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Pipelines Contract For OPC Is A Blackmail By ACN — Fasehun

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faseun_02-06The founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, has described claims that he had secured a contract to protect the nation’s oil pipelines ‘as blatant lie’.

Fasehun said the rumour was the handiwork of some detractors, who had become jittery because of the current move by him and other like-minds to revive the Unity Party of Nigeria [UPN].

Admitting that the OPC applied for such critical job as far back as October 2010, Fasehun emphatically declared that the authorities had neither responded to the application nor communicated to OPC in any form on the matter.

Fasehun said: “I am not aware of the multi-billion naira contract Lai Mohammed was talking about. It is true the OPC, not Frederick Fasehun, requested the NNPC to award the contract to offer protection services for the oil pipeline in the southwest three years ago. But since then, we have not heard anything from the federal government. Even if we had been given the contract, are we not Nigerians and are we not qualified for the contract from the federal government of Nigeria?

“We have over six million people in the OPC; if the federal government gives a contract to the OPC, not to Fasehun, why are you challenging the government Nigeria for giving out the contract? If the contract is N2.4billion as Lai Mohammed claimed, I am not capable of protecting the entire pipelines; we have to involve our teeming jobless youths since the contract would cover 5,250 km. The contract is not meant for me, or for my children; it is for Nigerian people – and Lai Mohammed is saying it is wrong?”

“We have been crying of marginalisation in the South-West; we have saying that the Federal Government is not doing enough for the Yoruba; giving OPC such a contract would have shown that the government is not insensitive to the our yearnings as a race, but Lai Mohammed said that it is wrong. Claiming that the contract is aimed at scuttling the 2015 general election is a big lie. We applied for the contract three years ago; they have not replied us, and if they have and Lai Mohammed has hijacked our letter, he should return the letter to us because where he got the figure he was quoting, I do not know.”

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  1. Ikem Okosa

    April 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Very good. One for you, one for me. One for MEND, one for OPC. One for MOSOP, one for MASSOB. One for BH, one for CAN. I am joking. Anything to accommodate the tribal thugs of all nationalities and religion would be okay

  2. adebowale fijabi

    April 9, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Now, its clearer dat our best option is going to d bush . D yorubas r confident dat afta a armed race we will get d attention of d ‘ogas at the top’ Afterall, odas did it nd got a committee set up 2luk nto their pecuniary motiv nd report how much dey wil gt as compensation. It pays to war n naija.

  3. dominic

    April 9, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Lai Mohammed is confuse & talks anyhow.

  4. Joseph Olarewaju

    April 10, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Lai Muhammed should just shut his dirty mouth.They belief they own the monopoly of Yoruba and progressiveness.Idiot,I support Fasheun

  5. speaker samuel from sagamu

    April 27, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Baba nah true talk u yarn dem jaree won ma to tee gbogbo eyin obaje eniyan ninu ijoba nijiria

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

Bode George, Tinubu

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.

Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”

The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.

Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.

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The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.

“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.

“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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