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Today's Headlines: Tinubu Won’t Govern From Abroad- Onanuga, House Speaker: Tinubu will not make Jonathan, Buhari’s errors – Shettima

Tinubu Won’t Govern From Abroad, Says Onanuga

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President-elect Bola Tinubu will not govern the country from abroad, Bayo Onanuga, his spokesman, has said.

While speaking on Trust TV’s Daily Politics, the former managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) spoke on what the president-elect would most likely do in his first 10 days in office.

Responding to some Nigerians who are saying that Tinubu may rule from London like President Muhammadu Buhari at a certain time, Onanuga said that won’t happen.

He said, “You cannot imagine the kind of pressure people who are looking for positions in the government are piling on ordinary members of the committee, not to talk of the president-elect. People have been bringing all manner of requests.

Tinubu will not make Jonathan, Buhari’s errors – Shettima

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The incoming Tinubu administration will prevent the experiences of 2011 and 2015 when members of the House of Representatives revolted against the candidates of the ruling party, Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima said on Friday.

He said former President Goodluck Jonathan lost control of his administration the day Aminu Tambuwal emerged as the speaker. He added that the singular act contributed to the defeat of the then-ruling party, PDP, in 2015.

He also said outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari failed to achieve much in his first term because of the election of candidates not endorsed by the ruling party as leaders of the parliament.

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Mr Shettima spoke during a meeting with Tajueen Abbas, Ben Kalu and other members of the ‘Joint Task,’ a coalition of elected lawmakers who have pledged to support the choice of the ruling party, APC.

PREMIUM TIMES reported that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) adopted Messrs Abbas and Kalu as speaker and deputy speaker respectively.

World Bank gets legal threat over plan to loan Nigeria $800m

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the World Bank President Mr David Malpass to use his “good offices to suspend any disbursement of the $800m loan to the Federal Government and to request the incoming administration to provide satisfactory explanations for the loan.”

This is contained in a statement issued and signed by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare.

Earlier in April, the federal government had announced its plan to spend the $800 million loan as ‘part of its subsidy palliatives measures’.

Last week, President Buhari requested the Senate’s approval for the World Bank loan. It is unclear whether the request to the Senate is for a fresh loan or the one announced in April.

Just in: Lagos monarch, Onidimu of Idimu passes on at 87

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Egbe Idimu Local Council Development Area, LCDA, has announced the death of Onidimu of Idimu Land, Oba Azeez Dada Aluko Olugoke.

He was aged 87.

In a statement on Sunday, issued by the Chairman of Egbe Idimu LCDA, Sanyaolu Olowoopejo, Oba Olugoke died in the early hours after a brief illness.

Olowoopejo, said that the burial rites would soon be announced by the family.

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