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National Conference’s A Colossal Waste Of Resources, Says Kwankwaso



rabiu_kwankwaso_660171512Kano State Governor, Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has flayed calls for a National Conference, saying that rather than unite Nigerians, it will be a ‘Pandora’s Box’ that will eventually create disunity.

Kwankwaso, who was speaking in a media chat to mark the country’s 53 years independence anniversary, noted that the conference will not only be a waste of time, but is also unconstitutional.

He explained that with the existence of the National Assembly, there was no need for such conference as it amounts to a total duplication of the lawmakers’ mandates.

“In my opinion, the National Conference is a colossal waste of resources that would have been used to solve the socio-economic problems bedeviling the progress of our country”, adding that, “If properly utilized, this resources that would have been spent in organizing the conference would be useful if channeled to other human development areas”.

Governor Kwankwaso recalled that, “Such conference had held during Obasanjo and Abacha regimes and nothing happened after that” and advised those thinking that Nigeria will break-up to stop wasting their time because “the nation will remain indivisible, no matter the pressure”.

On the current impasse in the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, which led to its split in August, the governor, who is one of the arrowheads of the splinter faction known as “New PDP”, maintained that the crisis is associated with agitations for good governance obtained in real democracy just as he pointed out that the meeting slated for 7th October will be very crucial.

He said that the G7 governors will attend the meeting and they were ready to defend their positions.

Meanwhile, the “New PDP” in a statement issued on Wednesday by its publicity secretary, Chukwuemeka Eze, asked for a postponement of the earlier scheduled October 7 meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan.

Eze said the decision to seek a postponement was due to a clash in date of the proposed peace talks with this year’s Muslim pilgrimage, in which most of the political actors, including the faction’s chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje will be performing the hajj.

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  1. donjeff

    October 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Kwakwanso you always talk nonsense all the time,if you don’t have sensible thing to talk you better close your mouth or are you a parrot.

  2. Sani

    October 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Your Excellency The Exacutive Governor Of Kano State Engr.Dr.Rabi’u Kwankwaso and Former Defence Minister Keep It Up.Say your mine Sir! You are among the few good Leaders Nigeria Has today.Nigeria and Nigerians are always proud and happy with the way you are applying your focast and experience toward ensuring Peace, Justice and Unity of this Great Country. More Grease to your elbow.

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari



Gov Yahaya Bello
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

Governor Bello

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina



Why Buhari has travelled to the UK again - Femi Adesina
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death



Governor Seyi Makinde confirms the killing of #EndSARS protester, Jimoh Isiaka in Ogbomosho, Oyo state
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

Seyi Makinde

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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