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Gbenga Daniel seek Obasanjo’s support towards becoming PDP Chairman

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was visited by an aspirant of the national chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Gbenga Daniel to seek his support for his ambition.

Mr. Daniel, a former Ogun State Governor, is contesting the position alongside other chieftains of the party including Bode George, Tunde Adeniran, and Raymond Dokpesi.

Mr. Obasanjo, who served as president on the PDP platform for two terms, publicly quit the part in the build up to the 2015 elections.

In spite of his quit, Mr. Obasanjo is still considered influential within the party.

Although the former president had altercations with Mr. Daniel in 2011, both men resolved their differences and Mr. ‎Obasanjo assigned the ex-governor a role during his 80th birthday anniversary held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Mr. Daniel, who governed Ogun State for eight years on the platform of PDP, had earlier disclosed that he will formally declare his intention for the PDP chairmanship position in Abuja next Wednesday.

Speaking to journalists after the visit, Mr. Daniel said he‎ came to “consult with Baba Obasanjo and seek his advice” on his ambition.

He added that he can not make any move in that direction without the ex-president’s input.

“I’m contesting for the PDP chairmanship position. I’m consulting and Baba is one of the foundation member of the party and we can’t move without him,” Mr. Daniel said.

The aspirant said the party is now united and being rejuvenated to make it a party to beat both in Ogun State and at the centre.

“We have been united. You can see all of us are here. We have realised that united we stand and divided we fall. There are no many problems or many challenges. What you see is just called internal democracy,” he said.

“And to summarise it, we just want to return the party to the people and once that is done, I think the people will be in control,” Mr. Daniel added.

Mr. Daniel had earlier visited ex-military ruler Ibrahim Babangida to also seek his support for the election coming up next month.

Source: ( Premium Times )

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WTO: Trump Wrong For Rejecting Okonjo-Iweala – Fani-Kayode

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WTO: Trump Wrong For Rejecting Okonjo-Iweala – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the move by the United States President, Donald Trump to block the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Recall that Okonjo-Iweala on Wednesday won the popular vote by a wide margin, with the expectation of an announcement after a World Trade Organization meeting in Geneva.

She was reported to have won the support of 104 of all 164 member countries of the WTO, many of which were from Africa and Europe.

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However, the US reportedly expressed its disappointment over the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala despite her widely gained support.

Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Fani-Kayode warned that Trump’s opposition to Okonjo-Iweala would upset millions of his supporters in Nigeria and Africa.

He wrote:

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Nigeria’s Economy Too Fragile For Fresh Lockdown —Buhari

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Nigeria’s Economy Too Fragile For Fresh Lockdown —Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that Nigeria’s economy is too fragile for fresh coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

The president stated this in a post on his Twitter handle @MBuhari on Thursday.

Buhari stated that compliance with COVID-19 protocols by all Nigerians is crucial to avert a second wave of the pandemic in the country.

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This is coming following the recent increase in Coronavirus cases in many countries around the world.

He wrote:

“Looking at the trends in other countries, we must do all we can to avert a second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

“We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown.”

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Femi Adesina: #EndSARS Protests Fuelled Looting Of Warehouses

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Femi Adesina: #EndSARS Protests Fuelled Looting Of Warehouses

Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity has alleged that some Nigerians involved in recent cases of looting experienced in some cities across the country didn’t do it because they were angry or hungry.

He alleged that they were simply taking advantage of the collapse of law and order caused by the #EndSARS protests.

He stated this on Thursday, 29th October when he appeared on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.

He declared that poverty has nothing to do with the invasion of COVID-19 palliatives warehouses.

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He said: “Criminality is criminality. Would it justify armed robbery because the man was poor? Would you justify armed robbery because the man didn’t have money?

“Just as you cannot justify armed robbery because a man was poor and took a gun to rob another person, you can’t also justify the lootings going on because it is pure criminality. My view is that it is not everybody that is hungry that engaged in that looting. This is the truth, it is greed and pure criminality.

“Criminality will always be criminality and anarchy promotes criminality. What has happened in the past two or three weeks led to what is happening now. If there was cohesion and tranquility in society, this would not have happened. Therefore, it is corollary to the near anarchic situation that came on the country because of the protest.

“If you did not have people burning police stations, killing policemen, burning private and public property, you won’t have this kind of looting. That means those same people will be in society and will find ways to eke out a living but because the situation was created for near-anarchy that is why you have this.

“So, I don’t agree that it is all about poverty. Yes in any country, you will have people that are poor, hungry…that is one of the reasons you have government to ensure that the number of the poor reduces progressively.

“So this crowd of people you see going to loot are not necessarily hungry or angry; they are taking advantage of the collapse of law and order that came as a result of the protest.”

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