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Ex-Power Minister, Nebo, Backs Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War

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Chinedu-NeboA former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war, describing the menace as a “killer” that must be fought by all Nigerians.
Nebo expressed his support for the anti-graft war in the address he delivered at the 2015 International Conference of the Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, on Friday.
He lauded the economic reforms and developmental agenda being introduced by the Buhari-led administration.
Nebo, however, urged the president to focus his attention on the public sector financial management and the Treasury Single Account policy.
According to him, corruption is not the only socio-economic reform and development challenge in Nigeria, incompetence is another problem.
“When you put incompetent persons in positions that is also corruption, because they cannot perform and they end up stealing the national wealth and resources”.
Nebo also charged professional accountants to help in salvaging the nation by ensuring probity, accountability and keeping of books in a way to abhor corruptions for economic sustainability and development.
However, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, charged accountants to teach the public how to create wealth and manage finances.
Ahaneku, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, described Nigeria as a country blessed with rich human and natural resources; a nation having all it takes to be the best in the world.
He, however, blamed the nation’s woos on corruption.
He further urged professional accountants to rise to the challenge of imparting the people with right knowledge.
Earlier, Dr Ngozi Ijeoma, the Head, Department of Accountancy of the university, said that the 2015 conference was designed to produce discoveries aimed at providing enduring solutions to numerous economic challenges.
She expressed optimism that the conference would come up with strategies and options for professional accountants to ensure sustainable socio-economic growth of the country.
According to her, the early economic reforms in Nigeria failed because of inconsistency and lack of implementation.
The conference is entitled: “The Challenges of Socio-Economic Reforms and Development in Nigeria: The Role of Professional Accountants”. (NAN)

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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.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

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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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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