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Confab Report Will End Up Gathering Dust Somewhere, Says Edo SSG

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Julius IhonvbereSecretary to the Edo State Government, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, has described the ongoing National Conference in Abuja as an “alternative parliament” whose results would not be implemented.

Ihonvbere, who stated this in Benin, the state capital yesterday, said that based on precedents, where reports of past conferences were kept in the shelf to gather dust, the report of the current exercise would not be any different.

He said, “This is not the first time we are having recommendations on how to reposition Nigeria. We had it over and over and their reports just gather dust somewhere. I have no doubt that the report of the ongoing conference will also go the same way.

“For me, while the conference is behaving like an alternative parliament now, discussing everything from the price of oil, to budget, to light, women, I begin to think there is no focus in what exactly are the four or five points we ought to deal with and provide a holistic recommendation that will be implemented.

“If you provide the recommendations and those you are submitting the report to do not carry the social consciousness of change, of progressive reformation, if not even the transformation, of the entire society for empowering community and constituencies, it will just be a fine recommendation well bound and submitted to the same custodians of state power, who have recycled the system since independence in different ways”.

The Edo SSG, who lamented the crisis bedeviling the nation, following the series of bombings, the missing Chibok schoolgirls and socio-cultural conflicts, said Nigeria needed a working norm in order to achieve robust transformation.

He, therefore, advocated the establishment of a grand norm for the country in form of a constitution geared towards rapid growth and development.

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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

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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

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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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