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Soyinka To Buhari: Set Up Gov’t Of National Unity
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a Government of National Unity.
Speaking to BBC Pidgin on the state of the nation on Monday, Soyinka said this became necessary as the state of mind of vast sections of the country mentally, spiritually and economically was that of total distrust for the government.
“This government has earned itself, either rightly or wrongly, that’s for the government to decide, but anybody who is telling this government that the people of this nation still trust it, I’m sorry, and the government believes that, it’s really plunging this nation further into the abyss. There’s only one thing to be done to try and win the trust of the people, and in political terms, it’s called Government of National Unity as an interim measure. That’s all.
Our Region Should Produce The Next President – Southern Govs
The 17 governors from the Southern region have unanimously agreed that the next President of Nigeria should emerge from the region. This was the resolution of the Southern Governors’ Forum at the end of a meeting, which held at Lagos House, Alausa, on Monday. They also resolved that the presidency of Nigeria be rotated between Southern and Northern Nigeria.
Ondo State Governor and chairman of the Forum, Arakunrun Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, reiterated the forum’s commitment to the politics of equity, fairness while while he re-affirmed their commitment to the unity of Nigeria on the pillars of justice, progress and peaceful co-existence between and amongst its people.
The Forum reviewed the security situation in the country and commended security operatives for their relentless efforts in restoring security and safety while commiserating with families and loved ones of those who have fallen in the line of duty.
We Spend N60bn To Repair Pipelines Annually — FG
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the government spends N60bn annually to repair vandalized pipelines.
Speaking on Monday in Abuja at a town hall meeting on protecting oil and gas infrastructure, he said Nigeria lost an average of 200,000 barrels per day to pipelines’ destruction.
He said statistics had shown that between January 2019 and September 2020, 1,161 pipeline points were vandalized across the nation.
Kano Assembly Suspends Head Of State Anti-Graft Agency
The Kano State House of Assembly has suspended the Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado.
Rimingado’s suspension followed a letter of complaint sent to the house by the Accountant General of the state, who accused the anti-corruption boss of insubordination.
Rimingado was suspended for a period of one month to give way for investigation.
2023 Presidency: Southern Governors Shut Out Atiku, Kwankwaso, Tambuwal, Others
Governors of the 17 southern states have unanimously agreed that the next President of Nigeria should emerge from their region, puncturing the ambition of prominent politicians from the North. The governors under the aegis of the Southern Governors Forum (SGF) made their stance known on Monday after a closed-door meeting which lasted for about five hours in Lagos.
Even though the governors spoke on insecurity in their region and also chided the federal government for not consulting them before security operatives carried out some recent offensives, they were short of mentioning the names of those fomenting trouble in the South East and South West.
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi who was taken to court on Tuesday last week after he was extradited was not mentioned by the 17 southern governors.
Also, the name of Yoruba secessionist, Sunday Igboho, whose house was raided by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS), was also not mentioned in the communiqué issued by the southern governors.
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