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Senator Abaribe’s call on President Buhari to resign is foolish – Presidency

Senator Abaribe’s call on President Buhari to resign is foolish – Presidency

Senator Abaribe’s call on President Buhari to resign is foolish – Garba Shehu President Buhari to resign on what basis? Just because some characters think that President Buhari should resign, then they expect him to quit. That call does not represent the opinion of the country. This is the opinion of an arm chair critic, known for making stray comments. ... Read More »

Buhari authorizes air attacks on kidnappers, bandits in Niger, Kaduna and Zamfara States forests

Buhari authorizes air attacks on kidnappers, bandits in Niger, Kaduna and Zamfara States forests

President Muhammadu Buhari has received assurances that with the harmattan dust gradually easing its hold on the skies, fighter aircraft would this week join the efforts to provide effective air attacks against bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers that have been attacking remote communities around Dogon Gona forest in Niger State. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & ... Read More »

Gas explosion: Buhari mourns death of Atomic Energy Chairman, four others

Gas explosion: Buhari mourns death of Atomic Energy Chairman, four others

  President Buhari* President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the gas explosion which led to the death of the Chairman, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Professor Simon Mallam, his son and three others at Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna on Saturday. Prof Mallam* Reacting to the incident, President Buhari in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant ... Read More »

Presidency slams Falana for ‘boarding 3rd term gossip train’

Presidency slams Falana for ‘boarding 3rd term gossip train’

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity ,Alhaji Garba Shehu has re- stated that the president has no intention of running for third term. In a press release on Monday evening, he pointedly responded to recent statement by Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana SAN. Says Shehu: “The popularly acclaimed human rights lawyer and formerly unsuccessful opposition ... Read More »

Punch newspaper and its sinister motives against Buhari, By Garba Shehu

Punch newspaper and its sinister motives against Buhari, By Garba Shehu

The reported new editorial policy of the Punch Newspapers to address President Muhammadu Buhari as Major General in his official title and refer to his government as a regime instead of administration, comes to us as totally curious and utterly incredible. The paper claimed that it is changing President Buhari’s official title to General because of his government’s alleged disregard ... Read More »

Buhari issued directive for sack of Osinbajo’s aides- Presidency

Buhari issued directive for sack of Osinbajo’s aides- Presidency

The Presidency of Friday confirmed that some aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were truly sacked.  The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement. Shehu said this was done in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, although he denied the reports of a rift between President Muhammadu Buhari ... Read More »

Buhari, Osinbajo will, together, script a glorious future for Nigeria

Buhari, Osinbajo will, together, script a glorious future for Nigeria

By Garba Shehu The Presidency wishes to confirm that there is, on-going, an unprecedented overhaul of the nation’s seat of government, arising from which a number of political appointments have either been revoked or not renewed in the Second Term. The exercise, which has been ordered by the President, is to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the ... Read More »

President Buhari’s active diplomacy is a big plus, not a problem

President Buhari’s active diplomacy is a big plus, not a problem

By Garba Shehu Roughly three years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari visited the Kingdom of Morocco. He asked King Mohammed VI to give Nigeria from their rich phosphate mineral so that fertilizer can be produced here at home for the teeming farming population. Agreement reached, President Buhari set up a Presidential Fertiliser Initiative in his office. Three years down the road, ... Read More »

Akpabio carrying out FG’s directive on NDDC IMC- Presidency

Akpabio carrying out FG’s directive on NDDC IMC- Presidency

The presidency, over the weekend endorsed the various actions carried out by the Minister Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This may have put paid to series of media attacks against the Minister and calls from some quarters for his removal. Speaking on a television program, Senior Special Assistant, to the President on ... Read More »

Major Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To Saudi Arabia

Major Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To Saudi Arabia

By Garba Shehu President Muhammadu Buhari’s four-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia came to an end on Saturday. The President participated in the Future Investment Initiative, which was christened “Davos in the Desert.” Apart from attending the summit, which had a debating format for global leaders, investors and innovators to compare notes and share ideas, President Buhari held ... Read More »

