Buhari Congratulates Gambian President-elect

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President-elect of The Gambia, Mr Adama Barrow, on his victory in the country’s presidential election.

The President also saluted the spirit of statesmanship displayed by the out-going President of the country, Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, by conceding defeat.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Saturday in Abuja, Buhari noted that such uncommon gesture was crucial in calming fears of unrest in the West African nation.

While expressing delight at the gallantry shown by Jammeh, President Buhari enjoined President-elect Barrow to be magnanimous in victory.

He also commended Gambians for peacefully exercising their democratic right to freely choose their leader and called on all stakeholders to maintain the peace.

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Buhari congratulates Gambian President-elect

Obama Congratulates Trump, Invites Him, Clinton To White House

U.S. President Barack Obama has congratulated his successor, Donald Trump, in a phone call and invited him to the White House.

His office said in a statement on Wednesday in Washington that the meeting with Mr. Trump was planned for Thursday.

Mr. Obama also called Hillary Clinton and “expressed admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the country.

The president would make a statement from the White House later on Wednesday to discuss the election results and “what steps we can take as a country to come together after this hard-fought election season.”

The White House said that “ensuring a smooth transition of power” is one of Mr. Obama’s top priorities.

Republican Mr. Trump defeated Democrat Mrs. Clinton in a surprise result that saw him win key battleground states like Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

In his victory speech, Mr. Trump said he received a congratulatory phone call from Mrs. Clinton and congratulated her for running a strong campaign.

He pledged to unite the U.S., saying “I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.”

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President Buhari Congratulates Donald Trump, Looks Forward To Working With Him

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari, congratulates the President Elect of the United States Of America, Donald Trump, on his victory in the 2016 US Presidential Election.

President Buhari shares his congratulatory message to Donald Trump on Twitter and expresses his willingness to work together with the President-elect to build on and strengthen relations between Nigeria & the USA.

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Netanyahu Congratulates Trump, A ‘True Friend’ Of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Donald Trump on his election as US president on Wednesday and called him “a true friend of the state of Israel.”

“President-elect Trump is a true friend of the state of Israel, and I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region,” the right-wing premier said in a statement.

“The ironclad bond between the United States and Israel is rooted in shared values, buttressed by shared interests and driven by a shared destiny.

“I am confident that president-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between our two countries and bring it to ever greater heights.”



Buhari Congratulates King Sunny Ade At 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated music legend, King Sunny Ade, as he turns 70 on September 22nd, 2016.

In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President joined all friends, family and fans of the multi-talented instrumentalist, songwriter and dancer in celebrating his remarkable life, which he said has been graced with numerous awards for outstanding performances, including nominations for the Grammy.

As a Nigerian musician, the President believed that the Septuagenarian has over the years brought pride to his country by mastering his art against all odds, taking the African musical genre to the global stage, and serving as an inspiration and a mentor to upcoming artistes.

Apart from bringing joy to many hearts and homes through his music, President Buhari also commended King Sunny Ade’s love for humanity, especially the less privileged, by setting up a foundation that caters for the needs of others.

He prayed that the Almighty God will grant the versatile entertainer longer life, good health and more strength.


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President Buhari Congratulates Obasanjo At 79

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR), as he turns 79 years old on March 5, 2016.

The President affirmed that the former president, who is approaching the octogenarian cycle, has contributed immensely to the institutionalization of democracy in Nigeria and Africa through his personal sacrifice, extensive local and international networks, and God-given wisdom.

According to his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, the President believes that Chief Obasanjo’s place in global history is assured for successfully handing over power to a civilian government in 1979 after serving as a military Head of State, and returning to power in 1999 through elections to stabilize the polity, during which he most remarkably negotiated a debt relief for Nigeria.

“The President warmly commends Chief Obasanjo’s vision and commitment to the growth of Nigeria and Africa, which translated into a historical growth rate of 6% for the Nigerian economy after a long period of slow growth, and also created a rippling effect that buoyed other African economies.

“As he turns 79, the President avers that the former president’s regular shuttles across Nigeria and Africa to counsel on economic, social and political issues, and his willingness to head election monitoring teams that have heralded smooth transitions in many countries are legacies for which generations will remain grateful,” he said.

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PDP Congratulates David Mark As APC Disowns Congratulatory Message

PDP has congratulated its candidate, David Mark, for winning the Benue South Senatorial rerun election.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, the PDP said Mr. Mark’s victory signalled the support it still enjoyed with Nigerians.

