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The National Assembly Knows Nothing About Fuel Subsidy Removal, Electricity Tariff Hike – Gbajabiamila

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Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the National Assembly was unaware of the fuel subsidy removal and the hike in electricity tariff, as the Federal Government is yet to communicate its decision to the Assembly.

“Well, all I have heard is pronouncement as far as the electricity tariff is concerned. As you know, a lot of the distributors and players in that industry do not have the tariff reflect their operation cost,” Gbajabiamila said while giving a report of activities of the House of Reps in the 8th Assembly from June to December.

“While the government does not want anyone to lose money or doing business at a loss, it is paramount we take the interest of the masses into consideration.”

However, he noted that if the federal government must remove subsidy or hike electricity tariff, it must be done through legislation.

“I think the same thing goes. The government, I am not aware, has communicated its position to the National Assembly. If you ask me what the position of the National Assembly is, that is going to be a debate that we are going to have because people have different opinion,” Gbajabiamila said.

Speaking on the performance of the House of Representatives the Majority Leader said: “I will say that the House has done well. If you are assessing the House within the six months, of course, the House has done well but we cannot assess the House within six months of a four year tenure. As far as six months is concerned, I think the House has lived up to its bidding and its expectations”.

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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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

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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.

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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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