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Today's Headlines: Online Attack on Pastor Adeboye: Peter Obi Cautions Obidients; Tinubu's Govt: I Won’t Accept To Serve As FCT Minister – El-Rufai

It Is Most Unacceptable To Insult Eminent Nigerian Personalities Like Pastor Adeboye – Peter Obi Cautions Obidients

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the last general elections, Peter Obi, has slammed those using the name of his support group "Obidients" to abuse and insult Nigeria's eminent personalities. 

Obi, who spoke on the background of the abuses and rain of insults targeted on the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over his recent comment on the "president-elect" Bola Tinubu.

Adeboye is one of the revered Christian leaders in the country.

The former Anambra State governor, who condemned the social media attacks, also distanced himself and members of the Obidient family from what he described as another campaign of calumny from opposition ranks. 

Adeboye had on Monday, declared that Nigeria would prosper under the incoming administration of Bola Tinubu.

He had said Tinubu could fix Nigeria with God’s help, while urging the president-elect to fulfill Nigerians’ dream of a new nation.

Adeboye had through his Special Assistant, Pastor Dele Balogun, during a monthly Thanksgiving service at the RCCG Headquarters in Ebute-Metta, said: “Let us pray for the incoming government that God will support it and give it the Grace to do the right thing.

I Won’t Accept To Serve As FCT Minister – El-Rufai

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of of Kaduna State has said he will not serve as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the administration of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

El-Rufai played a key role in the power shift from north to south, an arrangement which worked in favour of President-elect Bola Tinubu.

There have been speculations that the outgoing governor will either serve as Chief of Staff or FCT Minister in the incoming government.

But El-Rufai, whom ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed FCT minister, had earlier distanced himself from the reports that he is eyeing the position.

PDP Govs Begin Move To Reconcile Atiku Others

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors have initiated moves to reconcile the presidential candidate in the February 25 election, Atiku Abubakar, with the G-5 governors.

The PDP Governors Forum will bring Atiku and the governors under the same roof since they parted ways before the general election.

The G-5 governors had called for the resignation of suspended chairman Iyorchia Ayu.

They contended that it was unfair to the South for the presidential candidate and the party chairman to come from the same regional bloc.

Both camps remained at loggerheads until the polls, which Atiku lost, while Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike continued to push for power to return to the South.

Senate Probes NDDC Over N1.4trn Illegal Spending

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The Senate Tuesday constituted a seven-man ad hoc committee to investigate the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC) for spending N1.4 trillion without appropriation. This followed a motion by Senator Adamu Aliero (PDP, Kebbi) during the consideration of a report by the Committee on Niger Delta on NDDC’s 2021, 2022 and 2023 budgets. President Muhammadu Buhari had, earlier this year, asked the Senate to approve NDDC’s budgets for 2021, 2022 and 2023.

The request for approval came after the interventionist agency had spent the funds for the 2021 and 2022 financial years, totalling N1.4 trillion. Buhari, in the proposals transmitted to the parliament, had said a total budget of N485.7bn was proposed for the NDDC in 2021, N928.2bn in 2022 and N876bn in 2023. The Senate consequently referred the budgets to its Committee on Niger Delta after scaling second reading. The committee, chaired by Senator Bulus Amos (APC, Gombe), in its report, yesterday urged the Senate to approve the budget estimates.

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