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Reps To Give Accelerated Passage To 2015 Appropriation Bill, Says Tambuwal

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TambuwallThe Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, in Abuja on Tuesday promised that the House would give accelerated passage to the 2015 Appropriation Bill.

Tambuwal made the promise in his remarks at the resumed sitting of the House after one month recess.

“Let me remind us that the first crucial task before us is the 2015 Budget proposal which is at committee stage.

“I urge that the belated submission notwithstanding, we owe our country a duty not only to pass this Appropriation Bill speedily but also with due diligence and thorough scrutiny”, he said.

According to him, another bill that requires utmost urgency is the Electoral Act Amendment Bill which has already been passed by the two chambers.

“The House of Representatives has already constituted her harmonisation committee and I hope the Senate will do so expeditiously so that we can wrap up soonest.

“This is critical as amendments contained therein provide the clear legal framework for participation in the electoral process by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) whose numbers are no doubt substantial”, he said.

Tambuwal noted that the recent postponement of the general elections had inflicted an indelible dent on the integrity of the elections and the entire electoral process.

He commended political parties, civil society organisations, the international community and Nigerians for the maturity displayed in handling the development.

He decried recent inflammatory utterances by some Nigerians, which he said were inimical to unity, peace and public order in the country.

The speaker also commended the armed forces and security agencies for laying down their lives daily in the prosecution of the military action against the insurgency in the North Eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. (NAN)

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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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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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