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Today's Headlines: Nigeria Is A Failed Nation Because Of Inability To Plan For Future, Says Tinubu’s Top Ally Akande, Ex-Pakistani leader Khan calls for nationwide protests

Nigeria Is A Failed Nation Because Of Inability To Plan For Future, Says Tinubu’s Top Ally Akande

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Pioneer national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, has said Nigeria is a failed nation because of the inability of successive governments to plan for the future.

Akande, who pointedly said, “We fail to plan and, yet, we are surprised that we fail in almost all sectors as we are all lapsing into generations of plan-less hypocrites,” noted that the incoming administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu would have between 20 and 50-year development plan for the country.

Speaking in Akure, the Ondo State capital at a lecture in honour of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the leader of Afenifere, the pan Yoruba socio-political group at the weekend, the Tinubu’s ally added: “When Tinubu was Governor of Lagos State, he did not just plan for his eight years in office; he did a Master Plan for Lagos State which has since been running for more than the past 20 years and which has transformed the city-state into the powerhouse of the Nigerian economy.

Ex-Pakistani leader Khan calls for nationwide protests

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Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan called for nationwide “freedom” protests, following his brief arrest and confinement last week.

Khan called for protests “at the end of your streets and villages” around the country and announced a return to campaigning for early elections on Wednesday.

The former cricket great, who has been involved in dozens of court issues since being deposed from office in April last year, was released on bail on Friday after the Supreme Court ruled that his arrest was illegal.

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Enraged by Khan’s detention, fans set fire to government buildings, blocked roads, and vandalised military property, blaming it for Khan’s collapse.

He made the call in an address broadcast on YouTube on Saturday night.

“Freedom does not come easily. You have to snatch it. You have to sacrifice for it” he said.

160 Women Claiming To Be Nigerians In Sudan Without Passports To Fly Back – FG

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The Federal Government says 160 women claiming to be Nigerians in Sudan have no passports to fly back to the country.

The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Ahmed stated this in Abuja on Sunday while briefing the press on the progress made so far in the evacuation of Nigerians from war-torn Sudan.

According to him, although the women claimed to be Nigerians, they do not possess Nigerian passports to verify their claims.

He said the agency is being careful not to evacuate persons who are not Nigerians.

It will be recalled that before the commencement of the evacuation exercise, the Nigerian Diaspora Commission had said there were about three million Nigerians in Sudan and a total of 5,000 students.

Your regime inflicted hardship on Nigerians, Anglican Prelate tells Buhari

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THE Archbishop Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger, Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim, has accused the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari of inflicting so much hardship on Nigerians since his assumption of office in 2015.

Delivering his presidential address at the 1st Session of the 13th Synod of the Awka Diocese of the Anglican Church, held at St Peter’s Church, Agulu in Anaocha local government area of Anambra State, Ibezim described Buhari’s regime as very challenging to Nigerians.

According to Ibezim, the regime was marked with killings, kidnapping, looting and inflation, adding that the government also failed to resolve the numerous agitations across the country.

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