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APC Commends Security Agencies, Supporters, Lagos Residents For Making Convention A Success

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APC Presidential PrimariesThe All Progressives Congress on Friday commended the security agencies, the media, party supporters and Lagos residents for their immense contributions to the success of its two-day National Convention.

A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said going by the efforts and perseverance of these groups, it was now clear that Nigerians were ready to make the necessary sacrifice for a change.

The party said the military, police, DSS, civil defence corps and the various Lagos State security agencies, among others, went beyond the call of duty in carrying out their assigned tasks during the convention.

”What this shows is that with proper political leadership and guidance, our security agencies can be the best in the world. We are indeed gladdened by their sacrifice”, APC said.

It added that the media also did not disappoint, as many journalists reported at the venue from 9am on Wednesday and did not leave until the results of the voting were announced at about 6pm on Thursday.

“All the while, they reported the event as it happened. As always, the Nigerian media played their watchdog role with a rare commitment and impressive professionalism. They were there for us all through”, it said.

APC noted that the people of Lagos made a great sacrifice by bearing the inconveniences imposed by the convention without much complaints.

The party said, “For a city prone to gridlock, there is no doubt that the convention brought about extra inconveniences for the residents as they moved around to perform their daily duties.

“But based on the feedback we have received from across the state, the people believe that whatever inconveniences they suffered while the convention lasted were just a little of the sacrifice they have to make in the collective efforts to build a new Nigeria.

“We appreciate this very much”.

It said the party’s members and supporters, especially the delegates, who came from all over the country, were simply outstanding in their contributions to the success of the convention.

According to the party, this development has given it much hope and confidence that it can always count on its core groups for support.

“With the fairness, transparency, violence-free and the overall success of the convention, APC has shown that it is indeed ready to bring the much needed change to Nigeria and make the country a proud member of the comity of nations.

”In the tough task ahead, we have no scintilla of doubt that we can always count on all those who have made our convention a success”, the party said. (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
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.

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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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