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Today's Headlines:Why I’m Not Congratulating Tinubu–Bode;May 29 Inauguration Sacrosanct_Afenifere

Why I’m Not Congratulating Tinubu–Bode George

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Former Deputy National Chairman (South-West) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has explained why he will not congratulate the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on his victory at the February 25 election.

George said this during an interview with Arise TV, adding that he bears no grudges against the former Lagos governor.

This comes as the Tinubu’s camp paid a visit to the PDP chieftain on Saturday.

Recall that a delegation led by Prince Tajudeen Olusi, the Chairman of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), met with George in Lagos.

May 29 Inauguration Sacrosanct_Afenifere

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Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation Afenifere has said that all hands must be on deck to ensure a hitch-free inauguration of President-elect, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, on May 29.

It noted that the present democratic dispensation has been hectic and that nothing should be done to truncate it.

National Publicity Secretary of the organisation Jare Ajayi, in a statement Tuesday, commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Alkali Baba and the government of the United States of America (USA) for their warning to potential troublemakers to steer clear of the inauguration venue.

The IGP in a statement Monday warned would-be troublemakers to stay away from the inauguration as the said date is sacrosanct, and the police and other security agencies are determined to deal with anyone caught trying to disrupt the exercise.

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Akpabio Divides EX-Lawmakers

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The controversies over the leadership of the 10th National Assembly took a disturbing dimension as Forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) ex-legislators declared war against each other over the party’s decision to micro-zone the position of Senate President.

While one ex-lawmaker rejected the choice of the party’s leadership to anoint the former governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, as the incoming Senate President, other groups upheld the decision of the party.

Addressing media in Abuja on Wednesday, some members of the forum stated categorically that the Akpabio/Jubril Barau ticket as Senate President and Deputy Senate President respectively, is not only a stabilisation team but also nationalistic not sectional as seen by many.

Reading from a prepared speech, the national chairman of the Forum of APC ex-legislators, and former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Babangida Nguroje, said: “We and other executive members from the six geopolitical zones including former Senators, former House of Representatives, former Principal Officers and members of Sta

tes Houses of Assembly met in Abuja to review the ongoing issues concerning the elections of the presiding officers especially the Senate Presidency of the 10th Senate of Nigeria.

N350trn Needed To Secure Nigeria’s Future –FG

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The Federal Government has stated that about N350 trillion would be needed to secure Nigeria’s future in line with the National Development Plan (2021-2025).

According to the government the NDP would ease constraints hindering the economy from attaining its full potential, particularly in the product-mapping space as it will expunge obstacles to businesses.

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who spoke during a special TV forum that examined binding constraints to the implementation of NDP, 2021-2025 recently in Abuja said the government would work to ensure it meets the target.

The meeting was attended by the Special Adviser to the President on Finance and the Economy, Dr. Sarah Alade; Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba and Permanent Secretary, Nebeolisa Anako. The TV forum was also featured the Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business, Dr. Jumoke Oduwole; Acting Director, Macro-Economic Analysis Department, Felix Amaechi Okonkwo and an Economist, Dayo Alao.

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