Vote only those who’d deliver, Buhari tells voters
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to come out en masse and cast their vote for the candidates they believe will deliver on promises because it is their “constitutionally guaranteed democratic rights.’’
U.S., EU decry election management in Nigeria, urge reforms
The International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) have regretted what they described as the lack of progress in election administration and conduct of political parties in Nigeria.
Presidency defends Buhari's threat to ballot snatchers
The Nigerian government Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari's threat to ballot papers snatchers should be "seen as a strong message against the long history of savagery associated with elections in the country." "Snatching ballot boxes often entails putting the lives of innocent Nigerians at risk," President Buhari's spokesman Garba Shehu said in a statement. "About…
Full text of Presidency's reply to former President Obasanjo
The sixteen-page letter the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari and released this afternoon is the last push by desperate politicians who can’t handle the President politically and have resorted to subterfuge. Our first message to the former President is that he needs a good doctor for good treatment and to…
No money for campaigns, solicit votes via SMS, President tells ministers
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday told his ministers that he will not release money from the treasury for his re-election, restating his commitment to eliminate corruption in campaign financing in the country. Speaking at the end of Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, he directed cabinet ministers to take advantage of technology to reach out to voters…
Buhari urges African soldiers with political ambition to resign
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday declared that the era of coup in Africa was gone, urging military officers with political ambition on the continent to resign or face their constitutional role.
Presidency alleges violation of peace pact by PDP
The presidency has called on the Gen. Abubakar Abdulsalami (rtd.)-led National Peace Committee to act on what it described as a violation by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of the peace accord signed by presidential candidates last December.
Buhari halts military raid on Daily Trust
The Nigerian government Sunday ordered the military to vacate the offices of Media Trust, the publishers of Daily Trust newspapers immediately. "The Federal Government has directed the military to vacate the premises of @daily_trust and the order has been complied with," presidential spokesman Garba Shehu tweeted late on Sunday. "Issues between the military and the…
A government’s blame-game strategy
A claim the other day by the presidency that the previous government of President Goodluck Jonathan was responsible for the five-month delay by President Muhammadu Buhari in appointing his ministers in 2015 is laughable and incredible.
Presidency dismisses Obasanjo’s utterances, labels ex-leader unstable
The presidency has dismissed recent remarks by erstwhile President Olusegun Obasanjo as irrelevant, urging Nigerians to treat them as such.In a statement yesterday, the Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu....