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2020 budget, chain of broken promises, says Sokoto APC

The All Progressive Congress (APC)  in Sokoto has described the state’s 2020 budget as a chain full of broken promises. Chairman of the party, Isah Sadiq Acida, stated this when he addressed journalists in Sokoto, yesterday. The governor recently  signed into law the N202.4 billion 2020 budget tagged: ‘Budget of Sustainable Socio-Economic Development and Inclusiveness.’ The APC, however, described the passage of the bill into law as a non-event to most citizens. Acida alleged that the governor was in the habit of making promises without fulfilling them. He said the 2020…

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BORDER CLOSURE IS A FAILURE OF THE CUSTOMS – ISMAILA ISA FUNTUA

The publisher of the Democrat Newspaper and Life Patron of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigerian (NPAN), Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua, has slammed the leadership of the Niherian Customs Service (NCS) over the total shutdown of Nigeria’s land borders. Speaking on Saturday in a widely discussed interview on Arise Television’s The Morning Show, Mallam Funtua, very close confidant of President Muhammadu Buhari and influential businessman and politician, aired his views on a number of topical national issues. Mallam Funtua argued that “closure of border is failure of the customs”. Laying…

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Foreign Treatment: Lead By Example, Provide Healthcare, PDP Counsels Buhari

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) describes President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment against overseas treatment, for which Mr. President leads on the medal table, as self-indicting and raises public apprehensions on high-level deceits in governance. Our party describes as ridiculous, a situation where a President, who patronizes foreign hospitals for treatment and even check-ups; whose administration has failed to provide adequate healthcare in his country, could turn around to pontificate to other citizens against foreign treatment. While the PDP do not approve of proliferated foreign medical tourism, especially by leaders and…

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Try an unknown party to test your popularity former house of rep member Osagie tells Obaseki

A member of the All Progressives Congress and former member of the House of Representatives from Edo State, Mr Samson Osagie, shares his views with TUNDE AJAJA on the crisis rocking the ruling party in the state What do you make of the crisis between Governor Godwin Obaseki and the National Chairman of the party, Mr Adams Oshiomhole? First of all, let me clear one point, which is the fact that it is a misconception to situate the crisis in the party as one between the governor and the national chairman of the…

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Okorocha speaks on alleged rift with Oshiomhole

Rochas Okorocha, Imo West Senator has reacted to the alleged rift between him and Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Okorocha, who said he was yet to know the cause of the rift, stated that he looked forward to hearing from Oshiomhole. The immediate past governor of the state spoke while featuring on Channels Television programme Newsnight. Okorocha, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, however, maintained that he won’t leave the “APC and if he will, it is not in his immediate…

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Ganduje Appoints Five New Female Special Advisers

A former Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Hajiya Yardada Maikano Bichi, is among the five female Special Advisers, appointed by the Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Ganduje, who approved the appointments, all of which takes immediate effect, directed all the appointees to prove their mettle while discharging their assigned responsibilities in office. According to him, “the fact that you are chosen among many, clearly shows that we assuring the state that you have something to offer for the sustainable development of the state.” The governor said that “you…

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Claims That I bought Bulletproof Cars, Laughable- Gov. Abdulrazaq

Eight months after being sworn in as the governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq says he still drives his personal cars for official duties. He said this on Thursday while denying that the government was behind the popular musical concert that featured pop star Wizkid in Ilorin on Christmas Day. He said the claims that his administration spent N200m to organise an end-of-the-year party was a farce, saying, “Those behind the claims were the people who brought the state to its knees and thought everyone was like them. “The Wizkid…

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Attah Advices NASS To Throw Out Buhari’s $30 Billion Loan Request

Elder statesman and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has advised the National Assembly (NASS) to shut down the $29.9 billion loan request from President Muhammadu Buhari if its repayment plan is solely based on revenue from crude oil sales. While he faulted the decision of the President Buhari administration to borrow the money for developing infrastructure, Attah said the president ought to have embarked on restructuring the economy and the nation’s governance structure before seeking further loans. This came as the Senior Special Assistant to the…

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Cross River State Local Government Council Elections Postponed

The Cross River State Independent Electoral Commission has shifted the state local government election from February 22, 2020 to March 28, 2020. The commission’s chairman, Dr Mike Ushie, in a  statement on Monday said the decision was taken after consultation with stakeholders across the state. He said, “In line with CROSIEC Law Section 20(1) Vol. 3 Cap C18 laws of Cross River 2004 and in keeping with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) which guarantees 30 and 90 days respectively for the issuance of notification of conduct…

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Reps Move To Bar Ex-INEC Commissioners From Contesting Elections

The House of Representatives has started the process of barring   serving or retired  Independent National Electoral Commission National  Commissioners and Resident Electoral Commissioners from standing for  election. If the bill is passed and signed into law, they will  not be able to run for any elective public offices until five years after resigning or retiring. The proposal is contained in a bill seeking to amend the Electoral Act sponsored by  the lawmaker representing Epe Federal Constituency of Lagos State, Mr Olawale Raji. The legislation, which has passed first reading, is…

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