“It is instructive to note that the PDP had won 70 percent of all the polls conducted since May 29, 2015, a development that underlines the fact of its deep roots and popularity as a brand, irrespective of the transitory setback of the 2015 general elections,” the party said.

While the PDP congratulated Mr. Mark, the ruling All Progressives Congress has denied congratulating the former Senate President.

The APC said the twitter handle @APCNigeria, which congratulated Mr. Mark, was not an official one. The handle had been used to tweet APC messages in the past.

Mr. Mark, who has been in the Senate since democracy returned in 1999, was declared winner early Sunday morning amid protest by his main challenger, Daniel Onjeh of the APC, who demanded that the election be declared inconclusive.

The former senate president scored 84,192 votes, leaving a margin of 12,571 votes between him and Mr. Onjeh, who garnered 71,621 votes.

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Buhari Congratulates D’Tigers For Winning African Basketball Championship

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, on their victory over Angola in Sunday’s final of the FIBA Africa Basketball Championship in Tunisia.

In a statement on Monday, presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said the President has assured that his administration will give the team and Nigeria’s other representatives at the next year’s Olympic Games, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the fullest possible support to ensure that they are well prepared to excel against the champions of other countries and regions.

He said: “President Buhari joins other sports-loving Nigerians in applauding D’Tigers’ exhilarating 74-65 victory over their Angolan opponents which also secured Nigeria’s qualification for the men’s basketball event at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro,”

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PDP Congratulates Saraki, Dogara

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated newly elected Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu as well as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara.

The party noted that their elections underscore the fact that no section of the country should be neglected on national issues.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Tuesday described the development in both chambers of the National Assembly as “victory for democracy and triumph of the time-honored value of the PDP that every zone and segment of the country must at all times be given a sense of belonging in governance”.

The PDP assured that it would continue to partner with like minds in other political parties and groups to ensure that the nation’s democracy, which it nurtured in the last 16 years is sustained in the overall interest of the Nigerian people.

“What is paramount to the PDP is the sustenance of our democracy and the wellbeing of our people, irrespective of creed, class or ethnicity.

“In this regard, the PDP notes with gratitude, the immense contributions of the immediate past Senate President ‘the Baba of the National Assembly’, Senator David Mark for the decency and mature manner with which he ensured the smooth take off of the 8th National Assembly”, the party said.

The statement also commended the PDP Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus for successfully galvanizing PDP members in both chambers of the National Assembly, which contributed to the peaceful conduct of the elections.

The PDP charged its members in the National Assembly to continue to uphold the tenets of democracy and enforce the constitutionally vested parliamentary role of check and balances to ensure the much desired accountability and probity in the polity.

Finally, it urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop whining and accept the will of the people, respect the independence of the legislature, as the PDP is not responsible for their naivety and crass inexperience.

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British PM “Warmly” Congratulates Buhari

United Kingdom Prime Minister, David Cameron, applauded the election of Muhammadu Buhari as the next President of Nigeria.

This follows the former military leader’s ascendancy to the highest office in the country after a close contest against incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. “I send my warmest congratulations to General Buhari on being elected as Nigeria’s next President. This election has been a credit to the Nigerian people and a truly historic moment for Nigerian democracy,” said Cameron.

He said the United Kingdom remained a steadfast partner for Nigeria as it realises its potential as Africa’s economic powerhouse and works to tackle terrorism in the region. Tackling the Boko Haram scourge will top Buhari’s priorities as he assumes office on May 29.

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KOWA Presidential Candidate Congratulates Buhari

Prof. Remi Sonaiya of KOWA Party on Tuesday congratulated Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in the presidential election, and reminded him that the expectations of Nigerians were very high.

Sonaiya, the only female among the contestants that lost to Buhari in the March 28 election, congratulated the APC candidate on behalf of her party.

In a message sent to the media, Sonaiya prayed that God would give Buhari the needed wisdom to give Nigerians a better quality of life. While congratulating Buhari, she said: “I also wish to note that the expectations of Nigerians for a better quality of life are very high.”

“I pray that God will grant the General the wisdom to rise up to the challenge and live up to the challenge and live up to the promises of his campaign.”

Sonaiya, shedding more light in a telephone interview with the media, said that the victory of Buhari, who won the presidential election after three failed attempts, showed what determination could do. “It shows determination, he believed he had something to offer and kept at it,” she said.

Sonaiya said her participation in the election would encourage more women to come into politics to fill a vacuum that still exists.

The professor said that she would focus on building the KOWA Party to become stronger and help to deepen the nation’s democracy.

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