Buhari’s foreign trip: President didn’t undermine VP – Presidency

From Chukwu David, Abuja The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trip, without authorizing the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, to function as acting President did not in anyway amount to an infringement of the Constitution. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, who declared this on Wednesday in Abuja, also said that Buhari’s action did not negate or undermine the office of the Vice President. In a press briefing at the nation’s political capital, Omoworare clarified that traveling by President…

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Presidency: Why Buhari is visiting S’Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Wednesday for a three-day state visit to the Republic of South Africa, following an invitation by President Cyril Ramaphosa, to discuss the welfare of Nigerians. The visit comes against the background of recent xenophobic attacks, the evacuation of hundreds of Nigerians and the exchange of visits by Special Envoys of Presidents Buhari and Ramaphosa. A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday, said the two African leaders would find common grounds for building…

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Presidency seeks enforcement of law to curb abuse of social media

The Presidency has called for strict enforcement of law by security agents to curb abuse of social media. Mrs Lauretta Onochie, the Personal Assistant to President on Social Media made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. She said that the challenge in the country was that the laws were not being enforced by the appropriate authorities, adding that the country had the necessary laws to guide what was being published and spoken online. “Our laws are not being enforced; we…

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I’m actively considering presidency – Saraki

Bukola Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has been quoted as saying that he is actively considering running for the presidency in the 2019 elections. Mr Saraki said he has been consulting and actively considering it. According to Bloomberg, a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, Saraki spoke with it during an interview at his residence in Abuja. See the report: Nigerian Senate Head Says He’s Considering Running for President

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2019: I’m under heavy pressure to run for Presidency- Tambuwal

Tambuwal

Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has disclosed that he has been under tremendous pressure to join the presidential race for the 2019 elections. He told thousands of youths and students who stormed the Governor’s office in Sokoto to show appreciation on the involvement of youths in his administration that he was still making consultation because of his belief that leadership is a collective responsibility. He said:” I’ve been under intense pressure from various quarters in Nigeria including leaders of the country and friends of Nigeria outside the country…

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Presidency offering senators $1M to impeach Saraki, Ekweremadu – PDP

Saraki and Ekweremadu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Federal Government of bribing senators with $1 million (about (360) each to impeach the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. The party further alleged that an unnamed head of security agency is the arrowhead of the impeachment plot, which it said, involved forceful reopening of the senate chambers contrary to section 12 of the Senate Standing Rules. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, at a press conference warned that such action is likely to throw the…

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Saraki’s invitation: Nigeria’s law not for poor alone –Presidency

Saraki

The Presidency has frowned at what it described as “orchestrated campaigns against President Muhammadu Buhari” whenever a Very Important Person is invited by the law enforcement agencies in the discharge of their legitimate duties. The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday said “the law of the land is intended for all, not for the poor or those at the lowest rungs of the social ladder.’’ The presidential aide was reacting to various comments by VIPs and other Nigerians over the invitation…

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I Will Laugh Last, Fayose tells Presidency

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose has told the presidency not to rejoice yet, as he will have the last laugh. Fayose asked Buhari to bury his head in shame for using the police, army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and INEC to snatch the mandate given to Olusola and deliver it to Fayemi “whom Ekiti people rejected.” Fayose in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said Buhari had demonstrated truly that he was not a Democrat, but a dictator and fascist per excellence. “I…

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Fayose is a street-type thug – Presidency

Ayodele Fayose

The Presidency has described the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, as “street-type thug”. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement titled “Fayose: In The End, A High-Powered Nothing,” made available to journalists. He was reacting to the election which was won by the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Shehu said the people of the state, with the result, have spoken against Fayose who he said told them that the governorship election was a…

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Budget 2018: Presidency, N/Assembly guilty of flouting rules –CSJ

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) yesterday carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly on the delay in the passage and assenting to the 2018 budget, describing the situation as a recurring decimal that had its roots in lawlessness on the part of both arms of government. In a reaction to the verbal war between the Presidency and National Assembly following the signing of the budget into law, CSJ said both arms were guilty of not adhering to the timelines set by the Fiscal Responsibility Act on the preparation…

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