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Hope Uzodinma empowering Nnia Nwodo to fight Buhari — Ohanaeze alleges

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has accused the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, of empowering the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo to fight President Muhammadu Buhari. The OYC said the Governor did this by holding an unscheduled meeting with Nwodo after the Igbo leader alongside others had filed a N50bn lawsuit against Buhari. “Igbo youths wish to put the record straight for Governor Uzodinma to know the implications of empowering an enemy, who from intelligence reports, made allegedly unpleasant comments against President Buhari immediately after meeting with…

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It would have been very disastrous if I refuse to negotiate with bandits, kidnappers — Gov Matawalle

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has opined that it would have been very disastrous if his government refused to negotiate with bandits, saying that he has no regrets negotiating with bandits and notorious kidnappers in the state. This was contained in a press statement on Sunday signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Alhaji Zailani Baffa, who quoted Governor Bello Matawalle as saying that “It is the best option to a lasting peace. Reconciliation with the bandits is still the best option.” “Matawalle applied the peace…

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We are not in a hurry to start train operations because of the danger of COVID-19 — Rotimi Amaechi

ABUJA – Following continuous rise in the spread of coronavirus, the federal government has said there is no plan to commence immediate train services until the battle against the disease is won. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi stated this yesterday on his verified Twitter handle, @ChibuikeAmaechi. According to Amaechi, resumption of train services would comply with safety protocols, adding that until all passengers comply with such measures as wearing of nose masks, sanitize their hands and observe social distancing, train services would not take of. “We are not in a…

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The leadership crisis in APC shows that it is clearly at a tipping point — Nabena

Yekini Nabena, deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the leadership crisis in the party shows the “APC is clearly at a tipping point”. After the appeal court upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman, Abiola Ajimobi, former Oyo governor, was appointed to lead the party in acting capacity but Victor Giadom, APC national secretary, had rejected the choice of Ajimobi, saying he had taken charge of the party. The national working committee subsequently overruled him Speaking with journalists, Nabena said it has become imperative for…

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Nigeria will go bankrupt with its current structure of governance — Sanusi

Muhammadu Sanusi, former emir of Kano, says Nigeria is set up for bankruptcy with its current structure of governance. According to The PUNCH, Sanusi spoke at a webinar hosted by Emmanuel Chapel, with the theme ‘mitigation of the economic impact of COVID-19 and the path to recovery’. Sanusi, who has repeatedly called for the review and reduction of the cost of governance, said the country’s current structure of governance is unsustainable. He said it has become necessary to start deliberating on how to amend the structure in the face of…

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June 12: To free Nigerians from bondage, Nigeria must be restructured into federating units — Gani Adams blows hot

To free Nigerians from “bondage”, Nigeria must be restructured into federating units. This is according to the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Thursday in commemoration of the June 12, 1993, anniversary. He expressed joy that part of the dreams of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), has been realized with the official naming of June 12 as the Democracy Day. Adams, however, regretted that despite the sacrifices of the activists and pro-democracy groups, democracy is yet to take its root in Nigeria.…

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We will not declare a winner if the election process is characterised by violence — INEC

Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has warned politicians against violence during the upcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States. Yakubu warned that INEC will not declare a winner if the election process is characterised by violence. Speaking during a virtual workshop organised by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja, Yakubu disclosed that politicians in both states have been informed. He said: “Where the election is disrupted and the commission cannot…

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If we continue to borrow, Nigeria will stop breathing — Uche Secondus

THE national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, lampooned the Federal Government over continued external borrowings, just as it warned that if the borrowings continued, it would get to a position where Nigeria would stop breathing, both politically and economically. Speaking with journalists in Abuja after a three hours reconciliatory meeting with PDP Senate Caucus, National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, urged Senators on the platform of the party, to henceforth, protest such a move by the Federal Government to embark on additional borrowing. The meeting had…

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He took great personal risks to defend me and my government — Buhari reacts to death of Abubakar Tsav

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to death of Abubakar Tsav, a former Lagos State Commissioner of Police. Buhari noted that the ex-Lagos CP took great personal risks to defend him (Buhari) and his administration in all situations and circumstances. The President, in a statement signed by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu, condoled with government and people of Benue State over the passing of the former police commissioner. The statement said that Buhari joins family members, friends and associates in mourning the retired police officer. Buhari said the Tsav’s years in service…

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The only way to defeat IPOB is to treat Igbos with fairness and justice — Shehu Sani tells FG

Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, has asked the federal government to treat all Nigerians with fairness irrespective of tribe. Sani was speaking on the backdrop of calls by a foremost separatist group, IPOB, demanding a split of the country. He advised that Igbos be treated with fairness and justice to defeat IPOB. IPOB led by Nnamdi Kanu has been at the forefront to actualise the sovereign state of Biafra, thereby breaking up Nigeria. A few days ago, the Presidency accused Kanu and his group of trying to destroy Nigeria…

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