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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Osun West should produce gov candidate – APC elders

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The Elders Forum of the All Progressives Congress in the Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State has called on the party to zone its governorship ticket to the Osun West Senatorial District.

The party elders said the Osun West Senatorial District was the only district that had not produced a governor since the return to democratic rule in 1999.

They argued that it would only be fair to allow the district to produce Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s successor.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the forum’s meeting held in Ikire, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Monday

The communiqué was signed by the forum’s Chairman and Public Relations Officer,  Alhaji  Ayoade Olubowale and Dr.  Ajelere Ajewumi, respectively.

The communiqué read, “That members of the elders forum, having felt the pulse of the entire party members as well as voters in the community, resolved to fully back the call that the APC should pick its governorship candidate from the Osun West Senatorial District.

“That APC State Elders Forum (Igbimo Agba) should throw its weight behind the Osun-West Senatorial District in the selection of the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the interest of justice, fair play, equity and party integrity.

“That we took this decision having realised that the past governors of the state had established a rotational pattern which began with Osun West – ex-governor Isiaka Adeleke (one year, 10 months only) followed by Osun Central – ex-governor Bisi Akande (four years); ex-governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola  (seven and a half years); and currently, Osun East, Governor Rauf Aregbesola (eight years).

“It is only fair that Osun West should be allowed to take its rightful turn.”
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Ekiti gov poll, a must-win for APC — Oyegun

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said the party will deploy every available resources to win the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.

Describing the election as a ‘must-win’ for the party, he promised that the APC would conduct a free, fair and credible primary to choose its candidate.

The state Chairman of the party, Chief Jide Awe, who had taken cover outside the state since Governor Ayodele Fayose assumed office, made a surprise appearance at the event on Monday.

The state government has obtained a bench warrant against Awe over his alleged complicity in the death of one Mrs. Juliana Adewumi and Ayo Jeje, who were killed in Erinjiyan on May 30, 2014 during the administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

Odigie-Oyegun said the delegates’ list that would be used to conduct the primary had been compiled, promising to make copies available to eligible aspirants.

The former Edo State governor added that the party was not oblivious of the importance of the Ekiti election in the history of politics in Nigeria.

He said,“We will work hard to ensure that Ekiti returns to the progressives’ fold. Though, we are in power at the centre, but that doesn’t mean we should not work hard.

“President Muhammadu Buhari as you know him will not rig or compromise or subvert the will of the electorate, so we must work hard to deserve the victory that will come to us.”

Odigie-Oyegun spoke in Ado Ekiti on Monday during the commencement of the  party’s continuous registration, at the APC secretariat in the Ajilosun area of the capital city.

Later, Odigie-Oyegun moved to the Eagles Civic Centre along Ado-Ikere Road where he addressed the party faithful on the seven points agenda set for the National Working Committee by the Ekiti APC members to make the primary a success.

Odigie-Oyegun was received by party chieftains, including the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Deputy National Chairman (South), Chief Segun Oni, and members of the State Working Committee.

Other aspirants at the event were Senator Gbenga Aluko, Senator Ayo Arise, Wole Oluyede, Wole Oluleye, Capt. Sunday Adebomi (retd.), Bimbo Daramola, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, Victor Kolade, Mr. Kola Alabi, Mr. Diran Adesua, Dr. Bayo Oriire and Femi Bamisile.

Opeyemi Bamidele, Senator Babafemi Ojudu and Bamidele Faparusi sent representatives.

Addressing the party members, Odigie-Oyegun dispelled the rumour of an alleged plot to impose a particular candidate on the party.

“We have listened to your demands and we also want to tell you that we expect something  from you too while giving you assurances that there will be no imposition and that the primary shall be free, fair and credible.

“To all the aspirants, you must not campaign as if there won’t be tomorrow. Don’t campaign in a way that breeds enmity. I learnt that you are above 30, but the large number shouldn’t be a source of discord.

“Let me say this clearly, anybody who wants to fly the flag of our party must maintain decorum. But we shall be fair to you as much as possible because there can’t be peace when justice is denied. We must not also have bad losers; you must work with whoever the electorate pick as their candidate.”

