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Corruption Will Have No Place, The Corrupt Will Not Be Appointed into My Administration – Buhari

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, promised to run a private sector-led economy and end corruption if he wins the March 28 election. He said this in a speech at the Chattam House, London.

“We will run a private sector-led economy but maintain an active role for government through strong regulatory oversight and deliberate interventions and incentives to diversify the base of our economy, strengthen productive sectors, improve the productive capacities of our people and create jobs for our teeming youths,” Buhari said.

The private sector has been proven to be a major driver of growth across the world. The UNDP, in a 2004 report titled Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for The Poor, noted that the private sector can alleviate poverty by creating employment and income growth. It can also empower poor people by improving their quality of life. For a country like Nigeria where 33.1 percent of the citizens live in extreme poverty, impressive private sector growth will propel it faster towards the actualisation of its economic dreams.

Buhari noted in his speech that a good place to start the repositioning of Nigeria’s economy is to swiftly tackle waste and corruption. He promised to lead the way in ridding the country of the two ills if elected.

“Corruption will have no place and the corrupt will not be appointed into my administration,” the former military head of state said.

Despite the presence of anti-graft agencies like EFCC and ICPC in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, corruption has almost become a component of doing business in the country. Although, its natural resources and large consumer size makes Nigeria an investment hostspot, corruption has made it harder for businesses to operate and has also discouraged the inflow of foreign investments. The country ranked 136th on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2014, scoring 27 percent. The perceived level of public sector corruption was rated on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is very corrupt and 100 is very clean. The APC presidential candidate, however, promised to block leakages as a result of graft and use money saved from this to “fund social investment programmes in education, health and safety nets such as free school meals for children, emergency public works for unemployed youth and pensions for the elderly.”

If Buhari wins the presidential election, Nigerians and indeed the world will be watching, ready to hold him to his words.

The general elections were earlier scheduled for February 14 and 28, but the country’s electoral commission postponed the polls until March 28 and April 11, citing security concerns. Since the postponement of the general elections, the military has recorded massive gains against Islamist militant group Boko Haram whose violent campaign has led to the death of more than 13,000 persons in the country. While several towns taken by the group in Nigeria’s northeast has been reclaimed, bomb attacks believed to have been perpetrated by members of the sect has intensified in recent days.

The APC has insisted that elections must hold at the new dates as the initial delay was regarded as a ploy by the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to manipulate things in its favour.

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  1. Hahaha

    February 27, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Buhari,GMB,Baba yoyo oyoyo or whatever you called yourself,you should know that you have no heavenly crown vis-a-vis credentials to govern Nigeria any longer let alone talking of corruption. You are in uk talking of corruption while you are seating on top of certificate scandal.

  2. steel

    February 27, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    sai Buhari carry go

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

See his post below:

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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