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‘Buhari Talked Off-Point Throughout,’ PDP Reacts To Town Hall Meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council in Ekiti State has said President Muhammadu Buhari “talked off-point” at the Town Hall Meeting which was aired on live television on Wednesday. Tagged ‘The Candidates,’ about four 2019 presidential candidates and their running mates have been scheduled to respond to questions about their manifestos. The PDP in a statement by the State Campaign Council Director of Media and Publicity, Lere Olayinka, on Thursday, described the President’s performance as…

German Parties Agree On Immigration Law To Tackle Labour Shortages

Germany’s coalition parties agreed on a new immigration law on Tuesday to attract more skilled workers from countries outside the European Union, in a politically risky push to fill a record number of job vacancies and stabilize the public pension system. Center-right Chancellor Angela Merkel, hardline Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and Social Democrat Labour Minister Hubertus Heil,reached a compromise deal that removes labour market hurdles for all non-EU citizens with job qualifications and German language skills.…

APC Defends Buhari After Illegal Migration Goof

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is committed to mitigating the migration crisis Nigerians are facing, particularly in Libya and in the Mediterranean Sea. The party stated this in a statement issued by Mr Yekini Nabena, its National Publicity Secretary in Abuja on Sunday when he reacted to comments made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the issue. He condemned attempts by the PDP to politicise Buhari’s statement on the illegal migration and…

PDP Slams Buhari Over Migrants Comment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over comments that Nigerians caught in their attempt to illegally enter Europe, are on their own. Buhari was speaking at a joint press conference with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, who was in Nigeria on Friday. The PDP said Buhari’s comments further exposes him as an insensitive leader, who cares less about the plight of his compatriots. The main opposition in a statement on Saturday in Abuja said while the PDP does not, in any way,…

My Govt Will Uphold Rule Of Law, Buhari Assures Merkel

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will always uphold the sanctity of the rule of law in governing the country, while assuring German Chancellor Angel Merkel that all agreements will be fully respected. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement on Friday, said Buhari said this during a bilateral meeting with the German Chancellor, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The president maintained that unity and harmony in every society could only be…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Meets Buhari In Aso Rock

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived Nigeria, THE WHISTLER has learnt. Merkel was received by President Muhammadu Buhari as she arrived the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. According to the Presidency, the purpose of her visit is to further deepen ties between Nigeria and the European giant, as well as explore other areas of co-operation. Discussions will also border economic development and containing illegal migration. The German Chancellor, is on her final leg of a three-day trip to…

Buhari Didn’t Engage Theresa May, Was Carried Away By ‘Photo-ops’ – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that instead of productively engaging British Prime Minister, Theresa May, during her visit to Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari was allegedly interested in “photo-ops’ for his “selfish re-election bid” in 2019. Speaking in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP accused President Buhari of ruining the opportunity to use May’s visit to seal deals that could benefit the nation. The opposition party said, “President Buhari could not…

BMO Replies Trump: ‘Buhari Remains Fit, Sprightly, Even For The Next Decade’

The Buhari Media Organisation, BMO has replied statement allegedly made by United States President, Donald Trump describing President Muhammadu Buhari as “lifeless”. According to a report by Financial Times, Trump made the statement after a meeting he held with Buhari on April 30th. BMO, in its response said Buhari was not lifeless, but fit and sprightly even for the next decade. The statement signed by the group’s Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Maduekwe read, “President Muhammadu Buhari is fit and…

What To Expect As May, Merkel Visit Nigeria

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Nigeria on Wednesday. May will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and also spend time in Lagos, where she is expected to visit victims of modern slavery, a statement by the UK government, says. The Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit Kenya and South Africa. The visit comes at a time when UK is moving towards Brexit, with experts speculating that May will seek a more robust investment opportunities for her country in African economies. Recall that…

Buhari Hosts German Chancellor Merkel In Abuja Friday

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, will on Wednesday, tour three West African countries, paying visits to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. Ms Merkel is to spend Wednesday through Friday in the three countries, accompanied by an economic delegation, Deputy Government Spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer said Friday in Berlin. Ms Merkel is expected to meet President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday morning at the State House, Abuja, as part of her visit, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Migration politics, particularly Ms Merkel’s campaign to tackle…