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NGF Describes Senator Ewherido’s Death As Monumental Loss To The Nation

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Senate President, Senator David Mark signing condolence register of Late Senator Pius Akpor Ewherido at his residence in Abuja

Senate President, Senator David Mark signing condolence register of Late Senator Pius Akpor Ewherido at his residence in Abuja

The death of Senator Pius Ewherido, representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, has been described as a monumental loss to the country by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF.

Chairman of NGF and Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, said that the demise of Ewherido was both painful and shocking.

Amaechi said: “We hereby condole with the Nigerian Senate, the government and people of Delta State and the entire Ewherido family over the sudden death of Senator Pius Ewherido, who, until his death, represented Delta Central Senatorial District on the platform of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP). It is unfortunate that the hardworking, independent-minded senator, a political icon, and one of the most accomplished politicians in our country passed on at a time our country needed his invaluable service most. His loss is no doubt a monumental loss to our nation.

“Senator Ewherido’s departure is both painful and shocking. But we take solace in the fact that he lived and died well. He dedicated his life to serving his people and country. He mixed freely with the underprivileged and lived substantially organizing and fighting for the upliftment of his people while making important contributions to the development of his state and country. Although, we cannot but grief over the death of this public spirited man, we are sure that Senator Ewherido will long be remembered as a community leader, an effective and consummate political figure, a national icon and grassroots mobiliser.”

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.

Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

Also Read: #ENDSARS: Challenge CBN’s Action In Court If Your Account Is Frozen – Akeredolu

According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has called on his fellow politicians to put issues of 2023 aside and focus on how to rescue the country from the current economic crisis.

Obi said that solving the economic problems of Nigeria was more important than political permutations geared towards the next general elections.

The former Anambra State Governor stated during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

Also Read: Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

He expressed that the next election has no impact on people’s current livelihoods.

Obi also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for not adequately preparing Nigerians for the impact of COVID-19, stating the monies borrowed by this government were not properly put to use.

“Every other country is discussing the recession and how to pull their people out of poverty.

“So what we should do now is to concentrate on the monetary and fiscal policies to start pulling people out of poverty,” Obi said.

 

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has expressed that the Federal Government should reconsider the 2021 budget owing to the recession.

Nigeria officially entered into its worst economic recession in 33 years after the nation recorded a GDP contraction of 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020.

He stated that Nigeria is broke and cannot afford the luxurious items in the N13.08 trillion budget proposal.

Atiku in a Twitter thread on Sunday stated that COVID-19 only complicated an existing economic problem.

Atiu went on to express that had President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration listened to advice, the recession could have been avoided.

Also Read: Recession: SERAP Asks Buhari To Cut Cost Of Governance

“We could have avoided this fate by a disciplined and prudent management of our economy.”

“This could have been avoided had this administration taken heed to the patriotic counsel given by myself and other well-meaning Nigerians on cutting the cost of governance, saving for a rainy day, and avoiding profligate borrowing,” Atiku said.

He further said that now is not the time to trade blames but to focus on ways to manage the situation and called on Buhari’s government to “swallow its pride, and accept its limitations, so that they can open their minds to ideas, without caring who the messenger is.”

 

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