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Kukah To Amaechi: Do Everything In Your Power To Unite Nigerian Governors

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NGF CrisisBishop Mathew Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, has called on the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to ensure the forum’s unity.

Kukah, who was a guest speaker at the 2nd NGF retreat holding in Sokoto, made the call on Saturday, saying it was imperative for the forum to remain united.

“I would be failing in my responsibilities as a Priest if I do not say this.

“Your duties and responsibilities as governors is to give us the confidence that we need.

“To me, you are 36 governors in this country and you must find a way to making sure that all of you meet in one building.

“No matter what it takes, you have to have that programme otherwise democracy is in danger, the future is in danger and you will all be held accountable”, Kukah told Amaechi.

He assured the governors of his prayers and support but urged them to be up to their responsibilities and give Nigerians a reason to love politics and politicians.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the forum had since its last chairmanship election in May 24, been factionalised.

Also speaking at the retreat, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, former EFCC boss, said that the actions or otherwise of the governors and those in leadership affected the way the common man sees democracy.

The former EFCC boss spoke on the role of States in Deepening Democracy and Federalism in the country.

He said governors had to sit up and take their responsibilities seriously in order to deepen the country`s democracy.

He stressed that corruption should also be avoided by governors if they must make genuine progress.

Ribadu maintained that good governance did not come by magic but through strong willed political leaders whom were selfless, sincere, committed and cosmopolitan.

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, said that the syndrome of “godfatherism” in Nigerian politics was the bane of the country’s democracy.

He also said that security, judiciary, INEC, the military and money were the tin gods in Nigerian politics that should be fought by politicians and those in government.

This, he said, would ensure that the people became responsible for putting governors in office. (NAN)

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  1. jeki tala

    November 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Amaechi who is vindictive does not have what it takes to bring peace in his own immadiate familly let alone the governors forum. He is a big mistake to have been imposed on Rivers State as a governor. Peace will return to rivers state when the half human half animal is gone.

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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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