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Today's Headlines: Okupe Declares Presidential Ambition, FG Approves Stipends For Education Students

2023 Elections: Okupe Declares Presidential Ambition

Dr. Doyin Okupe, a Former Presidential spokesperson, has formally declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

He disclosed this in a statement issued by his media office, titled, “2023: Doyin Okupe promises a government that prioritizes the needs of the poor as he officially declares presidential ambition.”

Okupe said, ‘’I believe I have the knowledge, the requisite national political experience, and intellectual capacity and wisdom to halt the social and economic decadence, insecurity, and pervasive poverty that has nearly made living meaningless in Nigeria.’’

FG approves stipends for education students in public tertiary institutions

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N75,000 as a stipend per semester for students undergoing degree programmes in Education in public universities in Nigeria.

Also, the Nigeria Certificate in Education students will get N50,000 as a stipend per semester as part of the deliberate effort of the goverment to attract the best brains into the teaching profession as promised by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), last year.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced this on Tuesday, at the World Teachers’ Day celebration held at Eagle Square, Abuja.

PDP congresses: Consensus is working in our party - Edo Deputy Governor, Shaibu

Deputy Governor of Edo, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has declared that consensus arrangement on leadership positions of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congresses is working.

Shaibu, who doubles as Chairman, Local Government Congresses of PDP in Oyo State, made this disclosure on Tuesday.

He spoke after monitoring the local government congress of the party in some parts of Ibadan.

DAILY POST reports that the PDP local government congress was held across the state on Tuesday.

Buhari raises 2022 budget from N13.98trn to N16.45trn

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday formally requested the approval of the National Assembly to increase the 2022 budget estimate from N13.98 trillion to N16.45 trillion.

The President in the 3-page letter titled: Submission of the revised FGN 2022-2024 Medium-Term Fiscal Framework’, dated October 2, 2021, addressed separately to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila and Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, also proposed additional sum of N100 billion for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cater for 2023 general elections.

The President also requested for additional provision of N510 billion in the Service Wide Votes to cater for National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (N300 billion), Police Operations Fund (N50 billion), Hazard Allowance for Health Workers (N50 billion), Public Service Wage Adjustments (additional N80 billion), and MDAs’ Electricity Bills Debt (additional N37 billion), respectively.

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