Connect with us

Cover

Buhari to Obasanjo, Atiku: You will lose together

Published

on

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo addressing a world press conference on his endorsement of PDP Presidential Candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo addressing a world press conference on his endorsement of PDP Presidential Candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

The Presidency has dismissed the endorsement given by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to his former lieutenant, Atiku Abubakar as a non-event, saying it was least surprised by Obasanjo’s somersault and U-turn.

In a statement, the President’s SSA media, Garba Shehu said the endorsement in Abeokuta at a press conference was a well-rehearsed theatre.

“They will lose together. Listening to the prepared statement of the former President after the meeting showed the usual ego trip and “I know it all” character of Chief Obasanjo”, Shehu said.

“In the first place, we dare to say that a pompous statement from the former President advising Nigerians on a vote against President Buhari is the best recommendation that can come at this time.

“It also betrayed a lack of understanding of today’s politics which is about good governance.

“The country voted for change in 2015 and a leader that ensures good governance which only President Buhari and the APC can provide.

“Bent on these laudable goals, we will not allow ourselves to be distracted.

“We are busy on various national issues including the restructuring and the diversification of the economy, fighting corruption, terrorism and other threats to national security; increasing the availability of electric power, improving education, health, and providing long-delayed infrastructure – roads, rail, airports and so forth.

“Many governments have come and gone, but they did not care about some of these projects.

“We were talking about these things for sixteen years under the PDP and nothing was done.

“President Buhari is proud of his record because his achievements are verifiable, while that of the PDP is manifested by the devastating social and economic impact of large scale corruption during their governance.

“The President will not relent in the war against corruption because the ordinary people are the ultimate victims if we surrender to corruption and let its perpetrators go unpunished.

“Abandoning the war against corruption is not an option. President Buhari is in this battle against graft because he cannot allow a few, rapacious, and selfish class of the elite to divert the resources meant for the well-being of the ordinary people to their private pockets.

“Nigerians trust President Buhari in this effort because they are convinced he is not in government for personal financial benefits, or for an ego trip. It is just eleven years ago that the former President and Vice President in their ugly fight for power accused each other of corruption. Nigerians are yet to forget all that”.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Cover

Buhari presents 2019 budget to National Assembly next week

Published

on


President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed when he will present the 2019 appropriation bill to the National Assembly.

Buhari disclosed that the budget will be presented to the National Assembly on Wednesday next week, barring any last-minute change.

This was contained in a letter transmitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and read during Thursday’s plenary.

“May I crave the kind indulgence of the House of Representatives to grant me the slot of 11 hours on Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 to formally present the 2019 appropriation bill in a joint session and lay before the NASS the 2019 budget proposal,” the letter quoted Buhari as saying.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Cover

RE-FG blames NASS over delay in presentation of 2019 Budget

Published

on

Senator Udoma Udo Udoma

Senator Udoma Udo Udoma


Going by the headlines in some news media today in respect of the presentation of the 2019 Budget to the National Assembly, it is obvious that some of the reporters misconstrued the response of the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, when he was asked when the budget would be submitted to the Legislature.

The Minister simply said that as is the procedure when the budget is ready, the Executive liaises with the National Assembly for a date which the Budget will be laid before the joint session of the Assembly; and that the process is on already.

The Minister at no time throughout the interaction with the media blamed the National Assembly for the delay in the presentation, nor gave the impression that there was any issue between the two arms of government over the 2019 budget.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Cover

Harassment of opposition members: Frank urges US, UK, EU, UN, others to call President Buhari to order

Published

on

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari


Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has appealed to the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, United Nations, and other members of the international community to urgently call President Muhammadu Buhari to order over his incessant intimidation and harassment of opposition figures in the country ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Frank specifically condemned in strong terms the plot to arrest the Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo, over frivolous charges simply because of the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi, was a former chairman of the bank.

He also said apart from the indiscriminate arrest and freezing of bank accounts of many opposition figures, some businessmen suspected to be supporting the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, are also being harassed by agencies of government on the orders of the presidency.

In a statement in Abuja on Thursday, Frank called on the international power blocs to come to the aid of Nigeria to prevent a revolt against the government by citizens who are now being pushed to the wall.

According to Frank, from all indications the current government is not ready for the general elections in 2019 as evident on its refusal to assent to the Electoral Act amendment bill meant to correct past lapses and ensure free, fair, credible and transparent elections.

He added that since electoral body lifted embargo on open rally, the APC and its presidential candidate have failed to organize political rallies to sell their programmes, hence their resort to intimidate and frustrate opposition members.

The former APC spokesman, who condemned the arrest of Doyin Okupe, the search of Atiku’s son’s residence in Abuja, unlawful freezing of the accounts of some PDP members, arrest of activists and Journalists among others, stated that such anti-people actions were reminiscent of past military dictatorship in the country.

