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Speakership: Aspirant Pledges 75% C’ttee Chairmanship Positions For New Reps-elect

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Abdulmumin-JibrinOne of the leading contenders for the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has taken his campaign to the 200 newly elected members of the green chamber.

In a letter to the lawmakers, Jibrin pledged to allocate 75 per cent of chairmanship and deputy chairmanship positions to the new members if they support his bid.

It was the second letter the member representing Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency of Kano State would write to his colleagues in the House.

Jibrin, who heads the House Committee on Finance, however, acknowledged it won’t be an easy task but he was prepared to step on toes.

He added that, “To do this, I will have to step on toes. But if this will usher in the change and fresh ideas we crave for our dear country, so be it!”

The lawmaker, in the letter, said if elected Speaker, his major focus would be on zero tolerance for corruption; transparency in legislative business; increase productivity and capacity building, continuity in legislative business and a special attention to first term members.

“I have carefully observed that all other Aspirants have shown little attention to this new group of dynamic in coming members.

“A key way to deepen the change is to effectively integrate you into the activities of the house, share experience with you, discuss your welfare as most of you are coming in with family and need to quickly settle down to the task ahead but most importantly put you in position of authority to bring in your fresh ideas and expertise in running the activities of the House”, Jibrin stated in the letter.

He reminded the newly-elected members of their numerical strength and advised them to exploit it to their benefit.

“You have the numerical strength. Do not waste it. You have what it takes to decide the kind of leadership we should have in the 8th Assembly. Do not allow yourselves to be relegated to the background. Do not allow yourselves to be used only as numbers to be counted in votes for Aspirants that do not appreciate your individual potentials and your fresh ideas. I urge you to unite and take charge! We are all equals!

“In me, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin you have an ally that will lead the 8th Assembly and usher in a new dispensation of change. I will not be the Speaker of South South, East or West neither will I be the Speaker of North Central, East or West but your Speaker, The Speaker of House of Representatives of Nigeria!” he said.

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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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