Tagged: Buhari

#2019Debate: What Charlyboy said about the absence of Buhari, Atiku

Nigerian singer/songwriter, television presenter, publisher, producer and one of Nigeria’s most controversial entertainers Charly Boy, born Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, (also spelt Charlie Boy and known as CB, His Royal Punkness, and Area Fada), expressed his views about the 2019 presidential debate which witnessed the absence of leading candidates, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). While both Atiku and Buhari had in separate statements explained why they shunned the debate, Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)...

You’re a coward and I’ll teach you a lesson – Buhari replies Obasanjo

President Buhari who replied the 16-page open letter written by Olusegun Obasanjo, described the former President as coward and further threatened to teach him a lesson he will never forget. Buhari who replied Obasanjo in a statement titled ‘Get Well Soon’, accused the former President of handpicking his candidates against all known rules of the party that got him into power. It was further claimed that the former President, has never allowed any succeeding leader of the country function freely. The statement reads in full; PRESIDENCY TO OBASANJO: GET WELL SOON The sixteen-page letter the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,...

3,850 APC loyalists dump party for PDP in Yobe

About 3850 All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains and stalwarts from Yobe south have shifted their loyalty to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The defectors were drawn from Potiskum, Fika, Nangere and Fune Local Government Areas that formed Yobe south senatorial district. Receiving the new entrants at the flag off of his re-election campaign in Potiskum town yesterday, Sunday, Senator representing Yobe south senatorial district, Mohammed Hassan congratulated them for taking such a wise and bold move. He assured them of equal treatment while charging them to work hard alongside other members to ensure that the party emerges victorious in all...

2019 elections: Nothing good will ever come out of Buhari govt – Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said nothing good will ever come out of President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, if reelected in next month’s presidential election. He also described the administration of President Buhari as the worst Federal Government ever in the country’s history. Wike, who spoke yesterday during a mobilisation meeting at Unit 7, Ward 9 of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, said Nigerians had suffered beyond measure under the Buhari administration. The governor maintained that Nigerians should not expect any good from the Federal Government, which he said had been fighting everyone. He said that the current administration had...

President Buhari woos Oke Ogun with poly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday wooed the voters in Oke Ogun, comprising 10 local governments in Oyo State, with a promise of establishing a federal polytechnic in the area if elected president for a second term. Represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in Saki, Buhari promised the monarchs of the Oke-Ogun area a federal polytechnic should the All Progressive Congress be given the opportunity to continue its governance after the 2019 presidential election. Osinbajo also visited Igbeti and Kishi where he presented the state APC governorship candidate, Mr Bayo Adelabu, to the people and solicited their votes for him. He said,...

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has asked Nigerians to be wary of a former President who pretends to be the conscience of the nation. Soyinka said this in Abuja on Wednesday at a symposium on fake news organised by BBC News. The playwright, who was a panellist at the event tagged, ‘Nigeria 2019: Countering Fake News,’ urged the traditional media not to act like the electronic media by spreading unfounded allegations. Reflecting on the effect of fake news ahead of next month’s elections, Soyinka asked Nigerians to be wary of a former President who pretends to be the conscience of...

New Year: Be positive about 2019 – Okorocha tells Nigerians

The Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has urged Nigerians to be positive about the new year. Okorocha said year 2019 “will favour the country and her people more than 2018″. He stated this in a New Year message, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Samuel Onwuemeodo, on Tuesday. Okorocha said, “No nation grows with the citizenry being negative about the progress of such a nation.” He said Nigerians should see light at the end of the tunnel over the nation’s politics, economy, unity and development. Okorocha insisted that 2018 was not a bad year, when properly scrutinized....

Prophet Owolabi hints winner of Buhari, Atiku presidential contest

A renowned cleric, Prophet Christopher Owolabi, on Tuesday, predicted that the tenure of the present administration under President Muhammadu Buhari would extend beyond 2019. Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will slug it out with Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) next month. NAN reports that Owolabi, General Overseer Christ Apostolic Church Ori-Oke, Irapada, Omu-Aran, made the prediction during the Church’s crossover night service tagged: “Seeking for Nigeria’s Democratic Sustenance Beyond 2019” in Omu-Aran, Kwara. The cleric told the gathering that the prediction was not borne out of any personal or political interest whatsoever, but God’s divine...

Atiku blames Buhari for herdsmen killings

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday said killings by herdsmen would continue in the country, unless President Muhammadu Buhari is voted out of office in 2019. Atiku said this while reacting to Amnesty International’s report on herdsmen/farmers’ clashes, which indicted the Federal Government for failing to stop the killing of 3,641 Nigerians by herdsmen in the last three years. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, the former Vice-President described the Presidency’s response to the report as “tepid.” “Unless Nigerians vote out the All Progressives Congress administration, killings...

Buhari Presents 2019 Budget Proposal To National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2019 budget proposal to the National Assembly amid cheers and jeers. The president  proposed N8.83 trillion budget for 2019 to the joint session of the House. Wednesday’s budget presentation is markedly different from previous ones as it started with a rowdy session and the President’s speech is being repeatedly interrupted by cheers and jears. It all started with his arrival. As the President, who arrived at the National assembly around 12:40 pm, walked into the chamber, he was received with both cheers and jeers. While his supporters praised him, opposition lawmakers booed him and...