He urged the international community to save Nigeria’s democracy, and said: “The APC’s government should not be allowed to create another monster. If nothing is done to halt this ongoing harassment, it will get to a state where people will begin to defend themselves and by that time the current Boko Haram insurgency will be child’s play.

“In a democracy, how can a President treat his country men and women as less than human? The APC’s government is using state apparatus like the Police and EFCC to intimidate innocent Nigerians, unlawfully. Nigerians are living in fear. Freedom of Speech has been put on hold under President Buhari’s government. Critics of the administration are increasingly being hurled into jail.

“Despite signing the Peace Accord, we believe that President Buhari will not abide by its tenets based on his antecedents. Unless the friends of Nigeria come to its aid, unless this government is put to check, it is not only the 2019 election that is endangered. The continued existence of the country is also in jeopardy.

“So, I urge the international community and all the lovers of democracy all over the world to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop all forms of intimidation and harassment of Nigerian citizens over spurious allegations,” Frank stated.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Latest News

News6 hours ago

Magu fights for his honour in suit against The Sun

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has told Justice Doris T. Okuwobi of...

Crime7 hours ago

Man to die by hanging for killing stepmother

A Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos has sentenced a 24-year-old man, identified as Binfa Lamde, to death by...

Hon. Eseme Eyiboh Hon. Eseme Eyiboh
News8 hours ago

Eyiboh blasts Akwa Ibom govt, says peace slogan mere farce

The Campaign spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom state, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh has described the much-celebrated...

Rev. Samson Ayokunle President of CAN Rev. Samson Ayokunle President of CAN
News8 hours ago

2019: CAN denies endorsing candidates

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Thursday said the association did not endorse anyone, but only met with 14...

Paul Merson Paul Merson
Sport8 hours ago

Paul Merson predicts Liverpool vs Manchester United clash

Former Arsenal, Aston Villa player, Paul Merson has tipped Liverpool to defeat Manchester United during the Premier League clash on...

Politics8 hours ago

Mass defection as 3,250 APC, PDP members join APGA in Nasarawa

About 3,250 members of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Obi Local Government Area (LGA) of...

Senate at plenary Senate at plenary
News8 hours ago

Senate overrules majority leader, Lawan over number of APC, PDP lawmakers

Presiding deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Thursday overruled the Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan, over the partisan membership of lawmakers in...

Nigerian Army Nigerian Army
News9 hours ago

Olowu of Owu, Oba Oyelude calls for support for Nigerian Army

A highly respected traditional ruler in Yorubaland, the Olowu of Owu Kuta, Oba Hammed Adekunle Makama Oyelude, has called for...

News9 hours ago

Prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Tijjani Khalifa is dead

A prominent Tijjaniyya sect’s cleric in Kaduna State, Sheik Tijjani Khalifa is dead. According to the News Agency of Nigeria...

NGO In Collaboration to Fight Eye Diseases NGO In Collaboration to Fight Eye Diseases
Health9 hours ago

NGO, FCTA collaborate to fight eye diseases

By Jessica Dogo The Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM), an NGO, and the Federal Capital Territory Administration would collaborate to rid...

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari
News10 hours ago

IGP Idris retires January, make Igbo officer next inspector-general – Intersociety urges Buhari

A rights group, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to...

Ibrahim Idris Ibrahim Idris
News10 hours ago

IG of Police, Idris reveals how 2019 election can be credible

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mr Ibrahim Idris has called for collaboration among sister security agencies in the country ahead...

NYSC members NYSC members
News11 hours ago

7 corps members face disciplinary action in Nasarawa

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa State has recommended that seven corps members posted to the state face...

News11 hours ago

Dangote’s NASCON unveils classic seasoning cubes, curry, stew mix

NASCON Allied Plc, a subsidiary of the Dangote Industries Limited has introduced a new classic seasoning cube which consumers have...

Entertainment11 hours ago

Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy dominate 2018 Soundcity MVP awards [See full list of nominees]

Nigerian artistes, Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy have emerged with the most nominations in the 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival....

Follow Us On Twitter

Metro Daily Nigeria
@MetroDailyNG

  • Magu fights for his honour in suit against The Sun https://t.co/RMnN38RBNL https://t.co/LT5CGf1W0s
    about 6 hours ago
  • New post: Magu fights for his honour in suit against The Sun https://t.co/MMRIqhuy51
    about 6 hours ago
  • Man to die by hanging for killing stepmother https://t.co/VZFQLq5xOR https://t.co/w0wIiaUuoi
    about 7 hours ago

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending

%d bloggers like this: