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Wamakko: APC Convention, Beginning Of Journey To Rescue A Nation In Distress

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APCThe Chairman, National Convention Committee of All Progressives Congress, Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State, has appealed to politicians to shun religious and tribal sentiments to enhance national unity.

Wamakko made the call on Friday while declaring the first National Convention of APC opened in Abuja.

According to him, governance is a collective responsibility of all the multitudes of diverse interests and identities.

“These same factors also engender the principles that leadership of Nigeria is a franchise to which all the sectional, ethnic and religious components of the country have a right.

“This is the reality that we have come to accept, in spite of our diversity and at times, sharply divergent composition.

“This, coming to terms with the facts and realities of our corporate existence, is the foundation for the sustenance of our nation”, Wamakko said.

He said that Nigeria was once again rising above the ‘bad tides’, through the amalgamation of positives elements from across all sectional, ethnic and religious divides.

He said, “These are men and women in whose hearts those principles, upon which our country was born and are still firmly anchored”.

He said the national convention of APC was a milestone in a long journey and “an odyssey that sets out to rescue a nation in distress.

“This convention is, therefore, only the start of true and genuine transformation, which we shall spear-head and with the partnership of all citizens, we shall realise it”.

In his speech a former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, said the formation of the APC was to provide a party that would make an impact on the lives of Nigerians.

Buhari said Nigerians were yearning for a better change that would find a lasting solution to decay in our infrastructure, falling standard of education and lingering securing challenge facing the country.

He noted that the fundamental reason for government was to guarantee the safety of lives and properties of the citizenry and assured Nigerians that the APC was committed to restore peace in the country.

Also speaking, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said the convention would give birth to alternative party for Nigerians who want better health care delivery and employment for the youth.

Abubakar expressed optimism that APC would win presidential and all governorship elections in the country. (NAN)

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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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.”

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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

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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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