The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 General Election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has formally written a letter to the leadership of the National Assembly urging them to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from further taking a Chinese loan. Accordingly, Atiku in his letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan requested the National Assembly to reject any new loan that would emanate from President Muhammadu Buhari government meant for “projects that are not viable.”Also contained in Atiku's letter which was received on 25th August, he urged the Legislature to also stop approval for loans that are non-income generating or production-based.
The socio-cultural union of Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) has today chided their critics describing the re-opening of the Akanu Abiam International Airport in Enugu after it was shut down in the last one year as an indication that President Buhari likes Igbos not as his critics think. The group lauded the action of the president, saying he has disgraced his critics whose intent is to paint the Federal government as the enemies of the Igbos and also sectional in the development of social amenities across Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari has today while holding a virtual Federal Executive (FEC) meeting has sworn in 12 Permanent Secretaries. The event took place at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, witnessed by the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. According to a statement obtained from the office of the head of Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, the said Permanent Secretaries were first appointed in June and they include: Belgore Shuaibu Mohammad Lomido, Kwara; Ekpa Anthonia Akpabio, Cross Rivers; Ardo Babayo Kumo, Gombe state; Akinlade Oluwatoyin, from Kogi; Alkali Bashir Nura from Kano; Anyanwutaku Adaora Ifeoma from Anambra state.
The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from all indication has trashed the Chief Bisi Akande-led APC National Reconciliation Committee. Punch report that the leadership of the progressive has opted for a smaller committee for speedy action. According to the report, the Buni-led committee has commenced compiling a list of deviant party members who have refused to withdraw court cases against the party and its members as directed by President Buhari during the June 25th committee meeting for onwards expulsion from the party.
The Nigerian Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has yesterday while speaking at the Nigerian Bar Association conference said, Nigerian Pastors who are not comfortable with the bill signed by President Buhari on Company and Allied Matter Acts (CAMA) 2020 should approach the national Assembly. Osinbajo said we have a process through which issues of this nature are addressed. His statement, “Whatever the proposal for amendment may be, whatever the view of the leadership of the church may be, regarding the question of how the trustees, whether they are interim trustees or not, can be put into a proposal that will be brought to the National Assembly for consideration for an amendment to the law, that is the process which is entirely opened and ought to be pursued.
Yakubu Dogara, former speaker of the House of Representatives, has finally broken silence on rumours making the rounds, surrounding his defection and linking him with the 2023 presidency. Dogara, in a statement titled 'Rt. Hon. Dogara is Concerned about tackling the challenges of our Nationhood Than 2023,' and released by his media aide Turaki Hassan on Sunday August 23, said his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not about his political ambition.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday, released the final list of candidates eligible to participate in the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State. The governorship election is slated for October 10, 2020. The list, with names of 16 males and one female indicated that incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Eyitayo Jegede will battle it out with 15 others. Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner, and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement, in Abuja, said that four political parties that earlier made valid nominations have substituted their candidates.