugural ceremony and the international conference of the African Society for Ageing Research and Development on Ageing, organised by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in collaboration with World Health Organisation, (WHO)
The theme was: “New Realities of Ageing in Africa: Implications for Research and Policy”.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Buhari Should Prosecute And Jail Corrupt Persons – Edwin Clark

Elder statesman and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark has declared his support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption and terror. Clark, who was a minister of information made the declaration while receiving members of the Think Nigeria First Initiative (TNFI) in Abuja.

While condemning the activities of the insurgent group, he said that “Boko Haram is a problem for all of us Nigerians and we must all fight it together.”

Monday, October 5, 2015

African Leadership: Nigeria Stumbles On As South Africa Stalls

President Buhari of Nigeria has finally named his cabinet. He was either slow, or he was very choosy, or he couldn’t find enough honest people. Certainly his 55th national anniversary speech was full of references to “lawless habits”, with particular reference to public officials.
Bold though that speech was, Buhari still has much to do – and he may not have the dependable and powerful army he needs to do it.
The anniversary was followed by bomb attacks on the capital, Abuja. Meanwhile senior military figures were involved both in starting and ending the coup in Burkina Faso. The army sided with the civilian administration and helped deliver the surrender of troops from the mutinous Presidential Guard.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

PhotoNews: President Buhari visits Abuja bomb blast victims, pays bill of girl shot by armed robbers

See more pics bellow.

US to give Buhari $2.3bn to eradicate poverty in Nigeria

Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed in a statement on Sunday that the Federal Government has signed a $2.3bn assistance agreement aimed at fighting extreme poverty with the United States Agency for International Development, USAID.

Akande said the agreement would help the Nigerian Government combat extreme poverty in the nation over the next five years.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I can be successfully impeached if I interfere - Pres. Buhari speaks on Saraki's Trial

President Buhari says he will not be interfering in the trial of the senate president Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal as he could be successfully impeached if he does so. According to him, the Nigerian constitution does not permit interference between the three arms of government, that is the Legislature, Judiciary and the Executive.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Military action alone can’t defeat war on terror- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement delivered on Tuesday at the Global Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism organised by President Barack Obama on the sideline of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York said military action alone would never be enough to end terrorism and extremism around the globe.

He said good governance, transparency, accountability and rule of law, are some of the best ways to start the process of ridding the world of terrorism.
He said while Nigeria acknowledges the efforts by the UN and the international community to tackle ISIS, a lot more needs to be done.
He said:

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Photos of Buhari addressing the UN General Assembly

President Buhari addressed the UN General Assembly and spoke on the topic "Strengthening The Means of Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Ensuring an AIDS-free Generation By 2030 Through The Elimination Of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV. A Dual Imperative For Nigeria". Continue to see more photos + full text of President Buhari's address..

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Buhari leaves for New York on Thursday for discussion on terrorism and security with World leaders

Press statement from the presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria for New York on Thursday for a series of meetings and interactions with notable world leaders within and on the sidelines of the main events of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. On the agenda of President Buhari's talks, deliberations and interactions with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, President Barack Obama of the United States, President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain,

Friday, September 18, 2015

Buhari cancels visit to Cross River for groundbreaking of 260km highway

According to a NAN report, the proposed visit of President Buhari to Cross River State for the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 260km superhighway has been cancelled. A statement by Christian Ita, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River, on Thursday, confirmed the cancellation.

It stated that the decision to postpone the ceremony was communicated to the governor in a letter signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Looters Will See Hell Soon - Buhari

‘Appointment of ministers in Sept stands’
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday vowed that plunderers of the nation’s treasury would see hell in days to come.

