The All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to wake up to a new Nigeria where the government works for the citizens, not for a few interests.
The party’s former Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, made the call in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
The statement was in response to the PDP’s criticism of the recent increase in petrol pump price from N143 to N151 and the hike in electricity tariff by the Federal Government.
The PDP had earlier released a statement through its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, rejecting the new fuel price and hike in electricity tariff.
Ologbondiyan had said: “The PDP vehemently rejects the fresh increase in the price of fuel to N151 per liter and electricity tariff to N66 per kwh under the APC and its government.”
The APC, however, disclosed that the decision to increase the fuel pump price and the hike in electricity tariff was in the best interest of every Nigerian.
Nabena also recalled that successive PDP governments had foisted on the country a corruption tainted fuel subsidy regime.
He called on the PDP to surprise Nigerians and itself by cajoling its cronies who ran the subsidy rackets, adding that many of them were hiding abroad.
He stressed that the PDP should cajole such persons to return “our stolen commonwealth in their possession.’’
According to him, under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the tortuous fuel queues as a result of biting scarcities were gone.
The statement read in part, “The attention of the APC has been drawn to a shameless statement by PDP on the current petrol price and electricity tariff in the country.
“The pricing template now reflects competitive and market driven components which are supported by the citizenry.
“In an effort by this administration to put an end to estimated and arbitrary billing for electricity, President Buhari recently directed a nationwide mass metering programme for electricity consumers in the country.”
Ondo university vows to rusticate students over indecent dressing
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State has thoroughly warned its entire students against indecent dressing that it will no longer condone such act from its undergraduates of the institution.
The Senate of the institution has put rustication as a form of portends for any student involved in any form of indecent dressing.
The authority of the institution, which gave the stern warning in a circular, disclosed that failure to comply with the directive would attract rustication from the school for a semester.
The circular with reference number AD/ REG/CIR/58/VOL. VI/309 was signed by the registrar of the school, Olugbenga Arajulu .
According to the circular, indecent dressing that would no longer be allowed on campus include, “wearing of skimpy skirts and blouses; leaving cleavages open by female students; and wearing of braids or dreadlocks, earrings, nose rings, tattered jeans, sagging etc by some male students.
“Any student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, who violates the above Senate decision on indecent dressing is deemed to have committed a misconduct and he/she shall be sanctioned accordingly. Please be guided.” school management informed the students.
Katsina:Three women are arrested by police for concealing petrol in bags for bandits
Just on thursday, a team of policemen, operating along Katsina-Jibia road arrested a mother, her daughter, alongside another woman, for hiding petrol in their bag to take to bandits in the forest.
The Spokesman, Katsina Police Command, SP. Isah Gambo paraded the three suspects at the state police headquarters on Thurday.
The suspects, who admitted to have committed the offence in contravention of the executive order and other extant laws of the federation, are all said to be residents of the Malali Quarters, in Katsina metropolis.
“These women that you are seeing here were arrested along Jibia-Katsina road with these bags pretending to be normal travellers going to Magama in Jibia, a border town with Niger Republic.
“What they do is engaging in smuggling of petrol to bandits in Jibia forest but nemesis caught up with them and they were arrested with these exhibits.
“These exhibits you are seeing are not just travelling bags but they are loaded with petrol meant to be taken to the forest for the bandits.
“The suspects are Umma Bello, 45 years of Malali Quarters here in Katsina metropolis, Nusaiba Muhammad, 16 years and Dija Umar 50 years all of the same address.
“It may interest you to know that the suspects while confessing to have committed the offence also revealed that many of them in the area are involved in the business.
Futhermore, SP Isah Gambo said “What they do is to engage the services of ‘okada’, motorcycle riders to buy the fuel for them in their motorcycle tanks from filling stations and then take it back to Malali quarters for them where they siphon the fuel from the motorcycle tanks and then arrange them into bags like these to avoid the eagle eyes of the security agencies while taking it to the forest to sell to bandits,”
Heaven will fall if another northerner succeeds Buhari in 2023 presidential election – Joe Igbokwe replies Northern elders
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe, has reacted to the remark by the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
Igbokwe warned that heaven would fall if another Northerner is elected after Buhari.
Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, NEF spokesperson had said the North was not ready to relinquish power in 2023.
Baba-Ahmed had said anyone against a Northern president should leave Nigeria if one emerges in 2023.
The NEF spokesman had disclosed this at the Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series in Zaria, Kaduna.
Moreover, Igbokwe, on his Facebook page wrote: “Heaven won’t fall if another Northerner is elected president – Hakeem Baba-Ahmad.
“Me- Hear me well, heaven will falloooo.”
Most Nigerians have talked against the North producing the country’s next president.
Against this backdrop, the Southeast has been clamouring to produce Nigeria’s next president.
The Southern governors had currently insisted that their region should provide Nigeria’s next president.
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