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Group Endorses Imam For Borno Governorship

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A non-political group known as ‘The People’s Vanguard’, on Friday endorsed Honourable Mamman Imam for the governorship seat of Borno State come 2015.

The group said, “Honourable Imam meets our criteria for the calibre of a governor required to represent the troubled state in 2015, following the inability of the present administration of Governor Kashim Shettima to address or rather bring to an end the security challenges bedevilling the state”.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the Coordinator, People’s Vanguard (Borno State Projects 2015), Mr. Ijudical Fali and made available to Journalists in Maiduguri.

Mamman Imam, popularly known as Mamman millionaire, was a one-time Chairman of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), a commissioner and state Chairman of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, (ANPP) during the former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff administration.

The coordinator while commending Governor Shettima for his giant stride in managing the Boko Haram insurgency which had claimed many innocent lives and property worth billions of naira destroyed in the last three years of the present administration, however said, “Borno has been known to be the home of peace, but because of the selfish interest of some individuals who had resulted in covering and disguising under some motives to instigate the people against themselves, has aggravated the insurgency issue which has eaten up the entire state, giving room to those in positions to selfishly enrich themselves at the expense of the majority of the poor people of the state”.

Ijudical added that “We reasoned that Honourable Imam is somebody, who does not stir controversy and has proved himself worthy of understanding our values, aspirations and desires especially as it relates to our political challenges. We believe that he understands our pulse, knowing that Borno land which was a ‘Home of Peace’ has not had its fair, as it is now known to be a theater of war, in which only Imam will confidently and genuinely address the situation by God grace”.

He further explained that the group, ‘Peoples Vanguard’ which he coordinates, is apolitical, but indeed, an interest and pressure group that will always stand by the truth and give support to whom the cap fits, irrespective of sentiments, and therefore called on the people of the state to rally round Honourable Imam in the forthcoming 2015 gubernatorial elections in the state, adding that, Imam is the only person who has a vision to take Borno to its promised land.

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

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The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel

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 Saraki Leads PDP’s National Reconciliation Panel

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the chairman of its National Reconciliation Committee.

The committee made up of five other members is expected to work to resolve grievances and disagreements among party members across the country.

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This development was confirmed in a tweet late on Monday night by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Other members of the committee are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim; former Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); as well as former House Minority Leader, Mulikat Akande.

 

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Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

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    Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has expressed optimism that Nigerians will still vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in 2023.

Fashola, however, added that the only thing that can make Nigerians not to vote for the APC is if the party fails to fulfill its campaign promises to them.

The Minister made this remark while speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

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He noted that even if the promises are not 100% fulfilled but the citizens see signs of commitment and progress, other parties should forget about displacing APC in 2023.

The former Lagos State Governor added that opposition parties are not doing better than the APC, hence should not expect Nigerians to vote for them come 2023.

He said: “Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics,” the former Lagos governor said.

“If you do what you say you will do, even if you don’t do hundred percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish what you started.”

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