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2015: Divided National Youth Council Endorses Jonathan For Second Term

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goodluck_Jonathan1President Goodluck Jonathan has received the endorsement of the National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) to run for a second term in office come 2015.

Yakubu Shendem, who was announced as winner of the election for president of the council at a highly controversial congress held in May in Makurdi Benue State but was defeated at another election conducted in Minna, Niger State at the weekend by Abdullahi Abdulmajeed, declared the support for Mr. Jonathan at a press briefing in Abuja.

Mr. Shendem, whose controversial emergence as leader of the umbrella body for Nigerian youths in Makurdi kick-started the process towards the disgraceful ouster of former Minister of Youth Development, Alhaji Inuwa Abdul-kadir Turaki, highlighted the achievements of the Jonathan administration especially in the Economy, Monetary Policy, Customs and Transport sectors.

According to him, “Jonathan administration is youth friendly, and a break from the past and it’s a government we can access, and that is why we are supporting his administration, and there is no amount of intimidation by any persons or form of political arrangement that can change our decision in passing the vote of confidence on President Goodluck Jonathan.”

In a veiled reference to weekend’s election which propped up Abdulmajeed, a candidate widely believed to have been sponsored by the five ‘aggrieved’ Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) northern governors, Shendem stated that the NYCN is one, “we have no issues; some group of governors that crest themselves as five northern governors want to break the rank of the Council for the purpose of whatever ambitions they are aspiring.”

“They have been going round the country and they want to create factions, but we don’t have any factions. The youths are together and I have told you that as the president, we have taken a decision to support Mr. President and nobody can intimidate us from doing that,” he said.

While urging Mr. Jonathan to improve the education sector and create more jobs for the teeming unemployed youths, Shendam noted that based on the Youth Council assessment of the achievement of government, all sectors had witnessed remarkable improvement.

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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

Governor Fayemi

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.”

Also Read: #EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

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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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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