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Labour Party Urges Nigerians To Resist Buhari’s $29.9b Foreign Loan Request

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National-Chairman-Labour-Party-Abdulkadir-AbdulsalamThe Labour Party has called on Nigerians to resist attempts by the government to increase Nigeria’s debt burden.

This is just as it described the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to obtain a foreign loan of $29.9 billion without a detailed plan of repayment, as a “journey to the grave for Nigeria”.

National Chairman of the Labour Party, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, made this known while addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.

“The current recession was primarily enhanced by the unfortunate locking up of funds in the name of fighting corruption. Thus, failing in the promise that funds would be released into the economy as soon as the budget was passed, the Buhari-led APC government is ready to take to the nation to a graveyard by borrowing without recourse to the after effect for Nigeria”, said Mr. Abdulsalam.

He urged Nigerians to bear in mind that part of the problems bedevilling the country was the uncontrollable borrowing of external loans by previous administration under the guise of infrastructural development.

The Labour Party chairman pointed out that the All Progressives Congress-led federal government had since its inception, failed in its promise to improve Nigeria’s economy and the decision to look for loans would only have devastating effects on the economy.

He said the supporters of the president should accept the reasons alluded by the National Assembly for refusing to approve the proposal.

Mr. Abdulsalam said a project of any kind required proper planning for success and the failure of government to accompany its proposal with a plan was proof that the proposal was a negative one.

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

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The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel

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 Saraki Leads PDP’s National Reconciliation Panel

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the chairman of its National Reconciliation Committee.

The committee made up of five other members is expected to work to resolve grievances and disagreements among party members across the country.

Also Read: Saraki Reacts To Kidnap, Killing Of Worshippers In Zamfara Mosque

This development was confirmed in a tweet late on Monday night by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Other members of the committee are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim; former Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); as well as former House Minority Leader, Mulikat Akande.

 

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Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

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    Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has expressed optimism that Nigerians will still vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in 2023.

Fashola, however, added that the only thing that can make Nigerians not to vote for the APC is if the party fails to fulfill its campaign promises to them.

The Minister made this remark while speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

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He noted that even if the promises are not 100% fulfilled but the citizens see signs of commitment and progress, other parties should forget about displacing APC in 2023.

The former Lagos State Governor added that opposition parties are not doing better than the APC, hence should not expect Nigerians to vote for them come 2023.

He said: “Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics,” the former Lagos governor said.

“If you do what you say you will do, even if you don’t do hundred percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish what you started.”

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