The takeaways from President Buhari’s visit to Russia, By Garba Shehu

The takeaways from President Buhari’s visit to Russia, By Garba Shehu

The takeaways from President Buhari’s visit to Russia, By Garba Shehu President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from his four-day visit to the Russian Republic extremely happy with the success of the visit, which outcome is the best response to a few skeptical audiences back home, including a toxic newspaper editorial, “Buhari, Stay On Your Job,” by the Lagos-based ... Read More »

NIGERIA’S  OPPOSITION IS MISSING, By Garba Shehu

NIGERIA’S OPPOSITION IS MISSING, By Garba Shehu

Last week, the Nigeria’s senate majority leader reintroduced anti-sexual harassment legislation to parliament, following a serious exposé by the BBC of a sex for grades scandal at the University of Lagos. The bill had been tabled before – in 2016 – but it was not passed: some members of our party, working with the opposition, then stronger in numbers than ... Read More »

Key Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To South Africa, By Garba Shehu

Key Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To South Africa, By Garba Shehu

There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey. The President, who was accompanied by Governors of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Plateau State, Simon Lalong, seven cabinet ministers, head of ... Read More »

Buhari respects the Constitution, he won’t seek third term, says Presidency

Buhari respects the Constitution, he won’t seek third term, says Presidency

STATE HOUSE STATEMENT ON PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMITS The Presidency wishes to correct internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary regarding presidential term limits, given credence by so-called support groups, staging street demonstrations asking President Muhammadu Buhari to do a third term. There are no circumstances – nor set of circumstances – under which President Buhari may seek to amend the Constitution ... Read More »

Buhari off to South Africa on Wednesday to discuss welfare of Nigerians—Presidency

Buhari off to South Africa on Wednesday to discuss welfare of Nigerians—Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Wednesday on a three-day State Visit to the Republic of South Africa, following an invitation by President Cyril Ramaphosa, to discuss welfare of Nigerians, and find common grounds for building harmonious relations with their hosts. This was disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the ... Read More »

Buhari loses ‘Commander’ who served him for 30 years

Buhari loses ‘Commander’ who served him for 30 years

The Presidency has announced the death of a staff, nicknamed ‘ Commander’ who served President Muhammadu Buhari and his family for over 30 years. The death was announced on Tuesday by Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) who stated in a press statement that : “President Muhammadu Buhari mourns the passing of a loyal and ... Read More »

Breaking: No Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday- Presidency

POSTPONEMENT OF FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (FEC) MEETING The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will not take place on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. This is due to the fact that all the memos earlier submitted to the Council for consideration have been returned to the various Ministries. This action will allow Ministers who were recently sworn in have their inputs in ... Read More »

The days of coups are over, Presidency tells those calling for revolution

  *Garba Shehu* STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE ELECTIONS MORE APPROPRIATE FOR CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT, NOT “REVOLUTION’’ – PRESIDENCY TELLS GROUP Following calls circulating on social and digital media, an organisation that calls itself the “Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria” plans a “revolution” march tomorrow, Monday 5th August, with the aim of bringing “regime change” in Nigeria without ... Read More »

Special Features- Ten Years Of Boko Haram: This Is How Far The Buhari Administration Has Come, By Garba Shehu

  *Garba Shehu* The position of the Nigerian government is that the Boko Haram terrorism has been degraded and defeated. The real Boko Haram we know is defeated. What we have now is a mixture of remnants of the Boko Haram, fugitive criminals and the Islam in Maghreb together with West African terrorists bonding together. This is a fall out ... Read More »

Street protests against Buhari won’t ensure freedom for El Zakzaky, Presidency tells Shiites

Street protests against Buhari won’t ensure freedom for El Zakzaky, Presidency tells Shiites

  The Presidency has said street protects and rallies by the Ibrahim El-Zakzaky Shiite group members will not lead to freedom for their detained leader. “These rallies and street dances ostensibly to openly insult the President and other leaders, threatening bloodshed will lead nowhere because President Buhari will not ask the country’s judiciary to abandon due process and set a ... Read More »