HOW I GOT STAMINA FOR MY RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN STILL BAFFLES ME- BUHARI

Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, reflected on the recent general elections in which he secured a second term and said it still baffles him where he got the stamina to tour the country on campaigns. The president also admonished those who called themselves leaders at various levels against putting up straight faces, especially in this period of economic travails, noting that such posture could pass a wrong message to those governed. He used his re-election campaigns to buttress his point, saying the crowd that thronged his campaign grounds…

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BUHARI TO SPEND 2BIL NAIRA ON TRAVELS

…N8.6m on books, N26.4m on newspapers By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief & Dirisu Yakubu President Muhammadu Buhari is to spend N1. 001 billion on travels this year. President Buhari The detailed 2019 budget, which he signed into law early this week, showed that the president would spend N751.296 million travelling around the world and another N250. 021 million locally. According to the budget, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will also spend N217.060 million on foreign travels and another N83. 74 million on local travels. N3.822 billion was earmarked for annual routine…

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MY TRIP TO LONDON NOT TO COMPILE MINISTERIAL LIST- BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure. The president stated this on Sunday in Abuja after a 10-day private visit to London. Buhari stated that he did not discuss the issue of the appointment of new cabinet ministers with anybody. The president said: “I didn’t discuss with anybody. So, I don’t know how they knew about it. I didn’t discuss it with anybody.’’ On possibility of introducing fresh approach in…

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BUHARI RETURNS AFTER 10-DAY PRIVATE VISIT TO UK

John Ameh, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country after his 10-day visit to the United Kingdom. The President’s aircraft touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, about 6.25pm. The Presidency, in announcing his return, seized the opportunity to lampoon some online media outfits and opposition groups it said were “irresponsible” by insinuating that Buhari went for a medical check-up. It noted that some of the groups even said Buhari had already been hospitalised in London. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,…

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PRESIDENCY MUM ABOUT BUHARI’S RETURN

Nigeria’s re-elected President Buhari Despite entreaties, the Presidency over the week shrugged prodding to be categorical, just as it kept sealed lips on the scheduled return of President Mohammadu Buhari to the country today. President Buhari embarked on a 10-day private visit to the UK on April 25, saying he would return to the country today. The President’s return, however, is being kept top secret with silence on the part of officials of the Presidency. For instance, the Presidency did not respond, yesterday, to enquiries on what level of preparations…

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BUHARI’S LONDON TRIP SHOWS HE DOESN’T REALLY CARE ABOUT NIGERIA SECURITY- TIMI FRANK

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has decried the level of insecurity in the country.Frank in a statement expressed disappointment over the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to embark on a trip to the United Kingdom (UK) when the northern part of the country was at the receiving end of armed bandits and kidnappers. Frank threw his weight behind the leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo…

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WHY FEMI FALANA SAID BUHARI SHOULD BE BARRED FROM TAKING FOREIGN TRIPS

A foremost human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has opined that the President Muhammadu Buhari and all public officials should be barred from foreign trips until the county resolves its security challenges. Falana said this on Friday while presenting a paper on press freedom in Nigeria and the rule of law. According to the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), the president and all the governors must return home to attend to the country’s security needs. What he wrote “It is high time President Buhari and all state governors who are abroad…

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BUHARI UNDER FIRE OVER INSECURITY AS REPS, PDP ASKS THE PRESIDENT TO COME HOME AND FIX THE MESS

President Muhammadu Buhari • Five kidnapped at Zamfara girls secondary school • Reps summon president, PDP seeks end to London visit • Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Arewa, M’ Belt Forum urge action Troubled by the worsening insecurity in the country, the House of Representatives yesterday summoned President Muhammadu Buhari. The legislative chamber wants Buhari to explain the measures he has put in place to restore peace. The lawmakers’ move came against the background of bandits’ attacks on Daura, the hometown of Buhari in Katsina State on Wednesday. The attacks led to the…

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SECRECY DOGS BUHARI’S STAY IN LONDON AS PRESIDENT KEEPS INDOORS

Seven days into President Muhammadu Buhari’s 10-day private visit to the United Kingdom with no public appearance of the president in Britain save for his arrival into the country in the late hours of April 25, has revived raging debates over concerns and secrecy of the president’s state of health. For nearly 170 hours in a foreign land, the president has not been seen nor heard from. As stated in the announcement by the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, who termed the holiday a private visit, everything about Buhari’s trip since…

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