Project refund: I owe you nothing, Tinubu tells Wike
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The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, rejected a request made by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for a refund for the construction of some federal roads in the state.
Tinubu spoke while inaugurating the Rumuokwuta-Rumuola Flyover in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
While noting how the state had to amend its procurement law to enable it to source funds and complete the various flyover projects in embarked up in record time, Wike said the projects undertaken by the state ought to be done by the Federal Government.
“And unfortunately too, these projects ought to be Federal Government projects because they are federal roads.
“If we had said because they are Federal Government roads, and we won’t do it. Who are those to suffer?
“Since we have said we don’t want our people to suffer, I also believe that the Federal Government should say look, you have done well for us. These are projects we should be doing, can you bring your bill, let us refund you the money you have done these roads.
“That is what it is supposed to be for a partnership with a good Federal Government. I can assure you as you enter the office and you approve to pay this money back, other states will have the courage to also do the same thing.
Tinubu arrives Port Harcourt ahead of projects commissioning
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The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has arrived in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, ahead of the commissioning of the state projects executed by Governor Nyesom Wike.
Tinubu was received by Governor and his entourage on Wednesday morning at the Port Harcourt International Airport.
The jet of the President-elect landed at the airport at 10:03 am on Wednesday, according to a report by Politics Nigeria.
Wike’s entourage had members of the National and State Assemblies, local government chairmen, and government appointees.
Supporters of the governor were also present at the airport to welcome the President-elect, as they were allowed into the tarmac area under strict security control.
The state government is expected to host the President-elect later in the evening at the state banquet.
Recall that Wike had, in a state broadcast on Tuesday, declared Wednesday as a public holiday, urging residents of the state to come out en masse to welcome Tinubu.
Mother Kills Five-year-old Son, Cooks, Eats Parts Of His Head
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A 29-year-old mother, identified as Hanaa, killed her five-year-old son, Youssef, with a machete at their home in Egypt before boiling and eating parts of his head.
Police arrested Hanaa after Youssef's uncle found the boy's body parts in buckets at the family house.
According to the DailyMail on Tuesday, she admitted to the police that she had eaten part of her son's head because she "wanted him to stay with her together,” adding that she cooked his head and other parts of his flesh on the stove in boiling water before eating them.
Following her arrest, she told police in Faqus, northern Egypt, that she suffered from a mental illness and had no intention of killing her son.
She and her son had been living alone since her divorce from her husband, who insists she was fully aware of what she was doing.
The ex-husband, identified by his initials H.A said, “When I arrived, the police prevented me from seeing my son because of the horrific scene.
“We separated from each other four years ago because she had landed from her father and asked me to leave the house and my family and go with her to live on the land.
“But I refused, and the relationship ended entirely by her will, and I tried to reconcile with her after the divorce, but she refused and stuck to her opinion.”
APC Dissociates Self From Tinubu’s Visit To Rivers
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has dissociated itself from the planned visit of Nigeria’s President-Elect, Bola Tinubu to the oil-rich state on Wednesday.
Mr Tinubu who won the 25 February presidential election under the APC platform is paying a two-day visit to the state to commission a flyover and a court building constructed by Governor Wike’s administration.
Mr Wike has declared Wednesday as a public holiday, urging the people of the state to turn out en masse to receive Mr Tinubu.
In a statement on Tuesday, the spokesperson of APC in the state, Darlington Nwauju, described the visit as private and on the invitation of Governor Wike. He added that it has nothing to do with the APC in the state.
“We challenge the Governor being an outgoing governor (Mr Wike) to play less divisive politics and exercise restraint in planting seeds of discord amongst opposition political parties.
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