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2015: Yero Picks Nomination Form, Says No Cracks In Kaduna PDP

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Mukhtar Ramalan yeroAhead of the gov­ernorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which has been slat­ed for November 29 across the country, Kaduna State governor, Ramalan Yero, has made a bold move to seek a fresh mandate in 2015 by picking the Ex­pression of Interest and Nomi­nation forms.

Yero, who picked the forms yesterday at the national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja, was accompanied by his deputy, Ambassador Nuhu Bajoga, the Speaker of the State Assembly, Tahir Usman, and all PDP members of the Kaduna State House of Assembly.

Yero, who emerged as gov­ernor following the death of his boss, Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa in a helicopter crash in 2012, said his decision to contest the 2015 governorship election was informed by the various calls on him by people of the state to run.

He dismissed insinuation of cracks in the PDP over his am­bition even as he maintained that the party is “a very united family in the state and we are very confident that in Feburary 2015, PDP will emerge victori­ous at all elections in the state.

“There is no space for oppo­sition political parties to show any force in that PDP will win governorship and other elec­tions in the state because our administration has done well in stabilising the security situa­tion, created jobs, transformed education. PDP is formidable and powerful in the state”.

Yero further declared that his administration has com­pleted 70 percent of 33 road projects embarked upon by the late Yakowa and stabilised the security situation in the state in the last 22 months.

He also added that his ad­ministration has transformed the education sector in the state which was evident in the state’s ranking as third best by West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) this year.

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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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