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Today’s Headlines: Peter Obi Speaks On Restructuring, Insecurity, Eldwin Clark Rejects Secession

Peter Obi speaks on restructuring, insecurity

Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, on Tuesday said only restructuring can end the escalating criminality, banditry, kidnapping and other forms of insecurity in the land.

Obi, who said that those fighting against restructuring are beneficiaries of the near failed state of the nation, noted that the greatest fight against insecurity in the country is to put food on the tables of Nigerians.

He equally bemoaned the rising poverty index in the country, saying that Nigeria has more poor people than China and India put together.

Ijaw leader Eldwin Clark rejects secession, backs one Nigeria

Elder statesman and Ijaw leader, Chief Eldwin Clark, has opined that Nigeria would remain united in spite of the many challenges rocking the country.

The elder statesman stated this at a mass held to mark his 94th birthday anniversary in Abuja.

He said, ” You asked me whether I support secession, the break up of Nigeria. I said if I am to secede, where do I go to? Who owns Nigeria more than myself? We either succeed or fail together”.

Cross River PDP has not acquired new Secretariat, says chairman

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Contrary to rumours that the PDP in Cross River state had acquired a new Secretariat, the chairman caretaker committee of the party in the state, Efiok Cobham Esq, has rubbished the claim.

In a statement signed by him and made available to the general public, he advised the public to disregard such misleading information.

Already, the party has raised the alarm over missing documents from the Secretariat stressing that crucial documents and other valuable information have gone missing.

“I am not joining APC ” Udom Emmanuel dispels defection rumour

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has dismissed reports of his imminent exist from the PDP, following the defection of his Cross River counterpart, Ben Ayade to the ruling party.

The Governor was quoted as saying ” Do you know why they are writing that I will join them? They are looking for good people to repair their party.

“They want someone with projects as they don’t have any. They want someone that commissions projects. They have never commissioned any because they don’t have any. Tell them I am not coming.

Osoba recounts traumatic experience after leaving office as governor

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Former governor of Ogun state, Segun Osoba has described his first 16 years after leaving office as governor of the state as traumatic.

He narrated that his successors, Gbenga Daniel and Senator Ibikunle Amosun, made the state miserable for him after leaving office in 2003.

The former governor spoke at the commissioning of a press centre built in the premises of the Governor’s office in Abeokuta, named after him.

Obaseki speaks on constitutional review, says must reflect Edo people’s interest

Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki has called for an amendment of the 1999 constitution that will reflect the interest of the Edo people.

He mentioned this during the Edo state summit on the Senate and House of Representatives joint committees on the 1999 constitutional review held at the government house in Benin, the state capital.

The Governor, represented by his deputy noted that the constitutional review was an opportunity for the people to own the process of making a true Nigerian constitution, rather than delegating it to one particular set of people.

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Falana kick against FG decision to opposed ban on open grazing

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has condemned the opposition of the federal government to the ban on open grazing by Southern Governors.

The Presidency described the ban, which was one of the resolutions leaders of the Southern Nigeria made during their meeting in Asaba, as of questionable legality.

But reacting to the development, Falana stated that the Presidency’s position on the matter has polarised the country further amid several threats to the country’s unity.

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