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Today's Headlines: Worry Over My Legacy Projects—Wike, My Govt‘ll Aggressively Woo Investors—Makinde

Worry Over My Legacy Projects—Wike

Governor Wike Nyesome Wike has expressed worry over the challenge of maintaining his numerous milestone projects after his exit from office.

He said, “I feel so bad that you built a structure as this, and those responsible for maintaining it make a mess of it when you come back in six months and you ask yourself why did I even have to build it.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

“We lack maintenance culture. Just like when we handed over the Law School to the Council of Legal Education. The state government gave N400milion; to say put it in an account for maintenance of this structure. We provided revenue-generating properties to make the school self-sustaining.

“We never wanted a situation where they will make excuses, to say the federal government has not released subventions or that the money released is too small. So we say let the federal government pay you salaries, but take these incentives and ensure proper maintenance of the place. But I was told the other day there was no light, no water in the school. I can’t understand our system.”

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My Govt‘ll Aggressively Woo Investors—Makinde

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says his administration will aggressively woo investors, to increase the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), and create more jobs for the teeming youth population.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

Makinde said this on Thursday during the State Workers Productivity Day/Merit Award celebration, held at the Theophilus Ogunlesi Hall, University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the annual event is organised to appreciate hard work, diligence and contributions of the state civil/public servants so as to motivate them to perform even better.

Makinde promised that his government would continue to play its part in encouraging investments from the private sector and development partners.

I Will Fight For Nigeria’s Democracy Again – Shehu Sani

A former senator, Shehu Sani, says he is one of those who fought for and brought back democracy from military dictators, stating that he’s willing to fight again for it.

As the inauguration of the new government draws nearer, a new group of concerned stakeholders under the Citizen Action Movement has called for an “urgent citizen-driven action” to preserve the “fragile foundation of Nigeria’s democracy.”

News Source: Daily Post

Senator Sani is one of those at the forefront of the initiative.

During an interview with ARISE TVon Thursday, Sani stated that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had a history of never accepting defeat in elections, saying that they often challenged the results in court, which is why other opposition parties are challenging its (APC’s) victory in the recently concluded 2023 presidential election.

Victory for Atiku, Obi, would’ve retired many APC leaders — Buhari’s aide

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Thursday, said that many of the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, would have been sent on compulsory retirement had it been that Atiku Abubakar of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, or Peter Obi of the Labour Party, had won in the February 25 presidential elections.

News Source: Vanguard Newspaper

Shehu also said that the victory of the President-elect and Vice President-elect, Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, respectively and the established control of the APC in 21 out of 36 states in the last general elections, firmly established the party as a dominant national Political Party.

Speaking while receiving the Arewa Young Lawyers’ Forum, AYLF,, the umbrella body for all young lawyers in the Northern part of Nigeria, the presidential spokesman said, ‘‘This is a difficult reality for the opposition parties.”

24 Days To Go: Northern Youths Allege Plot To Stop Tinubu’s Inauguration

Northern youths under the auspices of Arewa Youths Assembly (AYA) have asked the inspector general of police and the director-general of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) to order the immediate arrest of the president of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, over alleged plans to scuttle the inauguration of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

News Source: Leadership News

Addressing a press conference at Arewa House, Kaduna, yesterday, spokesman of the group, Ali Muhammad, accused Ajaero of working with the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to actualise the presidential bid of Peter Obi of Labour Patty (LP) and not Tinubu who was declared winner of the election.

The NLC president has, however, dismissed the allegation, describing it as cheap blackmail.

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