Former Lagos State first lady now Senator representing Lagos Central in the Senate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, has described happenings in the country as sickening, warning that unless some proactive decisions are taken in 2015, the situation may get worse than it already is.
Senator Tinubu, who made the assertion on Sunday at a press briefing to mark her third anniversary in the Red Chamber, stated in very clear terms that, “Nigerians must wake up and prepare a solid future and sound legacy for our children”.
In her address entitled: “Making a mark: Three years of people-focussed representation”, the senator, after taking a critical look at the state of the nation, declared that, “the whole thing is sickening”, regretting that the direction the current leadership of the country was going called for an urgent surgical operation.
Citing instances, Mrs. Tinubu criticised the calibre of ministers President Goodluck Jonathan was foisting on the nation especially from Osun and Lagos states, reasoning that “Nigerians should make wise decisions in 2015 by voting in the APC at the centre”.
According to her, the need for a broader, inclusive and cohesive platform nationwide led to the formation of the APC, adding that, “since then, our collective quest for genuine change and development has continued to gather impetus across the length and breadth of Nigeria”.
When asked to comment on her 2015 ambition, Senator Tinubu disclosed that “activities in the Senate are depressing as issues are unnecessarily being manipulated”, saying, “I may not want to go back to the Senate unless I am sure the APC is going to be in the majority”.
She seized the opportunity to render account of her stewardship in the Senate in the last three years, saying her empowerment programmes were in line with the manifesto of her party, the APC.
Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye
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.
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.
Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – 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.
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.
Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku
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.
“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.”
- Entertainment12 hours ago
Faithia Williams Condoles Iyabo Ojo Over Mother’s Death
- National News16 hours ago
NLC, TUC Stage Walk Out From Meeting With FG
- National News15 hours ago
CCB Invitation: Magu Can’t Access Assets’ Documents, Says Lawyer
- Entertainment12 hours ago
“It’s Different And Classy” – Cardi B Praises Erica’s Fashion Style
- News Feed11 hours ago
Iyabo Ojo Finds Out Her Mum Lied About Her Age (Video)
- Metro News15 hours ago
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
- National News15 hours ago
Saraki Reacts To Kidnap, Killing Of Worshippers In Zamfara Mosque
- Entertainment8 hours ago
Cossy Orjiakor Replies Fans Who Criticized Her For Wearing A Racy Outfit While Preaching About God