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Buhari’s spokeman confirms sack of Osinbajo’s 35 aides, offers explanations

  The presidency has broken its silence on why some aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were asked to go. The appointments of more than 30 aides of the nation’s number two citizen were terminated on Wednesday. Some top aides of Osinbajo had refused to comment on the development, with Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, dismissing a list of the affected aides published on Thursday. But in a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said President Muhammadu Buhari cut down the number of those working with his deputy to save the cost of governance. [READ ALSO] REVEALED! Names of Osinbajo’s 35 aides sacked by Buhari [See Full List] “The Presidency [Read]

Buhari will not seek third term – Presidency

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari will not, under any circumstance, seek a third term in office, his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said on Tuesday. Mr Shehu said he was reacting to “internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary.” Nigerian law only allows a maximum two terms of four years each for presidents, vice presidents, governors and deputy governors. An effort to amend the constitution to allow for a third term for ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo failed while he was in office. The move was condemned by most Nigerians and eventually rejected by the National Assembly. Mr Shehu, in his statement, said Mr Buhari “will not be a candidate” in the 2023 presidential election [Read]

Body Bag Comment: El-Rufai Spoke in National Interest – Presidency [READ MORE]

  Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has defended Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, who came under heavy criticism on Wednesday over his comment on an NTA programme. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that El-Rufai had said foreigners planning to intervene in the elections will leave in “body bags”. The comment prompted the reaction of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) which vowed that its observers would not be deterred in carrying out their duties. In a statement, Shehu said having made a clarification on the comments he earlier made on the role of other countries and bodies in elections, there was no need dragging the issue further. “We have [Read]

Nigerian Govt Warns US, UK, EU Against Interference in Its Affairs [READ MORE]

  The President Muhammadu Buhari administration says it would not allow foreign intervention in the governance of the country. This was contained in a statement credited to Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, issued on Saturday, which criticised the statements by the United States of America, United Kingdom and European Union on the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). According to the statement published by The Punch newspaper, Shehu said Nigeria reserves the right not to allow interference in its affairs. His words: “Nigeria reserves the right to be insulated from suggestions and or interference with respect to wholly [Read]

Buhari finally breaks Silence on WAEC Certificate Saga – READ MORE

  President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announcement that it is going to court to challenge his West African School Certificate (WASC). Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity said it was a waste of time because the record was available, as well as those of higher qualifications obtained by hard work and truly merited by Mr President. A statement he signed Monday night read: “This certificate story is an old one. As Femi Adesina stated clearly, it is a settled issue in the courts. To approach the court to pursue a matter long settled by the temple of justice is an [Read]

BREAKING: President Buhari Embarks on Four-Day Medical Trip to UK READ MORE HERE >>>

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammed Buhari will later today, Tuesday undertake a four-day trip to the United Kingdom. This is contained in a recent official  press statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in Abuja. The rest of the statement reads: “In the course of the technical stop-over for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington last week, the President had a meeting with his doctor. The Doctor requested the President to return for a meeting which he agreed to do. President Buhari will return on Saturday, May 12th. [Read]