Medical trip: Presidency says Yemi Osinbajo can act as president after 21 days

The Presidency has explained the circumstances under which Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would act as president following President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the UK. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina,  while disclosing the role the VP will play while Buhari is away in the UK during an interview on a television programme, said the Constitution empowers Yemi Osinbajo to act as president if Buhari is not back to the country within 21 days. The aide also dismissed the suggestion that Buhari’s trip abroad has created a power…

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Presidency, UNICEF to inaugurate expanded schemes for Nigerian youths

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency will inaugurate an intervention effort for young Nigerians. Named ‘Generation Unlimited’, (GenU), the collaboration between the Federal Government and UNICEF will be inaugurated on July 26. It is aimed at urgently supporting expanded education, training and employment opportunities for young people aged 10 years to 24 years on an unprecedented scale. The collaboration is a global multi-sector partnership that was initially launched in September 2018, in collaboration with over 200 partners. It has reached, to date, more than 100 million…

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Non-existing office of Buhari’s Chief Economic Adviser allegedly gets N573m in 5 yrs – Report

The Office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the President, (OCEAP), got approval for the sum of N573.45 million as capital allocations in the last five years without a clear identity of presidential appointee answerable to the fund’s utilisation, an investigate finding by the ICIR have shown. From the above N573.45 million capital budgets, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) under the Federal Ministry of Finance, released a total sum of N114.97 million (N114,971,989) to the contentious office for its operations. This literally excludes N12.1 million…

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Presidency replies Niger Delta Avengers, says threats unnecessary

The Presidency has frowned at threats by a group, Niger Delta Avengers, to bomb nation’s oil installations unless their demands including restructuring of the federation were met by the Federal Government within 90 days. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, condemned the threats in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. He noted that the media was on Sunday awash with reports on the threats and demands by the group to embark on economic sabotage through bombing of critical oil and gas installations unless…

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Burning INEC offices, police stations won’t stop 2023 elections – Presidency

…As INEC boss says it recorded 11 attacks on its facilities in 2021, 41 within 2yrs The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,has stated that his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari is not interested in running for a third term in 2023. The Presidential aide stated this yesterday while featuring on a TV programme. Shehu also said the burning of police stations and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), won’t stop the 2023 general elections. He said, “It is very disturbing that INEC…

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Presidency reveals alleged plot to ‘overthrow’ Buhari’s govt.

The Presidency has said that there is unimpeachable evidence showing that those it describes as some disruptive elements are now recruiting the leadership of some ethnic groups and politicians around the country intending to forcefully remove President Muhammadu Buhari from office. The Presidency, in a statement made available to newsmen by the President Spokesman, Garba Shehu, said that the said individuals are “convening some sort of conference, where a vote of no confidence would be passed on the President, thus throwing the land into further turmoil”. The Presidency was responding…

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Mbaka admits discussing contract with Buhari

The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry (AMEN), Father Ejike Mbaka, has admitted meeting President Muhammadu Buhari with three persons over a contract that has become controversial. Although the Catholic priest denied meeting the president for any personal gain, he admitted during his sermon on Sunday that the deal in question was a “contract of securing the country”. He also said the meeting was during Buhari’s first term when he went to “hand over” three white men he never knew but who said “they had the platform to end insecurity…

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“Mbaka wanted contracts for supporting Buhari but was rebuffed”, Garba Shehu reveals

The Presidency yesterday said the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry (AMEN), Father Ejike Mbaka, once brought three contractors to President Muhammadu Buhari but was rebuffed. This, according to the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, was behind Mbaka’s call on Buhari to resign over the worsening insecurity in the country. In a statement released yesterday, titled: “Father Mbaka is everything apart form what he claims to be”, Shehu said an “outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father…

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“Nobody can intimidate, bully Buhari to break Nigeria”, Says Garba Shehu

The Presidency says secession agitators in the southern part of the country cannot intimidate President Muhamadu Buhari to dance to their tunes. The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, said this at the media interactive session of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Professional Forum. It also stated that the President will not pay those demanding dissolution of the country in order to end their agitations. According to the Presidency, calls for secession have always been used to force the previous governments into paying agitators to…

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Insecurity: Presidency reveals ‘shocking’ findings about Boko Haram, bandits’ sponsors

…Says “details will surprise many Nigerians” The Federal Government has made a shocking discovery of sponsors of Boko Haram and bandits, the Presidency has revealed. The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, who disclosed this during a television prigramme yesterday, restated the claim that a link between kidnapping for ransom, banditry and Boko Haram sponsorship had been established. He said these sponsors, include some Bureau de Change, (BDC), operators with contacts abroad. According to him, there is evidence that money is being sent from United Arab Emirates…

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