Odigie-Oyegun appealed to the aspirants to ensure that there was no division before and after the primary.

He said members of the State Working Committee would not be allowed to campaign for any of the aspirants.

Odigie-Oyegun added, “We must know that Ekiti is facing one of the most important elections in our history. God has put the victory on our laps, He has put it in our hands and we must not lose it.

“We at the national headquarters have decided that this election is one that we will work hard, leave no stone unturned, because to us it is a must-win election,” he stated.

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Nigerian military alerted before Dapchi abduction, says Amnesty

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Dapchi abduction
Nigeria’s military was on Tuesday accused of ignoring repeated warnings about the movements of Boko Haram fighters before they kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in the country’s restive northeast.

The students — the youngest of whom is aged just 10 — were seized from the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19 in virtually identical circumstances to those in Chibok in 2014.

Then, more than 200 schoolgirls were taken in an attack that brought sustained world attention on the Islamist insurgency and sparked a global campaign for their release.

President Muhammadu Buhari has called the Dapchi abduction a “national disaster” and vowed to use negotiation rather than force to secure their release.

But as in Chibok nearly four years ago, human rights group Amnesty International claimed the military was warned about the arrival of the heavily-armed jihadists — yet failed to act.

In the hours that followed both attacks, the authorities also tried to claim the girls had not been abducted.

Amnesty’s Nigeria director Osa Ojigho said “no lessons appear to have been learned” from Chibok and called for an immediate probe into what she called “inexcusable security lapses”.

“The government’s failure in this incident must be investigated and the findings made public — and it is absolutely crucial that any investigation focuses on the root causes,” she added.

“Why were insufficient troops available? Why was it decided to withdraw troops? What measures have the government taken to protect schools in northeast Nigeria?

“And what procedures are supposed to be followed in response to an attempted abduction?”

There was no immediate response from the Nigerian military when contacted by AFP.

– Multiple calls –
Amnesty said that between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm on February 19, at least five calls were made to tell the security services that Islamist fighters were in the Dapchi area.

Locals spotted about 50 members of the Islamic State group affiliate in a convoy of nine vehicles in Futchimiram, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) from Dapchi, then at Gumsa.

In Gumsa, where Boko Haram stayed until about 5:00 pm, residents phoned ahead to Dapchi to warn them. The convoy arrived at about 6:30 pm and left about 90 minutes later.

Amnesty, whose researchers spoke to about 23 people and three security officials, said the army command in Geidam had told callers they were aware of the situation and were monitoring.

Police in Dapchi promised to tell divisional commanders, while army commanders in Geidam and Damaturu were also alerted during the attack, it added.

People in Dapchi have previously said troops were withdrawn from the town earlier this year, leaving only a few police officers. The nearest military detachment was an hour away.

The Dapchi abduction has thrown into doubt repeated government and military claims that Boko Haram is on the brink of defeat, after nearly nine years of fighting and at least 20,000 deaths.

Boko Haram, which has used kidnapping as a weapon of war during the conflict, has not claimed responsibility but it is believed a faction headed by Abu Mus’ab al-Barnawi is behind it.

IS in August 2015 publicly backed Barnawi as the leader of Boko Haram, or Islamic State West Africa Province, over Abubakar Shekau, whose supporters carried out the Chibok abduction.

Analysts have attributed a financial motive to the Dapchi kidnapping given government ransom payments made to Boko Haram to secure the release of some of the captives from Chibok.
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Friday, 23 February 2018

2019: Give Me Time To Decide To Run, Buhari Tells APC Govs(MUST READ)

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday night did not give a definitive answer to governors of All Progressive Congress (APC) who had requested him to declare his intention for 2019 presidential election.
Instead, he told them to give him time to decide on the matter.
The governors met him at the First Lady Wing of the presidential villa, Abuja in a meeting which lasted for about an hour and a half.
Chairman of APC Governors Forum and Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, briefed State House correspondents after the meeting.
He said: “We discussed so many issues that affect the nations, our party and Mr President’s ambition to run for 2019 elections.

