‘PMB, victim of tyranny of expectations by Nigerians’ – Spokesman

Senior Special to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said Muhammadu Buhari is a victim of the tyranny of expectations by Nigerians during his eight years tenure. Shehu, who stated this yesterday during a television interview, spoke on the heels of claims that Buhari had performed below expectation. According to him, no country in the world has solved its problem 100 percent. He stated that Buhari had done his best for the country, and Nigerians would cherish him for his contribution. “President Buhari is a victim of the…

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‘Buhari’s cabinet members switching allegiance to Tinubu’ – Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President, Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, has revealed that some staff of the present administration have started to switch allegiance to the incoming government, a move he described as ‘human nature’. According to him, it is very normal for people to switch allegiance, but noted that the way with which people are switching their allegiance to the incoming administration is different from what ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, experienced. This according to Shehu was because Jonathan was patriotic. Speaking on a television programme on Wednesday…

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Alleged N89.1tr Stamp Duty Collection: Presidency defends Emefiele

…Says Kazaure’s Committee illegal The Presidency has dismissed as fake and untrue that the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, could not account for about N89.1 trillion the CBN collected as Stamp Duty charges. A member of the House of Representatives from Jigawa, Gudaji Kazaure, in a viral video, had allegedly accused the CBN governor of attempts to cover-up facts surrounding the collection of the controversial amount. He also alleged that he was deliberately being denied access to present a preliminary report of a committee set…

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APC Running Mate: “No DSS report before Buhari warning against Muslim-Muslim ticket” ― Presidency

…Says it’s a false story The Presidency has debunked an alleged advisory from the Department of State Service (DSS) spelling out the risks to national stability should persons of the same faith emerge as president and vice-president of the country in the forthcoming 2023 general elections. This followed an exclusive report published yesterday by an online news platform, claiming that the Service had noted that the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, to nominate a fellow Muslim as vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election “is…

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‘Nigeria ‘ll remain intact despite doomsday predictions’ – Presidency

The Presidency has said the dreams of Nigeria’s founding fathers for a united and prosperous nation will remain intact, despite doomsday predictions. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari,Garba Shehu, while reacting to a book by the former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, on Sunday, noted that the “dream of our founding fathers of a strong, united and prosperous Nigeria remains very much intact”. The Presidential spokesman regretted that the US policy and support towards Nigeria, including during the Buhari administration, has been…

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“U.S., Kukah responsible for Buhari’s inability to end Boko Haram” – Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has said a United States (US) National Intelligence Council paper in 2015, titled: “Mapping sub-Saharan Africa’s Future”, floated the idea that there could be a military coup in Nigeria. He said at that time this was hardly an earth-shattering prediction, given that 2005 was only six years after the return of civilian democratic rule and just over a decade since the Abacha military coup of 1993 – the final of seven coups since the country’s independence. Consequently,…

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How PDP politicians raided NNPC, carted away $20bn – Presidency

…Says under PDP, we had army of phantom soldiers whose pay went to politicians’ pockets The Presidency yesterday slammed the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), alleging that its politicians robbed the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), and stole $20 billion during their last year in power. The Presidency was reacting to the PDP governors’ criticism of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration yesterday, in which the party branded the administration as a failure. Recall that the PDP governors had met in Abia State on March 24, after which they declared that…

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Alleged Corruption: ‘Adamu others have repented’ – Garba Shehu replies PDP

The Presidency has slammed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for its latest statement on the emergence of former Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Adamu as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC). Adamu was later charged to court in 2010 by the EFCC, alongside 19 other Nasarawa State officials, with 149 counts of corruption. He was accused of embezzling N15 billion public funds. While his corruption case with the EFCC was still on, Adamu and ten other PDP senators dumped the PDP and joined the APC on January…

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Buhari returns to Abuja, reschedules London medical trip to tomorrow

Many Nigerians expressed surprise after President Buhari returned to the country yesterday, instead of heading for London as initially announced. Recall that the President, who attended the 50th Anniversary of the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya, was expected to proceed to the United Kingdom for a two-week medical check. Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, had announced the medical trip, in a statement issued earlier in the week. “From Kenya, President Buhari will proceed to London for routine medical checks that will last for a maximum of two weeks”, Adesina…

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Electoral Act: Buhari, NASS to agree on disputed clause soon – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari and National Assembly will reach an agreement on the amendment of Section 84 (12) in the recently signed Electoral Act which bars appointed political officeholders from participating in their parties’ primaries, the presidency has said. The Presidency’s position was made known in a statement signed on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled: ‘Assent into law of the electoral act 2022: Landmark moment for the nation’. Recall that the section of the Electoral Act requires political appointees, including…

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