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Today's Headlines: Imo lawmaker defects from PDP to APC; Gov AbdulRazaq emerges new Chairman of NGF

Imo lawmaker defects from PDP to APC

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The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petition, Jerry Alagbaoso, on Tuesday, tendered his resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party.

Alagbaoso, who tendered his resignation letter on the floor of the House, also announced he has made the decision to join the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Alagbaoso’s defection comes less than one month before the end of the expiration of the tenure of the current National Assembly.

In a letter read on the floor of the House on Tuesday, Alagbaoso said all was not well with the PDP in Imo State.

Gov AbdulRazaq emerges new Chairman of NGF

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Governor AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman of Kwara state has emerged as the new Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum.

This is contained in a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye Wednesday morning to journalists in Ilorin.

According to the statement,the exalted office was bestowed on him by his colleagues.

The governor among others pledged to uphold the ideals and vision of the NGF as a most credible, authoritative, influential and effective inter-party platform for consensus building and peaceful resolution and advancement of pan-Nigeria goals, interests and aspirations.

Buhari didn’t initiate any project in Bayelsa – Diri

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The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, said on Tuesday that the outgoing President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), did not initiate any new project in any part of the state throughout his eight years in office.

He stated this at the inauguration and handover ceremony of the Federal Secretariat Complex in Yenagoa, which is named after former President Goodluck Jonathan, whose administration started the project in 2011.

Diri said, while it is good that the Federal Government completed some of the projects started by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, we want to place it on record that for the past eight years, we never saw one new project in Bayelsa State.

He pointed out that the Federal Government had witnessed first-hand the comparatively high cost of executing infrastructural projects in the state, stressing that the cost of constructing a kilometre of standard road in Bayelsa could be used to construct four or more kilometres of the same grade of road elsewhere in the country.

Why I’m leading campaign to make Akpabio senate president

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Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south district, says 70 senators-elect have thrown their weight behind Godswill Akpabio in his bid to become the president of the 10th senate.

Godswill Akpabio, a former minister of Niger Delta affairs, and Barau Jibrin, senator representing Kano central, were recommended by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the leadership of the senate.

Speaking on Tuesday in an interview with Arise Television, Ndume said he is supporting Akpabio because he has the experience needed for the position and also for the sake of stability in the country.

He (Akpabio) was a minority leader. He knows what to do from Day 1. And then he needs the acceptability of the senators-elect who are going to vote on that day, Ndume said.

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