“It is the desire of the governors that Mr President should run for this exalted office given his performance in the last two years. We believe that if he continues Nigeria will be better for it.

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JUST IN:Jonathan, IBB, Shagari Absent At Council Of State Meeting

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When the roll call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s third Council of State meeting was taken at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, yesterday, former Presidents Goodluck Jonathan, Shehu Shagari and former military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida were absent.

Former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan was also marked absent.
Three former Heads of State, Generals Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo and Abdulsalami Abubakar, however, attended the meeting.

Also, former Chief Justices of Nigeria in attendance were Mohammed Uwais, Idris Kutigi, Alfa Belgore and Aloma Mukhtar.

The opening prayers were said by Gowon and Uwais.
The meeting focused on insecurity in the country as well as the 2019 general elections.

Officials from the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) reportedly briefed the council on preparations for next year’s elections.

Obasanjo, who was five minutes late, rushed into the chamber when a minute silence was being observed in honour of former CJN, Justice Dahiru Mustapha.
Thereafter, the former president went straight to shake hands with Buhari, Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Abubakar, before taking his seat.

The meeting, which began at 11:05am, was also attended by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami.

Before the meeting commenced, Buhari went round the Council Chambers and shook hands with his visitors.
Governors in attendance were those of Sokoto, Delta, Adamawa, Imo, Benue, Lagos, Nasarawa, Abia, Bauchi, Jigawa, Kebbi, Plateau, Kano, Wike, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Zamfara, Osun, Ogun, Niger and Ebonyi.
The deputy governors of Bayelsa and Enugu were also in attendance.

Buhari shook the hand of his fiercest critic, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.

The first meeting under this administration held in October 21, 2015 while the second held in September 2016.

The Council of State is an organ of the Federal Government saddled with the responsibility of advising the executive on policy making.

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

JUST IN:2019:APC Will Remain The Ruling Party – Tinubu Boost

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NATIONAL leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday boasted that the party will still win the 2019 presidential election.

Asiwaju Tinubu who stated this after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, also told former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and General Ibrahim Babangida who recently advised President Buhari not to contest the 2019 election to go home and enjoy their retiree club and pension.

The former Lagos State governor accompanied by the pioneer interim chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande said that the concern of every Nigerian now was on how to build a formidable country.

While fielding question on the chances of the APC to win the 2019 presidential election, he said, “You are asking me an obvious question. I belong to this party. My commitment is for this party. We have a better chance and we are strongly determined to prosecute the election in the most transparent, democratic manner and we will win.”
On how he felt on the appointment by President Buhari to head the reconciliation committee of the APC, he said, “Well, l feel greatly honoured with the mutual confidence that the president has reposed in me which is equally a very strong political challenge. We have started in earnest.

“I was honoured and with the mutual confidence that the president has reposed on me which is equally a very strong political challenge. We have started in earnest, he has given me free hand to put cohesion, confidence and trust in the party.

“Democracy is about conflict resolution mechanism, it is a process, you can’t do it without resolving conflict. We can’t build it without understanding the conflict and the sources of where we are coming from.

“But we want to leave a country with legacy not about Mr President that is what he is telling the nation, it is about our country and there is no other choice to a democratic fineness than through political party platforms.

“It is one of those rare things around the country, around Africa who had the experience both wars, fought a battle to save Nigeria and come to politics to save Nigeria, very rare people have such an opportunity and experience in their lifetime.

“And that is what we are talking about legacy and where we are for all those challenges what we should do and I am enjoying the challenges so far.”

Also on his take on the letter of Chief Obasanjo and General Buhari to President Buhari not to contest the election, he said, “I don’t address those shadows, the question is we should let our former presidents enjoy the retirees club and take their pensions but participate in our politics if they are interested because it is a free world and this freedom is not served a la-carte,it is taken but we should be allowed to move out country forward, it is a challenge to every Nigeria.”
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MUST READ:Join Retirees’ Club,Tinubu Tell Obasanjo,IBB

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday advised former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida to join retirees’ club and take pensions.

