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Today's Headlines: Ndume Threatens To Relocate Abroad, PDP Disqualifies 3 Aspirants

Ndume threatens to relocate abroad over FG’s rising recurrent expenditure

The Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume has lamented the rising recurrent expenditure in the annual national budget of the Federal Government.

He also lamented the huge amount being paid as personnel and overhead costs despite an embargo placed on employment by the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

He threatened to leave the country if relevant authorities refused to put necessary arrangements in place to arrest the ticking time bomb.

This was during the submissions by the Chairman of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Mr Ekpo Nta while defending his agency’s 2021 budget before the Senate Committee on Establishment on Thursday.

National convention: PDP disqualifies 3 aspirants for dragging party to court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee has disqualified three aspirants from participating in the October 30 national convention.

Convention Committee Chairman, Ahmadu Fintiri made the disclosure to reporters in Abuja.

The screening team submitted its report to the organising committee on Thursday, he announced.

Of the 31 candidates that indicated interest for national positions, 27 were cleared, one withdrawn and three disqualified.

The disqualified aspirants are Prof. Wale Oladipo, Okey Muo-Aroh and Dr Eddy Olafeso.

It’s God’s trial – Bagudu tells 30 students, teachers freed after 4 months

Twenty-seven students and three teachers abducted from the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State, have regained freedom.

They comprised two male and one female teachers, two girls and twenty-five boys. All were in captivity for four months.

Governor Atiku Bagudu announced their release on Thursday while addressing the students in Birnin Kebbi.

Bagudu thanked God for their release and urged them to consider their kidnap as a trial from God.

Buni may recompose new committee to conduct Oyo state congress

More facts emerged yesterday why the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) postponed Saturday’s state congress in Oyo State.

A source within the party said the development might have compelled the party leadership to recall the Oyo State congress committee to Abuja following the alleged indictment of the committee’s secretary in the reason adduced for the cancellation of the exercise.

Besides the fact that the stakeholders in Oke Ogun 1, where the state’s chairmanship slot was zoned, could not agree on who to present as of Saturday, it was also gathered that the CECPC might recompose another state congress committee to conduct the yet to be rescheduled congress.

However, there are conflicting reports that the CECPC has given, not less than a week, for the Oyo State chapter to put its house together for the congress to hold while other tendencies told The Guardian that the postponement was indefinite and nothing has since be said about it by the national headquarters.

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