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Death Penalty For Corrupt Individuals Will Serve As Deterrent To Others – Akunyili

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former-minister-of-information-and-communications-prof.-dora-akunyili-360x379Former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control(NAFDAC), Prof. Dora Akunyili, has lent her voice to the call for capital punishment  for corrupt individuals in order to stem the practice.

Akunyili, who was speaking as guest lecturer  at  the 7th lecture of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State, on Wednesday, said  the desired change in the country had been stalled by corruption, insecurity, poor leadership among others social vices.

She said, “In China, it is death penalty for corruption. I believe if we are really serious about fighting corruption, there is the need to insert harsher clauses to make corruption less attractive, just like they do in China.

“Once, one, two, three, four corrupt people are executed for corruption, some others who have such tendency will definitely fall in line.”

Akunyili who said failure by government to punish corrupt practices means it might as well be promoting it added, “We just have to find a way to decisively fight corruption before it completely ruins this beautiful country.”

Akunyili, who was also a former Minister of Information and Communications,  presented a paper entitled ‘National Transformation: the Challenge of our Time’.

 

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  1. haruna ladan

    April 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    You are right ma, but the question here is when you are within the corridors of power where were this ideas, must Nigerians are tired of all this side point, to me you are making the right point but at the wrong time.

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

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The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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