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2015: Tambuwal’s Aide Picks APC Nomination Form For Katsina House Of Assembly

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Aminu TambuwalThe Senior Special Assistant on Print Media to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, Mohammed Funtua, has picked the nomination form of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to contest for a seat in the Katsina State House of Assembly in 2015.

Mr. Funtua, who was issued both the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms after paying the prescribed fees in Katsina, informed reporters that his decision to represent Funtua local government in the state legislature was based on his desire to ensure justice and fairness for his constituency, which, he alleged, had been marginalised by the present administration in the scheme of things.

The legislative aide particularly expressed his disappointment in how Funtua, which he said is the second largest local government after Katsina local government, had been neglected in terms of provision of infrastructure and other social amenities in the last seven years.

He alleged that certain local governments, smaller in size and importance, were transformed to the detriment of Funtua.

He also challenged the state government to disclose the developmental projects it had executed in each local government of the state in the last seven and half years.

“If they can respond to this challenge, everyone will see the glaring imbalances on how my area has been consistently marginalised with every of the little infrastructure established long ago deteriorating without any attempt by the state government to address the issue”, he said.

“It is such a pitiful situation that as important as Funtua is to the state, it is only one quarter of the town that enjoys epileptic water supply; there is lack of township roads except those constructed by the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund, PTF.

“Even in sighting higher educational institutions, Funtua, in particular and Katsina south in general has not been found suitable enough to host any, but they have instead concentrated such institutions in two local governments within a radius of 80 kilometres”, Mr. Funtua added.

The aspirant, who was a former political editor of Peoples Daily newspapers and staff of News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, before his present appointment, said if elected, he would use his wealth of experience to ensure that his constituency and other local governments in the state were treated equally and fairly.

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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

Muhammadu Buhari

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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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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