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2015: Police Warns PDP, APC Against Violence In Kwara

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APC-PDP

Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ambrose Aisabor Tuesday declared that the Police Command would not give permit to the two opposing political parties at the same day to carry out political rallies so as to avoid any violence in the state.

Speaking during a stakeholders meeting held with the leaders of political parties in the state in Ilorin, the capital city, Aisabor said that all political parties should write a letter to the command informing the command of their intention to hold rallies and processions in the state 24 hours to the time.

“If party “A” is given a permit for rally automatically party “B” will not be granted permit so as to prevent clash among members or supporters of the opposing political parties,” said Aisabor.

Ever since the political godfather of the state, Olusola Saraki died, the uniting factor has left Kwaara politics, with his son and daughter who had become political bigwigs before his death often differing in opinion.

Former governor of the state, Senator Bukola Saraki had earlier in the year dumped the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pitch his tent with the opposition. The State governor and other political leaders in the state had also defected to the opposition, with a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Gbemisola Saraki, probably following the adage “two rams cannot drink water from the same trough” going the other way.

Loyalists of late Saraki in Kwara are now torn between allegiance to Gbemisola or Bukola Saraki, a situation which the police identifies could forment trouble as the 2015 general elections approach.

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

Governor Akeredolu

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.

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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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