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You’re A Failure In Rivers, You Can’t Even Enter Presidential Villa Again — Wike To Amaechi

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You’re A Failure In Rivers, You Can’t Even Enter Presidential Villa Again — Wike To Amaechi

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The executive governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has described Rotimi Amaechi, his predecessor, as a “total failure”.

Wike made the comment on Monday at the inauguration of a construction project in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

 

 

On Saturday, Amaechi while attending the burial of Alabo Graham-Douglas, a former minister, in Akuku Toru LGA of the state, criticised the absence of Wike.

“Indeed going by the contributions he (Graham-Douglas) made to the state, I was thinking that the state would take responsibility for everything concerning Alabo. You don’t need to be governor to be recognised,” the former minister of transportation said.

 

Responding on Monday, Wike denied that the late elder statesman was abandoned.

The governor said his administration handled the medical expenses of Graham-Douglas while he was sick, adding that Amaechi is only interested in honouring the dead.

 

 

He said: “I’m so disappointed that the former minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, will come to this state to talk about this government not giving late Alabo Graham-Douglas a state burial. It’s unfortunate. I ask him: when Alabo was sick, where were you?

“This state government committed so much amount of money to make sure Alabo survived. I want to challenge anybody; we did not spend less than N50,000,000 to make sure our elder statesman survived. It is the survival we want. We wanted him to be alive.”

 

 

Wike alleged that Amaechi refused to carry out Graham-Douglas’ request when he was still in office.

Wike said: “But let me ask you: Amaechi when Alabo was alive, he told you to honour him by elevating the stool of Amalabo. When he was alive, he said please Mr Governor, honour me; he (Amaechi) did not do it. So who is the man who loved Alabo?

 

 

“Now because the man is dead, you now went there because the man is dead. I know why you went there, it’s because you have interest. Everybody knows.

“I thought some people should know that there are limitations to everything. If you didn’t say what you said on Saturday, I wouldn’t have exposed you. People didn’t know you have an interest everywhere.

 

 

“Tell Rivers people, as a minister of transportation, what did you do for your people? Show Rivers people what you did for them. When I was a minister, a junior minister for that matter, I brought Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt.

“So please, this should be your last time to open your mouth and talk about this state because you’re a total failure as far as this state is concerned. Even what is supposed to come to us, you blocked it but we didn’t bother. You think you’ll not finish as a minister, you have left and yet you can’t even enter the villa now.

 

 

“All these period you intimidated the people with police is over. When you used to tell them the president is angry with you. Now go and tell them, they will ask you which president are you seeing. You’re seeing no president.

“So don’t distract us again, if you distract us, I’ll say more things that when Nigerians see you, they will pour you hot water. Your atrocities are too much, so be careful.”

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AANI ADVOCATES FOR PEACEFUL DIALOGUE AND CALM AMIDST AUGUST 1 PROTEST

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AANI ADVOCATES FOR PEACEFUL DIALOGUE AND CALM AMIDST AUGUST 1 PROTEST

AANI ADVOCATES FOR PEACEFUL DIALOGUE AND CALM AMIDST AUGUST 1 PROTEST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), a non-partisan, impartial, and non-profit voluntary association, consisting of highly patriotic Nigerians, elder statesmen and women, including former Heads of State and revered traditional rulers; expresses profound concern over the impending August 1st 2024 protest. We find it crucial to join other well meaning Nigerians in appealing to all stakeholders to seek a peaceful dialogue as an alternative solution.

 

 

 

 

AANI ADVOCATES FOR PEACEFUL DIALOGUE AND CALM AMIDST AUGUST 1 PROTEST

 

 

 

 

In this context, we acknowledge the planned 10-day protest by some Nigerians, primarily youths, who seek a better, more prosperous, and secure Nigeria. While protests are a vital aspect of democratic expression, we recognize the legitimate concerns that such actions may be hijacked or that leaders might lose control, especially if some protesters have ulterior motives, as seen in other African countries and parts of the world.

 

Considering these concerns, AANI calls for dialogue and calm ahead of the planned protests. We believe that peaceful and constructive engagement between the government and the protest organizers, is essential to addressing the issues raised and ensuring the safety and security of all Nigerians. Therefore, we urge the government at all levels to initiate an open and transparent dialogue with the protest organizers to understand their demands and work towards practical solutions. This engagement should be inclusive, involving all stakeholders to ensure that the voices of the youth and other concerned citizens are heard and addressed.

 

We commend President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for his proactive approach to initiating dialogue with the youth, urging them to cancel their planned protest and patiently await the government’s response. According to the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, the President is attentive to the voices of young Nigerians and is diligently working to address their grievances. This demonstration of empathy and responsiveness is a commendable step towards fostering trust and understanding between the government and its citizens.

