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Adamawa Lawmakers Take 50% Pay Cut

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Adamawa State House of AssemblyMembers of the Adamawa State House of Assembly have agreed to contribute 50 per cent of their salaries to the development of the state.

The Majority Leader, Alhaji Musa Mahmud, made this known yesterday in Yola while speaking to newsmen in the state capital.

Governor Mohammed Jibrilla had on Monday said 50 per cent of his salary and that of his deputy would be donated to the state. He also urged the state’s lawmakers to consider donating part of their salaries to the state.

He said the lawmakers made the sacrifice willingly in view of the financial condition of the state.

“It is okay for my colleagues and me. We are set for the 50 per cent cut in our salary”, Mahmud said.

Also speaking, the Assembly’s Minority Leader, Mrs Justina Nkom, said the pay cut was a welcome development that deserved the support of members.

“It is a service to our state and I see no problem in that”, Nkom said.

Malam Abdulrahman Abubakar (APC-Mubi North) and Mr Ayuba Kwada (APC-Michika) said the gesture was acceptable to them as representatives of the people who needed to make sacrifice in their interest.

“This is part of the selfless service we promised the electorate; as representatives of the people, no sacrifice is too much to make.

“All politicians and political office holders need to make this sacrifice.

“Only civil servants should be spared based on the fact that their salary is just not enough”, Abubakar said. (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

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

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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