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Rivers PDP, APC In War Of Words Over Court Bombing

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APC vs PDPThe All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State have traded blames over yesterday’s bombing of the State High Court, Ahoada and a fire incident at another court in Okehi.

Interim Chairman of APC, Mr Davies Ikanya, in a statement, said that those behind the act were allegedly rattled by the recent ruling of Justice Charles Wali of the state High Court in Ahoada which ordered member representing Ogu/Bolo state constituency, Evans Bipi, as Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly.

He said: “It is very unfortunate and sad to note that the state High Court in Ahoada, was bombed this morning (yesterday) by agents of undemocratic elements. Those that perpetrated this act may not be far from those who are not comfortable with the ruling by Justice Wali, of December 16, 2013 barring Bipi, leader of the G6 rebel members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, from parading himself as Speaker of the Assembly”.

On its part, PDP, in its statement, blamed those allegedly against the High Court sitting to reverse its decision on Bipi as being behind the explosion.

State Chairman of the party, Mr Felix Obuah in a statement signed by his media aide, Jerry Needam, said those behind the explosion at the state High Court, Ahoada, also wanted to create the impression of an insecure Rivers State.

“The case that temporarily restrained  Bipi from parading himself as Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly, was to come up today (yesterday) at the court.  Our team of lawyers made up of over 10 Senior Advocates of Nigeria from Abuja and Lagos arrived the state high court, Ahoda, this morning (yesterday) to argue for the vacation of the interim order, and saw the senseless and barbaric destruction of the court.

“The PDP makes bold to suspect that the reported bombing was carried out by agents of Rivers State Government to prevent the court from sitting, so that the court would not be able to vacate the interim order made by Justice Wali”.

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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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