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I Don’t Tolerate Dubious, Untrustworthy People, Says Obasanjo

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former-president-of-nigeria-chief-olusegun-obasanjo984367289Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday expressed his disdain for dubious and untrustworthy people, saying he never want to have anything to do with them. Obasanjo went further to say that he is one of the easiest persons to work with, contrary to the belief in some quarters that he is hostile and unaccommodating.

He made these views known yesterday at his hilltop mansion in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital when two authors visited him to discuss his relationship with Chief Ufot Ekaette. Mr. Ekaette was the Secretary to the Government of the Federation during the Obasanjo civilian administration.

The discussants were Muyiwa Akintunde and Des Wilson, a professor at the University of Uyo, who are co-authoring a book on Mr. Ekaette.

The former president explained that the major traits he disliked in individuals were untrustworthiness and dubiousness.

“I’m the easiest human being to work with but if you come to do ‘mago mago’, I throw you out.

“Not that I know it all but I know where I’m going. If I’m planning to go to Lagos and you direct me to the North, I will check the compass to know the route to where I’m going”, Mr. Obasanjo said

He implored Nigerians to always utilize every moment of their time with something useful. He added that the country is supposed to have gone further than where it is today.

“(Based on) what I know about Nigeria, we shouldn’t be where we are now. It’s painful”, he said.

On the secret behind his good health and agility, Mr. Obasanjo, who recently celebrated his 77th birthday, said, “It’s God’s doing. I watch what I eat, I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, but if I do any other thing you consider not good, forgive me. I enjoy humour; life without humour is not complete”,

Mr. Obasanjo extolled the virtues of Mr. Ekaette, saying he retained the former government scribe for eight years because he was a trustworthy and competent person whose experience in the civil service aided his administration.

“I (employed) him because of his experience. He is industrious, hard-working and a typical public servant whose experience in the civil service assisted me a lot. He was never a novice in politics; remember he was a former deputy governor in Akwa Ibom. He did his job conscientiously. In the job of SGF, the older the better because of experience”, Mr. Obasanjo said.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

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2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu

Bode George, Tinubu

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.

Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”

The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.

Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.

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The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.

“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.

“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”

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