It’s time for APC to reward me with speakership – Doguwa
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Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa, Wednesday, declared his intention to run for the speakership of the 10th National Assembly.
He however said the ambition will be ultimately pursued if his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) zoned the position to northwest, his geopolitical zone.Speaking at the event in Abuja, Doguwa who also represents Tundun Wada/Doguwa federal constituency of Kano State said he had paid his dues to the party, stressing it was now time to reward him with the position.
He said: “I am a strong and committed party man and have stated it categorically clear in other fora that because of my absolute loyalty to the party, and my unflinching respect for party supremacy, my ambition will be predicated only on the condition that the party zones the speakership position to the Northwest Zone which is my immediate constituency.
“I have realized that it is necessary to heed the call of the people who believe in my capacity to seek the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. I am committed to working with my colleagues and all Nigerians to deliver on their expectations and to preside over the house to the best of my ability in the overall interest of the people.
Tinubu hails Wike for championing fairness, justice, unity.
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The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has hailed the roles Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, played in the buildup to the last general election to ensure the Presidency returned to the South.
Tinubu, who for the first time publicly highlighted the contributions of Wike to his victory at the presidential election, said the Governor and leader of the G-5 through his actions and utterances promoted fairness, justice and unity for insisting despite all odds that the Presidency must return to the South.
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Senate approves Buhari’s N22.7trn CBN loan request.
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The senate has approved the sum of N22.7 trillion that was spent by the executive arm of government without the initial approval of the national assembly.
The upper legislative chamber approved the request on Wednesday, after Ibrahim Gobir, senate leader, presented a report.
Gobir said some of the beneficiaries of the funds are the office of the accountant-general of the federation, ministry of foreign affairs (ECOWAS national unit), Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading, Azura Power West Africa, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, and Accugas Limited.
The N22.7 trillion is money borrowed by federal government from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through the “ways and means advances.
President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the senate to approve the sum in December 2022, but some senators — mostly of the opposition — kicked against it.
They demanded that records of what the funds were spent on be provided before approval is given to his request.
“The ways and means advances by the Central Bank of Nigeria to the federal government has been a funding option to the federal government to cater for short-term or emergency finance to fund delayed government-expected cash receipt of fiscal deficit,” Buhari had said in his letter to the national assembly last year.
APC would’ve lost to Atiku if Osibanjo got party ticket – Joe Igbokwe slams Sanusi
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A Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Drainages, Joe Igbokwe said the ruling All Progressives Congress would have lost the February 25th 2023 presidential election to Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party, if the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo had got the party ticket to contest the election.
Igbokwe’s remark comes on the heels of claim of the former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi that Nigeria is worse off for not having someone like Osinbajo as president.
Recall that Osinbajo had in May 2022, contested against the President-elect, Bola Tinubu; former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and others for the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential ticket.
Sanusi, who spoke at the virtual launch of a book: “Osinbajo Strides: Defining Moments of an Innovative Leader,” had expressed hope that Osinbajo may still lead the country subsequently.
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