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Senator Zanna’s Death, Big Blow To Senate – Mark

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ahmed zannaSenate President, David Mark, on Saturday in Abuja, expressed shock over the death of Ahmed Zanna, a senator from Borno State.

In a statement, Mr. Mark described the late lawmaker’s death as one too many.

He described Mr. Zanna as a gentleman, who was mindful of his legislative assignments, welfare of his constituents and the nation at large.

Mr. Mark said the late senator was a fine parliamentarian who contributed his quota to the success of the 7th Senate.

The president of the senate said Mr. Zanna could have waited for the expiration of the 7th Senate, which would be in a few days. He, however, noted that “God knows the best time for a man to be born and when a man should die.

“Sen. Zanna’s death which is coming few days after the demise of Sen. Uche Chukwumerije is a big blow to the Senate and the nation.

“This is certainly not the best of times for us. These deaths in quick succession are heart-breaking.

“We cannot question the will of the Almighty. We can only ask that our Creator gives us the fortitude to bear this sad loss and grant the deceased eternal rest”.

Mr. Zanna, who died at the age of 59, was re-elected during the March 28th National Assembly elections, on the platform of the All Progressive Congress.

He was first elected into the upper chamber in 2011 and was a member of the board of some federal establishments prior to his first election as a senator. (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

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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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