Yesterday, Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari granted audience to Igbo leaders led by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, at the statehouse in Abuja. During the meeting, President Buhari reacted to reports that the igbo dominated region is being marginalized by his administration.
Buhari made it clear to the Igbo leaders during the meeting that he is President to all Nigerians. According to President Buhari, two Igbo sons, Geoffrey Onyeama and Okechukwu Enelemah both head two important ministries, that is, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Trade and Investments respectively.
He noted that seven Northern states got appointments as Ministers of State while two Igbo sons got positions as heads of very important Ministries.
“Seven states in the North got Ministers of State and of the two Ministries headed by your sons, I cannot take any decision on foreign policy and investments without their input. I want to assure that we are doing our best for the country. If we can stop people from stealing, then there will be more resources to put into projects that will create employment for Nigerians. I want to assure you that I came into government with a clear conscience and I will also leave with a clear conscience’’ Buhari said
President Buhari also informed the Igbo leaders that the South-east region will benefit more from roads and coastal rail projects. He mentioned that the Second Niger Bridge, the East-West Road, and the coastal rail projects are receiving utmost attention from his administration. Among the demands made to President Buhari by the Igbo leaders include state creation, restructuring, federal projects in the South-east namely Enugu-Onitsha road, Enugu-Port Harcourt road and Aba-Ikot-Ekpene road, presidential interventions on the Enugu Airport, reticulation of the gas-pipelines in the South-east and the standard gauge plan for railway construction amongst others.
Confusion – Atiku in U.S – Dele Momodu, Atiku not in U.S – Media Aide
Confusion arises as Dele Momodu and Paul Ibe make contradicting statement concerning the location of Atiku Abubakar – PDP presidential candidate for the upcoming general election.
Dele Momodu said in a tweet post that Atiku Abubakar has landed in United States of America.
BREAKING… ATIKU LANDS IN US…https://t.co/0nEKXZANWl
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) January 17, 2019
And this is following claims by APC, PDP’s major opposition party that Atiku Abubakar cannot obtain a US Visa prior to an alleged crime he committed on US soil.
Paul Ibe who is Atiku’s media aide has contradicted what Momodu said while speaking to This day live over a phone call where he said,
“You know what the social media can do. You know the social media for what they are now. It is not true. His Excellency hasn’t gone anywhere,” – Paul Ibe.
Who do you believe ?
Dele Momodu is THE CEO of Ovation magazine, a world wide read publication. While Paul Ibe is the media aide to Atiku Abubakar.
Not long ago, TheCable reported that Atiku Abubakar is in U.S.A for a meeting with the US Chamber of Commerce and the US Africa Business Centre which is expected to hold at 1615 H street, NW 20062 on Friday, tomorrow.
In conclusion, Atiku Abubakar, former Vice-president is in U.S.A now.
The Plunging of our Nation – Solomon Ekeoma
The proclivity of our Nation plunging into a deeper sea is so high… The rate at which the country is being handled by some individuals who have no interest of the populace at heart is so alarming…
From the indifferent President who is so biased as it regards national issues and insecurity in Nigeria… Of course, he has negative his inaugural speech which he stated inter alia “I belong to no one… I belong to everybody…”
The President has proven from recent national issues… Ranging from the IPOB proscription to the herdsmen’s unlawful acts, corruption of cabinet members et higher administrative officers to even the Boko Haram campaign at the North that he’s incapable of discharging his functions of his office as provided for in the constitution… Even to the recent JAMB-snake saga.
We have seen and experienced the alarming rate of corruption in Nigeria… This I must state has never been experienced in the history of Nigeria’s corruption cases. How can we talk of integrity of our “dutiful” President who has claimed blindness as regards certain National issues…
It is therefore at this point I must state that we as the youth of Nigeria must stand against all forms of corruption… Our constitution makes us powerful than the government… For benefit of doubt, section 14 of the 1999 constitution can be referred to. It’s high time we stood against all those who have no interest in our country… Public interest should and must at every point in time override individual interest (salis populi est suprema lex)
In lieu of this, I beckon on us all to get our PVC and vote out these guys out of office…
Let’s exercise our power, our sovereignty and every legal arsenal we have in our disposal…
Together we can do it!
On a lighter note… I’ll need to get bitter kola around my bank to protect my account from snakes.
Nigerian Presidency reacts to Accusations that Amina Zakari is related Buhari
Nigerian presidency took their verified social media handle to clear the air surrounding the appointment of Amina Zakari as INEC’s head of collation centre for the upcoming general election. They debunked claims by PDP that Amina is related to the President Buhari who is on the rerun for a second tenor under the APC.
Amina Zakari was recently appointed the head of collation center by INEC ahead of the general elections this year.
As shared by the Nigerian Presidency on twitter.
In another mendacious press release, the PDP has continued their baseless accusations regarding Hajiya Amina Zakari, a commissioner in the INEC, accusing her of partiality and casting doubts about her integrity as an electoral commissioner. In their desperation, they forget that it was the PDP government that appointed her in the first place and they keep lying, as they have been caught doing on so many issues, by imputing a blood relationship between her and President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari and Commissioner Amina Zakari do not share a family relationship. An inter-marriage occurred in their extended families, so the imputation of blood relationship between the President and the electoral commissioner is a lie. What is even more curious about all the fuss coming from the PDP is that they, as a ruling party picked Mrs Zakari, judging her by her own merit and made her an electoral commissioner. She served so well with distinction as can be verified from the records that President Buhari approved the recommendation that she be reappointed, as he did other PDP nominees for second-term of four years. PDP, therefore, has no moral right to keep harassing this hardworking mother unless they have a hidden agenda. By this statement, the PDP is guilty of scoring an own goal and two, of harassing an innocent citizen on the basis of a lie, pure and simple.
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