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‘Buhari Very Strict On Money Issues’

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OSINBAJO-AISHA BUHARIVice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that when it comes to money matters, President Muhammadu Buhari is very strict.
Osinbajo made this disclosure yesterday at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja during the presentation of “The Essentials of Beauty Therapy”, a book written by the wife of the president, Hajiya Aisha Buhari.

The vice president told the author not to expect large donations from him and the president as they were still on half salaries.

Osinbajo, who noted that he represented Buhari at the event, said he (the vice president) was pleased to be associated with the presentation of the book.

“The president and I are on half salaries. The president is very strict on money issues. So, don’t expect me to make a large donation”, he said.

The vice president noted that the day coincided with the commemoration of the second anniversary of the abduction of over 200 Chibok girls, assuring that they were still alive and would be rescued.

Mr. Osinbajo, who was the special guest of honour at the event, stated that if Mrs Buhari had not gotten education, she would not have had the opportunity to impact on others.

In her remarks, the wife of the president said the proceeds from the launch would be used to cater for victims of insurgency and mal-nourished children in internally displaced persons camps across the country.

Earlier, chairman of the occasion and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, represented by his wife, Senator Oluremi, commended support for victims of insurgency.

He also lauded Mrs Buhari for her effort and urged generous donations, noting that the proceeds from the book launch would go towards the rebuilding of the northeast.

The book, reviewed by Dr Vivian Oputa, is designed as a workbook for the students, practitioners, tutors and provides information relevant to their specific needs in simple-to-understand language.

Contents are based around the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Vocational Enterprise Institutions, National Innovation Diploma in Cosmetology and Beauty Therapy international syllabus.

The colorful event, which had Senator Daisy Danjuma as chief launcher, was attended by wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal; Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita; Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, who represented the 36 state governors; Emir of Birnin Gwari, Mallam Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II; Pastor Tunde Bakare, former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, ministers, among others.

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  1. niko

    April 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    After the unprecedented and mindless looting of Nigeria’s wealth by Jonathan and PDP, frugal Buhari and Osinbajo are the reason for the season. God did not make a mistake by installing them, in answer to the prayers of Nigerians to deliver them from the immediate past government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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Bode George, Tinubu

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.

Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”

The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.

Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.

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The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.

“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.

“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

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The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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