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National Assembly Ready To Support Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War

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NASSA consultant to the National Assembly, Mr. Victor Walsh, yesterday, said the legislative arm of government is ready to support the anti-corruption efforts of the Federal Government.

The consultant made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja against the backdrop of the ongoing war against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration.

According to Walsh, the time has come for all arms of government to synergise and come up with strategies to win the war against corruption.

He said a two-day Anti-corruption Conference being organised by the National Assembly and the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption on Oct. 18 showed the legislators’ support to the anti-corruption agenda.

Walsh said the forthcoming conference with the full support of the legislature was an indication that the parliament had nothing against the Federal Government’s anti-corruption war.

According to him, the conference will bring together the leadership of the National Assembly and the Presidency on the crucial issue of anti-corruption war.

Walsh explained that the conference would be declared open by President Buhari, while leading anti-corruption crusader, Prof. Patrick Lumumba of Kenya, would be the Lead Discussant.

Walsh, who is also the Director-General of African Development Study Centre, Abuja, said the conference would take place at the Nigerian Air Force Conference Centre, Abuja.

NAN reports that the conference comes on the heels of the recent arrest of Judges by the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged corrupt practices. (NAN)

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

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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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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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