The leaders had sent open letters, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of ineptitude and sectionalism.

But reacting to questions on Obasanjo and IBB’s statements while speaking with selected journalists after meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Tinubu said: “I don’t address those shadows. We should let our former presidents join retirees’ club and take pensions. But they can participate in our politics if they are interested.

“It is a free world. But this freedom is not served a la carte but they should allow us to move our country forward. It is a challenge to every Nigerian.”

On the chances of APC in 2019, he added: “You are asking me an obvious question. I belong to this party. My commitment is to this party. We have a better chance and we are strongly determined to prosecute election in a most transparent and democratic manner and we will win.”

And on his appointment as the head of APC Presidential Reconciliation Committee, the former Lagos State Governor said he felt greatly honoured with the mutual confidence the President has reposed in him.

“I feel greatly honoured with the mutual confidence that the President has reposed in me which is a very strong political challenge. We have started in earnest.
“He has given me free hand to put cohesion, confidence and trust in the party. 

Democracy is about conflict resolution process. You can’t do it without resolving conflicts.

“We can’t build it without understanding the conflicts and sources where we are coming from. But we want to leave the country with a legacy. It’s not about Mr. President. That is what he’s telling the country.

“It’s about our country and no other choice to democratic tenets than through political party platforms. He’s one of those rare beings around the country, around Africa who had experienced both worlds. He fought a battle to save Nigeria and came to politics to save Nigeria.

“Very rare people have such an opportunity in their life time and that’s what we talk about legacy, and where we have all the challenges, do what we should do. I’m enjoying the challenges so far,” he concluded.

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

In Ekiti:Fuel scarcity worsens as motorists sleep in filing stations

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NNPC, DPR uncover illegal fuel reservoirs in AbujaThe State Commissioner for Information, Youth and Sports, Mr Lanre Ogunsuyi, ‎described the situation as unfortunate.

Scarcity of petrol has became unbearable in Ekiti as motorists now sleep in filing stations across the state to have the opportunity to buy.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the motorists that NAN correspondent met at the filing station on Wednesday morning were busy washing their faces with water.

One of the motorists, Bolaji Oguntuase, ‎told NAN that he was disappointed with the fuel marketers for hoarding the product and making them to suffer under the sun all day.

He said many of the marketers had fuel, but deliberately decided not to sell to create artificial fuel scarcity.

” I slept inside my car outside the compound of NNPC before I could buy fuel this morning,” he said.

Another motorist, Bidemi Owolabi, said he did not expect the marketers to punish motorists by hoarding fuel.

He called for understanding of the marketers, saying that inadequate fuel in circulation could distabilise all forms of businesses in the state.

‎Owolabi said most of them had to sleep in filing stations, while others bought from black markets to carry on with their daily business.

He said BOVAS and NNPC were the two ‎filing stations that were consistent in selling fuel.

The State Commissioner for Information, Youth and Sports, Mr Lanre Ogunsuyi, ‎described the situation as unfortunate.

He expressed displeasure that Ekiti residents could go through the problem.

Ogunsuyi said the state government had appealed to the fuel marketers not add to the sufferings of the people by inflating the price of fuel and hoarding the commodity as well.

“I am so much disappointed at the attitude of the marketers who are hoarding this fuel, they should have sympathy on the people and sell the fuel to them.

“We have been appealing to the fuel marketers to sell to the people, but we cannot force them with task force because it is only the Federal Government that has the power to punish or close any filing stations that refuses to sell,” he said.

NAN reports that BOVAS and NNPC in Ado-Ekiti are the two filing stations that are currently selling at the price of N143 per litre.
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APC will rule Nigeria for a long time-Imo Governor,Okorocha

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The governor told party members to be proud and boastful of the achievements of the party.

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has assured members of the All Progressives' Congress (APC) that the ruling party will rule the state and Nigeria for a long time.
In a press statement released in Owerri on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, the governor told party members to be proud and boastful of the achievements of the party and expect to be rewarded for it at the polls.

