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Suntai: Taraba Cabal Should Be Arrested For Attempted Murder, Says Group

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DANBABA SUNTAI SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS AT THE JALINGO AIRPORT ON MONDAY

DANBABA SUNTAI SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS AT THE JALINGO AIRPORT ON MONDAY

A socio- Political group, the Taraba Justice Forum, has demanded the immediate arrest and trial of masterminds of a cabal for attempted murder following their roles in the “criminal smuggling” of the ailing Taraba State Governor, Mr. Danbaba Suntai, into Nigeria in August 2013 and refused him all genuine request for urgent medical attention until now.

The group also called for the setting up of a commission of enquiry into the entire manner the governor’s illness was handled including the confiscation of his travel passport for the past 10 months.

In a statement by its General Secretary, Mr. John Ambulus, in Abuja on Wednesday, the group alleged that “the cabal attempted to murder the ailing governor by abruptly stopping his treatment in the United States of America, seized his passport upon arrival in Nigeria and held the governor hostage despite his worsening health”.

It also demanded the immediate arrest of all dramatis personae in what it described as “criminal and inhuman act” by the group.

The statement said, “Events of recent days have vindicated us. After months of denial and hostage scenario, the cabal has finally conceded to allow the governor to go abroad for medical treatment, which it stopped because of the members’ selfish interest.

“This is criminal, immoral and reprehensible. The right thing to do is to charge those behind the whole plot for attempted murder.

“If the cabal had allowed the governor to continue his treatment, may be his condition would have improved by now.

“By stopping the medical treatment of an elected governor, the cabal endangered his life. By the time he was flown abroad on Tuesday, the governor was worse than ever before”.

Ambulus called on all Tarabans to rise against this cabal, adding that the cabal attempted to kill Suntai due to a hidden 2015 governorship ambition.

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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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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