I’m Not Lobbying To Become Chief Of Staff- El-Rufai
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Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai has dispelled the rumours of him jostling to become the Chief of Staff to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Mr El-Rufai stated this in Gombe on Saturday while addressing journalists.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor was in Gombe State to inaugurate the construction of 550 housing units and the Gombe Geographic Information Systems (GOGIS) Service Centre.
He described the reports on the different portfolios being assigned to him and published in national dailies as “mere speculations”.
The governor said he was more interested in contributing to the development of Nigeria than jostling for positions.
Nigerians Won’t Die_Ngige
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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige said Nigerians will not die but will adjust to the economic hardships in the country.
The minister who in a statement issued on Sunday noted that economic hardships were not peculiar to Nigeria alone but to the world at large also noted that the agitation by workers for more wages was not peculiar to Nigeria.
Ngige described the trend as a worldwide phenomenon caused by global economic shocks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.
Speaking after receiving the Business Day “Excellence in Public Service Award” in Abuja, the Minister noted that the labour sector world over faces threats from multiple and overlapping economic crises, giving rise to the clamour by workers for more wages.
He said: “The other day that I passed through Bailey, they said airport workers were on strike, only for four days. When I passed through London, the railway workers were on strike, only for three days. They are all demanding more pay.
Turai Yar’Adua Warns Remi Tinubu
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Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua, widow of late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, has asked the incoming First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu to be ready for attacks from people who will pursue personal gains in her husband government.
Speaking to BBC Hausa on the 13th-year anniversary of her husband’s death, Turai advised Remi to be patient and not to stop advising her husband.
Turai said, “Alhamdulillah, my advice to incoming First Lady is she should be patient and continuously be patient, if her husband would be like Umaru in ensuring righteousness in his government, then she will be the target because I was victim of that.
My husband was not alcoholic, not a womanizer and not corrupt so people started attacking his wife just to make him angry because he loved his wife.
“So she should be ready for this and be patient, she should be giving him advice also because she is the only one to give him truthful advice, all those surrounded him will only tell him what they want. But a wife will always sit with her husband and tell him this is what I heard you should investigate.
Be Neutral, APC Group Tells Tinubu
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A pressure group in the All Progressives Congress under the aegis of Renewed Hope Professionals on Sunday called on the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to maintain neutrality during the election for leadership positions in the 10th National Assembly so as to avoid the mistakes of 2015.
The organisation which was reacting to allegations of moves to anoint aspirants for key positions in the Senate and House of Representatives, warned that any attempt by Tinubu to exhibit partisanship would be counterproductive.
The national coordinator of RHP, Kinu Kabirwa, who issued the warning in a statement obtained by The PUNCH in Abuja, said his neutrality became necessary because the very cornerstone of a healthy democracy is the freedom of choice, while “the imposition of candidates by those in positions of authority has led to a legitimacy crisis in the country since the return to democracy in 1999.”
He warned that if the President-elect takes sides in the leadership of the National Assembly, “it could compromise the ability of lawmakers to carry out their duties and undermine the system of checks and balances, robbing the incoming administration of legitimacy and the healing that the nation so badly needs.
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