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Nigerians Will Know Those Who Have Short-changed Them In A Matter Of Weeks – Buhari Tells Abdulsalami C’ttee

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PMB-National Peace CommitteeWhile the National Peace Committee for the 2015 general elections headed by former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd) asked that due process be followed in the present administration’s anti-corruption drive, President Muhammadu Buhari informed the committee that the prosecution of those who have soiled their hands with public funds will begin in a matter of weeks.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated this on Tuesday after members of the committee met with Mr. Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari told the committee that his government was “irrevocably” committed to doing all within its powers to break the vicious cycle of corruption, unemployment and insecurity in Nigeria.

“Nigeria has to break this vicious cycle before we can make progress”, President Buhari told Abdulsalami’s committee.

The president also disclosed that his government was diligently getting facts and figures pertaining to the nation’s stolen funds, before going on to prosecute identified culprits.

Buhari also told the committee that under his leadership, the Federal Government would ask for the return of stolen funds stashed in foreign banks and ensure that those who stole the funds are made to stand trial in Nigerian courts.

He also disclosed that his administration was reorganising the country’s revenue generating institutions as part of its actions to address the national problems it inherited.

Towards this end, President Buhari said a Treasury Single Account had been established for all Federal revenue to ensure greater probity, transparency and accountability in the collection, disbursement and utilisation of national funds.

“We have really degenerated as a country. Our national institutions, including the military, which did wonderfully on foreign missions in the past, have been compromised. But we are doing something about it. The military is now retraining and morale has been resuscitated.

“As Petroleum Minister under Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo in the 1970s, I could not travel abroad until I had taken a memo to the Federal Executive Council asking for estacode. Now, everybody does what he wants.

“That is why security-wise and economically, we’re in trouble”, President Buhari told his guests, adding that those who have stolen the national wealth “will be in court in a matter of weeks and Nigerians will know those who have short-changed them”, Buhari said.

The presidential spokesman said Buhari granted the National Peace Committee, formed before the 2015 general elections, the permission to transform to National Peace Council.

Members of the National Peace Committee who were at Tuesday meeting apart from Gen. Abubakar are: Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, His Eminence, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar; Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN); and Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria.

Others were Justice Rose Ukeje (rtd), Prof Ameze Guobadia, Vanguard Newspaper Publisher, Sam Amuka, Dame Priscilla Kuye, Senator Ben Obi, Dr. Yunusa Tanko, and Dr Arthur-Martin Aginam.

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  1. Mike

    August 11, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I could just imagine how reckless the past leaders were. Any minister could just get up and buy any car of choice, travel for medical treat abroad, chatter private jets and so on without accountability. I wonder what brought GEJ to villa few days ago. So that we forget the money? U must bring them back and go to jail. PMB is not there to make money but put things right. There should law to make corrupt leaders face firing squad.

  2. kunle abbas

    August 12, 2015 at 8:09 am

    ON WHOSE AUTHORITY AND MANDATE DOES PEACE COMMITTEE DEMAND THAT BUHARI SHOULD FOLLOW DUE PROCESS IN PROSECUTING THE ANTI GRAFT WAR ?WHEN ABDUSALAMI WAS HEAD OF STATE DID OBSERVE DUE PROCESS IN THE JUNE 12 ELECTION AND DOES HE NOT OWE NIGERIAN DUTY TO TELL US HOW ABIOLA WAS KILLED?

  3. styv castro

    August 14, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Is all dat PMB hv said in d last three months can Ju̶̲̥̅̊§t b executed dis whol year all ll b well in Naija

  4. styv castro

    August 14, 2015 at 6:27 am

    If all dat PMB hv said in d last three months can Ju̶̲̥̅̊§t b executed dis whol year all ll b well in Naija

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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