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Jonathan’s Lack Of Political Will To Fight Corruption: Clark Meant No Harm – IMG

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Edwin Clark

EDWIN-CLARKAs former Federal Commissioner for Information in the first Republic, Chief Edwin Clark receives flak for saying ex-President Goodluck Jonathan lacked the political will-power to fight corruption, the Ijaw Monitoring Group, IMG, has risen in defence of the Ijaw leader.

Clark, the most ardent supporter of the Jonathan administration, had while hosting a delegation of Think Nigeria First Initiative at his Asokoro, Abuja residence on Wednesday, said the former president was too much of a gentleman, which resulted in a lot of corrupt practices going on under his nose unchallenged.

“Jonathan didn’t have the political will-power to fight corruption. He’s too much a gentleman. Drivers of yesterday are living in palatial buildings now under his government. In advanced countries, when you are living above your means, people query you. That’s not so in Nigeria. Former governors and lawmakers are now asking for immunity. Jonathan meant well for this country, but the will power to fight corruption was not there”, he said.

In their reaction on Thursday, ex-militants under the aegis of Niger Delta Liberation Force, NDLF, described the Ijaw leader’s comment as “the height of betrayal and backstabbing to find favour with the current administration”.

Speaking in defence of Clark, the IMG Coordinator, Comrade Joseph Evah said: “Chief E.K Clark is the father of former President Jonathan. No one can understand a child more than his father. So if Chief Clark is saying so, that means he is giving a testimonial of his son. If his father is saying that he is incapable in a certain area, no one should fault his father for saying so. I am also a son of Chief Clark and he knows me very well. I dont think what he said was a condenmnation of Jonathan because even when Jonathan was the President, Chief Clark did not praise him on every issue.

“There were times that he challenged Jonathan. One of such instances was during the time of Bamanga Tukur as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party when he cautioned Jonathan against allowing Tukur to go. He opposed Jonathan on that by telling him that he would be in trouble if Tukur is allowed to go. The most important thing is that he understands Jonathan more than most people. I don’t think he betrayed the former President with that statement. I think he was only telling Buhari to be firm on the war against corruption”.

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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

Governor Fayemi

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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