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Today's Headlines: Another Prominent Nigerian Is Dead, Govs kick Against Buhari's Executive Order

Another Prominent Nigerian Is Dead.

A former military administrator of Oyo and Ondo States, Colonel Ahmed Usman is dead.

It was gathered that Usman died around 3.00am on Wednesday in Jos, the Plateau State capital at the age of 70 after a brief illness.

The remains of his body are being moved to his village, Okura-Lafia, Kogi State for burial according to Muslim rites.

Aggrieved PDP Members 0LAN Massive Defection To APC.

As 2023 approaches so many prominent politician have started defecting to All Progressive Congress (APC).

Recently, The dream of the Taraba State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to coast to victory in 2023, has no doubt began to take different dimension as some aggrieved members of the party are observed to have concluded plans to pitch tent with the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Daily Post reports that this is being necessitated by the inability of the leadership of the party at both the state and the federal levels to resolve the difference which have continued to tear members of the party apart.

Some notable members of the party, especially the aggrieved ones, were observed to have registered their membership with the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the just concluded revalidation exercise carried out in the State.

Governors kick against Buhari’s Executive Order.

Governors on Tuesday rejected the Executive Order by President Muhammadu Buhari for the implementation of financial autonomy for state Legislature and Judiciary.

They clarified that while the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) is not against the implementation of the law on financial autonomy, they would not be stampeded by the Order.

According to the governors, the President’s Executive Order 10 is not required for the implementation of the financial autonomy they jointly facilitated.

The governors said they were not consulted before the President enacted the order, Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong spoke with reporters in Abuja on behalf of the forum, after the NGF’s meeting with visiting French Minister of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness, Franck Riester.

Senate passes bill to establish National Food Reserve Agency.

The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, passed a bill seeking to establish the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA).

According to reports, the passage of the bill followed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

In his presentation, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West), said the National Food Reserve Agency Bill seeks to develop the agricultural sector by ensuring national food security and income through marketing and storage services, as a well as address emergency food crisis.

He said; “The time is apt to put machine ties in place for the development of the agricultural sector. The National Food Reserve Agency Bill is one of the tools to make this possible, especially in a period of flood, famine and other emergency situations.

This bill recognizes the need to fill the apparent gap in Agricultural Development and coordination of programmes and projects in the country with the collaboration of National and International Agencies.

Pantomi Reveal Support For Terrorist 

Though Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami denounces any allegiance to Boko Haram, he expressed support for the global extremist groups — the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

“This jihad is an obligation for every single believer, especially in Nigeria,’’ Mr Pantami said in one of his vicious preachings in the 2000s.

South-West PDP Reps caucus hails zonal congress.

The South West Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Caucus of the House of Representatives, Wednesday, said the successful outcome of the Party’s zonal congress which led to the emergence of Taofeek Aragbaja is a victory for all party members.

This was contained in a statement signed by the duo of Hon. Adesegun Abdel-majid Adekoya (Reps Deputy Minority whip, PDP- OGUN) and Hon Busayo Oluwole Oke (Chairman House Public Accounts Committee PDP-Osun) and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

The Caucus noted that the outcome of the congress despite all envisaged fears has shown that “there is no alternative to PDP in the zone and the country in general as it has customized internal mechanism in resolving all crises no matter the calibre of members involved.


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