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‘They Didn’t Even Allow Him Return To Abuja’ – Twitter Reactions To Removal Of IGP Adamu
Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their views about the termination of the appointment of Mohammed Adamu as Inspector General of Police.
President Muhammadu Buhari replaced Adamu with Usman Alkali Baba on Tuesday afternoon.
Adamu was inspecting the havoc wreaked on the headquarters of the Imo State Police Command when the news of the termination of his appointment broke.
Buhari’s Driver Dies Inside Aso Rock
Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, the official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, is dead. According to a statement from the presidency, Afaka died at the State House Clinic on Tuesday.
Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to The President on Media And Publicity, said his principal has commiserated with the family of the deceased.
“President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the family of Afaka on the passing of Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, his official driver, who died at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. President Buhari, who also commiserates with the Government and people of Kaduna State, described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility,” the statement read.
Favouritism Responsible For Nigeria’s Backwardness – Jonathan
A former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has said that the tradition of favouritism in leadership positions among families, friends, acquaintances rather than ability and capability to deliver is responsible for Nigeria’s backwardness.
Jonathan said this Tuesday at the Palace of the Emir of Bauchi during a one-day working visit.
He said the tradition in Nigeria is that before one can be appointed to an office or given a responsibility, he must know someone at the top echelon in the country, regretting that the development has taken the nation backwards.
Military, Politicians Responsible For The Rot In LGs – Obasanjo
A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has attributed the rot in Nigeria’s local government system to the military rule and politicians.
Obasanjo said the rot started with the military heads who wanted to have local government councils in their respective areas, adding that the political class took the rot further with corruption.
A statement by the former president’s media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, quoted him to have said this on Tuesday while playing host to the new President of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Akeem Olatunji Ambali, at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Penthouse residence, Abeokuta. The former president noted that the survival of the current state of local government administration in the country “is in the hand of God.”
2023: Atiku Not Qualified To Be President — Malami
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has told a Federal High Court in Abuja, that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is not eligible to contest for president because “he is not a Nigerian by birth.”
The affidavit was filed in 2019 by the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA) against the PDP and Atiku, challenging Atiku’s eligibility to contest for president.
They are asking the court to hold among others, that considering the provisions of sections 25(1) &(2) and 131(a) of the constitution and the circumstances surrounding his birth, the former vice-president cannot contest for the apex office.
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