Presidency: Coronavirus not a death sentence

…says Villa on partial lockdown …adds no ban on media coverage   The Presidency has cautioned the people against panic at the face of the ravaging Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, saying testing positive is not a death sentence. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in an interaction with newsmen at the Presidential Villa yesterday, gave the assurance that all those who tested positive to the deadly Coronavirus would receive adequate medical attention. Adesina, who cited the recovery of the Italian who was the index case…

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…attends Sall’s inauguration in Dakar

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday departed Abuja for Dakar, Senegal, to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, following his re-election for a second term. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement, said the visit was on the invitation of his host. Buhari, who was invited in his capacity as President and Chairman of ECOWAS would be special guest of honour at the ceremony to be attended by other African leaders at the Diamniadio Exhibition Centre today. President Buhari would be accompanied…

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Blaming Gadaffi: Femi Adesina claims Nigerians twisted Buhari’s words

Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s comments on former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, on the killings by herdsmen in Nigeria were misinterpreted to score cheap political goals. Mr Buhari had on Wednesday in London told Archbishop Justin Welby that the farmers/herdsmen clashes were made worse by the influx of armed gunmen from the Sahel region in Nigeria and other parts of West African sub-region. The president was quoted at the meeting as saying: “The problem is even older than us. It has always been there, but…

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Benue Killings: Femi Adesina should apologize to Nigerians

As 73 Benue indigenes murdered by suspected Fulani herdsmen were buried, chairman of the House of Representatives committee on airforce, Hon. Samson Okwu (PDP, Benue) has asked the special adviser on media and publicity to the president, Femi Adesina to apologise to Nigerians for saying more people were killed under the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Okwu, representing Oju/Obi federal constituency of the state, who spoke in Abuja said the unending killings were as a result of failure of the Buhari administration. “I think it is a statement of failure, especially at…

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VIDEO: 756 killed by herdsmen in two years under Jonathan – Presidency

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, says it is “very unkind” to say attacks by herdsmen are rampant because President Muhammadu Buhari is Fulani. He said the issue between herdsmen and locals had been existing long before Buhari became president. According to Adesina, between 2013 and May 2015 when Goodluck Jonathan was president, 756 people were killed in herdsmen attacks. He said the issue is “pure criminality” and has nothing to do with the tribe of the incumbent president. In a video posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday, the special adviser to the…

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Fraudster impersonates Femi Adesina, jailed eight years

  Justice Z. B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court Kano, yesterday sentenced a fraudster, Mr. Christian Efe Oyovweyho, to eight years imprisonment for posing as the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. Oyovweyho was also charged, arraigned and sentenced for attempting to defraud a professor while posing as Adesina. The convict attempted to dupe Professor Dalhatu Mohammed Galadanci of the Bayero University Kano, of N300,000 for a non-existent appointment in the Presidency. The convict was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission…

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I don’t know who ordered Maina’s reinstatement – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, a presidential spokesman, says he is not in the know if President Muhammadu Buhari was involved in the reinstatement of Abdulrashed Maina. Maina, ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), who had been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of fraud, was reinstated into the civil service under controversial circumstances. Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the civil service of the federation, had in a leaked memo, claimed that she informed and warned the president about the reinstatement of Maina. But speaking in an interview with…

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Nobody can force Buhari to do anything – Femi Adesina

 Th Special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, says nobody can pressure his principal into doing anything. Adesina said this while reacting to insinuations that Buhari was forced to move against Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation.   Adesina said those insinuating that Buhari acted as a result of pressure do not know the president. “Anybody who knows this president will know that he’s a man that takes his time but when he makes up his mind, he makes it up real good,”…

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Restructuring: Buhari won’t allow Nigeria to be fragmented -Adesina

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media, Mr Femi Adeshina has explained that on no account will President Muhammadu Buhari will not allow Nigeria to break up under his watch. He said the President is not opposed to restructuring that will deepen the nation’s unity but that aimed at fragmenting it. Speaking at the 5th-anniversary lecture of News Express, an online newspaper, in Lagos, Mr. Adesina added that power devolution could well be the next agenda for the President, stressing that it is a major point in the…

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Only doctors will decide my return date – Buhari insists

President Muhammadu Buhari again on Saturday, August 12 said only his doctors would decide when he would return to Nigeria. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke at the Abuja House, London, United Kingdom, when he received his members of his media team led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Buhari who has been receiving medical attention in the British capital since May 7 was reported to have told the team that visited him that…

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