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

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Buhari Should Not Tamper With Press Freedom Again By Terfa Naswem

During Muhammadu Buhari’s military regime, he attempted to stifle criticism. Journalists were harassed, and many critics were arrested. The government of Buhari made no pretence of its intention to censor the media. In an interview with SUNDAY CONCORD, Buhari was explicit that he would tamper with freedom of the press. According to THE COMMUNICATOR (1985), he was reported to have been particularly irked by the role the press played in the N2.3 billion oil money controversy when he was the Minister of Petroleum Resources. Shortly after, his administration enacted the Public Officers Protection Against False Accusation Decree No.4, by 1984.

Monday, 23 January 2017

I’m proud of you, President Buhari tells Nigerian Media

President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the Nigerian media for performing its duties diligently. The President, who made his position known on his Twitter handle, @MBuhari, on Sunday in London, said he was always in touch with news from home. President Buhari, whose picture was also posted in the tweet, specifically named Channels TV as one of his favorite Television stations. He said: “Wherever I am, I keep up with news from home. Channels TV is one of my favorites. I’m proud of what the Nigerian media are achieving.’’ The post has, therefore, dispelled the insinuation about the President’s health conditions. 

The Presidential spokespersons on Saturday night in Abuja described as ”evil rumours” the social media reports on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health conditions. Meanwhile, many Nigerians have taken to twitter and Facebook to castigate the mischief makers. One of the post on Acebook said: “Godly for mouth, devilish at heart…how on earth could anyone use death as a mischief tool? It is only God the almighty that giveth life and HE alone has the power to taketh same life.” “For those spreading wicked and evil rumour about death of a soul, they should know that; they themselves don’t know when, where and in which circumstances they will perish. “They can wish PMB death thousand times and have fun; the same God that created them from drop of sperm to their miserable state is watching them. Long live Nigeria and good Nigerian people, long live PMB!” President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja for the United Kingdom on Thursday on a short leave, which is part of his annual vacation. He is expected to resume work on Feb. 6, 2017.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Buhari to meet Biya over Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to neighbouring Cameroon tomorrow to consult with his counterpart Paul Biya on Boko Haram’s insurgency, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina has said.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Unemployed, Poor Nigerians To Get N5000 Monthly – FG

The Buhari Administration at the weekend declared that there are ongoing plans to implement one of its striking campaign promises that it will pay N5000 each to the poorest Nigerians across the country.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Buhari bars AIT from covering his activities

President-elect ‎Muhammadu Buhari has barred the African Independent Television (AIT) from covering his activities, citing issues of “ethics and standard” that need to be sorted out with the broadcast medium.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Forgive, be your brothers’ keeper, Buhari tells Nigerians

President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of the Easter season to forgive those who might have wronged them during the electioneering period and come together as brothers and sisters to rebuild Nigeria.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Presidency: ‘Why the North should wait till 2019′

Chief Tom Ikimi, the National Chairman of the Third Republic National Republican Convention (NRC), was part of the process that gave birth to the opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC), but now in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview, Ikimi speaks on his exit from the APC.

Buhari does not meet the North’s leadership criteria - Sen Adeyemi

Senator Smart Adeyemi is Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory and represents Kogi South in the parliament. In this interview, he says it is not yet the turn of the North to produce the President.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

I’ll Deepen Democracy In Nigeria- Buhari

Presidential candidate of the APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his in coming administration will deepen the tenets of democracy and subject himself to the rule of law. He gave the promise today in Abuja at an interactive session with leaders and members of the Nigerian Press Organisation, NPO.

Buhari, Osinbajo’s wives attacked in Ilorin, 10 vehicles vandalised

The hoodlums vandalised about 10 vehicles during the attack.
State chairman of the party, Alhaji Ishola Balogun Fulani, said this at a press conference last night in Ilorin and fingered a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Buhari is Nigeria’s Mandela —Okorocha


 IMO State Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has likened the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) to late Dr. Nelson Mandela of South Africa and urged Nigerians to give him the mandate to steer and stabilise the ship of state.

