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Ambode speaks on working with Atiku, PDP against Buhari, Sanwo-Olu, APC in Lagos



Lagos State senator, Akinwunmi Ambode, has denied charges that he was working with the specialists of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the competitor of the People groups Popularity based Gathering (PDP) in the simply finished up presidential race to advance the enthusiasm of the restriction party in the state.

An announcement marked yesterday by the Central Press Secretary to the representative, Habib Aruna, additionally scolded those supposedly spreading lie on Ambode’s asserted under hand dealings to undermine the odds of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial applicant in the approaching gubernatorial surveys in the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Or maybe, the representative stated, he is occupied with working for the decision of the Sanwo-Olu as his successor.

The announcement peruses in full: “The consideration of the Lagos State Representative, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has been attracted to a report in the present version of The Country paper, Friday Walk 1, 2019. “In particular, the hostile report, which was distributed on the paper’s first page with no by-line, intimated that Senator Ambode may work with a restriction party through a previous individual from the Lagos State Official Committee and Chief for Vitality and Mineral Assets, Mr. Rib Oluwo.

“The report additionally endeavored to consider the Representative in charge of the supposed exercises of Congressperson Tokunbo Afikuyomi in light of the fact that he upheld the senator’s gubernatorial desire amid the primaries of the All Progressives Congress in October 2018.

“The senator wishes to make it inexhaustibly certain that, having pronounced openly his acknowledgment of the choice of the gathering on the primaries, he has not and will never make any move to undermine the possibilities of the gathering in the on-going decisions.

“It is human desire, and the limit of every person to deal with the adverse results of a genuine goal varies. In any case, that ought to never be the premise to connect His Excellency to whatever activity of specific people who may have shared his vision before yet have continued to seek after their very own advantages as grown-ups and residents with no impact from or plan of action to the representative.

“Representative Ambode’s choice to remain by the gathering that has given him the stage to serve Lagosians commendably depends on the guideline of equity, duty and faithfulness.

“He has everything to pick up from the triumph of the gathering’s hopeful Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Legislative leader of Lagos State on Walk 9, 2019, and he anticipates giving over the undertakings of the state to the competitor of the APC come May 29th.

“It is accordingly exasperating, uncalled for and dismal that a regarded medium, which appreciates the generosity of individuals from our gathering and is suitably situated to confirm the lie of these invented and supported attack piece decided not to watch the journalistic announcement of “if all else fails, forget” in the break.

“In this condition, His Excellency therefore makes utilization of his entitlement to a reply and requests an expression of remorse for the ridiculous defamations cast on his individual by wrongly exhibiting him to right reasoning individuals from general society as an unfaithful saboteur endeavoring to baffle his gathering’s effort and appointive triumph. Nothing can be further from reality.

“Senator Ambode has reliably engaged the individuals who identify with him that the most ideal approach to express solidarity is to vote in favor of the applicants of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday Walk 9, 2019 so as to guarantee that his own inheritance is saved and the increases of the previous four years are enhanced

“As we move towards next Saturday’s essential decision, Senator Ambode desires Lagosians and gathering unwavering not to permit fifth journalists professing to be enthusiastic crusaders baffle our difficult endeavors to take Lagos State to the following dimension.

“The representative says as he did in the run-up to last Saturday’s presidential survey, he will investigate every possibility and extra no exertion in guaranteeing that the gathering’s banner conveyor in the governorship race, Mr. Sanwo-Olu and all the 40 APC applicants in the Place of Get together survey are appropriately

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2023 Presidency: Zoning can’t stop Tinubu – Ex-Minster



A former Minister of Works and National Chairman of South West Agenda for 2023, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, has restated that the truth that the quarter has produced the president withinside the beyond won’t forestall it from clinching the presidential price price tag if the All Progressives Congress zoned the price price tag to the South.

The former Minister opined that former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, remains the best and the right man to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari after bowling out in 2023 based on experience and political networks.

Adeyeye spoke in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday during the official launching of the South West Agenda (SWAGA) 2023, a political platform rooting for the presidential aspiration of the former Lagos State Governor.

