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‘Don’t vote Buhari out’ – Martin Luther King Jr’s nephew give serious advice to Nigerians ahead of 2019

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Mr. Isaac Newton-Farris, one of the nephews of American civil right activist, Martin Luther King Jr has appealed to Nigerians to give Pres. Buhari time to implement his reforms and move the country forward.

Newton–Farris spoke during a luncheon organized to celebrate the Black History Month for the first time in Nigeria.

He said:

My advice to Nigeria is this, I know that a lot of Nigerians feel a little displeasure with President Buhari moving too slow on some of his reforms. I will counsel Nigerians to say give this man the time he needs to do the job that he is doing. He is one of the most legitimate leaders that the continent has produced. And he would if you all just stick to him I assure you he is going to make Nigeria a better place.

Mr. Newton – Farris added that though he is a visitor to Nigeria, he was confident that Nigerians will benefit a lot if they support the president and give him the time he needs to complete his work.

I know for instance what your citizens will say to me, he will identify the corruption but won’t do anything, he says until an investigation is done. But that is the proper way to do that. You know fortunately he is an honest man, but if he would just decide in his mind what is corrupt and not corrupt and just taking action without a process what will happen with the next guy that comes who might not be as honest as he is. So, you need a process. So, it is not about the person or personality, but it is about the fact. So, I will just counsel Nigerians, I know, I am a visitor it is really not my business, but be careful before you vote this man out of office.

Source – Akpraise

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuses FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuse FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has accused the Federal Government of taking huge loans to acquire substandard and refurbished trains.

The former lawmaker from Kaduna made this accusation on Thursday on his Twitter page while condemning the recent breakdown of the Kaduna-Abuja railway.

Also Read: Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

The railway line was reported to have broken down between November 18 and November 20, exposing passengers on the journey to grave danger.

He expressed that for such to have happened, it means Nigeria paid for substandard or refurbished locomotives adding that the Chinese contractor in charge must be made to repair them at no cost to the government.

He wrote:

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Gowon: AfDB President Adesina Warns Against Misinformation

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Gowon: AfDB President Adesina Warns Against Misinformation

Akinwunmi Adesina

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina has stated that former military Head of State, Yakubu Gowon is a man of great honour and decency.

In recent days, the former Head of State has been in the news over the allegation that he looted half of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) when he was in office.

Tom Tugendhat, a member of the United Kingdom parliament, had referenced an allegation that Gowon looted Nigeria’s treasury while in office.

Also Read: Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Defends Gowon Over Allegations Of Looting CBN

Reacting in a tweet on Thursday, Adesina said Nigerians should beware of misinformation.

He described Gowon as a “great and admirable elder statesman of Nigeria”, adding that his “honesty and integrity are impeccable.”

“Be careful of misinformation! H.E. General Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former Head of State, is a man of great honour, decency, honesty, amazing simplicity, humility, and integrity. I know him. A great and admirable elder statesman of Nigeria. His honesty and integrity are impeccable.

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Gowon Describes UK MP’s Fraud Allegations As False

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Gowon Describes UK MP’s Fraud Allegations As False

Yakubu Gowon

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) has reacted to allegations by a British lawmaker that he stole half of the Central Bank of Nigeria while in office.

In his reaction on Wednesday, the former Nigerian leader described the submission by the British Parliamentarian, Tom Tugendhat as rubbish.

He pointed out that he served Nigeria meritoriously and never stole anything with the records clearly available for all to see.

Also Read: Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Defends Gowon Over Allegations Of Looting CBN

It will be recalled Tugendhat on Monday while addressing the British Parliament during a debate on a petition calling on the UK to impose sanctions on some federal government officials for their roles during the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria, submitted that some leaders have been looting the West African nation and hiding the ill-gotten wealth in the UK.

However, Gowon in his reaction to the allegation was quoted to have told the BBC in an exclusive interview: “I don’t know where he got that rubbish from, I served Nigeria diligently and my records are there for all to see.”

 

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