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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Terror war: Presidency approves special funding

…directs MDAs on yearly budget provisions Worried by the rising spate of violent extremism in the country, the Presidency has approved the implementation of a national action plan to prevent and counter the menace.   Consequently, ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government have been directed to make provisions for execution of the plan in their annual budgets. National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), who disclosed that at a three-day special training workshop for MDAs and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on implementation strategy, yesterday, said three-year implementation plan…

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Why Buhari ignored nPDP –Presidency

The Presidency has explained why President Muhammadu Buhari is not ready to meet with the aggrieved members of the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP).   It stated that the decision was to show respect to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).   The nPDP leaders joined forces with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to dislodge the PDP in 2015 elections.   A reliable source yesterday told our correspondent that President Buhari had wanted due process to be followed as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the party hierarchy was…

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How govt officials stole billions from NEMA – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari

Fresh facts have emerged on how seven government officials looted public funds from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) running into billions of naira.The officials have already been suspended by the governing board of the agency and are being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Com-mission (EFCC). A top Presidency source yesterday confirmed to New Telegraph that a detailed report on how the officials misappropriated the funds has been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration. “The report submitted to the President shows the enormity of the crimes committed…

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