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‘Praise Buhari For Taking Nigeria To Next Level of Better Change’ Lai Muhammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said Nigerians should give kudos to the leadership provided by President Muhammadu Buhari which is bringing the country closer to same level with league of great nations.

The minister who spoke at a press conference in Abuja yesterday to mark the first anniversary of the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari, noted that “Change is never easy, and the birth of a new nation comes with pains.”

He said the federal government thanked Nigerians for their support and perseverance, reassuring of its unrelenting commitment to make life more meaningful.

On the achievements of the present administration, he said the president is taking Nigeria to the “next level of irreversible change for the better”.

He said though the COVID-19 pandemic might have briefly slowed down activities in infrastructure, work was set to resume in over 50 major projects across 26 states.
He listed the projects as the Second Niger Bridge, the Abuja-Kano Expressway, the Owerri Interchange, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and the Port Harcourt-Enugu Expressway.

He said similarly, all was set for the commencement of road repairs in 92 locations across 24 states by the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency.

Lai Muhammed said the government is unhappy about the increase in numbers of Covid-19 infected persons in the country. He however stated that the case would have been worse than this, thanks to proactive measures put in place by President Buhari.

He as well briefly talked about Mr. President’s fight against corruption. He said in the last one year alone, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission had recovered assets worth N81.23bn and secured 25 convictions and EFCC on its part had secured 1,270 convictions and recovered huge amounts of money within the period under review.

Obaseki: “God gave me power. If he wants me to return I will continue”

Godwin Obaseki, Edo State Governor, claims he has confident that he will be re-elected to power as Governor of the state because “power comes from God.”

This was made public by the governor on Wednesday, in an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, where noted that he is a man of peace, not a violent person.

The Governor made this statement in response to instances of insecurity in the state which have been attributed to the coming elections.

Governor Obaseki also spoke with regards to long raging the political rift within his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, adding that he is not distracted, adding that his focus is on developing Edo State.

He added that though there are issues in the Edo State chapter of the APC, those issues can be revolved within a democratic setting. Added that things are made worse by persons that are bent on compelling him to succumb to their wimps and caprices.

He continued to emphasize his optimism that the rule of law will prevail in the affairs of the State and that his confidence was based on the fact President Muhammadu Buhari will allow the rule of law to guide the affairs of the state.

‘You’ve Let Almajiri Down’ PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the President, Muhammadu Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress of betraying Almajirai and Nigeria ’ s poor and vulnerable after using them to grab power in 2015 .

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbodiyan, said this in a statement in Abuja.

The party noted that the APC and its regime had continued to show their true colours especially as manifested in the neglect and dehumanising treatment they had meted out to poor and vulnerable Nigerians since the outbreak of the COVID- 19 pandemic .

The statement read in part, “The PDP notes that APC’ s disdain and desertion of our citizens had further exposed it as a deceitful party which used lies , propaganda and false promises to mislead the people in 2015 to denounce a system of governance which had their interest at heart and worked day and night to ensure a better life for them.

“ Today , the APC and its government have succeeded in wrecking the lives of ordinary Nigerians ; stolen their common patrimony ; rendered many homeless , turned their joy into sadness , hope into hopelessness , fortune into abject poverty; reneged on all their enticing promises , swindled and abandoned our citizens to a life of misery.

“ From Katsina to Lagos , Kano to Edo, Kaduna to Osun , Yobe to Ekiti ; Plateau to Kogi and all the places where the APC has left footprints at the federal and state levels , the downtrodden people have been exploited and now abandoned ; treated by the APC as sub – humans in their own country. ”

It also accused APC leaders of taking delight in insulting Nigerian youths who they denied job opportunities calling them lazy and unemployable .

Ologbodiyan noted that the same APC derided the then PDP administration which took the initiative towards solving the almajirai problem once and for all.

He further said , “ Unfortunately , what we witness today are total reneging on these promises , degradation of citizens , hunger and starvation, intimidation of dissenting voices , untold corruption, neglect of our infrastructure, annexation of electoral and judicial system , violation of human rights , in addition to escalation of insurgency and bloodletting while the President , who promised to lead from the front, recedes very far into the luxury and safety of Aso Presidential villa .

