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Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

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Secondus: Nigeria Sliding into Insolvency, Failed State

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday berated the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC), asking the president to sit up and solve the multifaceted problems plaguing the country as Nigeria may soon slide into insolvency and become a failed state.

The PDP national chairman also said Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder and a time bomb that could explode any moment.

Don’t Panic, We Can Overcome COVID-19, Buhari Tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari thursday called for calm among Nigerians as the scourge of COVID-19 is gradually spreading in the country, with four new cases discovered in Lagos State, bringing the toll to 12.

The president, in his first major intervention since the index case, caused by an Italian, was uncovered on February 27, said the federal government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) were competent to tame the pandemic.

Buhari Implements ECA Advice, Directs Repositioning of Economy

President Muhammadu Buhari thursday directed the repositioning of the economy, in compliance with the advice of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), which admonished him to take tough economic decisions to redeem the gasping economy.

The president has also instructed the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Pantami, to work with government agencies to ensure full protection of critical national infrastructure.

PPPRA Opts for Full Deregulation of Petroleum Price

The Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Mr. Abdulkadir Saidu, thursday disclosed that the pump price of petrol, will henceforth be determined by market forces.

He said with PPPRA’s current projection, the current price of N125 will likely stay till the end of this month.

Gbajabiamila: Only Superior Military Might, Diplomacy Can End Insurgency

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the war against Boko Haram insurgents can only end through the combination of superior military might, diplomacy and steady improvements in quality of life for the people.

The Speaker in a statement issued yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Lanre Lasisi, said that this was the only way to force the terrorists to run out of steam.

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