Monday, 16 March 2015

PDP, APC: Your promises are vague


During the student union election in 1979/80 at the University of Benin, Mr. S.A. Tella, now a professor of Economic and Statistics department taught the university community how sacred facts and effective statistics can be used for electioneering campaign.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Day Owerri Bishop preached his ideology to Buhari

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Governors Rochas Okorocha and Rotimi Amaechi of Imo and Rivers States, as well as formers governors of Lagos, Anambra and Abia States, Bola Tinubu, Dr. Chris Ngige and Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, were recently in Owerri on campaign.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

How Buhari Humiliated Awolowo - Chief Ebenezer Babatope, 14th January 2007

Papa Awolowo was asked by inquisitive Nigerian journalists about his impressions on the Buhari military regime, a few days after the coup, Papa had replied "the omens are still bad" 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Buhari in dilemma over running mate

All Progressives Cong-ress, APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is in a dilemma over the choice of a running mate for the forthcoming presidential contest. Buhari’s dilemma was said to have been accentuated by the rise in his ratings after the largely successful convention which has raised the prospects of a possible APC led Federal Government thus attracting many more interests into the choice of a running mate.

Basking in the euphoria of a largely successful nomination convention, party elders, hours after the convention Thursday night, went into a meeting in an undisclosed location in Victoria Island, Lagos with the issue top on the agenda. Buhari, it was learnt, was at the meeting but no conclusion was arrived at.

Buhari concedes VP slot to Tinubu

Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has conceded the picking of his running mate to Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party, TheCable can report.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

OPINION POLL: Who will emerge APC presidential candidate?

Thousands of delegates from across Nigeria converge on Lagos this week, as the main opposition party chooses its candidate to run for president in next year’s elections.

2015: Buhari upbeat about defeating Jonathan if INEC conducts credible election

Former Head of State and a frontrunner for the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential ticket, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has expressed confidence in defeating President Goodluck Jonathan in next year’s election if only the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would make the election free and fair. He however added that his emergence would also depend on the choice of Nigerians.

The presidential aspirant, who also maintained that he is qualified to contest, spoke in an interview with Sunday Sun where he insisted that he had won past presidential elections he participated in and blamed his seeming defeats on the way the elections were conducted, saying he has been getting it right.

His words, “For example, look at what happened in the Supreme Court in 2007. There were three justices of the Supreme Court who presided over the appeal from the Court of Appeal. And the justices, three of them, said there should be another election because the election was not conducted according to law. Three justices said well, there were flaws in the election, but all the same, the ruling party has won. And then, the Chief Justice, decided to cast his vote with the three justices that said that yes, there were flaws, but all the same, the ruling party could have won. So, if the Supreme Court justices can be split, that means the election was controversial.

“We gave the evidence and the decision of the three justices that annulled the election arose from the facts. We collated them from the field and got them. That shows the contradiction with the Electoral Act. And that was why they annulled the election. The justices were led by retired Justice Oguntande; himself and the previous Chief Justice, Muktar, and one justice from Delta State,” he said.

Reacting to calls for him to step down for a much younger aspirant, Buhari referred to the Constitution and the Electoral Act which did not put an age limit for anybody seeking elective office even when they stipulated that such a person must be 18 years and above.

However, he jokingly told those insisting that he steps down for a younger person to go ahead and vote for whoever they consider to belong to the younger generation.

Source: DailyPost

Monday, 1 December 2014

Terror war: I’m against Jonathan move to borrow $1bn – Buhari

KANO – Former Head of a military junta, and leading presidential hopeful of All Progressive Congress [APC], General Muhammadu Buhari has kicked against moves by President Goodluck Jonathan to borrow $1 billion Dollars to prosrcute insurgents in the north east.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Tinubu’s camp lines up three men for Buhari’s running mate

Associates of All Progressives Congress, APC leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu are lining up three possible running mates for Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) should the former head of state prevail in the forthcoming presidential nomination convention of the party.