“ Nigerians can recall how the PDP championed the cause of the downtrodden , established Almajirai schools , the e – wallet initiatives for rural farmers , built new universities , revamped our economy , overhauled our health care system , established the National Health Insurance Scheme, revamped the mortgage system to give Nigerians access to own homes and expanded the political space to promote youth and women participation in governance , among others. ”

The PDP accused the APC of reversing all those gains within a five year period . It maintained that the COVID- 19 pandemic had further exposed the APC as a party without plans for Nigerians , which only came to grab power to enrich themselves at the expense of ordinary Nigerians .
The party urged Nigerians not to despair , but to rally among themselves , help each other and ensure that a party like APC, did not come to power at any level after the end of this tenure.

Rochas Yet To Release Funds For My Inauguration’ Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha, governor-elect of Imo state, has said that Rochas Okorocha, the incumbent governor of the state, has not released money for his swearing in on May 29 .

In a statement by Ray Emeana, secretary of his inauguration and handover committee, the governor-elect said Okorocha has refused to finance the inauguration activities despite agreeing to a “common resolution” to work together.

Ihedioha denied the rumour that Okorocha had released N150m to his inauguration and handover committee.

He, however, said arrangements were in top gear to deliver a “world-class inauguration” to the people of the state come May 29.

“Governor Rochas Okorocha has not released any money to the Emeka Ihedioha Inauguration Planning And Handover Committee,” the statement read.

“For the avoidance of doubts, Governor Rochas Okorocha and his outgoing government have not released any money to the Inauguration Planning and Handover Committee.

“The committee has not requested for any money either. Rather, the joint committee made up of the 31–member Ihediohia team and the 21–member Rochas Okorocha team met and adopted common resolutions on how best to proceed with the inauguration activities.

“Rochas Okorocha has since abandoned the mutual resolutions and proceeded with his ‘Internet-based Commissioning of Internet Sited Projects’.

“Conscious of the importance Imo people attach to the May 29, 2019 handover date, the Ihedioha/Irona inauguration committee has proceeded with arrangements to deliver a world-class inauguration to Imo people come May 29, 2019.

“Arrangements to ensure this delivery include such activities such as providing clean environments within and around event venues including the Dan Anyiam and Grass Hoppers Handball stadia.

“We can understand the frustrations of Governor Okorocha and the remnants of his e-rats, having realized that their efforts to derail the swearing-in of His Excellency, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha and Hon (Engr) Gerald Irona as Imo State Governor and Deputy Governor respectively have failed woefully.”

Ihedioha, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had polled 273, 404 votes to beat his closest rival, Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance (AA).

Nwosu, Okorocha’s son-in-law and his preferred candidate, had lost out in his bid to secure the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite efforts of the governor.

Following his failure to secure the APC’s ticket, Nwosu had dumped the ruling party for the AA.

‘Buhari’s May 29 Inauguration will be low-key’ Lai Muhammed reveals

The Information, Culture & Tourism Minister, Lai Mohammed had said yesterday that the May 29 inauguration will be low-key, in order to uphold the new June 12 democracy day.

Buhari, who was the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the February presidential election, defeated his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenger, Atiku Abubakar with more than three million votes.

The minister explained that since June 12 has been adopted as the National Democracy Day, all activities lined up for the inauguration have therefore been shifted to June.

Mohammed said: “President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration for a second term on May 29, 2019, will be a low-key affair, as a number of the events slated for the inauguration will now be held during the first observance of June 12 as the National Democracy Day.”

The decision to have a low-profile inauguration for the President, he said, was taken at the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) on May 8.

According to him, world leaders would be invited to attend the events.

He said: “However, invitations have been sent to all world leaders to attend the ceremonies marking the observance of the Democracy Day on June 12.

“Since the first observance of June 12 as Democracy Day falls into an election year, and as a measure to sustain June 12 as Democracy Day, the celebration of the inauguration and the advancement of democracy in the country will now take place on June 12. The country can ill-afford two major celebrations within a two-week interval.”

Details of the events slated for the two ceremonies, the minister said, will be unveiled at a world press conference slated on May 20 in Abuja.

Details of the events slated for the two ceremonies, the minister said, will be unveiled at a world press conference slated on May 20 in Abuja.

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