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Tambuwal: ‘Formidable Team’ Will Take Nigeria To The Highest Level In 2015



Aminu-TambuwalSpeaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal yesterday said a “formidable team” would take Nigeria “to the highest level” in 2015.

He, however, did not shed more light on membership of the team just as he declined comments on his rumoured Presidential ambition. He said he was more concerned about steering the wheels of leadership in the House.

Tambuwal made this known while addressing reporters in Lagos after delivering the Quarterly Business Lecture of the Island Club.

He spoke on the topic: The Legislature and the growth of our democracy.

During a question-and-answer session after his lecture, Tambuwal said: “The future is very bright for Nigeria and it will witness a very great and important development come 2015, to usher in a formidable team that will take Nigeria to the highest level.”

On his rumoured presidential ambition in 2015, he said: “I’m hearing about Presidential ambition from you for the first time. Let’s talk about something else. What I want to do for now is to stabilise the House of Representatives and ensure that we complete our tenure the way we have started. By the grace of God, we shall be remembered positively.”

On the leadership crises rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Speaker said it was normal under a democracy and dispelled the notion that his membership of PDP was under threat.

“I am a member of the PDP and my membership is not threatened. The crisis in PDP is part of democracy. It’s part of democratic evolution. When you have a big family like that, you are bound to have some disagreements, even between husband and wife and among family members you have arguments. And we’re addressing them gradually,” he said.

On the latest bloody insurgence of the Boko Haram sect which led to the killing on Monday of seven students and two teachers in Damaturu, Yobe State capital despite the State of Emergency, Tambuwal said the security agencies deserve to be commended for their efforts so far in bringing the situation under control.

“I think the security agencies are doing their best, and I think we’re getting some positive results from the efforts they are making so far. We should continue to encourage them,” he said.

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  1. donjeff

    June 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    If you’re not chicken hearted declare you intention,instead of beating around the bush.

    • Anas

      June 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      When the President is playing with our heads by not telling us what is on his mind come 2015,no one calls him chicken hearted. You people are so selfish when ever its about north.

  2. Mondale

    June 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Tambuwal should pls fight corruption by first telling Nigerians how much he earns pa, and be effective in the mandate he has today by reviewing those laws that allow a judge to use his/her discretion when dealing with high profile corruption only to stipulate prison sentence for handset stealing.
    Otherwise, I see him and his band as politricians who only want to lay their hands on the pie.
    It’s only in Nigeria that some1 who has failed will ask for greater responsibility. Na tief?

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola



You are a worthy successor, Aregbesola tells Oyetola

Aregbesola and Oyetola

Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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Why Fewer Nigerians Are Turning Out To Vote – Yakubu



Why Fewer Nigerians Are Turning Out To Vote – Yakubu

Mahmood Yakubu

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has stated that the country is experiencing low voter turnout during elections due to failed promises of politicians.

He made this known during his appearance in front of the Senate Committee on INEC for screening for his second tenure.

In the red chambers, when queried for the reason there is always a low turnout of voters during elections, Prof. Yakubu explained that Nigerians no longer trust politicians and are tired of hearing the same promises during electioneering campaigns, so they stay home during elections.

He also explained that the inadequate mobilisation of voters and violence recorded during the electioneering period also contributes to the low turnout of voters.

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“Violence or threat of violence, people don’t tend to vote simply for that fear. Some people just stay on the side of caution by staying away instead of risking it by going out to vote.

“Sometimes, the performance of those elected is a very important factor. Some voters will ask ‘why should I go and vote? Because four years earlier some people made the same promise so nothing has changed.’

“It is a shared responsibility that we all have to put our heads together to solve but we will continue to do what is required by the law in the area of voter registration and publicity,” he said.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo



Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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