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Fuel Subsidy Removal Irreversible, Electricity Tariff Hike Necessary – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that the removal of subsidy on petrol has come to stay.
Buhari also said the recent increase in electricity tariff by the Distribution Companies (DisCos) was necessary even though a source of concern for him.
He said his government was doing everything possible to mitigate the impact of the decisions on the citizens and at the same time save the economy from total collapse.
Edo, Ondo Gov’ship: INEC Worries Over Violence Threats
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over comments by political actors which can cause violence and undermine the September 19 and October 10 governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.
Chief Press Secretary of the commission’s chairman Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi voiced the concern on Monday during a webinar entitled ‘Edo/Ondo Elections: The Imperative of Safety Consciousness and Conflict Sensitivity in Media Coverage and Reportage’ organised by the International Press Centre (IPC) and Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN).
Oyekanmi, however, assured Nigerians that the commission would provide a level playing field for all political parties in the elections, adding that INEC was interested in the credibility of the process.
2023: No Plot To Return Secondus As National Chair – PDP
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has dispelled claims that some power brokers in the party are plotting to return the national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, for a second term ahead of the 2023 general elections. His tenure of four years would elapse in December 2021, when another national convention would be held to elect a new NWC.
But there are claims in some quarters that some political bigwigs in the party and especially from the northern part of the country were strategising to return Secondus, a politician from the South, at next year’s convention to pave way for the emergence of the party’s 2023 presidential candidate from the North.
But reacting, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, told Daily Trust in an exclusive interview that the party was not concerned about future positions but focusing on building itself for the task ahead.
Ajayi’s Impeachment Moves: Thugs Allegedly Invade Ondo Assembly
Some persons suspected to be hired thugs Monday morning invaded the Ondo state House of Assembly complex.
The thugs, it was gathered, converged on the Assembly and positioned themselves in strategic locations to prevent anti-impeachment lawmakers loyal to deputy governor Agboola Ajayi from gaining access to the chamber.
The lawmakers’ suspension was recently quashed by an Akure high court which also awarded them five million naira damages each.
Negotiation: Sokoto Bandits Denounce Violence, Release 8 Captives
Bandits operating in the eastern part of Sokoto State have denounced violence as part of the ongoing negotiation with the state government.
Daily Trust reliably gathered that some of their leaders have even discharged their boys who were said to have resorted to farming and animal husbandry.
It was gathered that the bandits also released eight people who have been under their custody, as well as handed over several rustled livestock to the government.
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