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I Will Not Allow Anyone Cause Ethnic Crisis In Oyo – Makinde

I Will Not Allow Anyone Cause Ethnic Crisis In Oyo – Makinde

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Seyi Makinde said his government would not allow anyone to cause ethnic tensions or harass anyone who runs legitimate businesses in the Oyo state. The governor made the remark when he met the new police chief in the state, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko. Tensions rose on Friday in the Ibarapa axis of the state where an indigenous Sunday Igboho Fulanis in the area issued an ultimatum to leave the state due to alleged criminality by herders. Videos shared on social media showed Igbho holding a well-attended rally where he vowed to expel Fulani herdsmen from all over Yorubaland because they caused insecurity and banditry. 'For this administration, security is the most important pillar for us, because we know that all the good economic plans we have will not be possible in an atmosphere of ...
Senate Opens Two-Day Public Hearing On Petroleum Industry Bill

Senate Opens Two-Day Public Hearing On Petroleum Industry Bill

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The Senate began a two-day public hearing on the petroleum industry on Monday. The GDP has lingered in the National Assembly for almost twenty years with previous assemblies not adopting the critical legislation. But Senate President Ahmed Lawan has assured that GDP will be passed in the first quarter of this year. While ensuring a rapid progression of GDP, Senator Lawan warned that all stakeholders must fulfill their roles in order for this to happen. He said the lack of throughput of the PIB was due to insufficient consultation of the necessary stakeholders.
Talking About Buhari, He Not Good For My Sanity —Soyinka

Talking About Buhari, He Not Good For My Sanity —Soyinka

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Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has stated that he does not want to talk about President Muhammadu Buhari's government for the sake of his common sense. However, he described the Lagos-Abeokuta-Ibadan railway as a project that had long been in arrears. The playwright said this during an interview with Kaftan TV on Monday. Asked whether the railway project is a plus for the current government, Soyinka said: "I do not want to talk about the government of Muhammadu Buhari. I think it's best for my common sense to just avoid the overall question. Also read: Katsina schoolboys' kidnapping slaps in Buhari's face - Soyinka "I can take pieces from Nigeria's current predicament, but I think you should forget the balance of the Buhari administration." He said he had seen...
NASS Amendment Bill will be pass by the first quarter of 2021 – Lawan

NASS Amendment Bill will be pass by the first quarter of 2021 – Lawan

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Ahmad Lawan Ahmad Lawan has Promised that the National Assembly (Nass) will pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill by the first quarter of 2021. Lawan gave the assurance on Wednesday at a public hearing on the repeal of the Electoral Act 2010 and enactment of the 2020 Electoral Act. Ahmed Lawan gave the assurance on Wednesday during a public hearing on the repeal of the 2010 Election Act and the introduction of the 2020 Election Act. Also Read: SERAP asks Buhari to stop governors from borrowing N17trn from pension funds Senator Lawan said during the public hearing that the National Assembly will work to make this possible so that the amended 2020 election law will be tested in the early elections to determine its effectiveness.
Honour the Invitation Buhari ‘Don’t Embarrass Yourself’ — Falana demanded

Honour the Invitation Buhari ‘Don’t Embarrass Yourself’ — Falana demanded

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Femi Falana has voiced out on the issue of invitation by Nation Assembly, He said ‘Don’t Embarrass Yourself’ — Falana Asks Buhari To Honour NASS Invitation Recall that President Buhari would appear earlier and notify lawmakers of the security challenges shaking the country until Thursday. The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, also stated that the constitution gives the president exclusive rights over security and cannot be summoned by legislators. Also Read APC Youth Leader, District Chief, Two Others Abducted In Niger State He added that the invitation to the Mr. President did not follow due process, so, therefore is unconstitutional that it is the right of Mr. President to engage the National Assembly In response, Femi Falana advised President Buhar...
Nobody Can Stop FG From Prosecuting #EndSARS Protesters — Lai Mohammed

Nobody Can Stop FG From Prosecuting #EndSARS Protesters — Lai Mohammed

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Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed has said no one will stop the Nigerian government from prosecuting #EndSARS protesters. JITA NEWS Mohammed said that to the editors of the Lagos newspaper: '' member of protest action as 'EndSARS' does not give you any immunity if you commit a crime against the country, is that you should be treated according to the law. Even those whose accounts were frozen, the Central Bank of Nigeria went to court to ask permission to freeze the accounts. I am also aware that some of them, whose international passports have been seized, has been returned to them. No one can stop the government from investigating anyone, including #EndSARS protesters. Whoever and whatever you do, you cannot take the law into your own hands. He added.
SERAP asks Buhari to stop governors from borrowing N17trn from pension funds

SERAP asks Buhari to stop governors from borrowing N17trn from pension funds

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You must not allow Governors to borrow from pension funds the Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project huge President Muhammadu Buhari in open letter sent to President to use his “good offices and leadership position to urgently instruct the DG of the National Pension Commission to use their powers to stop the 36 state governors from borrowing N17 trillion from the pension funds that was propose to use it for ‘infrastructural development.’” The 36 governors in Nigeria proposed to borrow around N17 trillion from the pension funds last week. In the open letter sent to the president dated December 5, 2020, and signed by Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project the deputy director Kolawole dare, the SERAP said to the Mr President that allow the 36 state Governors borrow fr...
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