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Buhari Visits Ogoniland, Promises To Implement UNEP Report, Complete Abandoned Road Project

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GEN. BUHARI IN WARM HANDSHAKE WITH SEN. MAGNUS ABE ON THURSDAY

GEN. BUHARI IN WARM HANDSHAKE WITH SEN. MAGNUS ABE ON THURSDAY

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), on Thursday promised to implement the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on the polluted Ogoni environment if elected president in the February 14, 2015 presidential election.

The APC presidential candidate, who made the promise while speaking during a meeting with stakeholders of Ogoni ethnic nationality at Saakpenwa, headquarters of Tai local government area of Rivers State, also promised to complete the abandoned Bodo-Bonny road project.

According to Buhari the decision of the Federal Government to abandon the road project was a clear case of incompetence and social injustice, adding that a lot is being taken from Ogoniland with little brought back in return.

He also urged the people of the area to ensure they get their permanent voters’ cards so as to vote en-masse for the APC at all levels of the general election.

“Your environment has been sentenced to death, much is being taken from Ogoniland but just little is being brought back in return. If I am elected as the president of this country, I will complete the abandoned Bodo-Bonny road project and implement the UNEP report”, the former head of state said.

Responding on behalf of the people of Ogoni, the Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, pointed out that several injustices have been committed against the ethnic nationality in the last 50 years.

Abe said, “Several injustices have been committed against the Ogoni people in the last 50 years. Oil companies that operated in Ogoni have not fared better in their corporate relations with host communities.

“What is more, the Bodo-Bonny road, the only seeming on-going Federal Government project in Ogoniland is uncompleted years after the Federal Government under President Olusegun Obasanjo awarded the contracts.

“Our position as a people concerning resumption of oil exploration in Ogoni is that there should be adequate consultation, and participation of the Ogonis in the process leading to their eventual operation”.

Speaking in the same vein, the Director-General of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organization and Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, stated that despite being the second most populous ethnic nationality in the state, the people of Ogoni have suffered a lot in terms of environmental degradation and other challenges.

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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.”

Also Read: #EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

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.

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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