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FCDA Marks New PDP Secretariat For Demolition As Faction Cries Foul

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THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT OF 'NEW PDP' IN ABUJA SEALED OFF BY THE POLICE

THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT OF ‘NEW PDP’ IN ABUJA SEALED OFF BY THE POLICE

The national secretariat of the New Peoples’ Democratic Party, nPDP, located on 4, Oyi River Crescent, Maitama District, has been marked for demolition by the Federal Government through the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA.

The building which has been sealed since August when it was first officially designated as the secretariat of the faction of the PDP led by Abubakar Kawu Baraje, had inscriptions in red ink on the wall and gate of the building indicating that it was marked for demolition on October 11, 2013.

The latest actions of the FG might have been buoyed by recent court pronouncements which have described the activities of the New PDP as illegal and the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that it would only recognize the Bamanga Tukur-led National Working Committee, NWC, as the authentic leadership of the PDP.

However, the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has unsealed the Adamawa State Governor’s Lodge, where the New PDP relocated its secretariat to after its Oyi River Crescent office was sealed off by the police.

It was learnt that the Governor’s lodge, located on Katsina Ala Street in Maitama District was reopened when the New PDP accepted the ruling of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, which on Friday ordered it to stop using the name – PDP, logo and color of the party in its activities.

Reacting to the plan by the FCTA to demolish its secretariat, the spokesperson for the New PDP, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, said it was an attempt by the FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed, to satisfy his paymaster.

According to Eze, “This will show the level of desperation which the PDP officials and the FCT Minister want to use to attack and kill opposition in the country. But it will fail. It can’t weaken us.

“What is the reason for the move to demolish a building that has its plan and other documentation that are intact, including the certificate of occupancy? This is nothing but desperation”, he asserted.

“But it is expected. A government that has no value for the rule of law can go to any extent to perpetrate any evil. We wait to see what would happen next.”

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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

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.”

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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.

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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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