Adeyeye added that the APC leaders must respect the zoning of lresidency to the South in 2023, as a mark of respect for the silent agreement within the party at inception in 2013.

Adeyeye said: “And if the ticket comes to the South, the fact that the Southwest had produced the President before won’t prevent the Yoruba race from getting the APC ticket.

2023: APC governors kick against zoning.

“You could all remember that the late President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was from Katsina State and when the ticket went back to the North in 2007, they picked President Muhammadu Buhari from Katsina. They didn’t say his state had produced President before.

“What we need in Nigeria is someone like Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who knows everybody. Someone who has planted and nurtured people across all the zones. Someone, who believes in making stars to unite Nigeria,” Adeyeye said.

Also , the former Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Senator Tony Adeniyi, alleged that members of SWAGA in Ekiti were being harassed and intimidated by APC members loyal to Governor Kayode Fayemi , saying these barrage of embarrassment must stop in the interest of APC.

“Before SWAGA was formed, we had ‘Tokan Tokan’ and original ‘JKF’, which are outfits loyal to Governor Fayemi.

“Is it an offence to associate with one of the foremost Nigerians like Tinubu? We are being treated here in Ekiti like orphans in the Sahara desert . We are being intimated and harassed by people who had contributed nothing to APC.”

Also, in his short lecture at the event, a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos , Prof. Yemi Oke, said he came to fraternise with the group as a Yoruba man , who believes in the Southwest agenda for the 2023.

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In his speech entitled: ‘Nigeria at a Crossroad, What Option for the Southwest Geopolitical Zone’, Prof. Oke, described Tinubu as the most qualified to lead Nigeria after President Buhari, so that all the faultlines and cleavages can be amended for national unity.

Commending Tinubu for working hard to sustain the country’s democracy, the Chairman, Inter-party Advisory Council in Ekiti, Hon. Ife Iyaniwura, said Tinubu has become a strong political stakeholder that people respect in the country.

“Asiwaju has been a phenomenon. He has shown it.”

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Open Grazing: I’m a herdsman but I ranch my cattle – Benue Varsity lecturer



A member of the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU Benue State chapter, Dr Ogi John has declared support for ranching of cattle in the country.

Recall that following the incessant clashes between farmers and herders across the country, many prominent Nigerians called for a ban on open grazing.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State in May 2017, signed the Open Grazing Prohibition Bill into law as a measure to tackle the farmers and herders crisis in the state.

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Similarly, governors in the Southern part of the country unanimously opted for ranching in a bid to end the insecurity in the region.

John Ogi, a senior lecturer in the university made his stance known in a post on his official Facebook page after visiting one of his farm in Anuja.

He said ranching remains the global standard of rearing cattle.

The post reads, “I am 100% in support of ranching, that’s the global best practice. I own cows and I ranch them, cattle business is a private business and cow owners must learn to protect their animals from destroying other peoples farm.

“Sunday visit to one of our farms in Abuja, part-time civil servant, full-time agro businessman”.

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Students of Rivers State College of Health block major roads, protest poor amenities



Students of the Rivers State College of Health Sciences and Technology on Tuesday, blocked the mile four axis of the Ikwerre street in Port Harcourt in protest towards bad simple services withinside the institution.

The protest prompted a heavy gridlock across the area, forcing motorists to apply opportunity routes. The college students who defied an early morning downpour to level the protest are disturbing for the availability of water and energy of their hostels through the institution’s control. Some of the leaders of the protest, who spoke with us additionally decried “non accreditation of a few guides presented withinside the institution,”leaving them jobless after graduation.

A protester said,, “have a take a observe the building, it’s far simply pleasant out of doors however whilst you cross in, its rubbish. The region is water logged, there has now no longer been mild for over weeks now not to mention water”. “So college students are sincerely stranded. Just to wash and feature their garments ironed has been a massive problem. “So we’re calling at the Rivers State authorities to return back and assist us.

The control of the college has failed us. “We are paying a massive quantity of costs right here however you can not see the impact withinside the control of the college”.

The college students threatened to hold the protest till their needs are met. Efforts to attain the institution’s provost proved abortive as his cellular strains had been unreachable.


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