Monday, February 29, 2016

Rivers Celebration: APC Calls Sheriff, Fayose Apostles Of Political Banditry

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has described Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as notorious apostles of political banditry, alleging that their reunion with the state Governor, Nyesom Wike will heighten insecurity in Rivers ahead of the rerun elections slated for March, 19.
The opposition party in Rivers state made this assertion in response to the victory celebration organised by the Rivers PDP over the Supreme Court’s validation of Governor Wike’s election, which it described as shameful and insensitive.

REVEALED: How Mandela Begged Abacha To Pardon Abiola, Obasanjo, Saro-Wiwa.

Thabo Mbeki, former South African vice-president, has revealed how Nelson Mandela, former president of the country, begged Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s former head of state, to halt the execution of the ‘Ogoni Nine’.
Speaking on “Mandela’s first major test in dealing with the international community”, Mbeki said his late former president also pleaded with Abacha for the release of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Shehu Musa Yar’adua, brother to former president Umaru Musa Yar’adua.
Mbeki said he was on a delegation that sought their release in 1995.
“The first major test which faced our late President Mandela in this regard was at the 1995 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in New Zealand,” he wrote in a statement.

N5000 ‘Dole': Gov Says Buhari ‘Unchallengeable’.

Nobody can challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s position that paying N5,000 ‘dole’ to unemployed youths is unwise, Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state, has said.
Buhari had ruled out the payment of the monthly allowance to unemployed youths as promised by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), before the 2015 presidential election.
He said it was “wise” to use the funds to build infrastructure and empower the youth through agriculture and mining.

Buhari Tells Qataris: Come And Invest In Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the business community in Qatar to come and invest in Nigeria, promising to remove “any impediments”.
According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Monday, the president gave the assurance while speaking at a meeting with senior executives of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and some private businessmen in Doha on Sunday.
Buhari stated that security was essential to prosperity and development.
“Nobody invests without first knowing how secure a country is. That is why we have placed high premium on securing the country, because you cannot effectively manage a country you have not secured,” he said.

Fayose: Fayemi Illegally Withdrew N852m From SUBEB.

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has accused Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor, of withdrawing N852.9 million from the account of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) exactly eight days to the end of his administration.
Speaking through Bode Ola, chairman of Ekiti SUBEB, Fayose said it was painful that Ekiti state and its people were suffering for the “sin committed by the APC government of Fayemi”.