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Fani Kayode Slams British Minister For Saying Nigeria Must Remain One ‘At All Cost’

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Fani Kayode Slams British Minister For Saying Nigeria Must Remain One 'At All Cost'

Nigeria former Minister of Aviation, and Political Activist, Chief Femi Fani Kayode has berated a United Kingdom Minister for stating that Nigeria must be one country at all cost.

 

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain Fani kayode said it was unthinkable that a British Minister will have such opinion about Nigeria when Britain has a past which cannot be described as good history.

 

Chief Femi Fani Kayode, who was also a former minister of Culture and Tourism in Nigeria said, the British serving Minister, who was his colleague at Cambridge university, allegedly disclosed the opinion while he was on a call with him in the night of Friday.

 

According to the Political Activist, Chief Fani Kayode, said, when he engaged the British serving Minister, who he did not disclose his name, the Minister dropped his phone.

 

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Chief Fani Kayode who disclosed this on his twitter handle, said; “I spoke with a serving British Minister who was at Cambridge with me years ago last night.He told me that Nigeria must remain together “at all costs”.I told him that before he lectures me about Nigeria the UK should let Northern Ireland reunite with Ireland, give the Scots their freedom, apologise to India for raping & pillaging them for centuries, beg Africa for enslaving & destroying our continent, apologise to the Chinese for the Opium Wars, scrap the British Commonwealth & stop trying to provoke World War 3 with Russia.He dropped the phone!”

 

There have been growing resentment among the ethnic nationalities of Nigeria, with the agitation by separatists groups growing wide in the country.

 

Nationalwatchng recalls that Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, are agitating for a Biafra nation, in the South-eastern part of the country, Oduduwa Republic is an agitation for an independent country for the South-West part, also the South-South part of Nigeria had declared Biafra Customary Government by an ex-Niger Delta militant, Asari Dokubo.

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PDP Secondus Accused Of Siphoning N10 Billion

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PDP Secondus Accused Of Siphoning N10 Billion

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC), has been accused of mismanagement of N10bn generated from the sale of forms for four years.

 

The country’s anti-corruption agencies, EFCC and ICPC have been petitioned by one of the chieftains of the party over the matter.

 

The petitioner, Prince Kassim Afegbua, alleged that the leadership has mismanaged close to N10bn which accrued from the sale of nomination forms for the presidential, gubernatorial, house of assembly and senatorial elections from 2017 to date.

 

Responding to the petitioner, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the claim as “spurious” and “irresponsible”.

 

“The PDP did not raise Afegbua’s fictitious sum of N10 billion as alleged by him. For the avoidance of doubt, the PDP generated the sum of N4.6 billion and raised a budget for its expenditure, in line with all known financial regulations of our party.

 

“This budget passed through the organs of our party and received the approvals from the NWC, the governors’ forum, the Board of Trustees as well as other organs of the party.

 

“As a law-abiding political party that respects the doctrine of rule of law and transparency, the budget was presented to the National Executive Committee (NEC) where it also received a final approval,” the party stated.

 

The petitioner, in a statement, said, “Much of the financial transactions of the PDP under Prince Uche Secondus have been shrouded in mystery.”

 

He said in the event the anti-graft agency delayed in carrying out its investigation, he would have no option but to seek legal redress in the law court.

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Niger Delta Leaders Laud Timipre Sylva

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Niger Delta Leaders Laud Timipre Sylva

Niger Delta leaders on Saturday praised the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, for liberating the country’s petroleum sector from its quagmire.

 

They also praised the minister for playing a crucial role in the development of Nigeria.

 

“Chief Timipre Sylva is committed to the development of Nigeria. He will always support the Niger Delta region through thick and thin”.

 

In a statement in Yenagoa, the leaders praised Sylva for the zero-fuel queues situation in the country and the ongoing Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia LGA in Bayelsa State.

 

They commended the minister for defending the interests of the Niger Delta people, changing the image of Nigeria for the better and attracting International Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMS) and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) to the petroleum sector.

 

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The leaders also hailed Sylva for creating jobs for the people, placing greater emphasis on the distribution chain, indigenous capacities for the oil and gas industry as well as choosing courses which tend at least to a better and more desirable development of the country’s petroleum sector.

 

Signed by the chairperson of the Niger Delta People’s Movement (NDPM), Mrs. Ibifuro Tatua, the leaders applauded the former Bayelsa State governor for his honest leadership, dogged commitment to principles in the practice of politics, the rule of law and the best democratic tradition of fairness and justice.

 

“Chief Timipre Sylva should be applauded in his quest to bring about economic and social development in the country.”

 

The leaders who met in Yenagoa for three hours commended the astute politician for opening up local manufacturing in the country, improving the environmental condition of the oil producing areas and making the South-South geo-political zone, particularly Bayelsa State proud by his achievements in politics.

 

“Chief Timipre Sylva and other ministers have done South-South proud. The zone has never had it so good in terms of provision of amenities and infrastructure,” they said.

 

The statement emphasized sound business policy, creative power of the petroleum economy and operations of the petroleum industry.

 

“Chief Timipre Sylva is travelling on the road that leads to success.”

 

The leaders called on critics to emulate the virtues of Sylva by pursuing peace, progress and development.

 

“In spite of the current financial crunch, the Federal Government is up to date in its obligations to the Niger Delta region”.

 

The leaders also advised critics of Buhari’s appointees from the South-South geo-political zone to join Nigerians, home and abroad, in celebrating the achievements of the petroleum resources minister.

 

“Chief Timipre Sylva will continue to seek what is best for the good people of the Niger Delta region” the statement said.

 

Chief Timipre Sylva is one of the most ardent promoters of the unity and development of the Niger Delta region

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People Are Reporting Killing Like It Had Never Happened Before – Garba Shehu

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People Are Reporting Killing Like It Had Never Happened Before - Garba Shehu

……Forging Certificate is More Critical Than Terrorism

 

Senior Special Assitant to President, Garba Shehu, has said that the way killings are being reported under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is like it had never happened before.

 

Garba Shehu explained that killings had been in existence since forever and President Buhari seems to be a target in the way it is being reported now.

 

Garba Shehu said this on Channels’ Politics Today, on Friday night while answering questions on the ongoing controversy surrounding the embattled Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, said that those who “stand in criticism of the minister are not willing to forgive him.”

 

READ ALSO: Buhari Will Not Sack Pantami – Garba Shehu Responds Nigerians

 

Garba Shehu, reacting to comparison of Pantami’s case to alleged forgery that consumed former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said the cases are different and opined that the latter was more critical than the terrorism accusation against Pantami.

 

He also stated that if Pantami forged a certificate before coming to office, the attitude from the Presidency would have been different. The Presidency has been hit with heavy criticisms following the backing of Pantami in the midst of terrorism comments, which the minister said were utterances made in ignorantly, stating that he is now more mature and knows better.

 

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