He said the APC administration has surpassed the previous governments and will return to power in the 2019 general elections, both in the state and national levels.

The statement read, "The governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has called on leaders and members of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state to remain steadfast and also be proud that their party is in power both in the state and at the federal level.

"The governor equally told the party members to be boastful of the monumental  achievements of the party's administration in the state which have exceeded all that the administrations before him had achieved.

"He assured the party members that APC would retain power in the state and at the national level for a long time and urged them to disregard the claims by other parties that they would return to power in 2019.

"The governor also celebrated Christmas for the party officials at the state, local government  and ward levels with cash, and told them to continue to work for the progress of the party because APC is in power to retain it with visible achievements."

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President's Buhari son,Yusuf Buhari suffers head injury in Abuja bike accident

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Buhari's son, Yusuf, suffers head injury in bike accidentThe president's son reportedly crashed his power bike while racing with a friend in Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari's only son, Yusuf Buhari, is currently hospitalised in an Abuja clinic after suffering a head injury in a bike accident in the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
The president's son reportedly crashed his power bike while racing with a friend in the capital city and is hospitalised at the Cedacrest Hospital in Abuja.

In a press statement signed by the president's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday, December 27, he revealed that Yusuf has already undergone surgery and is in a stable condition.

He said, "Yusuf Buhari had a bike accident last night around Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He broke a limb and had an injury to the head as a result. He has undergone surgery at a clinic in Abuja. He is in a stable condition.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his son Yusuf, during a visit to the President's farm in Daura, Katsina State.
"The President and his wife, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, are thankful to Nigerians for the good wishes and prayers for their son."

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Monday, 25 December 2017

COMEDY:Olamijulo Florida(Mama Alakada) and Becky JAY(Grand Daughter) Laugh out comedy

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Talent Version Concept present Olamijulo Florida(Mama Alakada) and Becky JAY(Grand Daughter).The Comedy Episode was Released Today 25th December,2017 to pull Smile On Her Fans Nationwide as they celebrate Christmas.
Watch the comedy episode and forget your sorrow.

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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Aregbesola To Osun Workers: Please Endure Our Season Of Famine‘ll End By March

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the State of Osun has averred that the financial crisis that forced the state government to payment of modulated salary to its workers would be over by the end of March, 2018.

Naijasimple gathered that Aregbesola addressed the workers at the Civil Service Week programme on Friday in Osogbo, appealed to them to persevere for a little more time for the payment of full salary, just as he commended them for their perseverance, patience, sacrifice, dedication and labour of love.

The governor disclosed that only 28 per cent of the state’s total workforce received modulated salary, stating that the remaining 72 per cent of the workers have been earning their full salary and are not being owed any outstanding salaries.

He said: “There is no better time to acknowledge and tell you this than now. You have done well so far. What is left is just to thank you, particularly the 28 per cent of you who have endured modulated salaries. These are the 20 per cent who earn 75 per cent of their monthly pay and the eight per cent who collect 50 per cent of their salary.

“The remaining 72 per cent, as you all know, have been earning their full pay and are not being owed any outstanding salaries, irrespective of the spin being given to this by our traducers. Even at that, we must thank everyone for the sacrifice you have all made in other areas.

“This is because your relationship as workers is contractual and I want to assure you that everyone will get his or her full pay when this is over.”

Explaining the financial situation of the state, Aregbesola said: “From July 2015 – when we started paying modulated salaries, our income from all sources, including gross allocation from the federation account, internally generated revenue and two tranches of Paris Club Refund – to November 2017, is N121.6 billion.

“Meanwhile, our total personnel cost (excluding gratuities) within the same period would have been N104.4 billion if we had paid the full salaries of N3.6 billion every month. Our personnel cost therefore is 85.8 per cent of our total revenues from all sources.

“However, this is an academic exercise because before the allocations get to us, some deductions would have been made on commitments already made since as far back as the 1970s, up till now; and we are also paying modulated salaries.

