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Nobody can determine Buhari’s reelection says Bello

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Nobody can determine Buhari’s reelection says Bello

In what seems like a response to Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s stinging letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, has lampooned critics, insisting that the President does not need to seek anybody’s approval to recontested for his second term.

He pointed out that no campaign of calumny against the President can truncate his re-election bid especially with the overwhelming support of Nigerians for him to continue in office.
This he said is fallout of his transparent leadership and desire to move the country to another level of development.
Bello who spoke during an infrastructural expo in Lokoja on Tuesday evening, as part of activities to commemorate the second year anniversary of his administration, expressed dismay that people who plundered the resources of the country would be contemplating returning to power, saying it can never happen.
On the divine touch that returned the President’s health he said it was for a purpose even as he expressed the confidence that President Buhari would secure another mandate in view of his purposeful leadership.

According to Governor Bello, Mr. President is just close to three years and his opponents are running helter skelter, because they cannot tolerate him for eight years, stressing that by the time President Buhari completes his two terms in office, his opponents would be in political wilderness.

He said President Buhari is doing well in his best in the fight against corruption, insurgency as well as improvement in the economy, noting that the foreign reserve has been boosted significantly, compared to what was in place before he came on board in 2015.

“Mr. President is boiling them with cold water, suffocating them because they cannot stomach him for eight years, that is why they are crying foul. When the time comes they will know that majority of the people of this country are solidly behind him. So those who are against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari cannot stop him”, he emphasised.

Governor Bello further opined that if God endorses Mr. President to serve his constitutional two terms he do not need the support of anyone to achieve that feat, insisting that those who ran the country aground are desperately seeking relevance, trying to play God.

He maintained that no amount of intimidation, media manupilation and campaign of calumny can compel Mr. President to abandon his avowed commitment to put the country on the path of greatness, stressing that the current efforts at retrieving all the stolen monies from the nation’s coffers cannot be abandoned because of some selfish individuals.
On his political aspiration, Governor Bello said he leaves that to God, assuring that his Government would field credible candidates that can adequately and effectively represent the state at all levels in the next dispensation.
He lamented that members of the National Assembly from the state have not done enough to protect the interest of the state, assuring that those that are prepared to do the needful would be sent to support Mr. President in his determined efforts to put the country on sound economic.
According to him, the national assembly members have been frustrating the good intentions if the President and that is because he has refused to be coarsed and intimidated by not giving them bribes.

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Zamfara Bye-election: 2 persons feared dead in Bloody clashes among rival thugs

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Zamfara Bye-election: 2 persons feared dead in Bloody clashes among rival thugs

Clashes between rival political thugs have left 2 people dead in Zanfara ahead of the by-election tomorrow
The police imposed a 24-hour curfew in Bakura and Talata Mafara LGAs after two persons were killed and several others injured
The thugs also destroyed several vehicles and billboards in the areas.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Charge of Zone 10, Mustapha Muhammad, said the curfew was to avoid breakdown of law and order.

There has been tension in the state as two leading candidates of the opposition All Progressives Congress and the ruling People’s Democratic Party ended campaigns yesterday at the same time.
The contest is mainly between APC’s Bello Dankande Gamji and PDP’s  Tukur Ibrahim Tudu though 12 candidates of other parties are also in the race.
The PDP had earlier alleged that the APC was planning to disrupt the election by arming thugs; the allegation which the latter dismissed.

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Lamido asks Buhari to beg God for mercy for failing

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Having failed Nigerians on his campaign promises, President Muhammadu Buhari should be sober with a contrite heart by returning to God to beg for mercy, former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido has said.


The former governor was speaking against the backdrop of the recent gruesome killing of 43 farmers by Boko Haram terrorists and bandits in some parts of the North.

Lamido who was monitored on the BBC Hausa service in Abuja said Buhari should drop his ego by seeking God’s forgiveness.
“There is no way a government can continue successfully without sabotage but you need to be strong enough to overcome such challenges. If really, he cannot withstand this he has to resign, but we can’t be accepting sabotage as a reason.

“He has failed totally, if not that he failed how will he allow some people to slaughter 43 people? How will he allow bandits to raid villages and set them on fire and rape their women? Definitely something is wrong somewhere,” he said.

On the future of the country, Sule Lamido said, “Allah is merciful to his servants we hope our prayers will be answered, but Buhari has to go fisrt. He should ask himself that what offences has he done to Allah. He need to wake up in the mid night, drop his arrogance and pray. He should ask for Allah’s forgiveness on the offences he has committed.

“He is arrogant and always speaking with pride. Many people have said it and we have seen it. In the last four years if you said something like this you will be cursed but now the truth has come. The problem is he doesn’t listen to what people are saying, but everyone has spoken out. People are tired, the Ulamas, the masses, the traditional leaders and all people have spoken out.”

“When Buhari was sick Nigerian prayed for him  and they are still doing but he failed to address their challenges,” he added.

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Gender Equality: NASS careful not to enthrone further discrimination says Omo-Agege

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Gender Equality: NASS careful not to enthrone further discrimination says Omo-Agege 

By Joseph Sunday


The Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the bill on Gender Equality sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi as challenging in that it may be difficult to achieve the goals without enthroning new set of discriminations. 

Senator Omo-Agege stated this in Abuja when he hosted a delegation of a non-partisan organisation, Women in Politics Forum led by Ebere Ifendu.
The Delta Central lawmaker assured women that their interests would be protected, but not to the detriment of the constitutional provisions against discrimination of whatever form.He said they want to strengthen women participation.Omo-Agege called on the Executive arm of government to always engage the Legislature before signing treaties and agreements.
This, he explained, will enable accelerated domestication by the National Assembly.

He also tasked the forum to help in mobilising the House of Representatives in concurring to the Sexual Harassment Bill passed by the Senate as well as the domestication of the Violence Against Persons  (Prohibition) Act in all the states of the Federation.
 In her remarks Ifendu called for the inclusion of Affirmative Action in the Constitution.
She cited African countries like Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Rwanda and Seychelles to buttress her position.
According to her there is no better time than now to achieve an inclusive democracy. Further more, she said we need to move from civil governance to true democracy where women, youth and persons with disabilities will have equal opportunities to participate in governance,” she claimed.

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