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We’re Determined To Uplift Nigerians – APC
The APC Caretaker Chairman in Nasarawa State, Mr John Mamman, has expressed the determination of the ruling party to improve the living standard of Nigerians.
“The APC government is more determined to improve the living conditions of our people as APC will continue to uphold the principles of internal democracy for democracy to continue flourishing in Nigeria and in Nasarawa state,” Mamman, who spoke in Lafia, however, stressed the need for members to be patient with the APC administration at all levels.
He said Governor Abdullahi Sule christened the 2021 Appropriation Bill the ‘Budget of Economic Recuperation’ to reinvigorate all the sectors of the economy for the overall development of the state.
Gunmen Kill 2, Kidnapped 48 Others In Katsina Villages
At least two people were reportedly killed and 48 others abducted in a series of attacks carried out by suspected bandits in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
A community leader who spoke to Daily Trust in confidence said the suspected bandits were in Daurawa village Friday night where they killed two and abducted five people.
Another source confirmed to Daily Trust that at around 7pm Saturday, the gunmen raided Garin Dodo village and abducted 32 people. “Two of the victims were able to escape while the remaining 30 are still in captivity,” the source said.
N/Assembly Spends Billions Of Naira On Constitution Review
The perennial constitution amendment exercise by the National Assembly is characterised by proposals that keep resurfacing despite gulping billions of naira yearly, a Daily Trust analysis has shown.
The federal parliament had from the 5th to the current 9th National Assembly made several attempts to amend some provisions of the 1999 Constitution to no avail.
At every session, the parliament officially spends N1 billion shared equally between the Senate and the House of Representatives.
ASUU Holding Nigeria’s Education Captive Like B/Haram – PGF DG
The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Alhaji Salihu Mohammed Lukman has said frequent strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), is helping the Boko Haram insurgents to actualise their ideology of crippling western education in the country.
ASUU had on Wednesday, suspended its nine-month strike action conditionally, and promised to embark on a fresh strike if the federal government did not live up to the terms of agreement with it.
Lukman, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, titled, “ASUU and Indeterminate Power Struggle – The Boko Haram Logic”, said ASUU had spent over four years on strike in the last 21 years, adding that a fresh strike action was imminent in the first quarter of 2021.
Why Govt Failed To Reposition Education – Ex-Gov Aliyu
Aformer Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, has said that successive governments in Nigeria paid adequate attention to education “on paper” but lacked the political will to “work the talk”.
Aliyu spoke while delivering a paper on “The Place of Colleges of Education in the Development of Nigeria” at the 50th anniversary of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.
He noted that no government was allocating beyond 10% of its annual budget to education in the country.
Why I Won’t Dump PDP – Abia Gov
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has debunked any purported plan by him to quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking on a radio programme monitored in Umuahia, yesterday, Ikpeazu said he had not seen any reason why he should leave PDP for any other party.
He said: “I do not see any reason why I should leave PDP for any other political party. The music of politics as it plays differs from one state to another. Here in Abia, the people are comfortable with PDP and I think the aspirations of Ndi Abia will be met and achieved on the platform of PDP.
“Nobody has been able to convince me that there is a better party for us here in Abia than PDP. I am a strong member of PDP and a leader in the party. In fact, I am the deputy chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum. I will rather be a conductor in a moving vehicle than be the driver of a stationary vehicle.”
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