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PDP Names Ex-Defence Minister, Haliru, BoT Chairman As Jonathan ‘Rejects’ Offer

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GEJ-PDPDr. Goodluck Jonathan on Monday night presided over his last meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) as President, at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting, which was declared open by the outgoing president, endorsed a former acting National Chairman of the PDP and former Defence Minister, Bello Haliru Mohammed, as acting BoT chairman.

The meeting was said to have been summoned to discuss former PDP BoT Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih’s recent resignation and that of the immediate past national chairman of the party, Adamu Muazu.

The meeting, which started at 9.07P.M ended at about 11:15P.M.

Speaking to journalists after the meeting, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said Mr. Bello was nominated to act for the next few months.

“Haliru Mohammed Bello was selected as the Acting Chairman of the BOT during the BOT meeting to serve for the next few months”, Ekweremadu, who is Chairman of the PDP Post-Election Review Committee, said.

On his part, the PDP BoT Secretary, Senator Walid Jibril, said President Jonathan had rejected the offer of stepping into the position left vacant by Mr. Anenih.

According to the BoT Scribe, Mr. Bello is to act for about two to three months when election will be conducted to choose a substantive chairman.

Mr. Bello accepted the endorsement and promised to work hard to restore confidence in the party, which has been weighed down by internal strife following its poor outing in the last general elections.

The meeting was attended by PDP Acting National Chairman Uche Secondus, Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, BoT Secretary Walid Jibril, Professor Jerry Gana, PDP National Women Leader, Kema Chikwe and former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu.

Also present were former Kaduna State Governor, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, former Minister of Women Affairs, Josephine Anenih, Jonathan’s Chief of Staff, Jones Arogbofa and Senator Hope Uzodinma.

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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

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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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