 

However, we urge the government to take additional proactive measures to ensure that the protest remains peaceful and that security forces are deployed to protect the rights of the protesters while preventing any attempts by hoodlums to hijack the movement for nefarious purposes. While immediate actions are necessary, long-term strategies and policies must be implemented to address the root causes of these challenges and to foster a more equitable and prosperous Nigeria.

 

We also appeal to all Nigerians, especially the youth, to remain calm and peaceful in their conduct. Exercising restraint and engaging in constructive dialogue is essential to achieving the desired outcomes without causing further harm to our economy and social fabric. AANI reaffirms its commitment to the unity, peace, and progress of Nigeria. We stand ready to support any initiatives that promote dialogue, understanding, and constructive engagement in addressing the pressing issues facing our nation. Let us all work together to build a better Nigeria for ourselves and future generations.

 

AMBASSADOR EMMANUEL OBI OKAFOR, mni

AANI National President

Abuja

Thursday July 25, 2024

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Remo Progressives Leaders Celebrate Senator YAYI At 55

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Remo Progressives Leaders Celebrate Senator YAYI At 55

Remo Progressives Leaders Celebrate Senator YAYI At 55

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Remo Progressives Leaders have joined friends, family, and political associates to celebrate the Senator representing Ogun West Senatorial District, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola FCA (YAYI), as he celebrates his birthday anniversary.

 

 

 

Remo Progressives Leaders Celebrate Senator YAYI At 55

 

 

 

 

A statement made available for publication by the Group Acting Secretary, Otunba Adekunle Zaccheaus Owosina. on Thursday, July, 25 2024, read: “Happy 55th birthday anniversary to distinguished Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, YAYI.

 

 

 

“A very distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ogun West Liberator, Senate House Chairman Committee on Appropriation, the Unifier, and Leader of High Repute that is worthy of emulation, we are celebrating you based on your impact in Lagos West before ascension to Ogun West which we believe you will make Ogun state great as our Governor come 2027.”

 

 

 

“High ranking legislator, you’re indeed an exemplary to many upcoming actors in public spaces. You made politics look practical, and you simplified it as it’s not rocket science.

 

 

 

“We join leaders and families, political associates and admirers to wish you a happy birthday, long life and more prosperous years.

 

 

 

“We are indeed proud of you for a better representation of where you ascended because you have demonstrated it while with us.

 

 

 

“Once again, congratulations, sir.”

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Supplementary Budget: Centre Lauds Reps Appropriations Chair Bichi Over Thorough Scrutiny, Public Engagement

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Supplementary Budget: Centre Lauds Reps Appropriations Chair Bichi Over Thorough Scrutiny, Public Engagement

Supplementary Budget: Centre Lauds Reps Appropriations Chair Bichi Over Thorough Scrutiny, Public Engagement

 

 

The Centre for Accountability and Probity (CAP) has commended the Chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Bichi, for his commitment to transparency and accountability.

 

Supplementary Budget: Centre Lauds Reps Appropriations Chair Bichi Over Thorough Scrutiny, Public Engagement

 

In a statement signed by Princess Ajibola Naomi, its Coordinating President, the Centre said the recent transmission of the supplementary budget has been met with thorough scrutiny and public engagement by Bichi.

Naomi said that in his characteristic manner, Bichi is engaging stakeholders, conducting public hearings, and scrutinizing the executive bill to ensure that the supplementary budget serves the best interests of Nigerians.

“Bichi’s innovative approach to the budgetary process has introduced a new level of transparency and accountability, setting a benchmark for future budgetary processes,” she said.

“His commitment to ensuring that every detail is scrutinized, and the executive accounts for every penny, is a testament to his dedication to the Nigerian people.

“Bichi has introduced public engagement and scrutiny of the budget estimates, ensuring that stakeholders’ inputs are considered.

“He has also conducted public hearings to ensure transparency and accountability and analysed every detail of the executive bill to prevent misappropriation of funds.

“Furthermore, he has ensured that the supplementary budget aligns with the priorities of Nigerians.”

In addition, Naomi said Bichi has also improved the budget process by ensuring timely submission of budget estimates by MDAs, conducting regular oversight visits to monitor project implementation, and engaging with civil society organizations to ensure inclusivity and transparency.

She noted that the Appropriations Committee has also utilised technology to enhance budget tracking and monitoring, and provided clear and concise budget reports for easy understanding.

“Bichi’s leadership has changed the narrative in the budgetary process, promoting transparency and accountability,” she added. “His commitment to ensuring that the executive accounts for every penny has given Nigerians confidence in the budgetary process”.

The Centre for Accountability and Probity, therefore, urged Nigerians not to worry about the budget, as Bichi’s commitment ensures that it will be utilized effectively for the benefit of all Nigerians.

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