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Zamfara Assembly Abolishes Monthly Allowance, Pension For Ex-Governors, Deputies, Others

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Zamfara state House of Assembly has abolished the law that allows the state government to pension and other allowances to former governors, their deputies, Speakers and their deputies in the state.

The law was abolished on Tuesday, less than 48 hours after the immediate past governor, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, wrote a letter to Zamfara State Government demanding for the payment of his monthly upkeep allowances running into millions.

In the letter, the former governor state that the monthly upkeep allowances for an ex-governor in the state is N10million duly vacked by law which was amended and assented to on the 23rd of March, 2019.

The House leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara (PDP Maradun 1) who presented the bull before the house, asked his fellow lawmakers to as a matter of urgency consider the abolishment of the law which provides the jumbo pay for the former leaders of the state at the detriment of the retired civil servants who have not been paid their entitlements over the years.

Dosara said these category of past leaders are collecting over N700 million annually which he said the present state economy could not accommodate.

Read Also: Bread Seller Appointed SSA To Zamfara Governor; Vows To Continue Selling Bread After Close Of Work

Seconding the motion, Hon. Tukur Jekada Birnin Tudu (PDP, Bakura), said it was very important for the law to be abolished because it is detrimental to the socio-economic well being of the citizens of the state.

The Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya, following serious deliberations ordered the Clerk of the House to give the bill first and second reading.

The bill went for a third reading as the House passed the bill into law and sent it to the governor for his assent.

 

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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

Muhammadu Buhari

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.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

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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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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