A statement issued by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina on the president’s first 100 days in office promised what he called “lethal” shots at those “who bled our treasury to the point of death.”
“Some people say the sheriff [Buhari] did not hit the ground running, as he is yet to constitute his cabinet in 100 days. And I usually ask such people: when you hit the ground, and you land in mud, how do you begin to run immediately? You can only sink deeper, if you attempt to run. The thing to do is to first clear the mud, till you get to terra firma, and then you can begin to run.
“President Buhari has spent time trying to clean the Augean stables he inherited.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Consider South East in your appointments - Okorocha appeals to Buhari

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha has appealed to President Buhari to consider the people of the South East in his appointments. According to Vanguard, Governor Okorocha made the appeal during a meeting with selected stakeholders in the state over the weekend

"What I can only do is to continue to appeal to the president to consider the South-East in his appointments. And as far as I am concerned, the president had executed what the office empowers him to do, and it is believed that he did that in the best interest of the nation.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Buhari Appoints SGF, Chief Of Staff, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following appointments:
Babachir David Lawal – Secretary to the Government of the Federation
Abba Kyari – Chief of Staff to the President
Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service
Kure Martin Abeshi – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service
Senator Ita S.J. Enang – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate)
Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Buhari Registers For National Identity Card (photo)

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Tuesday in Abuja registered by officials of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to enable him to obtain his national identity card.

Fielding questions from State House correspondents after his registration inside the Presidential Villa, Buhari said the exercise would confirm the country’s population, especially of those aged 18 years and above.

Friday, August 21, 2015

President Buhari: The Dangers Of One-man-show - The Nation

Perversive aura of power We must not grant President Muhammadu Buhari too much comfort. We cannot afford to blink or take our eyes off the ball. Not anymore; not after all the tormenting disappointments that have emanated from that Aso Rock Presidential Villa since 1999. Why should a President Olusegun Obasanjo have failed so woefully having rode into the scene with cognate experience none else in Nigeria’s history had? Yet he managed to set us back many years. Did we not think that President Goodluck Jonathan brandishing a PhD, and all that shoelessness, was indeed a breath of fresh air? But he fouled our air so much we are still choking.

Buhari’s Integrity Increases Power Supply, Says APC: Punch

The integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari has led to the seeming stability in power generation and has also ensured an increase in its supply, the All Progressives Congress has said.

It also stated that without adequate improvement in power supply, the President may not be able to fulfil most of his campaign promises.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Buhari Orders IG To Reduce Policemen Attached To Dignitaries

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday directed the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, to prune down the number of policemen attached to dignitaries across the country.

He also directed the police boss to redeploy all policemen withdrawn from that role to regular police duties.

A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, quoted the President as speaking during a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Police Affairs and the Police Service Commission in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Adesina also said the President warned that that he would not tolerate any irregularities or extortion of money from unemployed Nigerians in the coming recruitment into the police.

He said applicants having to pay bribes before being accepted into the police in the past was totally unacceptable.

The President told the officials that those in charge of recruitment and training in the Police must be above board and eschew every form of extortion and underhand dealing.

Buhari Meets Dikko Abdullahi, Outgoing Customs Boss After Resignation (Photos)

The outgoing Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Dikko Abdullahi, who resigned on Monday (yesterday) after six years on the seat met with being greeted by president Buhari during a farewell visit at the presidential villa on Tuesday...The president thanked him for his years of service.... Mr. Abdullahi’s bowed out amidst rousing farewell at the agency's headquarters on Tuesday just after he witnessed the commissioning of a Customs hospital by governor Nasir El Rufai in Karu, Abuja.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Nigerians are Nigeria’s worst enemy: See how Buhari’s no-nonsense reputation grabs credit

Tunde Fagbenle
I’m not alone in observing the sudden and dramatic upswing in power supply in the country in the last few weeks, precisely since (retired General) Muhammadu Buhari took over the reins of power as Nigeria’s President. Many Nigerians have equally noted this ‘phenomenon’ especially in the social media and in group talks. It is the talk in homes; it is the talk in schools; it is the talk in the marketplace.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Be Patient With Buhari, Northern Elders Urge Nigerians

LAGOS—Following concerns expressed across the country on the seeming slow pace of the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, northern elders have urged Nigerians to be patient with the president.