“The reality, however, is that our net income is N61.7 billion while our real total personnel cost is N63.98 billion.

This stands at 103.6 per cent of our total net revenue. I obtained these figures from the Accountant General of the State and you can individually verify them in his office.

“The implication of this grim statistics is that we have spent more on salaries and emoluments than our revenues from all sources.”
Aregbesola who accused his political opponents of playing mischief on the salary issue, urged the workers not to allow the opposition to instigate them against the government.

He recalled that he had paid workers 13th month bonus salaries and restructured leave bonus to be paid on a worker’s birthday or service engagement date, adding that he also quadrupled and gave car and housing allowances to workers without prompting when the state was financially buoyant between December 2010 and December 2013.

The governor stressed: “If we have the resources, we will provide flying cars for the workers. We will put our lives on the line to achieve that. Nobody should therefore fail to understand the circumstance that prompted us to pay modulated salaries to 28 per cent of our workforce.

“When this problem began, we had to keep taking loans, up to N25 billion, in order to pay salaries. But we must face reality; we cannot continue to give what we don’t have. I have extrapolated from the statistics I gave you earlier, that should we even want to give workers everything we have, it is still not adequate.

“We are grateful that to a large extent, you have collaborated with us and supported us. We are simply asking for further perseverance, understanding, patiience and sacrifice. You must not fail to recognise, as Chief Obafemi Awolowo admonished us, that the darkest part of the night is just before the dawn.

“I told labour leaders in my recent meeting with them what Comrade Hassan Sunmonu said in a public occasion, that something told him that we will be out of these difficulties by March of next year. I agree with him. It will come to pass Insha Allah!

“I may not figure out how this will happen now but I believe it will happen, and you will all be part of it. Our own season of famine will be over by March of 2018. Aamin!,” the governor stated.

“I am pleading with you; don’t let the enemy of our race deceive you. You have patiently borne the brunt of this situation to be able to patiently wait for another three months. Don’t be persuaded to change course.

“Remember that we have other options, which include rightsizing the workforce and living within our means. We have not done this, but have decided to weather the storm together until we dock at safe harbour. ”
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"We Can No Longer Laugh With Buhari" - El-Rufai

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Kaduna State Governor , Nasir El - Rufai , has admitted that he and some other people he did not name can no longer be laughing with President Muhammadu Buhari as they were doing when they were in opposition.

He said in those days, he and others would be laughing and rolling on the floor of Buhari ’ s living room.

The governor who apparently was talking about the funny aspect of the President spoke in a documentary , “Buhari : Beyond the Iron and Steel ” put together by the President’ s media team .

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina , made excerpts of the interviews in the documentary , meant to show the other side of Buhari , available on his Facebook page on Sunday.

“ When we were in the opposition, you needed to see how we rolled on the floor in his (Buhari ’ s ) living room, as we laughed. Of course , we can ’ t do that again now , ” Adesina quoted El - Rufai as saying in the documentary .

Vice - President Yemi Osinbajo was also quoted as confirming that Buhari cracks jokes and still keeps a straight face .

“ He gives you things to do and leaves you strictly to do those things. No interference at all, once he has confidence in you … And he cracks those jokes, and manages to still keep a straight face , ” Osinbajo said .

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters , Abike Dabiri - Erewa, said she wished Nigerians know Buhari ’ s “ softer side. ”

“ How I wish Nigerians know his softer and accommodating side. Very jocular . But it is our duty to tell them , ” she said .

Ogun State Governor , Ibikunke Amosun , who is an ally of the President described him as a “ reformed democrat. ”

“ I wish I had his patience . He would listen to everybody and then take a decision . He is a reformed democrat , ” the governor said .

On his part, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing , Mr. Babatunde Fashola , said , “ He gave me some priority projects : Mokwa/ Jebba road , Lagos / Ibadan Expressway , and Second Niger Bridge … He never appends his signature to anything , unless you ’ ve explained , and he understands it . ”

The documentary is billed to be aired on the Nigerian Television Authority on Sunday and Monday at 8 pm and on Channels Television on Monday .
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